Peace Lutheran Church, Sunday, December 3, 2017

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HOLY COMMUNION is served continuously, please follow the ushers.  All who are baptized and believe in the crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ are welcome.  The center ring of glasses is grape juice, and the hexagon-shaped crackers are gluten-free.  Children not receiving communion are encouraged to come up for a blessing.

PRAYER TIME - We have a Prayer Team at Peace and share in prayer time on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to come to share in a devotion and pray.  Questions? Julie Hanson (715.220.5149) or Nancy Rowe 715.531.8784.

PILLOWS – There are pillows by the coat rack. Feel free to grab one if you find that our chairs are a little hard.

CALENDAR:  12/03/17 – 12/10/17

Sunday, December 3 – 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 1:00 p.m. Scouts; 6:00 p.m. Scouts; Scrip orders due

Monday, December 4 – 11:00 a.m. Hall/Kitchen in use

Tuesday, December 5 – 6:00 p.m. Youth on Fire Secret Santa Shopping

Wednesday, December 6 – 11:30 a.m. Women of Peace/Joy Circle; LOGOS; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation/High School Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. Celebration Singers

Thursday, December 7 – 9:30 a.m. Prayer Time; 7:00 p.m. Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study

Sunday, December 10 – 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 12:00 p.m. Hall/Kitchen in use; Women of Peace Cookie Sale

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ASSISTANTS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

8:00 a.m. - Greeting:  P/B Ramberg.  Acolytes: Sam Niebeling & Gabby Monicken.  Communion:  Joan Ford; Heather Serier; Robin Sampson; ??  Lector:  Heather Serier.  Ushers:  ??  Counting:  L. Knutson.  Visitation Ministry:  C. Ramberg.

10:30 a.m. - Greeting:  ??  Acolytes:  Faith Driscoll & Sadie Harshman.  Communion:  Peder & Tashia Parizek & ??  Lector:  ??  Ushers:  ??  Wednesday - Logos Kitchen Help:  Meyer/Shearer.

 

ASSISTANTS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

8:00 a.m. - Greeting:  ??  Acolytes: John Bierwerth & Nicole Benck.  Communion:  Tonya Bennis & ??  Lector:  Barb Hanson.  Ushers:  ??  Counting:  Sittlow/Shafer.  Visitation Ministry:  Joan Mentink.

10:30 a.m. - Greeting:  ??  Acolytes:  Carson Lunde & Ashley Furrer.  Communion:  Jim Hauschild, Jr. & ??  Lector:  ??  Ushers:  ??  Wednesday - Logos Kitchen Help:  None.

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PRAYER CHAIN – We have several people signed up on the prayer chain.  If you would like a prayer for yourself or someone else, please submit requests on the website (welcometopeace.org) or call Kathy Miller at 715-749-3508.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR:  Doris Hansen, June Hansen, Carolyn Hanson, Jake Nyhagen*, Jon Otto, Rick Rasmussen, Patti Richards, Ida Sandberg, Cole Skelton*, Loren Smeester, Sr., Eric Wangen, Ed Wanick, and Kitty Wulf.  (*service members)

~ Please note - people are removed from the prayer list after two months unless otherwise requested. ~

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SALES/INFO/SIGN-UPS – All sales/info/sign-ups (assistants, coffee, cards, Scrip, etc.) are on the north side of the entry.   There are two “sale/info” tables available for groups to use on a first-come, first-served basis (check with the office to reserve a spot).  Please take a minute to see what’s available today.

TODAY’S OPPORTUNITIES:

Sale/Info tables – “LIVE” SCRIP SALES & Sign-ups Community Supper Help & Worship Assistants

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CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – Please help us decorate for Christmas!  Poinsettias are $9.00 each and may be taken home following the Christmas services.  You may remember a loved one, honor a special person or occasion, or just help us decorate!  Order forms are available at the usher stand, in the office, and on the website.

DECEMBER SCRIP ORDERS – Last Scrip Shopping Day Until Christmas!!  The December deadline for ordering Scrip is TODAY. Orders will be ready for pick up next Sunday, December 10.  Debit/credit cards may be used to pay for scrip orders.  Use the card terminal in the narthex of church (directions are located next to the unit).  To place an order, simply complete your order form (blank forms at the Scrip station in the narthex and on the website) and place it in an envelope along with your cash, check or debit/credit card slip.  Place your envelope in the wooden Scrip box located in the middle church office or in either of the drop boxes.  Thank you to everyone who has supported the Scrip fundraising program this last year.  From January through November, approximately $2,000 has been raised!  If you have any questions about the Scrip program and how to use it, please contact Sharon Hauschild 715-307-253 (cell).  Thank you!

“LIVE” SCRIP SALES TODAY – Between services and after the 10:30 service today there will be a “live” sale of many commonly used scrip cards.  Please stop in the entry and check out scrip cards available for immediate sale. If you do not find the specific card or denomination you are interested in, you can place an order for it today and the card(s) will be ready for you to pick up on December 10th at the church. 

COMMUNITY SUPPER HELP - It is Peace’s turn to cook and serve the Tuesday Community Supper THIS Tuesday, December 5, at Gethsemane Lutheran. Please see the sign-up sheet in the entry to see how you can help.

BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER BIBLE STUDY – It’s not too late! If you want to learn more about prayer and putting it into practice, please join us for this study.  We meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays (Dec. 7 & 14 / Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Feb. 1 & 8).  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Hanson (715-220-5149) or Amy Larson (715-684-9935).  Everyone is welcome!

WOMEN OF PEACE COOKIE SALE – all women are encouraged to please bring cookies for the WOP bake sale next Sunday, December 10.  Cookies may be brought that day (by 7:30 would be great) or the week ahead.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REMINDERS - The Sunday School Christmas program schedule for December 17 is: 

8:00 – 7, 8 & 9 graders help with service / 9:15 – Sunday School Program Practice / 10:15 – 3 year – 2nd grade program / 11:00 – Intermission / 11:15 – 3rd grade – 6th grade program. There will not be Sunday School on Sunday, December 24 or 31.

FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT

Weekly Budgeted Offerings Expenses

                  (w/mortgage)                                       $  8,234

   YTD budgeted expenses (10/31/17)   $361,731

Weekly Income (11/26/17)                                    $  9,339

  YTD Income (10/31/17)                        $372,353

       Difference                                                      $ + 1,105

                                                          +    $ 10,622

 

CAPITAL LOAN

      Loan Balance 01/01/17

Payments/Month

 

Current Loan Balance 11/27/17

                           985,994.12

              $ 8,184.00

 

                          $ 843,432.36


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Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. - - - W.J. Cameron

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TUESDAY COMMUNITY SUPPER - is served the first Tuesday of every month at Gethsemane in Baldwin from 5 to 6:30. This is a free meal open to everyone. Area churches, businesses, and organizations take turns preparing and serving. Peace will be preparing and serving on December 5. Note: there will NOT be a Tuesday Community Supper on January 2, 2018, because it is so close to a holiday.

WONDROUS NIGHT – Christmas Concert and Kaffee Kallas at 4:00 p.m., on December 10, at Zion Lutheran in Woodville.  (flyer)

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