December 1, 2013

Post date: Nov 27, 2013 6:5:29 PM

Women’s Thank Offering: will be TODAY. The money will be given to Lutheran Disaster Response for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Please find the envelopes in the pews and bring your offering to the basket up front during the Hymn of the Day. All women are welcome to participate.

FREE tickets for the Scandinavian Potluck Dinner will be available in the fellowship hall 2 more Sundays only: TODAY, and Dec. 8 after the worship service. The ticket count helps us to have an accurate number for set up. When you receive your tickets, please sign up on the board indicating what type of food item(s) you will be bringing. If you sign up for food, please remember to get tickets so we know you are coming. The dinner is planned for Wednesday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Financial Commitment Sunday was November 17th. But it’s not too late to turn in your pledge of financial giving for 2014. (Hopefully everyone got one in the mail. If you want one and we accidentally skipped you, please let the office know.) Simply place it in the offering plate or in the basket in the office with your name on the outside of the envelope. Your pledge will be returned, unopened, to you in November 2014. Thanks for your good stewardship!

Begin your Advent season with a community Prayer Around The Cross. Advent service sponsored by the Campus Ministry Team tonight, December 1 @ 6:30 pm. The congregation and the Community are invited to this inspirational prayer and meditation. Help us introduce Advent to those who have not experienced the peace and joy that this season can offer and support our students and faculty as they begin the rigors of Finals. Come quietly into the dimly lighted fellowship hall and feel the transformation of God's love.

FLC cooks and serves dinner at the F.I.S.H. Food Bank this coming Saturday, December 7th. We start setting up and cooking at 3p.m.ish and serve the meal at 5:00p.m Clean-up takes about an hour. Come help out with part or all as your schedule allows.

Our annual “Advent Festival” is planned for next Sunday, December 8th during the Education Hour. Please be here by 8:45 a.m. to meet in the sanctuary to run through the songs for our Christmas Program. Then meet in the fellowship hall afterward for a continental breakfast of sweet breads, bagels, donuts, fruit, juice, and hot spiced cider. There will be crafts for the children (Sunday School classes do not meet) and will conclude by 9:55 in time for the worship service. Hope to see you there as we celebrate the Advent season!

Christmas Program “Jubilee” Rehearsals:

Rehearsals continue for the December 15th Christmas Program held during the morning worship service at 10:00 a.m. If you or your child(ren) are participating in this

celebration, please not the following schedule:

Sunday, Dec. 8 8:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

**Thursday, Dec. 12 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

Sunday, Dec. 15 8:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

**This is our only evening rehearsal. It will be about 30-45 minutes for the children/youth (the choir stays longer). Hope you can be there!

Thanks to everyone who baked goodies for the Bread for the World Sale last Sunday. And thanks to everyone who purchased those goodies. Your generosity raised $263, which will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Christians.

FISH distributed 52,000 pounds of food in October!