Nov. 24 – Dec. 1 Bulletin Announcements

Divine Service 1

Scripture Readings for This Week

Scripture Readings for today:

Malachi 3:13–18, Colossians 1:13–20, Luke 23:27–43

11/24      Daniel 4:1-37                          Revelation 21:1-8

11/25      Daniel 5:1-30                          Revelation 21:9-27

11/26      Daniel 6:1-28                          Revelation 22:1-21

11/27      Isaiah 1:1-28                           1 Peter1:1-12

11/28      Isaiah 2:1-22                           1 Peter 1:13-25

11/29      Isaiah 5:1-25                           1 Peter 2:1-12

11/30      Isaiah 6:1—7:9        1 Peter 2:13-25

Scripture Readings for Next Week

Isaiah 2:1–5, Romans 13:(8–10) 11–14, Matthew 21:1–11 or Matthew 24:36–44

Fellowship Last Day to sign up for Advent by Candlelight!
Don’t miss this special event!  Mark your calendars, and invite guests. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall, to attend and to donate a dessert or hors d’oeuvres.

Spiritual Oversight

Thanksgiving Eve worship
Worship will be at 7 p.m. Come join us as thank the Lord for His gifts the evening before our national day of Thanksgiving.

Military Bible Sticks
We are grateful for all who have served in our Armed Forces. It also is fitting with our National Day of Thanksgiving, that we have a special thank offering to support our troops today. Military Bible sticks contain the entire New Testament. They are given to chaplains in our armed forces. They in turn share them with the troops. They also offer a Bible Stick to their spouse and a Children’s Bible for their sons and daughters. All amounts are appreciated. $25 Provides BibleSticks to Military person and their family.

Christian Education

Sunday School Classes
Preschool through 6th grade meet in the lower level for an opening beginning at 9:45 am. Following the opening, classes convene in various classrooms in the lower level. This week will begin the story Baby Moses.

Handout from Last Week’s Cross+generational Study
Gratitude box handouts are available in the entryway and fellowship hall. There is a recommended prayer for use with the blessings you have gathered for Thanksgiving.

Christmas Program Rehearsals
We practice at the beginning of the Education Hour for about 10-15 minutes. Please plan to attend. Also, we will have one larger practice on Saturday, December 7, from 9:30-11:15.

Advent in a Box
Pick up some advent resources – ADVENT IN A BOX – for all households! These resources are designed to provide faith at home resources to support, love, and connect families. While time spent at church is precious, it is never enough to convey the wonder, mystery, and importance of the Christmas story.   Advent in a Box provides an opportunity for families to spend time talking and living faith at home, a key factor for creating a faith that sticks beyond high school.  Our hope is that you are able to spend a few moments each week focusing on the purpose of the season.

Instrumental Ensemble for the Christmas Program (7-12 grade)
We will have one rehearsal on Sunday, December 8, from 6:30-7:30 pm

Vocal Girl’s Ensemble (7-12 grade)
We rehearse each Sunday at 10:45 am in the lower level. We also plan to have an additional rehearsal. Watch for details on this extra rehearsal time.

Sunday Adult Bible Study:  THANKFULNESS—JOY—BLESSINGS—During this month which includes our National Day of Thanksgiving, we will study one of the most joy-filled books of the Bible.  It comes to us as the apostle Paul wrote from a Roman prison.  When Christ is present, even a jail cell can be a place of rejoicing.  Join us as we continue a study of Philippians this morning.

Just Words
Just Words is a new Bible study which meets in the Upper Room during education hour. The Gospel is more than words. It is the dynamic, saving action of God in Christ Jesus through any of its various forms: Word or Sacrament.
Cliff Richardson is the discussion leader and the book Just Words by Jacob Preus is provided. See Cliff or Mike for a book.

Fresh Brew
We continue our study “So the Next Generation Will Know” by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace. This next generation, quite literally, has the potential to change the world. If you’re raising, grandparenting, mentoring or teaching Generation Z, the study, backed by the latest research with great ideas for activities and teaching is for you. You are invited to join us at 7:30 am for some Bible study, conversation and a cup of coffee. There is room for you around the table.

Monday Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible study will meet on Monday, November 25. We will continue our discussion of the prophet Micah 3-7. See you on Monday at 11:00 a.m.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men’s Bible study will not meet on Saturday, November 30.

Family Ministry

Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service
This activity is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd-grade students during the 11:00 am Divine Service. The lesson today is “The Red Sea” found in Exodus 14. Children leave for Kids’ Connection after the children’s message and return when the offering is received so that they may participate in a blessing at Holy Communion as well as the close of the worship service.


Youth Bible Study for High School students continues on Sunday mornings. The topic is Cold-Case Christianity. Students will learn 10 investigative principles and apply them to God’s word. This is going to be an awesome study. The class meets at 9:45 a.m. in the youth study room (Room 4) on the lower level. Four critical questions will be asked. Were they: present?… corroborated?… accurate?… biased?

Holy Huddle (confirmation students) will continue meeting on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. We also join the Inter-Generational class meeting in the Fellowship Hall. See you all next Sunday back in the Holy Huddle classroom.

High School Girls
This group Bible study/discussion will be led by Abby Yakimow. First session will be on Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 pm.

For Guys Only (High School guys)
On November 24, guys will meet again from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for some good conversation, a game or two and some food to talk guys stuff and do guy stuff. Mike will be leading the discussion.

Compassionate Care

Daisy’s Pantry -Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Food Pantry offers open shop days every Wednesday between 1pm-4pm. Our food pantry helps households in our community bridge out of crisis. Families can shop 6 times a year in our pantry. No qualifications or appointments are needed. Please spread the word so we can reach more people in our community. Pantry still needs Egg Cartons, please

Blood Drive Thank You A Special Thank you to all who helped make the blood drive a huge success 67 units of blood were collected.


BOARS HEAD FESTIVAL UPDATE – There are still 12 tickets available for the Boars Head Festival at Concordia Ann Arbor. December 8 @ 4 p.m., $16. The synopsis and sign-up sheet are in the Fellowship Hall. Any questions contact Cindy Elowsky, celowsky@charter.net or 810-231-3851.

The Lutheran Choralaires,
A Men’s Chorus under the direction of noted Detroit area composer and arranger Terry Herald, present their annual Christmas Concert, this year entitled “Come and See the King.” For over 70 years the Lutheran Choralaires have Celebrated the glorious birth of Jesus in song, witnessing to the masses in Metro Detroit, throughout Michigan
and beyond. The concert will be held on Saturday December 7th, 5:00pm at Historic Trinity (1345 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207).

Tickets are $12.50 ($6 for ages 12 and under). For tickets and
further information contact Dan Ragle, or E-mail info@lutheranchoralaires.org, or visit  www.lutheranchoralaires.org.

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