Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Revelation 7:(2–8) 9–17, 1 John 3:1–3, Matthew 5:1–12
Scripture Readings for next week:
1 Kings 17:8–16, Hebrews 9:24–28, Mark 12:38–44
The Input of Everyone in the Call Process is Sought
That includes (1) participation in the survey this week – must be completed today, November 4(2) you may now nominate pastor(s) you may know to be considered. A Candidate Information Form for you complete is now available in the church entrance (3) the congregation will select from more than one candidate at the voters meeting that will issue the call. We anticipate issuing a call sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
Veterans Day and Military Bible
November 11 is Veteran’s Day. We are grateful for all who have served in our Armed Forces. It also is fitting with our National Day of Thanksgiving later in the month, 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. Each Bible Stick costs $25.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday classes will meet in the Basement. This week we will continue the story, “Noah’s Ark.”
Sunday School Teacher Needed
One of our teachers needed to step down from teaching this year, and we are currently looking for a replacement! If you are interested in team teaching a class for upper elementary aged kids, please see Miriam or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this team-taught class, teachers alternate in 3-week segments.
Children’s Christmas Program “What Child is This?”
If your child (preschool-grade 6) is interested in being part of this year’s Christmas program on Sunday, December 16, please contact Miriam Yakimow at email@example.com. Rehearsals will take place during the first 15 minutes of the Education Hour in the lower level. There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday, December 8 from 9:30-11:15 am. There are speaking parts for older children and costumed parts. Children in K-12 may also play an instrument or sing for pre-service music. See Miriam for details and to sign up or sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yadfekxj
Instrumental Ensemble for the Christmas Program
Youth who have played an instrument for at least one year and are in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join the ensemble. The group will perform two selections during the program. Music will be handed out in early November. There will be one practice on Sunday, December 9, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please contact Chris Mowers to sign up or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/ybjgf4l5
Girls Choral Ensemble for grades 7-12
A small ensemble for girls in grades 7-12 is forming to sing one verse of two different songs at the Sunday School Christmas Program on December 16 at 11:00 am. Rehearsal will be Sunday mornings from 10:45-10:55 in the big room in the basement. If you would like to participate, please see Miriam Yakimow, email her at email@example.com or call/text her at 503-908-2589.
Sunday’s Readings Bible Study
Every Sunday we hear three Bible readings in the Divine Service. These Bible readings reflect the current church calendar and usually serve as the basis for the sermon. This Bible study helps them come to life. This class meets in the Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall.
Matthew Chapter 7
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That will be the question we return to repeatedly as we study the Gospel of Matthew one chapter at a time. This class is during the education hour between services. Hope you can be with us.
“The Lord’s Prayer” ‘Lord teach us to pray.’ This was the request of Jesus’ disciples. Fresh Brew will use a variety of resources to explore the content and discipline of prayer. Join us for this helpful discussion that will enrich your life as a follower of Jesus. Next Sunday, we will complete the 7th petition, “But deliver us from evil.” Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, November 5. We will begin a study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. This is a new study topic and a great time to join. Tomorrow we will discuss introductory material and chapters 1-2.” We meet at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have been working on a study titled, “Men at Church.” The study is based on a variety of articles from the June/July issue of the Lutheran Witness. It is a great time to join this group. We meet Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, November 10.
THANKFULNESS & LOOKING FORWARD TO FUTURE MINISTRY =
ASSET MAPPING WORKSHOP
This workshop will be held between worship services, Sunday November 11. Part of the Transition Thinking Team effort is to look at both our current and future ministry. Between services Sunday, November 11, we will count our blessings in groups of 8-10 and consider how they can be used together. It will be interesting. Could be fun. Come and give it a try.
Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service
This is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd-grade students during the 11:00 am Divine Service. The lesson today is “Elijah and Elisha” based on 2 Kings 2:1-15. 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.
LCMS National Youth Gathering 15 students and 3 adults have committed to be a part of this community and event. Registration is still open for students and with the rooms we have reserved there is still space for both guys and girls. See me (Mike) for registration materials.
LAC (7th and 8th graders) are going to the Escape Room on Sunday, November 18. We will meet right after church and then we will try to ESCAPE at a venue in Brighton. The cost is $15 and then sign up deadline is tomorrow, November 5.
Advent by Candlelight
Save the date and watch for more information on this beautiful evening.
December 2, at 4pm
Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Food Pantry is now offering 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.
Needed right now: Egg Cartons. Dozen size
In Our Community
Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm- 8:30pm, Bordine’s, 6347 Grand River Ave. Brighton, MI 48114. Tickets: $25
Grab a friend and welcome the holiday season in style at this annual, fun-filled event! Proceeds from this festive evening benefit LACASA and help victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault in our community. This year, Bordine’s is offering LACASA supporters preferred registration. Buy your tickets now, before the general public, and mark your calendar for a night of excitement! LACASA friends can purchase tickets by following the link below: http://bordines.com/event/brighton-holiday-extravaganza
Calling all singers!
We are looking to fill the angel chorus for this year’s production of CHILD OF PROMISE! We are looking to take our year to date Love Inc donation over $60,000 this year and you can help! In just a few rehearsals you can sing in the choir for CHILD OF THE PROMISE.
- November 6, 8, 13 (7PM to 9PM | Sonríes Church in Howell, MI)
- November 15 (7PM to 9PM | Brighton High School Band Room)
- November 16 (6:30PM to 9:30PM | The NAZ in Brighton, MI)
- November 20 (6:30PM to 9:30PM | The NAZ in Brighton, MI)
- Performances: The NAZ | Brighton
- November 24 7:00PM CALL: 5:45PM
- November 25 4:00PM CALL: 2:24PM
“A multitude of heavenly host were singing – Glory to God in the Highest!…” Please consider joining and demonstrating physically to the community what this multitude could have sounded like! Feel free and encouraged to invite your fellow singers and friends!
Looking forward to hearing from you! Contact Sarah Hunt, 616-821-6074 for more information.
November 30 – December 2, 2018
Concordia University is proud to announce the return of A Manor Christmas! Voted as the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend last year, this new holiday tradition will offer more activities, more vendors, and more Christmas spirit for guests of all ages. Activities include: tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for Christmas by professional designers, a unique Festival of Trees, premium artificial pre-lit trees for sale, and a European-style Christmas market.
Tickets are $5.00 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt and $7 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt plus self-guided tour of the historic Earhart Manor. The guided tours will run every half hour. Buy your tickets early to secure your desired time. Each tour is expected to sell out. Private group tours are available. Call 734-665-7912 for more information.
A Manor Christmas is hosted by the Concordia Guild. All proceeds benefit the Concordia Guild Scholarship Fund. Contact us to learn how you or your organization can become involved in A Manor Christmas and help us support more students.