V ANNOUNCEMENTS V
Mark your calendars for two big events on December 10th.
First, the Ladies Bible Study invite everyone to stay after church next week as we enjoy all of the beautiful Nativities of the congregation. The ladies also are providing breakfast and a gift for each family to take home. Nativities are a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas, this is where the Christ Child was born. He is the reason we are celebrating as we are MOVING TOWARD THE MANGER.
For everyone who is bringing in their nativities you may place them in the back room any time this week or bring them on Saturday December 9th. The ladies will be setting up on that morning from 8:00 - 12:00. Please have your name along with your nativity. Also if you have any interesting family stories to go along with the nativity feel free to share either verbally or typed out.
Second, The annual Soup and Christmas Sing will be December 10th at 5:00pm. Everyone is invited to meet at church first, we will group into cars and then head over to Meadows to MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE! When we get back to church hot, delicious soup will be available for everyone. If time is permitting we will then go to our shut-ins and carol for them. Please help us to bring a little joy to those who cannot get out this Christmas season. Whatever you did not do for the least of these you did not do for me. Matthew 25:45
There is a soup sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the office door. If you are not able to attend the sing maybe you could provide a soup for the carolers. Thank you!
2017 Christmas Program - "Jingle Bell Beach" is this year's annual Christmas Program and it promises to be the best program yet!! Please mark your calendars for the performances: Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 2 p.m. If anyone would like to donate Christmas cookies or treats for the receptions following the performances, there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Thank you so much for your support!!
Journey to the Manger is a special and unique Christmas event that takes you back to a simpler Christmas with a young couple, their journey and the birth of our Savior. You are invited to take a free 20-minute guided walking tour featuring indoor and outdoor scenes, live drama and animals as well as singing. Cookies and hot chocolate are available free of charge after your journey. A meal will also be available for purchase from 4:30-7:00 pm. Journey to the Manger is on Sunday, Dec. 10th from 5:00-7:30pm at Christ Lutheran church located at 311 N. Hershey Rd. Normal, IL. For more information call (309) 452-5609.
December 3 – Advent 1
1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” The faithfulness of God is our great comfort. He has made promises to us and He will keep them. He is kind and loving toward us and will not break faith with us. This gives us the confidence to step out in faith, to leave fear behind. So when it comes to following the Lord’s commandments for our daily lives: we know His will is best for us because our God is faithful.