News & Notes – November 27

Categories: Church

  • Advent Evening Worship: This year, we will have a single Advent midweek evening service on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 PM. A soup supper will precede the service at 5:30. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
  • Christmas for Kids is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There are volunteer and donation sheets on the bulletin board. Please sign up if you are willing to volunteer your time or donate items. Many volunteers are needed to make a successful event.
  • Christmas Poinsettias: The sign-up sheet is up and you have until December 20 to order. Each plant is $6.00. You may take home your poinsettias after the first of January. Thank you for beautifying our church to celebrate Christ’s birth!
  • Special Offerings: In keeping with the congregation’s custom to use special offerings to support the Lord’s work outside of Good Shepherd, the Voters made the following special service offering (special envelopes and loose offering) designations:  Thanksgiving Day: WELS Christian Aid and Relief;  Advent Service: Caledonia; Children’s Service and Christmas Eve: Good Shepherd Scholarship Fund; Christmas Day: MLS; New Year’s Eve: Christian Life Resources of Saginaw Valley; Epiphany Service: Standish.
  • Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chorale: December 10th and 11th, the Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert titled, “Christ Is Born.” The Saturday concert will take place in the newly remodeled sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bay City at 7 PM. The Sunday concert will be in the chapel of Michigan Lutheran Seminary at 4 PM. The SVLC is made up of musicians from WELS/ELS congregations throughout the area. A free-will offering will be collected for the Cantate Deo grant. This is given to MLS graduates who are pursuing music education at Martin Luther College. Please plan to attend as the chorale proclaims the birth of Christ in song!

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 7       6:30 PM          Advent Evening Worship

Sunday, December 18             3:00 PM         Children’s Christmas Service

Saturday, December 24         6:30 PM          Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

Sunday, December 25            9:00 AM         Christmas Day Festival Worship

Saturday, December 31          6:30 PM          New Year’s Eve Worship

Sunday, January 1                   9:00 AM          New Year’s Day Worship

Thursday, January 5               6:30 PM          Epiphany Evening Service

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