Following the 10:00 AM service on December 16 we will be having a very important Congregational Meeting after a pot luck dinner. We will be adopting the 2019 budget which was given preliminary approval at the Church Council meeting on November 19. This budget reflects the possibility of Pastor Bode retiring mid-2019. Also at that meeting, we will be voting on the 2019-2020 Church Council.
There will be many opportunities to worship during December. Two Christmas Eve services on December 24. Of course we will be back to our normal Sunday services schedule with Communion celebrated on the 2nd and 16th of the month. And don’t forget about Bible Study; Saturday, Wednesday, and twice on Sunday. Pick whichever one or more fits your schedule and increase your knowledge of God’s Word. The “Joining Jesus” classes will also continue during December.
Following the 10:00 AM service on December 16 we will be having a very important Congregational Meeting after a pot luck dinner. This was reported in last month’s newsletter as being on the 9th but the date has been changed to the 16th. During this meeting, we will be adopting the 2019 budget which was given preliminary approval at the Church Council meeting on November 19. This budget reflects the possibility of Pastor Bode retiring mid-2019. Also at that meeting, we will be voting on the 2019-2020 Church Council. Nomination ballots were distributed during November and the Nominating Committee will be calling those who were nominated prior to the December 16 meeting to see if the nominee is willing to serve. We need you to say yes. We wiil also accept nominations from the floor during the meeting, and you can nominate yourself.
Lutheran Witness Magazine
It’s Time to renew your subscription to this fine magazine. Please check the back table for the renewal sheet and if you have any address changes, please make them on the sheet. Just cross off the present and write the new address next to it. If you don’t get this magazine and would like it, please fill out the sheet provided for “new subscriptions”. This magazine is not in the church budget, but is provided by anonymous donations from Grace members
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
Starting a new Series on the Gospel of John.
Come join at 8:45 am
A Bible Study Opportunity
Women's Saturday morning Bible Study is at 9:00 a.m. The study is entitled “Mirror, Mirror; Reflections on God's Word”. What do you see in the mirror? Do you like the reflection? Many of us don't, but perhaps that's because we don't see ourselves the way God does—as His dear children. The eight lessons in “Mirror, Mirror” encourage you to dig into Scripture, ask you to make personal application of God's Word to your own life, and help you see yourself as He sees you: His beloved, redeemed daughter. We hope you will join us.
Email the elders:
Art Gundell email@example.com
Marie Doty firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Shoemaker email@example.com
Paul Miller firstname.lastname@example.org