Weekly Announcements for Sunday, Nov 18

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service, Wednesday, November 21, 7:00pm

Join us for a special time of prayer, song and scripture as we praise the Lord for his individual blessings and ask for his guidance and provision for our nation and its ability to provide sustenance, economic stability and security for us all.

Congregational Meeting Sunday at 11:30am

Please stay after worship service to review our 2019 Funding Guide, elect members to the Church Nominating Committee and Trustees and celebrate three 50-year members and a Senior Elder.

Special People

Special People and Friends of Lincoln Park are sharing a Thanksgiving meal at 2:00pm today in Howell. All will enjoy a musical performance with Carl Montford and friends. Table flowers will be provided by the Nessly family. Thanks to our volunteers who make this possible.

Christmas Presents Needed

This year’s Christmas party for our Special People ministry, celebrated for over 50 years, is December 8. Help us make it special by providing a gift! Dot will be in the Narthex next Sunday, November 25 with names of our Special People and instructions.

Annual Women’s Christmas Banquet

Invite Your Friends to our Women’s Christmas Banquet before we run out of tickets! It is Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00pm and features a delicious meal prepared by chef Madeline May, carols in the sanctuary with Sandra Dahl and a special message from Carreen Smith! Tickets are $10 at the Welcome Center through December 2.

Job Posting

West Side Financial Secretary, part-time. Contact Sue Nealson (SNealson@rehberglaw.com) for information.

Collecting Thriftway Receipts – Free money!

Thriftway returns a portion of your purchases to our Deacons to use in their service to our congregation. Put your receipts in the box on the Information counter. Note: Only Thriftway offers this program. Please do not bring in any other receipts.

Put Garage Sale (and Our Youth) on Your Christmas List

Save the stuff you are replacing this Christmas for our fabulous March Garage Sale! We will take clean items in good working order – household items, sporting goods, tools, etc. starting January 20. The profit from our garage sale underwrites the cost of the youth Memorial Day retreat.

Decorate the Sanctuary and Tree for Christmas

Helping hands are welcome Wednesday, November 28 (1–4pm) and Thursday,  November  29 (10am–4pm) to joyfully ‘haul out the holly’! For more information, contact Janet Jones (ws_janet@msn.com).

Read the Bible in a Year

This week: Acts 15–19:10; 1 and 2 Thessalonians; 1 Corinthians 1–16.

Sunday Adult Education, 9:00am, Howell Auditorium

Today–Dec. 2:  Malachi: All To Him I Owe, facilitated by Josh Kutz. We have been chosen and given the privilege of being counted among God’s people, yet our lives don’t always reflect this great gift. All too often, we fall short and fail to meet our half of the bargain. Join us for a deep dive into the book of Malachi, a prophet who will challenge and convict us in our worship, our service, and our giving.

Wednesdays, 11/7–12/19, 6:30–8:00pm, Chapel

The Road Back To You– Ignorance is bliss – except in self-awareness! What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you, your relationships and your walk with God. Join us as we explore the Enneagram, a model of the nine predominant personality types. Attendees may order their books, The Road Back To You, online through Amazon ($23.58). Note: We will NOT meet November 21 or December 5.

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School for 3 Year Old–5th Grade meets at 9:00am. An usher can point you towards the stairs to the lower level and where there are signs (and people) to help your child find the appropriate classroom.

Church Time for 3 Year Old – 2nd Grade in Room 2 @ 10:00am

Today – Drew & Rebecca Coombs

November 25 – Jon & Susan DeFant

Youth News (Grades 6-12)

Sun. (18) – High School Sunday School, Rap Hall, 9am|
Sun. (18) – Middle School Sunday School, Room 5, 9am
Sun. (18) – Middle School Huddle, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Sun. (18) – High School Impact, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Calendar

Sun. (18)
9:00am   00Children and Youth Sunday School
9:00am   Adult Class – Malachi: All To Him I Owe
10:00am   Worship Service
11:30am   Congregational Meeting
2:00pm   Special People
5:00pm   Worship Service
6:00pm   Fellowship Meal
6:30pm   Middle School Huddle
6:30pm   High School Impact

Tues. (20)
6:30am   Men’s Koinonia Prayer & Breakfast
5:30pm   Cub Scouts
7:30pm   Scouts
7:30pm   Scout Parents

Wed. (21)
7:00pm   Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thurs. (22)
Church Building Closed – Happy Thanksgiving

Fri. (23)
Church Building Closed

Sat. (24)
8:00am   Oasis Men’s Group
11:00am   Memorial Service

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