Pastor David and Angela are hosting a Christmas party for the children’s choir and Christmas program participants. We will gather in the fellowship hall after rehearsal on December 9th. All those participating in the Christmas program please join us for pizza, cookie decorating and Christmas fun.

Advent at St. Jacob’s

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The season of expectation and waiting is finally upon us. Advent invites Christians into the time of longing for our Savior’s return in glory, to take us unto himself and the place which he has prepared. In this faithful waiting, we express our joy and wonder, marveling once more at the miracle of Jesus’s birth. Everyone is encouraged to attend the Services of Advent here at St. Jacob’s and hear once more the foretelling of God’s gift of salvation through Christ the Lord. The following is a schedule of our Advent observance.

• 7:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5th – The Prophecy of John the Baptist
• 7:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 12th – The Annunciation unto Mary
• 7:00 p.m. – wed. Dec 19th – The Annunciation unto Joseph; Worship on the Longest Night

Council Meeting

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The Church Council will meet on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 PM in the Church Office.

The Annual Christmas Congregational Dinner

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The Annual Christmas Congregational Dinner is December 2nd following the service in the Fellowship Hall. This event is sponsored by our Lutheran Men and Lutheran Women. Cost is $5.00 per plate (children 6 and under and adults 80 and over are free). Be here to fellowship and enjoy a great meal.

Congregational Meeting

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Our Annual Congregational meeting will be held next Sunday, December 2nd to elect members to serve on Church Council for 2019-2020, (Nominees are Karla, David, Leon, Robert, Sherrie, A.J., Kayla, John, Marie, and Johanne), and approve the 2019 Budget (Copies of the proposed budget are available in the Narthex). We will have a recommendation from Church Council regarding a digital sign and kitchen renovations.

Trashy Club

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Please make plans to meet on Saturday, December 1st at 7:45 AM to pick up trash and clean up around our church grounds. Meet us in the Fellowship Hall.

Morning Bible Study

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Our Wednesday Morning Bible study is in full swing as we continue taking a close look at the history and theology of many beloved hymns. In December, we will focus our attention on several favorite hymns for Advent and Christmas. If you have not yet attended this study, you need not worry about being behind. There are new hymns for study each week, so every meeting begins with a fresh start on a new topic. Wednesday morning Bible study meets at 9:30 in the fellowship hall. Please join members of your church family and come learn with us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Alter Guild is getting ready for 2019

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Many times, members wish to provide the altar flowers in memory of loved ones or in honor of anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. As in the past, a flower chart sign-up sheet will be posted in the Narthex on Sunday December 2nd and will remain until Sunday, December 30th. If there is a particular Sunday YOU would like to furnish the altar flowers for the worship service, please indicate your choice by signing up for that Sunday. The Altar Guild will assign all open dates to other members of the congregation. NOTE: Remember artificial flowers are not to be used in the altar vases and pot plants are to be used to enhance services on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday and Christmas Services – not as altar flowers.

It’s time to print a new roster

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Our current membership roster will be in the Narthex window until Sunday, December 30, 2018. Please take a few minutes to check your household entry and indicate changes, corrections and/or additions that need to be made. We especially need to know if you no longer have a land line and if your cell number and email addresses are correct. You can make changes in the posted roster, indicate changes on the Friendship Register sheet, complete a change of address card or call the church office. Our Ministry Teams and Auxiliary Groups use the information from the roster to ensure everyone is made aware of important happenings at St. Jacob’s. Thank you for taking the time to help keep our church roster and membership records accurate and up-to-date.

Children’s Choir Christmas Message

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The children’s choir is working hard learning music to help lead worship. We are talking a lot about Jesus as the light of  the world. In Advent the children will call to Jesus, Prince of Peace, Messiah, to come show us the light that we might follow. At Christmas the children will ask us if we are ready for this light. Will we see Jesus as he comes to us? Will we see the person who needs our help? Will we reach out to those who are hurting? Will we be ready to follow wherever God leads us? And finally during Epiphany the children will announce, “Arise and shine, your light has come!” As we celebrate the seasons ahead we pray we will all be ready to let Jesus’s light shine through us. I encourage you all to talk to our children about ways in which you see Jesus in your day to day life and ways that we can all shine Jesus’s light on others.

Merry Christmas from the children’s choir.