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Pastoral Devotion for December

Posted December 1, 2018 By admin

Read John 1:1-14

Since the beginning, light has been a sign of life and hope. As God spoke, light burst forth and shattered the darkness. Throughout John’s account of the gospel of Christ, a theme of darkness and light winds its way through each chapter.

Imagine the first Christmas morning, the first hint of sunlight breaking through the dawn of a new day. Its warm rays illumine the form of the new family; the father and mother huddled close, gazing upon their child born during the night. Those first beams of light shine upon the child who is wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Yet even brilliant rays of sunlight cannot compare to the splendor of his radiance. For this child is light for the world.

In these days of uncertainty, in the midst of doubt and fear, darkness often falls upon the human family. Yet, through the babe born unto Mary and Joseph, light shines. In Christ there is hope; in him there is peace, through him only is light, and the light is life for all people.

In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light.” Today, this same light shines in the hearts of God’s people, a light that no darkness can overcome. Ours is to testify to the light of Christ. Through him only, is there hope for life without end.

Prayer: We thank you, O God, for the light that shatters the darkness, the light of your Christ. Amen.

Church Office Information

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

The Church Office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holiday beginning December 24, 2018 and returning on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!

2018 Year end Closing

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

Financial Year End information is due by December 31st. If you have any paperwork (reimbursement requests, receipts to back cash advances, and any leftover cash, etc.) for 2018, please turn your information in to Caroline so she can close out the year. If you have any questions, please see Caroline.

Annual Report Information

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

If you are responsible for a team schedule or report for the annual report book, please be sure and get it to Sherry in the Church Office no later than December 31st. If you submit your schedule or report to Sherry and do not get a reply that she has received it, please give her a call at the church office 803-345-2309. Yearly reports will be printed in the report book but teams that do not provide this information will not be reflected.

Married Couples Retreat

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

If you have been wondering about attending our Married Couples Retreat but thought you missed the deadline you are in luck. There is still time to get your name on the list and reserve your place. This retreat will offer time for married couples to relax at a beautiful camp along the beach while learning more about God’s blessings in marriage. The retreat will begin at 7:00 pm. Friday, January 25th and continue through 11:00 am. Sunday, January 27th. Participants may check-in on Friday as early as 3:00 p.m. and enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Carolina coast. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is included, as well as supper on Saturday evening. Supper on Friday and lunch on Saturday are on your own. Registration fee is $300.00 per couple. Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Please contact Pastor David Nuottila if you have any questions.

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.

Council Meeting

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

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

The Annual Christmas Congregational Dinner

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

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

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

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

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

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.