Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church
November 29 - December 6, 2020
The First Sunday in Advent–November 29, 2020
Please NOTE–The Trustees have decided that there will be NO live Midweek Advent Services. We will make devotional-like services, which will be available online.
✠We will gather inside for worship tomorrow, 11/29 at 9:30. STILL NO VOCAL SINGING.✠
✠We will also stream the service live on our website at 9:15 a.m.✠
✠Holy Communion will be served both at 9:15 a.m. and outside at 10:45 in the back of the church building.✠
Tomorrow's Readings–Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Christmas Decorating–Next Saturday, December 5, we'll decorate the church for Christmas. Come at 9 a.m. for Christian fellowship, as we "prepare the royal highway" for the celebration of Jesus' birth.
Mark Your Calendars–On December 6 after the 9:30 a.m. service we will give thanks for John Hetrick and the Lord's ministry through him. John and Deb will return to join us in thanking God for John and the work God gave him to do on behalf of our congregation and community. The celebration will also be part of our livestream.
Congregational Meeting via Zoom on December 13 at 12 noon–Zoom code: 815 0674 0146; Passcode: 300320
Stay Connected – Stay connected with us in person and through our online platforms. We may be physically distant from one another, but we are not socially distant.
Office Help – Office help is needed. If interested please contact Kathy Curtis.
8:00 a.m.–Zoom Bible Study (Meeting ID: 874 0631 5665 and Passcode: 492313)
10:45 a.m.–We'll gather behind the church building or up front under the porch (if raining) to receive Jesus in The Lord's Supper.
6:00 p.m.–Confirmation for kids in 6th-8th grades. (Meeting ID: 872 5894 2432 and Passcode: 300320)
1:00 p.m.–The Gospel according to Mark (Meeting ID: 856 5714 6312 and Passcode: 300320)
9:15 a.m.–Chapel for Concordia Preschool.
8:00 a.m–Men's Bible Breakfast. Email the office for details by clicking HERE.
10:00 a.m.–Funeral Service for Phil Ebert. Please send Nancy your condolences. The funeral is private, due to the pandemic.
9:00 a.m.–Decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. Fellowship, fun, and beauty.
Livestreaming – We livestream The Divine Service, starting at 9:15 a.m. on our homepage.
The Lord's Supper–We receive Jesus in both the inside Divine Service at 9:30 and the outside Communion-only service.
Stay connected–Reach out to other Christian friends in the congregation via all our social platforms.
Hand Made Prayers– Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting will be this Wednesday, December 9th at 10 a.m. in the Library. This is a working meeting, so bring along your handiwork. We welcome anyone that is interested in crocheting or knitting to join us. If you know of someone that is in need of a gift from us, please let us know. For more details, contact Lynn Good 610-268-8630 or email@example.com.
Sunday School–Each Sunday School teacher is serving our children in a unique way, depending on the age of children, teachers' decisions, etc. Middle School and High School students meet via Zoom. ✠ I.M.P.A.C.T.–Sunday school (High School-aged) meets Sunday at 12 noon via Zoom (Meeting ID: 865 0040 0319–Passcode: 300320).
✠Middle School–Next class is December 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Sunday school takes place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. via Zoom with Mr. Gray (Meeting ID: 872 5894 2432 Passcode: 300320)
✠Confirmation Class–Meets this week via Zoom. Confirmation takes place on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the Month. We meet on this Monday, November 30, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 872 5894 2432–Passcode: 300320).
Bible Study–Tuesday at 1:00 p.m–The Gospel According to Mark (Meeting ID: 899 3651 0788–Passcode: 419808)
Men's Bible Breakfast–Thursday at 8:00 a.m.–Men’s Bible Breakfast - Sunday Readings. Email the church office (click on words "church office") or contact Dan Good for Zoom Meeting information.
Concordia Preschool–Contact Helen Spillan, Preschool Director, at 302-478-3876,or visit their website. Registration is open for2020-2021.
Issues Etc.–SACRED MUSIC FOR THE ADVENT SEASON… ”Savior of the Nations, Come,” “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry,” “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending,” “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” You can listen to sacred music for the Advent season 24/7 at lutheranpublicradio.org, TuneIn, Amazon Echo, Google Home and the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.
Hilltop and Mosaic Christmas–Thank you to everyone who gave generously to our donation to Mosiac and Hilltop for Christmas gifts. We were able to send a a nice check to each for the purchase of those gifts. They are so grateful for your generosity. God’s Blessings, Trudy Fletcher
Emmanuel Dining Room–George Butler and Dale Nebe co-coordinate this ministry. We serve on the 27th of every month and need 18 casseroles and brownies plus a couple servers. Please email the church office, if you are preparing a meal or would like to help serve. During the pandemic, we are still providing the food to fill TO GO boxes for pick up. Anyone who wants to help to prepare “the meals to go” at EDR on the 27th, please contact George Butler or Dale Nebe directly. Thanks for those who helped this past month!
Orphan Grain Train–We have reopened and are fully operational! Donations are now being accepted at the days and times listed. Everyone is welcome to come and volunteer; however, for health and safety reasons we ask that you wear a face mask and practice physical distancing in the warehouse. If you forget your mask, we do have masks available. Come join us to sort and pack clothing for our next shipment. Click HERE for details.
Meals on Wheels–is still serving our community. Concordia delivers meals one week (M-F) each month, with pick-up at Silverside Church (across Silverside Road from the church). The time commitment is usually 1 ½ hours (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Please contact Susan Fuesler. You will bless others and be greatly blessed as well!
LCMS Missionaries in Africa–Leanne Bier, VP of Administrators, is collecting (bin outside Pastor’s office) Bibles (for all ages) and more. To donate, please use your missions envelopes and label them for LCMS African missions. Visit www.guineamission.com for more information.
Online Giving is Available–on our website concordiade.com. Click on FELLOWSHIP and drop down to GIVE or click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us!
If you have information that you would like included, please email Pastor Dave directly.