Weekly Announcments for the Week of December 4 - 10, 2022

The Second  Sunday in Advent
Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. and 
the Divine Service is at 10:30 a.m.

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✛We gather for the Divine Service Sunday, December 4, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion.

✛Livestreaming of the service begins around 10:15 a.m. on our homepage, concordiade.com.

Readings for today:

Isaiah 2:1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:8–14; Matthew 24:36–44 | ESV.org

The service may be heard in the Mueller Room, the room to the right as you enter church.  Clipboards and activities for younger children are located on the table in narthex. It is also streamed on our landing page: concordiade.com.

Church attendance Nov. 13: 79


In Focus – Things Coming Up 

Midweek ADVENT Services - This Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m.  The Lord's Supper will be served.  


✛THIS WEEK✛ 

Altar Flowers - this Sunday are provided by Helen Smith and Veronika Gorsuch in thanksgiving for their beloved husgands Wayne and Don, who now rest in the peace of Jesus. 

Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. – Bring your children to learn about Jesus! 'Suffer the children to come unto me... ." Adults are reading The Gospel According to John in The Mueller Room and watching the videos from Everyone HIs Witness.   

Tuesday Bible Study – We are reading Ecclesiastes!

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. – Prayer Shawl group 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Mueller Library.

Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study.  The group meets on Thursday via Zoom at 8:00 a.m. to study the Lectionary readings for the coming Sunday.  For more information email Dan Good.   


✛FELLOWSHIP✛   

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – Get together with members and friends at Saturday fellowship at 9 a.m. in the Narthex. All welcome! 

Deacon Meeting – Deacons meet monthly. Everyone is welcome to bring any concerns to your deacon (or any deacon) for discussion at monthly meeting. 

Several MEMBERS make their home in Assisted Living Facilities – Some of these members have no family locally and would love a short visit.  Fifteen minutes is a nice visit; most cannot handle a lengthy visit. Phone calls and cards have special meaning, bringing the outside world in to them. 

-Gen Nied – Parkview Nursing Home – 2801 W 6th St., Wilmington De  19805

-Jackie Scheetz – Harbor Chase – lives at 2004 Shipley Rd.

-Linda Blancett – Sunrise – 2215 Shipley Rd  302.358-2225.  Now moved to the locked Memory Unit. Front desk will allow entry.

-Tracy Clarke – Foulk Manor North – 1212 Foulk Rd. front entrance for brief screening.

-View prayer list by clicking here HERE.   

Prayers: please login to our website with your username and password to read individual prayers. This, in accordance with the recommendation from General Counsel of The LC-MS.  If you need to setup a username or password or reset it, please email pastor.

Bless our prayer life, O Christ, that we may pray with the full confidence that You hear our prayers & will answer them in Your own way & in Your own time. Amen

Holiday Gratitude: Show appreciation by taking the time to listen to someone when they need to talk or offering them a shoulder to cry on. Just being there for someone can be the best way to show you care.

Tell someone (anyone) how much they mean to you. A heartfelt message can go a long way in showing someone how much they are appreciated.   neighbor?  store clerk?  cleaning crew????

Make a difference in someone’s life: by volunteering your time to a worthy cause to lending a helping hand to someone in need. Visit someone who is shut in...Sunrise Assisted Living?? ...Harbor Chase??.....Parkview Nursing Hom??....Foulk Manor North??


✛EDUCATION✛

Sunday School – begins at 9:15 for all children, preschool through 12th grade.  

Confirmation Class– Sunday, Dec. 4 & 18, and every other week in Mueller Room after the Divine Service.  

Sunday Adult Bible: in the Mueller Room at 9:15. We are reading John and going through  Everyone His Witness 2.0. 

Weekday Bible Study – We meet this week on Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are reading Ecclesiastes.

Men's Breakfast Bible Study – The group meets on Thursday at 8:00 A.M. to study the readings from the lectionary for the coming Sunday.  For more information contact Dan Good

More Topics, More Guests, More Jesus – Issues, Etc. is a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's topics include: Decision Theology; The Incarnation of God & the Value of Man; 4th-Century Bishop Nicholas of Myra; Man & the Metaverse and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

✛SERVICE✛ 

Emmanuel Dining Room – Faithful Servants,

In Matthew 25, Jesus is asked, “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you?  And Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”

On Thursday, October 27th, Concordia Lutheran Church and Preschool had the privilege of serving 162 platters to feed the good people of Wilmington at the Emmanuel Dining Room.

Once again, your kindness and generosity to those less fortunate truly honors our loving and faithful Lord.

A special thank you to Kathee Butler and Don Kummer for helping to serve this month at the Dining Room.    Blessings to all the cooks and bakers,    Dale and George

Help feed the hungry by making a casserole or brownies!  Recipe (Click).  

Orphan Grain Train Orphan Grain Train – Help us bring Christ's name and character to suffering people around the world and donate new or gently used clothing in good condition. Our Mid-Atlantic Branch, in conjunction with thirty other locations around the US, ships material aid wherever it is needed. Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us at the West Grove warehouse on Wednesdays and on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month to sort and pack donations (8 Federal Rd, West Grove, PA, 19390). Read all about OGT on the bulletin board by the library, or visit our webpage for hours of operation, the latest updates, and to review the full list of materials our recipients need most. If you have questions, please contact Tom Fuesler or Carla Niesen. Donated items may be placed in the closet in All Saints' Hall (to the right as you enter the room). 

Meals on Wheels Serving our community meals during the last full week of each month (Nov 28 - Dec. 2). The time commitment is usually 1 ½ hours (11:00 AM-12:30 PM). Please contact Susan Fuesler. Meals are picked up at Silverside Church with directions for delivery route. Please consider volunteering; you will bless others and be greatly blessed as well! Contact Sue Fuesler.

Handmade Prayers Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. (Dec 14) in the Mueller Library. This is a working meeting so bring your yarn projects! We welcome anyone that is interested in crocheting or knitting to join us.  If you know someone that is in need of a gift from us, please let us know. For more details, contact Lynn Good.

LCMS Missionaries in Africa – Leanne Bier collects Bibles for all age groups in the bin outside Pastor’s office. Monetary donations are needed to pay for shipping which is extremely costly. Please use your missions envelopes and label them for LCMS African missions. Visit www.guineamission.com for more information and photos of ongoing projects. Note March newsletter hanging above Bible tote outside Pastor's office.


✛STEWARDSHIP✛

Online Giving is Available – Click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us! Offerings can be set up through your bank or your credit card. Questions related to financial giving can be addressed to Karen Blach via email – financialsec@concordiade.com.  

Weekly Announcements – If you have information that you would like included, please email Pastor Dave (click) directly.

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