Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Social - Wed. Nov. 22
Invite your Thanksgiving guests to join you for worship and start the holiday right! Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 6:30 PM, followed by a Pie and Coffee Social in the Fellowship Hall.

Bring a pie to share, if you're able! Come and give thanks to God for all of your blessings!
Open Table - THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday's Open Table meal still has openings for volunteers as: waitstaff/beverage servers, clean-up crew, dining companion, youth volunteers, cake makers, and Monday morning HALO delivery team.
I Love to Tell the Story
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2:00-3:30 PM
From the Milwaukee Synod: Come to hear inspiring stories of how God is touching the lives of people in this synod, and leave with practical tools you can use in your congregation to ignite the practice of spiritual storytelling. If you are seeking inspiration for why what we do in church matters, or if you are seeking tools that can help you revitalize your congregation, you don’t want to miss this! A light lunch will be provided.​ There is no fee to attend, but please be sure to register by Nov. 28 so we can order enough food for all.​ Parents are welcome to bring their little ones.​ This event will be held at Coffee Makes You Black, 28-3 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee.
You're Invited - Beyond Welcome
This Sunday, Beyond Welcome invites you to wear postivi-Tees (postive message Tshirts) to worship. They will also be hosting this week's coffee hour.

Got Questions - please reach out to Carol Wiechers
Poinsettia Orders for Christmas
Poinsettias may now be ordered in honor or memory of loved ones for the holidays. The plants will be displayed at MPLC during Christmas season worship services. Cost is $20/ea. Please place your order by Sunday, November 26.

You can purchase online at the link below, or by using the paper order form/QR code in the sanctuary, near the bulletins.

Note that your purchased plant(s) may be taken home or donated after Christmas Worship services.
Community Meal Donations/Volunteers Needed - Dec. 3
Could you help provide individual desserts for the next Community Meal MPLC will provide at Living Faith LC on Dec. 3? Brownies, cookies, bars, Krispy treats....use your culinary imagination! Volunteers are also needed to help distribute meals that afternoon.
Giving Tree for RADD - return by Sun. Dec. 3
Once again Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church is helping collect gifts for our neighbors with developmental disabilities through RADD. The Giving Tree in the church entryway is decorated with ornaments with gift requests on them. When you take an ornament, sign your name next to the number (on the provided sheet) that is on your ornament.

Donations should be returned unwrapped, placed next to the Giving Tree, by Sunday, Dec. 3.

Thank you for your support!
Hanging of the Greens/Advent Prep Party - Sun. Nov. 26
Young and old, come lend a hand and join us for a special event after worship on Sunday, Nov. 26! We'll decorate the church for Christmas, enjoy special treats, and create holiday crafts to share with our homebound members. Bring the whole family to help us prepare for Advent and Christmas!

There will be no Sunday School classes this day so that families can participate in activities together after worship!
Holiday SCRIP Orders Benefit Meal Program
MPLC participates in the Great Lakes SCRIP program, as a way to earn extra funds to help support our contribution to the Living Faith Meal Program that MPLC serves 6 times during the year. When you purchase a gift card, you receive the full value of the card. The brand you purchase gives a percentage back to MPLC. Benefit others through your holiday shopping!
We’re taking orders of physical gift cards for Christmas now through December 3. 

Here are some ways you can order: 
Get and download online:
Order through RaiseRight
Paper forms are available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex
Have a paper form?
If you have a paper order form you can return it with your payment (cash or check made out to MPLC in the following ways:
Mail to the church to be received by Dec. 4

Church Address:
Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church
1700 S. Green Bay Road
Racine, WI 53406
Drop off your form and payment by December 3 to the church office during office hours

Church office hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 9 AM- 3 PM
Order physical cards on the app - Raise Right!

See above for how to download
the app
NOTE: Physical gift cards purchased from the app will only be available for pick-up at the church if you order by 12/3. These will be available 12/17 from 10-11 AM in the narthex, or can be picked up during the week in the church office (hours above.) You will be notified when your orders are available.

Questions? Please reach out to Denise Keller.
Worship Volunteers Needed
Reading scripture, assisting with communion, and welcoming worshippers are three ways you can help in our worship services. Volunteers for any of these roles can now sign up online (or call the church office) to select a date that works well for you. Roles still open day-of services will be indicated on the volunteer board at the back of the sanctuary. 
Worship Leaders for this Weekend
(Nov. 11/18 and 11/19)

  • Sun. Greeter: Chris Corcoran
  • Sat. Reader: One needed
  • Sun. Reader: Carol Wiechers
  • Sun. Communion assistants: Kirsten and Tim Graves
  • Altar Care: Kirsten Graves
  • Video Producer: Chris Ryshkus

Worship Leaders for Thanksgiving Eve
(Nov. 22, 6:30 PM)

  • Reader: One needed
  • Communion Assistant: Three needed
  • Usher: One needed
Want to help with coffee hour?

Extra treats would be appreciated for Nov. 26!

Use the link below to sign-up:
Brenda Booker delivers food pantry donations with a smile from MPLC to Holy Communion Lutheran Church.
Scott Reske teaches MPLC Confirmation students and students from Lutheran Church of the Resurrection about "loving our neighbors" in our joint Wednesday program.
MPLC's Beyond Welcome Team and Congregation Council have proposed and reviewed a Welcome Statement for our congregation to consider adopting.

Adopting a statement of welcome is a requirement for a congregation to become a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation. 

To view this statement and offer your feedback anonymously, use the link below. This survey will remain open until Nov. 28. Thank you for responding!
Worship at MPLC
November 12, 2023