COOS NEWS December 2020
Hello COOS Families!

We all hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving! Yesterday began the season of Advent and the first candle was lit yesterday. You can find table devotions for lighting advent candles at home here.

Our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is this Friday, December 4th at 5:30pm. This will be a drive through event this year, please stay in your cars.

Our walk together is coming up December 12th. You can donate here for the walk. Today is the last day to purchase t-shirts here. Please join us December 12th at 10am at El Segundo Beach. We will walk to Manhattan Beach or as far as we can!!

The Christmas programs will be viewable through facebook live on our facebook page. Our Savior Lutheran Church & COOS Preschool | Facebook Please join us online December 15th starting at 9am. Each group will be singing by themselves in this order:
9am Handbell Choir, Light The Advent Candle
9:10am Blue Jays & Rosy Finch, Baby Jesus
9:20am Robins, Jingle Bell Rock
9:30am Mockingbirds, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
9:40am Chickadees, Go tell it on the Mountain
9:50am Sparrows, Christmas Medley
10am Hummingbirds, Away in a Manger

Our Happy Birthday Jesus parties are Friday, December 18th in the morning. We will read the Nativity story, do a book exchange and cookie decorating. Please bring a wrapped Christmas children's book to be exchanged by Monday, December 14th. Please write who the book is from on the inside of the book. We are asking for books by Monday to allow quarantine time for the books before they are exchanged. Thank you!

The latest health order and what it means for COOS.
Unfortunately Los Angeles County is on lockdown again. We are all praying that the holidays do not increase our numbers! Please everyone stay safe. Childcare centers (Preschools) are considered "essential" therefore we will remain open. We are still bleaching, sanitizing, wearing masks and asking people to self quarantine for an additional 3 days after symptoms cease. We are asking families with Covid related symptoms to get tested and let us know the results as soon as possible to allow us to do an extra disinfecting of the classroom. If there is a positive Covid case, the individual classroom will be closed for 1 week for the special cleaning. We will offer preschool classes through zoom if this happens. I really want to thank all the families for being so careful and getting tested when symptoms are present. I'm really proud of the care everyone has been putting into taking care of each other! Additionally, this new Los Angeles spike in numbers has caused us to remain at 50% capacity longer than we had hoped. Some of our old COOS friends and new friends had planned on starting and returning in January and this is going to be further out in Spring than we had hoped. So please, wear your masks and wash your hands!! Please also consider donating to our Walking With Our Savior walk in December because 50% capacity is really difficult to sustain budget wise! Please keep us in your prayers! Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to pray for you.

Our Christmas Break this year is from Monday, December 21st to Friday, January 1st. We open for 2021 on Monday, January 4th.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 24th at 7pm. This will be outside on the patio. Please dress warm!

Please stay tuned in to our Facebook Page and our coos private group for other special things happening outside the Church!

Thanks and Blessings in Christ,
Beverly