Worship This Weekend
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In Jim Warren's absence, we are joined this Sunday by Rev. Herb Knudsen.  He will preach on Matthew 25:14-30.  Herb's sermon title is, "Extravagant Opportunities" and he will deliver the sermon in both the 9:00 traditional service in the sanctuary, and the 10:15 progressive One and All service in Fellowship Hall.   
At the 9:00 service the Chancel Choir will present a season-appropriate gift of music, "We Thank You, Lord."  Don't miss the One and All band's new tune, "In the Eye of the Storm," at the 10:15 service.  As always, the coffee will be hot and a light bite to eat will be waiting for you.    
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
We're off to a good start!  Let's continue to bring the following items for Regional Alternative School during November:  shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, lotion, diapers, Chapstick (all sizes including travel size -- many available at Dollar Tree/Dollar General).  Thanks to all those who have been bringing items.
"Believing that all students are capable of change, the mission of RAS is to provide students with high quality, innovative, and relevant education, in a safe and positive learning environment that allows all students to identify their goals to achieve personal success. This mission is obtained through partnering with parents/guardians and the community to prove academic, vocational, and technical opportunities."  
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder for 
                             children age 4 through  
                             2nd grade (begins after  
                             Time for Children) 

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults  
                             (Sunshine Class) and for  

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship     
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Duke and Marilyn Kopp
PRAYER FOCUS :   Being grateful when it's easy and when it's hard



HOSPICE: Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren







Serving this Sunday 

Please note:  This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date.  If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned.   Thank you!

Acolytes:  Kenley Nichols, Mackenzie Nichols
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Marcia Christensen
Deacons: 9:00 Todd & Corin Chapman
10:15James or Libby Nussbaum, Tom Crutchley
Jr. Deacons:  Madison Varner, Jaden Eft
Driver:  Ralph Lehmann
Elders:   Beverly Leight, Art Taylor
Homebound Elders:  David Bradbury, Becky White
Fellowship Hosts:  Ron & Nancy Gramley
Fill Candles:   Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Cindy Rousey, Pete Whitmer
Information Center Host:  Nancy Trefzger
Scripture:   Darrell Arvik
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis         
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Ryan Newton
Worship Leader:   Kathy Smalley
Pulpit:   Herb Knudsen - Matthew 25:14-30 
"Extravagant Opportunities"
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

  Sign up for the Disciples Women's Ministry December meeting at the Information Center.  See The Messenger for details.   
Bring a new or gently used donation for the Start Fresh ministry.  Items to bring for this men's prison clothing ministry include coats, scarves, hats, and gloves. 

Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   
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Youth News

Sunday School for children  meets this Sunday morning.
Youth Group will not meet.

Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month. 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying I Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Christmas Musical Rehearsals: If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir for just the Christmas musical, we will rehearse 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Advent Decorating Sunday November 26 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Please come help!
Hanging of the Green service on December 3 at 9:00 a.m.  
Disciples Women's Ministries December 7  
Tasting Party December 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Centrum  
Christmas Eve Services in Sanctuary:
10:00 a.m.  
5:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Thank you very much for what you've done for my family and me.  Thank you very much for the faith you never fail to remind me of.
 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger
Sharon's address: Sharon Warren
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