These gifts will need to be returned by December 6th. They can be dropped off at our table during the drive thru communion on December 6th.
Shirley and Jesse Holm
Advent begins November 29th!
Advent is a call to followers of Christ to remember the birth of the Savior. The word advent stems from a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival.” The season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and, depending on the year, can range from 22 to 28 days. Its purpose is to help believers remain focused on the birth of Christ and Jesus’ glorious return.
CONFIRMATION FOOD DRIVE
This year, for our confirmation “service to others” day, we will be holding a Food Drive(thru) on Wednesday, December 16, from 5:30-7PM. Donations of non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the local food pantry, can be dropped off under the canopy by the Narthex doors during that time. (Any monetary donations will go to ELCA World Hunger.)
We will not be having in-person Christmas Eve worship services this year.
We WILL celebrate with the radio worship service on KCHA at 5:00 p.m. & the online video service which will be available by afternoon on December 24th.
Additionally, there will be drive-through communion on
December 24th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hospice Tree of Life: COVID-19 will make this year’s event look and feel a little different than in year’s past — but no worries, we’ll still have the same beautiful memorial service, virtually!
Our compassionate team at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice invites you to remember your loved ones or honor those living with a light on the Tree of Life. With a donation of any amount, lights are placed on a Tree of Life and “brought to light” symbolizing the presence of those honored and remembered. Names of those remembered and honored are listed at the tree lighting program specified by the donor. In addition, a holiday ornament is provided to each donor who attends a Tree of Life service. This year the service will be Tuesday, December 22, 6 p.m. & it will be a virtual location: wherever you are! To see the full description check out the December Newsletter below.
The December Good Newsletter is available through this link:
or you can go to the church and pick up a physical copy in the church mailbox in the afternoon or go to the church website and access it online.