Sunday, December 04, 2016

This Week @ St.John

  • TUES DEC.6-  6:30AM Men's Bible Study
  • WED DEC.7- 3:30PM Confirmation
    • 5:00PM Sunday School Christmas Program Practice; Grades 3-8
    • 6:45PM Carol Sing
    • 7:00PM Midweek Advent Worship THEME- "It's About Time."
      • DEC 7- "It's Time to Wake Up." Romans 13:11-14
      • DEC 14- "Something is about to happen" Mark 13:33-37
      • DEC 24- 6:30PM Christmas Eve Worship
      • DEC 25- Sunday, Christmas Day Worship, 9:00AM
        "It's About Time," Galatians 4:4
  • SAT DEC.10- 6:00PM Worship with Communion  at Immanuel
    • 2:30PM Meet at St.John or St.Luke to start
    • 3:00PM Carol at Denison Care Center
    • 3:30PM at Reed House
    • 4:00PM at Eventide
    • 4:30PM at Silveridge
    • 5:00PM Caroling to individual homes
    • 5:30PM Supper together at Pizza Ranch
  • SUN. DEC 11- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting
    • 3:00PM Christmas Caroling with Triple Parish
    • 7:00PM Adult Instruction Class

  • POINSETTIAS- Sign up for a poinsettia in the walkway. Please put your name, the names of the person(s) you want your poinsettia in name of. Mark if you want to keep your poinsettia after Christmas or not, and please include your $12 in the envelope.
  • HELP WANTED- To scoop sidewalks, snow removal from in front of the church this Winter. Please contact a trustee or the office if you're willing & able.
    • WED DEC. 7 & 14- 5:00PM, Grades 3-8
    • SAT DEC. 17- 9:00AM, All Grades
    • SUN DEC. 18- 8:45AM Final rehearsal during Sunday School
  • LYF CHRISTMAS PARTY- Saturday, December 17 at 7:00PM at the home of Steve & Karleen Beeck. Plan to join us for food and fun! More information to come.
  • PRAYER CHAIN- If you would like to be on the phone or email prayer chain, please let the office know. You will receive the name of the person requesting prayers, then all we ask is that you pray for them.

  • VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED- To deliver meals to homes of senior citizens living within the city limits of Charter Oak Monday through Friday (no holidays or weekends). Can be done by the week or by the month. Please contact Nancy Rossburg (712) 678-  3831 or 3453 for more information. Diners 60+ of age are always welcome to dine-in with us at the Senior Center located at 38 Main Street in Charter Oak.
  • ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN- The Iowa branch of the OGT has been blessed with a $5,000 matching gift challenge. Gifts given before December 15 will be matched up to a maximum of $5K. This will enable our branch to do more than we ordinarily could. Please contact Sharon Ann Irwin, Iowa West Branch Manager, OGT, PO Box 152, Early, IA 50535-0152
    This is a common question for Operation Barnabas. We have the perfect opportunity for YOU to help 4 very worthy disabled Veterans this Christmas season! Operation Barnabas of Des Moines is again joining with Freedom Alliance for our Annual Presents for Patriots program, adopting wounded soldiers and their families for Christmas. We are excited to announce that we are adopting the families of Army Staff Sergeant Juan, Sergeant First Class Heath, Sergeant Demetrius and Staff Sergeant Michael this year. Given the number of children involved, Operation Barnabas is collecting Target and Walmart gift cards and monetary donations so that our adopted Veterans can experience the joy in purchasing Christmas gifts for their families. Please consider making a gift card or cash donation to these deserving families. TO MAKE A DONATION: • Attend our next meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8th at 7 PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Urbandale, OR • Contact Operation Barnabas through or by phone at (515) 664-7359 or (515) 419-1588 to make donation arrangements. ***Thank you for your support in sharing Christmas cheer with these wounded heroes and their families!*** Once all donations are gathered – Goal Date of Saturday, Dec. 10 – they will be delivered to these families.

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