Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Preaching, Teaching, and Reaching in Jesus' Name

Third Sunday of Advent

Worship with Holy Communion led by
Pastor Knight Wells

9 AM Sunday, December 15, 2019

NO REHEARSAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

DECEMBER SCROLL NOW AVAILABLE

On our website at: www.gslc-cu.org/scroll

SUNDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please contact Jason Fisher before Sunday morning if you would like to make an announcement at the beginning of worship. (315) 277-3703 or

SERVING SCHEDULE

To see the serving schedule, go to: www.gslc-cu.org/serving-schedule. It is also available under the "Worship" menu on the top of the new gslc-cu.org website. Please contact Traci in the church office if you would like to assist. NOTE: We ask that if you realize you're going to be absent on a day you are scheduled to serve, that you please find your own replacement.

SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED

*Please consider serving as a greeter, usher, fellowship (coffee & donuts) server, communion assistant, nursery volunteer, or other serving capacity. Contact Traci in the church office for more information.

MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY

Friday, December 13, 7:00AM at the Original Pancake House

AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Every Friday 2:45-5:45PM. Snacks, games and space for kids to work on homework. Hosted by Jason Fisher and Jenelle Keene. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

NO REHEARSAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

This Sunday
This year we will have a “No Rehearsal, All Ages, Christmas Program” during the worship service. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the telling of the Christmas story. That morning you can choose the role you want to play or you can just enjoy watching and hearing the story from your favorite pew.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED

We need volunteers to teach PreK-2nd and 3rd-5th, assist with middle school, and lead music time. Materials and outlines are available to help you plan. Sign up for one week or more at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4aa5a72da6fd0-sunday

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Youth classes meet 10:15-11:15AM, starting with music in the larger classroom.
There will be no Sunday School 12/22 or 12/29.

ADULT FORUM

Join us for Adult Forum! Adult Forum meets Sundays, 10:30-11:30AM in the Choir Room. This week retired pastor Roger Digges will finish our 3-week series on Women in the Gospel of Luke. High school students are welcome to join the discussion.
There will be no Adult Forum 12/22 or 12/29.
In January we begin a 6-week series on Revelation.

NAME TAGS FOR EVERY SUNDAY!

We are trying out a more permanent name tag system in order to get to know each other. Please look for your name tag in the box in the narthex this Sunday, ordered alphabetically by last name. After fellowship time, just leave your name badge in the baskets near the exit doors so it will be here for the next service. If you do not find your name, please let the fellowship server know so we can have one printed for you.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT

Our new Sunday School service project will be collecting donations of new socks and underwear - children and adult, all sizes - for the Canteen Run. Please put any donations of socks or underwear on the Christmas Tree in the library. Thank you!

ADVENT HOPS & HYMNS

Sunday, December 15, 6-8PM Come sing your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns and experience the German Christmas Market at Riggs

RUTH CIRCLE

Tuesday, December 17, 9:30AM This week we will meet in the Choir Room at GSLC to help pack cookies, have Bible study, and deliver cookies to our 80+ members. Please join us!

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER IN ADVENT

Join us Wednesday evenings in Advent for Holden Evening Prayer. Take a little time out of your busy week for worship and reflection as we anxiously await and prepare for the birth of Christ. The next service will be at 5:30 pm on December 18 and will last approximately 30 minutes.

ST. ANDREW'S DINNER

Wednesday, December 18 5:45PM
You're invited to help provide and serve dinner at St. Andrew's for their Chat & Chow. Any donations of food should be dropped off at Good Shepherd by 4PM that day. We need some salads/sides, bread and dessert. Bring a dish and join in worship and celebration with the students before they leave for Winter Break. If you would like to help set up, please arrive at St. Andrew's at 5:15PM. Contact Don Block or Amy Chamley if you can help!

BELL CHOIR REHEARSAL

Every Wednesday 6:00-7:00PM

CHOIR PRACTICE

Every Wednesday 7:00-8:00PM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

This year our Christmas eve services will be held at 4PM and 6PM with Holy Communion celebrated at both. If you are interested in sharing your musical talents with us at either of those services, please contact Kara Greer (akgreer@comcast.net) or Linda Pein (lpein@illinois.edu).

EL SALVADOR MISSION TRIP 2020

With Thrivent Builds, July 18 through 26. If you have a slight interest at the possibility of going, please see Jim Hack. We will need at least 10 people. We will have a meeting the first part of February if interested.

GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED

Toilet Paper
Canned Creamed Corn
Yams
Toothpaste

#ADVENTWORD

A Global Online Advent Calendar
Each day a word prompt provides a chance to pause, reflect, and pray. People post their reflections on their individual social media, tagging AdventWord, which shares and re-posts them.
You can sign up at www.adventword.org to receive the daily meditations by email. And you can see people’s contributions by following @AdventWord on Instagram and Twitter.

THANK YOU!!

On behalf of the Outreach Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the Nativity Walk this year. There were 168 nativity scenes on display and several compliments from the public regarding the beauty of the scenes, the tasty refreshments, and the wonderful music. This annual community event could not happen without each of you.

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