Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Preaching, Teaching, and Reaching in Jesus' Name

First Sunday of Advent

Worship with Holy Communion led by
Pastor Knight Wells

9 AM Sunday, December 1, 2019

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

NOVEMBER 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.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE

TODAY, 7:00PM
Members of Good Shepherd and Grace Lutheran will come together for a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service. A combined choir will sing and Jason Fisher will lead worship. Friends, family, and neighbors all welcome.

OPERATION TURKEY SANDWICH

Thanksgiving Day, 10AM-Noon
We need donations of pre-cooked whole turkey breasts, loaves of bread, muffins, and apples. We also need volunteers to pack lunches and make deliveries that morning. See the November Scroll for more information.

MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY

Friday, November 29, 7:00AM at the Original Pancake House

AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Cancelled this week due to Thanksgiving!

SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP TIME UPDATE

We now have an electric kettle and tea bags for hot tea for our fellowship time after church service.

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

There will not be Sunday School classes Dec. 1 due to Thanksgiving.

ADULT FORUM

There will not be Adult Forum Dec. 1 due to Thanksgiving.

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 church, 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.

GIVING TREE

Thank you for participating in the LSSI and Men’s SAFE House giving tree. If you can help LSSI by giving a monetary gift, the social workers will be able to shop for the additional children that have been unexpectedly added to their program. Checks can be made out to GSLC with “LSSI gifts” in the memo. All gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 1st. Please attach name tags and gift receipts to the gift bags.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT

GSLC kids are donating their offerings to buy goats and chicks for a family in need through the ELCA Good Gifts program. Help us raise $60 before Thanksgiving by dropping your coins in one of the Barnyard collection boxes in the narthex!

THE GREAT COOKIE "CAPER"

We need cookies for: Nativity Walk, and the 80+ Delivery. Sign-up sheets for each event are available in the Narthex if you have not had a chance to sign up. We will freeze any that are left over from one event and use them at the next.

HARVEST OF THANKS

Tuesday, December 3, 4:30PM
Meijer on N. Prospect Ave. We will be shopping with our partnering families to purchase them new shoes and winter boots. You are welcome to join us!

GIVING TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 3
Give to LOMC at http://lomc.org/givingtuesday/ or St. Andrew's Lutheran Church at https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/st-andrew-s-lutheran-church-campus-center

60 SOMETHING LUNCH

Wednesday, December 4, Noon
Everyone age 60 or above is invited to attend. Enjoy a delicious meal with the main dish and bread provided by Anna Circle. Bring a dish to share. We will be singing Christmas songs and talking and sharing with friends. If you need a ride, call Traci in the church office (217-352-1732) or Marilyn Dudley (217-549-7706).

HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER

Wednesday, December 4, 5:30PM
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 services will last approximately 30 minutes.

ANNA CIRCLE

Will NOT Meet Wednesday as we are hosting our 60 Something Lunch that afternoon.

BELL CHOIR

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00PM

CHOIR PRACTICE

Wednesday, December 4, 7:00PM

WELCA CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Saturday, December 7,10AM
Mark your calendar for the Christmas Brunch next Saturday. Tickets available thru this Sunday after worship service.

ICE SKATING

Saturday, December 7, 1:30-4:00PM
Kids 5 years through 12th grade are invited to bring their families for an afternoon of ice skating. Jason will cover skate rental and admission for all those who contact him in advance.

GOOD SHEPHERD NATIVITY WALK

Sunday, December 8, 3:00-6:00PM

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).

GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED

Spaghetti Sauce (Jar or Canned)
Soy Sauce
Ketchup
Canned: Soups, Chili, Beef Stew
Packaged Cookies or Brownies

EMPTY TOMB CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

empty tomb, inc. Christmas Giveaway is in December and they need your help putting together donations. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays. Call Cindy at 217-356-2262 to set up a time to help.
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