Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Preaching, Teaching, and Reaching in Jesus' Name

Second Sunday of Advent

Worship with Holy Communion led by
Pastor Knight Wells

9 AM Sunday, December 8, 2019

First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Second Reading: Romans 15:4-13
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

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, November 29, 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!

WELCA CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Saturday, December 7,10AM
Mark your calendar for the Christmas Brunch this Saturday.

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.

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

Youth classes meet 10:15-11:15AM, starting with music in the larger classroom.

ADULT FORUM

Join us for Adult Forum! Adult Forum meets Sundays, 10:30-11:30 in the Choir Room. This week retired pastor Roger Digges will lead the second in a 3-week series on Women in Gospel of Luke. High school students are welcome to join the discussion. Next week: Women in Luke, Part 3.
Note: There will be no Adult Forum 12/22 and 12/29.

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT

The Sunday School kids successfully raised over $60 to purchase a goat and chicks for a family in need from the ELCA Good Gifts program - Good job!
The next 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!

GOOD SHEPHERD NATIVITY WALK

Sunday, December 8, 3:00-6:00PM
Invite your family and friends to our Nativity Walk this Sunday! Come and enjoy live music, nativity scenes and lots of cookies!

THE GREAT COOKIE "CAPER"

Thank you to everyone who has brought cookies for our events! If you have not had a chance to bring yours, we can always use extra for our Nativity Walk and the 80+ Delivery. We will freeze any that are left over from one event and use them at the next.

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 services will be at 5:30 pm on December 11 and 18 and will last approximately 30 minutes.

BELL CHOIR REHEARSAL

Every Wednesday 6:00-7:00PM

CHOIR PRACTICE

Every Wednesday 7:00-8:00PM

WELCA BOOK CLUB

Thursday, December 12, 9:30AM Choir Room
Take me with you by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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!

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

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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