Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Morning Worship
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Saturday, December 9th
Please join us at Gethsemane for this tradition with the Scandinavian Heritage society. Children and women will tell the stories of how the Christmas holiday is celebrated in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Iceland. Following the program there will be a meal of Scandinavian treats.
This year our Christmas collection will benefit our own Blessing Box. The tree in the narthex will have ornaments requesting food and treats for those who use the Box. Please choose an ornament, take it off the tree, and then attach it to the food when you bring it in.
Thank you for helping to make a brighter Christmas for our food insecure neighbors!
Longing for Light in the Darkness
Starting on December 5th, each Tuesday a weekly Advent contemplation will be posted by Pastor on Facebook and YouTube. You can enter into the contemplation of our Messiah at your convenience, anytime day or night during the week. These contemplations will take approximately 20 minutes to view online.
During the season of Advent, we are called to seek the light of Christ in the midst of darkness. We are invited to face darkness in our own lives and in the world around us. The prophets assure us that the darkness will not overcome us. They call us to watch for the Light of Christ. We renew our faith that we might be light for others.
Sunday, December 24
With Holy Communion & Candle Lighting
Music begins at 6:30 p.m.
A year later the impacts of the war in Ukraine continue to be felt around the world. As the situation evolves, Lutheran Disaster Response and its partners continue to accompany people affected by the war.
With no clear end in sight, the humanitarian and refugee crises in Eastern Europe require a year-round response. Lutheran Disaster Response and our partners continue to provide holistic support for our neighbors impacted by the war, addressing the myriad needs of displaced people. The work doesn’t stop after one year — it continues for as long as is necessary.
You and other supporters responded with incredible generosity, sharing over $12 million to help our neighbors in Eastern Europe whose lives were so suddenly disrupted, and showing them that they are not alone.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THIS ONGOING RESPONSE
BY MAIL: Make a check out to Lutheran Disaster Response and send to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
BY PHONE: Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time.
Thank you for your outpouring of prayers and generosity for our siblings impacted by the conflict in the Holy Land. The humanitarian crisis continues to worsen — almost 70% of Gazan residents are displaced, and resources such as food, water and medical supplies are in short supply. The death toll has far surpassed those of previous conflicts in the region in recent decades.
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response have equipped us to respond to this and other disasters whenever and wherever they strike. Gifts designated for “Middle East Crisis" will be restricted to and used in full (100%) for those affected by this crisis and others in the region.