THIS SUNDAY: FESTIVAL OF GIFTS
December 9th at 11:00am: our worship is a festival of gifts shared in the context of the Christmas story. Please bring a Christmas treat to share for our fellowship hour. Please come and enjoy the gifts of members, of all ages, of the congregation as they share from their faith journeys.
After delivering 70+ dozen cookies the Middle School Bible Study group ended up with $870. They purchased a heifer, a llama, a pig, 3 rabbits, a flock of chicks (10-50 chicks), and some honeybees. Heifer International will determine which families need these animals the most and disperse them accordingly. Many of their animals go to needy families in Africa and South America. We are now talking about our next project being some community service within Japan. Any ideas you may have we’d love to hear! Thank you for all your support.
Socks and presents for Nozomi no Ie can be brought to church and placed under the Christmas Tree any Sunday, but please no later than December 16th. Please make sure that you securely tape the child`s name on the present.
December 16th at 3:30
We depart for Christmas Caroling. Please arrive at the Sacks driveway before so we can arrange carpools. After caroling at Nozomi no Ie and Chouyou Gakuen we will gather at the Sacks home (on the Lutheran College Campus) for a simple soup and bread supper. If you need directions please contact the pastors at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 16th: Worship, Pastor Teresa preaching.
December 23rd: Worship, Pastor Susan preaching.
December 24th: (Monday) Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6:30pm.
December 30th: Worship, Pastor Teresa preaching.