This Week’s Announcements

2nd Week of Advent – The Gifts of Speech and Silence – Encountering the angel of the Lord, Zechariah was struck speechless. His imposed silence became a time to reflect on the wonders of God. Like Zechariah, we are called at times to be silent and listen, at other times to shout with joy.

Christmas Caroling – Mark your calendars and join us for Christmas Caroling after the 10:30 am worship service on December 9.

Thank you from Congregational Life – Thank you to everyone that donated socks and underwear to Undie Sunday. We collected 30 items/packages that will go to people in need.

Reverse Advent Calendar – We have Cub Food boxes still available in the Narthex. Take a box home, fill it up and take it took a local food shelf or women’s shelter. There are lists available for ideas in each of the boxes. 

International Health Partners – This coming Wednesday, December 12th, Dennis and Paula Lofstrom of International Health Partners will be at Lord of Life! Lord of Life has had an ongoing relationship with IHP-TZ for about the last 10-12 years – supporting their medical mission in Tanzania through prayer, money and even helping send Katie Diiro [former youth director at LOL] to make a documentary about the work of their hospital. They will speak briefly during worship at 6:00 p.m. and they will also have tables of beautiful Tanzanian local crafts available for purchase on Wednesday evening. For more information about International Health Partners, stop by on December 12th or visit http://www.ihptz.org/.

Martha Circle – will meet at 7 pm at Lord of Life on Tuesday, December 11.

Sunday, December 16 Services – Join us for our Advent Worship Service at 9 am with the Choir singing. Our 10:30 am service will be a Children’s program and A Very Merry Teens Upstream Christmas Play. A Very Merry Teens Upstream Christmas Play will also be on December 12 at 6 pm.

LOLLY (Lots of Living Left Yet) – Will meet on Wednesday, December 19, at 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall. For more information call either Pat Huhta 218-330-3447 or Mary Anderson 218-330-6171.

Christmas Services – Christmas Eve Worship Services will be on Monday, December 24 at 3 pm, 5 pm & 9 pm. There will be no Wednesday Worship Service on December 26, and one Worship Service at 9 am on December 30.

A Service for Grief and Hope – While Advent is a season of hope and Christmas is a season of joy, we don’t all feel hopeful or like celebrating. Join us Monday, December 17th at 6:30pm for a Service for Grief and Hope.

Wear Your Holiday/Ugly Sweater – On Wednesday, December 19 or Sunday, December 23.

Year End Contributions Deadlines:

  • In Person: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Via USPS: Post-marked no later than December 31, 2018. 
  • Online: Must have an “approved” status by December 31, 2018
  • Stock: If you wish to gift Stock to Lord of Life, please contact Anne Laechel for more information. Transfer of ownership must be completed by Monday, December 31, 2018 to be considered a 2018 gift. As the process can take 1-2 weeks, requests should be initiated by Friday, December 16th.
  • Any gift received or post-marked on or after January 1, 2019 will be credited to 2019.

This Month on Your Connection Cards

LIFEgroups starting in January! Are you interested in exploring a deeper and richer connection to Christ and others? Mark your Connection Card to be a part of an 8 week LIFEgroup as together we read and discuss the book “Renew Your Life – Discovering the Wellspring of God’s Energy” by Kai Mark Nilsen.  

Thursday Men’s Fellowship – Meets on Thursdays at 10:00 am in the Commons at Lord of Life. Come for coffee, donuts, conversation and Bible study. For more information contact Ted Anderson 218-831-1372.

God at the Movies – Join us in watching a movie and discussing how we saw God in that movie. Check your Connection Card and we will email you when a movie is picked and tell you the date and time.

Sound & Light Technicians – We need your help with Sound & Projection during Sunday and/or Wednesday Worship. Hands on training provided.

Men’s Breakfast – Join the Men’s Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 am at Lord of Life for Bible study, fellowship, fun and food. For more information contact Ted Anderson at 218-831-1372.