Sunday School Class Weekly Highlight

Hello from Mrs Linda, Mrs Kaci, and Mr Dustin’s class! We teach children from K4-1st grade.
In our class we use the Gospel Project curriculum, and have lots of fun with each quarterly session.

We have lesson time, coloring sheets for each story, and learn lots of songs. This Fall, we learned about “What makes people special?” and studied in the book of Psalms, and focused on:

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Psalm 139:14
Starting Dec. 4th, we will learn about “Where is God?” We will focus on the scripture verse:
The Lord your God is with you. Zephaniah 3:17
We would love for your kiddos to join us!

The Chrismon Trees

A Chrismon tree is an evergreen tree often placed in a church during the Christmas Season. The Chrismon tree was first used by North American Lutherans in 1957, although the practice has spread to other Christian denominations.  As with the Christmas tree, the evergreen tree itself, for Christians, symbolizes the eternal life Jesus Christ provides. However, the Chrismon tree differs from the traditional Christmas tree in that it is decorated only with clear lights and Chrismons made from white and gold material.

The Chrismon tree is adorned with Chrismons, “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry”. Because many symbols of the Chrismon tree direct our attention to the nature and ultimate work of Christ, they can be helpful in calling attention to Advent themes.

We hope that the beautiful decorations in the sanctuary cause your heart to meditate on the true meaning of Christmas. The next time you walk through the sanctuary take a closer look at the ornaments on the tree and think of the meaning behind each one.

Thank you Flower Committee for serving your church family!

Christmas Handbell Choir

Tables of Bells are ready and waiting!

Our Handbell Choir has begun practice in preparation to play for morning worship on December 11th and 18th.

Sunday School Class Weekly Highlight

Greetings from the Ruth Class.  During the fall quarter we have been studying the minor prophets of Old Testament scripture. We will begin study on the coming of Jesus our Savior on December 4th. Our study will focus on the book of John. Come join us as we study this beloved gospel together!

In October we enjoyed fellowship at Silver Bay Restaurant.  We also celebrated with a birthday party for a dear class member currently residing in an assisted living facility.

We are truly thankful to God for blessings of our class members and our church family.

I Choose to be Thankful

How thankful are you to God for all the ways He blesses you?  Do you thank Him for your family, your friends, your health, your job, your material blessings, HIS creation, HIS gift of salvation, HIS presence in your life?  There are so many ways He blesses our lives every day!  What if God took from us all the things we don’t express thanks for?  What would you have left?  Let’s choose to be thankful every day!

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things…
Psalm 103:1-5 (NLT)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Pastor David

Christmas Joy Boxes are on their way!

Christmas Joy Boxes: 210 boxes were packed and picked up by Darrell Rooks of “The Master’s Mission”.

These will go to poor families in Mexico. For most it will be the only present they will receive. Thanks to those to donated items and funds for shipping.