WEEKLY NEWS
December 9, 2019

 

"God doesn't need your good works. Your neighbor does!"  - Martin Luther
- The Evangelism Team

Meals on Wheels - If you would like to volunteer on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, please call Fred at 713-907-9994.

Lutherhill Camp 2020 - Rev. Rhoades will be an onsite chaplain at Lutherhill Camp for week 2 (June 14-19)—so plan now to have your child attend! Details will be sent out this week to those families with children.

GRATITUDE: Annual Plan Card Prayerfully consider your aspirations for the use of your time, talents and treasures in 2020.  We will receive Annual Plan Cards during the offering this coming weekend. An Annual Plan Card was mailed to you the week before Thanksgiving, if you have not received or need another, you will find extra cards in the Narthex.
 
Operation Christmas Cookie The Evangelism Team is heading up Operation Christmas Cookie this year.  Operation Christmas Cookie is where deliveries are made to places in our community that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  This can be a very rewarding endeavor for those who participate.  Prayers, cookie bakers, cookie packagers, and cookie deliverers will all be needed.  The Evangelism team asks that you turn toward thought and prayer on how this small  gesture of kindness can affect those who are required to work on the Holiday that we may take for granted (convenient store and hotel workers).  Sign up sheets in the Narthex.  Cookies will need to be delivered by December 22nd prior to service.  Cookies will be packaged after service on December 22nd.

Poinsettias - The sign up sheet for Christmas Poinsettias is in the Narthex.  Poinsettias will be available for pick up following the worship service on December 29th.
 
ELCA Good Gifts - With the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season upon us soon, the Mission Team is inviting you to share in our giving to the less fortunate.  We are offering ways to help by your donations for a purchase of 3 chicks $10, a water filter $30 or a goat $50.  You may make a donation to go to your choice or a donation to what the Mission Team purchases. A table will be set up in the Narthex, until December 22 to take  donations toward what you would like to give. These gifts will fight hunger and transform lives so we hope you can help us help others.
 
Attendance

Saturday - 17

Sunday – 150

Offering

 $5172

 

This Week’s Birthdays

John Paul Massa 9th

Kim Lerma 10th

Clay Rogers 10th

Joe Concienne 11th

Terri Walker 14th

Anniversaries

This Week at First Lutheran

Saturday - Worship Service, 5:30pm

Sunday – Worship Service, 10:00am