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Blue Christmas Remembrance
Sunday, December 17 + 6:00 p.m.
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee
Remembering those who are not here to celebrate the holidays with us
The ONE in Christ Lutheran Parish of Greenwood, Longwood and Owen-Withee is hosting at Community Blue Christmas service at Nazareth at 6:00 p.m on December 17th. This service provides an opportunity to remember those who are no longer with us to celebrate the holidays. Anyone who will be missing someone during the holidays is welcome to come.
The service will feature readings, prayers and songs by the Clark County Men’s Chorus. Following the service, there will be a time to share memories and refreshments.
Any clergy members who would like to help in the service are asked to contact Pastor Brian Campbell at 715-267-6142.
Advent Noisy Offering Challenge
During Advent and Lent, our churches had water jugs near the sanctuary entrances to collect a special seasonal offering. For this Advent and Christmas, our Noisy Offering will go to the Malawi Permaculture Fund.
Our brothers and sisters in our companion synod in Malawi have suffered through a famine, and are getting back on their feet. Our Synod has asked how we can help, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi is changing their culture with a new style of farming called permaculture.
Permaculture seeks to produce an efficient, low maintenance productive integration of plants and structures in the smallest area. It works to farm smartly and efficiently. Permaculture can reverse deforestation.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi wants to send pastors and members to learn about permaculture, and be able to model it in their communities. The cost to send a pastor to a permaculture training session is $650. An additional $350 will cover travel, room and board for the pastor. A video about permaculture is HERE.
Given the success of past noisy offerings, I believe we can help to send pastors in Malawi to receive permaculture training. I challenge the ONE in Christ Parish to raise at least $1,000 to cover one pastor’s costs, or to raise $1,300 to cover two pastor’s tuition.
For every $350 raised in this noisy offering, I will wear this Packer stole to lead worship one week at all 3 churches. Raise $1,000 and I wear it for 3 weeks; raise $1,300 & 4 weeks. Get to $1,500 and I’ll throw wearing in a cheese head.
Please support this worthy cause.
Nazareth’s Church Council has decided to have a self-published directory for early 2018. Each family is asked to have a picture taken before or after worship services, beginning on December 3rd. Information sheets will be available later in November, or can be downloaded below.
In addition to this week's announcements, an order form for the Luther League Wreath Sales is downloadable. Orders are due by Wednesday, November 1, with delivery the week of Thanksgiving.
Also, next Sunday, October 29 is Reformation Sunday. Please wear RED next Sunday!
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