Weekly Announcements

WELCOME
We welcome our visitors. Please join us again, you are always welcome.

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH
Worship Service –Every Sunday, 9:00 am
Christmas Eve Worship Service – Sunday, December 24th at 4:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship Service – Monday, December 25th at 9:00 am

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Avenson
Paul Helgerson
Susan Ogorek
Alexandra Tucci
Vacant Position

BOARD CHAIRPERSON
Board of Christian Education – Susan Lange
Board of Community Activities – Muriel Rose
Board of Elders – Keith Ogorek
Board of Outreach – Alexandra Tucci
Board of Parish Administration – Tami Gooch

SEMIANNUAL VOTERS MEETING
Sunday, December 10th at 11:15 am.

STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT:
1 Corinthians 1:7 “…so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Lord sees to it that we do not lack any gift – He has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ as well as every earthly need. He is the Provider. And we can trust Him to always provide for us in every way.

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON THIS WEEK
In Sunday School today, the children will learn how each of us is like the lame beggar as we stand before God (Acts 3). Yet through the Means of Grace, God’s Word and Sacraments, God bestows on us what Christ accomplished on the cross: forgiveness of sins. In your family discussions, talk about what it means to have the “forgiveness of sins.”

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR SHUT-INS
This special service has been arranged so that those who are less mobile can participate. Service starts at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 19th. We will sing your favorite Christmas hymns and hear the beautiful organ. There will be a short sermon from Pastor Keller along with communion. Following in the Fellowship room there will be a lite lunch served with refreshments. So please plan to join in a time of fellowship and renewing acquaintances. Everyone is welcome. For more information, see Cathy Johnston or call the office at 651-451-0309. Anyone wishing to volunteer help with either serving or providing food for the luncheon call Carol Zellmer at 612-245-4669.

CHRISTMAS IS UPON US!
Thank you to all of the decorating volunteers that took the time to beautify our church for this holiday season.

We will again be accepting gift donations for Neighbors’ Inc. and will have a giving tree set up in the Narthex. There is a list of suggested gift items on the table next to the tree. We will deliver them to Neighbors’ Inc. the week of December 18th.

Also this year, we will again be displaying our Angel tree. You may add an angel ornament (with your loved ones name on it) to our tree in the memory of your loved one.

ALTAR FLOWERS this week are provided by Mark & Cindy Stoltenow with blessings for Jan Weir’s birthday. We wish Jan a very Happy Birthday!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Concordia Lutheran Church is hosting “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 16th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. This event is open to the public, all are welcome. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please consider helping in any way you can.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE PRACTICE
A special Saturday practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 16.  Please make sure your child attends this practice if they are going to participate in the Christmas Program in the Sunday service on December 17.  Please contact Alexandra Tucci or Susan Lange or any Sunday School teacher if you have questions.

CONCORDIA’S CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Concordia’s Children’s Christmas Service will be held during the 9:00 am worship service on Sunday, December 17th.

COFFEE AND TREATS
There is still plenty of opportunities to provide coffee and treats after worship services in December. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

 

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

 SUNDAYDECEMBER 10

9:00 am Worship with communion

10:00 am Coffee & Treats

10:15 am Sunday School and Bible Study

11:15 am Semiannual Voters Meeting

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

 Pastor’s Day Off

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

2:00 pm Dorcas Circle

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

10:00 am Adult Bible Study

11:00 am Community Activities Meet

6:00 pm Confirmation Class

7:00 pm Choir Practice

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

      Circuit Pastors Conference

    Meals on Wheels

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

8:00 – 11:00 am Breakfast with Santa

10:00 am Sunday School Program Practice

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

9:00 am Worship with Sunday School Christmas Program

10:00 am Coffee & Treats

10:15 am Sunday School and Bible Study

CONCORDIA CONTACTS

CHURCH OFFICE –  651-451-0309, or e-mail

concordiachurch@qwestoffice.net

WEBSITE: www.concordia-ssp.org

 

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Welcome to Concordia Lutheran in South St Paul

Concordia Lutheran Church is a family of believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We extend an invitation to join us in worship and praise to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Please visit us…soon! We think you’ll find a warm Christian environment, a wealth of opportunities to strengthen your faith and enjoy fellowship with a supportive, mid-sized congregation, all comfortably nestled in suburban South St. Paul, a setting with a rich religious, historical, cultural and educational heritage.