Luke 1:1-25 – “TURN OUR HEARTS, O LORD!”

Luke 1:1-25 – “TURN OUR HEARTS, O LORD!”

Opening Anthem by Science & Fine Arts Singers: “Hymn Of Thanks”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Malachi 4;
Titus 3:3-7;
Luke 1:5-17
The Apostles’ Creed – Page 19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 11
SERMON – Luke 1:1-25 – “TURN OUR HEARTS, O LORD!”
Offertory – Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer – Page 20 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 27
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 1
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Dear Members of St. Paul’s: Here is some information you may wish to save and keep handy at home for the coming weeks:

CHRISTMAS EVE PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Practices will be held on: Monday, December 19th from 8:15 – 9:45 and Thursday, December 22nd from 8:15 – 9:45 at the church. This practice is for all St. Paul’s Grade School students and all Sunday School students. Children attending Bangor elementary and middle school will be transported to and from their respective school building on Monday. Parents may drop off students at the church if they wish. On Thursday, Bangor Public Schools do not have school and St. Paul’s will be in session. Parents will be responsible for transportation of their child(ren) to the Church for rehearsal. All are
asked to be at this all important final rehearsal.

PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS must have a parental permission slip in order to be excused from Elementary or Middle School classes on Monday for Christmas Eve practice. That slip should be turned in to the appropriate public school principal’s office. These permission
slips are being made available at Sunday School.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
NOTE THE TIME FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Due to the low numbers in Kindergarten, Pre-school students are requested to stay for BOTH services. Please remember that all other students are expected to attend BOTH services on Christmas Eve. The sermon of God’s Gift to mankind is being presented by the children at 5:30 and 7:00 P.M. If several children from a class attend only one service, it is difficult to present the service with the same quality as is possible when all of the children who have practiced are present. Thank you for your cooperation.

HOLIDAY CHURCH SCHEDULE
Dec. 18- Sunday services at 8:00 & 10:00 A.M.
Dec. 24 -Children’s services at 5:30 & 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 25 -Sunday Christmas Day services at 8:00 & 10:00 A.M.
Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve service at 7:30 P.M.
Jan. 1 – Sunday New Year’s Day services at 8:00 & 10:00 A.M.

SCHOOL RESUMES ON JANUARY 3rd

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – 2011
Again this year, students will give gifts to the newborn who are members of St. Paul’s. Freewill donations will be accepted throughout the Christmas Season. Your generosity is appreciated. The donations will be used to purchase a “keepsake” type gift for each infant born in the past year. Christmas cards, made by St. Paul’s students, will be included with each gift.
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HOSPITALIZED: At Mayo-LaCrosse – Bruce Warhanik

IN MEMORY of Sid Kopp, $250.00 has been given to the St. Paul’s Luther High Tuition Assistance Fund and $250.00 to the new piano fund by Al & Penny (Kopp) Wortman.

IN MEMORY of Gladys Quinn, $10.00 has been donated to the St. Paul’s Luther Tuition Assistance Fund by Bruce & Candace Warhanik.

DEDICATION of the new church building for Faith Ev. Lutheran Church in Black River Falls is Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:00 p.m.

THE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON sponsored by the Auxiliary will be held on December 4, 2011 in conjunction with the Coulee Chorale Christmas Concert. Lunch will be served at 12:00 with the concert following at 2:00 p.m. Guests can host a table and bring friends. The host is then responsible for decorating the table and providing tableware. The Auxiliary will also be providing decorated tables for those wishing to attend without a host. RSVP early, seating is limited. The deadline for reservations is Monday, November 28. This event is the perfect kick off to the Christmas season. Hope to see you there!

LADIES CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS TEA is Thurs., Dec. 8th, 7:00 p.m. All ladies are welcome and may bring a guest other than members of our church.

COUNCIL WILL SET UP CHRISTMAS TREE on Wed. Dec. 7, 6:00 p.m.

COUNCIL & WIVES FILL CHRISTMAS BAGS on Wed. Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING is Sun. Jan. 22, 1:00 pm.

SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR CHRISTMAS NATIVITY participation are in the entry.