|THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11
This week's schedule.
|Altar Flowers Schedule
December 11 - Marilyn Botterud
December 18 - Carol Reafs
December 25 - Carol Reafs
|December Birthdays and Anniversaries
- Del Nordtvedt - 12/1
- Renae Beeman - 12/7
- Anna Baumiller - 12/8
- Janie Mauck - 12/11
- Trinity Austin - 12/12
- Brian Witowski - 12/18
- Carolyn Barden - 12/23
- Mike Baehr - 12/29
- Helen and Jim Sparks - 12/29
- Keith and Marian Bjerke - 12/29
All men are invited to breakfasts and Bible study which includes men from Journey United Methodist.
The breakfasts will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Duke.
The men's video Bible study will be held the 1st Saturday of every month at the home of Rich Miller. The study will be based on "Game Plan for Life" with Joe Gibbs. The videos are as follows:
1/7 - Making God's team
2/4 - The enemy's game plan
3/4 - Signing bonus
4/1 - Playing hurt
This video study will allow you access to Joe's racing team and also professional sports athletes. Please invited a friend and remember to bring your Bible. Sign up for both men's events at the event table.
|Habitat for Humanity
We will meet at Fry's on Saturday, December 17 at 6:30 a.m. and we will return around 2:30. Bring water and work gloves. Let Pastor Glenn know if you are going.
Our building fund generated $45,143.31 so far in 2016 and we had hoped for $40,000!!! As you consider your end of the year support for MLC please help us to finish up the year strong as we prepare for exciting opportunities in 2017. The $6,000 match was met last Sunday! God is good!
|Envelopes for 2017
The envelopes for 2017 are in the back of the worship space. If you would like envelopes, please pick them up and be sure to sign your name next to the proper number.
There will be a new flower chart in the back of the church to sign up for flowers for 2017. Please remember to sign up - 2017 will be here in just a few weeks!
Don't forget to bring your unwrapped gifts to church on Sunday, December 11, for the children of the Food Bank.
December 21 at 7 p.m. at The Duke. This is offered by Journey Methodist and is especially for those who are grieving or have a particular struggle with this time of the year.
|Looking for Hope - December 4, 2016
As we enter our second week of advent we turn to the book of Joel. Joel is my most favorite book in the entire Bible. Do you know why? It is because Joel is my middle name. When my mom used the middle name of Glenn Joel, I knew I was in trouble. See now you know my middle name and you also know that I got into trouble. Well, it really is not my most favorite book but it does have some lessons for us this morning.
Names on the prayer list will remain for one month. Please let Pastor Glenn or Sue Fletcher know to add a name or to continue a name.
There will be no Sunday school on December 25 and January 1. The last day for Sunday school is April 30, 2017.
|Jesus and His Jewish Influences Study
This fascinating study continues on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at Pastor Glenn's Please feel free to join us!
|Dear MLC Family
As we approach the end of our year, it is good to know where we stand financially. through November, our general giving was $107,069 or $2,649 higher than budget of $104,420. Our expenses are down with actual $141,523 versus a budget of $159,722. We make up the difference in income vs. expenses because of grant money. Thank you for your generosity!!!
|The Baptism of Emma Reagan Munkirs
On Sunday, November 27, 2016, we baptized Emma Reagan Munkirs. Her parents are David and Carla Munkirs and her sponsors are Wendy Meurer and Denise Kellen.
Jerry, Renae, Amy and Nathan Beeman; Cathy Davis; William and Marlene Gault; Todd and Beth Hatcher; Charlene Hughes; Michael, Leslie, Preslee, and Colby Isetta; Alan, Clarita, and Karen Knutsen; Maddi Lamb and James Olderbak; Judith Littleton; Dan and Udine Locke; Janie Mauck; Bryan Mitchell; Shirley Richardson and grandchildren Peyton and Jayden Shirey and Trinity and Hailey Austin; Linda Spears; Jim and Betty Steinhauer; Roz Therrien; Brian Witowski; Randy Schoof.
|Keeping Christmas Central - November 27, 2016
This Sunday we mark the beginning of our Advent Season. One of my favorite advent hymns is Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel. I like it mostly because I know it and once in a while I might even hit the correct note. Be reminded of the first verse,
Oh Come oh Come Immanuel and Ransom Captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.
Today we look at Daniel and the Lion’s Den story. We remember from our Sunday school days that Daniel gets thrown into the Lion’s Den. He emerges from the Den the next day.
|Here I Am Send Me - November 20, 2016
The church council spent an evening discussing the issues of the congregation. One of the subjects was the poor appearance of the church building. It needs to be painted one person cried out. The church was full of penny pinchers that didn’t want to pay for it. They had hoped someone would step forward and foot the bill that didn’t happen. Alas, they said, we will purchase two gallons of paint and let George do it. George wanted to do a good job. The first wall was fantastic. Bright red, it really looked great. Unfortunately he noticed he had used ½ the paint. So knowing that the council expected him to do the job on just 2 gallons he did the smart thing. He began to thin the paint with water. The second wall was not as red, but still looked okay. He began to thin the paint even more. The third wall went but red to light pink. He got to the fourth wall and the bottom of the paint bucket was almost empty. What should he do? Should he go and buy the paint himself. Should he dare to ask the council for more paint? He was in a quandary. Suddenly a voice came from heaven. George, the voice said. Oh good George thought, God is coming to the rescue. The voice said, George, Repaint, Repaint and Thin no More.
|Reports and Downloads
Just added to the Download Page:
- Worship - October 31, 2016
- Council - November 20, 2016