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ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS (129 Railroad Street) Wheaton, Kansas 66521

THE REV. TERRY L DEGIOVANNI, PASTOR

Telephone: 785 396-4411 or Cell: 412 334 4280
SATURDAY EVE WORSHIP SERVICE:5:30 p.m. (Communion 1st and 3rd Saturdays)

Sunday School: 8:45 a.m., Adult Bible Class: 9:00 a.m.

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:00 a.m. (Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays) News and Notes: vicardegiovanni@yahoo.com or idschwant@bluevalley.net

November 24 – Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29C) – How precious indeed does God hold every human life! Just what makes even the least of these so special, from the embryo to the elderly? The Heavenly Father creates each one (Colossians 1:16) at the moment of fertilization. The Son of God wrapped His holy life in human flesh within Mary’s womb (Colossians 1:19-20). And the Holy Spirit calls even the youngest among us into His everlasting Kingdom and family (Colossians 1:13-14)

Note from Karen Harder, church treasurer: October operating income: $4,587.00
October operating expenses: $6,181.48 October net operating cash flow: negative $1,594.48

Mark your calendar, the LWML Advent/Christmas gathering will be on Wednesday, December 4th 2:30 p.m., in the church basement. Bring a plate of goodies to share with our hot tea/cider/coffee. Gift exchange of $5.00 value. Please invite a neighbor/friend to join us as we celebrate and welcome the Advent season. All ladies invited to attend!!!!! December LWML birthdays: Erma Kufahl, Reneta Fischer, Kim Colson, Ireta Schwant and Susan Magnett

Be sure to check the giving tree in the Narthex and select a leaf to purchase the item for the Flint Hills Chapter Lutherans for Life.
Also: Pick up a red envelope for your donation to the HOWD Christmas family for the Christmas giving. Put your envelope in the gold basket. The shoppers led by Bruce Abitz will appreciate the donations to help with the expense of serving a family in need in the Onaga area.

December 7: You are invited to Campanella Family Funeral Homes Memorial Remembrance Tribute Service Saturday, December 7 Reception at 5:30 p.m., and tribute service at 6:30 p.m., at 612 East Highway 24, Wamego.

Family Church and Basement cleaning schedule. Clean before date listed:
Note: There are two upright vacuums in the banner room, left side of altar, for your use.

The basement has a blue canister vacuum and a red Kirby vacuum located in the office room. Please bag the trash and take out to trash dumpster behind church.

November 23 and 24: Kevin Wahl family
November 30 and Dec 1: Joy Zabel and Chad Abitz December 7 and 8: Bill Abitz and Justin Abitz
December 14 and 15: Bruce Abitz, Ron Abitz, Lee Steinmeyer December 21 and 22: Eugene Abitz and Christian Abitz

The Lutheran Hour radio schedule:

November 24 "Loved and Sent: God Is Love" Guest Speaker: Pastor Jeff Cloeter
Love can be a frustrating and confusing word. We use it to describe so many different things, many of which aren't really love, at all. Jeff had grown
tired of hearing the word-until he learned that real love is "not that we had loved God, but that God loved us and sent His Son." (1 John 4:7-12)
December 1 "Enough with the Self-Talk" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
We are not always who we say we are. What you say to yourself about yourself may or may not be what's true. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, "Enough with the self-talk! " Who does God say you are? You'll find that you are worse than you thought, and yet, more loved than you could ever imagine. (Luke 18:9-14)
December 8 "God's Yes" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
Loved and Sent Series - "If we say that God's purpose is simply to take our souls to heaven when we die, we might miss God's bigger 'yes' ... God's 'yes' to putting bodies and souls back together again in the resurrection; God's 'yes' to creation as He intended it to be." (Romans 8:18-39)

Website address : www.stlukewheaton.com

Organists: Chairman:

Pam Steinmeyer and Gloria Falk Elders: Bob Matzke and Lee Steinmeyer

Bruce Abitz Vice Chairman:

November 23 and 24, 2019

Darrel Stelter

Worship Attendance: Saturday, Nov 16: 15 Sunday, Nov 17: 49

Welcome to our visitors. We pray all will be spiritually enriched by your visit to this “House of God.” Here Christ breaks the silence that surrounds mortal man in his sin and death. Here in Christ Jesus we hear the voice of the Eternal One, and we hear the voice of the Father, and that He loves, that He forgives and that in the resurrection of Christ, He has made us His Children and has given us victory over death itself.

NEWS AND NOTES

We continue to pray for those unable to worship with us who are residing in a care facility: Wellsprings of Westmoreland Jerry Abitz, Melvin Matzke Vintage Park, Wamego: Martha Biesenthal Eastridge, Centralia: Vera Teske, Onaga Health and Rehab:

Kenny Falk, Ernest Haefner Redbud, Onaga: Via Christi Village, Manhattan: Milton Henneberg

Ramona Tessendorf - Reneta Fischer- McCrite Plaza, Topeka: Vera Marten

Sunday School : Our staff this year: Co Supts: Ireta Schwant and Linda Falk
Nursery and Kindergarten: Jenny Donnelly First and Second Grades: Cindy Pedersen and Tracy Meyerkorth; Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades: Dixie Revell and Joy Zabel, with Patti Kolterman, helper; Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades: Brenda Schlegel and Robert DeChant. Special Craft leader: Lindsey Barnes
Read the Bible ahead with your children: Lesson today: Nov 24: God Forgives David 2 Samuel 12: 1-23 Lesson December 1: Jesus Preaches on the Mount Matthew 5: 1-12 R
eceiving an attendance gift as of October 13: August Falk, Emma Ross, Jaydee Abitz, Westin Donnelly; as of October 20: Ellie Starns, Elliot Barnes, Lillian Ross Five Sundays as of October 27: Zoey Starns, Jenner Barnes, Chloe Baum Five Sundays as of November 3: Christian Henneberg, Jaeden Abitz, Rayna Meyerkorth, Westin Abitz, Monty Meyerkorth; Ten Sundays as of November 10: Clancy Revell, Lily Falk November 17: Five Sundays: Brooklyn DeChant, Collin Chamley
Ten Sundays: Westin Donnelly

Christmas Eve Service practice begins on Sunday, December 1 at 8:45 a.m. Please notify your children’s teacher if they will be absent on Christmas Eve. Today: Wheaton Center Breakfast serving until 1:00 p.m. (freewill offering)