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PRAY THE PRAYER OF THE WEEK Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son that by His coming we may be given to serve You with cleansed minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Onaga Christmas Frenzy today beginning at 3:00 p.m., thru 6:00 p.m.

The first letter to all the Memorial monies held in our church treasury has gone out to all those memorials that are four years past date of death. A decision is asked to be made of their memorial designation as soon as possible, or by 2/15/22.

The Lutheran Women in Action will host their Advent/Christmas gathering on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, here in the church basement, beginning at 2:00 p.m. All ladies of the congregation are invited. The Duluth LWML ladies will join us as well. We will enjoy snack food, every member is asked to bring a plate of goodies to share. Gift exchange of $5.00 value.

Also, please remember to turn in your cancelled stamps and Best Choice labels. The LWML collects these items to send on to the Zone and State level . The Caring Service Committee, Ann Abitz, Linda Falk and Jan Kufahl will package and send on to the collection person.

Remember to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars. Call 800 847 4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” A live operator will take your call.

Next meeting of the 125th anniversary committee is Sunday, December 12th following morning worship.

Church Cleaning Schedule

December 11 and 12: Keith Figge, Alex Figge and Brian Figge December 18 and 19: Alan Fischer and Eugene Pierson
December 25 and 26: Joe Harder, Tracy Meyerkorth and Bailey Starns


: THEME OF THE WEEK: The Lord is Yet to Come Again The Lord is yet to come again. We know it’s going to happen because He fulfills His promises. The Prophetic Advent had the prophets proclaim that Christ would come and would save His people from their sins. In His Incarnational Advent, God took on human flesh in the womb of Mary, lived our human life, died our human death, was raised again in the flesh and is ascended into the heavens, still in the flesh. He comes to us even to this day, Advents with us, Sacramentally. In Word and water and bread and wine, these are the places where Jesus has promised He will come to grant us the gifts of the cross and the assurance of the resurrection. And so, if He has kept all of those promises, surely He will keep His

promise to come again..

Organists: Elders:

Altar duty for December: Cindy Pedersen

December 4 and 5, 2021
Attendance Saturday, November 27: Sunday, November 28:

We continue to pray for those unable to worship with us who are residing in a care facility: Redbud, Onaga: Ramona Tessendorf, Reneta Fischer- Onaga Health and Rehab: Norman Honig Eastridge (Centralia): Max and Janice Loughmiller Via Christi Village, Manhattan: Milton Henneberg

December birthdays of children and staff of Sunday School: Brooklyn and Carley DeChant, Tracy Meyerkorth, Ireta Schwant Youth Group: Chris Ubel, Taryn Herrman, Colby Henneberg, Makayla Baum Cradle Roll: Timothy Jay Bruce Graf

TEACHING Staff: Linda Falk and Ireta Schwant, Co-Superintendents NURSERY CLASS: Jenny Donnelly and Katie Krohn
ST and 2ND Grades: Cindy Pedersen and Tracy Meyerkorth THIRD, FOURTH and FIFTH Grades: Joy Zabel and Linda Henneberg

SIXTH, SEVENTH and EIGHTH Grades: Brenda Schlegel and Dixie Revell
October 17: Attending five Sundays: Remington Donnelly, Michael Henneberg, Elsie Henneberg, Westin Donnelly and Rayna Meyerkorth

October 24: Five Sundays: August Falk and Lily Falk
October 31: Five Sundays: Zoey Starns, Ellie Starns, Clancy Revell

November 14: Five Sundays: Luke Wren Ten Sundays: Kody Krohn

November 28: Five Sundays: Hayden Matzke
Ten Sundays: Remington and Westin Donnelly

Pam Steinmeyer
Bob Matzke and Lee Steinmeyer

and Gloria Falk

Bruce Abitz

Alan Fischer

Vice Chairman: Acolyte: August Falk

WIBW 580 am 7:30am Sunday morning KCLY Clay Center, 100.9 FM 9:30 p.m Sunday

The Lutheran Hour radio schedule “Bringing Christ to the Nations...”
December 5 "Because We Belong" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler The world tells us we must be useful in order to belong, but that's not how God sees us.

(Luke 1:5-25)
December 12 "When You're Expecting" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler The season of Advent is about living in the middle of a story that is still unfolding, between what is already and what is yet to come. (Luke 1:20-80)
December 19 "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
The drama surrounding the first airing of "The Charlie Brown Christmas Special" 56 years ago, against all odds, it gave viewers the true story of Christmas and doomed aluminum Christmas trees to near extinction. (Luke 2:1-15)