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Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church Sunday, December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:30 am Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church brother ken, OLF : Pastor 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639 410‐257‐LOVE (5683) [email protected] www.saintnicholaslutheran.org Welcome to Saint Nicholas! We’re glad you’re worshipping with us today. May our time together be a blessing to you. If you are visiting with us this morning, please sign the guest register in the Narthex on the podium. Child care is available during worship for infants and toddlers in our staffed nursery room down the hall. All children ages 5 – 10 are invited to attend Time for Children in the North Wing where they will hear a bible lesson presented through story, song and prayer. Children are dismissed with the adult leaders following the Children’s Sermon and return to worship for Holy Communion. Our worship always includes the sacrament of Holy Communion and all people are welcome to receive. Children are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing from the pastor.
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  • SaintNicholasLutheranChurchSunday,December24,2017FourthSundayofAdvent

    9:30am

    SaintNicholasLutheranChurchbrotherken,OLF:Pastor

    1450PlumPointRoad,Huntingtown,MD20639410‐257‐LOVE(5683)

    [email protected]

    WelcometoSaintNicholas!We’regladyou’reworshippingwithustoday.Mayourtimetogetherbeablessingtoyou.Ifyouarevisitingwithusthismorning,pleasesigntheguestregisterintheNarthexonthepodium.Childcareisavailableduringworshipforinfantsandtoddlersinourstaffednurseryroomdownthehall.Allchildrenages5–10areinvitedtoattendTimeforChildrenintheNorthWingwheretheywillhearabiblelessonpresentedthroughstory,songandprayer.ChildrenaredismissedwiththeadultleadersfollowingtheChildren’sSermonandreturntoworshipforHolyCommunion.OurworshipalwaysincludesthesacramentofHolyCommunionandallpeoplearewelcometoreceive.Childrenarewelcometocomeforwardtoreceiveablessingfromthepastor.

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    IntroductionGodkeepsthepromisemadetoDavid,togivehimaneverlastingthrone.TheangeltellsMarythatGodwillgiveDavid’sthronetohersonJesus.SheisperplexedbyGabriel’sgreetingandbythenewsofhercomingpregnancy,butsheisablestilltosay,“Countmein.”WewhoknowthatJesusiscalledkingonlyasheisexecutedstillfinditamysteryhardtofathom,butwithMarytodaywehearthenewsofwhatGodisuptoandsay,“Countusin.”

    GATHERING

    CongregationreadsboldprintPreludeWelcomeStandConfessionAndForgivenessBlessedbetheholyTrinity,☩oneGod,whocomestowakeusfromsleep,wholeadsusintothelightofgrace.Amen.LetuspreparethewayoftheLordbyconfessingoursinagainstGodandneighbor.Godofalltime,weconfessthatwehavenotpreparedforyourmercifulreignamongus.Weignoreourneighborsinneedandfailinthelaborofjusticeandpeace.Inyourmercyforgiveus.GrantuswisdomtowelcomeyourlightandtoseekthethingsthatwillendureuntilChristcomesagaininglory.Amen.Comfort,Ocomfortmypeople,saysyourGod.In☩JesusChristyoursinsareforgivenandallthingsaremadenew.Rejoiceinthisgoodnews!Amen.

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    GatheringSong:OCome,AllYeFaithful(ELW283)

    PublicDomain

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    GreetingThegraceofourLordJesusChrist,theloveofGod,andthecommunionoftheHolySpiritbewithyouall.Andalsowithyou.

    PrayerOfTheDayLetuspray.Stirupyourpower,LordChrist,andcome.Withyourabundantgraceandmight,freeusfromthesinthatwouldobstructyourmercy,thatwillinglywemaybearyourredeeminglovetoalltheworld,foryouliveandreignwiththeFatherandtheHolySpirit,oneGod,nowandforever.Amen.SitLightingOfTheFourthAdventCandle(RogerFamily)As the candles are lit, the congregation singsComeNow,OPrinceofPeace(ELW247)Verse4

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    Letuspray.Blessedareyou,OLordourGod,ruleroftheuniverse.InyourSon,Emmanuel,youhaveshownusyourlightandsavedusfromthepowerofsin.Blessusaswelightthecandlesonthiswreath.Increaseourlongingforyourpresence,thatatthecelebrationofyourSon’sbirthhisSpiritmightdwellanewinourmidst,forheisourlightandoursalvation.BlessedbeGodforever.Amen.

    WORD

    FirstReading:2Samuel7:1‐11,16Areadingfrom2Samuel.InsteadofDavidbuildingahouse(temple)fortheLord,theLordpromisestoestablishDavid’shouse(dynasty)forever.Centurieslater,aftertheBabylonianexile,nokingsatonthethrone.Eventhen,however,thepeopleofIsraelrememberedthispromiseandcontinuedtohopeforaking,themessiah,theLord’sanointed.1Nowwhenthekingwassettledinhishouse,andtheLORDhadgivenhimrestfromallhisenemiesaroundhim,2thekingsaidtotheprophetNathan,“Seenow,Iamlivinginahouseofcedar,butthearkofGodstaysinatent.”3Nathansaidtotheking,“Go,doallthatyouhaveinmind;fortheLORDiswithyou.”4ButthatsamenightthewordoftheLORDcametoNathan:5GoandtellmyservantDavid:ThussaystheLORD:Areyoutheonetobuildmeahousetolivein?6IhavenotlivedinahousesincethedayIbroughtupthepeopleofIsraelfromEgypttothisday,butIhavebeenmovingaboutinatentandatabernacle.7WhereverIhavemovedaboutamongallthepeopleofIsrael,didIeverspeakawordwithanyofthetriballeadersofIsrael,whomIcommandedtoshepherdmypeopleIsrael,saying,“Whyhaveyounotbuiltmeahouseofcedar?”8NowthereforethusyoushallsaytomyservantDavid:ThussaystheLORDofhosts:Itookyoufromthepasture,fromfollowingthesheeptobeprinceovermypeopleIsrael;9andIhavebeenwithyouwhereveryouwent,andhavecutoffallyourenemiesfrombeforeyou;andIwillmakeforyouagreatname,likethenameofthegreatonesoftheearth.10AndIwillappointaplaceformypeopleIsraelandwillplantthem,sothattheymayliveintheirownplace,andbedisturbednomore;andevildoersshallafflictthemnomore,asformerly,

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    11fromthetimethatIappointedjudgesovermypeopleIsrael;andIwillgiveyourestfromallyourenemies.MoreovertheLORDdeclarestoyouthattheLORDwillmakeyouahouse.16Yourhouseandyourkingdomshallbemadesureforeverbeforeme;yourthroneshallbeestablishedforever.ThewordoftheLord.ThanksbetoGod.TheSacramentOfHolyBaptismCharlotteJeanRomijn,childofJacobandFeliciaRomijn,bornonAugust30,2017.PresentationGod,whoisrichinmercyandlove,givesusanewbirthintoalivinghopethroughthesacramentofbaptism.BywaterandtheWordGoddeliversusfromsinanddeathandraisesustonewlifeinJesusChrist.WeareunitedwithallthebaptizedintheonebodyofChrist,anointedwiththegiftoftheHolySpirit,andjoinedinGod'smissionforthelifeoftheworld.Sponsors:IpresentCharlotteJeanforbaptism.CalledbytheHolySpirit,trustinginthegraceandloveofGod,doyoudesiretohaveCharlotteJeanbaptizedintoChrist?Parents:Ido.AsyoubringCharlotteJeantoreceivethegiftofbaptism,youareentrustedwithresponsibilities:tolivewithheramongGod'sfaithfulpeople,bringhertothewordofGodandtheholysupper,teachhertheLord'sPrayer,theCreed,andtheTenCommandments,placeinherhandstheholyscriptures,andnurtureherinfaithandprayer,sothatshemaylearntotrustGod,proclaimChristthroughwordanddeed,careforothersandtheworldGodmade,andworkforjusticeandpeace.DoyoupromisetohelpCharlotteJeangrowintheChristianfaithandlife?Ido.Sponsors,doyoupromisetonurtureCharlotteJeanintheChristianfaithasyouareempoweredbyGod'sSpirit,andtohelpherliveinthecovenantofbaptismandincommunionwiththechurch?Sponsors:Ido.

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    PeopleofGod,doyoupromisetosupportCharlotteJeanandprayforherinhernewlifeinChrist?Wedo.ProfessionofFaithIaskyoutoprofessyourfaithinChristJesus,rejectsin,andconfessthefaithofthechurch.DoyourenouncethedevilandalltheforcesthatdefyGod?Parents&Sponsors Irenouncethem.DoyourenouncethepowersofthisworldthatrebelagainstGod?Parents&Sponsors Irenouncethem.DoyourenouncethewaysofsinthatdrawyoufromGod?Parents&Sponsors Irenouncethem.DoyoubelieveinGodtheFather?IbelieveinGod,theFatheralmighty,creatorofheavenandearth.DoyoubelieveinJesusChrist,theSonofGod?IbelieveinJesusChrist,God'sonlySon,ourLord,whowasconceivedbytheHolySpirit,bornofthevirginMary,sufferedunderPontiusPilate,wascrucified,died,andwasburied;hedescendedtothedead.Onthethirddayheroseagain;heascendedintoheaven,heisseatedattherighthandoftheFather,andhewillcometojudgethelivingandthedead.DoyoubelieveinGodtheHolySpirit?IbelieveintheHolySpirit,theholycatholicchurch,thecommunionofsaints,theforgivenessofsins,theresurrectionofthebody,andthelifeeverlasting.ThanksgivingattheFontTheLordbewithyou.Andalsowithyou.LetusgivethankstotheLordourGod.Itisrighttogiveourthanksandpraise.

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    HolyGod,holyandmerciful,holyandmighty,youaretheriveroflife,youaretheeverlastingwellspring,youarethefireofrebirth.Glorytoyouforoceansandlakes,forriversandstreams.Honortoyouforcloudandrain,fordewandsnow.Yourwatersarebelowus,aroundus,aboveus:ourlifeisborninyou.Youarethefountainofresurrection.Praisetoyouforyoursavingwaters:Noahandtheanimalssurvivetheflood,Hagardiscoversyourwell.TheIsraelitesescapethroughthesea,andtheydrinkfromyourgushingrock.Naamanwasheshisleprosyaway,andtheSamaritanwomanwillneverbethirstyagain.Atthisfont,holyGod,wepray:PraisetoyouforthewaterofbaptismandforyourWordthatsavesusinthiswater.BreatheyourSpiritintoallwhoaregatheredhereandintoallcreation.Illumineourdays.Enlivenourbones.Dryourtears.Washawaythesinwithinus,anddrowntheevilaroundus.Satisfyallourthirstwithyourlivingwater,JesusChrist,ourSavior,wholivesandreignswithyouandtheHolySpirit,oneGod,nowandforever.Amen.BaptismCharlotteJean,IbaptizeyouinthenameoftheFather,andoftheSon,andoftheHolySpirit.Amen.YoubelongtoChrist,inwhomyouhavebeenbaptized.Letuspray.Wegiveyouthanks,OGod,thatthroughwaterandtheHolySpirityougiveyourdaughtersandsonsnewbirth,cleansethemfromsin,andraisethemtoeternallife.SustainCharlotteJeanwiththegiftofyourHolySpirit:thespiritofwisdomandunderstanding,thespiritofcounselandmight,thespiritofknowledgeandthefearoftheLord,thespiritofjoyinyourpresence,bothnowandforever.Amen.CharlotteJean,childofGod,youhavebeensealedbytheHolySpiritandmarkedwiththecrossofChristforever.Amen.

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    WelcomeJesussaid,Iamthelightoftheworld.Whoeverfollowsmewillhavethelightoflife.Letuswelcomethenewlybaptized.WewelcomeCharlotteJeanintothebodyofChristandintothemissionweshare:joinusingivingthanksandpraisetoGodandbearingGod'screativeandredeemingwordtoalltheworld.Children’sSermonTimeForChildren(Allchildrenages5‐10areinvitedtohearabiblelessonpresentedthroughstory,songandprayerintheNorthWing)StandGospelAcclamation:OCome,OCome,Emmanuel(ELW257)Verse1

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    GOSPEL:Luke1:26‐38TheholygospelaccordingtoLuke.Glorytoyou,OLord.Inthisannunciation,LukemakesclearthatGodcomeswithgoodnewsforordinarypeople(Mary)fromlittle‐knownplaces(Nazareth).Thiskingwillnotbeborntoroyaltyinapalace,buttocommonfolkinastall.HereLukehighlightstheroleoftheSpirit,aspecialemphasisinhisgospel.26InthesixthmonththeangelGabrielwassentbyGodtoatowninGalileecalledNazareth,27toavirginengagedtoamanwhosenamewasJoseph,ofthehouseofDavid.Thevirgin’snamewasMary.28Andhecametoherandsaid,“Greetings,favoredone!TheLordiswithyou.”29Butshewasmuchperplexedbyhiswordsandponderedwhatsortofgreetingthismightbe.30Theangelsaidtoher,“Donotbeafraid,Mary,foryouhavefoundfavorwithGod.31Andnow,youwillconceiveinyourwombandbearason,andyouwillnamehimJesus.32Hewillbegreat,andwillbecalledtheSonoftheMostHigh,andtheLordGodwillgivetohimthethroneofhisancestorDavid.33HewillreignoverthehouseofJacobforever,andofhiskingdomtherewillbenoend.”34Marysaidtotheangel,“Howcanthisbe,sinceIamavirgin?”35Theangelsaidtoher,“TheHolySpiritwillcomeuponyou,andthepoweroftheMostHighwillovershadowyou;thereforethechildtobebornwillbeholy;hewillbecalledSonofGod.36Andnow,yourrelativeElizabethinheroldagehasalsoconceivedason;andthisisthesixthmonthforherwhowassaidtobebarren.37FornothingwillbeimpossiblewithGod.”38ThenMarysaid,“HereamI,theservantoftheLord;letitbewithmeaccordingtoyourword.”Thentheangeldepartedfromher.ThegospeloftheLord.Praisetoyou,OChrist.

    Sit

    Sermon

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    StandHymnOfTheDay:OCome,OCome,Emmanuel(ELW257)

    Verses2,5,6,8

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    PrayersOfIntercessionGuidedbythelightofChrist,letusprayforthecomingdawnofjoy,healing,andcomfortforallGod’speople.(abriefsilence)Youreternalreignhascomeintotheworld.Giveusearstohearyourcalltoserveyourkingdom,andsendusouttothosewhoarehurtingandinneedofgoodnews.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Youcreatedthemysteryandbeautyoftheearth.Replenishrivers,lakes,seas,andallbodiesofwater,sothatplants,animals,andhumanscanhavelifeandberefreshed.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Youbringdownthepowerfulandraiseupthelowly.Wherewarrages,shatterhatredwithforgivenessandpeace.Wherefearrules,makeyourall‐powerfulandeternalpresenceknown.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Yourememberuswithmercy,Lord,asyouhavedoneforallgenerations.Fillus,comfortus,strengthenus,andenlightenus.Makeyourwillknowntoall inneed.Weprayespeciallyfor……..andforthosewenamebeforeyounow.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.YoucalledMarytobearyourSon.Weprayforpregnantwomen,formothersandfathersofinfantsandsmallchildren,andespeciallyforcoupleswhobearthepainofinfertility,miscarriage,orstillbirth.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Yourkingdomhasnoend.Withyourservantsthroughouttime,womenandmen,oldandyoung,uniteusforeverinyourreignofpeaceandjoy.Lord,inyourmercy,hearourprayer.Weraiseourprayerstoyou,OGod,inthenameoftheonewhois,whowas,andwhoistocome,JesusChristourLord.Amen.SharingOfThePeaceThepeaceofChristbewithyoualways.Andalsowithyou.

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    MEAL SitGatheringOfGifts/SettingTheTableAnofferingisgatheredforthemissionofthechurch.IfyouwouldliketogiveelectronicallyhereisourQRcodeandWi‐Fipassword:SaintNicholas. Anthem:MaryDidYouKnow

    StandOfferingPrayerLetuspray.Saviorofthenations,come.Makeyourhomehereinus.Feeduswithyourlove,thatourfaithshineevernewandourlivesrevealyourlight.Amen.Dialogue TheLordbewithyou.Andalsowithyou.Liftupyourhearts.WeliftthemtotheLord.LetusgivethankstotheLordourGod.Itisrighttogiveourthanksandpraise.ThanksgivingAtTheTableHolyGod,theBeginningandtheEnd,ourSalvationandourHope,wepraiseyouforcreatingaworldoforderandbeauty.Whenwebroughtonchaos,crueltyanddespair,yousenttheprophetstoproclaimyourjusticeandmercy.AtthisendoftheagesyourSonJesuscametobringusyourloveandtohealallthesufferingworld.

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    Inthenightinwhichhewasbetrayed,ourLordJesustookbread,andgavethanks;brokeit,andgaveittohisdisciples,saying:Takeandeat;thisismybody,givenforyou.Dothisfortheremembranceofme.Again,aftersupper,hetookthecup,gavethanks,andgaveitforalltodrink,saying:Thiscupisthenewcovenantinmyblood,shedforyouandforallpeoplefortheforgivenessofsin.Dothisfortheremembranceofme.Remembering,therefore,hislife,death,andresurrection,weawaithiscomingagaininrighteousnessandpeace.SendyourSpiritonusandonthisbreadandwineweshare:strengthenourfaith,increaseourhope,andbringtobirththejusticeandjoyofyourSon.Throughhimallgloryandhonorisyours,AlmightyFather,withtheHolySpirit,inyourholyChurch,bothnowandforever.Amen.Lord’sPrayerOurFather,whoartinheaven,hallowedbethyname,thykingdomcome,thywillbedone,onearthasitisinheaven.Giveusthisdayourdailybread;andforgiveusourtrespasses,asweforgivethosewhotrespassagainstus;andleadusnotintotemptation,butdeliverusfromevil.Forthineisthekingdom,andthepower,andtheglory,foreverandever.Amen. InvitationtoCommunionRejoice!Emmanuelshallcometoyou.Shareinthefeastofsalvation.Allarewelcometoreceivethesacrament.Todaywecommunebyintinction.Withintinction,thecommunionparticipantcomesforward,receivesawaferandthendipsitintothechaliceofwineorgrapejuicebeforeeatingit.Wealsoofferglutenfreewafersatcommunion.ChildrennotyetpreparedforHolyCommunionarewelcometocomeforwardandreceiveablessingfromthepastor.

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    SitCommunion

    Remainseated PostCommunionBlessingThebodyandbloodofourLordJesusChriststrengthenusandkeepusinGod’sgrace.Amen.PrayerAfterCommunionLetuspray.Godforwhomwewait,youcometousinthebrokenbreadandthecupweshare.MakeusreadyalwaystowelcomeChristintoourhearts,andsendusforthtobeyourpeopleintheworld,announcingyourcomingamongusinJesusChristourLord.Amen.

    SENDING CommunityLifePleasesubmityourannouncementstotheofficebynoononTuesdaystobeincludedintheWeeklyAnnouncements.StandBlessingMayChrist,theSunofrighteousness,shineuponyouandscatterthedarknessfrombeforeyourpath.AlmightyGod,Father,☩Son,andHolySpirit,blessyounowandforever.Amen.

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    SendingSong:DingDongMerrilyOnHigh

    CCLISong#1145671DismissalGoinpeace.PreparethewayoftheLord.ThanksbetoGod.

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    ThealtarflowersaregiventothegloryofGodbythePhelpsFamily

    inmemoryofLewisPhelps,MaryBurdickandMarionSnyder.

    PrayerConcernsBereavement:FamilyandFriendsofVirginiaAnnBrown,JimAanestadHealth:CharlesJost,LouiseWest,JoanneDickinson,KarlinAnderson,RubenDangin,AnnWolfgang,JackieGatewoodLongtermconcerns:HeidiGault,AvayJaynes,TheSmith/BielloFamilies,WandaMorat,KarenMurray,DeannChism,LennyBuck,GarrettKrohnert,CynthiaBishop,SusanVilcheck,GeorgeBarkley SaintNicholasLutheranChurchhasaspecialPrayerTeamcommittedtointercessoryprayer.Yourrequestwillalwaysbetreatedwithimmediacy,care,[email protected]yerrequests.Ifyouwantyournameorsomeoneelse’snameaddedtothePrayerConcernsList,pleasecontactthechurchoffice.Prayerconcernswillbecarriedfor1monthunlessnotifiedotherwise.

    BirthdayBlessings Friday—KristeeCamilletti,WalterMerz

    Attendance~Dec.179:30amWorship—9812:00pmWorship—6

    Staff&Leadership

    [email protected]ohnson‐Williams,[email protected],OfficeAdm./[email protected],[email protected],[email protected]

    SAINTNICHOLASANNOUNCEMENTS&NEWSDecember24, 2017

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    SundaySchoolSundaySchoolwillnotmeetonDecember24and31.ClasseswillresumeJanuary7,2018.

    VOLUNTEERING

    LocalFamilyinNeedThereisalocalfamilywhoisinneedofsomefinancialassistance.Theyareattemptingtosecurehousinginourcommunity,butarestrugglingtopayforadepositfortheirhome.Ifyouareabletoprovideassistance,pleasemakeacheckpayabletoSNLCwith"FamilyHelp"onthememoline.Thankyouforyourconsideration.

    HolidayFoodBasketsFor$50,CalvertCountyChurchesFoodPantrycanassembleacompleteChristmasdinnerforafamilyinneedinCalvertCounty.Youcancontributetoaportionofabasket,orawholebasket.PleaseplaceacheckintheofferingplatemadeouttoSaintNicholasLutheranChurch,withHolidayBasketsonthememoline.Thankyou.

    SAINTNICHOLASCALENDARSunday,Dec.249:30amWorship4:00pmChristmasEveService5:00pmProjectECHO7:30pmAnotherChance7:30pmChristmasEveServiceMonday,Dec.25~OfficeClosedTuesday–Thursday~9:00am–3:30pmOfficeHoursThursday,Dec.28~7:00pmStepstoSerenitySunday,Dec.319:30amWorship7:30pmAnotherChance

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    T.P.forP.EThankyoutoeveryonewhocontributedtoourT.P.forP.E.drive.Inthe3rdquarter,wecollected338rollsoftoiletpaperforagrandtotalof1,004rollsfortheyear.OurlastcollectionoftheyearwillbedeliveredtoProjectEchofollowingworshiponDecember31.Keepthegenerosityrollingin!

    GiftsofHope—HelpthoseinneedwhileyoushopforChristmas!TodayisthelastdaytopurchaseaGiftofHopefora

    friendorrelativewhilemakingacontributiontosomeonewhoisinneed.YouwillreceiveabeautifulChristmascardandanexplanationofyourpurchase,whiletheactualgiftwillbeforwardedtotheorganizationwhichhelpsthoseinneed.VisittheGiftsofHopetableafterworshiptomakeyourpurchases.Thecostofgiftsrangesfrom$10to$250.Formoreinformation,[email protected]

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    ChristmasEveWorship4:00pmFamilyService7:30pmCandlelightServiceNowisthebesttimetoshareyourchurch.InviteyourfamilyandyourfriendstoSaintNicholas!

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    LunchBunchTheLunchBuncherswillmeetatOutbackinPrinceFrederickonJanuary11,2018at12:00pm.Putitonyourcalendartojoinusatnoononthe2ndThursdayofeachmonthforfoodandfellowship.

    TasteBuds

    ThenextTasteBudsgatheringwillbeSaturday,January13that6:00PM.TheKitzmillerswillbehostingattheirhomeat2267SansburyDriveinChesapeakeBeach(RichfieldStation)[email protected]alvertnet.k12.md.uswithanyquestions.

    InclementWeatherPolicy

    Safetyfirst!Pleasedon'tleaveyourhomeifyoufeelyourtravelwouldbehazardous.Wearenotonlyconcernedabouttheroadconditions,butalsotheconditionofourparkinglotandsidewalks.IfwehaveinclementweatheronaSundaymorning,pleasecalltheChurchOfficeat410‐257‐5683after6:00AM,

    checkthewebsiteortheFacebookpageforinformationonclosingstatus.Foreventsthroughouttheweek,wewilluseCalvertCountyPublicSchoolsasaguidelineforcancelingevents,butwillproceedasscheduledifitisdeterminedbythecouncilpresidentandpastorthatthechurchgroundsaresafe.ItwillbeannouncedviathewebsiteandFacebookpageifthechurchwillbeclosedforeventsduringtheweek.

    HangingoftheGreensThankyoutoeveryonethatparticipatedintheHangingoftheGreensonNovember26andDecember10,includingDebbieBang,BryanandChristyMullins,VickiandKeithWilliams,SarahBowen,MaryJoGebhardt,CarolBlatt,JimFelbingerforcleaningupourmess,Mandy,Pastor,Mason,KathyandAndreDangin,KathyandKenClark,HeidiBishop,andAnnaandDaveKitzmiller.ThechurchlooksbeautifulasweprepareforthecomingofourLord.

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    2018CommitmentCardsIfyouhavenothadachancetofilloutacommitmentcardfor2018,pleasedoso.MypreferenceisthatthecardsbereceivedbyDecember31,buttheywillbeacceptedatanytime.Ifyouthink/knowyourcontributionamountwillchangeduringtheyear,pleasefeelfreetoindicatethatonthecard.Forexample,ifyouwouldstarttheyearcontributingoneamountforxweeksormonthsandthenwouldchangetheamountfortheremainingyweeksormonths,pleaseputthatonthecard.ThemoreinformationIhave,thebetterIcaninformourtreasurerandFinanceCommitteeontheamountofmoneytheycanexpecttohaveabletomeetourexpensesduringtheyear.Thankyouverymuchforyourhelp!!

    2018OfferingEnvelopes

    Offeringenvelopesfor2018areavailableforpick‐uponthetableinthenarthex.Ifyouareusingoneoftheelectronicgivingoptionsorhavemadesomeotherarrangementforyourfinancialcontributions,youcurrentlywillnotfindaboxofofferingenvelopesforyouonthetable.Ifyouwantaboxof2018offeringenvelopesandcannotfindoneonthetable,pleaseletTomBlattknow.Ihaveplentyofextraboxes!!!

    2017Contributions2017isfastcomingtoaclose.Inordertohaveany"lastminute"financialcontributionstoSaintNicholasincludedonyour2017contributionsstatement,pleasehavethemintheofficebySaturdayDecember30orintheofferingplateonSundayDecember31.AnycontributionsreceivedafterDecember31willbeincludedonyour2018statement.Thankyouverymuch!!

    AmessagefromBonnie

    Ifyouhaveanymusicalinstrumentsthatmightbehidinginyourclosetorsleepinginyourbasement,pleasetalktoBonnie.Therearepeoplewhousetoplayinstrumentsbutnolongerhaveaccesstoany.Thankyou!

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    AltarFlowersfor2018Helpbeautifyourworshipspacewithaltarflowersandhaveyourlovedoneorspecialeventnotedintheworshipbulletin.OrderabeautifulbouquetofflowersinHonororMemoryofalovedoneorspecialeventinyourlife!Thecostis$20perbouquetandthesign‐upsheetislocatedonthebulletinboardintheNarthex.Contacttheofficeifyouhavequestions.Thankyou!

    RecognitionofStaff

    Withhumblehearts,wewouldliketorecognizeourpastorandstafffortheirdedicationandsacrificesmadethisyearinsupportofourmissionatSaintNicholas.Wearetrulyblessed!Ifyouwouldliketodonateagifttogivethanks,pleasemakeanotationonyourcheckandplaceitintheofferingplate.~Thankyou,TheCongregationalCouncil

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    *Eachweekouraltardisplaysaflowerarrangement.Theyareavailablefordedicationandthecostis$20.Usethisopportunitytorememberalovedone,honoraspecialoccasion,giveglorytoGod,orjustcelebratelife!Thesign‐upsheetislocatedonthebulletinboard.

    BeginAnew!SaintNicholasLutheranChurchEnjoyingGodbyworshippingjoyfully,engagingyouth,

    experiencingcommunity.

    Copyright©2017AugsburgFortress.Allrightsreserved.ReprintedbypermissionunderAugsburgFortressLiturgiesAnnualLicense#SAS011585.

    NewRevisedStandardVersionBible,copyright©1989,DivisionofChristianEducationoftheNationalCounciloftheChurchesofChristintheUnitedStatesofAmerica.Usedbypermission.Allrightsreserved.CCLILicense#815603.

    9:30AMWorship WorshipLeaders December24 December31AssistingMinster JanetHooper DeannaKekesi

    Bread CommunionWafers CommunionWafersAltarCare KathyDangin PamWerner

    CarolBlatt*AltarFlowers PhelpsFamily HoganFamily

    Lector HowardHogan KeithWilliamsUshers/Communion

    AssistantHoward&Christine

    HoganDebbieBangJackieStein

    OfferingCounters TomBlattSeanDemme

    EdAronhaltKrisWood

    CoffeeSet‐up ErikaDemme JoeShararCoffeeClean‐up SaraBowen DebbieBang

    Nursery LaurenWawroskiVolunteerNeeded

    VolunteersNeeded

    Fellowship VolunteerNeeded VolunteerNeeded

    TimeforChildren VickiSotoHeidiBishop

    DonnaNeriCameronHolmes


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