Gideon Update

Gideon Update
A big Thank you to the congregation for your financial support of the Gideon bible ministry on November 26. Together we donated $769.00 which will allow many more bibles to be purchased and placed where they are needed.

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services will be provided this year by Whitten’s for $ 15.00. Donors will be listed in the worship bulletin for the Christmas Eve services. If you would like to place an order for one or more, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate or send to the Church office. The deadline is Sunday, December 17th. Payment must accompany your order. Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. service Christmas Eve. Please leave the three white poinsettias in the manger.

Fish from the Men’s Group for charity

All you fish lovers, now available: 2 1/2 pound bags of fish recently caught by HTLC Fishing Charters Team for a donation to the World Hunger Fund. Please contact the church office during office hours or Larry Brown or Tom Weeks on Sunday


Several members have embraced the healthier lifestyle developed when we Walked With Paul through October, and have asked that the Saturday walking group continue! We will have the Bible Study, “Walking to the Manger”. each Saturday, through December 23rd This study helps us to exercise and contemplate the season! We will gather in the Fellowship Hall to walk at 10:00 a.m. We will not be covering any health topics prior to walking each week but we will instead discuss the week’s Bible Study as we walk. Although this is a busy time of year, what a perfect opportunity to intentionally take time for ourselves to exercise and study scripture pertaining to the season! Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex so that the devotionals can be ordered. Contact Amy Goodson you need more information.

New needlepoint project approved by Council

Calling all stitchers! Our next needlepoint project has been approved by the Council. we It will be a wonderful banner which will be stitched to replicate our beautiful stained glass windows with a Luther Rose in the center. When completed, it will hang on the back wall of the sanctuary over the door. Once again it is being designed by Linda Mote who has designed all of our other projects except for the Chrismons.  It will be worked in 9 sections. We have a very generous donor who  is funding the entire project as a memorial but we will need stitchers! Please watch in the coming weeks for meeting announcements. As we will need to gather for distribution of the kits and instructions when they are ready. 



 Thanks, Amy G

Christmas Pageant Practice Schedule

The Christmas Pageant will be on Sunday, December 17th, during the Late Service, All ages are needed to participate in this year’s program. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this delightful Christmas tradition! We will be using an original script created by Brenda McGowan.
Practices are during the Sunday School hour:
•November 19
•November 26
•December 3
•December 10
A full dress-rehearsal will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m. Our final rehearsal will be Sunday, December 17 during Sunday School.

Congregational Work Day

December Congregational Work Day
Saturday, December 2

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon Work Day
-Spread mulch at sides and front of Sanctuary, front of office.
-Front Parking Lot — Clean up leaves, debris and sticks in planted areas of front parking lot and in rear of front parking lot.
-Remove lower branches from Pecan tree next to the picnic tables.
-Remove weeds from around garage carport.
-Trim back branches growing over the fence around Playground.
-Rake up leaves, and pecan husks from yard around Playground.
-Remove leaves from steps to Sanctuary furnace room.
-Store hoses for Winter. Shut off water to Sanctuary outside faucets.

Luther House – Rake up leaves, and pecan husks from back yard. Trim Red Tip bush next to driveway back away from the driveway.

Youth Activities for December2017

12/6 – Put up and decorate the Chrismon tree after the midweek Advent worship service.
12/16 — Christmas Party at the Goodson Farm at 5:00 p.m. (note the date change). This will be for all current and past LCY members! Come join the fun and bring a $10.00 gift to exchange.
12/20 – Prepare supper for mid-week Advent meal. Mrs. Goodson will call/email/text you with your assigned item. Please have your item at the church by 4:00 p.m. when we will start cooking. If you can’t be there at 4:00 p.m., be there as soon as you can. We will need some kids and adults to stay to clean up.

Advent Services Schedule

Advent Meals — 6:00 p.m.
December 6th Katie’s Ladies — host
December 13th Luther’s Ladies – host
December 20th Youth — host
A Free-will offering will be received.

Advent Worship Services to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Thank you from the youth group

On Reformation Sunday, by providing a fifth Sunday meal, our Youth raised a total of $867.00 to help with the cost of The Youth Gathering next year. Our thanks to all of the parents, grandparents and friends and especially our church family for your generous donations! Amy Goodson