WORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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NO SUNDAY SCHOOL NOVEMBER 26

NO Children’s SUNDAY SCHOOL this weekend, NOVEMBER 26TH

Confirmation and Dan Walla’s Life Group will meet as usual.

VOTERS MEETING DECEMBER 3

On Sunday, December 3, immediately following the worship service, we will have our voters meeting for the purpose of approving our 2024 ministry budget. Year-to-date financial reports and the budget proposal will be shared for review prior to the meeting. All members of Word of Life are encouraged to attend and we look forward to seeing you there!

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CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

December 17th will be the Children’s Christmas Program during Worship (at 10:30)!

It will include the children sharing the Christmas Story with songs and readings.

Children in Pre-School – 2nd Grade will learn a few songs for the service, they will practice these songs during Sunday School starting this week! (all Preschool-2nd Grade kids will gather in the Preschool room at 10am each Sunday morning to practice these songs). If you have a child in Preschool-2nd Grade that would like to join the Christmas Program, please talk to Ruth Wala, 402-580-1764, or plan to join us at 10am for practice!

Children in Grades 3-12 are invited to take part in the readings for the program. (Some readings are longer than others, so we can find just the right fit!). This group will practice their lines from 10:15-10:30 on Sunday mornings with Ruth Wala.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING AND CHURCH CLEAN-UP

December 2 at 9am, join us at the church for a “changing of the panels”, cleaning, putting up the tree, hanging some lights, and decorating for Christmas! Bring the whole family, there’s something for everyone!

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NEW OPTIONS FOR PARENTS!

In order to better serve our families, we have improved two spaces for children on Sunday mornings.

LIVE STREAM in our Nursery/Preschool room available during church services for anyone with the wiggles (young and old!). This space has plenty of toys to keep little ones occupied (parents should plan to be in the room with their children.)

Coming Soon: A Wiggle Room in Room #4 (the room just to the left out the Sanctuary door) is being equipped with a TV to stream the service along with chairs, and a few toys. This is a great space for feeding babies or corralling toddlers! This space is also available during Sunday School for those who are not quite ready for the Preschool classroom. Parents should plan to supervise their children in this space.

And, as always, we welcome the squirms, noises, and energy that come with children. God put the wiggle in children, don’t feel like you have to suppress it here! Children are a gift, and we’d love to support you in the faith formation of your family!

CONGREGATIONAL SELF STUDY UPDATE

Word of Life congregation Self Study & Survey results are available for your review.

There are 3 copies in notebooks on the high-top tables.

Please keep the notebooks within the church building.

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING

Please join us as we make preparations for Christmas. This is a buys time of the year, but don’t lose focus! Jesus is coming!

ADVENT SERVICES:

Please join us Wednesdays, December 6, 13, and 20 for an Advent Service. Dinner is served at 5:45, and services start at 6:30. December 6: The Board, December 13: The Way, Soup & Salad. December 20th is still open, if anyone or any groups would like to provide a meal, please contact the office.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:

December 17th, during our regular worship time, the children will lead us in proclaiming Christ’s birth! Children in Preschool-High School will help in this beautiful program. Please contact Ruth Walla for more information: 402-580-1764

CHRISTMAS DECORATING AND CHURCH CLEAN-UP: December 2 at 9am, join us at the church for a “changing of the panels”, cleaning, putting up the tree, hanging some lights, and decorating for Christmas! Bring the whole family, there’s something for everyone!

LADIES CHRISTMAS TEA

Teas the Season to enjoy a hot beverage and celebrate with your girls (young and not-so-young) at Word of Life! Please join us on Sunday, December 10, 2-4 pm for some social time, devotion, craft, and great snacks! Dress your best, or don your favorite Christmas sweater.

RSVP to Michelle: WOLLincolnOffice@gmail.com, so we know how many tables to set!

If you’d like to bring some treats to share or have a lovely tea set or cups to share, please let Michelle know.

WORD OF LIFE DECALS

Did you get your WORD OF LIFE DECAL?

If you haven’t they will be available at church on Sundays!

$3.00 for little ones

$5.00 for large ones

 

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

If you would like to help beautify our worship space, consider giving flowers! If you have any cut flowers from your garden, or if you’d like to donate toward the purchase of flowers, please contact the office at WOLLincolnOffice@gmail.com.

SCRIP FOR FUNDRAISING

 

How Gift Card Fundraising Works

 

Earn money simply by buying gift cards to use for everyday purchases, instead of cash or credit cards. For every gift card that is sold, the brand gives a percentage of that purchase back to your cause. You can be fundraising simultaneously while you do basic things like grocery shopping, filling up your tank at the gas pump, or even buying school clothes for your kids. Don’t pass up the opportunity to fundraise for Word of Life as you’re accomplishing your weekly tasks!

 

1. Pay online with your bank account

·       From your Account page, choose . . .

Settings > Payment Options > Add Bank Account

·       Follow the steps to automatically link your bank account.

·       There is a $.15 fee on each transaction.

·       This is the most popular & secure way to pay for gift cards! Get your eGift cards and reloaded funds instantly.

2. Pay online with your credit card

·       Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted.

·       Option to save your credit card at checkout for future purchases.

·       There is a 2.6% fee on each transaction.

·       A convenient way to pay, while still having instant access to eGift cards and reloaded funds.

Use Enrollment Code E897634C33726

PASTORAL CARE DURING VACANCY

When a need for pastoral care or an emergency arises, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team! We are there to offer prayer, support, and encouragement during all life’s needs!

Vacancy Pastor – Charles Schmidt – 402.429.7053

Elders

Philip Dani – 402.525.7790 (no texts)

James Hewitt – 414-477-8963

Dan Walla – 402-432-5805 (leave a message)

 Church Office – 402.742.9673

Website: www.WordofLifeLincoln.org

SUNDAY SCHOOL & LIFE GROUPS

SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:15-10:15am

  • Sunday School:
  • Preschool (3-5 years): Room 5
  • Grades K-2: Room 3
  • Grades 3-6: Room 2
  • Grade 7-High School: Upstairs
  • Jr. Confirmation: Pastor’s Office (9:45)
  • Room 1: Dan Walla leads a study of The Prophets.

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES

  •  2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Zoom – Tom Hoegemeyer leads a discussion.
  •  2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 at WOL – ”The Way” studies scripture and enjoys fellowship through concerts, game nights, movie nights, etc. They are currently doing a study on the gospels. For more information, contact Philip Dani or Ruth and Dan Walla.
  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays at The Meier’s – Jesus’ Parables
PRAYER REQUESTS

 

If you have a prayer request or are interested in being part of the prayer chain, please contact Deb Scherer at deb_scherer@hotmail.com or 402-416-3607.

NEXT BOARD OF LAY MINISTRY MEETING: December 19, 6:30 pm.
FINANCIALS FOR NOVEMBER

General: $7,751; Building Fund: $10; Mission Giving: $250

Worship Service

Confirmation Sermon Notes

Order of Service