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Welcome!
We extend a special welcome to our guests, visitors and all who join us in worship today. Please let us know of your
presence or any prayer requests you have by filling out one of the cards in the pew rack and placing them in the offering
plate. We hope that our church home becomes your church home and the spiritual place where you grow through the
Word of God.
Nursery care for children up to three years old is located on the main floor of the Welcome Center across from the
library. Older children attending the church service are encouraged to borrow a Toddler Tote filled with activities as you enter
the Sanctuary.
Concerning the Sacrament of the Altar
We believe that Jesus offers Himself to us in the Sacrament – His true body and blood, for the forgiveness of sins. We also
share the scriptural concern for those who participate in the Lord’s supper that they recognize what they are receiving
(1 Corinthians 11:27). Therefore, we ask that all who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper please carefully examine
themselves using the com munion information card found in the pew rack.
Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at both services.
For those who desire, we offer gluten-free wafers (please indicate your desire to the Pastor or Elder) and
non-alcoholic wine (located in the rose colored cups in the center of the individual cup tray).

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
He SHALL BE CALLED IMMANUEL
November 30, 2014
OPENING SONG
8:00 am
10:45 am

“Savior of the Nations, Come”
“Here I Am to Worship”

LSB 332 vs. 1-4, 7-8

INVOCATION
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES ( with children’s message)
GOD’S WORD TO US
SONG OF PRAISE
8:00 am
10:45 am

See screens
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

SERMON

LSB 357 vs. 1, 4-5
Pastor John Davis

OFFERING SONG
8:00 am
10:45 am

“Immanuel Medley”
“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

STATEMENT OF FAITH

APOSTLES’ CREED 2nd Article with Explanation from Luther’s Small Catechism

Women’s Chorus
See screens

PRAYERS
LORD’S PRAYER

See screens

BENEDICTION
CLOSING SONG
8:00 am
10:45 am

“The Advent of Our King”
“Desert Song”

LSB 331

The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by
Sandra Petersen in celebration of all the birthdays in her family
and
Les and Leslie Sandifer in celebration of Leighann’s birthday
DISCIPLESHIP STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
SUNDAYS
9:30 am: Families and Children (Nursery - 8th grade & parents)
High School Youth (9th – 12th grade)

(Loomis Center)
(Loomis Center classroom by kitchen)

9:30 am: Adults
"Higher Ed" Vicar Mike will teach a class aimed at folks who are new to the Lutheran Church or long-time members who
would like a refresher on the core tenets of Lutheranism. The class will run12 weeks and cover the Ten Commandments,
Lord's Prayer, Apostles’ Creed, Sacraments, and life as a disciple.
(Loomis Center)
“Forgiveness” Come hear what author Lowell O. Erdahl wrote concerning what the Bible says about God’s forgiveness and
our forgiveness. This study led by Tim Gandre and Tony Rylander.
(Welcome Center 2nd floor)
“Engaging the Culture How do I live my faith in a culture that seems so at odds with it? How do we interact with the
culture without being defined by it? Join us as we seek answers to these questions through prayer, the study of God's Word,
and thoughtful discussion. Led by Pat Croll, Alan Bishop and Nelson Scroggins.
(Welcome Center 2nd floor)
TUESDAYS
9:45 am: Adults LifeLight: Proverbs Vicar Mike Weider leads an in-depth study of the book of Proverbs, digging deep
into the Wisdom of Solomon.
(Welcome Center 2nd floor)
WEDNESDAYS Living in 3D & Confirmation
6:00 pm: Families meal
(Loomis Center)
6:30 pm: Families worship
7:00 pm: Children (pre-K through 5th grade)
7:00 pm: Youth
(6th – 8th grade) Confirmation w/Pastor Davis, Vicar Mike Weider, Nathan Engman (Loomis Center)
7:00 pm: Adults
Bible study led by Becky Schulenberg
(Welcome Center - Library)
IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS
Members: Elsie Calafell; Doug Carlson; Mike Czina; Elizabeth Drescher; Sam Engman; Ursula Fitzner; George & Karen
Garland; Toni Greason; Edna Hemingway; Priscilla Johansen; Marie Lau; Maribel Liñan; Norris Miertschin; Betty Pampell;
John Pierce; Phyllis Radcliff; Dennis Riske; Mary Smith; Dorothy Swain; Don & Cathie Thomas; Addison Varner.
Friends & Family: Gene & Joan Bach (Jody Cook’s parents); Pamela Brown (Diana Marquardt’s daughter); Melinda
Cieszinski (Stephen Leffingwell’s sister); Suzan Dohty (Pastor & Elva Musgrove’s daughter); Jeff Falk (Bob Plautz’s brotherin-law); Bob Fay (Erika Johnson’s father); Donnie Heinrich (Leslie Sandifer’s father); Audrey Hansen (Glenn Hansen’s
mother); Brendan Husfeld (Rich & Linda Husfeld’s nephew); Mike Lightle (Judy’s husband); Betty Maeker (Brenda Davis’
mother); Bobby Norris (Robin Stankus’ uncle); Joanna Odham (preschool teacher); Katie Ondrias (Holly Martinez’s friend);
Maycel Plautz (Bob Plautz’s mother); Gilbert Rippe (Joyce Adams’ brother); Roger & Olga Segura (Rachel Peckenpaugh’s
parents); Bryce; Wayne Toye (Jennifer Pergande’s father); Don Ude (former member) and Troy Williams (Charlotte
Graesser’s son).
Military Friends & Family: Kyle Appelt (Keith & Laura Evans’ nephew), USAF Academy, Colorado; Stephen Appelt
(Keith & Laura Evans’ nephew), USMC, Okinawa, Japan; Joel Davidson (son-in-law of Ron & Debby Ferguson), CWO, US
Army, Afghanistan; and Jeffrey Gruetzmacher, USN.

Treasurer’s Weekly Report
11-23-14
Offerings expected in budget
Offerings
Other income
Total income
Expenses

$ 10,790.70
1,650.00
12,395.70

Year-to-date
$715,089.70
$771,254.52
$ 93,617.31
$864,871.83
$(838,560.17)

11-23-14
Life-to-date total
Rise Up and Build Income
$4,450.00
$1,093,013.23
Individual contributions directly to preschool
450.00
$ 32,050.34
Corporate matching donations to preschool
$ 41,700.00
(designated for non-building expenses like playground equipment, furnishings, computers, etc.)
Rise Up and Build Total income
$1,166,763.57
Rise Up and Build Expenses
($ 89,845.36)
Any questions or concerns may be addressed to the Treasurer, Nelson Scroggins.

OUR THANKS TO THOSE SERVING TODAY
Acolytes
Altar Guild
Audio
Elder
Elder
Greeters
Nursery
Ushers

8:00 am:
10:45 am:
8:00 am:
10:45 am:
8:00 am:
10:45 am:
8:00 am:
10:45 am:
8:00 am:
10:45 am:
8:00 am:
10:45 am:

Kristina Hansen; Olga Marble
Trent Evans; Mitchell Slater
Marilyn Gandre; Trish McCall; Molly Nash; Angela Sanders; Debbie Welsh
Bob Plautz; Gabe Weider
Bob Plautz; Jacob Whittecar
Alan Ostermann
Bob Cowan
Pat and Teresa Croll; Ricky and Mildred Nietsche
Stuart and Cindy Michalk; Tony and Waldean Rylander
Lydia Sides
Heather Pugnetti
Dean Arldt; Craig Battle; Leroy Bretting; Dick Pursley; Bob Thiele
Bill Blum; David Elmore; Paul Goerner; Stuart Michalk; Travis Schulze

MEMORIAL AT A GLANCE
November 30 - December 7, 2014
Sunday ~ 30th
1st Sunday in Advent

8:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM
1:00 PM

Worship Service
Bible Studies
Worship Service
Servicios en Español

Monday ~ 1st

6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM

Boy Scouts
Handbells
Kid’s Handbells
Praisemakers - NEW TIME!

Tuesday ~ 2nd

9:45 AM

Lifelight resumes

Wednesday ~ 3rd

6:00 PM
7:00 PM

Livin’ in 3D
Caroling

Thursday ~ 4th

6:00 PM

Praise Team

Friday ~ 5th

8:00 PM

Boy Scout Lock-in (Loomis Center)

Saturday ~ 6th

6:30 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM

Boy Scout Lock-in concludes
Junior High Christmas Party
Houston Lutheran Chorale Concert

Sunday ~ 7th
2nd Sunday in Advent

8:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM
1:00 PM
4:30 PM

Communion Worship Service
Bible Studies
Communion Worship Service
Servicios en Español
High School Christmas Party

2015 Christmas Worship Schedule
Wed. Dec. 3

7:00 PM

Caroling

Sun. Dec. 7

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship with Communion

10:45 AM
Wed. Dec. 10

7:00 PM

African Children’s Choir

Sun. Dec. 14

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship - Christmas Cantata
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship - Christmas Cantata
at Katy Mills Mall

11:00 AM
Wed. Dec. 17

7:00 PM

Children’s Christmas program

Sun. Dec. 21

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship with Communion

10:45 AM

Wed. Dec. 24

6:00 PM
8:00 PM

Candlelight Communion
Worship Service
Candlelight Communion
Worship Service

Thurs. Dec. 25

9:00 AM

Christmas Day
Communion Worship

Sun. Dec. 28

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

Worship
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship

10:45 AM
Wed. Dec. 31
Sun. Jan. 4

7:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM

New Year’s Eve
Communion Worship
Worship with Communion
Family Discipleship Hour &
Bible classes
Worship with Communion