OUR READINGS during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.
ADVENT IS a season of intention as we prepare our hearts and home to receive God's gift of love in the Christ child. This year at Lord of Love our preparation will include learning about the ways we offer and receive love to others. On Sunday, December 3 we will gather at 5pm for a meal, scripture reading, and a brief study on the 5 Languages of Love by Gary Chapman. This event is for all ages, and is a great opportunity to better connect with your loved ones.
SUNDAY SCHOOL activity today: a visit to Louisburg Cider Mill & the Cedar Cove Big Cat Conservatory. For more information, and to RSVP, chat with Debbie Miller. This is a church sponsored event.
BE SURE to visit with Dorthy Johnson at her 95th birthday reception following worship. Happy Birthday, Dorthy!
ANNUAL WELCA Thankoffering service this morning. There is an offering envelope in each woman’s mailbox.
BAKE SALE! Be sure to visit the WELCA bake sale this morning – have a little something for dessert today, & put a little something in the freezer for Thanksgiving! Proceeds benefit the Oaks Indian Mission.
IT WILL soon be time to bring cookies for the annual MLM Christmas Store. Cookies need to be brought Sunday, December 3 for packing in cans. Incidentally, the annual Holy Trinity Cookie Festival is Saturday, December 2 – homemade cookies for $15 a box. See the flyer on the kiosk in the narthex.
A THANK you note: Thank you for all the prayers & cards after my knee surgery. I’m healing well. Connie Teigen.
PLEASE HAVE information for December’s LOL LifeLine on the Secretary’s desk (or e-mail) by noon next Monday, November 27. The December LifeLine won’t be in your mailboxes until December 3rd, so if there is any event you need to have advertised for the 1st & 2nd, please get it to the office by 9:30 Wednesday, 11/22 for inclusion in next week’s Weekly News. Thanks for your help this busy time of year!
THIS YEAR, our Christmas Family has a mom, dad, and 5 children:
Hannah – 15-year-old girl: size 0 or XS pants, XS shirts, size 6 shoes.
Abbigail – 13-year-old girl: size 7 or small pants, medium shirts, size 7½ shoes.
Seth – 12-year-old boy; size 32 x 30 or men’s large pants, men’s large shirts, size 10 men’s shoes.
Mary Jean – 8-year-old girl; size 10/12 pants, 10/12 shirts, size 2 shoes.
Naomie – 3-year-old girl; size 4T pants, 4T shirts, size 10 Toddler shoes.
Mom & Dad – more information to come.
Watch the Weekly News and December LifeLine for more information on shopping and when to have the gifts in to LOL
WE PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF HEALTH, HOPE AND HEALING:
- Nancy Blackman
- Carol Patterson
- Yvonne Salmon
- Royce Tinkler, Ryan’s brother, beginning radiation 11/15; prayers for successful treatment
- John Watson, surgery 11/20; prayers for successful procedure
- Arnita Winders