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Worship:  Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 10:30am
Bible Study:  Sunday 9am, Wednesday 10am
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YouTube Channel
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO CHRIST AND ONE ANOTHER


Happy Advent!
FGS' Advent theme for this year is Finding God in Unexpected Places.
Join us for worship each week as we look at this theme during the message.
First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Statistics
Worship Attendance:
Saturday - 35; Sunday - 103; Total - 138; 2021 Avg. - 123
Worship is also posted online. 
Feel free to share 
FGS' YouTube channel
 with your neighbors.
 
Stewardship Life Report
(Received for November 2021)
November 7th:
Church:  $7,651.00
MVCS Lease Pmt: $9,000.00
TOTAL: $16,651.00
November 14th:
Church:  $4,778.00
TOTAL: $4,778.00
November 21st:
Church:  $6,692.00
TOTAL: $6,692.00
November 28th:
Church:  $8,746.00
TOTAL: $8,746.00
 
Month Total: $36,867.00
 
Budgeted Expense for One Week:  $8,155.16
Budgeted Expense for One Month:  $35,339.00
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Big Mite Box weekend is this weekend. Please remember to bring your Mite Boxes to church this weekend.

Help decorate the church with poinsettias for Christmas.  Please see the box in the narthex for order envelopes.  You may take your plant home after worship on Christmas Day.  $15/plant.  Proceeds help FGS' youth ministry.

Join us for worship
Christmas Eve at 6:30pm
Christmas Day worship will be celebrated at the normal weekend worship times of 5pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday.
Christmas Dinner
After Worship December 26th


RSVP in the narthex

An Evangelism Thought...
“Remember Your mercy, O Lord, and Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O Lord!” Psalm 25: 6-7
David knew that his salvation was not based on his merit, but on the grace of God. This is truly blessed assurance, for God is steadfast where we are not. 

Click Here for a prayer chain for the entire family.
Click Here for a helpful prayer checklist.
Click Here for a nature prayer walk scavenger hunt.

Praise God for all the work He is doing throughout the world during this time and always.
*Praise God that Jo Etta Hill's biopsy came back almost completely benign.


Please also keep in prayer:
*Ardee Anderson's daughter, Konnie Gritts, contracted covid in critical condition.

*Al Bianco, prayers for Robin, Emily & Richard.
*Marilynn Dey, recovering in rehab after a fall with bruises and a fracture. Thankfully, no surgery is needed.
*Wayne Dibos, in the medium ICU at Mt. View Hospital with an infection in his abdomen and low blood pressure.
*William Engh, grandson of Denis & Connie Engh, recovering after a stay at Stanford University Lucile Packard Medical Children’s Hospital for extensive cranium testing.
*Carolyn Gaugert, prayers for God’s continued strength and healing during Cancer treatment
*Kathy Goebel, biopsy.
*Jim Lucas, health concerns.
*Russell Nordmeyer, recovering at the hospital after a stroke.
*Family and Friends of Janet Peterson, Jon Peterson's aunt, who was called home to be with Jesus on November 19th.

*Rita Schied, healing for dementia & aggressive cancer.
*John Steiner, hip replacement surgery November 10th

"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God."
Philippians 4:6
 
Please contact the church office if you are in need of prayer.
Anniversaries
Dec 1     Jeff & Vicki Hegge
Dec 6     Michael & Rebecca Novak
Dec 8     Al & Janice Mommeny
Dec 10   Rick & Jennifer Pollock
Dec 10   James & Cindy Ward
Dec 20   Beau & Rachael Palumbo
Youth Happenings
Please click here to visit the youth page of the church website.
Youth news is sent via e-mail.  Click here to sign up for the youth e-mail list.

Youth Nights!
All youth are welcome. Invite friends! Click Here for more information and the RSVP sheet.

National Youth Gathering
All youth who will be going into 9th grade in the fall of 2022 (current 8th graders) through this year's graduating seniors. Click Here if you missed the information meeting. We recorded it on Zoom. 
Young Adult Volunteers (ages 19-25), Click Here for registration information.

YAV applications close at the end of this month!


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MVCS is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.
http://mvcs.net/

Click Here for MVCS' current newsletter.



Financial Grant
There are multiple families that are receiving grants to attend MVCS.  
Please Click Here if you are interested in sponsoring a student.  Please contact Ray LeBoeuf if you have any questions.

Thank you for connecting children with their incarcerated parents through Virtual Angel Tree™! Click Here to get started. Be sure to use access code GIRQZ. After entering the code, you will see virtual tags with the names of children assigned to FGS. Just browse through the tags, select the child(ren) you want to sponsor (you may sponsor care givers as well), and click checkout! With just a few clicks, you can show a prisoner’s child the love of Jesus—the greatest Gift of all.

Please sign up by December 13th.

If you aren't comfortable with online giving, please contact the church office to donate with cash or check to FGS.  We'll make sure it gets to the Angel Tree ministry.

Chronological One Year Bible in the conference room during the Bible study hour.  Click Here for the downloadable study sheets.  There are also other resources available for download:  maps, visuals, charts, Bible basics.  Click Here for a direct link to the weekly study guides.
ZOOM
The conference room is set up for Zoom.  Click Here to join Bible study via Zoom if you are unable to join in person.
Adult Bible Study in 2022
All are invited to a new Bible study being led by Neil Grepke on Apologetics. Join us in January, 2022! 
This study will be available on Zoom as well each week.

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 Visit Luke2Project.org or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Wear Luke2Project shirts through the Advent and Christmas season and see where God leads the conversation.

Click Here for ways you can support the Hoving Home at Christmas

Sign up to sponsor the Altar Flowers in honor or memory of a special day.   When you sign up we appreciate a $25 donation to defray the cost of the flowers. Any donations above the cost of the flowers go to the youth. You may place your offering for flowers into the offering plate using one of the envelopes from the pew.

Please contact the
 church office to sign up for altar flowers. Click Here to view the current sign up sheet.
Birthdays this week
Dec 1     Kathy Obenhaus
Dec 5     Angelina Papanek
Dec 7     Betty Mitchell
Dec 7     Ben Youmans
Dec 10   Janice Mommeny
Dec 10   J.C. Naugle
Dec 10   Bob Phillips
Dec 11   Adam Gradisher
Dec 11   Andy Macklberg

 
We thank God for all of you!
If we missed a birthday or anniversary, please let the office know!
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