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This Week's Announcements


St. John Lutheran Church


Weekly Happenings




Sunday, December 1st              Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.


Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.




Myers – all day, LL


Dayton Mennonite Fellowship – 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lounge




Monday, December 2nd             Boy Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH




Tuesday, December 3rd            Book Group – 2:00 p.m., Lounge


                                                   Scout Venture Group – 6:00-8:00 p.m., LL


                                                   Girl Scouts – 6:00-8:00 p.m., Lounge


                                                   Cub Scouts – 6:30-9:00 p.m., FH                                              




Wednesday, Dec. 4th                 Busy Bees – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL


                                                   Social Concerns Meeting – 4:15 p.m., Lounge


Handbells – 6:30 p.m.


                                                   Gallery Choir – 7:30 p.m.




Thursday, Dec. 5th                  AA Meeting – 10:00-12:00 p.m., LL


Girl Scouts – 6:00-8:00 p.m., LL




Friday, Dec. 6th                         AA Meeting – 8:30 p.m., LL




Saturday, Dec. 7th                              Hanson – all day, LL




Sunday, December 8th             Sunday School – 9:00 a.m.


Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m.




Happy Birthday


John Betts       12/2


Jerry Baker     12/6


Ron Price         12/8






Thought of the Week


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


 -Leo Buscaglia
















FIRST READING:    Isaiah 11:1-10


SECOND READING:   Romans 15:4-13


GOSPEL:   Matthew 3:1-12





If you sign up to sponsor Altar Flowers after the Tidings has already been sent out, please leave a note on the desk in the church office or email Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This way the listing in the bulletin will be correct. Thank you.



December 8th                   

10:00 a.m.




Mary Sutton


Becky Betts

Assisting Minister

Karen Townley

Communion Stewards

Karen Townley, Becky Betts, Rosella Price





Money Counters                        

Charles Moses, Elaine Moses, James Roeder

Altar Guild Coordinators





Congregational Meeting,


THIS Sunday, December 1st, after worship,


in the sanctuary.


**The Time & Talent sheets for 2020 will be available at the meeting.


**A new telephone directory will also be available at the meeting.




Volunteers are needed to record the Weekly Bible Verses as soon as possible. The December verses are taken care of, however, you are needed for 2020, including January. If you are interested please contact Emily in the office. You will be provided with the verses and calling/recording instructions.




The next FREE Community Meal will be Sunday, December 8th, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The menu will be chili, cornbread and fruit cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Everyone is invited to come and have a meal with our neighbors. If anyone is interested in helping, please speak with Laura Young or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




There are Advent study guides and calendars available for each family. Please feel free to take one of each. They are on the table in the Nave.




The Adopt-a-Family tags are up on the bulletin board along with the hygiene product/food lists. Please take a tag to include with your gift and sign the tag that is underneath on the bulletin board.




UNWRAPPED GIFTS need to be returned by December 8th. On Sunday, December 15th, everyone is invited to have lunch and wrap presents in the fellowship hall after worship. If you have any questions, please speak with Caitlyn Brinkman or Alice Fae Detert.




Poinsettia order forms will be included in this Sunday’s bulletin. The plants are $10. Orders are due no later than December 8th.




Decorating of the Altar will take place THIS Saturday, November 30th, at 9:00 a.m. Coffee & donuts will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact the church office or David Ahner (307-8255).




FOOD FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER IS SNACKS FOR KIDS.**********************************************************


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