Worship Volunteers We are in of need worship volunteers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Please check the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to see if you are able to help us out this Christmas. Thank you!
Memory Tree During Advent, we invite you to hang an ornament on the Christmas Tree in the entrance of the sanctuary in memory of a loved one. (These ornaments can be picked up after Christmas.)
Christmas Eve Altar Flowers Families wishing to place flowers on the altar for the Christmas Eve services can do so by designating offering donations of $25 to “Christmas Flowers” on or before December 11th. Please include a note indicating if the flowers are placed in memory of someone, or in thanksgiving for someone/thing. (Please do not bring flowers/plants due to allergies.)
Christmas Hampers Gifts should be at the church by Dec 10th and food items by Dec 17th. We need volunteers for the many jobs associated with getting our hampers out on time. We have also posted sign-up sheets for gift wrapping (Dec 17), food sorting (Mon, Dec 18), hamper packing and delivery (Tues, Dec 19). Thank you for your continued support!
The Season of Advent During this season of Advent, you will find poster-sized seasonal colouring sheets in the narthex to delight your inner child! Join in adding some colour before and after worship, and once each is completed we’ll “deck the halls” with them!
We also invite you to take home one of the devotional booklets in the narthex to let the meditations from Henri Nouwen lead you away from your busy life to the peace of that humble manger in Bethlehem. Then, filled with the joy of Christ’s birth, let Nouwen’s reflections lead you back out into the world to share the good news of the Child born to us!
Habitat 2018 Interfaith Donations If you make your donation to the 2018 Habitat Interfaith project before Dec. 31, you can use it as a deduction on your 2017 income tax return. If you own shares or stocks that have accumulated capital gains, you can donate the shares and avoid paying any income tax on the capital gains. Donations can be made through Faith Lutheran Church, or directly to Habitat for Humanity designated to the 2018 Habitat Interfaith project.
December Special Appeal:
Canada Lutheran World Relief
Blue Christmas Service:
Wednesday December 20 at 7: 00pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services:
10:00 am- with Communion 3:30 pm – Contemporary Service
5:30 pm – Traditional Service
Christmas Day Service: 10:00 am – Traditional Service with Communion