Military members: Jordan and Justin are at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, IA. Please contact the church office to add other names who serve. We’d like to remember them in our prayers. If you know of anyone else serving in the armed forces, please contact the church office (email@example.com) or (827-6626). We’d like to remember them in our prayers.
Worship time change: December 5-February 27 worship will be at 8:30 AM.
4:30pm Christmas Eve Service- ALC
7:00pm Christmas Eve Service- Jubilee
9:00am Christmas Day Service- Jubilee
Welcome to Bishop Kevin: Our newly installed bishop of the NE Iowa Synod will preach on Sunday, Dec 5. Please join us!
Advent services at Jubilee: Zion Jubilee Lutheran Church will be holding Wednesday evening Advent services at 5:30pm on Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22. Folks from ALC are invited to attend.
ALC Bible study: Join us at 9:30 on December 2 for our final study of Anna, Mary, and Elizabeth in The Women of Christmas, by Liz Curtis Higgs. Please come with ideas to discuss after the New Year.
The 7th Annual Community Christmas: will be hosted by the Dunkerton Community Hall Board Members on Sunday, December 5th. Soup & Santa from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Fun activities will be provided for the children. At 6:00 join us for the Christmas Tree Lighting and caroling at the Gazebo. A free will donation will be taken. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, as well a toilet paper and laundry soap, for the local Dunkerton Food Bank at the Baptist Church.
Christmas gifts for Bremwood Residential Treatment Center: The staff and residents at Waverly appreciate ALC’s continued support. Bremwood counselors will again do the shopping this year using our donations of Walmart gift cards. Donated board games and PG rated DVDs (teen level) are also welcome gifts, as they provide needed entertainment during the winter months. Donations may be placed by the small Christmas tree in the narthex until December 12. (Money donations through the church designated for Bremwood will be used to buy gift cards.) Call Mary Adams at 827-3365 or (319) 269-3478 with questions. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Advent resources from ELCA World Hunger: The season of Advent begins on November 28. Advent calendars and study guides from ELCA World Hunger are available in the narthex.
ALC Committees: Council will be looking to fill committee openings for 2022. Please consider sharing your time and talents as we try to establish a three-year rotation. We currently have openings on Property and Hospitality.
Quilting for Lutheran World Relief: Will be taking the month of December off. Join us every second and fourth Monday to help cut, pin, sew, iron, or tie quilts. If you are interested in this ministry, please talk to Sharon McAtee, Kaye Jones, or Mary Adams. Our next work day is January 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM. We welcome all eager helpers!
Sheets for Quilting needed: We have a good start on quilts to be sent in the spring but we are in need of sheets or large pieces of material for quilt backs. You may put them in the back pew. Thanks for your help.
Thank you from the NE IA Synodical Women’s Organization: Thank you, I am sending you all an awesome thank you! Each year you bless thousands of families with quilts and kids and here are your totals for the Northeast IA Synod. Quilts- 4536, Baby-893, School- 4399, Personal- 1976, Fabric- 105, blankets-65. Thank you and all your awesome gals, Jesus loves you! Lea Norlinger, Mason City, IA (NE IA SWO board & LWR Contact)
Noisy Offering for ELCA World Hunger: Start saving up your change! We will be doing a Noisy Offering for ELCA World Hunger on Sunday, Dec 5,when Bishop Kevin joins us for worship!
Caring Bridge posts for Stephanie Witt Winkelpleck can be accessed from this link https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stephaniewittwinkelpleck. Steph has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Thanks for your continued prayers and support.
Mobile Giving App If you give your regular contributions using Give Plus App, we have been notified that they will stop supporting the Give Plus app as of January 31, 2022. You should download the new app called Vanco Mobile to continue using. Note: your username and password will remain the same, and any recurring payments you have scheduled will continue in the new app. If you do not currently have anything setup, now is a great time to download the Vanco Mobile app and start your recurring giving today.
Advent Retreat: "The Patience of Mary - Letting go of what is, To welcome what is to come”, December 10-12, 2021, at the Shalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque. You are invited to this opportunity sponsored by Contemplative Outreach Northeast Iowa. For further information contact CONEIowa@gmail.com.
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