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Worship Times

8:30 am 
 Sun.  
Traditional Worship
  9:30 am  Sun. Sunday School
10:45 am 
 Sun.
Blended Worship
2:00 pm 
 Sun.
Chinese Ministry

Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday

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December

Special Missions
Good Shepherd of Deaf
LSS Food Pantry
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Contact Information

Phone 419-382-0410
Email office@concordiatoledo.org
Address 3636 South Detroit Avenue

Join us for Worship this Sunday!

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News / Announcements

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Christmas Eve service is Tuesday, December 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7th is Parent's Night Out from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  We still need volunteers.
Tuesday, December 10th the annual senior Christmas lunch will be held at Black Pearl Restaurant on Heatherdowns Blvd. at 11:45 a.m.  Order from the menu.  Please RSVP to Nancy Hardin by Sunday, December 1st.

Sunday, December 15th is the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission Worship and Dinner.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal after 2nd service.  Please meet at the Mission at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22nd we have caroling at Concord Convalescence after church at 2:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served for singers beforehand at the church.

Sunday, December 22nd is the Children’s Christmas Program during the Second service at 10:45 a.m.

In place of the Mitten Tree, this year will benefit the Fort Wayne Seminary students and their families.  Donations of gas and grocery gift cards will be sent to the Seminary in January.

DON'T FORGET THE WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES

The Women's Bible study meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., except for Christmas Eve.

The Men’s Beer and Pizza Bible study will be meeting at Capers Tuesday the 10th at 6 p.m.  We will not meet the 4th Tuesday this month because that is Christmas Eve.

The Men’s Breakfast Bible study will meet on Saturday, December 21st at 8:00 a.m.

TGIF Bible study meets on Fridays at 9:45 a.m. except for the 27th.

DECEMBER PRESIDENTIAL JOYFUL TIDINGS

Isaiah 55:2 “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy!  Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”

December 7, 2019 starts year 79 at the present building location of Concordia Lutheran Church. The first 7 years of our existence were on Sherwood Ave. Thank the Lord for His Word and Spiritual Help, for providing Concordia with Pastors, teachers and lay leaders, for our building and members and the money it needs to continue.

Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  - Bill Ewald

STEWARDSHIP

St. Paul wrote to the Church of Christ in Corinth:  “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2Cor 9:7). God loves a cheerful giver.  But who is a cheerful giver?

Abel was.  By faith, Abel gave the firstborn of his flock, and it was acceptable in God’s sight.  Abraham was.  By faith, Abraham prepared cakes and a tender choice calf for God and entertained angels unaware.  So also were David and Solomon.  By faith, David would not make a sacrifice to God that cost him nothing, so he paid Araunah his due.  By faith, Solomon built a house for God, where his name would dwell and thereby where He would dwell to be Israel’s God and they His people.

What more shall I say?  For time would fail me to tell of all those who gave not simply for the joy of giving but for the joy of knowing the One to whom they gave. So also our Lord, who for the joy set before Him gave everything; yes, even His life, enduring the cross and scorning its shame.  He gave to the shedding of His blood, willingly and resolutely setting His face toward Jerusalem to die for the life of the world.  Though He was rich in every way, He became poor, so that by His poverty we might be rich beyond measure. 

So then, let us – like Abel and Abraham, like David and Solomon, and even like our Lord Jesus Christ – give cheerfully to God for the work of His kingdom in our midst.  Like them, let us decide in our heart – for the joy set before us – the joy of knowing the One to whom we give is the One who gives us all good things.

Wanda Snyder found this article and even though we have already collected the pledge cards for 2020, I felt it was full of reminders as we go into the new year to think of what is in our heart – for the joy set before us – the joy of knowing the One to whom we give is the One who gives us all good things.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! - Kathy Ewald

PATCHWORK PEACEMAKERS

What a joy it has been to quilt for another year.  Yes, I can’t believe it’s December already.

We continue to stitch on Karen Rupp’s large and beautiful quilt.  If you’d like to see it, just ask me and I will be glad to show you.

December is also when we go out to lunch and decide what mission project we will be giving a portion of money we receive from stitching on quilts for others.

We quilt every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the room behind the altar on the S. Detroit side.  Still looking for more quilts to work on.  See you around the frame! - Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman

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