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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 the Deaf
LSS Food Pantry
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Contact Information

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

Join us for Worship this Sunday!

8:30 am Traditional Worship Service

9: 30 am Sunday School, Confirmation, and Adult Bible Study

10:45 am Blended Worship Service

 

Pastor's Message - For December

News / Announcements

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Christmas Eve Service will be Monday December 24th at 5:30 P.M.  There will not be a service on Christmas Day.

POINSETTIAS to decorate the church for Christmas are available at a cost of $6.50 each.  Order forms can be found hanging on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Forms along with payment must be turned in to the office by Sunday, December 16.

STAFF GRATUITIES

Please consider giving a Christmas gratuity gift to our staff.  A monetary gift at this time of year is a great way to show appreciation for their service and dedication to Concordia's members throughout the year.  White envelopes will be available in the pews, please label "staff gratuities" and place the envelope in the offering plate.  If possible please make contribution by Sunday, December 23.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

This year the program will be a little (maybe a lot!) different.  We have two students who come regularly to Sunday School.  The rest are in the confirmation class or the high school class.  So we will be recruiting children of ALL ages for our production.  (That means YOU!) 

We will need grown-up shepherds, angels, wise men, and probably Joseph.  You won’t need to rehearse, but you’ll get to have a little bit of a costume and come up to the front when it’s the right time.  You’ll be helping the children sing the usual Christmas carols and maybe even a song with hand motions.

The program will be on December 23rd during the 10:45 service.  The title is “What Child is This?” after the song with the same title.  Let me know ahead of time is there is a particular part you want to play.  (Did you always want to be one of the angels?)  If you already have a costume to wear, bring it with you.  The children will be so glad you decided to join us!

Vivian Nelson

GIFTS FOR THE PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE STAFF

On Tuesday, November 27 the members of the Ladies’ Bible Study group met and made gifts for the 17 members of the staff.  In other years we put out gift bags and asked people to purchase items to include.  This year the gifts cost about $10 each.  If you are willing to help pay for these items, please give your donation to Wanda Snyder.  She’ll be glad to show you what we made.

PATCHWORK PEACEMAKERS

We quilt every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. We are located behind the altar area. Use the door next to the altar on the S. Detroit Ave. side. We are always willing to help answer any questions you may have about quilts and quilting.

You’re welcome to stop by on Tuesday to see what we are doing and maybe put a stitch or two in the quilt. Right now we have just installed a quilt made by Karen Rupp. She has provided quilts for us in the past that we have hand stitched for her. We are one of a very few quilt circles in our area that hand stitch for others quilts. We do charge a fee for our work on the quilt such as marking the stitch lines and sewing on the binding besides the hand stitching we do.

We are currently accepting names for our waiting list and since we don’t have any names on the list this would be a great time to add your name. We do not remove any name unless we are requested to remove it.

The last several years our quilt circle has donated money to Lutheran World Relief from money received from quilting for others. This year the money sent to LWR was matched, so that enabled us to provide someone in an area of need a whole herd of animals.

We started the quilt circle in 1991 and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Come join in the fun and fellowship. See you around the frame.  Mrs. Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE

We had a great Fellowship Harvest luncheon on Sept 30 during the congregational meeting.

The committee takes care of the Sunday morning tea time between services...Wanda puts this together!

In 2019, our committee will help with a Parish Planning meeting in Jan. or Feb.

In 2019, our committee plans for the 6 Lenten midweek Soup 'n Salad meals on Wednesdays. 

In 2019, our committee plans for the Easter breakfast on Easter Sunday.

We are usually asked for our help and are glad to serve the Lord!

Fellowship members are:  Harriet Treadaway, Janet Gregory, Vickie Miller, Wanda Snyder and Sue Payne.  We put together the tables before an event, decorate, donate food main courses, help serve and clean up.  Respectfully submitted, Sue Payne

STEWARDSHIP REPORT

We have given Biblical knowledge, stewardship education, advice, encouragement, events and small gifts.  We have presented present day possibilities of giving to advance God's church.  We are very appreciative of Concordia members giving, sacrifices and time.  Here are some of the things that members have given to and that participated in:  Renovations, Lutheran World Relief, Building Fund, Lutheran Disaster Relief, Missions, Seminaries, Communion, Cherry Street Mission, Lutheran Witness, Food Pantries, Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission, Special Days, Lent, When you Visit a Church, Birthdays, Laborers for Christ, Pre-school, The Gideons, Day Care, Good Shepherd of the Deaf, Sunday School, Meals and snacks.  

The Stewardship challenge for 2019 is not a challenge for the Stewardship Committee to continue its work, it will, but for all Concordia Committees to be seen and heard more consistently.  We need to give as the widow did.  Mark 12:41-44 (the rich men gave a little out of their abundance while the widow gave all she had, two mites worth, maybe a penny.  Jesus said she gave more because she gave all she had.)

MEN’S GROUP

Our Men’s Group will meet again the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. for donuts and coffee and short study.  This will be followed by an hour of working on maintenance of the church. 

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