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Worship Times

9:30 am  Sun.   Worship Service

Followed by Sunday School and Bible Study

Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday

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December

Special Mission - 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 

Advent Services - Wed. Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd @ 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Service - Fri. Dec. 24th @ 7:00 pm

Worship Service - Sundays @ 9:30 am

 

MONDAY NIGHT ONLINE STUDY 

The lesson by Pastor Kleimola and Vicar Mapus streams at 7pm. A recording of the lesson is available below.

Previous bible studies may be viewed on YouTube: CLICK HERE

News / Announcements

VISIT FROM OHIO DISTRICT PRESIDENT

Ohio District President Rev. Dr. Kevin Wilson will be joining Concordia Lutheran Church in worship on Sunday, Dec. 5th, followed by a question and answer session after service.  Please make plans to join us. 

LEARNING CENTER CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please make plans to join us for a special program starring the children from Concordia Christian Early Learning Center on December 12 during the 9:30 service. We welcome the children and families for a special service.  After service we will have a special event for our families and special treats to share. This is a very important event to show our learning center families how much we care for them.  

LWML

When we had our LWML Sunday service in October, you may have taken a bookmark with the 28 mission grants for 2021-2023 listed on it. The latest news from LWML is that three of the grants have already been paid in full! They are:  Deaconess Ministry Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch, $81,680; Caring For and Sharing Christ with Hurting People, $100,000; Strengthening the Lutheran Mission to Kuna, Idaho, $100,000.

Keep filling you mite boxes! Our next noisy offering will be in January.  If supporting these missions is important enough to you, it is possible to donate regularly online (at www.lwmlohio.org) or to arrange for a monthly gift to be deducted from your bank account.  The program is called Joyful Response.  Vivian can give you the details. 

MITTEN TREE

The mitten tree is back this year!  The recipients of the gifts are members of the homeless families served by Leading Families Home.  This ministry used to be led by the Beach House.  Each gift request on the tree has a price between $17 and $24 and comes with an Amazon item number, so it should be easy to order online. Put your name and phone number on half of the tag and place it in the box by the tree.  Please have the items returned to Concordia by Dec. 12.

OUTREACH TO OUR SHUT-INS

Last year we provided our shut-ins a small gift bag with greetings for Christmas.  If you would consider helping with that by donating some items or by delivering a package or two, please contact Nancy Hardin or Vivian Nelson.

STEWARDSHIP

In the hustle and bustle of Christmas we need to remember many opportunities present themselves in helping those in need. Choice dollars from Thrivent can be directed to Concordia or other organizations, the mitten tree here at Concordia, gift cards for Ft Wayne Seminary students, and gratuities for our staff at Concordia.   Toys are being collected by several groups in Toledo for children to have a gift under the Christmas Tree.  Volunteer opportunities are available at Cherry Street 

Mission.  The list is endless. Pick one to do this year - who knows it may be the start of a new tradition you and your family can do each year that helps others in need. Trinity is asking for help with their live nativity. I bake cookies this time of year. If you bake too, how about making an extra dozen to give to a neighbor who is house bound.

Let’s celebrate Jesus’ birth with each other and spread that message of love and hope with everyone. Be patient, kind and forgiving as Jesus would have us do when we are out in the world and not just now but always. -  Mrs. Kathy Ewald, Stewardship Chairman 

MISSIONS.  MISSIONS.  MISSIONS.

Every month Concordia has a special mission we give money to. The special mission is printed on the front of the bulletin for that month. When you consider giving to Concordia each month, if possible, include giving to missions. This money goes beyond our four walls and helps so many people, including our missionary we support, that we could not reach otherwise.  Concordia gives 10% yearly towards missions. - Mrs. Kathy Ewald, Stewardship Chairman

HISTORIAN

Concordia continues to make history.  Concordia two years ago went from Board of Directors to govern Concordia to a Parish Planning Council form of governing board.  This year we ran the Parish Planning Council elections again.  John Randolph moved from the President-Elect to President and the other members of the Parish Planning Council were re-elected plus Erika Randolph stepped up and filled the Fellowship Board Chairman’s spot.  The new President-Elect is Gary Krieger. The re-elected members are Sandra Richter as Secretary, Nancy Hardin as Treasurer, George Shum as Lay Ministry Chairman, Ted Ware as Outreach Chairman, Wanda Snyder as CCELC Chairman, Vivian Nelson as Education Chairman, Tomeka Shum as Youth Chairman, Kathleen Ewald as Stewardship Chairman and John Randolph as Properties Chairman. 

Also, this year starting on December 5th, there will be Display of Concordia History marking 80 years that Concordia has been at 3636 South Detroit spreading God’s Word.  William Ewald, Historian

MISCELLANEOUS

In gratitude for all that our church staff has done during this past year for us at Concordia, we are collecting money until December 19 to be given to them at Christmas. Please mark on your check or envelope that it goes toward gratuities.

FLOWER CHART

The 2022 Flower Chart is posted in the Narthex.  Please consider signing up for a Sunday to provide flowers for the altar.

Deadline for the January newsletter is Tues., December 28. 

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