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December Events and Activities

Poinsettia orders will be accepted through December 12. Please complete the order form and place in the offering plate or return to the Church Office.


Help is needed for fetching and setting up the Christmas tree. The crew will meet at 9:30 am on Thursday, December 9 to go cut and bring the tree to church. The tree will be ready to set up in the church around 10:30 am. If you have any questions, please see Rich Ogden.


The Women's Guild will hold their annual luncheon December 10 at noon. All are invited. The Guild is also doing a special collection for a transitional living home for young women and mothers. Through December 10, please bring new packages of diapers or gently used baby clothes. A collection box is in the narthex.


On Friday, December 10 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, one of our organists, Annika Johansen, an organ performance major at UNO, will be giving a Christmas recital on our organ. There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served afterward. The theme of the recital is "A Christmas Contemplation."


The sanctuary and tree will be decorated at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 11.

Advent Series

Advent prepares us as much for the coming of our Lord in glory as it does for Holy Christmas. On the first two Sundays in Advent and for the four Advent midweek services (Wednesdays at 10:00 am & 6:30 pm), the sermons will focus on the biblical teaching of the Last Things and their importance for us as Christians.


If you have a question related to the Last Things that you would like answered in these sermons, email Pastor Gerike or slip a note in the black mailbox outside the church office door. If you have a question, someone else has likely wondered the same thing and will be glad that someone asked!


The topics and dates on which they will be treated are listed below:


Sunday, Nov. 28 - The First Sunday in Advent

We Don't Wait Alone


Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Advent Midweek

The Signs of the End


Sunday, Dec. 5 - The Second Sunday in Advent

Christ's Return in Glory and the End of the World


Wednesday, Dec. 8 - Advent Midweek

The Resurrection of All the Dead


Wednesday, Dec. 15 - Advent Midweek

The Final Judgment


Wednesday, Dec. 22 - Advent Midweek

Eternity: Life in the New Heavens and Earth or Death in Hell

Christmas Services

December 24 - Christmas Eve

Divine Service 6:30 pm


December 25 - Christmas Day

Divine Service 10:00 am


December 26 - First Sunday after Christmas

Divine Service for the Festival of St. Stephen 10:00 am


December 27 - Festival of St. John

Divine Service (spoken) 10:00 am


December 28 - Holy Innocents

Divine Service (spoken) 10:00 am


December 29

Matins 10:00 am


January 1 - The Feast of the Name of Our Lord

Divine Service (spoken) 10:00 am


January 2 - The Second Sunday after Christmas

Divine Service 10:00 am


January 5

Matins 10:00 am


January 6 - The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Divine Service 6:30 pm