UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
SUNDAY, November 12.................. Adult Choir practice 9:40 AM
OWLS Bake & Craft Sale & Christmas Shoppe
OWLS Meeting ~ 12 Noon
MONDAY, November 13.................. Monday Night Service at 7 PM
WEDNESDAY, November 15.......... Adult Choir practice @ 7 PM
THURSDAY, November 16...................... Quilters – 9:30AM
Women’s Bible Study1 PM
FRIDAY, Nov 17......... Men’s Breakfast Meeting /Garcia’s/7 AM
Thanksgiving Feast at 12 NOON
doTERRA Class (essential oils of the Bible) 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
SATURDAY, November 18........................................ PCC 10 AM

Worth pondering:  The increasing darkness of trials only makes the lamp of grace shine brighter.

This week’s Word… ~ Ephesians 5:16
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil!

Just a friendly reminder… ~ …that the run-off election for the
next Albuquerque city mayor is this TUESDAY 14 November.  As they say, do your civic duty and be sure to cast your ballot.

A Time for Caring And Sharing ~On THURSDAY December 7th the L.I.F.E. Group will have a Christmas party.  Bring an appetizer to share!  Also, we’ll be assembling the annual Christmas gift bags for some of our members.  We’re looking for small goodies and gifts to fill 15 bags (individual tea bags, hot chocolate packets, bookmarks, notepads, ornaments, etc.).  Bring your items that evening or leave them in the church office beforehand.  Also if you would like to participate in a Christmas cookie exchange, please bring 3 dozen cookies to the party.  You’ll be able to take home a great variety of cookies to enjoy throughout the month of December.  All women of the congregation are invited.

From the Board of Trustees… ~ You’re invited to come and help put up the Christmas tree and decorate the church on SATURDAY December 2 at 9:30 AM.  Lunch will be provided
For the reading… ~ You’ll find the November issue of our WELS news magazine Forward in Christ on the west (right) narthex table.  May the LORD bless your reading!

Changes in the schedule… ~ Per direction from the Board of
Elders, the Church Council has set the December schedule of services like this: (1) SLS Children’s Christmas Service is at 10 AM on SUNDAY December 17.  Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Monday Evening Service on December 18.  (2) There is one only 10 AM Service on SUNDAY December 24 – celebrating Communion and observing ADVENT 4.  The Christmas Eve Carols and Lessons Service is at 6 PM.  (3) Christmas Day Worship Service at 9:30 AM.  (4) There is one only 10 AM Service on the SUNDAY after Christmas, December 31.  Our New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service (w/Holy Communion) is at 6 PM.  (5) There are no Monday Evening Services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.  Any questions or concerns, please call pastor at the church office (292-6622).


Hand-folding ahead! ~ We’re gathering together to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service on WEDNESDAY 22 November @ 7 PM.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name! [Psalm 100:4]  Recalling Jesus’ miracle of healing those ten lepers, may the Almighty enable us to join the one who took the time to return to Jesus and offer our own thanksgiving!
Make your plans now to join us!


An encouraging word… ~ We have Monday Evening Worship at 7 PM each week to afford those who are away on the weekend, busy with work or other family engagements the opportunity to sing our Savior’s praises, hear His saving Word and celebrate the Sacrament (on the first and third Mondays).  Once again, let this be your invitation to worship with us when you can.  Remember these
words from the Psalmist: Come, let us worship and bow
down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
[Psalm 95:6]  See YOU in Church!

OWL News… The OWLS will be having a Bake & Craft Sale and a Christmas Shop Sale on November 12, 2017.  We are collecting Christmas decorations that you do not use for  our Christmas shop.

Just a friendly reminder… ~ We value any and all comments you’d like to share concerning the proposed worship changes [9:30 AM Sunday Worship … 10:45 AM Sunday School/Adult Bible Class].  Any written comments can be placed in the suggestion box.  If the changes are implemented, they’d begin on the first Sunday in the New Year … 07 January 2018.  Let us hear from you.