Church News & Events
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Divine Grace Lutheran Church News and Events
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Altar Flowers: The altar flowers today were given by Deb Sak in appreciation for her church family. Our thanks to her!
Baptisms: Baptized in today’s 10:30 am service is Kennedy Faye Seim, daughter of Cody & Christina Seim. Kennedy was born on October 12th. Sponsors are Kyle & Kaitlyn Seim, and Ashley Carriveau. May God keep Kennedy in baptismal grace all the days of her life!On Saturday, in a private ceremony, Grayson Allen Nietzke was baptized. Grayson, who was born on April 17th, is the son of Austin & Megan Nietzke. May God keep Grayson in baptismal grace all the days of his life!
Two Calls Received: Two of our teachers are currently holding calls to other places of ministry. On Thursday evening (Nov. 18), Mrs. Coffin received a call to teach kindergarten at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School in Grove City, Ohio. On Sunday afternoon (Nov. 21), Miss Nottling received a call to teach 4th grade at Carlsbad Christian Academy in Carlsbad, California. Over the next few weeks, both Mrs. Coffin and Miss Nottling will prayerfully deliberate both their new calls, and the calls that they currently have here at Divine Grace. Please keep them in your prayers as they each deliberate, asking that the Lord would bless them with wisdom and counsel in arriving at a decision.
Midweek Advent Services: To help us prepare our hearts to celebrate the Savior’s birth, we will be holding three midweek Advent worship services (December 1, 8, and 15) following the theme, A Journey to Meet the Lord. The service each week will begin at 7 pm, and a meal will be served here before each service, beginning at 5:30 pm. Please plan to join us!
Staff Gifts: Each year, a special effort is made to collect/distribute a special monetary Christmas gift from our members to our Divine Grace staff to say “thank you” for their committed service, show our appreciation, and wish them a very Merry Christmas. They are: Pastor Voss, Kristi Coffin, Courtney Valus, Rachel Nottling, Nolan Valus, Barb Musinski, and Deanna Pentis. If you would like to participate in this monetary gift for our full time workers, please place your gift (check payable to “Arthur Reinhold” or Cash) into the specially marked box in the Narthex or hand it directly to Council President Art Reinhold. These anonymous gifts will be totaled after services Sunday, December 19th and distributed to the staff as directed by the Church Council. Thank you in advance for your warm and caring generosity, Art Reinhold.
Forward in Christ and Meditations: The newest editions of both the Forward in Christ magazine and the Meditations booklet are available in the church lobby. Please help yourself!
Advent by Candlelight: Sunday, December 5: On Sunday, December 5th, Women Serving Christ will be hosting Advent by Candlelight in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 11:30 am. All women of the congregation are invited! This year we will be asking everyone to bring a dish to pass. Please sign up on the WSC bulletin board if you plan to attend. The luncheon will conclude with a brief program that will focus our hearts on God’s precious gift, Jesus. Please invite your family and friends! Items from the Thai Village will also be on display and available for purchase on December 5th.
Children’s Christmas Service: Our annual Children’s Christmas Service for all school children and also non-school member children (preschool through grade 8), will be presented to God’s glory in both morning services on Sunday, December 19. We will have some breakfast and planned activities for the children between the two services. Practices for K-8 are Sundays Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12 in church, 9:15-10:15 am. Preschool children do not need to attend practices, but will be invited to come forward to sing during the service. Students who do not attend DGLS and plan to participate in the Christmas service are asked to please let Miss Nottling know as soon as possible so that we can get you the needed materials. Thank you!
Sharing Christ’s Love at Christmas: Women Serving Christ is adopting families this Christmas season through Lighthouse of Oakland County. These are families who have fallen on some difficult times and could use our help and Christian support. The Christmas tree in the church entryway has tags with items from the family’s wish lists. Gifts purchased can be returned to the box that will be placed near the tree. Please leave the gifts unwrapped, and tape the tag to the gift so that it goes to the correct family. We will be accepting gifts now through December 12. Thank you for sharing Christ’s love as we celebrate the good news of his birth!
Sign-Up for Altar Flowers: You may sign up for poinsettias for use in church this December by scrolling down to the bottom of the home page (www.DivineGrace.net) and clicking on the button which will take you to the electronic sign-up sheet for 2021. Poinsettia orders need to be in by November 28. The altar flower donation sign-up link for 2022 can also be found at the bottom of the home page. Please pay $20 for the flowers online (each time you sponsor flowers) by clicking the “Donate” button at the bottom of the home page and selecting the Flower Fund, or use the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement App.
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