Spread the word about all the things going on at Divine Redeemer! Weekly Bible Verse: "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness." James 1:2-3A reminder that there is NO Kids Connection Sunday School or Confirmation this Sunday, November 27th (Thanksgiving break).In this week's newsletter you will find:
In every newsletter you will find:
- Thanksgiving Worship Service Times
- Biographies for the 2023 nominees for the Board of Directors and Elders
- Worship Experience Team Praying for 10 Volunteers by 11/30 (1 so far)
NOTE: There is an open, paid position for church streaming services with Sunday morning hours. Training is available, but is not super technical. Please contact Seth Flick if interested.
- Information on upcoming + ongoing events
- Bible Study and Small Group Opportunities
- Youth Ministry Corner
- Member Birthdays + Anniversaries
NOV 23 + 24: Join us for Thanksgiving Worship
We hope you can join us for Thanksgiving Worship this Wednesday or Thursday or you can catch a livestream of the Wednesday evening service via our youtube channel. Thank you for all of the donations for the food drive. We were able to bless 20 families with packages of food, including turkeys this Thanksgiving. We also had enough extra food to bless local food pantries. If you want to watch a time-lapse video of the mighty food-packing team working, you can view it here.
NOVEMBER 29: Giving Tuesday 2022It's that time of year again! What time might you ask? It's time for…Giving Tuesdays! As you may know, Divine Redeemer began a three-year campaign plan for Giving Tuesdays back in 2020 to address various pressing needs of the campus that affected our ongoing ministries of the church and school. As a result of your prayerful partnership and generosity, we were able to address many campus needs ahead of schedule! We are excited to announce that the fundraising for the three-year plan was completed in just two years! Praise God for His provision working through His people!*NEW* 2022 Giving Tuesdays Goal - $20,000 For Our Community! As you can see God has provided through the generosity of our members, and we were able to complete everything in our 3-year plan in two years. While there are certainly ongoing campus needs at our church and school (with one of those being the need for more space) we as a staff realized that we have been extremely blessed and there is a larger need in our community right now. Our plan for our 2022 Giving Tuesdays campaign is that 100% of the funds from Giving Tuesdays will go to the three families displaced by the recent Hartland fire and the one family of the deceased children. Read the full information and details on Giving Tuesday here: https://www.drlc.org/givingtuesdays
NOVEMBER 27: Christmas Poinsettia Sale - Orders due THIS SUNDAY 11/27It's time to order your poinsettias for Christmas 2022! Be sure to fill out one or the other of "In loving memory" or as a "Thank offering" at the end of the form. You can take your poinsettia home after the Christmas Day worship service. Order here or pick up a paper order form in the Narthex.
DECEMBER 4: Worship Experience Team Information MeetingURGENT CALL TO HELP!!! Our newly named, "Worship Experience Team" is a blast to be on! This team not only helps the Worship Experience during the service, but it helps those watching from home. This team volunteer roles include:
CHICK-FIL-A MEETING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 4TH AFTER 9:15 SERVICE IN GYM. COME LEARN ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY AND ENJOY CFA! We are also offering paid coordinator/leader positions that would be weekly Sunday mornings and could take the place of a handful of the volunteers needed.
- Progressing slides (pushing the next button)
- Manning a camera (so simple our day school kids do this for chapel)
- Pushing on/off buttons on the soundboard
DECEMBER 4: Holy Land Trip Presentation
DECEMBER 10: Outdoor Live Nativity Luminary WalkthroughIf you want to be a part of this amazing event that brings joy and JESUS to our community, you can read the signup genius for donations needed and volunteer/actor roles. This event takes a LOT to put on and we are excited to do it again in 2022. We've received an outpouring of donations and volunteers (THANK YOU) but more volunteers are needed such as actors, helpers, set up and parking lot attendants.SIGN UP GENIUS LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4faba722a5fa7-live
DECEMBER 11: The 22nd Annual Christmas Concert: "A Festival of Carols"Share this event on social media here.
DECEMBER 11: Annual Voters MeetingThe Annual Voters meeting is quickly approaching. We have printed the bios for the slate of candidates which you can pick up in the back of church or gym services. The bios for the 2023 nominees for the Board of Directors and Elders are also attached to this email. The voters meeting will take place after the 10:30 Annual Christmas Concert. Physical help will be needed to dismantle the altar after the concert and prior to the meeting.
DECEMBER 16 + 19: School Christmas Concert Schedule
ONGOING: The Living Room Worship Service at 5 PM on Saturdays The Living Room Worship Service takes place in the Media Center/Library. The new furniture is now in the library as well (thanks to all the donations from the 2022 Spring Auction). Everyone is Welcome! Want to learn more about what this service looks like? Tap on this post here. (Living Room service will not take place on December 10, 24, 31.)
ONGOING: ADULT BIBLE STUDIES:
- 16 Small Groups - email Nicole Steffen for more information on how to join or start a small group.
- Congregational Bible Study (Acts) - Sundays 9:15 Fellowship Hall
- Bethel Bible Class - Sundays 9:15 Prayer Room
- Women's 7 Week Fall Study - See website for NEW Bible studies starting in November - so many options!
- Men's Bible Studies - Several opportunities each week - details here
- Bible Study with the Pastoral Team - Thursdays 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall
JOIN ANY OF THESE ANY TIME!
- November 23/24 - Thanksgiving Worship Services
- November 30 - 1st Advent Service with Dinner at 5pm and Service at 6:30pm (Eaglets Sing)
- December 10 - Outdoor Live Nativity at 5pm
- December 11 - Annual Christmas Concert during 8 & 10:30 service followed by the Annual Voters Meeting
KIDS CONNECTION & CONFIRMATION
- Preschool - 5th Grade Kids Connection Sunday School: Register here
- 6th Grade Kids Connection Sunday School: Register here
- 7th Grade Confirmation: Register here
- 8th Grade Confirmation: Register here
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP The High School Youth Group will meet in December with a leadership group - on December 4th. The group will meet in January to go snow-tubing. The High School Summer Mission Trip Registration is now OPEN and there are very limited spots. Register HERE.
- "A Lake Country Christmas" Annual Holiday Fair December 3rd
For more information about LCLHS Major Events visit here.