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St.

John’s Lutheran Church ELCA


1300 W. Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-1985
stjohn@cableone.net
www.stjohnsnorfolk.com

Our Mission: Disciples Through God’s Love, Celebrating In Jesus’ name.


SHORT TERM PRAYER CONCERNS AND JOYS:
Carol Ermels Carolyn Wilcox Tom Hagstrom

LONG TERM PRAYER CONCERNS:


Sara Fegley Sullivan Family Rosemary Westerhold
Joann White Susan Hansen Harlin Westerhold
Jo Schaefer Bonnie Hortness Orlo Rath
Darrell & Arlene Polenske Kurt Juracek Mike Wragge
Elvon & Vicki Suhr Betty Low Kenneth & Vendla Wrick
Conner Mitchum Pr. Norm Nelson Kevin Kluver
Lindsay (Brown) and son, River Jordyn (Wiebelhaus) & Brad Irlmeier
Jessica Rossiolis John Konken Roger Peters
Colton Wright Roger Echtenkamp Karen Widhalm
Scott Leader
Mike & Karen Widhalm as they mourn the death of Karen’s brother, Norman Hellbusch
Flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Sara Fegley in gratitude for the many
blessings of Christmas; and by Denny & Lois Braesch thankful for all the blessings of the
Christmas season.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES will be held at 5, 7, and 9 PM on Monday, December 24.

We need you! The Finance Committee is recruiting new members to


help oversee the financial operations of the church and to help guide
the Church Council on matters regarding stewardship of the church’s
financial resources. Committee members meet monthly to review the
financial reports and work closely with pastoral staff and ministry teams to develop an annual
budget, track spending, and deal with financial issues that periodically arise. No formal training is
required...just a willingness to serve. Contact the church office for more information. Thank you!

Worship Services can now be viewed in their entirety on St. John’s facebook page at
www.facebook.com/stjohnsnorfolk
ST. JOHN’S STAFF
The Rev. Randy Rasmussen –Senior Pastor
Jacquie Samway – PMA, Coordinator of Congregational Care
Jolene Ziebell – Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Gail Ermels – Office Manager
Jim Carter – Custodian/Grounds Keeper Midge Hedrick – Office Assistant
THE WEEK AHEAD OFFERINGS
Mission Emphasis (DEC) ................. Good Neighbors
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 General offering for 12/16/2018 ...............$6,451.16
8:30 am ........................................................ Worship End of NOV General Fund Deficit ............... ($2,753.45)
Majesty Choir Cantata Year-to-Date General Fund Net Deficit ....... ($6,147.99)
First Communions
Attendance 12/16/2018 ................ 167, 85, 91 (343)
9:45 am…………………….…………………..Fellowship Hour
9:45 am .............................................. Sunday School
Birthday Party for Baby Jesus
11:00 am ...................................................... Worship
Majesty Choir Cantata
First Communions
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
8:00 am .............................. Good Neighbors Packing
10:00 am ...................................... Friends ChristCare
Pat Monson, 402-371-8803
10:00 am .............................................. Staff Meeting
1:15 pm........................................ Chosen ChristCare
Carol Waggoner, 402-371-7642
8:30 pm..................................................... Solid Rock
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
9:00 am ........................... Good Neighbors Deliveries
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
1:30 pm.................................... Searchers ChristCare
Connie Hagstrom, 402-649-4862
2:30 pm.......................... 7th–8th Grade Confirmation
5:00 pm.......................... 7th–8th Grade Confirmation
7:00 pm.............................................. Church Council
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
7:00 pm...............................Majesty Choir Rehearsal
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
5:00 pm........................................................ Worship

SHOP FOR MINISTRY


DEC 16 8:30 AM Ken Hansen
11 AM Terri Denkinger
DEC 23 8:30 AM Carol Waggoner
11 AM Lisa Echtenkamp

PRINTED COPIES OF THE NEW DIRECTORY


ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE
CHURCH OFFICE.
This is the final opportunity to
order poinsettias for the
Christmas altar area. Please
enclose your check in the
amount of $13 in your offering
Thank you for lifting up the following folks in
envelope marked “poinsettia”
prayer this week:
and your flower will be
John & Robin Erwin
Eugene & Julene Farr available for you to pick up after the Christmas
Sara Fegley Eve service of your choice. Thank you for adding
Amie Fischer to the beauty of the season!
Chloe, Hayden
Cleora & Don Fisher
Sandy Flege
Wendell & Ethelyn Fossum 2nd Annual Youth
Robert & Mary Ann Frady
Mike & Margie Frank Fundraiser
Nathan & Deb Frauendorfer Christmas Bake Sale
December 15th and 16th
(before and after all three services)
West Hallway
Let us do your Christmas baking!
If you would like to donate Christmas goodies
to be sold, creative creations can be dropped
Chosen ChristCare will again be collecting at the Office on or after Wednesday, Dec. 12.
money and cookies to be given to the Please attach your name to the item.
Madison County Juvenile Detention Center
for Christmas meals. Any additional funds
remaining will be used to purchase a Needed: Four (4) new Council
pingpong table. Monetary donations may be Members for January
dropped off at the church office or placed in elections. Please let the office
or a current council member
the offering plate designated “JDC”. Cookies
know if you are interested or
can be brought to the office closer to the
have someone you’d like to
pick-up date of Monday, Dec. 24 (no later
nominate. Also Benefaction Board will need one
than noon). Thank you! new member in 2019. Please prayerfully
consider helping!

Thank you for being our loyal


volunteers. Best Wishes for a ANGEL TREE GIFTS
wonderful holiday and a Happy If you still have a tag from the Angel Tree, please
New year. bring your gift to the Office on Monday. Thank
Norfolk Senior Center you all for your support – the Angel Tree has
Board of Directors & Staff been a wonderful opportunity to reach into our
community during the holiday season.
The Norfolk
Men’s Chorus It’s time again for
will be GOOD NEIGHBORS
presenting and we need your help! On Monday.
their Dec. 17. beginning at 8AM, boxes will be
Christmas packed for delivery, which is scheduled for
production Tuesday, Dec. 18 @ 9AM. After all have
“This Little Babe” under the direction of Ron
returned from deliveries on Tuesday, there
Lofgren on SATURDAY, Dec. 22 @ 3 PM at
will be chili and bars/cookies served. This is
the Johnny Carson Theatre. Tickets are $5 in
advance and $6 at the door, and may be a great opportunity for fellowship and it’s
purchased at The Abbey, Companion Animal guaranteed you will leave with a full heart! If
Clinic, Lou’s Thrifty-Way, and from chorus you would like to help, just come to the
members. (This event has been re-scheduled Fellowship Hall on Monday morning and
from Dec. 2.) we’ll put you to work! If you have questions,
please contact Carol Severa @ 402-371-3324.

The NEW 2019 Flower Chart is now hanging


in the west hallway. Thank you all for
sponsoring altar flowers in the past! If you ELCA GOOD GIFTS
would like to remember a special occasion or Each year, Americans
a love one, please add your name to the spend over $300
calendar as soon as possible as dates fill up billion on Christmas
quickly. Thank you for your generous shopping. Imagine
sponsorship! what would happen if
we could redirect that
spending toward the
things that really
matter, like putting
After a long wait, Keagan Sullivan is the
an end to
blessed recipient of a lung transplant. We
hunger. With ELCA Good Gifts, you can do
understand he is doing well, but will be in just that. Choose from more than 50
Texas recovering for several months. At the charitable gifts to give in honor of loved ones
back of the sanctuary are pre-addressed – from goats to water wells, school
envelopes for the Sullivan family. Please uniforms to food for refugees. All of these
take one and send a Christmas card, words of gifts can be given in honor of friends or loved
encouragement, or happy birthday wishes to ones and make great alternatives
mom, Katlinn Sullivan whose birthday is to traditional Christmas gifts. Shop now
December 19. Continue to lift up the Sullivan by visiting ELCA.org/goodgifts or watch for
family in your personal prayers! the “St. John’s window display” in the west
hallway.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 ADVENT 4
ADVENT 3 5 PM
MAJESTY CHOIR CANTATA COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
5 PM MARLA MUEHLMEIER
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – GREETERS/USHERS – Rod & Shirley Hughes
DEL JOHNSON READER -- __________
GREETERS/USHERS – Rod & Shirley Hughes
ACOLYTE – __________
SOUND – John Skogstoe
ACOLYTE – Maggie Merritt

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 ADVENT 4
ADVENT 3 8:30 AM
MAJESTY CHOIR CANTATA COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
8:30 AM MARLA MUEHLMEIER
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – WORSHIP ASSISTANT
DEL JOHNSON ROLLIE DOWNS
WORSHIP ASSISTANT GREETERS – Donna Short, Doris McMahon
BRENDA CARHART COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Tom & Midge
GREETERS – Richard & Leona Pfeifer
Hedrick, Maryn Mead, Margie Frank
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Rollie & Linda USHERS – Gayle Short, Jim McMahon
Downs, Rick & Diana Uhlir READER – Tom Hedrick
USHERS – Denny & Lois Braesch POWERPOINT – Janet Erickson
POWERPOINT – Carhart Family SOUND – Mark Nelson
SOUND – John Skogstoe FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Vern & Wilma Steinman
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Friends ChristCare
ACOLYTE – Ella Weitzenkamp
ACOLYTE –Zac Carhart
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 ADVENT 4
ADVENT 3 11 AM
MAJESTY CHOIR CANTATA COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
11 AM MARLA MUEHLMEIER
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – GREETERS – Ken Wragge, Terry Hall
DEL JOHNSON USHERS – Mark Nelson, Echtenkamp Family
GREETERS – Kristi Johnson, Jeann Granstra
READER – Tracy Yost
USHERS – Greg & Sandra Korth, Del Johnson
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Lon & Jeanne
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Jeann Granstra,
Timperley, Jeff & Cathy Erwin
Laurel Moore, Kristi Johnson, POWERPOINT – Marcus / Adam Echtenkamp
Brenda Carhart SOUND – Spencer Dagerman
POWERPOINT – Rachel Carhart
ACOLYTE – Harrison Blum
SOUND – Spencer Dagerman
LECTIONARY READINGS:
ACOLYTE –MaKyla Books
Micah 5:2-5a
LECTIONARY READINGS:
Luke 1:46b-55
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Hebrews 10:5-10
Isaiah 12:2-6
Luke 1:39-55
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18