For your meditation and preparation for worship next week
Scripture readings for The First Sunday in Advent: Jeremiah 33: 14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 19: 28-40. On Saturday or Sunday at home before worship, read the Scriptures, listen for what God says to you, and come to worship anticipating and ready to receive what God gives in His Word and worship.

POINSETTIA SALE has started. We will be using a different florist this year and red is the only color available. Order forms are in the narthex -- the cost is $13 per plant. Order forms and payment can be placed in the green bag on the bulletin board in the narthex. Checks should be made payable to the Ruth Society. Orders will be taken until December 9th.

ADVENT SERVICES will take place on December 5th, 12th, and 19th at 7 pm.  These Wednesday evening services will include a soup and sandwich supper at 6 pm prior to the service. Mark your calendars and join us for fellowship and worship!

Calling all bakers, it is almost time to start your ovens. Get out those recipes for our annual Coookie and Candy Sale on Saturday, December 15th from 9 am to 1 pm.  Cookies can be dropped off anytime on Friday, 12/14, from 3 pm until 8 pm or between 7 am and 8 am on Saturday, 12/15. This is the Fellowship Board's one fund raiser of the year, and it supports all of their events and ministries during the year. We appreciate your support!!

OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2019 are on a table in the narthex. Please pick up your envelopes, but don't use them unti 2019, as you may not have the same envelope number as 2018.  If you have an assigned mailbox, check your mailbox for your envelopes.

WE WELCOMED A NEW MEMBER to our Immanuel family on Sunday, November 25th. Rich Belanski was received into the Immanuel congregation by affirmation of faith.  Please say a special welcome to him when you see him.