Announcments for the Week of January 22-29, 2023

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

The Divine Service will be Available On our Website Homepage.

✛✛✛

We gather for the Divine Service Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 10:30 AM with Holy Communion✛

Readings for today: Isaiah 9:1–4; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10–18; Matthew 4:12–25 | ESV.org

January 15, 2023:  Attendance  112     Deacon: Chris Tai    Acolyte: Kaitlyn Moyer


In Focus – Things Coming Up 

Keeping us safe: as cold season is upon us, remember that our ventilation is sanitized by the expensive equipment we had installed previously. We are again spraying our pews with Team 21 supplied by our member Tim Shepps.

BEAUTIFY the Altar: the flowers on the altar each Sunday are fresh from the Marcus Hook Florist, delivered to church on Saturday and placed on the alter by the Altar Guild. The cost is $20 each bouquet. This is a thoughtful way to Remember loved ones who have gone before; to Celebrate loved ones' special days; and special holidays.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the Mueller Room.

January 27:  Please have Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) casseroles in the freezer by January 24!!!

EDR:  Fresh Volunteers Needed to serve. The work is not heavy, requires a smile of good will and a willing heart!


✛THIS WEEK✛ 

Altar Flowers - are given by Mary Beth and John Rigby, remembering John's cousin, Jane Green.

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. – Come learn Jesus! 'Suffer the children to come unto me... Adults are reading The Gospel According to John in The Mueller Room and watching the videos from Everyone HIs Witness.   

Tuesday Bible Study at 1 p.m. – We meet in the Mueller Room.  We are reading Galatians.  

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. – Prayer Shawl group 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Mueller Library.

Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study.  The group meets on Thursday via Webex at 8:00 a.m. to study the Lectionary readings for the coming Sunday.  For more information email Dan Good.   


✛FELLOWSHIP✛   

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – Back in swing! Join US! Bring your own beverage (adult or otherwise), chew the fat, and solve all the worlds' problems. 

Deacon Meeting – Deacons meet monthly. Everyone is welcome to bring any concerns to your deacon (or any deacon) for discussion at monthly meeting. 

Several MEMBERS make their home in Assisted Living Facilities – Some of these members have no family locally and would love a short visit.  Fifteen minutes is a nice visit; most cannot handle a lengthy visit. Phone calls and cards have special meaning, bringing the outside world in to them. 

-Gen NiedParkview Nursing Home – 2801 W 6th St., Wilmington De  19805

-Jackie ScheetzHarbor Chase – lives at 2004 Shipley Rd.

-Linda BlancettSunrise – 2215 Shipley Rd  302.358-2225.  Now moved to the locked Memory Unit. Front desk will allow entry.   Linda was spotted at Starbucks with daughter Kelly on one of our unseasonable warm days.

-Tracy Clarke Foulk Manor North – 1212 Foulk Rd. front entrance for brief screening.

-View prayer list by clicking here HERE.   

Prayers: please login to our website with your username and password to read individual prayers. This procedure has been recommended by the General Counsel of The LC-MS.  If you need to setup a username or password or reset it, please email pastor.

Remember those who flee their homes with the clothes on their back to find food, shelter and safety in other lands. Remembering to thank God daily for the blessings of food, hom and safety.


✛EDUCATION✛

Sunday School – begins at 9:15 for all children, preschool through 12th grade.  

Confirmation Class – January  29, February 12 and every other week in Mueller Room after the Divine Service. 

Sunday Adult Bible: in the Mueller Room at 9:15. We are reading John

Weekday Bible Study – We meet this week on Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are reading Galatians.

Men's Breakfast Bible Study – The group meets on Thursday at 8:00 A.M. to study the readings from the lectionary for the coming Sunday.  For more information contact Dan Good

Theology for White Collar, Blue Collar, & Clergy Collar – Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's teachings include: I Am the Resurrection & the Life; Pastoral Visitation; The Nicene Creed; Pastoral Sabbaticals and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Preschool:  the little ones are back with us. Seeing and hearing them is such a joy!. We welcome some new students who have recently moved into the area.  New student/ family registration for next fall began January 10.


✛SERVICE✛ 

Emmanuel Dining Room – Dear fellow Concordians, the 27th of the month (our day to provide meals to our brothers and sisters of Wilmington) is fast approaching. We are reminded of words of Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd. In some translations we read “feeds his flock”. Let us remember that the prophet is forecasting actions of Jesus. We have an opportunity to “feed his flock” every month, as we provide a meal to those less fortunate and in need of nourishment. Please have your casseroles in the freezer by January 24 (or Sunday the 22), so we can continue to tend to others by providing a meal for these children of God. 

 Thank you, George and Dale

Help feed the hungry by making a casserole or brownies!  Recipe (Click).  

Orphan Grain Train Orphan Grain Train – Help us bring Christ's name and character to suffering people around the world and donate new or gently used clothing in good condition. Our Mid-Atlantic Branch, in conjunction with thirty other locations around the US, ships material aid wherever it is needed. Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us at the West Grove warehouse on Wednesdays and on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month to sort and pack donations (8 Federal Rd, West Grove, PA, 19390). Read all about OGT on the bulletin board by the library, or visit our webpage for hours of operation, the latest updates, and to review the full list of materials our recipients need most. If you have questions, please contact Tom Fuesler or Carla Niesen. Donated items may be placed in the closet in All Saints' Hall (to the right as you enter the room). 

Meals on Wheels Serving our community meals during the last full week of each month (Jan 23-27, 2023). The time commitment is usually 1 ½ hours (11:00 AM-12:30 PM). Please contact Susan Fuesler. Meals are picked up at Silverside Church with directions for delivery route. Please consider volunteering; you will bless others and be greatly blessed as well! Contact Sue Fuesler.

Handmade Prayers Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.  (Feb 11) in the Mueller Library. This is a working meeting so bring your yarn projects! We welcome anyone that is interested in crocheting or knitting to join us.  If you know someone that is in need of a gift from us, please let us know. For more details, contact Lynn Good.

LCMS Missionaries in Africa – Leanne Bier collects Bibles for all age groups in the bin outside Pastor’s office. Monetary donations are needed to pay for shipping which is extremely costly. Please use your missions' envelopes and label them for LCMS African missions. Visit www.guineamission.com for more information and photos of ongoing projects. Note March newsletter hanging above Bible tote outside Pastor's office.


✛STEWARDSHIP✛

Online Giving is Available – Click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us! Offerings can be set up through your bank or your credit card. Questions related to financial giving can be addressed to Karen Blach via email – financialsec@concordiade.com.  

Weekly Announcements – If you have information that you would like included, please email Pastor Dave (click) directly.

Pages