Wednesday Bible Study

The Wednesday Bible study group, which meets at 6:30 pm., has begun a new study titled, Coffee with the Savior. The study is inspired by Jeremiah 29:12–13: “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

Topics include God’s desire that we come to Him, that we pray to Him, and that we receive His gifts. The concluding chapter encourages everyone to continue their commitment through dedicated personal study of God’s Word and recognizing their value in the Body of Christ. Sound interesting?

Come join in, everyone is welcome.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Join us November 24, at 7:00 pm, for a special Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion. It’s a perfect time to reflect on all our many blessings and to give thanks to our Lordand Savior for all that we have.

Inclement Weather Policies

It’s that time again

Classes: The usual policy is that whenever the Carthage Schools close due to bad weather, all classes at the church will also be cancelled.

Church Services: When we’re having extreme bad weather, watch the KOAM-TV scroll cancellation notices on the bottom of your televi-sion screen for possible church service cancellations.

Announcements — November 14, 2010

REMEMBER IN PRAYER  Edna C., at St. Luke’s, Carthage, recovering from a broken hip; Dorothy F., in rehab at Springfield; Ronda S., Ruth H.’s daughter, in St. John’s Hospital on a ventilator; Marilyn N., at home; Kathy P., recovering at home from surgery; Jeanie D., Jean S., undergoing treatment for cancer; Jeanann G., Ann L., Corky M., Chuck P., Karen P. & Janet S., receiving treatment.

BAPTISM TODAY  We rejoice with Andrew & Susan S. whose son, Matthew Jack S., will be baptized after the late service today.  Matthew was born June 17, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.  His sponsors are Jennifer P. and Dean B.  Susan is Jennifer’s sister. We pray to the Lord for continued blessings for Matthew and his family.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD  Today is the last day to turn in your shoe box donation.  If you didn’t choose to fill a shoe box, you can still help by making a donation of $7.00 to cover the shipment cost.  If you would like to make a monetary donation there is a basket on the table in the narthex for this use.  Thank you for helping with this worthwhile project. 

SECRET SISTER PROGRAM  All ladies of the church are invited to participate in this ministry of caring and sharing with other sisters in Christ.  The 2010 Secret Sister Reveal will be on Dec. 5, at the LWML Christmas Holiday Event.  We will also be drawing for our 2011 Sisters that evening.  If you would like to be a part of this fun and spirit-lifting program, fill out the All About Me form found in the narthex.  Bring it with you to the event or give it to Mary Parks in the church office.  Be sure to take a copy of the guidelines to help you understand how the program works. 

THRIVENT FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  On Sunday, Nov. 21, 5:00-6:30 pm, Thrivent is sponsoring a Chili Feed to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  The event will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Joplin.  A free will offering will be taken.

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE  On Wednesday evening, Nov. 24, 7:00, who will have the opportunity to worship and give thanks in a special Thanksgiving Service with Holy Communion.  Please make plans to set aside this time to join fellow worshipers in saying, “thank you, Lord”. 

THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL  Not going out of town for Thanksgiving?  Join us for dinner (12:00 noon) Thanksgiving Day in the fellowship hall.  Bring a side dish or two, a thankful heart and a hardy appetite.  Please feel free to bring along anyone who you know will be spending the day alone.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY EVENT  Ladies, mark your calendars.  The LWML is sponsoring a Christmas Holiday centered evening for all the ladies of the congregation, Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 pm.  What’s happening?  Just a Secret Sister Reveal, a Christmas Ornament Exchange, a Cookie Exchange, a good meal and loads of fun, that’s all.  You don’t want to miss it!  Hostesses for the evening are Janet Chambers and Mary Parks.

PRAYER BEARS are in the sanctuary pews and available to be signed out (notebook in narthex) and given to anyone that needs God’s love, comfort, and peace.  We have reports that they are helping those who have received them. 

TAPES AND CD’S OF THE SERVICE  Audio tapes and CDs of the service are available after the 8:15 am service each Sunday.  They are located in the glassed-door cabinet in the narthex. The previous Sunday’s are also available.

BLOOD PRESSURE  The opportunity to have your blood pressure taken and recorded after each service is available in the nurse’s office located off the narthex.  You will be given a card to carry with you to record your readings.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING  If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.  They work like a transistor radio and you control the volume.