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                                              WEEK OF DECEMBER 1ST

Dec 1st                       8:30 am                 Traditional Service
                                   9: 30 am                 Annual Meeting
                                  10:30 am                 Contemporary Service
Dec 4th                     10:00 pm                 Blessings in a Backpack
                                    6:00 pm                 Board of Worship Meeting
                                    7:00 pm                 Choir Practice
Dec 5th                       5:30 pm                 Crossfire Practice
Dec 7th                     10:00 am                 Women's Group Christmas Party
Dec 8th                       8:30 am                 Traditional Service
                                    9:30 am                 Coffee Talk
                                  10:30 am                 Contemporary Service
Dec 9th                     12:00 pm                 Book Club
Dec 11th                          COUNCIL REPORTS DUE
                                   7:00 pm                  Choir Practice
Dec 12th                    5:30 pm                  Crossfire Practice
Dec 15th                    8:30 am                  Traditional Service
                                   9:30 am                  Bible Study
                                 10:30 am                  Contemporary Service



                                                            OSL NEWS

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:
                        NOON- HOLY COMMUNION
                        7:00 PM - LESSONS AND CAROLS

Secretary Hours: With the hiring of the new secretary, the church office's hours will continue to be 9 am - 1 pm, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted in the calendar. Thanks!

Book Club: Book Club will be meeting on Monday December 9th the location is to be determined.  We will be discussing any of the "Cat Who...." mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun

Advent Bible Study: "God Bless us Everyone: Encountering Christ in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" daily Advent devotional booklets are available in the Narthex.  Our scripture readings throughout Advent will tie in with these devtions, as will the December 15th and 22nd Bible Studies.  All are encouraged to participate in this time of reflection and preparation.

Flowers & Bulletins:  You can sign up for flowers ($10 a vase) and bulletins ($20 a month) on the chart in the Narthex. Bulletin Sponsors for December are Marcia and Mike Kolberg in celebration of Christ's birthday.  Flowers are sponsored and given to the glory of God by Linda Peterson in honor of Jeff's birthday, and by Loralee Bruns-Teske in Thanksgiving of Gordon's renewed health.

Our Parish Nurses will continue to make hospital visits.  However, we need to know of any hospitalizations.  Because of the confidentiality rules the hospital does not let the church know of your admission unless you ask them to notify us.  You can also personally call the church office or Carol Warring.

Greeting Cards: Greeting cards in the Narthex have been updated by the Woman's Group.  They are $.50 for one and $1.00 for three.  Just place your money in the coin box.

Calendars: Feel free to pick up a 2020 calendar, the are available and located in the Narthex.

WITT Group: The WITT group will be attending the "Sounds of the Season" at ONU on Saturday Dec.7th at 2 pm. They will also to to the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet on Dec. 11th for a luncheon and "White Christmas" presentation/play.  For further information call Carol Warring or Phyllis Reeder.  All are Welcome

Volunteers Needed: St. Marys Volunteer Services invites you to join their teman to provide an excellent experience for their patients and families.  A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available.  Positions include: Transporters, retail associate for the Gather Grounds Coffee & Gift Shop at the hospital or Heritage Village and Concierge greeter/ Patient registration assistant. To learn more, contact volunteer services at 815-937-2479

Shine FM Fall Lineup at Centennial Chapel:  Sidewalk Prophets  12/14  Tickets available at www.Shine.FM or the Shine.FM studios.  Call 815-939-5300 for more information.

Women's Group: The Women's group of Our Savior will meet Tuesday Dec. 3rd, at 1 pm. for a business meeting and election of officers.  Please join us for fellowship and a dessert treat.  We would love to hear your ideas for new and ongoing projects.
          We are once again partnering with the Woman's Group of American Lutheran for the annual Christmas Party. Our Savior will host this year on Sat. Dec. 7th at 10 am.  We will begin with brunch, followed by entertainment and gift exchange.  Please bring a wrapped gift worth $10 if you wish to participate in the gift exchange.  All women are invited.  Please call Carrie Petry if you have any questions.

Advent Wreath: If you or your family would like to light the candles on the advent wreath please let the secretary know by stopping by the office, calling the office or emailing the secretary at osl.secretary@comcast.net  Volunteers are needed for Dec. 1, 8, 15 and the 22nd.

Poinsettias: We would like to adorn our worship space with pionsettas for this special time of year.  The cost will be $8.00 per plant this year, and the due date is Dec. 15th.  You may donate in honor or memory of someone or in celebration or gratitude of a person or an event in your life.  Plan now for who/what you'd like to honor as we prepare to celebrate the newborn king.  Envelopes are in the Narthex.  Please make sure your name and who/what you are donating a poinsettia for is listed on the enevlope.  We don't want to miss anyone or misspell any names so please print legibly.

Operation Chaos: As part of his requirements for earning the rank of his Eagle Scout, Lynn Culkin's son Gabe is collecting care package items for the Company C, 1st Battalion of the 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Kankakee, IL. currently deployed in Afghanistan to be delivered by Christmas.  The goal is to pack a variety of items for about 70 soldiers.
         For anyone who would like to contribute, a black drop off bin has been placed in the Narthex.  A sample list of the items needed includes:
           Baby or Travel Wipes (Unscented)
           Batteries ( AA &AAA)
           Playing Cards
           Deodorant (Travel Size, non aerosol and unscented)
           Disposable Razors
           Hand Sanitizer
           Lens Cleaning Cloths
           Lip Balm
           Lotion
           Mouthwash ( Travel Size)
           Cheese Crackers
           Energy/Protein Bars
           Gatorade Drink Mix ( Powder packets)
           Gum
           Gummies
           Hot Sauce
           Ramen Noodles
           Slim Jims and More....

Sounds of the Season 2019: Two performances presented by the School of Music at Olivet for the 2019 Christmas season.
         Centennial Chapel Olivet
         Friday Dec. 6th at 7pm
         Saturday Dec. 7th at 2pm
                For more information call 805-939-5110 or email lrutter@oivet.edu

Birthdays: Judith Beach    Dec. 3rd
                 Loralee Teske   Dec. 4th

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