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Advent 2018     Emphasis:  World Hunger

As we watch, wait and pray, let us be mindful of the world in need.


Advent brings the heart of faith: HOPE, TRANSFORMATION, JOY AND ACTION

Join in expectation and contemplation of a world of light and peace.



Pick up an Advent Calendar, and / or  an Advent Study Booklet “The World is About to Turn” in the narthex. The materials center on the song of Mary–the Magnificat.

Select an adult or children’s coloring book to help you focus your thoughts on the comining of our God.  Learn more about the ELCA work around the world and consider helping populate God’s Global Barnyard.  (Donate money to provide chicks, piglets, cows, etc.).  See the Good Gifts Catalog for more information!

Bring hats, scarves and gloves for the mitten tree for those in need in our neighborhood and / or support Care for Real as they serve our community.              Prepare the way of the Lord!



Advent Procession Service

Sunday, December 10 at 4:30 PM

Gather together to proclaim and to receive in word and song the good news of the coming of God’s Kingdom.  Let us prepare ourselves to leave pain, fear and darkness and come with confidence into the marvelous light of God with us!


ON THE WAY…a process of spiritual growth and renewal.

Come, inquire, explore, prepare and discover the journey of a lifetime!

Classes begin December 3 at 12 Noon

Light luncheon is provided

Meeting in the Chapel.  Please see or email Pastor Monte if you would like to participate



Why and How Lutherans are Advocates


Local Advocacy Efforts Include:  

May 30, 2017  Springfield IL

Rally for a People and Planet First Budget