Fall Worship Schedule
Morning Service - 8:00 am
Sunday School - 9:15 am (Starting Sept. 13th)
Adult Bible Study - 9:15 am
Late Service - 10:30 am
Saturday Service - 6:00 pm
Please see bulletin for latest updates.
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS This Sunday we are receiving into membership the following: Millie Koppelman, Pat Tucker, Josh Maas, Les Maas, Richard Hasse. We pray God’s blessings upon our congregation as we continue to serve in Him together!
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WORSHIP is Sunday December 20 at the 10:30 worship service. There will be an informal luncheon and rehearsal following the 10:30 service on Sunday December 13. We look forward to this time of celebrating the birth of our Lord and rejoicing in His gifts!
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Midweek Advent Services – Wednesday December 2, 9, 16 at 7:00
Christmas Eve Thursday December 24 Worship at 4:00pm; Candlelight Worship 7:00pm; Candlelight Holy Communion 10:00pm Christmas Day Worship Holy Communion 10:00am
STAINED GLASS UPDATE We are very happy to announce that between the stained glass giving and pledges we have reached our goal of $56,000 which is the cost of the stained glass window above the main entrance. The tentative date of installation for this window is December 21, 2015. We would like to thank everyone for their giving to the stained glass project over the past five years. Our next step in stained glass project is having ketches drawn by the Conrad Schmidt Studio for the three lower windows on the right side of the church. Thank you again from the Stained Glass Committee.
TOYS FOR TOTS: Please bring in new, unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots" drive and place them in the box in the narthex. We are accepting donations now thru December 12th. Please no war or military toys.
SAFE PASSAGE is asking for winter coats for adults and children for the families who reside at Safe passage. In the abusive conditions, they often leave with only the clothes they are wearing. They also need towels and cleaning supplies. Please consider helping. Bring them to the church in plastic bag labeled for safe passage. For more information contact Lynn Smith at 815 264 3664
ADVENT ENVELOPES Due to long standing policy of the B.O.A. all contributions made in the "Advent Envelope" are designated to be sent to the NID Missions. Christmas, Christmas Eve, Sunday School program and New Year's Eve contribution are designated for current expenses.
MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES will begin Wednesday December 9 at 7:00. The Theme for the Wednesday Services will be “Stir Up the Power of...” Join us for these important times of reflection and inspiration as we prepare for the birth of Christ our Lord!
CAN YOU HELP A LITTLE The local food bank is in need of items for their shelves, which are pretty bare. Look at your pantry and see if you have extra things to give. If you have any non perishable item to share, bring them and put them in the box in the narthex. Thank you