INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY
At harvest time we join the psalmist in offering Thanksgiving to God. “You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths overflow with plenty.” We are grateful for the abundance of the good things of God’s creation. Paul reminds us that our Thanksgiving overflows with generosity. As the body of Christ in the World, we give ourselves away as bread for the hungry.
FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 8: 7-16
PSALM: Psalm 65
SECOND READING: 2nd Corinthians 9: 6-15
GOSPEL: Luke 17: 11-19
ZION ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
It is that time of year again when we will be having our Annual Business Meeting. It is scheduled for November 22, 2020, after the service. There will be much business to discuss, especially the budget for next year. Please plan to spend a little time to help guide our congregation over the next year. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
GOOD SAMARITAN FOOD PANTRY
We have been asked to provide green beans for the Thanksgiving dinners this year. We would appreciate that, if you wish to donate, put a monetary donation in an envelope and put it in the offering plate. (We do not have the ability to store 200 cans of veggies here at the church.) Carol Mahon will purchase the beans for us. The local Food Pantry will be well stocked. We will also collect a special offering that goes to a WELCA fund during the service next week. Thank you for your continued support of the Good Samaritan Food Pantry and our WELCA.
HAPPY NEW YEAR. NEW CHURCH YEAR BEGINS
We will be celebrating another New Church Year on Sunday, November 29, 2020, when we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. This will be a special day for us. We will celebrate the approaching birth of our Lord every Sunday for the four weeks before Christmas. We will be gathering here at the church for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Thursday, the 24th. Please mark your calendars for these special Sundays before Christmas.
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
Once again this year we will be getting poinsettias for the Altar for Christmas Eve. This year we are getting red blooms and they will, be $12 per 8.5" pot. Please take a moment to stop by the bulletin board behind the office door and sign up for one (or more). Place your money in an envelope and put it in an offering plate. We appreciate your help in making our Altar even more festive for this special night.
Please keep these people in your prayers: Al Bausch, the family of Dortha Feddern, Michael Koch, Wesley and JoAnne Porter, and all those who are suffering from COVID-19. Please remember all of our shut ins and sick. (Also, pray for the families and caretakers of those on the prayer list.)
FUNDS FOR ZION
Please check the bulletin board behind the office door for all of the sign-up sheets for this year. Communion, birthday Sundays, and Worship Assistants/helpers. Thank you so much!
You can also remember special occasions or special people by contributing money that would normally be used for altar flowers. Instead the donation goes to our local food pantry.