Rev. Susan Debner
PASTOR
Worship Schedule
10:00 a.m. Sundays

Sunday School & Adult Education
9:00 a.m. Sundays

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday

Announcements

Jar Sale, November 19
On November 19 the youth will once again hold their Annual Anything-in-a-Jar Sale to help fund events in 2018, including a trip to the National Youth Gathering in Houston this summer. Want to contribute? Empty jars will be available in the Courtyard to take home and fill with anything you can dream up that both fits in a jar and that some-one might want to buy. Return your filled jars to the church by November 18. For more information, please contact Amy at youth@nokomisheights.org.
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Quilt Sale and Raffle, November 19
The annual quilt sale follows worship on Sunday, November 19! Don’t need a quilt? Sponsor one for a local charity! In addition to the items for sale, we are raffling off the quilt on display in the Courtyard. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and may be purchased after worship on Sundays through November 19. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Quilt Sale. You need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle and sale will help the Quilters continue to make baptismal quilts and blankets for those who need them!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Thanksgiving Eve Service, November 22
A service of thanksgiving for God’s bounty to us will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 22. Join us as we give thanks to God for the goodness of our life in Christ and get a head start on our Thanksgiving feasts, with delicious pie following the service. Please let the office know if you can bring a pie to share. This year all offerings from the Thanksgiving Eve worship will go to Lutheran Disaster Response to aid victims of this year’s devastating hurricanes and wildfires. Please give generously!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Thanksgiving Offerings to Go to Lutheran Disaster Response
Feeling overwhelmed by the news and pictures
coming from hurricane- and wildfire-ravaged
areas? Give to Lutheran Disaster Response! The road to recovery will be long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there through every phase. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by these disasters for years to come. Gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for these disasters until the response is complete.
At the October Council Meeting, it was decided to earmark the Thanksgiving Eve offering for Lutheran Disaster Response. All moneys collected at worship that evening will go to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Texas, and
Florida, and to help those affected by wildfires in California. Won’t be at worship on Thanksgiving Eve? You can still give by sending the church a check made out to Nokomis Heights (mark “Disas-ter Response” in the memo line). We’ll make sure it gets to those who need it!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
November Sunday Forums
Join us each Sunday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., in Fellowship Hall for our series of Sunday Forums. Coffee and treats are provided. Here is the line-up for the forums in November:
Nov 5 Danielle Grant—Achieve Minneapolis
Nov 12 Russell Kleckley—Monuments, History, and Faith: A Conversation
Nov 19 Keith Roberts—Christianity & Racism
Nov 26 Bill & Carol Kaemmerer—Water to Thrive Ethiopia Trip Report
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Help with the November 30 Shelter Meal!
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the
evening meal at Our Saviour’s Shelter on Sunday, November 30. Can you help? Contact Marcia
Stevens or the church office to volunteer. Can’t help out in November? We also serve on December 31!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Seeking Holiday Bakers
As part of our first-ever Breakfast with Saint Nicholas on December 2, we’re planning a sale of holiday baked items. Anyone wishing to donate some Christmas cookies for the sale, please contact Cindy Nelson in the church office. Proceeds will go to ELCA World Hunger. And any treats not sold will be saved and frozen for the annual Christmas Coffee on Christmas Day!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Devotional Materials Available
The October–December issue of the Christ in Our Home devotional quarterly is now available on the kiosk. Pick up a copy next time you’re at church!
(Posted: 09/29/2017)
Book Club, December 7
The NHLC Book Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Sue Danielson Bretheim’s home. This is the last book club meeting for 2017, and the reading selection is the short story,"The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe. This short story is the third of Poe’s three detective short stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin. These stories are considered to be early forerunners of the modern detective story. The reading list for 2018 will also be discussed. Everyone is welcome!
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Soup Supper Volunteers Needed
Once again we’ll be serving light soup suppers before our midweek Advent services, and we’re looking for folks to prepare soup, bread, and bars, along with volunteers to serve. This Advent we have the opportunity to serve on 3 Wednesday evenings: Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20. To volunteer, sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a8ad2aa7f49-advent2. If you have questions about serving, please contact the church office.
(Posted: 11/04/2017)
Love & Justice Bible Study
Everyone is invited to join the discussion at the Love & Justice Bible Study, which meets after wor-ship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, in the Fireside Room. Lead by Johan Christopherson, the group this fall is studying the book of Luke. (Posted: 09/29/2017)
Online Volunteer Sign Up!
Signing up has never been easier! There are tons of wonderful volunteer opportunities happening every week from nursery to coffee servers and so much more. All of our worship related volunteer task as now managed through one centralized online sign up found here: http://bit.ly/1uy6Xu9 . (Posted: 02/02/2017)