Rev. Susan Debner
PASTOR
Sunday Worship Schedule
10:00 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum

Advent Midweek Schedule
6:00-6:30 p.m. Soup Supper
7:00-7:30 p.m. Worship

Christmas Schedule
Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day 10:00 a.m., with Christmas Coffee following

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday

Announcements

Come to Sunday Forum!
Join us each Sunday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., in Fellowship Hall for our series of Sunday Forums on a wide range of topics connecting our faith to our community. Coffee and treats are provided.
Here is the Sunday Forum line-up for November and December:
Nov. 18 Cody Olson, Metro Transit: The New D Bus Line
Nov. 25 Cindy Nelson: Preparing for Advent All-Congregation Greening
Dec. 2 Cate Rysavy, Lutheran Social Service MN: GetLifted
Dec. 9 Ralph Huessner, Public Affairs Officer: Minneapolis VA Health Care System
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Advent Giving Tree for Our Saviour’s Housing
Once again we are filling Home Care Holiday Baskets for the 113 (75 men, 38 women) Permanent Supportive Housing residents of Our Saviour's Housing. The Advent Giving Tree is in the Courtyard. Please take a tag or a few, procure the items and return them to NHLC no later than Wednesday evening, December 12!
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
CES Grocery Delivery, December 17
Looking for a way to volunteer during the holiday season? You can help pack and deliver groceries to Community Emergency Service recipients in the Hiawatha Towers, on Monday, December 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up in the Courtyard or call the church to volunteer. Questions? Contact Mark Lofthus or the church office.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Wednesdays in Advent
Join us on Wednesday evenings in Advent for soup at 6:00 and Worship at 7:00. This year's Advent theme is "Christ, Be Our Light." Each midweek advent worship (December 5, 12, and 19) features Taizé music and songs, prayers, readings, and candle light.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Soup Supper Volunteers Needed
We’re looking for folks to prepare soup, bread, and bars, along with volunteers to serve three light soup suppers before our midweek Advent worships in December. Can you help with any of these Wednesday suppers: Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19? You can sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f48aaaf2da7fe3-advent, or contact the church office.
(Posted: 11/02/2018)
Like to Sing? Join the Festival Choir for Christmas!
Come sing with us! A choir is assembling to sing at the 4:00 p.m. worship on Christmas Eve and the 10:00 a.m. worship on Christmas Day. Choir rehearsals will take place on December 5 and 19, following midweek worship. No worries if you didn’t sing with the choir in the past—we’ll find you a robe and welcome your voice!
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
CES Grocery Event Update
More than 40 families received food from Community Emergency Service (CES) at the Hiawatha Towers on the evening of Monday, October 22. Making the deliveries were six from Nokomis Heights: Marian Blattner, Johan Christopherson, Chuck Ehlers, Gregg Kelley, Mark Lofthus, and Janelle O’Mara. The next delivery will be Monday, December 22, and volunteers will be needed again. Contact Mark Lofthus or the church office if you are interested in helping or would like more information.
(Posted: 11/02/2018)
Offering Envelopes
We are assigning offering envelopes for 2019. If you have not received offering envelopes in the past, but would like to get a box now, please contact church treasurer Dana Lonn at simply@nokomisheights.org.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Christmas Set Up
Volunteers are needed to set up the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall for Christmas following worship on Dec. 23, at 11:30 a.m. You can arrange poinsettias, switch votive candles, and unfurl banners upstairs or set up tables and decorate Fellowship Hall for the Christmas Coffee downstairs—your choice!
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Christmas Coffee Needs Volunteers
We’re looking for treats and volunteers our annual Christmas Coffee on Christmas Day. Do you have a favorite family cookie you could share? Do you have an hour or two to spare to help? Please sign up on the poster in the Courtyard to volunteer treats and/or to help in the set-up and serving!
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Sunday School Christmas Program Is Set for December 23
The annual children’s Christmas program will take place during worship on Sunday, Dec. 23. Program rehearsals will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (K-Gr. 12), and during the education hour on Dec. 23 (all participants). If you have questions, contact Cindy Nelson in the church office.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
December Youth Events
• Pre-Youth Group Youth Group: All kids in grades 4-6 are invited to go to Skateville after worship on Sunday, Dec. 9. We’ll leave around 11:15 and return by 2:30. Cost: $5 to help cover the cost of admission. Please bring money for lunch and skate rental.
• Youth Christmas Party (Grades 7-12), Friday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. at NHLC. Come for Christmas treats, fun and Christmas games. Please bring a White Elephant gift for a gift exchange. RSVP to Amy (youth@nokomisheights.org) by Dec. 10.
• Youth Trip to Buck Hill (Grades 7-12), Saturday, Dec. 29. Depart Church at 5:00 and return by 8:30 p.m. Friends are welcome to attend! Please bring $15 for Buck Hill tubing admission and money for dinner. RSVP to Amy (youth@nokomisheights.org) by Dec. 23.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Volunteers Needed for NHLC Youth Program
Our Director of Youth Ministries, Amy Snetting, will be on maternity leave starting at the end of January and returning April 21. During this time, she is looking for volunteers to help with the following: help youth prepare the Annual Meeting dinner on January 26, help youth serve and clean up the Annual Meeting dinner on January 27, teach Sunday School for 1 or more Sundays (you can make your own lesson or we can prepare one for you to teach), and help the youth prepare and serve for the Pajama Church/Hot Cocoa Fundraiser on March 10. Please contact Amy (youth@nokomisheights.org) for more information.
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
Matching Dollars Will Fund Our 6th Well with Water To Thrive in East Africa
Additional funds from Thrivent (from last month’s book signing by Scott Wardell) along with pledges by three generous households of Nokomis Heights totalling $1700 are available for a 1:1 match of your donations through April 2019. If all of these matching funds are used up with your donations, this total added to past amounts will be enough to fund NHLC’s 6th water project with Water To Thrive. Make your tax-deductible donation by putting “Well #6” on the memo line of your check to NHLC. Thanks!
(Posted: 12/07/2018)
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: 10/03/2018)