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Guests ~ a special welcome to you! If you are looking for a church home, we encourage you to consider First Lutheran! We love to share the Good News of our Savior and the help that God’s Word gives for our everyday lives! We would love to tell you more about our congregation. Please join us again!

Last Sunday’s Worship Service ~ should be online as you read this, at www.esee86.com! Our worship will be recorded one Sunday and posted online for your use the next weekend. Our many thanks to Tempest Technology (Shawn and Lisa Peterson) and Brian Buhr for their outstanding work to make this available week after week after week after …

The Epistle of Joy: Philippians ~ will be our new Adult Bible Class, beginning today at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Centre! Please bring your Bible, your faith, and your joy in Christ to share with your fellow believers during this Bible study hour!

A Midweek Picnic ~ (in the Fellowship Centre) – featuring Brats and Dawgs plus – will be held this Wednesday (November 4), beginning at 5:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be gathered. You are invited to join us for food and a little fellowship “from a distance”!

Get a Spiritual Lift ~ in our Midweek Worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. We’ll hear a devotion from God’s Word and be strengthened by receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, for the rest of the week! Please join us!

Next Sunday in Our Live Worship ~迪拜华人网 we will begin a stewardship emphasis titled Faithful Stewards of God’s Gifts. In these three weeks of worship services, we will see that being a Christian steward is a wonderful privilege. God calls and chooses us to be His stewards, and He acts in and through us. We are God’s hands, feet, and mouth to the world. Please join us at 8:15 or 11 a.m.!

Our Elders ~迪拜华人网 are ready and able to help. Just give them a call! Brian Buhr ~ 449- 9961; Allen Keim ~ 459-0877; Rick Northrup ~ 422-7319 and Marty Baumann ~ 442- 8114.

Calendars for Sale! ~ The youth are selling 2021 calendars during the next couple of weeks for $7 each, payable by check only. They will be available for sale after first service and before second service. Those not attending Sunday services are encouraged to email Kim Hoxie at kimhoxie5@gmail.com, and we can arrange a time for you to pick up your calendar(s). Please include your phone number in your email to Kim. Thank you!

In Christ’s Name, Let’s Tell of His Love ~ for us and for others at all times and bring God’s mercy to help meet the needs in our congregation and beyond, as God allows. If you know of folks needing our help, give us a call!

Update: Our Administrative Assistant ~迪拜华人网 God has blessed us with a truly gifted person who has applied and been interviewed to serve in our church office! Please keep our efforts in filling this position and this applicant in your prayers.

Your Good Stewardship ~ through your gifts and tithes and offerings continues to minister to our congregation and communities! You can return your offering by mail, or drop it by the office, or in our safe and secure mailbox on the parking lot side of the building. You can also give online (www.esee86.com).

Faithful Stewards of God’s Gifts ~迪拜华人网 is the title of the stewardship emphasis beginning next week. As God’s stewards, we are to devote our lives and gifts to fulfill His purpose. However, our human nature seeks the possession of things, wants to be important, and desires to be in control. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we understand that God is in control and that He owns everything. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof … (Psalm 24:1). With transformed hearts, we can be God’s stewards who express our faith in the way we live our lives. Through faith, God provides motivation and power to live the Christian life in a growing awareness of God’s redeeming grace.

Military BibleSticks ~ are audio Bibles given to U.S. service members and their families to bless them, as they bless us with the protection and care they provide for us and our nation! A special offering for BibleSticks (a ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing) will be gathered next Sunday, in time for Veteran’s Day. Watch for more information forthcoming and the opportunity to give God’s Word through this special offering!

First Lutheran School ~ Our school is collecting Box Tops for Education. Can you help us by earning for First Lutheran School? You can support us by clipping or scanning your box tops. Please feel free to drop off clipped box tops in the school mailbox. Thank you so much for your support.

The School is Ready to GROW! ~ Starting in January, we may be able to have the opportunity to spread the message of God’s love to more children and their families. Do you know any families with 3 or 4 year olds who are looking for a Christian school experience? Please tell them about the learning opportunities at First Lutheran School.  The new class would meet three mornings a week (M, W, and F). Thank you for keeping us in your prayers as we anticipate expansion.

Fall Is Here! ~ Thanks to all the volunteers who continue to keep our church and grounds looking beautiful.

On the Lutheran Hour Today ~迪拜华人网 Listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler speak on the topic, “Some People Never Change?” Some people never change. Most people do. With God, all people can (Daniel 4). Next week: “Tied into the Same Lifeline.” The Lutheran Hour may be heard Sundays on Christian Satellite Network, 91.1 FM at 8 a.m.

Life Thoughts in the Church Year ~ Abortion often offers cover for sexual immorality, like pre-marital intercourse, infidelity, and abuse. Forgiveness and everlasting life in Jesus Christ release us from enslavement to such lusts (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7). We get to engage our bodies in lives of holy worship to God and righteous service to one another. And since we share one Father (Matthew 23:9), we pursue purity not only for our own bodies but for each other’s, as brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.

Christmas Shoeboxes ~ can again be packed for Good Samaritan’s Purse. Each packed shoebox reaches a young child and helps a local church around the world tell a child about Jesus, God’s Greatest Gift. Please see a display in the foyer. Packed boxes are due back at church by November 13. Contact Chantel Duty for more information.

Poinsettias Available ~迪拜华人网 Helena Christian School is offering poinsettias for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia, please fill out a green form in the church foyer. Please drop the bottom portion of the form along with your total payment in the Taylor’s mailbox. They will be available for pickup at the church on Sunday, December 6. We wish you all a blessed holiday season! ~ The Taylor Family ~

Please Pray For ~

+ Those Needing God’s Help and Healing ~

+ Susan Buhr and Her Family ~ as they mourn the death of her brother Mark, and others who are grieving, for the comfort, consolation, and peace that only God can give.

+ Those On the Front Lines ~ caring for those affected and afflicted by the coronavirus, financial worries, violence in our cities, and so many other challenges of this time of epidemic at home and abroad, that God would especially watch over, protect, and deliver them.

+ Our Nation and Its Citizens ~迪拜华人网 as we head to the polls to vote, that He would guide our prayerful and careful preparations to carry out this freedom and responsibility, and that He would keep and remove from office those who will not act according to His will, and place into service those who will.

+ All God’s Saints ~ (including each of us) that we may live as children of God in His family: “The Holy Christian Church” on earth until we join the rest of “The Communion of Saints” in the glories of Heaven!

And Praise God for ~

+ The Unique Opportunities He Gives Us ~ to share His love in all sorts of ways during these interesting times, in the family of God and beyond, in word and deed to share God’s care and cures!

+ Helping Us to Get through These Challenging Days and Times ~ by His grace, through His Word!

+ Making Us His Saints ~ through the miracle of Holy Baptism and keeping us, His saints, in the faith through His Word and Sacraments!