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Week of December 2, 2019
WELCA CHRISTMAS PARTY: All women of Elim are invited to the women’s annual Christmas Party! Join us Monday, December 2 at Pizza Ranch beginning at 5:30pm. There will be Christmas carols, food, and fun! A sign up sheet is on the table in the lower gathering area. Please call Peg Kelly if you would like a ride. See you there!  
 
 
 
 
SIGN A CHRISTMAS CARD: At worship this weekend you have the opportunity to sign a Christmas card which we will send to the ELCA missionary (and child of Elim) Dr. Matt Hafar, currently serving in Hong Kong. Please also note the communications we’ve been receiving from Matt posted on the downstairs Gathering Area bulletin board.
 
 
 
 
PRISON MINISTRY AT NEWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY:  Elim’s annual Christmas at the Riverview Center will be Sunday December 8th. We will follow the same procedure as in previous years. We will need to arrive at 6:30 and festivities will begin after the 7:00 count is completed. We have been asked to provide cookies and punch for 350 attendees. We will also provide them with Christmas cards. Each person wishing to attend will need to complete a Volunteer Request form which allows them to participate only in this event.  We will leave from Elim at about 5:45 and be back about 9:30. Please contact Steve Ryan 750-6571 cell or by email sryan630@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
COMMEMORATIONS: December 4: John of Damascus, theologian and hymn writer (died 749) December 6: Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (died 342) December 7: Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (died 397)  
 
 
 
 
 
PRISON MINISTRY AT MARSHALL COUNTY JAIL:  Thursday December 12th. We will follow the same procedure as in previous years. There will be 150 residents to provide for. We will need donations of 40 dozen cookies There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Please drop off your cookies to the church by December 11 by noon as we will be taking them to the jail a day early. We will purchase the12 gallons of Hawaiian Punch; we will also distribute Christmas Card packets at the end of each session. We will start at 6:30 and finish by 9:00. Please contact Steve Ryan if you would like to be a part of this year’s festivities. Email: sryan630@gmail.com or by phone (641) 750-6571 (Cell) (641) 479-2825 (Home)
 
 
 
 
 
  THOSE SERVING AT THE HOUSE OF COMPASSION: Wed. Dec. 4. COOKING: Peg Kelly & Coffee Group SERVING: Beth Grumstrup, Kate Hauptly, Chris McKibben, Mark Proescholdt
 
 
 
 
 
  WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: December 4. Dinner is at 6pm with Bible Study beginning at 7pm.
 
 
 
 
 
  SECOND SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE: Elim has donated 106 items to the Emergency Food Box so far in November. The next food drive is December 8.
 
 
Have a great week!