COFFEE FOR THE CHURCH… It is exciting to see how well the new coffee bar has been received! It is also exciting to report that Antoinette Dillon has volunteered to help make the coffee and keep the pots full on Sunday mornings. However, one thing has not changed. We still need your generous donations of regular and decaf coffee for the Luther Room and kitchen. That coffee is used for meetings, circles, luncheons, and many other events. Please keep it coming!

 

THE PRAYER GROUP will be praying for this week’s worship Prayer Concerns plus Families/Members:

Marilyn Bodmer                  Joan Bonnamy                Danielle Bonvoulier                 Robert & Eleanor Borden

 

ALTAR FLOWERS…are given Sandy Johnson in memory of our wedding anniversary November 20th.

 

NOVEMBER FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION…Ruth Circle collected $684.00 to be given to The Dixon Food Pantry. Thank you for your generosity as we help provide nourishment for those in need, especially at the holidays. Our Blessings truly overflow!

 

CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE…The Call Committee has received names of pastoral candidates from the bishop’s office and will be studying them. After consideration of the candidates, the committee hopes to conduct interviews.

 

QUARTER MADNESS…..This Sunday, November 19th at the Post House. Doors open at 12:30pm. Auction starts at 1:30. The youth will be serving chili. Proceeds from the chili go to the Youth Trip Fund.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS... Immanuel's next scheduled Meal on Wheels delivery dates are Monday, November 27th- Friday, December 8th. Please prayerfully consider volunteering to help. The sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Lobby. Any questions, contact Kathy Schutz at 815-251-5022.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS…will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the KOC Hall, 506 W. 3rd Street, Dixon, IL. This dinner is open to everyone free of charge. You can find information regarding transportation to the dinner, carry-out meals, contact phone numbers and opportunities to volunteer to help or donate posted on the hallway bulletin board. Thank you. Dixon KOC

 

DIXON AREA CHRISTIAN WOMEN CHRISTMAS BRUNCHFriday, December 1, 2017 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 506 West 3rd Street Dixon, IL. This annual brunch is sponsored by the Dixon Area Christian Women with profits going to Dixon and Lee County “Shop with a Cop” Program. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased from Ramona Reglin 815-284-3180 or Nancy Reglin 815-284-2408.

 

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS UPDATE: Groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday, November 12. The building process is moving forward with the removal of the cement pads and fencing around the play area and the pouring of the cement slab along with constructing the outer shell. We are continuing to accept donations for the addition. Please prayerfully consider helping to meet the needed $75,000 in cash/$75,000 in commitments by December 31, 2017. Your donation will help provide quality education and Christian values to more children in the area. Thank you for your continued support and faithfulness to this important mission of Immanuel Lutheran.

 

GOODFELLOWS of LEE COUNTY…is collecting items for families in need for Christmas. We can give hope to those who cannot provide for their families by letting them know we care. A barrel is provided in our Lobby in which to place unwrapped new items (anything from clothing to house ware). As long as it fits in the barrel, we will take it. We can make a difference! Items will be collected December 8th and distributed the next week.

 

BULK MAIL…The Torch Newsletter delivery has been slower than usual and we are at the mercy of the bulk mail system. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, plans are to mail December’s issue out on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Give the office a call and let us know when you receive your December Torch so we can see if the early mail date helps. Thank you.