High School Youth

Our High School Youth are meeting this Sunday right after worship. Additionally, the High School Youth will have a Christmas party at the church on Saturday night, Dec. 15 from 5:30 until 9:00 pm. They will share dinner, make ornaments for the tree and watch a Christmas movie. .


Confirmation Class Trip and Fundraisers

Our Confirmation Class is looking at a June trip to Galveston. They are hosting some fundraisers for the trip this month.

  • Every Sunday morning - the youth will provide gift wrapping
  • On Sunday, Dec. 23 the youth will hold a Bake Sale in the narthex


Sunday School Christmas Tree Excursion

We are sorry but we have had to cancel the Sunday School Christmas Tree Excursion that was scheduled for this Saturday. The Tree farm is all out of trees.


Help Wanted - Church Directory

The church council would like for us to do an updated picture church directory. We have had a lot of new members and we’d like to update our directory to reflect that. If you would be willing to work on this project, please talk to Pastor Mark or Bill Hebb.


Mid-Week Advent Activities

With December we enter the season of Advent. We will offer special activities on the Wednesday evenings of Advent. At 6:00 p.m. we will have a soup and salad dinner in the fellowship hall. At 7:00 pm we will have special Advent services. We will have three Wednesdays when we offer these activities – Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Here are a few more details:

At 6:00 pm we will have a soup and salad supper. There is no cost for the meal. Please come when you can and enjoy a meal with your church family. We are also asking people to sign up to help with setting up or cooking or cleaning up after a meal.

Worship will be at 7:00 pm. Pastor Mark will start with a Bible study on what the Gospel of Matthew tells us about Christmas. After the study we will use the Holden Village Evening Prayer worship service. This is a beautiful and popular service and most fitting for Advent.

Here is the schedule for topics in the Bible study:

  • Dec. 5 – The Genealogy of Jesus – Matthew 1:1-17
  • Dec. 12 – Joseph and his dreams – Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec. 19 – The Wisemen – Matthew 2:1-12

Be sure to come and share this Advent season!


Big change for this year’s meeting on December 13, 2018 at 12 noon at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church; NO cookie exchange. Instead there will be a Christmas ornament or gag-gift exchange. You may bring either and it can be something used or something you purchase. Don’t spend more than $5 if you purchase it. Do wrap the gift.

In addition, please bring toiletries to be donated to the Social Ministry committee to distribute to those less fortunate than we. The toiletries should be travel size and items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, lotion, combs, and items that one might receive while staying at a motel.

The luncheon will be a potluck (share a dish) of international foods (anything you feel like cooking). The ornament/gift exchange as well as some other surprises will be in store. Jenny Videtto will be involved, so you know it will be fun.

Once again, remember December 13, 2018 at 12 noon at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and do plan to attend. Not only will the food be great, but the fellowship is “out of this world”. Remember we are the “most caring Primetimers in the world”. There is no one who will intimidate you or nothing to obligate you, just great folks to welcome you, so give us a try.

Remember, bring an ornament/gag gift wrapped for the exchange, toiletries for the less fortunate, a dish to share for the luncheon, and do bring a friend to share the fellowship.

Please RSVP to Mary Ferguson via email or 903-565-6607, by Tuesday December 11th so we know how many tables to prepare.

Thursday Bible Study

No Thursday Morning Bible Study during Advent. We will have our last Bible study of the General Epistles on Thursday, January 3. We will begin a new study on the book of Genesis on January 10 and below is a brief overview of the study.

Genesis (Old Places, New Faces) by Kent Groethe

Places have to do with geography. In the Bible we find God's people in many different places, both physically and spiritually, with regards to their relationship to their Creator and Savior. Like them, we journey through many lands in our Christian walk. We move from chaos to order, from Ur to Canaan, and from obedience to disobedience. As we become more acquainted with our spiritual geography, we will better discern where God would have us go or what changes we need to make in order to serve Him better.

If you have any questions about our current study or future studies, please contact Chris Burris at 303-668-6643 or cburris9031@gmail.com.


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