Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hanging of the Greens


Welcome and opening words

Opening song:

     “Peace has come”  screen

Meaning Of The Service - Isaiah 40:3-5

The Star - Matthew 2:9b-10


     “As with gladness men of old”  # 218


Advent Wreath - John 8:12

Reading/Lighting advent candle - Isaiah 60:3


     “O come, o come Immanuel”  # 172

Greens and Tree - Deuteronomy 30:19

Children’s time: Doug Fast


     “The angel Gabriel”  # 180

Sharing and prayer


Poinsettias - Ephesians 1:7-10


     “Lo, how a rose ere blooming”  # 211

Caroling - Colossians 3:16


     “Angels from the realm of glory”  screen

Sending Song:

     “Joy to the world”  # 318



Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.

The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Dave Nickel

Music Leader - Julie/Jeremy/ Rachel/Laura

Nursery - len & Tammy Riedel

Nursery Next Sunday - Jay & Becky Waegli

Next Children's Story  - Doug Fast

December’s  Drivers - Wade & Lisa Thessen

December’s Greeters - Jay & Becky Waegli

Snack Next Sunday - Jay & Becky Waegli



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

Today  - Choir Practice @ 9am

Dec 6 - Gifts of Love Delivery

Sunday, Dec 9 - Choir Practice @ 9am

Sunday, Dec 16 - Choir Practice @ 9am

Sunday, Dec 16 - Christmas Program @ 6pm


Sunday School

Library - Adult Class – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Class – Sacred Pauses

Room # 6 - Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2

Play Practice - Preschool – Grade 6

High School Room - Grades 9-12


Record for November 18

73 - Attendance (25th canceled due to snow)

$ 2,502 - Offering

$ 29.05 - Birthday Offering

$ 102,948 - YTD Budget

$ 96,522 - YTD Offering

- $ 6,426 - YTD Deficit


Verse for 2018 - He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8


Theme - We decorate our worship space as we wait for God made flesh in Jesus.



THEME VERSE:  The elders are beginning discerning 2019 theme verse options. We hope to vote on some at the annual meeting in January, and request your suggestions by Dec 4 (our next elder meeting).


GIFTS OF LOVE - TODAY – We are collecting for City Impact and their Gifts of Love program. They welcome new gifts and cash donations for the Lincoln community in order to "help provide Christmas with dignity for locally under-resourced kids."  Please mark the retail price on the gift to help with the kids and parent’s store “shopping.” You can also donate wrapping paper or bags.


YAMS & STUFFING: Thank you to everyone who brought items! We were able to donate 185 boxes of Stuffing and 118 cans of Yams.


ELDER ELECTIONS – We will have an opening for an Elder next year.  Please start thinking of your nominations.  Votes will be cast at the congregational meeting in January.  Please give this prayerful consideration.


CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE at 9am December 2, 9, 16.  Contact Kathy Boshart with any questions.


THANKS to all who have helped in recent weeks to work outside, paint interior doors, touch up walls and thoroughly clean the kitchen and pantry.  Taking care of the wonderful gift of this building is an important privilege. Anything we can all do to help keep our building beautiful and clean is appreciated.


GREAT NEWS - Our mortgage balance is down to $8,786.  Thank you all for your generous donations to pay down our debt much faster than anticipated.  We have around $2,500 in expected pledges yet for 2018 and additional pledges in 2019 to hopefully payoff the balance in full.  If you have any questions regarding our debt reduction or your pledge, please reach out to the treasurer, Brett Stauffer.


THANK YOU to those who have responded to our giving survey, we have received 24 responses to a goal of 30.  Paper surveys are now available in the fellowship hall and can be placed in the treasurer’s mail box once completed.