THIS WEEK AT NATIVITY-NOVEMBER 2, 2014 “God’s Work, Our Hands” Welcome visitors! Please sign our Guest Book in the hallway. We ask members to fill out communion cards to record their participation in Holy Communion. We ask that worshipers turn off cell phones during worship. +Please Pray for Our Sick and Homebound: Pat Kulp, Jay Bruno, Ed Klecan, Janice Cooper, Norma Wells, Helen Riva, Madeline Huggard, Georgette Konow, Walter Weinmann, Sharon Gilsleider, Gary Oberwanowicz (Hope & Jacob Oberwanowicz’s father), Steve Segal (Marie Segal’s husband), Ed Gilsleider, Bruno (a friend of the Fullers), Camille Macchi (Lisa Lowe’s mother), Bunny & Tom, Ken Fulkerson, Warren Joseph Brown (Cheryl Canonaco’s family), Jerry Scaletti(Linda Anderson’s brother-inlaw), Grace Brinkman(Pete Brinkman’s mother), AnnaMaria Taormina, Nancy Cimino, Roger Spencer, Ellen Stewart(Brian Binner’s cousin), Justine Muench(Ed & Shirley’s daughter), Bill Slaydon(Patti Bruno’s father), Judy Benedict(Ed & Sharon Gilsleider’s daughter), the Rodriguez-Valeri Family, Maghia Neuman & Lisa Tranchida (Tracy Binner’s sister-in-law & friend), Allie (friend of Olivia Binner), Wanda Vomero, The Tajeda family & Carlos Alarcon(Dana Valeri’s family & friends), Helen Scalia(Rich Scalia’s mother), and Ella Dowdy(Liz Zarillo’s sister). A note on our prayer list... As our list of prayer concerns grows, we must occasionally remove the names of folks who have been listed several weeks or more. We encourage all to continue to pray for those with ongoing concerns, and ask you to contact Pastor Jill or the church office when you feel that a name should be put again on the prayer list. In all of our prayers - at home, and together here - let us lift up to God all in special need, those known and unknown to us. If you are ill, hospitalized, having surgery, or otherwise in need of prayer or a pastoral visit, please contact Pastor and the church office. (Note: Hospitals do not inform clergy when parishioners are admitted. If you don’t tell us, we don’t know!) We ask you to keep in your prayers all those who are currently serving in the military especially Kyle Ryan, Andrew Galbraith, Andrew Campanucci, Nick Eosso, Stephen Maslowski, Lara, Jo Asplund, Christopher Botterbusch, Adam Morell, Franz Metz, and Justin Davidson. If you have someone that you would like to add to this list, please contact Kathy in the office. All those in the military need our support. All are welcome welcome at the table of Holy Communion, where we receive Christ’s body and blood, God’s gifts of forgiveness of sin, strength, and salvation. Children who have not yet prepared to receive Holy Communion for the first time are welcome to come forward to receive receive a pastoral blessing. We have both glutengluten-free wafers and grape juice available if you prefer them to the bread or wine— wine—simply let the communion assistant know as you come forward. If due to mobility issues you would like to receive the Sacrament at your your seat, let an usher know, and communion will be brought to you. This Week at Nativity: Today: Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 8:30am & 11am with Sunday School, Confirmation & Adult Forum at 9:45am Elijah’s Promise 2:15pm Mon., 11/3 AA 7:45pm Al-Anon 8pm Wed., 11/5 Bible Study 11am Prayer Group 7pm Thurs 11/6 Chancel Choir 7:30pm Sat., 11/8 WELCA 10am AA 8-9pm Al-Anon 8-9pm Today, we give thanks for all God’s Saints, who have planted the seed of God’s Word in our lives and in the world. We especially remember: Evelyn Price Nancy Theillon Frank A. Rupp Jr. Elizabeth Ancheta Ernest Brinkman Carol Brody B. Charles Earl Clevenstine Lillian Comfort Samuel DeVaraj Bruce Gessler Indrani Andrea LaCosta Eleanor LaForge Rev. Robert Loucks Helen Marisi Fred Mattheis Sophie Mattheis John Murray Barbara Reiter Jose Rodriguez Sr. Pam Sears Donald Schober Patricia Skever Norma Smith Robert Smith Helen Denny Woodman The young men & women who have died serving our country. GATHERED TOGETHER IN PRAYER WE'RE MOVING TO THE FIRST WEDNESDAY... Our monthly prayer gathering is held on the FIRST Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm. Join us for an oasis, a refreshing time of prayer. If you can't join us but have concerns you would like the group to pray for, you can contact Pastor Jill or Estelle Wieder, or fill out a prayer request card (found in the pews) and put it in the offering plate. We ask ALL NATIVITY FRIENDS AND FAMILY to pray daily for God's blessings upon our congregation and our efforts to share God's love in Christ in our communities and beyond. WELCA: WELCA would like to thank the congregation for their truly overwhelming generosity for their school supply donations in September. At the WELCA convention hundreds of school packs were put together. Nativity donated 2 boxes of notebooks, rulers, etc. The kits will go to Lutheran Social Services and be given to children in need. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and support through the years. Please join us at our regular November meeting, Saturday, November 8th at 10am, if you would like to help plan the Advent Event for Nov. 30. All are welcome. If you have any questions, please see Linda Anderson. Stewardship News!!!!! “Fearless Generosity” We’ve got a full calendar and we are so excited about all that is going on at Nativity. Here some of the highlights. ~Pot Luck Dinner – Friday, November 14th 7:30pm – We would like everyone to bring a Thanksgiving themed non-perishable food item such as stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce etc. ~Harvest Home Sunday – Sunday, November 23rd to present our commitments of giving for 2015. We are very excited about the coming year in the life of the Nativity Congregation. Nativity “E-Blast”Nativity is sending out a weekly “E-Blast” focusing on the week’s events, weekly Bible lessons and highlights. Please call the office or leave your email address on the church secretary’s desk if you would like to be included. Emanuel’s Food Pantry needs our help For the month of November, we will be collecting the following items: +Soups: Chunky soups are the favorite but any soups such as chicken noodle are needed as well +Cereals: All types of hot and cold +Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing +Beans: Kidney, black, cannelli, chick peas etc +Canned vegetables: Green beans, corn, peas +Granola bars +DIAPERS & WIPES (always requested and desperately needed) Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Brunswick. It is overwhelming to see the generosity of our church members. Your dedication to this program is greatly appreciated! Make Sure to pick up a handy BOOKMARK with upcoming events at Nativity!
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