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Memorial Lutheran Church


December 6, 2018

This Week in Worship

This coming Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent in the new church year.  We have launched our home Advent resources program and began our journey of waiting together for the coming of the Christ child.  Please be with us as we worship God in spirit and in truth.  Click here to preview the text we will be using in worship for this Sunday.

  • First reading - Malachi 3:1-4
  • Psalm - Luke 1:68-79
  • Second reading - Philippians 1:3-11
  • Gospel - Luke 3:1-6

Worship Leaders

Acolyte - Samantha Trotter

Crucifer - Marcella Trotter

Lector - Steve Pylant

Assisting Minister - Cecilia Tosh

Ushers - Eve Steigerwalt, Nicole Pennell

Altar Guild - Cathryne Hall

Preaching - Pastor Joel Emerson

Power of One Initiative

We have launched our Power of One initiative challenging all of us to step up our level of commitment to our own personal spiritual growth and our church.  If you weren't able to be with us, reach out to Pastor Joel and get a Power of One form to use at home as a tool to help in this important process.

Children's Choir

Rehearsals are at 1:30 p.m. on each Sunday afternoon except the Sundays when they lead in worship.  If you have interested children or know of any in the neighborhood, please encourage them to come and join in the fun!  Please contact Lauren for the official rehearsal schedule each month as the calendar is subject to change.  NOTE:  Our choir will be leading in worship on December 16th as well as continuing their outreach work of singing for shut-ins that afternoon.  If you know of someone who is home bound and would appreciate a visit and some singing please reach out to Lauren.

Advent Spirituality Focus

We have started our journey of Advent together and as part of that we have provided Advent bags to each family with home study and devotional resources to use during this Advent season.  If you didn't receive one, please see Pastor Joel.  

Another resource you might be interested is an online resource provided by Rev. Jason Emerson (yes, Pastor Joel's brother is an Episcopal Priest!) of the Church of the Nativity in Chattanooga, TN.  Father Jason is encouraging people to read one chapter from the Book of Luke each day during this Advent season and is providing a short YouTube introduction to the chapter each day.  So check it out!

Council Meeting December 9

Our next scheduled Council meeting is Sunday, December 9 immediately following worship.  If you are on Council please plan to be with us as we carry on the business of our church.

Worship Leadership

Thanks to all who have signed up for new roles in worship leadership.  The new monthly worship leadership list  is posted on our website.  And as always, if you can't cover a particular Sunday just be sure and let us know in advance.  

Cleaning God's House

Since we no longer have our former tenants cleaning our church, we are trying out a period of "clean as you go."  We are asking everyone to pitch in when you can.  If you have a few minutes and see something that needs to be cleaned, "get 'er done!"  Ask if you need help finding any supplies.

Memorial Lutheran Church

1211 Riverside Drive

(615) 262-0224

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