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Memorial Lutheran Church


January 17, 2020

This Week in Worship

This coming Sunday is Second Sunday after the Epiphany in the new church year.  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.

Worship Leadership

Acolyte - Eva Pennell

Crucifer - Craig Grogan

Lector - Marcella Trotter

Assisting Minister - Andy Brown

Ushers - Nicole Pennell/Brett Trotter

Altar Guild - Samantha Trotter

New Service at Azalea Trace Assisted Living

We are excited to be launching a new worship service at Azalea Trace Assisted Living on the second and third Tuesdays of each month at 10:00 am.  Pastor Joel will be leading this service of hymn singing, prayers, devotions and fellowship as a ministry of our church to these seniors in our neighborhood.  Anyone who would like to go with him can volunteer and help out.  If interested reach out to Pastor Joel.  

Removing the Christmas Decorations

Tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10:00 we will gather at the church to take down the Advent and Christmas decorations.  Please come if you can and help out with this important annual task.  If everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot!

Fellowship Meal and Annual Meeting

On Sunday, January 26, we will have our monthly potluck lunch after worship.  In addition, we will have our annual Congregational Meeting to review our last year in ministry together and discuss some issues for the upcoming year.  Please plan to bring your favorite dish and join in.

Utility Savings this Past Year

Due to a congregation wide focus on controlling utility costs and in large part due to our investment in new windows, we have seen a decrease in utility costs of over $1000 this past year.  Not only is this important for our finances, it is a great testimony to our community that we are a church focused on conservation and being good stewards of all that God has given us.  Help spread the word!

German Language Service

Our next service will be on February 2 at 4:00 with fellowship 45 minutes before the service starts..  You can learn more at  (Hint, use Google translate if you want to see the site in English!  And you can print a German/English bulletin from the site as well.)

Dawn Bennett Ordination

Special thanks to everyone who attended  Dawn's recent ordination service.  It was a great show of support from many of our congregation for Pastor Dawn.  We are excited and proud to have been part of her ordination journey. 

New Worship Leadership

We have updated our worship leadership schedule for the new year.  Click here to check out the new schedule which begins this Sunday and be sure and mark your calendars accordingly if you are on the list for a specific Sunday.  And be sure and welcome our new leaders and thank them for their service to our church.

Children's Choir

Rehearsals are Sunday afternoon at 3:30 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. 

Council Information for the Congregation

In continuation of our efforts to be as transparent and engaging as possible, we have added an online source for Council information for viewing by the Congregation.  Click here to check it out and feel free to reach out to a Council member or Pastor Joel if you have any questions.

Save the Date

Jan 26 - Potluck Meal and Congregational Meeting

Feb 2 - German Language Service (4:00 p.m.)

Feb 26 - Ash Wednesday (7:00 p.m.)

Memorial Lutheran Church

1211 Riverside Drive

(615) 262-0224

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