If there is a need to close church during inclement weather for ANY service, meeting, or practices, we will handle it as follows. When the decision is made, all council members will be notified. It will be submitted and will appear as Big Spring U.L.C. on WHTM 27 and Big Spring United Luther- an on Fox 43 and Channel 21. If you do not see a closing on TV and still have question as to whether there is a closing, you can call a council member. (See your newsletter for a list of council members and their contact information). If you are able to assist with snow removal speak with Layne Barrick. Donations of ice melt are always welcome.
ADVENT SERVICES –
Wednesday, December 16 @ 06 p.m.
A Midweek Advent service will be held on December 16 at 06 p.m. for all Big Spring area Lutheran Churches. Pastor Molly Haggerty and Vicar Andrew Berdahl will be officiating. This year, we will not hold in person gathering and instead we will stream it on our Facebook and website each week. Enjoy Advent with us.
BIG SPRING UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH
101 Crossroad School Road, Newville, PA 17241
Church Office: 717-776-3109
Church E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor E-Mail: email@example.com
Church website: www.bsulc.org
Our mission is OUTREACH…
O Opportunities for worship, prayer and fellowship
U Uniting in ministry, rooted in Word and Sacrament
T Teaching God’s Word
R Reaching out to others, healing and helping
E Empowering all to use their gift
A Accepting of everyone
C Christ-centered, caring community
H Holy Spirit-guided
REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Jerry Bailey; Galen Baker; Julie Barrick, Rhoda Bear, Maynard Brandt; Kate Fitting, Cindy Grove, Bill Hemminger; Zane Highlands, Roger Hoover, Luke Kulp, Todd Wert, our Bishops, Elizabeth Eaton and Jim Dunlop; the Konde Diocese in Tanzania (our companion synod); Pastors Molly Haggerty, Dona Cummings, Brenda Kiser and Vicar Andrew Berdahl.
THINKING OF YOU CARD SHOWER…
If you have a few extra minutes send a little message to those who can’t be with us each Sunday. Here is one...Maynard Brandt, Maplewood Bethany Village, 5225 Wilson Lane, Suite 335, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE COMING WEEK…
FIRST READING…Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
READING…1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
GOSPEL…John 1:6-8, 19-28
BULLETIN PRAYER LIST (WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS) Please send to
Barbara Weary @ firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a note when at church. Deadline is Monday of each week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to…
18 Durwin Ellweman, II, Martha Swartz
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY this week to…
16 Larry and Suelyn Reisinger
19 Tristen and Andrea Ramos
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season? How about a bag of coffee from Chica Bean, Tree 4 Hope’s new coffee partner in Guatemala! Each bag of Chica Bean Coffee you buy supports an amazing group of female coffee farmers by paying them just wages for the hard work that they do, and, not only that, but Chica Bean will also donate $4 from every bag you purchase to Tree 4 Hope in order to continue empowering and educating young girls at Hope Academy.
Follow this link: https://chicabean.com/?wpam_id=4 and mention Tree 4 Hope in the order notes at check out!
2020 has been a year with many challenges that we never would have expected. If anyone in the congregation feels moved to help support the food bank in November and December, there is a list below that could be used to help create a full holiday meal. Your caring and sharing box can be dropped off at the church December 20th.
Canned Potatoes, Box of Stuffing, Can of gravy, Can of Sweet Potatoes, Can of Cranberry (sauce or jelly), Cake Mix
Wednesday, Dec. 16: 06:00 p.m. Advent Service via
Facebook and Website
VIRTUAL BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) session will be held on December 20 and January 17 from 3–4:30 p.m. via Zoom
Back by popular demand! The Bloserville fellowship will be offering another VBS services on Sundays, December 20 and January 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Project packs will be delivered to your homes the week of the session. Contact Pat Belden for registration at email@example.com All are welcome! Please invite your family and friends who have children to register! A project list will be provided for those living out of the area
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Thursday, December 24, 08 p.m. at BSULC
This will be a parking lot service.