Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Musicians and readers from the Lake Mills Moravian Church are preparing a worship service of Nine Lessons and Carols of Christmas. Even though we will not be able to present this worship service in person due to the COVID pandemic, we are pleased to be able to present it virtually through the church YouTube channel. We will also be making this worship service available to other Moravian churches as well as the Lake Mills community at large.

            The Nine Lessons and Carols is a story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus as told in nine short Bible readings or lessons from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir anthems. Our hope is to bring light to our church and community during this time of pandemic. We hope you experience the light of Jesus through the sharing of these readings and music. We plan on making the worship service available on YouTube on Sunday, December 13. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Poinsettias

The Advent season is fast approaching! However, this year we are going to do things a little differently with the poinsettias. Please have them to the Fellowship Hall any time AFTER December 11. If you would like to share a poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one, please call the office and let us know your loved one’s name and if it’s in memory or honor of,  so we can put it in the bulletin.

Christmas Hams

Christmas is fast approaching and the Stewardship/Outreach Committee is again collecting money to supply the food pantry with hams for Christmas dinner to those families in need who visit the food pantry.  Each ham is approximately $10 – $12.  Any amount is appreciated.  Our goal is to collect enough money for 80 families.  You may drop the money off at the church office, place it in an envelope marked “Hams” or send it to the church marked “Hams”.   This year the food pantry would like to start handing them out a week earlier, so please have the money to the church by December 6th.  The generosity you have shown in the past has been very much appreciated by those who have received this gift for their Christmas Dinner.

Adopt a Family

As many of you know, this pandemic is taking its toll on many things, not only in the world, but in the life of our church.  This includes the Sunday School fund raising events for our annual Adopt a Family program.  Even though we are unable to hold the events, there are families within our own church that are in need & would appreciate being “adopted” to make their Christmas’s bright.  Since the Sunday School does not have the funds this year to adopt our church families, we are asking you to prayerfully consider donating to this program.  If you are interested in donating, please make your checks payable to the Lake Mills Moravian Church & list ‘Adopt a Family’ in the memo line.  You may mail or drop off your donation to the church through December 4th.  If you have any questions, please contact the church @ (920) 648-5412 during business hours or Sue Trumpf @ (920) 723-9386, leaving a message if no one answers.

Luminaries

Luminaries are once again ready to be sold to adorn our church on Christmas Eve!  We will be selling them until Friday, Dec. 18th and the cost remains $5.00 each.  The luminaries may be designated ‘In memory of’ or ‘In honor of’ a loved one or a pet or ‘just because’.  Order forms can be emailed, picked up at the church office or mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact the church during regular business hours @ (920) 648-5412 or Sue Trumpf @ (920) 723-9386 leaving a message if no one answers.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree time is upon us!!!  The Angel Tree is up and decorated with this year’s Angels needing your support.  Angel Tree is a ministry that buys Christmas gifts for children of inmates. The Tree is in the main lobby of the church and can be accessed during in-person worship times or anytime the church office is open.  Pick an Angel from the tree that shows the child’s name, age, and Christmas wish and sign the log on the clipboard, so we know which children are accounted for.  If God is calling you to support this ministry and you are not venturing to far from home, you may contact Shannon Yahn or Dina Sobek and they will assist you in selecting a child to purchase a gift for or, you may make a monetary donation and a gift will be purchased with the moneys given. Donations can be dropped off in the box under the Angel Tree or sent to the church office designating Angel Tree.  Return wrapped gifts to the tree or church office by December 5th and they will be delivered to the children December 12th and 13th.  Thank you for supporting this valuable ministry.  If you have any questions please contact Shannon Yahn (920) 397-2254 or Dina Sobek (920) 728-0937.

Mt. Morris Cookie Sale

Mt. Morris has created a new fundraiser this year–a Christmas Cookie Bake Sale. Above is the order form. Please note that orders must be received by Mt. Morris by December 11. There are several pick-up options, including December 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at LMMC.

Sunday School Remains Virtual

Dear Sunday School Families,
With the ever changing world we live in, and the decisions that need to be made, the CEC committee met Thursday night (11/5) and came to the conclusion that Sunday school will remain virtual until the time the church opens for in person worship.  While we realize there are families who prefer in person, we continue to be concerned with the health of our families and Sunday school staff.  Nikki will continue to email the Sunday school materials each week for the children.  Kristen Stilling will continue to hold a 30 minute virtual class each Sunday morning from 9:00-9:30 until further notice. The virtual class is engaging and the children get to see each other and participate together to still feel God’s love while learning about the weekly scriptures.  You will receive a weekly Zoom link from this email address for the virtual class and it is the hope of the CEC committee that everyone connects to find out what it is all about!!

Blessings, 
Sue Trumpf

CEC Chair