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Special Thanks

• To everyone who baked cookies for our 25th Annual Christmas Cookie Sale. Thank you to those who helped pack 98 boxes of cookies! Special thanks to Terry Sdun for coordinating the sale and to Roberta Blumenberg, David Franks, Jane Schwacher and Holly, Elaina and Mya Ternes for selling the cookies.

• To Elijah Perez and his family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 17.

• To Allen and Patt Cottrell for cleaning our glass candle burners in preparation for Christmas. 

• To Makenna Eslinger and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 10.

• To Alex Lopez and Mike, Ryan and Brandon Lesnik for setting up our sanctuary Christmas tree, and to Nicki Lesnik and her family for decorating it.

• To Joe Rychtik and Chris Wach for stringing the exterior lights in the Christmas tree lot.

• To David Franks and Louise Mollinger for opening the Christmas tree lot on the weekdays, and to Scott Symes for opening the lot on the weekends.

• To Angelo Lopez for wiring our new Christmas Tree Trailer with lights and heat and for installing two new exterior lights.


• To Gary Drasch who recently published a book entitled Ham Radio is Alive and Well.

• To Lincoln Todd Werner, son of Ashley and Tony, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday morning, December 3.

• To Wesley Manderscheid, son of Bruce and Janet, and Meghan Neff, who were married on Friday afternoon, December 1, at County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. Jeff conducted the service.

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New Year’s Eve is also Epiphany Sunday in the life of our church. We have planned one service at 10:00. Ken Matthews, a life-long member of our church, will conduct the service for the 29th year in a row! 


We are in the process of wrapping up our annual Stewardship Campaign. Members and friends of the church are asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information or to complete the online pledge form.


Our Church School meets one Sunday each month at 10:00. We also celebrate a Family Service each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. The next Church School Sunday is January 14. The next Family Service is Sunday, January 28.


Each Sunday morning during the 10:00 service, we provide a nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. Care is provided by our 8th grade Confirmation students and their families. Parents are required to register their children, and to sign their children in and out of the nursery. We want to do our very best to make the nursery a safe and secure environment. There is no Nursery on December 24 and 31.


With winter upon us, we want to remind you of the snow cancellation policy for our Sunday services. If it should be necessary to cancel one or both of our Sunday services, we will put a message on the church answering machine by 7:00 on Sunday morning. Please call the church office, 284-2022, if you have any doubts about the weather.


Each Wednesday at Noon, you are invited to meet Jeff at church for lunch and Bible study. The group always takes time to visit before reflecting upon the lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday. Coffee is always provided, but please bring your own lunch. There is no Lunch on December 27.


Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00, at the Dockside Deli. The group often has fun considering a Question of the Day. If you are able, please come and join the conversation. 


A gentle yoga class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 5:15 - 6:15. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Susan Niederfrank at


An AA Group meets at our church every Sunday afternoon at 3:00. For more information, please contact the church office.


We continue to offer a gluten-free option for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The gluten-free communion bread is purchased commercially, and prepared separately, so that there is no chance of contact with our regular sourdough communion bread.


Many of you have received a set of color postcards to remind you of our church programs and services.  Please feel free to pass them on to neighbors or friends or share them on your Facebook page or other social media.  Additional copies are available on the literature rack in the church entryway.


If you wonder what you missed, CDs of the service are always available in the church office.

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