Sermon from 11-22-20

If you missed this week’s Zoom Worship Service, here are the resources still available to you.
 

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LSCC
P.O. Box 5645
Bellingham, WA 98227

Scripture Reading: Daniel 9

Message: Daniel 9 Flourishing in Exile: Hope in the Christ of the Covenant
*Communion and Song of Response included

Happy Birthday to:

Jenny Hanson (November 23)

Julia Creech (November 23)

Sophia Eltrich (November 23)

Announcements:

This year, November 29th is the beginning of Advent–a word drawn from the Latin for “anticipation” or “coming,” with reference to Jesus. Traditionally, Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts and minds to both celebrate the birth of Jesus and to ready ourselves for his return.

This Advent season we will be considering the interface between the themes of Advent and popular Christmas Films. Last year we polled our congregation to determine people’s favorite (family friendly) Christmas movies.

Each Friday in Advent, we’ll have the opportunity to gather over Zoom to watch a Christmas movie together at 6:30pm. The zoom link will be in the LSCC Update email each week.

Friday Film Schedule:
Friday, November 27 at 6:30pm—The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm—It’s A Wonderful Life
Friday, December 11 at 6:30pm—Elf
Friday, December 18 at 6:30pm—A Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Films have a way of forming the way we think and how we feel about the world around us. On Sundays, Pastor Chris will explore the biblical themes under-girding each film, and offer some critique if necessary.

Join us for worship this Advent!
Sunday, November 29—The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Sunday, December 6—It’s A Wonderful Life
Sunday, December 13—Elf
Sunday, December 20—A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
*Thursday, December 24–Christmas Eve Candlelight Service from 7-8pm (Via Zoom)
Christmas Sunday, December 27–A Charlie Brown Christmas

This Christmas Season we get to partner again with the Lighthouse Mission to provide gifts for the guests in their recovery programs! Sign Up Here and plan to return the wrapped gifts to Elizabeth at the LSCC parking Lot on Sunday afternoon, December 13 from 2-3pm.*

For those who would like to be reimbursed, you can email a picture of your receipt to our Treasurer, Cory Hoeger.

*If that time doesn’t work for you to drop off gifts, please contact Elizabeth Holland to find another time/place.

Cold Weather Shelter Volunteer Opportunities
 
As winter approaches and the pandemic continues to rage, housing the growing number of our homeless neighbors may be more difficult than ever. Thankfully, the church is helping to address this need in our community!
 
Christ the King church and the Lighthouse Mission are teaming up to provide a cold weather shelter at the Drop-in Center on Holly St. from December 1 through February 28th. Christ the King will be administrating the volunteer efforts, inviting all of our city and county churches to get involved as able.
 
If you would like to sign up to volunteer or get more information about volunteering, you may do so HERE.

It’s not too late to join us as we engage in a 10-week course called Re-Frame, by Regent College!

See Here for more information, or to sign up for Chris’ group!

We will be continuing to connect at 5pm Sundays via Zoom each Sunday, to all gather at one place at one time to participate in worship together.

If you want to join our congregation on Sunday but haven’t been receiving our Sunday emails, please register here!

If you invite someone to the Live@5 service, please inform Elizabeth of their name so the Zoom Master knows to expect them.

Updated LSCC Phased Preparedness Plan

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-The Whatcom Unified Command Center (WUC) in collaboration with the Bellingham Food Bank is seeking drivers to help with food distribution. To apply or view other volunteer opportunities in this time, visit the Whatcom Unified Command website.

-If you would like to join our mailing list, please let us know! We typically send one email per week to this list with all of the current church announcements.

-Morgan is coordinating care within our congregation. If you need help, or even someone to make a grocery store run, please contact Morgan.

-If you have prayer requests, please submit those HERE.

-If you would like to set up a time to talk with Pastor Chris, contact him directly HERE.

-If you need financial help during this crisis please contact our Lead Team Chair, Ryan Wasserman or Pastor Chris.