Church Service – November 22
~ November 22, 2020 AD ~
Dear Members and Friends of First Lutheran Church in Helena,
A joy-FULL Thanksgiving celebration to you and yours! Like everything else in 2020 AD it will be like none other – ever! Thankfully (at least as of this moment) we, in Montana, are not nearly as restricted in our gatherings as some states (no more than 6 people, masked unless chewing, outdoors only!
Whatever may differ this year, the Recipient of our thanks – our loving God – remains the same and is, indeed, worthy of our every exclamation of thanks and praise! Perhaps the Bible study I have attached (“Always Thankful“) will be helpful in giving thanks to the Lord in 2020 AD or at any time. (NB: if you are short on time, start with number 3 on page 3).
We conclude our annual stewardship emphasis (and celebrate the Festival of Christ the King) this week in our live services at First Lutheran. I have attached daily devotions for the week for your use at home. Please join us online (firstlutheranhelena.org) if you cannot make it for live worship on Sundays or Wednesdays. Thanks again to Brian and Shawn and Lisa (the Petersons) for making the services available on our webpage!
The attached weekly Announcements, Bible Study for chapter 4 of Philipians and an Activity Sheet are also there for your use. Our special offering for Military Bible Sticks, continues! A member family of our congregation will match our offerings, dollar-for-dollar up to $2000 and another match through Faith Comes Through Hearing will make every dollar we give worth four dollars for this mission!
Our Thanksgiving Eve live worship services (this Wednesday) will begin at 12:10 and 6:30 pm. What better way is there to give thanks to our awesome God than worshiping Him together?
Rich Blessings to you and yours
as you give thanks and live a life of thanks
to the glory of our gracious and loving God
in Jesus, our Savior and Lord,
If you are looking for a church home, we encourage you to consider First Luther! We love to share the Good News of our Savior and the help that God’s Word gives to our everyday lives! Our congregation consists of people like you from every part of our nation. People seeking a sense of belonging and an opportunity for worship, growth and fellowship. May you find grace and blessing in the time we spend together. We would love to tell you more about our congregation.
First Lutheran School provides a Christian education that nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth of each child. The school provides another means for First Lutheran Church to bring the Word and love of God in Christ Jesus to more families.
Special thanks to those in the Armed Forces! We welcome our military and others far from home. We pray for you.