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Rev. Lester Wolfgram, Pastor
Vicar Dailey
Advent 2
December 08, 2019

Divine Service Setting Three LSB 184
Opening Hymn: “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” LSB 344
Hymn of the Day: “Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding” LSB 345
Closing Hymn: “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns” LSB 348

Preacher: Vicar Richard Dailey
Liturgist: Vicar Richard Dailey
Accompanist: Shirley Cook
Elder: Kevin Olson
Ushers: 8:15 am Don Gienger & John Hoffman
10:45 am Curt Krecklau & Dan Jackson
Greeters: 8:15 am Carrie & Nate Harling
10:45 am Tony Aukland
Acolyte: 8:15 am Keityn H.
10:45 am Reese D.

WELCOME!! We are glad that you have joined us this morning as we lift up our hearts and voices in response to God’s great gift of forgiveness and life in Christ Jesus. If you are a visitor, please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to Pastor Les Wolfgram.
VICAR DAILEY is leading worship and proclaiming God’s Word this morning as Pastor and Denise Wolfgram attend the Christmas At Concordia Concert in Seward, NE. Pastor Wolfgram will return to Bismarck on Sunday afternoon.
THE BOARD OF YOUTH and the Human Care committee are partnering together to provide Christmas Bags for Wachter students in transition. It is our goal to provide packages for 40 students. The second half of this quarter proceeds to Human Care will go to help provide items for the Wachter project. Please pull at tab from the display outside the cloak room and return items to the church by next Sunday, November 15.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING will take place on Sunday, December 22. We will meet at 2:30 at the church and sing to home bound members of our congregation. We will gather back at Shepherd of the Valley for snacks and fellowship.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL Children’s Christmas service will take place on December 18 beginning at 6:30 PM.
THE HANGOUT “The Henke’s are providing the entrée. We are doing a White Elephant gift exchange, each adult can bring an anonymous gift to swap $10 or less.”
THE NEXT SHEPHERDING OUR STRAYS workshop will take place on January 4th. Please prayerfully consider how you might assist and care for our straying and strayed members. If you are interested in serving in other ways please go to and complete the online survey.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO sponsor a poinsettia plant for the Christmas season, the price is $8.00. Please fill out the form in the Narthex and place in the box. Any questions, please contact LaRae Kuusisto at 701-955-8111 or Lyn Krecklau at 701-426-4191. Thank you.

COLLECT Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Messiah Lutheran Presents Annual Classical Christmas Concert

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1020 Boundary Road, Mandan will present the Annual Classical Christmas Concert “All My Heart Again Rejoices” on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Concert goers will enjoy Messiah’s Chancel Choir as well as the choir from Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Choral works by Holy Cross and Messiah Lutheran Chancel Choir will include classical music written by composers of the past and present and traditional favorites accompanied by piano/organ and trumpet. Messiah’s Handbell choir will also perform. The audience will be invited to sing along on traditional hymns. Choral selections include, Where Shepherds Lately Knelt, Mary Did You Know, Now Sing We Now Rejoice. Traditional favorites include Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and O Come all Ye Faithful.

Samantha Henke, trumpet, will perform as guest musician. Holy Cross Lutheran Church Choir is directed by Kathryn Ring and accompanied by Joanne Drevlow. Musicians from Messiah Lutheran Church include Thomas Wyatt, organ, Quincy Wyatt, piano and Renae Hoggarth, piano and organ.

A reception will follow in the St. Paul Room at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 1020 Boundary Road, Mandan, I-94 Exit 152, directly north of Sanford Health Sunset Drive Continuing Care Center. A free will offering will be taken. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call 663-8545 or visit the website at or find us on Facebook.

Sunday 8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
10:45am Divine Service
Tuesday 6:00pm Hangout
Wednesday 5:30pm Catechism Instruction
7:00pm Worship
7:45pm Board of Youth
Thursday 10:00am PreK Christmas Program
12:30pm LWML Lunch @ Red Lobster
5:30pm Choir
Friday 9:00am PreK Christmas Program
Next Sunday *8:15am Divine Service
9:30am Education Hour
*10:45am Divine Service
12:00pm Youth Lunch and Pack Wachter Bags