Advent by Candlelight - Wednesday, December 18th - Join us as we celebrate the life of Christ with readings, music and candlelight. Sanctuary service begins at 6:30 PM followed by a processional into the fellowship hall for refreshments and socializing. Hostesses are needed to provide a Christmas decorated table for eight. If you would like to be a table hostess please contact Dawn Stock 815-871-5808 or Bettie Jo Bertram 779-537-6457. Refreshments will include appetizers and desserts. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the fare if you have a favorite to share. Can goods will be collected for the Rockford Area Food Pantry that evening as well as the entire month of December in the church entryway.
Men Doing Stupid, but Safe Things With Bullets – Any men interested in going to KAP Guns shooting range on December 1st, please RSVP to the church office! There is enough room for 15 men (your sons are also welcome!)
2020 Higher Things Conference – Watermarked: There are 4 conferences to pick from for July of 2020. Please go to www.stpaulrockford.org/htpoll2020 and fill out your preference. The poll closes on November 27th, so make sure and get your vote in!
The Beautiful Life – A Higher Things Youth Retreat – This will be held February 15-16, 2020 in Sheboygan, WI. Cost is 50.00 per person. If you are interested in going and need a registration form, please contact Sue in the church office.
Request for Pastoral Assistance – If you are in need of Pastoral assistance, you can now go to the St. Paul website and type in: www.stpaulrockford.org/help. Once you get to that page, there will be a form to fill out. This alerts the church office and the pastors. And yes, this works on your smartphone! Bookmark it! If you don’t have access to a computer, you can still call the office or the pastors by phone.
Calendly is a simple, easy-to-use, yet powerful scheduling tool. It eliminates the old-school way of using email and phone tags for scheduling appointments. Pastor Fisk will be using this tool and you can get to it by using this link: https://calendly.com/revfisk/SITDOWN. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can still call or text Pastor Fisk to set up a meeting.
NID Board of Directors member Pastor Mark Birkholz did an excellent job writing up the following summary of the business our synod discussed this year. Of particular interest are issues pertaining to creation, marriage, and the challenges faced by LCMS institutions of higher learning.