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Weekly Bulletin Announcements

for October 15, 2017

Introduction: Today is the final week of our six week study and sermon series on the Creed:  The Resurrection of the Body  


Purpose: To build a Christian community that is inviting and encourages and equips people to grow as committed disciples of Christ. Grow: in our relationship with God through prayer, Bible Study, and service.


To donate to Lutheran Disaster Response for Hurricane Relief:  ELCA.org
We continue to pray for all of those impacted by the hurricanes.  The relief efforts will be ongoing and long-term.  100% of any donations to Lutheran Disaster Response will support some of these needs.


Worship Servers: Each Sunday morning please meet in the workroom five minutes before the service begins for prayer.


Today’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Wilbur Snyder in memory of M.G. Richard Snyder.

Stewardship Series: Live Simply – October 22- November 12
* live simply as we follow Jesus; * live simply as we explore the truth about our consumer culture; * live simply with the support of our church family; and * live simply and generously by living with and sharing enough.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study: You are invited to a study on the Gospel of Mark. Not able to attend in person?  You can now "dial in" and join the conversation. 

641.715.3580 code 333-631


Opportunity Basket for the 2018 Youth Gathering:
Please help support our youth group as they prepare to attend the 2018 Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas next summer by making a donation for opportunity tickets. 1 for $2. Begins Sunday, Oct. 1 and ends on Oct. 29th. 

Oktoberfest is back!!  On Saturday, October 21, 2017, we will be hosting a fundraiser through a German-inspired meal of bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut, drinks and desserts. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  $15.00 for Adults (13 yrs. old and up) and $5.00 for children (under 13).  Tickets will be sold only on Sundays, October 1, 8, and 15 (non-refundable). *** We will not be selling tickets at the door so that we know how much food to purchase. *** There is an old-fashioned Cake-Walk being planned, as well as, Door Prizes.  This project is made possible through an Action Team grant provided by Thrivent Financial and the generosity of our LCOC church family.  The funds raised from this event will be used to help sponsor our young people to the National Youth Gathering next summer and to offset the costs associated with packaging 30,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. 


Annual Fall Festival (Trunk or Treat) and Pet Blessing:  October 28th, we will need lots of volunteers to help set up, bring and distribute candy, assist with craft and game booths, and clean up after the fun. Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Entrance Hall. Invite friends, neighbors & family!


Bus Trip to the Reformation Service at National Cathedral:
Join LCOC for Reformation Sunday Worship on October 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, to preach, the Roanoke College Choir to sing and Holy Communion to be shared.  The bus will leave LCOC at 2pm and will return about 7pm. Due to a Thrivent Action Team, the price for the bus ride is $12 each. Please sign up on the Entrance Hall bulletin board by TODAY, October 15th.

Musical Gifts and Talents:  If God has blessed you with a musical gift or talent, whether instrumental or vocal, we invite you to share them with us as Special Music during our worship services. All are welcome.  We particularly would like our youth and young adults to participate.  Currently, opportunities are available during the second service on October 22, November 19, December 3, and 17.  If you are interested or have a friend who may be interested, please contact Kurt Hoffman at choirdirector@lcocdalecity.org or René Milam at organist@lcocdalecity.org.


Prayer Shawl Ministry:  If you are interested in joining the ministry group, please contact Marlies Smith at 703-680-7729, or Lilo Strack at 703-730-3192, to get meeting times and locations.


Upcoming events: 
Sept. 17 –    Nov. 12 – Financial Peace University Sundays, 5:00 pm CR 
Oct. 21st –   Oktoberfest 5pm
Oct. 28th –  Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
Oct. 29th –  Metro DC Synod Reformation Service at National Cathedral –leave at 2 pm
Nov. 12th – Annual Church Meeting with pizza lunch / New Members
Nov. 19th – Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch between services



Worship Schedule

Worship 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Education for all 9:45 am

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 am -1:30 pm


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