FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. TODAY we light the Candle of Hope. Please read Titus 2:13; Luke 1:47-53; 1:68-70; and Isaiah 9:2 in preparation for this time of worship. “While we look forward with HOPE to that wonderful day…” (Titus 2:13 NLT)
CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITIES… This time of year offers great opportunities for giving and service in our church, community, and family. Partner with us in prayer over this season as we seek to take faith action to be present when the church gathers, to be a partner with others in service both inside and outside the church, and be an ambassador of grace, giving, and generosity each week through Advent! “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)
ALL-CHURCH CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY & TALENT SHOW TODAY! 5-7:30 PM in the Wilbur Cafeteria.
LAST SUNDAY TO GIVE TO “CHRISTMAS BLESSING 2017!” LOCC’s Christmas Blessing is an annual opportunity to partner together in giving financial blessings to families/individuals in our congregation who could use a blessing this Christmas. Place your gift in an offering envelope, mark it “Christmas Blessing,” and put it in the offering box or offering baskets for the poor TODAY Sunday Dec. 3. Thank you for giving!
GUYS BREAKFAST THIS COMING SATURDAY (DEC 9TH). All guys of Live Oaks are invited to our 2nd Saturday of the Month breakfast, 8 am at the Egg Crate. Egg Crate is located at 8606 W 13th St N # 150, Wichita, KS 67212 – in the shopping center NE of the intersection of Tyler Rd & 13th. Invite a guy and come fellowship!
CHRISTMAS CAROLING & SENIOR VISITATION, WEDS. 12/13, 6PM. Plan to join your Live Oaks family in caroling to our seniors at Sandpiper Bay Nursing Home (5808 W. 8th St. N. 67212) and the Waterfront assisted living facility Wednesday, December 13 at 6 pm. Bring your family and friends, meet in the main lobby of Sandpiper bay, bring Christmas cookies or treats to share, and plan to have a memorable time singing through the halls and visiting with those who could use some Christmas cheer!
OFFERINGS TO THE POOR. Each week Live Oak worshippers are welcome to place a special offering to the poor in one of the two baskets on the aisles. Each month these offerings will be given to those in need. May we never forget the poor, but always be eager to remember them as God does!
GATHERINGS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TOGETHER!
- Children’s Christmas Program – Sunday, Dec. 17, Morning Service
- Christmas Eve Morning Service – Wilbur Middle School – Sunday, Dec. 24, 10 AM (Continental Breakfast Before & After)
- New Years Eve Morning Service – Wilbur Middle School – Sunday, Dec 31, 10 AM
ELEMENT 26 NEWS:
- THIS WEEK: CHRISTMAS PARTY @ 7pm, Peterson
- NEXT WEEK: CAROLING WITH THE CHURCH @ 6pm
- NO YOUTH: Dec. 20 & Dec. 27
TITHES, OFFERINGS, AND FAITH PROMISE
WELCOME CARDS & PRAYER REQUEST CARDS on the back table! If we don’t have your personal contact information or it’s changed, please fill out a card and place it in the offering box so we can update our information, or fill out a prayer card and our prayer chain will pray for you this week!< Back