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DECEMBER
8 Choir Practice 8:45 a.m.
8 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
8 Fellowship / Bible Study 11:30 a.m.
10 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
11 3rd Week of Advent – Service 7 p.m.
15 Choir Practice 8:45 a.m.
15 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
15 Fellowship / VOTERS’ Meeting 11:30 a.m.
15 Second Annual Christmas Sing-Along 7 p.m.
16 Deliver Preschool Program Cookies 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 3 p.m.
17 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
17 Preschool Christmas Program & Refreshments 6:30  p.m.
18 4th Week of Advent – Service 7 p.m.
22 Choir Practice 8:45 a.m.
22 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
22 Fellowship / Bible Study 11:30 a.m.
24 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 p.m.
25 He is Born  
29 No Choir Practice  
29 Elder-led Service – Rich Fehr (no communion) 10 a.m.
29 Fellowship 11 a.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE PRODIGAL SON DID IT AGAIN — Check out Pastor’s new message, https://www.pageazlutherans.com and click on Pastor's Monthly Message
WE CELEBRATE THEIR DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS — Wish them a Happy Day!!  12-7 Bonnie Neuer, 12-8 Carol Mathieson and 12-13 Jim Gloss.
PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR — Harley James Klemme (Dec. 9), Susan Gloss Kazan (Dec. 17), Dale Pajunen (in memory Dec. 20), Andrew (Nichols) Kinnamon (Dec. 29(, and Bonnie Neuer (Dec.) whose Holy Baptism promised them the Kingdom of God.
WELCOME THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS — Thank you to Jan and Rich Fehr, Judy Kitson, Bonnie Neuer, Legia, Roger and Peggy Moder, Harriet and Jim Gloss, Linda and Ken Dixson and Patty Jensen for decorating the church and fellowship hall for the season!!  It is beautiful!
Our first midweek Advent Service is Wednesday, Dec. 4.  There are only three Advent services this year, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 (7 p.m.), since Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday.  The Second Annual Christmas Sing-Along is Sunday evening, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.  The traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service is set for Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 7 p.m.
Join in the joy of Christmas by donating to the Gift Bag Donation Drive, spearheaded by Sara Watson and Sharon Vail, to be presented to children attending the annual Preschool Christmas Program on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.  Check the Fellowship Hall door for the list of items requested, and have them at the church on Nov. 24 for bag assembly.
The Church membership is asked to provide the Preschool Christmas Program refreshments following the program.  Please try to provide homemade cookies, and have them to the church by Monday afternoon prior to 5 p.m.  Bring them Sunday (Dec. 15) if you like.  We will need servers, too!
CHOIR PRACTICE 8:45 a.m., Sundays!  (No practice Dec. 29)
DECEMBER VOTERS’ MEETING — is Sunday, Dec. 15.  Plan to participate in the life of the church.  We will vote on the 2020 budget, mission gifts and hold election of 2020 officers.
DECEMBER CIRCLE OF CARE SERVERS — 12-8 Elizabeth Klemme, 12-15 Peggy Moder, 12-22 Bunny Nichols and 12-29 Jan Boehme.  Remember... the first Sunday of the month is Birthday Sunday.  We need more participants!  If you are interested contact Judy Kitson, or if you switch dates with someone, mark the changes on the bulletin board listing right outside the kitchen, AND let Judy Kitson know.
GRIEFSHARE IS ON BREAK — The regular 14-week GriefShare program will begin its next session after the first of the year, date TBA.  GriefShare is open to church members and the general public, and you can start at any time.  Cost of the workbook is $10 per participant, and scholarships are available.  For more information, contact GriefShare through Pastor Tom at 480-862-5048.  Tell your friends!  Tell everyone!  We can help!
SUNDAY SCHOOL TAKES OFF — The Christian Education Committee (Sharon Vail, Sara Watson and Elizabeth Klemme) need more supplies to complete the “Sunday School Boxes.”  The list is on the Fellowship Hall Door, and the sample boxes on the back table.  Anyone will be able to lead a Sunday School program by selecting just one box and leading the lesson and project enclosed.  Thank you to the committee for their creativity and ingenuity!  Give your donations to any member of the committee.
DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY — is Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. led by Judy Kitson in the Shepherd Fellowship Hall.  For more information, contact Judy or the church @ 928-645-0078.  Everyone is invited.
ALTAR GUILD WANTS YOU — If you would be willing to serve on the Altar Guild, please talk to Linda Dixson.  Altar Guild members prepare communion, check the altar candles and replace, if necessary; change the paraments and banners; and ensure there are altar flowers.  Training is available.  If you do not need training, sign up on the Sacristy calendar.
SHEPHERD ON FACEBOOK — Be sure to like and share Shepherd of the Desert’s Facebook page. Search for “Shepherd of the Desert” and become a friend!  For more help, contact Sharon Vail.