Wednesday, December 2nd and Sunday, Decemeber 6th
2020 Worship
 
 

Sermon Note

ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION

BAM- Wednesday’s, 6:30 PM (Nursery – 4th Grade)

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Meeting ID: 762 3867 7590         Passcode: x3vLXk

BAM-Sunday’s. 10:30 AM (Nursery – 4th Grade)

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Meeting ID: 769 9159 5589        Passcode: Q49g5u

Wednesday’s, 7:15 PM- Small Catechism 5th-6th Grade

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Meeting ID: 884 5880 0895       Passcode: 231894  

 

Sunday’s 10:45 AM- Small Catechism 5th-6th Grade

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Meeting ID: 885 5621 7536         Passcode: 008677 

Announcements 
*****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!*****
Due to the current rise in Covid cases in the community, and the entire Windom Area Schools District moving to Distance Learning. The American Lutheran Church of Windom will be moving all worship services and activities online until further notice. Please stay tuned in to our Facebook page or here, on our website to view these online services, events, and stay up-to-date on the latest information. Sorry for any inconvenience!
 
If you have any donations, volunteer opportunity forms, pledge cards, offering, or anything else you need to drop off at the church. You may do that in the entryway of the parking lot doors. Thank you!
Job Opportunity
 
HELP WANTED: The American Lutheran Church of Windom is seeking a part-time custodian to care for and maintain the church building. This position will not exceed 20 hours per week and may include some evenings and weekend hours. The job description and application is available below. Please print the application, complete it, and drop it off at the church office. 
 
 
Welcome!

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change…  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 

Psalm 46

 
Wednesdays:
Worship at 5:30 PM
6:30 PM Confirmation
6:30 PM The Case for Faith via Zoom
(7th Grade)
6:30 PM Small Catechism via Zoom (5th-6th Grade)
Virtual BAM-Wed via Zoom:
6:45 PM (N-4th Grade)
 
Sundays:
Worship at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary
10:30 AM Virtual BAM- Sun via Zoom (N-4th Grade)
10:45 AM Small Catechism via Zoom(5th-6th Grade)
 
Please Join Us for Online Worship posted on Thursdays
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 2nd Advent 2
5:30 PM Worship Recorded
w/Noisy Offering Helping Hands
(can be dropped off at church)
 
 
Wednesday, December 9th Advent 3
5:30 PM Worship Recorded
 
 
Wednesday, December 16th Advent 4
5:30 PM Worship Recorded
 
 
 
Wednesday, December 23rd Christmas Eve
7 PM Christmas Eve Worship Recorded
 
Sunday, December 27th 
First Sunday of Christmas
9:00 AM Worship Recorded
 
Wednesday, December 30th
Second Sunday of Christmas
5:30 PM Worship Recorded
 
 
Our Vision:
People experiencing a life-giving relationship with God.
Our Mission:
Living God’s grace, we cultivate community to love and serve.
Our Values:
Relationships:
God. Each other. Creation.
Belonging:
Affirmed. Included. Valued.
Faith:
Active. Inquiring. Hopeful
December Events
 
Join us for our Drive-By Living Nativity viewing being held on Thursday, December 17th from 5pm-7pm. This is in collaboration with Christmas by Candlelight drive-by events hosted by the Windom Chamber of Commerce. During this time the Church in Society Board will be accepting food or monetary donations for the Sharing Center. Your donation will be collected as you drive by! To pre-order Dr. Mary’s Christmas goodies CLICK HERE to access the order form! Paper copies of the order form can also be picked up in the lobby of the parking lot doors. You can place your order online by clicking on the link above or by contacting Melanie or by dropping off your paper copy. Orders need to be placed by December 12th. Your order can then be picked up and paid for on the 17th during the Nativity viewing. You can stay in your car and your order will be brought to you! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Christmas Eve Service, A Musical Journey to Bethlehem, will be recorded and available to watch in the comfort and safety of your own homes on Christmas Eve.
 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday:

9 am-12 pm & 1 pm-4 pm

 
Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

Tune in to our Worship Broadcasts on

Sunday at 10:30 AM on KDOM 103.1 FM

Watch our Worship 

Thursdays at 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM on Local Cable Channel 3.

Suicide Prevention

If you are struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide please reach out to one of us pastors and/or call one of the following numbers: Pastor Adam Roberts or Pastor Sarah Tade (507)831-1794

1-800-273-8255

1-800-642-1525

OTHER LINKS:
 

Luther Seminary: God Pause

ALC Prayer Chain
All prayer chain requests are handled through the church office. To activate a prayer request please call the church office at 831-1794 or an email may be sent to winalc@windomnet.com. If you are not part of the ALC Prayer Chain and would like to be, please send your email address and request to the email address above.
 
 
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME JOIN
BAM
(Bible And Me!)
What is BAM? BAM is our Christian Education Program in comparison to Sunday school, but available on Wednesday nights (BAM-W) and Sunday mornings (BAM-S).
 

Returning to Worship during the Pandemic:

We look forward to welcoming individuals back to worship in the sanctuary the last week in June!  We will offer two similar services: 5:30 PM on Wednesdays or 9:00 AM on Sundays, beginning June 24th and June 28th.  Please know our concern is to provide a safe worshiping environment for those who chose to return to worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, while caring for and protecting the most vulnerable among us. In order to make a smooth transition, these are a few helpful items to remember: 

Entering the building:  Doors will be propped open for easy building access.  You may use these entrances: 

Parking Lot: Try to leave a space between cars. 

Skylight Court and Main Sanctuary: Suggested for those with mobility concerns. 

Whichever one you select, please use the hand sanitizer. Wearing a facemask here and at all public gathering places is highly recommended.  If you have a face mask, bring your own.  There will be a few extras at the door.  

Making your way to the sanctuary: Social Distancing within the building is a must:  keep a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your family group.  Please be aware of spacing between yourself/group and others in the hall/stairways.  The service will not start until all have been seated.

Making your way into the sanctuary: Use the side aisles and walk down to where the usher is waiting,  Seating will start in the front and with social distancing, the spacing and number of individuals per pew will be monitored. Those of the same household can sit together.  Please follow the direction of the usher, even if it is not where you “normally” sit.

Worship setting: There will be adjustments to the worship.  Congregational responses and singing will be limited.  Instead of visiting with those around, consider using “wait” time for prayerful devotion, or viewing slide announcements.  Everything for worship will be up on the screens.  Please do not “sing along”, but you are able to hum along, tap your toes, snap fingers or quietly speak the lyrics.  The worship team is aware of your longing for what is familiar.

Exiting the sanctuary: Ushers will dismiss pews beginning in the back. Please exit using the side aisle, and once again be aware of distancing between individuals.   Please do not linger in the church building.  There will be no coffee hour or food served during this time.  

Other details: If you are sick, have a fever, cough or any other symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a sick person please consult your health professional and stay home. Restrooms are available in the Skylight Court and in the office hallway.  Water fountains will not be accessible. Stay only in the worship area of the building.   Do not circulate into other areas.

Weekly worship is available: Online (Facebook/ YouTube) and on the radio. Any and all are encouraged to continue worshiping in this way during the pandemic. 

ELCA PODCASTS:
Here’s a NEW opportunity for Continuing Education & Fellowship. Join the ELCA Podcast Audience by clicking the link below.
 
Our God is an awesome God!
He reigns from Heaven above!