Due to the potentially dangerous weather situation and the various travel advisories that have been issued in advance of the storm, we will not have services.
Remembering that God’s heart is open to our prayers wherever we are and that we are united with one another by virtue of our identity as fellow members of the Body of Christ, I am sharing with you all prayers, scripture and other items related to Sunday’s worship that you may use at home.
Please stay warm, dry and safe. May the peace of the Lord be with you all.
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming give to all the people of the world knowledge of your salvation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
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Annual Chili Cookoof!
Get those Crockpots Going! It is time for our Annual Chili Cookoff This Sunday, November 11th after worship. There will also be a cornbread competition as well. Fun prizes to win and funds raised from the contest will help fulfill our annual gift to Community Table.All Saints’ Sunday
This past Sunday was All Saints’ Sunday and we joined together in the sure hope of the Resurrection to light candles for those who now live eternally with God.
Some have inquired about the extra candles in the trays on the ends. These candles were in memory of those who have died this year in episodes of senseless violence and for those whose names are known only to God.
One hundred years ago this Sunday, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1911, the horrific violence of the first world war came to an end. The celebration of this day, Armistice Day, coincides with Remembrance Day in Great Britain, which marks the same event. In the United States, this one hundred year old tradition has come to be a day in which we honor all veterans.
There will be a Veterans Day Parade in Sylva on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
More information can be found by clicking here.
Blessing of the Quilts
This Sunday we will bless quilts made by The Tuesday Quilters for Lutheran World Relief! Thank you, once again, to these wonderful, generous ladies who give of their time and talent for this project, sending warm, durable blankets around the world.
Add to your calendar….
- Sanctuary open for prayer on Election Day, 11/6 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
- 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff 11/11
- Thanksgiving 11/22 Church office closed Thursday and Friday
- Advent begins 12/2
- First Advent Wednesday with Holden Evening Prayer 12/5
|Weekly Activities In Our Building
+Quilts of Valor on the Fourth
+Guitar Choir Rehearsal
Various Wednesdays 6:30pm
+Dillsboro Drumming Group
+Shepherd’s Choice Bookclub
+Quilts of Valor
Sunday School Has Returned!
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a new Sunday School Class. We are currently studying the Apostle’s, Nicean, and Athanasian Creeds and will be following this with a study of Luther’s Small Catechism, specifically for adults. We gather around 9:45.
Please Help Us Be Good Stewards of Our Property
If you use the church building, please remember to:
+take off your trash+
+set the thermostat on 76+
++LOCK the DOORS++
Do you want to use the building for a group meeting or project? Check the calendar in the Narthex to see if there are any regularly scheduled activities on the day. Then check with Dee Dee or Pastor Rosemary so we can put you on the calendar.
Looking for a great daily devotional you can use on your phone or computer?
d365.org is a great one to try. It is free and even has nice music you can play while you read the scripture for the day. Click here for the website or find the app in all the usual app services. Want to download the app to your phone but need help? Bring your phone to church and Pastor Rosemary will help you out.
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Our finance officers are: Robert Braithwaite and Russ SeagleMorning Prayer
Please Pray For…
+The natural world around us, God’s good creation of which we are stewards, as we head into Fall and begin preparing for cooler weather and the winter days ahead.
+Students, faculty, and staff at WCU and SCC.
+Those who are hungry, have no safe home, those who grieve, those who suffer, and especially children who are without responsible care for their well-being and safety.
+Those who feel alienated from God, especially those who have been harmed by people who should have provided safety and care.
+Our full prayer list is available at the church or you may email Dee Dee for a copy. Honoring privacy, we do not send out this list of names in mass email form.Have a prayer request to share with Pastor Rosemary?email Pastor Rosemary PeekWant to have a name added to or removed from the prayer list
for Sunday Mornings?email Dee Dee at the church office