December Happenings

Together in Christ Parish Bible Study

During the month of December (December 1, 8, 15, & 22) the Together in Christ Parish will have a joint weekly Bible Study on Sundays at 2:00 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church. The topic will be “Reading around the Christmas story”. 

Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting

The Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting will be held this Sunday, December 8 immediately following worship. This meeting is primarily to approve the budget for 2020. You may e-mail the church office ( if you would like an electronic copy sent to you before the meeting. Packets were available in the gathering space this past Sunday. 

Live Nativity

Live Nativity 2019 will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at St James Lutheran Church. For our 6th annual event, we will again be sharing the retelling of the Nativity story complete with actors, animals and carolers. Free soup & dessert supper and crafts for all will be in the fellowship hall (lower level of the church). We hope all our St James and All Saints members will come and invite friends and family. There are opportunities for every man, woman & child to join in on the fun as a volunteer. Look for the sign-up sheets in the gathering space. If you have questions, please contact Deb Crooks at 563-340-7615.

Children’s Program

The children of All Saints Lutheran Church will perform a Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 22 during worship. All are invited to this lively performance.

Christmas Eve Worship

Tuesday, December 24 All Saints Lutheran Church will have the Christmas Eve Worship Service at 7:00 pm. This service will include candle lighting and Holy Communion.

St James Lutheran Church will have a Family Christmas Eve Worship at 4:00 pm.

ELCA Good Gifts Angel Tree

There will be gift tags on the angel tree for different ELCA Good Gifts this year. Please consider taking a tag and placing the amount in an offering envelope, marked for the item on the tag. Families can take the tag (ornament) home for their own Christmas tree. There are also Christmas cards by the tree to take if you would like to inform a family that you have given a gift to ELCA Good Gift program in honor of your relationship with that family. We all have so many items to dust and manage, the items from the ELCA Good Gift program are life changing, which is what the birth of Christ was for all of us.