Join the Fun and Joy
We will gather after worship on Sunday, November 25, to decorate the MLLC Sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas Seasons. This will take place about 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. We need plenty of workers of all ages to help with this fun and joyful event.
One of the joys of our decorating is the use of Chrismons. As part of our decorating we will hang the Chrismons for the tree. These were made following patterns suggested and offered by the originators of Chrismons (click this link for more information from the official web site of Chrismons).
Here are some of the Chrismons which were carefully wrapped for storage since last year.
Here are some photos of our crew setting up the tree and preparing the lights in previous years
Our Olive Wood Nativity Set will be ready for set up as well.
Our pulpit will be moved to a back corner to make room for the tree and Nativity scene.
Here is what the finished product of the work on Sunday will look like.
Loving Our Seafaring Neighbors
Every year at this time we gather items to pack and give to seafarers at the Port of Houston. We have done this for several years in a row, and we have great joy in doing it.
The packing and wrapping of these boxes will be on Monday, November 26, at 6:00 p.m. All are invited to help with this joyful time of service. This even is sponsored by the Men in Mission of MLLC.
For this year, please gather items such as these for the men on the ships – you can buy things throughout the year and drop these off at any time. These need to be brought to the church no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018. If you can’t get the items to the church by that time, please donate them for the 2019 project.
There is a large blue storage bin for this purpose in the room directly across from the church office. Here is the list:
We do not need boxes, for we have received plastic shoe boxes donated for this project
Flashlight and batteries
Kleenex – small packs
Gold Bond cream
Gold Bond powder
Hot Chocolate (individual serving size)
Needles and thread
Gum and hard candy
Microwave popcorn (individual packages)
USB flash drives
Word search books
Join the Community for Christmas in the Park
The Carmine Community is invited to this new, special event. All are invited to celebrate the season at the Carmine Muehlbrad-Albers Park in the heart of our city.
The flier above gives the details for the time, date and events. As we love our neighbors let’s gather with our community for fun and fellowship.
We are thankful for the various members of the community who are coming together to make this celebration happen.
This is the weekend – October 21, 2018.
We invite you to be part of this annual grand celebration.
Check out our main page for details. Click this link.
Read the October 2018 Newsletter
October is here, and so is the October 2018 Newsletter – Luther’s Letter. You are invited to read over the current issue. We also have archives of the newsletter going back a few years.
We invite you to receive the newsletter by email. Simply send a message to email@example.com Then the office staff will put your email address on the list.
For members of MLLC, you are invited to go with the email edition of the newsletter as well. Contact the church office to sign up. Unless we hear from you we will assume you want a print edition of the newsletter. Please let us know if you are interested. Note that there are some items each year that are distributed in print only. These items will be at the church building for you to pick up.
Here is the link to the MLLC Newsletter Archive page. Click link.
You are Invited
The 2018 Harvest Festival and Homecoming is just around the corner. We are working together to make sure we have another great year of worship, food, fun and fellowship.
Click this link for the main page about the 2018 Harvest Festival and Homecoming.
Sunday, October 21, at the Carmine Hall
Worship at 9:30 a.m.
The Famous Carmine Fried Chicken meal will be served 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10/meal and are available now at the church office during the week, and at the church before and after worship each weekend. Call the church office – 979-278-3388 – to reserve your tickets.
The Live and Silent Auctions begin around 11:30 a.m. Donations for the auction are invited. Bring items to the church office.
Our Newsletter Archive Page has been updated.
Click this link to go to that page.
There you will find all the newsletters of recent months and years.
If you have an announcement for the October 2018 church newsletter, please get it to the office by Tuesday, September 25. That way can make sure it is included.
Bethlehem Christian Families
On Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, 2018, we will have a special opportunity to view products and creations in olive wood created by the hands of Christian artisans in and around the Holy Land region. The Rishmawi Family has been designated as the representative for these wonderful Christian artisans and has been authorized to show their olive wood carvings.
These items will be displayed on tables in the parlor (the room near the Sanctuary and the church offices. The items will be available both before and after our regular worship services. Saturday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m.
Most, if not all, of the items will also be available for purchase. The sale of these items supports the Christian families and their ongoing witness in the land of Jesus’ birth and ministry.
The tradition of Olive wood carvings in the Holy Land has been handed down from father to son since the 12th century. Due to the difficulties the last few years in the Middle East, tourism has been dramatically reduced and these folks have suffered greatly. This is causing the Christian community to immigrate to different countries leaving the Christian population at 2% today from 25% ten years ago.
We invite you to visit their display tables and view some of the finest handcrafts available from the Holy Land. This Family strives to bring these fine carvings to our church.
You can view these beautiful items On-Line @ http://www.bethlehem-art.com/
“We call on our churches worldwide to recognize that the very presence of the Christian communities in the Holy Land is threatened by the severity of the present conflict and by the economic devastation the conflict has caused. When the Mother Church is endangered, the entire Churches must be involved “ – The Christian Bishops of Jerusalem
We are just days away for Vacation Bible School 2018. This fun and learning program begins this Sunday, June 10. Classes and activities are offered each night, Sunday – Thursday, June 10-14, 5:30-7:45 p.m.
Click this link for our full VBS 2018 information page.
The children, as well as the youth and adult volunteers, always have a great time at VBS at MLLC. We invite you to participate in this wonderful week together.
We are also in need of volunteers to help with providing meals each night. Some of these spots are still open. Contact the church office – 979-278-3388 – to volunteer for meals or for any other volunteer opportunity.
You can now view the most recent newsletters from MLLC.
Simply visit our web page for the monthly newsletters.
Here is the link to that page: click link.