Fundraiser Meal for Our School – February 7

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We have a fantastic Nursery School and Daycare ministry at MLLC.  We continually give thanks to God for his provision of this ministry in our community.  This year we are renewing our Fundraiser and Celebration meal.  We invite you to get your tickets now.  Details below.

The Martin Luther Lutheran School (MLLS) Fundraiser Dinner is on Sunday, February 7, at Carmine Hall, with pick up from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The deadline for ticket purchase is Sunday, January 31.  Tickets for the to-go-only meal are $10.00 and available in the church office, on Sunday at worship, and from MLLS students. The meal will consist of 6-oz. chicken-fried steak, German potatoes, green beans, and cream gravy.

A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex to provide cookies/cupcakes/other desserts (either packaged separately in zip-lock bags or on plates to be easily picked up), and the MLLS students will make Valentine’s cards to place with each meal.

Donations to MLLS will be accepted for the desserts as you pick up your items.

Christmas Program and Brunch

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For the past several weeks the children, youth and adults of MLLC have been preparing our annual Christmas Program.  Above is a photo of several of these young people rehearsing for this special event.

Children’s Christmas Program and Brunch – Sunday, December 13

Worship and Program in Sanctuary – at 9:00 a.m.

Christmas Brunch in Fellowship Hall – All Invited – at 10:15 a.m.

Join us for the fun and fellowship of our Annual Children’s Christmas Program and Brunch.  Everybody is invited to both the worship service with program, and the brunch in the fellowship hall.  This event is not just for the kids and the their families.  In the past few years we have offered this special event we have had a great attendance by people of all ages and situations.  With joy we invite you to join us on this very special Sunday.

 

 

Lutherhill Weekend August 22 & 23

Lutherhill-LogoWe invite you all to a very special event here at MLLC.  On the weekend of August 22-23 we will welcome Matt Kindsvatter, the executive director of Lutherhill Ministries.  He is familiar to many people in MLLC.  We know him from his previous visits to MLLC, and because many of our youth have attended summer camp at Lutherhill over the years.

Matt will be our preacher at both of our weekend services.  Invite your family and friends for these special times together.  Let’s give Matt and the Lutherhill staff members a great MLLC Carmine Welcome!

Saturday, August 22 at 6 p.m. – Matt will preach at a typical MLLC Saturday evening service.

Sunday, August 23 – three special events in one day

8:30 a.m. – children and youth invited to arrive early to prepare a skit for use in worship.  These young people will meet with Lutherhill staff in the new Mission & Ministry building to prepare a brief skit which will be presented in the 9:00 a.m. worship service.  There is no reservation needed, simply arrive at 8:30 and join in the fun.

9:00 a.m. – worship in the Sanctuary.  Matt and some Lutherhill staff members will lead all of our music this day.  They will teach us and lead us in singing camp style songs.  Matt will also preach at this service.  Our youth will present the skit which they have prepared.  This skit will take the place of the children’s sermon for this day.

10:15 a.m. – Sunday School – Lutherhill staff will lead a children’s Sunday School lesson in the Mission & Ministry building.  We have enjoyed their leadership in the past as they have come to do this over the years.

This summer we had a large group of MLLC youth attend camp at Lutherhill.  This special weekend is a way to celebrate the great summer experience we had at Lutherhill.

Here is a photo of Matt Kindsvatter and Pastor David Tinker after a recent meeting to plan for this special Sunday.

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Martin Luther Lutheran School New Year

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We are getting close to beginning the new school year for our Education Ministry of the Martin Luther Lutheran School.  Together we are sharing God’s love, announcing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and serving families of young children.  This ministry continues to be a blessing to the many children and their families who receive this service.

We especially encourage you to tell others about the Martin Luther Lutheran School.  Here is a link to the main page about our school on this web site:

MLLS Main Page

We have also recently updated the following pages:  Click each link for details

2015-2016 tuition

2015-2016 parent handbook

2015-2016 calendar of holidays and special events

Vacation Bible School is Ready

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This is the week.  Vacation Bible School is here – click this link for more information.  We have been working for months to get ready for this exciting and faith filled week of learning and fun. Registrations for this event show this to be are biggest in many years.  You are invited to participate.  Bring your friends, family and neighbors.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to travel around “Nazareth” with their children.

June 22-26, 2015, Monday through Friday, 5:30-7:45 p.m. each night.

A meal will be served as part of the program each night.

For more information and registration – click this link.

Here are some photos of the sets and decorations for VBS 2015 – Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid.

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Palms and Quilts for the Glory of God

Palm Sunday 2015 Pastor Procession

As always we celebrated a joyful Palm Sunday at MLLC.  It was great to have a wonderful crowd for our Saturday evening and Sunday morning worship services.  Together we remembered the work of Jesus Christ as he entered Jerusalem on a donkey.  This entry began the week of dramatic events which provided for the salvation from the final power of sin, death and evil for all who would believe in him.

Our young people were joyful leaders in the Palm Procession.  The group circled the sanctuary while we sang the traditional “All Glory, Laud and Honor”.  The Palms were then placed before the altar to remember that the people covered the road with palms over which Jesus rode the donkey.

Palm Sunday 2015 Lined Up

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Palm Sunday 2015 Lined Up 2

Some of the children also gathered up front for the Children’s Time.  As part of this time the youth learned about the quilts and where these are sent around the world.

Palm Sunday 2015 Children's Sermon

 

Later during worship we dedicated the quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief.

Our numbers are not quite final, but here is a general tally:

22 Quilts

2 Fabric Kits

70 School Kits

7 Baby Care Kits

and we are in the process of completing a great number of Personal Care Kits

Here are how the quilts were displayed.  Note the palms before the altar.

Palm Sunday 2015 Quilt from front

Palm Sunday 2015 Quilt Close up

There is a wonderful article on the Lutheran World Relief web page about the Mission Quilts.  You are encouraged to click over to this page to read more about this wonderful ministry.

The quilts displayed in the sanctuary on Palm Sunday were the ones for Lutheran World Relief.  Many more are prepared and sent to two other ministries.  Several are made for Camp for All in Burton.  A set are also made for Krause Children’s Center in Katy.

Holy Week is Coming Soon

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The centerpiece of the church year is the season of Lent and the events of Holy Week.  We invite you to be part of our revisiting of these core events in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Click over to our Lent & Holy Week Schedule to find out more.  It is all listed on our recently updated main church page:  Here is the Link.

All are Invited – December 14 – Christmas Program Sunday

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The 2014 Sunday School Children’s Christmas Program is currently in rehearsals.  The children and adults are working faithfully to prepare for this annual presentation.  This is always a fantastic program and we are thankful for the leaders, musicians and cast who make it happen each year.  All are invited to attend worship on December 14 as these young people present the good news that Jesus Christ is born.

Worship at 9:00 a.m. – the program will be the Word of God on this day, replacing the readings and sermon.  Holy Communion will be offered as usual.

~10:15 a.m. – Jesus’ Birthday and Christmas Brunch pot luck.  All are invited to this new tradition of MLLC.  We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for this special event.  Please know that this is for all ages and it was very well attended last year.

Here are some photos of the rehearsals on November 23.

Microphones and props were set up for use:

Christmas Program 2014 Mics

The scripts were distributed:

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Youth of various ages were in place for their roles both at the altar and in the balcony:

Christmas Program 2014 Back

Props for the songs were ready for use:

Christmas Program 2014 props

 

We look forward to seeing you at worship and the Christmas Brunch on December 14th.

Daycare Christmas Program

MLLS Christmas 2014 group

 

The students of our Daycare Ministry – Martin Luther Lutheran School (MLLS) – presented their annual program recently.  On Friday evening, December 5, the older students in this ministry presented songs and poetry which proclaimed the good news that Jesus Christ is born.  Parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends of students, staff and school board members gathered to enjoy this special presentation.

The students practiced for weeks to get ready.  They did a great job, as always.

MLLS Christmas 2014 Group 2

 

We are thankful for the ministry of church musician Nancy Eilers who accompanied the singing.

MLLS Christmas 2014 Nancy

 

Many gathered for food and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following the program.

MLLS Christmas 2014 Fellowship

 

 

Children’s Christmas Program Getting Ready

Christmas Program 2014 Group song 1

 

The 2014 Sunday School Children’s Christmas Program is currently in rehearsals.  The children and adults are working faithfully to prepare for this annual presentation.  This is always a fantastic program and we are thankful for the leaders, musicians and cast who make it happen each year.  All are invited to attend worship on December 14 as these young people present the good news that Jesus Christ is born.

Worship at 9:00 a.m. – the program will be the Word of God on this day, replacing the readings.  Holy Communion will be offered as usual.

~10:15 a.m. – Jesus’ Birthday and Christmas Brunch pot luck.  All are invited to this new tradition of MLLC.  We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for this special event.  Please know that this is for all ages and it was very well attended last year.

Here are some photos of the rehearsals on November 23.

Microphones and props were set up for use:

Christmas Program 2014 Mics

The scripts were distributed:

Christmas Program 2014 title

Youth of various ages were in place for their roles both at the altar and in the balcony:

Christmas Program 2014 Back

Props for the songs were ready for use:

Christmas Program 2014 props

 

We look forward to seeing you at worship and the Christmas Brunch on December 14th.