Thanksgiving Eve Service 2018

Thanksgiving Thanks Banner

An Invitation to Thanksgiving Eve

You are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving Eve service this Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  The service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the building of our partner church, Waldeck Evangelical Lutheran Church.  That church is located at 6915 Waldeck Church Lane.  This is at the intersection of FM 2145 and FM 1291, just 6.5 miles south of Ledbetter.

A new thing this year is that we have invited the other two churches from the Crossroads Shared Lutheran Ministries to worship with us.  The people of St. Paul Lutheran in Shelby and Bethlehem Lutheran in Round Top will join with us for this special time of giving thanks.  Of course, all from the community are invited to participate, even if they are not members of any of these four churches.

 

 

New: Online Giving

 

Offering

The Online Giving system at mllccarmine.com is now up and running.  This is a supplement to our longstanding system of giving offerings through the offering plate at worship each weekend.

Through a cooperative agreement with Thrivent Financial and Vanco Payment Solutions we are now able to provide a number of connection points for both ongoing and one time giving to God and his ministries through MLLC.  Note that these are purely voluntary and no one will be required to use these services.  Also, this service is not intended to be the limit of how you make your offerings to God through MLLC.  Many people have made the choice to use automated and online payments for a wide variety of charities, business and services.  It makes sense that those individuals would like the opportunity to do the same with their offerings to the Lord.

Use this link to set up your one time or periodic, ongoing offering.  You will have an option of setting up a user name and account while at this official Vanco Payment Solutions site for Martin Luther Lutheran Church.

If you prefer to use  a printed form these are available at the church office or at this link.

 

Here are some of the opportunities you have to use this service:

*The program will enable you to set up transfers from your bank account or card account to the MLLC bank account.  These transfers can be made from your bank account (checking or savings), debit card or credit card.

*These scheduled giving times can be a single gift, or weekly, twice monthly, monthly, etc.

*This will provide you with the ability to keep up with your offerings even when you can’t be at worship due to travel, work, health, etc.

*You can set a standard amount for these regular times.

*You can set up any number of special schedules for regular giving.

*There will be a mobile friendly version of the web site so you can use your mobile device to make offering.

*One time gifts will always be an option through the web site.

*All offerings will be credited to your name, just as when you use your offering envelope or write a check.

 

Look for further announcements regarding the expansion of this program in weekly bulletins, upcoming newsletters, the mllccarmine.com website, and our Facebook page.

 

You can sign up for the regular giving through paper forms at the church office or on the mllccarmine.com web site.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Turkey and Thankoffering

thanksgiving-dinner-graphic

This Sunday (November 13) is a special tradition at MLLC.  We are celebrating our Annual Thankoffering Sunday, and we are offering our Annual Turkey Dinner.  Both are sponsored by the MLLC Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA).

Thankoffering Sunday:  Worship at 9:45 a.m.

Special Guest Presenters:  Music by Allison Crowson and Friends

About Thankoffering Sunday:

As we collect the Thankoffering at worship on November 13, we share in a tradition dating back to the 1800s, when Christian women formed “mite” or “cent” societies to fund mission. When others in the church said there was not enough money to carry out these projects, the women believed otherwise. In cent societies, each woman collected offerings at home. They would gather as we do on Thankoffering Sunday to worship and combine their offerings and offer them up with thanks and praise, dedicating the funds to mission. When Women of the ELCA was formed more than 25 years ago, we committed to continue this tradition of giving in gratitude for blessings. Each year, in thousands of congregations, Thankofferings are collected and sent to support the life-changing ministries of Women of the ELCA. Together, we do more than we could ever do apart. In gratitude for all God has given to us, and with hope for all that is to come, we will collect our Thankoffering on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

The Women of MLLC are invited to bring their annual Thankofferings to worship on Sunday, November 13, as we celebrate our mission together.

welca-logo

 

Turkey Dinner:  An annual fellowship event and fundraiser for the MLLC WELCA group.  Pre-sale tickets are $10.00 each, and are available through mid week at the MLLC Church office – 979-278-3388.  Here is the flier announcing the details for the meal – Click Link.

 

 

Worship with Us on Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving Table

Our Annual Tradition is to gather as a community for worship and Holy Communion on the Wednesday evening before our national Thanksgiving Day.

We invite you to celebrate with us the goodness of our God.  We invite you to rejoice with us in his merciful grace.  We invite you to make worship with the community of faith a priority as you enter into this holiday.

Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

211 Luther Ln; P O BOX 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

 

Our Thanksgiving Banner

Thanksgiving Thanks Banner

Our Communion and Thanksgiving Meal Banner

The title we sometimes use for this sacred meal is “the Eucharist”.  This word refers to the “giving thanks” which is done as we gather with Christ and his people for this Sacrament.

Thanksgiving HC Banner