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             Welcome to Bytes of Bread!  
 
 

 
             At the beginning of each Bytes of Bread
            you will find a short bible study 
         followed by announcements
                & reminders for everyone at Lamb of God.
 

 
 
 


Whistles and Tough Love


There it was! The sound of the whistle going off-and what it meant was that I had to run faster. You know the drill. Give a semi-sadistic person a whistle, call him coach and nine times out of ten he'll go crazy with power. These coaches invent ways of using the whistle to torture their victims. I remember one particular whistle blower who seemed to delight in our pain. When the whistle blew we were to sprint until the next whistle then we could jog. The trouble was the sprints got longer and the jogs shorter and still the whistle blew!

Of course the coach was just practicing a form of tough love. We needed to be pushed otherwise we would have settled for personal mediocrity. Today I was reading about Jeremiah who complained to God about life. Now sometimes God picks us up, dries the tears and comforts us as it says in 2 Corinthians (1:3-4) "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trouble." But sometimes God gives us some tough love. He pushes us, he knows what we can accomplish and how tough it will be. Sometimes we need a kick to get back up, dust ourselves off and get going. That's what he gave Jeremiah and it's exactly what Jeremiah needed. You can bet God will always give you what you need.

The Lord said to Jeremiah, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" Jeremiah 12:5



Sunday Bible Classes
Sundays 9:00 AM
Our Sunday Bible Study will focus on Important Symbols.
Each Sunday is a stand alone Bible Study.
Nov 19th study of Themes & Words: Law


Growing In Hope
Sundays 9:00 AM
By God’s grace, your faith is alive. But like every living thing, your faith needs nourishment and care. To truly know God’s thoughts, you must know his Word, the Holy Bible. Studying the Bible isn’t just about learning names & places, history & doctrines. Every Bible study is practical in nature because it makes your faith in God’s goodness and love grow. 

James Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM at Lamb of God.
Want a great way to start your day? What's better than the
good news in the book of
James?
 

Wednesday Night Bible Study: A Return to Grace~Luther's Life & Legacy 6pm
500 years ago, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world-with an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. We will view this entertaining new film which follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it's a story about the most important questions of life. "Who am I?" "What is my purpose?" "How do I get right with God?" It’s a must-see for any lifelong Lutheran, and a chance to share the message of our Lutheran heritage with others so invite a friend to bible class! Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther’s story to life with exquisite attention to detail.

 

Toys for Tots  
Every year Lamb of God participates in the local Toys for Tots Christmas celebration, donating new, in the box, unwrapped toys and other gifts for children. There is a box in the narthex labeled "Toys For Tots." Please place all items there. Please also remember items for older children/teenagers. The deadline for donations is Sunday December 10. Thank you for your generous donations!

Samaritan's Purse Christmas Collection
Here is a wonderful way to give a shoebox of items to one child this Christmas. You try to provide as much for a child as you can in the confines of an actual shoebox.  There are guidelines for what to include and what cannot be shipped (candy, liquids, etc.) because many of these gifts are going overseas. Also items are not to be wrapped. You can choose the age group and gender of the child you want to help!  Further information is at samaritanspurse.org/occ or just google Samaritan's Purse and you will find it.  Collection of the shoeboxes is the third week of November and there's a list of local collection sites where you can drop off the box.  With all the devastation we've had this year (especially Puerto Rico) Christmas gifts might be a very forgotten item for children and teens and a great idea to participate in this small way for a child.

Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Nate Relief
Here is
a link to our WELS financial assistance for Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Nate. This will go to the the churches and their surrounding communities

Ladies Shopping Trip
The ladies of the congregation are all invited to a shopping trip the date to be decided.  We will be  going to Cool Springs Mall in Franklin, Tennessee and find a place to have lunch nearby.   We’ll leave from the church at 9:00.  Start your Christmas shopping  early and come for the fellowship. 

Sound Board Help Requested
We are looking for people willing to serve running the sound board on Sundays. If you might be interested in this opportunity to serve contact Tim Howard. We would love the help and it really is fun to do.


New Hymnal Committee
The new hymnal committee is "making the cuts" list of hymns and would like input. There are a number of hymns on the cut list. They want feedback from members in case some of their favorites are on the list.
Here is the link

 
Monthly Fellowship Meals
We will be having sandwich pot lucks every 2nd Sunday with sandwiches, chips and cookies served.
Being a pot luck meal, just bring what you can add to the meal and come and enjoy the fellowship!


Church Library
You can search online anytime to see what is in our library collection! Here's
the link or you can click on the Church Library link from this LOG Website. About to buy that book from amazon.com or make a trip to the public library? Wait...check our church library first! We might have it! We now have 157 titles in our collection. If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like to donate a book to the church library in honor of a special event or person, please see Gwen Smith at church or you can e-mail me at gwen_yarbrough@yahoo.com or call me at 256-506-1024. 
To God be the Glory!

 
Free Stuff for College Students--
While you sign up for classes and possibly attend orientation on campus, also think about signing up for your course material in spiritual education. The perk: no homework, tests, or papers! Sign up to get both Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations, a book of daily devotions, mailed to you free. When you sign up, you will also be able to get other free, helpful information from WELS Campus Ministry.
 
THANKSGIVNG MEAL DONATIONS  
Once again, our Lamb of God family will be collecting donations of money and food for Thanksgiving meals for the families we serve in our food shelf. If you have any questions, please speak to Laurie Aikens or call (256) 631-8213 for more information.
Please let Laurie know if you are able help with deliveries.


SIMPLY FRIENDS
The Lamb of God Simply Friends group was established to help members and non-members who are in need. To date, with the assistance of numerous volunteers, we have assisted several members of the church who are dealing with health or personal problems. I would like to thank those individuals who have donated their time and assistance the past year with helping these members. Just remember, The Simply Friends Group is always available, so if a situation arises, don't be hesitant in asking for assistance, we are more than willing to help you. If you would like to join one of these teams or if you have any questions regarding the Simply Friends Group, just give us a call. Larry Harbaugh 256-464-5977, or church phone 256-464-3900


Men's Breakfast ~ November 25th
The last Saturday morning at 7:30 of each month is the men's breakfast. Great food & fellowship make for a wonderful way to start your day!
Sunny Street Café 7143 Hwy 72 W  256-213-7120  Sunnystreetcafe.com across from the Kroger on 72 & Slaughter.


CRAFT CIRCLE
Anyone can come to the fellowship room on Fridays (10 AM to noon) and join with others working on their own arts and crafts projects. The Craft Circle is the place to come to relax and work on any sort of project you want to!! Our ladies have worked on cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, scrapbooking, quilts, beading and jewelry, or just come and relax~! Come and join the ladies~feel free to bring a friend.  She works with her hands in delight...Proverbs 31:13

There is power in the simple story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Don't complicate it. Don't add to it. Don't take away from it. Don't apologize for it. Just proclaim it, and watch what God will do.


Bible Reading on the Go!
Would you like a free app for your iphone or ipad for bible reading? The Bible Gateway Bible App offers many wonderful ways to experience Bible reading and Bible study, including:
More than 90 different Bible translations, including NIV. Easy-to-use and reliable Bible search, both online and offline. Daily Bible verse in the translation of your choice Daily Bible reading plans Bible audio in a number of different translations and styles.
Here is the link to
get it at itunes


~~~~~ Just for Fun!~~~~~
When I run into something I hope you'll enjoy I drop it here! An

Fun Stuff 

Missed a Sunday? ... Want to Hear it Again? 
We are so blessed at Lamb of God to have a Pastor who preaches theology without apology! Enjoy God's Word preached! 
Want to reinforce what you heard?  You will absorb even more the second listen. Guaranteed. 
Give Attention with Intention! 
Recent Sermons
Send this to a friend! You may find their heart open to visiting sometime after they have had a taste of what we hear on Sundays!
Here is the November WELS Connection that is played once a month after service if you would like to rewatch it or share with a friend!

Worship the Lamb of God!
We enter to worship and leave to serve!


Liturgy Outline for Sunday November 26th
Sermon Theme: Christ the King
Sermon Text: 1 Cor. 15:20-28
Lessons: Ezek. 34:11-16,23-24; 1 Cor. 15:20-28; Matt. 27:27-31



Lamb of God Coming Events

Thursday 11/23  Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday 11/25  Men’s Breakfast 7:30 AM @ Sunny Street Cafe

Sunday 11/26  Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 9 AM   Worship 10:30 AM

11/27   Elders Meeting 5:30 PM

12/2  Christmas Decorating at Church 9 AM  Chili Lunch

12/3   Advent By Candlelight 4 PM
 
12/6    Advent Service 7 PM
 
12/9   Christmas @ Ehrmans’
 
12/10   Christmas Dinner after Children’s service
 
12/13   Advent Service 7 PM
 
12/16   Christmas For Kids
 
12/17   German Service 6 PM
 
12/20   Advent Service 7 PM
 
12/24   Christmas By Candlelight 5 PM