News & Notes

November 21, 2021

Lock Update – the new lock system installation has begun.  However, we are currently waiting on some parts.  If you currently have a key to the Parish Hall, you will need to stop by the office to pick up a new key, please call Mary first to make sure system is up and running before doing so.  Thanks! 


December Voters’ Meeting will be held on December 13th at 7:00 p.m. December is the election of church officers.  There are several opportunities for you to volunteer to serve in our Church.  Among these are Trustees, Finance, Concordia Cemetery Representative, and Welfare Committee and more.  If you are interest, please contact Carl Schmidt.  We appreciate the many members who have dedicated years of service for our church.  Please consider this offer to serve.   

Advent Service will start on Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.  We are still going to collect the following items to help support our Angel Tree.  This is a Thrivent Action Team: We are collecting for Swaddling Clothes, an on going mission of the Lutheran Churches in our Circuit.  It provides clothing, diapers and other young children's items for local families in need.  Current needs are;  Diaper Cream (Any brand), Baby Wash (any brand), 18 month, 2 T and 3 T Pants both Boys and Girls (any type of pants).  Unwrapped items can be placed under the tree or on the table in the Parish Hall. 

            If you would rather make a donation, please give your monetary donation Mary in the office.  There are some folks who would be glad to do the shopping for you. We Can Make a Difference!

Portals of Prayer – orders for subscriptions are being taken right now and due by Sunday, December 5, 2021.  Please fill out the order form laying on the table by the water fountain and turn it in to Mary.

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Poinsettias – All orders for Poinsettias must be received by December 5. You may request either a red or white poinsettia to Praise God or to Celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior or in memory of a loved one, to commemorate a special date or in honor of someone or thing.    Poinsettias will cost $12.00 this year. Forms are hanging up by the by the flower chart in the Parish Hall.  Please either place your request and $$ in the flower chart envelope or in mailbox 15 or give to Nancy Mihich or e-mail her at or call her at 219-836-9240. Thank You!

Sunday School – The lesson this week is “An Angel Announces.” Mary receives an angelic announcement telling her that, despite her virginity, she will give birth to the long-awaited Savior. The child in Elizabeth’s womb leaps within her when the mother of the promised Messiah approaches. Elizabeth rejoices in the reaction and welcomes Mary to stay with her for a time. Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat, resounds in the Church to this day. 

Fellowship Coffee Breakfast There is Fellowship Coffee Breakfast each week please join us at 8:30 am.  There is coffee in between service and Sunday School.  There is a sign-up sheet if you would like to sponsor a week or join in with your friends and sponsor a week. 

Purdue Northwest Pantry – Here is the most up-to-date list of items needed for the students at Purdue Northwest: Canned Fruit (Make sure it’s canned; plastic cups expire too fast), Canned Vegetables, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Canned Chicken, Flour, Sugar, Snacks, Granola Bars, Cookies, Nuts, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste.