News & Notes

Sunday School Preview
Having been raised in the tabernacle from the time he was a young child, Samuel continues to serve Eli the priest. One night, Samuel runs to Eli, thinking Eli is calling his name. Eli sends Samuel back to bed, assuring him he had not called. As the pattern repeats, Eli tells Samuel to lie down once again but then next time responds, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears” (1 Samuel 3:9). When the Lord calls once again, He gives Samuel a vision of how Samuel will succeed Eli, rather than Eli’s “worthless” sons. On Sunday, we will read 1 Samuel 3 and The Fourth Commandment and discuss how God used the prophet Samuel to do His work.

LWML Bazaar
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Annual Christmas Bazaar featuring baked goods and handcrafted items will be on Saturday, November 23rd from 10-4 PM at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N Forest Drive, Kenai.  All proceeds will benefit local, national or international mission projects.  Items featured include cinnamon rolls, pies, aprons, and many other handcrafted items. For more information please call 283-4153. 

Youth Group
Sunday, December 1st, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, the youth group will be meeting at Star of the North for some dinner, Scriptural study, games, and fellowship.

Advent Services
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st. There will be two mid-week Advent services each Wednesday (12/4, 12/11, 12/18) during the season. Matins will be held at 12:00 pm and Evening Prayer will be at 7:00 pm. Come to either or both as we reflect on the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christmas Services
We are observing the feast of the Nativity of our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 7:00 pm, with a service of lessons and carols. Our observation of the feast will continue with Divine Service with the Lord’s Supper on Christmas day at 11:00 am. Join us as we celebrate the Incarnation of the Son of God in human flesh.

39th Annual Lutheran Women’s Advent Brunch
The Lutheran Women’s Advent Brunch will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 9:00 am. The Ladies will meet at Egan Center (555 W. Fifth Avenue in Anchorage). They will be collecting diapers and wipes for Lutheran Social Services of Alaska. Tickets are $24 and go on sale on October 20th. Contact Adrienne King (907-248-1177 or 907-227-4174) to purchase or ask any questions.

Sunday School Teachers Wanted
The Sunday School Committee is looking for volunteers to teach Sunday School. There will be three classes: Early Childhood (preschool to first grade), Elementary (first to sixth grade), and Youth (sixth to twelfth grade). If you might be interested, would like to look over the curriculum, or have questions about how you might be able to help, please talk to Pastor Atkinson.

Ladies Bible Study
Please join us at 10:00 am on Wednesdays as we study the written Word of God together. We are studying the book of Daniel.

Evening Bible Study
There will be another opportunity to join together and study God’s Word on Monday nights. We are studying the book of Daniel. Please join us at 7:00 pm as we delve into the Word of God.

Confirmation Classes
We have two individuals who will be learning about what we believe, teach, and confess as the Christian Church. If there is anyone else who would like to join the class or just learn more about what we believe, please let Pastor Atkinson know.