September 7, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

Adult Instruction Class will begin tomorrow, Monday, September 8th.  The class, which runs for ten weeks, begins at 7pm and lasts about an hour.  The class is designed for non-members who would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church and its teachings.  It is also a good refresher course for members.  If you know of someone you would like Pastor to invite please call or email him at:

Church Work Day  The Trustees are organizing a Church Work Day this coming Saturday, September 13th from 8am to noon.  The focus will be on outside work but there are several inside tasks that need to be completed.  Please notify Ron Kwasny at 309-530-6257 or if you will be able to help. Thank you.

Next Sunday, September 14th, is our monthly door offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Family Movie Night is Friday, September 19th starting at 6pm.  The movie is “The Great Escape“.  Come join us in the fun and fellowship.

Blood Drive  Our 2nd annual blood drive will be on Monday, September 29th from 2-6pm.  You may sign-up on the sheet in the narthex or at and follow the “donate blood” box.  Sign-ups are also available for baked goods, helping at the reception desk or in the canteen (where food and drink are served after giving the gift of life).  If you have never given and need a reassuring word, please speak with Pastor Lueck, a long-time blood donor.

Dave Orr Website  Our family has created a page about Dave’s health issues and what is still needed for him on a website entitled  Once the website is accessed just enter Dave Orr to access his page.  We truly are blessed with the outpouring of prayers and concern the members of Good Shepherd have shown us.  Many thanks and God Bless!  Dave and Pat Orr

From the Trustees  The fence from the playground area is going to be taken down.  If you are interested in the fence, please speak with or call Andy Benjamin (309)724-8520 or Ron Kwasny (309)662-4995.

The Pregnancy Resource Center’s Annual Life Banquet is Thursday, September 18th from 7-9pm at the Double Tree Hotel.  Advance reservations can be made until Monday, September 15th at or by calling (309)454-5433.  There is no cost to attend.  This year’s speaker is former Presidential candidate and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

LWML Lutheran World Relief  The LWML ladies will be working on Health Kits again this year.  We would like to solicit your help in purchasing items for the Health Kits which will be sent to Lutheran World Relief.  The stores will soon have these items marked down for the college students that will be returning.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get great specials.  A list of items needed is on the table in the narthex.  If  you have questions, please feel free to call Joann Hart.  Thank you.

Marriage Seminar  Christ Lutheran Church is Normal is hosting a Marriage Seminar on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Details on the Seminar and information on how to register is posted on the bulletin board outside the church office.

The Lutheran Hour  That’s Just Who God Is is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Acts 2:1-39.  The journeys of St. Paul teach us how God’s message of grace has been translated so that all might believe.  (Footsteps of St. Paul; Part1.)   The speaker will be Reverend Gregory Seltz.  Hear this Sunday’s message on the Lutheran Hour on WGN (720 AM) at 6am; WJWR (104.7 FM) and WJWR (90.3 FM) both on Sunday at 3pm.  Also, if you can receive Lincoln, IL radio station WLLM (1370 AM) the program is broadcast two times on Sunday at 7am and 7pm.  Tune in!  You can listen to the Lutheran Hour on your personal computer at RealAudio,