September 14, 2014 Bulletin Announcements

Adult Instruction Class continues tomorrow, Monday, September 15th 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.

Today is our monthly door offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.

The Ladies Morning Bible Study will meet this Tuesday, September 16th at 9:30 am at the church.  If you have any questions please see or contact Angelina Isaac.

Next Sunday is the deadline for items to be submitted for the October Newsletter.  Mandy Kluender is our Editor for the church newsletter and any announcements you want to be published in the Newsletter should be submitted to her at

Quilting  We will be pinning and sewing quilt hems this coming Saturday, September 20th from 9am – 12pm for Lutheran World Relief.  If you have a portable machine to bring and would like to sew hems or pin hems, we would appreciate your help.  Any questions, call Luanne Huth.

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

Fellowship Hosts  The sign-up for help with coffee/doughnuts is posted on the wall by the north stairwell.  We need an individual/family to sign up each week to pick up the donuts and make the coffee.  If no one is signed up by Friday of each week, the order will be cancelled.  We thank everybody who continues to help with this part of our church fellowship.

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  The Gospel Comes to Law and Order People is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Acts 28:11-16,28-31.  God used the Roman Legal system to bring the Apostle Paul and the Gospel message to Rome.  (Footsteps of St. Paul; Part2.)   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,