Bulletin Announcements November 2, 2014

TODAY:  We welcome to our Good Shepherd family this Lord’s Day Ann Hammond.  Ann is joining the congregation through Adult Confirmation.  She works at State Farm as a Staff Support Assistant.  She has two adult children and a cat that lives at home.  She enjoys music, gardening, and cooking.  Ann’s address is 1454 E College Ave., #8 in Normal.  Ann’s email address is: organistparexcellance@hotmail.com.  Please take a moment to welcome her.

NEXT SUNDAY, November 9th, will be our 2nd Sunday door offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.  We received a letter from Chris and his family and it is posted on the bulletin board outside the church office.

FOOD COLLECTION:  Our Food Collection for Home Sweet Home Mission will continue through Saturday, November 15th.  On that day we will deliver the food and serve a meal at the Mission.  If you would like to be a part of this outreach please speak with Pastor or Angelina Isaac.

ANNUAL VOTER’S MEETING:  Good Shepherd’s Annual Voter’s Meeting is in two weeks, Sunday, November 16th, following the 10:30 Worship Service.  We will have a potluck meal.  The church is providing the meat and drink.  Please bring a side dish or dessert.  The 2015 Budget proposal and the list of candidates for church offices are located in the narthex.

 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.

 CAN YOU HELP:  Greetings to all of you, my dear Church family.  I wish to thank each and every one of you for ALL you have done for my family and me: meals, prayers, other help.  I am overwhelmed by the love shown to me by so many people.  This has been the hardest challenge so far for us and we pray that our Lord will heal and restore me to my family.  Stage IV and secondary cancer is no joke and when I have to sleep, I am left with no choice – go in and lie down or fall down!  Which leads me to my point.  I have had to learn to ask for some help.  So here is my humble request: would any of you have some easy slow cooker recipes you would be willing to share with me?  I am collecting some recipes but would sure love to have some of yours. If anyone has slow cooked a roast or a ham or chicken in one, please let me know how for how long you’ve cooked it.  Please email any recipes or instructions to me at: dogdiva2@comcast.net.  Thank you again for everything! Love in Christ, Laura Kessler.

THE CHURCH OFFICE has free tickets for the ISU Women’s Volleyball “Pack the Arena” match against Bradley this coming Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “God Is Not Against You” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.  Christ’s work on the cross shows that God is really on your side and wants what is eternally best for us.  The speaker will be Reverend Gregory Seltz.  Hear this Sunday’s message on the Lutheran Hour on WGN (720) at 6:00 a.m.; WJWR (104.7 FM) and WJWR (90.3 FM) both on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Also, if you can receive Lincoln, IL radio station WLLM (1370 AM) the program is broadcast two times on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Tune in!  You can also listen to The Lutheran Hour on your personal computer at RealAudio, www.lhm.org.