Bulletin Announcements – January 11, 2015

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January 11, 2015

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THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Mark 1:7:  And John preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.”  John is right: Jesus is immensely greater than any of us, yet behold how He came to serve!  That is the upside down, outlandish grace of God: the innocent Jesus takes our sinner’s place.  This is the greatest act of giving the world has ever known or will know: the Father gives His Son to die in the place of sinners.

TODAY is our 2nd Sunday door offering for Seminarian Chris Suggitt and Reverend Michael Kearney.

OFFERING ENVELOPES:  If you have not done so, please pick up your 2015 Offering Envelopes located on the table in the narthex.  Thank you.

QUILT SEWING:  Due to the weather Quilt Sewing was cancelled this past Thursday.  We will meet this coming Thursday, January 15th from 1-4:00 p.m.

ANNUAL TRIP TO FORT WAYNE, IN:  John & Paula Hardy will be making their annual trip to Fort Wayne, IN.  Please bring to the church any slightly used adult and/or children’s clothing and any household items such as small appliances, kitchen items, etc. and place in the box located in the narthex.  We will be loading the items on Friday, January 30th and will be leaving for Fort Wayne on Saturday, January 31st.  Please see or call (309) 310-7917 John or Paula if you have any questions.  Thank you.

THANK YOU:  The Kessler family would like to THANK EVERYONE who has come forward to bring us meals, prayers, visits, special gifts, and all the blessings that come with this.  We are all overwhelmed by the love shown to us by everyone in our church family.  The Sunday School ornament hangs right where Laura can see it and she cherishes the cards and other good wishes.  Laura remains under ‘house arrest’ as her white blood cell counts are very low, however, visitors are welcome!  In another week, she will begin the next and perhaps hardest chemo challenge which will last for 12 weeks before her surgery can be scheduled. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she continues to fight back against cancer. God’s blessings to all of you.  Laura, Curt, Bud and Isa Kessler, Bud Barnett

THANK YOU for all the cards, thoughts and prayers throughout Dave’s illness and his passing.  Your acts of kindness were so comforting and we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.  God’s blessing to all of you.  The David Orr Family

FROM THE OFFICE:  We have free tickets in the church office for the ISU Redbirds Women’s Basketball Game for next Sunday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. against Indiana State.  Please help yourself.

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 LUTHERAN HOUR:  “The Antidote” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from John 1:43-51.  Jesus is the antidote for our cynicism and doubt.  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.