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January 25, 2015
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck, is studying “Luther’s Small Catechism”. The class meets in the basement at 9:15 a.m.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL students will learn the story “Jesus Calls Matthew.” We sinners rejoice, for we, too, have been called from our own pigsty of sin to dine with Jesus around His table, and to be a friend of the friend of sinners. Consider discussing, “How did Jesus call Matthew to be one of His followers? How and why does Jesus call us to follow Him?”
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Mark 1:14-15: Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the Gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” To repent means to turn away from sins and our former way of thinking and turn toward belief in God and His Gospel of grace and mercy. The whole Christian life is one of repentance and faith – where is God calling you to repent today? How is He calling you to deeper faith?
“HERE AM I, SEND ME!” Next Sunday we celebrate Lutheran Hour Ministries Sunday. Come see what it is all about.
20th CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CONTAINERS: If you have not yet picked up your 20th Church Anniversary Container, please do so following the worship services today. They are located in the narthex. As you know, the money is going for updates and repairs of the church organ. We are collecting these funds until July, 2015. Any questions please feel free to see or call Marvin Huth (309) 829-6897.
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.
OFFERING ENVELOPES: If you have not done so, please pick up your 2015 Offering Envelopes located on the table in the narthex. 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! She has begun perhaps her 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
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: “Boring? Not Likely!” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Mark 1:21-28. Jesus’ enemies considered Him too dangerous to let live, but we have wrapped the Savior in a cloak of dullness. The speaker will be Reverend Ken Klaus. 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.
PRAYER CHAIN: If you have a prayer request please submit them by email to Mary Anne Kirchner at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may phone a Prayer Request to Mary Anne; her home # is (309) 661-6522; her cell phone# is (309) 532-2582. The Prayer Request box is on the table in the narthex for any written requests.