Bulletin Announcements – February 1 2015

† Bulletin Announcements †

February 1, 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:   The lesson for today focuses on the story of “Jesus and the Little Children.”  In our sin, we are like small children: helpless, dependent, and needy.  So Jesus came to bestow His love and eternal gifts upon us.  Parents could discuss, “How did Jesus show His compassion on these little children?  How does Jesus shower His compassion on us?”

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Mark 1:22:  “And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.”  Authority is a word we are sometimes afraid of and don’t like to hear.  But that’s just our sinful flesh talking.  Jesus’ authority is something we need. We need Him to show us what to believe and how to live – for Jesus’ authority is always connected to His love.

“WHOM SHALL I SEND?”  Please take this opportunity and stop by the LHM display in the narthex TODAY.  LHM is active in many areas both domestically and internationally through radio (The Lutheran Hour), Bible Correspondence Courses, Evangelism Training, Daily Devotions, Men’s Network, and printed material.  Pick up any and all the material displayed.  Check the Project Connect Brochure list in your worship folder and choose topics that you or someone may be able to use.  “HERE AM I, SEND ME!”

NEXT SUNDAY, February 8th, will be our monthly door offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.

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.

ATTENTION; ORGAN REPAIR UPDATE:  The church has received a new estimate for this special project since the beginning of our planning for our 20th Church Anniversary of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  The new estimate is $13,325.00  Any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Anne Kirchner at (309) 661-6522.

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

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 Gospel’s Power For Gracious Living!” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from 1 Corinthians 9:18-23.  Christ empowers His followers to live lives that encourage, affirm, and serve others.  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.

PRAYER CHAIN:  If you have a prayer request please submit them by email to Mary Anne Kirchner at makirchner@yahoo.com 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.