Bulletin Announcements – February 15, 2015

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February 15, 2015

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS each week is led by Pastor Lueck and is studying “Luther’s Small Catechism”.  The class meets in the basement at 9:15 a.m.

TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL:  On this Transfiguration Sunday, the Sunday School students will study the story of “The Transfiguration.”  In the Transfiguration, we see Jesus as the pure and holy Son of God, whose perfect righteousness is given to us through God’s Word and Sacraments.  Parents could ask, “What did Jesus reveal to His disciples about Himself in the Transfiguration?  What does God’s Word reveal to us about Jesus?”

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Mark 9:6:  “For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.”  Soon enough, the disciples’ terror turned into joy for when Jesus is with us, there is no need to fear.  He loves us and cares for us and will never abandon us.  That assurance is the basis of all generosity – for only those who are set free from worry can learn the joy of giving.

TODAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the MARCH 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 mgkluender@hotmail.com or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.

LENT BEGINS:  The beginning of Lent is upon us.  Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion is February 18th at 7:00 p.m.  There is no meal this week.  The meals begin on February 25th and continue each Wednesday through March.  Boards of the congregation will serve the first three meals.  The last two (March 18th and March 25th) are for congregation members not on these Boards to sign-up and serve.  Check the display in the narthex for further information.

NEXT SUNDAY: There will be a Special Voter’s Meeting next Sunday, February 22nd, following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.  The purpose of the meeting is to select a candidate for the District Presidency and any candidates for Synodical Office?  The meeting should not last very long, and if anyone has any names for either the District President or a Synodical Office, they should send them to Steve Parry prior to the meeting at: separry51@mac.com or you can give the names to Pastor.

THANK YOU to those members who have contributed to the Energy Needs of the congregation these last few months.  We have been very blessed and it helped with last year’s Budget and the beginning of this year as well.

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.  The new estimate is $13,325.00.  We are collecting these funds until July, 2015.  Any questions please feel free to see or call Marvin Huth (309) 829-6897.

COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR ORGAN REPAIR AND UPDATE:  The committee for the 20th Church Anniversary has set up a schedule for the collection of contributions.  We will be placing the container in the narthex in both services starting Sunday, March 15th and March 22nd.  But if you would like to contribute earlier, please feel free to give it to Herb Renken or Steve Davis.  If you have any questions, please contact Herb Renken at (309) 454-2986.

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.

YOU ARE INVITED to the Concordia University Chicago Kapelle Spring Tour Concert on Friday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2645 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL.  Dr. Charles P. Brown directs the 32-voice choir in a concert including works by Persichetti, Thompson, Hogan, and Manz.  Free will Offering; cookie reception following the concert.  Any questions please call the church at (217) 465-4531.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Reality, and Grace-filled Restoration” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Luke 15.  Through Christ’s forgiveness, regrets give way to restoration. 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.

The Office Hours for Janet and Sandy are as follows:  Janet:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and others times by request/appointment.  Sandy’s hours are Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Also, if you stop by the church please let the office know that you are in the building.

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