† Bulletin Announcements †
February 22, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Mark 1:13: “And He was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of His temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck, will be studying during Lent: “Singing With The Exiles”, based on the Book of Isaiah. This Bible Study corresponds with the Wednesday evening Lenten messages. The class is at 9:15 a.m. in the church basement.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL: The story, “Jesus Heals Jairus’s Daughter”, serves as the focus of Sunday School today. Just as Jesus by Word and touch raised the dead girl to life, so by His Word and Sacraments, He kills and buries death and raises us to eternal life. Questions for discussion include, “How did Jesus heal this little girl? How does Jesus heal us from the sickness of sin?”
TODAY: There is a Special Voter’s Meeting following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service today. 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: email@example.com or you can give the names to Pastor.
MIDWEEK LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICE: Lenten Worship continues this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. This week’s message: “He Only Has Eyes For You”. The Board of Elders and the Church Council will serve a soup/sandwich meal at 5:30 p.m. The free-will Offering will be split between Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.
ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS TO BEGIN: Pastor will be conducting another Adult Instruction Class. It will begin on Thursday, March 5th, at 7:00 p.m. It will last for ten weeks. This class is for those wanting to learn more about the teachings of the Lutheran Church, both member and non-member. Those wanting to join Good Shepherd at the conclusion of the class are welcomed and encouraged. Please invite those you might know. If you have someone you would like Pastor to invite, please let him know.
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.
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 this coming 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: “The True Author of Your Life Story” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from 2 Corinthians 7:10. When Christ’s story becomes yours by faith, life changes. 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.
THE CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: 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.
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.