Bulletin Announcements – March 15, 2015

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March 15, 2015

TODAY:  We are blessed to have with us today Seminarian Chris Suggitt and his family.  Chris is in his fourth and final year of schooling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  We have supported Chris both this year and in his 2nd year of school.  Last year he served his vicarage in Palo Alto, California.  Chris will receive his call into the Holy Ministry in April.  Our door offering after both services will be for Chris and his family.  At our 9:15 a.m. Bible Class in the basement, Chris will discuss his time at the seminary, vicarage, upcoming call and we will have time for questions as well.

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Ephesians 2:10:  “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  Even the good we do in this world is a gift from God, prepared beforehand for us to do. And this too is a gift!  For isn’t doing good also good for the one who does it?  So from first to last, from the Lord’s free salvation given to us to the good works He’s prepared for us to walk in, it is all a gift of God’s grace.

TODAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the APRIL 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.

COLLECTION FOR ORGAN REPAIR:  Today we have a large container in the narthex for you to leave off your contribution for our special project which is the Organ Repair and Update.  You may also bring your contribution next Sunday, March 22nd.

OUR MIDWEEK LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICE will be on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  The Sermon that night is: “Get Out”; continuing with our theme from the Book of Isaiah.  We would like to encourage members to sign-up to bring food for the meal at 5:30 p.m.  We especially want to open it up to members who do not serve on a Board and have not served yet.  The Offering at the meal will go to support the important work of “Lutherans For Life”.

EASTER LILIES:  If you would like to purchase an Easter Lily for the alter on Easter Sunday there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The cost of the Lilies is $9.00 each.  You may pick them up after the late service on Easter.  Please contact Jackie Kwasny if you have any questions at (309) 662-4995.

PASTOR’S ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS:  Because of scheduling conflicts, the Adult Instruction Class will not begin until Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m.

FROM THE OFFICE:  It is once again time to update the Church Directory.  Pleaes check your entry on the sheets located on the table in the narthex.  Provide any new information by noting it directly on these sheets.  There are two listings: (1) Church Directory; (2) Phone Book Listing of Individual Members.  The Phone Book Listing contains your cell phone, home phone, work phone, household e-mail and personal e-mail.  If any of these are missing and you want them to be included in the directory, please provide that information; if any are listed and you would prefer not, please note that also.  Please contact Janet in the church office with any questions.  Thank you.

THANK YOU to our Thrivent members who directed their “Choice dollars” to us in 2014, which totaled $4,010.00.  This is very much appreciated to help with our expenditures.

YOU ARE INVITED:  In celebration and thanksgiving to God, you are invited to attend the Installation Service for Reverend Jeremy Latzke next Sunday, March 22nd, at 3:00 pm at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 800 S. Division St.,  Chenoa, IL 61726.  A reception will follow the service.

“JOURNEY TO THE CROSS”:  You are invited to join us for a sensory learning event that covers the last days of Jesus’ life on earth.  Meet the witnesses from the Bible; taste, touch, feel, and be a part of the Passion story.  Take a walking Journey with your Passport in hand and be transported back to the time of Christ.  The Journey takes place at Zion Lutheran Church, 117 N Walnut in Wenona, IL on Saturday March 28, 2015 from 1-5:00 p.m.  Please schedule your Journey by calling the church at (815) 853-4479.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “No Regrets? Follow Jesus!” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Matthew 16:21-26.  In the end, sinners will not regret having followed Jesus.  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.

OFFICE:  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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