† Bulletin Announcements †
April 12, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: John 20:19: “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.
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 we study “Jesus Reinstates Peter.” We are all like Peter in our words and actions, denying our Lord and weeping bitterly over what we have done. We are in need of the same comfort that Peter received—the comfort of sins forgiven and the assurance that even though we are faithless, Jesus will remain faithful. You might discuss, “How did Peter express his sorrow and repentance? What specific directions did Jesus give to Peter?”
TODAY is our 2nd Sunday door Offering for both Reverend Michael Kearney and Seminarian Chris Suggitt.
NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the MAY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The sign-up for the International House Dinner at Illinois State is now available on the table in the narthex. The date is Friday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. We need volunteers to make and bring food and if you can, come to the meal. Please sign-up for that as well. This is a congregational outreach. We pray you can be a part of this as we get to know young people from all over the world.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: The April 2015 edition of the Church Member Directory is available on the table in the narthex. Please pick up your copy today.
“WALK FOR LIFE”: Pastor and family will be walking again in the Pregnancy Resource Center’s “Walk For Life” on Saturday, April 25th at Christ Church in Normal. If you would like to sponsor them with a pledge or walk yourself please speak with Pastor. 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.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The April – June 2015 Portals of Prayer are available on the book rack located in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today.
YOU ARE INVITED: Members of Good Shepherd are invited to a farewell reception for Reverend Chris Nitzel and family TODAY at Trinity Lutheran School from 2-4:00 p.m. Reverend Nitzel is an Assistant Pastor at Trinity who has taken a call to Iowa.
TICKETS AVAILABLE: Good Shepherd has been blessed with free tickets to the collegiate baseball game between the Illinois State Redbirds and the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. The game is this coming Tuesday, April 14th at 4:30 p.m. at Duffy Bass Field. The free tickets are available for your pick-up in the church office next to the mailboxes. Enjoy!
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “It’s Not Over ‘til Jesus Says It’s Over” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Luke 24:36-49. Our risen Savior enables us to hold on when troubled times tempt us to bail out. 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 email@example.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.