† Bulletin Announcements†
April 26, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: John 10:14: “I am the good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me.” What does it mean to know the Lord? It starts with being known by the Lord: He claims us as His own and calls us by name. Then, once we are His, we learn to know Him…and in knowing Him we learn to imitate Him. And that is how the Christian life of good works and generosity grows from the Lord’s grace
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 students learn the story of “Paul’s First Missionary Journey.” Just as God sent Paul and Barnabas to spread the Gospel, so today He sends pastors to preach the Gospel, baptize, and feed Jesus’ body and blood to His children, against whom the gates of hell cannot prevail. Consider discussing, “Who gave Paul directions on where to travel? What was Paul’s message?”
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.
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.
GOOD SHEPHERD’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Have you noticed the banner in the narthex for Good Shepherd’s 20th Anniversary: (Great Is Thy Faithfulness)? A great big Thank you goes out to Joyce Schneider and Paula Hardy for making the banner. We also want to report we have collected a little over $3,800.00 since we had our first collection in March. Our next dates for collection for the Organ Repair are: Sunday, May 24th and Sunday, May 31st. Thank you to all for your participation. The 20th Church Anniversary Committee
THE LUTHERANS FOR LIFE OF ILLINOIS 2015 STATE CONFERENCE will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL this coming Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Conference theme is “Because Life Matters” taken from Job 33:4. Our keynote speaker will be Reverend Dr. Jim Lamb, Executive Director of Lutherans For Life. Other speakers include Sara Hintz and Lori Trinche. No pre-registration or fee required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and rolls. Please bring donations of diapers, diaper wipes, and newborn baby items which will be given to the Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center of Lincoln, IL. A continental breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunch will be prepared and served by the Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid (a free-will Offering would be appreciated). The Conference Offering will be going to “Owen’s Mission” (a Special Project providing a set of “Touch of Life” fetal models to Lutheran schools). Please e-mail: email@example.com with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and be educated on life issues and enjoy fellowship with other life-affirming folks.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “You Can Live a Meaningful Life” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from John 15:1-8. A life that is meaningful is one that is connected to 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 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.
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