Bulletin Announcements – May 17, 2015

 Bulletin Announcements

May 17, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  1 John 5:12:  “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  Jesus is the foundation, the bedrock, the beginning and the end.  To have Him is to have it all. In Him we have life.  And we are called to live in Him, to live this new life He has given us, to grow up into His image.  This is a struggle in this sinful world!  But His grace is sufficient as He refreshes us through Word and Sacrament

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:  The account of “Paul and Silas in Prison” serves as the focus of Sunday School today.  Just as God freed Paul and Silas from prison, granting them life out of death, so Christ by His crucifixion and resurrection frees me from the prison of my sins and grants me life eternal. Questions for discussion include “How is this event more than just a story about Paul’s escape from prison?” and “How has God rescued us from the prison of sin?”

TODAY:  We welcome by Adult Confirmation this morning Jordan Doddek.  Jordan is graduating from Bradley University with a Civil Engineering Degree and is employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Peoria.  Jordan enjoys basketball and computers.  His cell# is (309) 660-5735 and his email is jtdoddek@gmail.com.  Jordan’s fiancée is Good Shepherd member Heidi Bliese and they will be married here on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  Please welcome him to our church family.

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

NEXT SUNDAY:  Holy Communion will be celebrated in both worship services the next two Sundays.  May 24th (Pentecost) and May 31st (Fifth Sunday).

CAN YOU HELP:  Following Laura’s surgery this past week, the Kessler family is in need of meals. If you can help, please call or e-mail Curt at 309-287-0109; 71fenderbassman@comcast.net.  Thank you.

FROM THE OFFICE:  Sandy will be out of the Office this coming Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd.  Any announcements you would like to be published in the bulletin for Sunday, May 24th, must be to her by tomorrow, May 18th, as she will be running the bulletin for the 24th, on Monday, May 18th.  Thank you!

REPAIR OF ORGAN FUND AND UPDATE:  As you know our Project for the 20th Church Anniversary is to repair and update the organ.  The second special collection (2 of 3) for this will be next Sunday, May 24th and Sunday, May 31st.  The collection container for your contributions will be in the church narthex.  The final collection will be Sunday, July 5th and Sunday, July 12th.  Collection Update:  Thus far we have collected one-third of our goal.

YOU ARE INVITED:  Thankful for the Lord’s blessings and the part you have played in Karson’s life (especially his spiritual life), Pastor and Toni Lueck in conjunction with the presenter of his High School Diploma, Normal West High School, invite you to a Graduation Party next Sunday, May 24th, from 3-6:00 p.m. at Union Park Clubhouse (GE Park), 1750 G.E. Road in Bloomington.  You are also invited to the Graduation Ceremony which is this coming Saturday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

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.

JOB OPENING:  Shining lights Preschool at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey Rd., Normal, IL has an opening for the Director position.  Qualifications for the director include: (1: An associate’s degree in early childhood education with experience and licenser or certification in Early Childhood Education and Director-qualified according to the Department of Children and Family Services.  (2: Leadership experience in administration and staff guiding.  (3: Significant experience in preschool/elementary age ministry.  (4: Be able to show/share God’s love in the preschool environment.  If you are interested and would like an application, please see Rosemary in the church office or call (309) 452-5609, ext. 2. Please return your application by Friday May 29, 2015.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Power Connection” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from John 15:26-27; 16:14-15.  Pentecost is a day to celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit as Counselor and Comforter, sent by Jesus to bless you!  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.

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