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May 24, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Acts 2:1: “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost was the Old Testament harvest festival: a time of thanksgiving, bounty, and the giving of gifts. How appropriate that in the New Testament it takes on the meaning of harvest the ripe fields of the nations, bringing in the elect of every tribe and tongue to sing the Lord’s praise. Every farmer knows that it is God who gives the increase, that harvest calls for thanksgiving.
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 students study the account “Paul Sails for Rome.” As Christ was with Paul and His companions, so He is with me, holding me up, keeping me with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all my sins into the depths of the sea. Parents could ask, “Who and what did God use to keep Paul safe? How does God keep us safely with Himself?”
TODAY we have a large container in the narthex for you to leave your contribution for our special project which is the Organ Repair and Update. You may also bring your contribution next Sunday, May 31st. Thank you! The 20th Church Anniversary Committee
TODAY: 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 this afternoon from 3-6:00 p.m. at Union Park Clubhouse (GE Park), 1750 G.E. Road in Bloomington.
CAN YOU HELP: Following Laura’s surgery the Kessler family is in need of meals. If you can help, please call or e-mail Curt. His phone# is (309) 826-7171; and his email is: email@example.com. Thank you.
THE CHURCH FLOWER BED: I want to replace the yellow Iris in the flower bed with different colors. If you have any to share please contact Diane Benjamin at (309) 724-8520. 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.
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: “Enough Is Enough” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from 2 Peter 3:9-10. God shows grace to sinners but His patience has its limits. The speaker will be Reverend Ken Klaus. 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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