June 14, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Mark 4:34: “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.” How blessed we are to be His disciples! The Lord has indeed explained everything to us. He has told us all things plainly. Why then are we ever so foolish as to disobey His clear Word? Our fight against sin in the power of the Holy Spirit is truly a struggle. Therefore let us receive the Lord’s help in His Word and Sacraments – and let us fight the good fight of faith and grow up into His image.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck and meeting in the church basement at 9:15 a.m. is studying a DVD-based topic, “The Great Deceiver”. The focus is on the work of Satan from the Bible and how Christ has overcome him through His death and resurrection.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Case of the Floating Basket: Birth of Moses” is today’s Sunday School investigation. God sent Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery, in the same way God sent His Son, Jesus, to deliver us from slavery to sin. Discuss: “How does Jesus deliver us from slavery to sin? How can we respond to this gift?”
TODAY we are having a door Offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and family as they pay down student debt from Michael’s years at the Seminary. We will do this also in July and August. Beginning in September we will be assigned another Seminary student to support.
NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the JULY 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 email@example.com or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
TUTION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE: Please contact a member of the Board of Christian Education or the church office for more information. Forms are available in the office.
FROM THE CHURCH OFFICE: The 20th Church Anniversary Committee has sent out invitations to former members who have moved away. We were able to find many of them but there are a few we could not find addresses for. They are: Barb Parry, Russ & LeAnne Perry and Family, Lloyd and Donna Smith. If you know their current address or can contact them through social media, please pass on their information to the church office. 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.
TEACHING ASSOCIATE NEEDED: Trinity Lutheran School is in need of an Afternoon Teaching Associate in our All Day 4 year old program. The hours are Noon until 3:30 p.m. on regular school days. Please contact Laura Busse at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Guetschow at (309)829-7513 for more information or to submit a cover letter and resume.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “God’s Ballast of Blessing” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Mark 4:35-41. When the waves begin to rock your boat, is Christ in the boat with 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 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.
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