Bulletin Announcements – June 21, 2015

 Bulletin Announcements  †

June 21, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Mark 4:40:  He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”  Faith means trust.  If we trust the Lord, what do we have to be afraid of?  Isn’t it fear that holds us back in our stewardship?  Isn’t it fear that stops us from following the Lord’s Word to give generously toward His work in the Church?  Well…”Why are you so afraid?  Have you still no faith?”  The Lord has proved His trustworthiness by His cross.  You can trust Him.

TODAY:  Good Shepherd welcomes these new members to our congregation this morning in the 8:00 worship service:  Tracee Martin is transferring from Gloria Christi Lutheran Church in Greeley, Colorado.  Tracee is married to Tony and they have two grown children.  She works at State Farm.  She lives at 1049 N 2000 East Road in Heyworth.  Phone is (970) 301-2905 and email is: trace.martin.g6wh@statefarm.comGreg and Cindy Sheley and their children, Halle, Garett, and Summer are transferring from Christ Lutheran in Normal.  The children go to Tri-Valley schools and are involved in basketball, golf, volleyball, softball, bowling and track.  Greg is employed by State Farm as a business analyst and Cindy is a homemaker.  They make their home at 19210 Brentwood in Bloomington.  Their email is: sheley5@frontier.com and their phone is (309) 378-4300.  One interesting fact: Good Shepherd member Vicki Miller was Greg’s VBS teacher at Zion Lutheran in Lincoln and they grew up together at that congregation.  We are blessed to have these new brothers and sisters and please take a moment to welcome them.

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 students look into “The Case of the Scarlet Cord: Rahab Believes.” No matter what sins we may have committed, God delivers us, through repentance and faith, from destruction and eternal death. Consider discussing, “How did God rescue the spies?  How has He rescued us?”

TODAY 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 mgkluender@hotmail.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.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The July – September 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.

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: laurabusse@trinluth.org or Cindy Guetschow at (309)829-7513 for more information or to submit a cover letter and resume.

FARM FRESH SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PEACHES:  The Trinity Lutheran Youth of Roanoke, IL are taking orders for the peaches.  The cost is $30.00 for a half bushel; $60.00 for a bushel.  You need to place and pay for your order by Saturday, July 25th.  Make check payable to LYF and mail to Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 W Lincoln St., PO Box 268, Roanoke IL 61561.  Please call (309) 923-7646 or (309) 923-5251 to place your order.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “You Aren’t Perfect” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Matthew 5:43-48.  We aren’t perfect and we can’t change, but we can receive the benefits of Christ’s perfection and sacrifice.  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 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.

Happy Father’s Day!

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