† Bulletin Announcements †
July 5, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: 2 Corinthians 12:10: “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.” Paul found contentment in Christ. To be content means to accept what the Lord gives us at any given time as somehow being from the hand of the Father who wants to bless us. Sometimes it’s hard to see how things like hardships, calamities, and insults will turn out for a blessing: but that is why Paul found this contentment in Christ and not in his own wisdom.
PASTOR’S SCHEDULE: Pastor will be out of the office tomorrow, Monday, July 6th, as he and Lay Delegate Steve Parry attend the District Convention for our Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The Convention is at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. The congregation is invited to the opening worship service tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield.
NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 12th, will be our door Offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and family.
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION UPDATE: You have through NEXT SUNDAY, July 12th, to make your reservations for the 20th Church Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Saturday, July 18th. The menu includes chicken breast, lasagna, cheddar cheese potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, rolls and butter, cake and beverages. Entertainment will be the music group, The Schueler’s, from Christ Lutheran Church. While our program is being presented, the young children will be entertained with crafts in the Day Care area. Also, as you know, the Special Project for this 20th Anniversary is the repair and update of the organ. Today and next Sunday, July 12th, will be the final collection for this project. The container for your contribution will be in the narthex of the church. Collection update: As of June 29, 2015, we have collected $9,100.00. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Marvin Huth at (309) 829-6897.
FROM THE OFFICE: Please note that new Tracee Martin’s (new member) email was published incorrectly in the bulletin on Sunday, June 21st. Her correct email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATERIAL AVAILABLE: There is material available for Quilters or Sewers in the Quilting Room. Please take as much as you would like. Deb & Bill Huber
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.
CAN YOU HELP? The International House at Illinois State, where we serve a meal each year, is looking for host families for International Students when they first arrive this August. If you are interested please speak with Pastor Lueck who has the information. Also, Pastor or his family members can tell you about the experience if you have questions.
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: “In Him!” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Ephesians 1:3-14. In Christ, we find rescue, forgiveness, and new life. Outside of Christ, all is still broken, dying, or dead. 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.