Bulletin Announcements – July 12, 2015

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July 12, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Amos 7:8:  “And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.”  Then the Lord said, “Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them.”  One of the sins for which the Lord condemned the people through Amos was a disregard for the call of kindness, charity, and generosity toward the weak and lowly.  We can see here how seriously the Lord sees this!  And that’s no surprise when we consider how God’s activity toward us is built on kindness, charity, and generosity.  To act otherwise is to act against the Lord’s own nature.

TODAY in our 10:30 worship service the Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be showered upon Keyyon Lee Pleasant.  Keyyon is the infant son of Kevin Pleasant and Maria Kirchner.  His sponsors are Good Shepherd members Paul & Ruth Gerike and Johanna Kirchner.

TODAY, JULY 12th, is our door Offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and family.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS:  Just to remind you that today is the last day to make your reservations for the Saturday evening Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on July18th, and also to contribute to the repair and update of the Organ Fund Project for the 20th Church Anniversary of Good Shepherd.

ATTENTION:  There will be cupcakes and prayer shawls available for a donation at the Celebration Dinner on Saturday, July 18th for the Organ Fund.  These items will be donated by Laura Kessler.

NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the AUGUST 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.

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: tracee.martin.g6wh@statefarm.com.

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 Christ, Welcome Home” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Ephesians 2:13-21.  Someone from the inside has to come outside and welcome us home.  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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