† Bulletin Announcements †
August 30, 2015
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Deuteronomy 4:6: “Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’” There is no wiser, more fulfilling life than a life lived according to the Word of God. We should be encouraged by this when the world tempts us to think that the Word of God is harmful to us. Our Father loves us; so all His Word is meant to bless us.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck and meeting in the church basement at 9:15 a.m. is studying “Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today”.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL: This final week of “I Spy Salvation’s Story”, students investigate “The Case of the Wind and Fire: God Sends the Holy Spirit.” God sends His Spirit to establish, unite, sustain, and expand His Church. Parents could ask, “How did the Holy Spirit change the disciples on Pentecost? How does the Holy Spirit help the Church today?”
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS: The LWML is still accepting donations for the LWML’s Project: Lutheran World Relief School Kits. We need your help on filling the book bags. We now have enough pens, sharpeners, scissors, pencils and erasers. We still need: 47 rulers; 17 boxes crayons and 261 notebooks. If you have any questions please feel free to call Joann Hart at (309) 310-9205. Thank you for your help!
GOOD SHEPHERD’S BLOOD DRIVE is on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 2-6:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be available in the narthex but if you would prefer signing up online please go to: redcrossblood.org. Enter in our zip code, 61704, find our Blood Drive and let the blood flow. Pastor Lueck will once again kick off our Drive by reaching out his right arm and turning his head. Please join us in fun and church fellowship as we help those in need with this gift of life.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Attention all crocheters and knitters! A new Prayer Shawl Ministry is being formed by Ann Hammond and Laura Kessler so that we may reach out to the needs of others who wish to know or better know Jesus as their Savior! “Threads of Grace” will begin this fall and an initial meeting will be arranged at Laura’s home (due to her mobility issues, she asks that we hold any meetings at her home, but tasty treats will be served!) Don’t know how to crochet or knit and wish to learn? Lessons will be offered! As well, donations of knitting and crochet yarn will be very welcome. Please watch the bulletin for further details. If you have any questions please feel free to call Laura at (309) 310-5607 or email her at email@example.com. Thank you!
FROM THE OFFICE: If your son or daughter is going away for college or they no longer live at home, please fill out an Information Sheet located on the table in the narthex. As their church home, we like to stay in contact during these important years by sending them Pastor’s Sermon and the monthly Church Newsletter. Please return the form to Sandy in the church office when completed. We lift our young people up in prayer as their spiritual journey continues.
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.
THE CAMP CILCA GOLF OUTING is Friday, September 25th, at The Rail in Springfield, with shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The cost of $55.00 includes golf, cart, food, and prizes. If you are interested in playing please speak with Pastor Lueck by next Sunday, September 6th.
LUTHERAN COUPLES: Do you want to recapture that spiritual, emotional and physical intimacy you enjoyed early in your marriage? If so, a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you that opportunity. The next one is October 2-4 in Peoria IL. Apply now at: GodLovesMarriage.org or contact Norm and Deb Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “God’s Grand Opening” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Mark 7:31-37. God opens hearts to new life and new opportunities, through faith in Christ. 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 :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.