Bulletin Announcements – August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015 

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Ephesians 4:1: “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called.” The callings we have from the Lord are our “vocations.” Here Paul talks about our vocation as Christian. We are called to be His people and to reflect His love, generosity, and peace within the Church.

TODAY: We thank and ask the Lord’s blessings be upon Reverend William Jensen, pastor of Wittenberg Lutheran Center on the campus of Illinois State University, for conducting worship and Bible Class for the flock at Good Shepherd this Sabbath.

PASTOR’S SCHEDUE: Pastor, Toni, Karson and Holden will return from their vacation this coming Wednesday, August 5th. Pastor will return to the office on Thursday, August 6th. In pastor’s absence should you need pastoral care please contact your Elder. If unsure of your Elder, please check the Elder Board in the narthex. Thank you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Good Shepherd’s Annual Church Picnic to be held on Sunday, August 23rd at 12:00 p.m. at Tipton Trails Park in Bloomington. Watch for more details to follow.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS: It’s that time again for the LWML’s Project: Lutheran World Relief School Kits. We need your help on filling the book bags. Each bag needs the following: (4) 70 sheet Notebooks; (1) Ruler; (1) Pencil Sharpener; (1) Scissors; (5) #2 pencils; (5) Black or Blue Ballpoint pens; (1) box of 16 or 24 Crayons and (1) 2½” eraser. Any questions please feel free to call Joann Hart at (309) 310-9205. Thank you for your help!

“PRAISE GOD FROM WHO ALL BLESSINGS FLOW”: The Organ Repair and Update Fund for Good Shepherd’s 20th Anniversary exceeded its goal of $13,325.00. As of July 20th, our total gifts were $14,166.73. Our congregation has certainly been blessed. Great Is Thy Faithfulness!    The 20th Church Anniversary Committee

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.

BLOOD DRIVE: Good Shepherd’s Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Monday, September 28th. In order to be eligible (56 days between blood donations) for our drive please give by the end of this month. We look forward to seeing you and your veins in September.

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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “What Do You Think of Christ?” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Matthew 22:41-43. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Jesus; however, faith is what counts. 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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