Bulletin Announcements – August 9, 2015

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August 9, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:   Ephesians 4:28: “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” God gives us honest work to do so that we can be a blessing to others. That’s how so many of God’s blessings go: He gives to us so that we in turn can be a blessing. He graciously calls us into the midst of His own work in the world.

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:  The investigation for Sunday School today is “The Case of the Dried Palms: Triumphal Entry.” Jesus is the one true King of heaven and earth, worthy of praise and worship. Parents could ask, “How did the people celebrate the arrival of Jesus? How can you celebrate Jesus your Savior today?”

TODAY:  We will have a door Offering for Reverend Michael Kearney and family. Beginning in September, we will be assigned a new student from the Seminary that we will support during the school year.

ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC:  Good Shepherd’s Annual Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 23rd at 12:00 p.m. at Tipton Trails Park in Bloomington. Please sign-up on the sign-up sheets located on the table in the narthex if you are planning to attend. Thank you.

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!

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.

OUR BROCHURE RACK:  Have you visited the Brochure Rack in the church narthex lately? Did you know there is a booklet on “Post-Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD)” on the rack? Also, “The Great Deceiver”; currently the Adult Bible Study now in progress. How about booklets about cancer and depression and alzheimers? And how about “The Truth About Angels”. And many more. All these booklets are written from a Christ centered perspective. Take a moment to look through all the various topics and take several with you. Put them in your pocket and read them when you have a break. Don’t forget to share with your family and friends!

BLOOD DRIVE:  Good Shepherd’s Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Monday, September 28th.   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:  “The Inevitable Question” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Matthew 27:22. Pontius Pilate asks the question each of us must answer: “What shall I do with Jesus?” 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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