Bulletin Announcements – August 16, 2015

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August 16, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Ephesians 5:6-7: “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. {7} Therefore do not associate with them.” The wrath of a God is a real thing and we do well to reflect on this. As the Small Catechism states: God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.

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 our students delve into “The Case of the Sharp Sword: Jesus in the Garden”. In the face of treachery, violence, and all kinds of evil, Jesus steadfastly serves the Father’s will to fulfill the Scriptures and save His people. Discuss, “Why is it important that Jesus fulfilled His Father’s will? Where do you learn God’s will?

ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC: Good Shepherd’s Annual Church Picnic is next 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.

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

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!

BLOOD DRIVE DATE CHANGE: Because of a scheduling conflict we have to move our upcoming Blood Drive. It is now going to be on Tuesday, September 22nd. The time of 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. will stay the same. Drink those fluids and we will see you on the new date.

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 LUTHERAN HOUR: “Faith Faces the Future” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Romans 8:31. If God be for us, who can be against us? 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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