Bulletin Announcements – October 25, 2015

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October 25, 2015

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Romans 3:20: “For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.” The Law of God is good – it’s just that we sinners cannot save ourselves by the Law. Salvation is a free gift of God because they only way we could ever be saved. The Law shows us God’s holiness and thus our own sin. And now in Christ we can look at the Law and see it in a new light as well: as a guide for how to live a godly life in thanksgiving to God for His gracious forgiveness in Christ.

TODAY we welcome Rob Hilbert from Lutheran Bible Translators. Mr. Hilbert will speak briefly after each worship service and conduct class for all ages in the basement during our Sunday School hour. We will have a door Offering for Rob and his family. The Hilbert’s were called back from serving in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. Rob, wife, Mical and children are now preparing to serve in Botswana. Lord’s blessings on their work!

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS NEXT SUNDAY: In order to ensure your timely arrival for worship please “fall back” when setting your clock before going off to la-la land next Saturday evening.

FOOD COLLECTION: Our Food Collection for the Home Sweet Home Mission will continue now through Sunday, November 8th. Members of our congregation will deliver the food and serve a meal at the Mission on Saturday, November 14th.

THREADS OF GRACE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – INITIAL MEETING:   We invite all who are interested in helping with our new Prayer Shawl Ministry to attend an initial meeting in the Conference Room at the church this coming Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00 p.m. Ann Hammond and Laura Kessler will be explaining the mission of the group; how you may help; and if anyone desires instruction in knitting or crocheting. Both Ann and Laura are willing to teach. If you are currently working on a project, please bring your work with you to the meeting and knit or crochet as we talk! At the meeting we will explain where the donation bins will be placed, as well as where the Prayer Shawls are going. We will present a flyer (designed by Isabella Kessler) that will be placed with each Prayer Shawl. We hope you will join us!

VOTER’S MEETING: Good Shepherd’s annual Voter’s Meeting (Budget, Elections, etc.) will take place after the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, November 15th. We will have a meal with the church providing meat and drink; members will bring other items that tickle their palate.

DEAR CHURCH FAMILY: As everyone is aware, Laura Kessler’s health issues continue with mounting medical costs. The Kessler family is requesting your help as you are able. A Go-Fund-Me Site has been setup for those who wish to assist and this can be done anonymously. The site is: www.gofundme.com/laurasjourney with the goals and specifics detailed.  Thank you.     The Kessler Family

CHOIR PRACTICE HAS BEGUN: Choir is meeting every Wednesday from 7-8:00 p.m. and we always need more voices. If you would like to learn more about choir, contact Steve Parry at drparry68@outlook.com or (309) 533-5200. Come make a joyful noise until the Lord!

YOU ARE INVITED to the 2015 Fall Bazaar at Christ Lutheran Church, 311 N Hershey Rd., in Normal on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join us for food, fun, fellowship, and fantastic finds!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Who Do You Think You Are?” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Isaiah 51:4-6. Don’t just look up, down, or around-look to Jesus Christ for life and salvation. 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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