May 1, 2016
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”.
IN TODAY’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON, “Jesus Teaches Us to Pray.” The children learned that our heavenly Father invites us to pray and promises to hear our prayer for the sake of His Son, Jesus. Ask your children, “What things have you prayed for? How has God answered your prayers?”
GOOD SHEPHERD BLOOD DRIVE: The day has finally arrived. Tomorrow, (May 2nd), is our Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. It will run from 2-6:00 p.m. in the basement of the church. There are still available slots for walk-ins so if you have never given and would like to see the process which is quite simple, please stop in and give the gift of life. Thank you to everybody who is part of this outreach to the community.
OUR ASCENSION DAY WORSHIP SERVICE is this coming Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. We will celebrate Holy Communion with the message: “Christ Is Lord Over Your Frustrations”.
PASTOR’S SCHEDULE: Pastor will be out of the office this coming Thursday, May 5th, as Pastor and Toni pickup Karson from college. Pastor will be back in time to conduct the Ascension Day Worship Service that evening.
NEXT SUNDAY, May 8th, will be our monthly door Offering for Seminarian Brad Ferch. This will be our last door Offering for the Ferch family. We will be assigned a new student for next year. A thank you note from the Ferch’s is on the bulletin board outside the church office.
FROM THE OFFICE: There are more copies of the Church Directory on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself to a copy. If you picked up a copy previously, please note that there have been two changes that you should know about. 1) Lorene Backsmeier has a new Apartment #, it is: Apt. 1212. 2) Gerald Semelka has a new cell phone#, it is: (309) 825-6607; and email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The April-June 2016 Portals of Prayer are available on the bookrack located in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today.
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.
2016 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Camp CILCA Outdoor Ministries 2016 Registration Information is available on the table in the narthex. Camps are available for many different age groups. The Camp is a CID LC-MS and LLL/LHM sponsored Camp. It is located in Cantrall, IL which is northwest of Springfield, IL and west of Sherman, IL. Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends are great for family camping. Enjoy a Camp this summer.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Jesus Prayed For You” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from John 17:20-26. Prayer begins in the heart of Jesus Christ who intercedes for you, offering prayers on your behalf to God the Father. The speaker is 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 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.