May 15, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Acts 2:1: “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Notice that Pentecost is actually an Old Testament festival: it happens around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. In the New Testament this becomes a picture and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to bring in through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest – through the work of His Church.
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”.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL: In our sin, we are lost from God and doomed to die, but God, in His love, sought and found us and keeps us with Him forever. Today’s Bible story is, “Jesus Seeks the Lost” as recorded by St. Luke (Luke 15). Talk about, “How does God the Holy Spirit work through the the Word and the Sacraments?”
LADIES MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Our next meeting will be this coming Tuesday, May 17th, at 9:30 a.m. This will be our last meeting before we take a break for summer. We will meet for Breakfast at the CJ’s Restaurant 2901 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704. Please let Jeannette Ross know if you would be able to join us. Her phone# is (309) 662-4622; Email is: email@example.com. Thank you!
NEXT SUNDAY, May 22nd, we will have a special Adult/High School Bible Class. Karson Lueck will be talking about the Christian faith from his generation’s perspective. He will talk about what he has observed from college, friends, and young people. Join us at 9:15 a.m. in the basement of the church.
NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the JUNE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
FROM THE OFFICE: Sandy will be out of the church office on Thursday, May 26th, and Friday, May 27th. Please have any announcements you would like published in the bulletin for Sunday, May 29th to her by Monday morning, May 23rd as that is the day she will be copying the bulletin for Sunday, May 29th. Thank you!
ATTENTION YOUTH AND POST-CONFIRMATION YOUTH: You are invited to join us for a new Bible Study beginning on Sunday, June 5th, at 9:15 a.m. in the Conference Room. The title is: “Real Deal – It’s A Big Deal”. Faith Related Issues such as Faith Challenges, Worship, Other Religions, and Religious Rights, etc. If you have any questions please see or call Mary Anne Kirchner at (309) 532-2582.
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: “Here’s a New, Lasting Identity” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from John 8:48-58. The Bread of Life, Living Water, Good Shepherd: Jesus’ statements leave no doubt as to who He is, for you. 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.
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