May 22, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: From the Service of the Sacrament: “Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored.” Three times the angels in Isaiah 6 cry out: “Holy, Holy, Holy!” which is an indication of the threeness in the one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous – so are we called to be.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Today 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.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL, the children learn, “Jesus Heals Ten Lepers.” Jesus forgives and heals us from the sickness of sin and death. Discuss, “What does it mean to be healed of our sin-sickness? How do we thank God for His grace?”
TODAY 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.
NEXT SUNDAY, May 29th, is a fifth Sunday so Holy Communion will be celebrated in both worship services.
FROM THE OFFICE: Sandy will be out of the church office this coming 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.
TUITION ASSISTANCE: Anyone that would like to apply for Tuition Assistance may do so by filling out the Application Form which are located on the bookcase in the church office. When completed, please return to the church office. Applications are due by Sunday, August 7, 2016. Thank you. The Board of Christian Education
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: “Identity Theft” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Galatians 1:5-8. Nobody likes to have their identity stolen, and that includes the Lord who said, “You shall have no other gods before Me.” The speaker is Reverend Ken Klaus. 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.