June 26, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: 1 Kings 19:18: “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Elijah was so sure that he was right: that he was the only one left who had not gone after Baal. But he was too pessimistic; his faith in God was off-center. We can’t go by our own wisdom. We must trust the Lord and what He has revealed to us in His Word. Think about how this applies to our support of God’s work in the Church with our Offering (take at look in the Small Catechism’s Table of Duties to see what the Bible has to say about our giving….).
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”.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM: MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD: This summer we will be learning about new countries, cultures and foods from around the world, as we learn about Baptism, the Lord’s Prayer, Confession and Communion. Today’s lesson will focus on “Coming Out of Egypt”. Please join us in the church basement in the Youth Area at 9:15 a.m.
CAN YOU HELP? We need a Sunday School Teacher for Sunday, July 10th. Please contact Paula Hardy if you can help out. Her cell phone# is (309) 829-8432; work phone# is (309) 821-2671. Thank you.
IN OUR PRAYERS: Chris Crider and Erin Dirks who will be united in Holy Matrimony next Saturday afternoon here at Good Shepherd.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The July—September 2016 Portals of Prayer are available on the bookrack located in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today.
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.
YOU ARE INVITED to Luther Oaks Healthcare Pavilion Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:00 pm. Reception to follow from 5-7:00 p.m. Luther Oaks is located at 601 Lutz Road in Bloomington. Space is limited. To reserve your place, please call (309) 557-8000 by Tuesday, July 5th.
FRESH PEACHES: The Youth of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roanoke are selling Southern Illinois Peaches. The cost is: $30.00 for a half bushel; $60.00 for a bushel. Orders need to be in by Sunday, July 24, 2016. Please call (309) 923-7647 of (309) 923-5251 for more information.
CAMP CILCA is looking for donations to auction off at the 2016 Chicken Fry and Auction on Sunday, September 4, 2016. If you would like to donate an item for auction, please contact the Camp office at (217)487-7497. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Freedom In Action” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Galatians 6:1-18. In Christ, you are free from being ruled by your burdens, free to serve others for the glory of God. 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.