August 14, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Luke 12:51: “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus has come to divide us out of the world – to carve out a people for Himself, redeemed by His Blood and trusting His Word. The world hates this Word, but for us it is life and salvation. We seek to follow Jesus’ Word in all things because we know Him who gave us the Word: we know He always seeks to bless us.
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 “Pentecost”. Please join us in the church basement in the Youth Area at 9:15 a.m.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE for August is: “TAKING CHANCE”. It will be shown this coming Friday, August 19th, starting at 6:30p.m. It is the remarkable true story of one soldier’s death in battle, another soldier’s journey of discovery and a nation’s reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, Veteran Officer, Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon) volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. Now, on a trip across America’s heartland, Strobl will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional sojourn into the soul of a country mourning not only Phelps, but all of our country’s fallen heroes. Join us for a great movie and a good meal in air condition comfort. There is plenty of room and plenty of food.
NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the SEPTEMBER 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 email@example.com or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
GOOD SHEPHRD’S ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC is on Sunday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. at the Tipton Trails Park in Bloomington. Please sign-up on the sign-up sheet located on the table in the narthex if you are planning to attend. Thank you.
FROM THE OFFICE: If your son or daughter is going away to college or they no longer live at home, please fill out an Information Sheet located on the table in the narthex. As their church home, we like to stay in contact during these important years by sending them Pastor’s Sermon and the monthly Church Newsletter. Please return the form to Sandy in the church office when completed. We lift our young people up in prayer as their spiritual journey continues.
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.
GOOD SHEPHERD’S BLOOD DRIVE: Online scheduling is now available for Good Shepherd’s Blood Drive. The gift of life can be given on Tuesday, September 20th, from 2-6:00 p.m. in the church basement. Go to: redcrossblood.org and enter in your zip code, then follow the prompts. We will also have a sign-up in the narthex in the near future if you prefer that method. Thank you for helping your fellow man/woman who need this God given resource.
CAMP CILCA’S ANNUAL CHICKEN FRY & AUCTION will take place on Sunday, September 4, 2016. A Worship Service will be held for those camping at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Chapel. A Fried Chicken lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 1:00 p.m. For items that will be listed for auction you can visit the website at www.cilca.org. If you would like to donate an item for auction, please contact the Camp office at (217) 487-7497.
GOLF OUTING: The annual Camp CILCA Whippoorwill Challenge Golf Scramble is set for Friday, September 23rd at The Rail in Springfield IL. Start time is 12:30 p.m. The cost of $60.00 includes: greens fees, cart, prizes and dinner. To register send to: CID Golf Fundraiser, Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 493, Paris IL 61944-0493. Pastor will not be playing this year as he attends Holden’s varsity football game.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Hope Not In Politicians” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Isaiah 31:1-3. “Archives August” concludes with a classic yet timely message originally presented by Dr. Oswald Hoffmann 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.