August 21, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Luke 13:26: “Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’” Proximity to Jesus and the things of faith is not faith itself. Many Pharisees heard His Word – but ignored it, refused to believe in it. We want to be not only hearers, but doers of Jesus’ Word. We want not just proximity to Jesus, but true communion with Him. We want to hear Him, follow Him, praise Him, and return thanks.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, meeting in the basement at 9:15 a.m. begins a new DVD based study: “Jesus – Legend of Lord?” The class features LC-MS Author and Scholar Dr. Paul Maier discussing History and Archaeology and how it all fits with the Holy Scriptures.
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 “Acts 2:42”. Please join us in the church basement in the Youth Area at 9:15 a.m.
TODAY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
GOOD SHEPHERD’S ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC is NEXT SUNDAY, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. at 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.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS: It’s that time again for the LWML’s Project Lutheran World Relief Health Kits. We need your help in filling the Health Kits with the following items: 36 Bars of Soap; 6 Toothbrushes; 36 Fingernail Clippers; and 18 Combs (No picks please). Any questions please see or call Joann Hart (309) 310-9205. Thank you for your help!
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the annual Camp CILCA Chicken Fry and Auction on Sunday, September 4, 2016! The day begins with worship at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the live Auction beginning at 1:00 p.m. Auction items include quilts, gift baskets, homemade fudge, gift cards, and a picnic table hand-decorated by the 2016 High School Week campers and counselors. Thirty plus campsites are available for tents, trailers, and RV’s. Join other Camp CILCA supporters for a weekend of camping and fellowship. 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: “Boasting–Ridiculous or Real” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Galatians 6:14. Modern man boasts, “God is dead,” but what have we gained from such thinking? Reverend Dr. Ken Klaus is the speaker. 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.