September 18, 2016
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Luke 16:8: “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” The sons of this world know that they should use their wealth wisely to provide for their future. Shouldn’t we “sons of light” know that the wealth God has allowed us to manage should be managed for God’s purposes in roles He has given us to play in Church, home, and society?
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, meeting in the basement at 9:15 a.m. continues a 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.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL students study “The Fall of Jericho.” We are reminded that God is our mighty fortress who delivers us from the false walls of our sin and saves us in the true Joshua, (Jesus) that we might become and remain His people. Ask students, “What did the people of Jericho think their wall (fortress) would do for them? What does God our Fortress do for us?”
TODAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the OCTOBER 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.
ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS begins tomorrow, Monday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. The class runs ten weeks and lasts about an hour. This class is designed for non-members who would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church and its teachings. It is also a good refresher course for members. If you know of someone you would like Pastor to invite please call him at (309) 838-0306 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUTHERAN WOMEN MISSIONARY LEAGUE ZONE RALLY: The Fall Rally for the LWML Bloomington Zone will be held here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is also assisting us with this Rally. Our speaker will be Reverend Terry Strom from Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be an ingathering for the Home Sweet Home Mission of canned goods, boxed food items, etc. If you have any questions please see or call Luanne Huth (309) 829-6897.
THE LADIES MORNING BIBLE STUDY resumes this coming Tuesday, September 20th at 9:30 a.m. at church. We will begin the morning with Fellowship and light refreshments. Our study will be on Chapter 1: “The Parable of the Sower” from the new book. If you would like to know more about our Ladies Morning Bible Study or would like to join the Study, please contact Jeannette Ross at (309) 662-4622.
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. You may also sign-up on the table in the narthex. Thank you for helping your fellow man/woman who need this God given resource.
PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY: On Sunday, October 9th, we will celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday. This year is the 25th Anniversary of Pastor Lueck’s Ordination. A potluck dinner is scheduled following the 10:30 worship service. There are sign-up sheets on the table in the narthex. Please put your name, how many will be attending and what you will be bringing to share.
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!
YOU ARE INVITED: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka is having their Annual Hog Roast on Saturday, October 1st, from 4-7:00 p.m. Pastor Lueck has two complimentary tickets to hand out if you are interested.
A WOMEN’S RETREAT, sponsored by LWML CID, will held at the Camp CILCA Christian Growth Center on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th. More Information and Registration Forms are available on the table in the narthex. Reservation deadline is Friday, September 30th.
YOU ARE INVITED: On Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church of Normal is hosting Dr. Paul Maier, Lutheran author, theologian and college professor. Our Sunday Adult Bible Class is currently studying one of Dr. Maier’s presentations. On the 15th, he will speak on “Defending the Faith” and “Christianity and The Competition”. The cost is $15.00 and includes lunch. Please call (309) 452-5609 or email: email@example.com to make your reservation. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, October 7th.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Unlimited Patience—Almost” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from 1 Timothy 1:15-16. In this life the Lord of perfect patience invites sinners to faith and forgiveness. But remember, it is an invitation for this life only. 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 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.
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