March 26, 2017
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Psalm 142:5: I cry to You, O LORD; I say, “You are my Refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” The Lord is our portion, our refuge, our everything. His mercy preserves through all our days in the land of the living. This confidence frees us from the fear that so often leads to sins of greed and coveting. We have the Lord, we have a Father, He is in control – so we can follow His Word in confidence.
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS meets in the basement at 9:15 a.m. In conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation we are studying about that time period with “The Word Endures: Lessons From the Lives of Powerful Politicians”.
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Choir Room which is located on the 2nd level (the west side).
MIDWEEK LENTEN WORSHIP: Our Lenten journey under the theme: “Ironies Of the Passion” continues this week on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The ironic message: “We Have No King But Caesar!” The Lenten meal served at 5:30 p.m. will be co-hosted by the Board of Education (showing what they have learned in the kitchen) and the Board of Trustees (these men showing their hands can be used to prepare meals). Come witness this cornucopia of culinary delight. The free-will Offfering will be divided equally between our Seminarian Jacob Hercamp and Inner City Education of Children through LC-MS Mission.
GOOD SHEPHERD’S ANNUAL TRIP TO FORT WAYNE, IN is this coming Saturday, April 1st –Sunday, April 2nd. Please have all donated items to church by TODAY, Sunday, March 26th and place the donated items in the hall closet area on the 2nd floor. We will need to do the packing that week. Acceptable items are clothing for all sizes, ages and genders; kitchen items of all kinds; some household items would be acceptable. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Paula Hardy at (309) 829-8432. Thank you!
EASTER LILIES: If you would like to purchase an Easter Lily for the altar for Easter Sunday, please put your name on the sign-up sheet located on the table in the narthex. The cost of the Lily is $9.00. You may pick them up after the late service on Easter Sunday. You may pay cash or write a check payable to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Please indicate on the memo line of your check: Easter Lily. Contact Jackie Kwasny at 662-4995 if you have any questions.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: It is once again time to update the Church Directory. Please check the sheets on the table in the narthex. Provide any new information by noting it directly on these sheets. There are two listings – (1) Church Directory; (2) Phone Book Listing of individual members. The Phone Book Listing contains your cell phone, home phone, work phone, household e-mail and personal e-mail. If any of these are missing and you want them to be included in the Directory, please provide that information. .If any are listed and you would prefer not, please note that also. Contact Janet in the church office with any questions.
THE LENTEN MEAL on Wednesday, April 5th will be provided by students at Wittenberg Lutheran Center and Good Shepherd members. We would like those members who are not on a Church Board to sign-up to help. The sign-up sheet is located on the table in the narthex.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The April-June 2017 Portals of Prayer are available on the book rack located in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today!
CAMP CILCA SUMMER CAMP: It is time to register for Camp CILCA Outdoor Ministries Summer Camp. On the table in the narthex are brochures that detail the schedule; the ages for the different camps and the fee for that camp. There is a discount if Registration is done by this coming Friday, March 31st. (The discount is $25.00 for a full week camp and $10.00 for a partial week.) Some of you may want to consider sending a granddaughter or grandson to this week of fun, fellowship and worship!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Please get these dates on your calendar: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 24th, 2-9:00 p.m. This is when we will be doing our Picture Directory through Lifetouch.
YOU ARE INVITED: The internationally renowned Christus Chorus of Concordia University of St. Paul, Minnesota, will be performing at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1822 E. Lincoln, Bloomington on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Freedom In the Spirit” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Romans 8:1-11. Jesus frees you to be the person you were created, redeemed, and called to be. Reverend Dr. Gregory Seltz 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 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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