August 13, 2017
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Matthew 14:30: “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” The world, really, is a scary place – natural disasters, disease, terrorism, and a hundred other things. But where do we place our hope, our trust – our vision? Where do we look for aid and comfort? When Peter’s eyes were on the Lord, he had confidence. When he turned to look at his problems and took his eyes off the Lord, he fell apart. Sometimes God’s call to support the work of His Church with our offerings makes us nervous. But put your eyes back on your Lord, trust Him, follow His Word, and all, really, will be well.
NEED A RIDE? If you are unable to drive to church, we have an option that is available. Please speak with Pastor who has the details. Thank you.
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Choir Room which is located on the 2nd level (the west side).
THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS meets in the basement at 9:15 a.m. As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation we continue studies on that time period. We are studying “A Man Named Martin”, a video-based study on the reformer Martin Luther.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: “THE MUSIC MAN”, the joyful film of the 1,375-performance Broadway smash, remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist, Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval…and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo (Academy Award winner Shirley Jones). Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Willson’s sassy, brassy score, is orchestrated to Oscar-winning effect by Ray Heindorf. SHEER ENTERTAINMENT. HOLLYWOOD’S SHOW MAGIC AT ITS BEST. Join us for a fun evening with a great movie, good food and fellowship this coming Friday, August 18th at 6:30pm.
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 SHEPHERD’S ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC is Sunday, August 27th at Tipton Trails Park in Bloomington. Start time at approximately 12:00 p.m. Please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex and on another sheet to let the Board know what you are bringing. Thank you.
THE BLOOD DRIVE for Saturday, September 2nd, had to be cancelled by the American Red Cross. We are looking to reschedule a date in the next month or two.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS: It’s that time again for the LWML’s Project Lutheran World Relief School Kits. We need your help filling the School Kits with the following items for each School Bag: 4 Notebooks; 1 Ruler; 1 Pencil Sharpener; 1 Scissor; 5 Pencils; 5 Pens; 1 Box of Crayons; 1 Eraser; 1 Book Bag. If you have any questions, please see or contact Joann Hart (309) 310-9205. Thank you for your help!
DID YOU NOTICE SOMETHING NEW IN THE NORTH STAIRWELL? The Banner hanging in the north stairwell is a gift from the Don Gronert Family. His daughter Marsha made it while in college. It previously hung in the Gronert’s home entry.
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.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF LLL/LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES CHURCH SERVICE: Yes, the Lutheran Layman’s League and Lutheran Hour Ministries is 100 years old. We will celebrate this anniversary with a Church Service on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Camp CILCA, Cantrall, IL in the indoor Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Ken Schurb will be the speaker and the Offering will go to Camp CILCA Outdoor Ministries. Please stay after the service for Camp CILCA’s Annual Chicken Dinner and Auction.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “God’s Dog” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Matthew 15:21-28. Was Jesus being politically correct—or worse—when He compared a Canaanite woman to a canine? Guest speaker is Reverend Dr. Ken Klaus. 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.