October 1, 2017
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.
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Matthew 21:26: “But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd. . .” Foolish Pharisees! They fear men more than they fear God, and so they miss out on the great blessing of knowing Jesus and His love. All our sins are like this: we fear something more than we fear God. And how foolish that is!. Just think of the blessings we miss out on whenever we place our fear or trust in something other than God.
TODAY IS LWML SUNDAY (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) and we thank the Lord for their 75 years as a Mission Society of the LCMS. May He continue to bless their work into the future.
NEXT SUNDAY, (October 8th) will be our monthly door Offering for our adopted Seminary Student. This year’s student is Mr. Brent Keller. Mr. Keller is a fourth year student at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. He is married with one child.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Please keep these important dates on your calendar. On Sunday, October 22nd we will have Mission Festival Sunday. Reverend Charles Olander who does prison ministry work in our district will preach and conduct Bible Class. There will also be a meal after the late service. On Sunday, October 29th we will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in both worship services. That afternoon at 3:00 p.m. will be a circuit-wide Reformation 500 Festival Service at Christ Lutheran in Normal. Then on November 12th, we will conduct our Annual Voter’s Meeting and have a meal after our 10:30 worship service.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: The October FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES will be held on OCTOBER 20th at 6:30 p.m. The feature movie that will be shown is “HIDDEN FIGURES”. This movie was inspired by a true story. “HIDDEN FIGURES” tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations. Join us for a great movie and good food and fine fellowship! See you at the movies.
FROM THE OFFICE: If you do not currently receive “The Gatepost”, the Monthly Newsletter from our Central Illinois District of the LCMS you can sign-up to receive it by e-mail or regular mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The October—December 2017 Portals of Prayer are available on the book rack in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today.
FROM THE OFFICE: The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has now been mounted on the south wall in the narthex. Please take an opportunity to visually locate it. Saying prayers that we never need to use it, but if we should: 1) Call 911; 2) Have someone grab the AED; 3) Turn the equipment on and the AED will walk you through what you need to do. A CPR class will be scheduled at a later date. Speak with Mary Anne Kirchner if you have any questions.
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.
YOU ARE INVITED: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka has their 28th Annual Hog Roast thic coming Saturday, October 7th from 4-7:00 p.m. Pastor Lueck has two complimentary tickets for you and a pig loving guest, please speak with him. (Pastor, not the pig!)
FREE TICKETS: The church office has free tickets for the ISU Women’s Volleyball Game against Valparaiso on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. The tickets are available on the table in the narthex. Enjoy!
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “No Selfies Needed” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Philippians 4:4-14. God isn’t afraid of messy people. He loves the broken, embraces the outcast, and seeks the lost. 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 email@example.com 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.