September 10, 2017
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Matthew 18:4 – “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to have childlike faith? Certainly Jesus does not want us to have a faith that is childish: we are not called to ignorance or silliness. Rather, we are called to trust the way a child trusts: with complete confidence in the Father. We show that confidence in our lives when we follow His directives for our life: Father knows best, so we’ll take His advice!
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 HIGH SCHOOL—COLLEGE—AND ADULT BIBLE STUDY will be led by Pastor Weseloh in the basement of the church at 9:15 a.m.
THANK YOU to Reverend Mel Weseloh from Minier for conducting worship and Bible Class this morning. Pastor Weseloh is celebrating this year 60 years in the ministry. God’s blessings to you and your work in the Lord’s Kingdom.
TODAY: Pastor, Toni, and Holden are at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Littlefield, Texas this morning. This was the 1st church that Pastor served from 1991—1995. They are celebrating 100 years as a congregation and Pastor is privileged to be serving in their anniversary worship service. Pastor will return to the office on Monday afternoon.
THANK YOU: The members of Good Shepherd, Pastor Lueck and the Office Staff would like to thank Mandy Kluender for her dedicated service these past seven years serving as the Newsletter Editor. Janet Evans will now serve as our Newsletter Editor. Beginning this month, any Newsletter Announcements or Activities you would like published in the Newsletter should now be sent to the church’s email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or put a hard copy in Janet’s mailbox in the office. Thank you! NEXT SUNDAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the OCTOBER NEWSLETTER.
OUR DOOR OFFERING LAST SUNDAY for Hurricane Harvey Relief was $1,586.20.
OUR RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled for this coming Friday, September 15th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. We are going to have a football tailgate theme – “Make The Right Play. Give Blood”. The easiest way to sign-up is to go to redcrossblood.org, put in our zip code (61704) and follow the prompts. We also have a sign-up at church and have materials to share with your workplace and friends.
THE MOVIE, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” which many of us enjoyed in the theater is now coming to television. It will be shown on PBS this coming Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 7:00 p.m.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Our next movie night will be Friday, SEPTEMBER 15th! The feature presentation will be the hilarious cowboy comedy “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF”. The movie is open to all members of Good Shepherd and the community. Invite your neighbors to come and enjoy the movie, food and fellowship! Come early and give blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive and stay for the movie. On his way to Australia, frontier opportunist, Jason McCullough (Garner) stumbles into a small gold-rush town and decides to earn a little extra pocket money by accepting a temporary assignment as their sheriff. Happily applying himself to his new position, McCullough manages to turn the town derelict (Elam) into his deputy, outsmart the dreaded Danby clan (led by Brennan in a hilarious comic performance), and fend off the lusty advances of the mayor’s daughter (Hackett) – all without breaking a sweat or dirtying his shiny black boots! Take a break from the hustle and bustle, come and relax and enjoy a funny Cowboy Comedy Movie!
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!
COME ONE, COME ALL! You are invited to Christ Lutheran Church at 311 N. Hershey Rd., in Normal on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 3-5:00 p.m. for a Reformation Walk. The 50 minute tours start at 3:00 p.m. and are free. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. For more information please call the church office at (309) 452-5609.
THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Unleash the Power of Forgiveness In Your Life” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Matthew 18:21-35. Life with God is not about keeping score; it’s about living for others in the grace Jesus earned for us. 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.