Sermon for July 23, 2017: “What’s In An Anniversary?”

July 23, 2017                                                                          Text: Romans 8:19

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

 

A nation.  A family.  An individual.  Each punctuates its life with anniversaries.  They point to the past and define the present.  When did you last observe an anniversary?  Last year I had two milestones my 25th year in the ministry and our 25th wedding anniversary.  I look back and find it hard to believe that I have been a called and ordained servant of the Lord for that long.  Toni looks back at our anniversary and probably thinks, “How have I lived with this guy for 25 years!”  These are happy moment in our life.

Anniversaries can also be sad.  This past week on Monday my mom would have been 75.  You have your own dates of loved ones birthdays or dates of death that you remember when the dates come and go.

This is an anniversary year in the Lutheran Church.  The Reformation – 500 years ago.  What do such moments mean?  Are these moment’s in the church’s life no different than other anniversaries?  Are they simply the church’s equivalent of 1776 or a 25th wedding anniversary?  St. Paul, speaking as an apostle of Christ, calls us to a very different type of observance.

“WHAT’S IN AN ANNIVERSARY?”

Our text for this morning.  “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.”  There is a different dimension to the church’s observance of the Reformation.  More than just a remembrance or an observance it is a confession.  A confession of Christ.  Christ’s resurrection has changed everything.  For those who are in Christ, there is a new calendar and a new creation.

This confession began in our baptism.  “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we to may live a new life.” (Romans 6:4)  When the church marks its moments, it confesses that every moment is now lived out in the light of Christ’s resurrection.

We still live though with the oppression of death.  Luther knew about it.  We know about it first-hand, up close and personal.  Death touches each of us.  It arches over all the structures of this world.  The years teach us that creation is caught.  Ultimately death devours every emperor and nation and family.  Pride and self-indulgence is no match for its power.  Our culture’s technological glitz and entertainment lifestyle can disguise the reality of death.

One of the most sophisticated of planned communities in Southern California, Irvine, has bicycle paths, golf courses, and swimming pools beautifully placed amidst the homes.  But nowhere, nowhere, in this state of the art, planned city is there a cemetery.  But, you and I know, the disguise doesn’t work.  It too needs a cemetery.

The years, and months, and days envelope every project, even the planned community.  Time can be managed.  It can be spent wisely or foolishly.  But, all too soon, it is gone.

Into this trapped world, however, comes another way to measure time.  “In the year of our Lord.”  A church anniversary is an affirmation that Christ has defeated death.  And, now every year, and month, and day is a confession of His holy name and life.

United to Him in baptism, guided by His living voice in the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures, and nourished by His very body and blood in the Lord’s Supper, we confess His presence as the living Lord.  As Luther wrote in a hymn, “Sin, death, hell are now undone.”  This is why St. Paul can write, “The creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.”

Nations will come and go.  Corporations and tycoons will fade.  But the church, the body of Christ, will live life and “live it to the full” (John 10:10) because “Sin, death, hell are now undone.”

Join this confession.  Join her Pastors who at the font, before the altar, from the pulpit, by the bedside, on the street, in the classroom, beside the casket make this confession with their lips by God’s grace:  “In Christ, sin, death, and hell are now undone.”

“With angels, and archangels, and all the company of heaven,” that is our confession.  With creation we wait with eager longing for the sons of God to be revealed.  We seek to bring this confession to the world.  As we work and wait for His coming, confess Him in your observance of this Reformation anniversary.  Confess Him in your prayer and your homes and your daily walk with Thee.  Such a confession will not fade.  Such an anniversary will not pass.  Rather, this confession will continue until each child of God beholds the face of Christ.

Lastly, pray for your brothers and sisters around the world who make this confession in fear and silence.  In the end as our Gospel lesson from Matthew 13 reminds us, all will be revealed, and God’s children will receive their reward.

May the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – grant such a life and confession of Christ our Savior.

Amen.

Bulletin Announcements

December 18, 2016

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Matthew 1:21:  “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.””  What our good works could never do, Jesus has done: He has saved us from our sins, paid our debt, set us free.  How can we not give thanks to Him with lives of generosity and godliness? And so what God’s Law could not do – truly motivate us to truly good works – Jesus’ love has done!

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS:  All adults and youth are invited to attend the Bible Class in the basement this morning at at 9:15 a.m.  Karson Lueck will present the second part of his topic: “Church and Millenials”.

TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL, we learn about Jesus teaching the Pharisee Nicodemus under the cover of night.  Since the fall into sin, all are born spiritually blind, sinful, and unclean.  We are like Nicodemus and cannot see our sin or understand who Jesus truly is for us.  As children of God, born of water and the Spirit, we can see our sinfulness and the salvation that is ours in Jesus Christ. Discuss with your children, “How did Baptism change you?  What does Baptism do?”

TODAY:  Thank you to our Choir for leading us in “The Lessons and Carols Service” this morning.  We appreciate the time they have given and their God-given talents.

IT’S TIME TO ORDER POINSETTIAS:  We have a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex for poinsettias on the altar for Christmas. The cost is $8.00 each and you may sign up until Sunday, December 18th. The poinsettias will be available to be taken home after Epiphany which is on Sunday, January 8th.  An envelope is also available with the sign-up sheet for your check or cash.  Please make checks payable to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and list “Poinsettia” on memo line.  If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Kwasny at (309) 662-4995 or Luanne Huth at (309) 829-6897.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE:  Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion will be Saturday, December 24th,  at 6:00 p.m.  Christmas Day, (December 25th; next Sunday) we will have only one worship service at 9:00 a.m.  We will celebrate Holy Communion.  There is no Adult Bible Class or Sunday School that day.

2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  Your 2017 Offering Envelopes are available on the cart that is located in the narthex.  We encourage everyone to pick up your envelopes!

THE LUTHERAN ANNUAL:  It’s time again to order your copy of “The Lutheran Annual”, this being the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  The cost is $25.00.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please contact Janet in the church office or by phone (309) 662-8905 or email at: goodshepherdblm@frontier.com. Or even in person.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The January—March 2017 Portals of Prayer are available on the book rack in the narthex.  Pick up your free copy today.

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.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “What We Really Want” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Galatians 4:4-5.  What do you want this Christmas?  Jesus is God’s greatest gift to a sinful world.  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 makirchner@yahoo.com 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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Bulletin Announcements

December 4, 2016

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Matthew 3:1-2:  “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, {2} “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” John prepared the way for Jesus by preaching repentance. Then, when Jesus’ ministry was complete and He was raised from the dead, He sent out his disciples to preach “repentance and the forgiveness of sins.”  We never outgrow the need for repentance – for examining our lives, turning away from our pet sins, and turning toward Jesus in faith to receive his forgiveness and strength for a renewed life of godliness.

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, meeting in the basement at 9:15 a.m. continues a DVD based study: “Jesus – Legend or 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, the children learn the story of “Jesus Changes Water into Wine” at the wedding in Cana.  Through His first miracle, Jesus revealed Himself to be true God.  God uses His Word and physical means—water, bread, and wine—to reveal to us that Jesus is our Savior. Discuss the story with your children: “How we are like the disciples, not sure just who Jesus is? How do we sometimes doubt Him and His Word?”

TODAY:  Advent Devotion Booklets are available on the table in the narthex.  Pick up your copy today.  Reflect on your own Christmas memories while you take an Advent journey with the Gospel writer Luke as he shares the story of the Savior’s birth.

TODAY:  Your 2017 Offering Envelopes are available on the cart that is located in the narthex.  We encourage everyone to pick up your envelopes!

MIDWEEK ADVENT WORSHIP:  The second of our three Advent Worship Services is this Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.  The theme for our Advent/Christmas messages is “Family Life”.  This week’s sermon is “Our Way”.  A meal is served at 5:30 p.m. and you may sign-up in the narthex to bring food.  The free-will Offering will go to the Hilbert’s and their work for Lutheran Bible Translators.

SPECIAL WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASS:  Please join us for worship and Bible Class on Sunday, December 18th, as we have two special things planned for that day.  Both the 8:00 and 10:30 worship will be “A Service of Lessons and Carols” led by our Choir.  There will be no Holy Communion in either service.  Because of this, we will have Holy Communion in both worship services on Sunday, December 11th.  Also that morning Karson Lueck will lead the Bible Class.  Karson will present part two of his topic, “The Church and Millenials”.  We encourage all adults and young people to be part of this timely and interesting study.

THE LADIES MORNING BIBLE STUDY will be meeting at the home of Diane Benjamin on Tuesday, December 13th at 9:30 a.m.

IT’S TIME TO ORDER POINSETTIAS:  We have a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex for poinsettias on the altar for Christmas. The cost is $8.00 each and you may sign up until Sunday, December 18th. The poinsettias will be available to be taken home after Epiphany which is on Sunday, January 8th.  An envelope is also available with the sign-up sheet for your check or cash.  Please make checks payable to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and list “Poinsettia” on memo line.  If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Kwasny at (309) 662-4995 or Luanne Huth at (309) 829-6897.

THE LUTHERAN ANNUAL:  It’s time again to order your copy of “The Lutheran Annual”, this being the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  The cost is $25.00.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please contact Janet in the church office or by phone (309) 662-8905 or email at: goodshepherdblm@frontier.com. Or even in person.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Please be sure to mark your calendars that Good Shepherd will just have one Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. on Christmas Day.  The Sunday School and Adult Bible Class will not meet that morning.

CHRISTMAS LETTER:  The congregation received a Christmas letter from Reverend Tim Lorenz and family.  Pastor Lorenz is one of the many seminarians we have supported over the years.  The letter is posted on the bulletin board outside the church office.

YOU ARE INVITED:  Christ Lutheran Church in Normal invites you to take a free guided 20 minute walking tour and experience “The Journey” that Mary and Joseph took so many years ago.  This tour features indoor and outdoor scenes with live drama, animals and singing.  “Journeys begin inside every 10 minutes between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. next Sunday, December 11th.  Free cookies and hot chocolate will be available.  Meals are also available for purchase between 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  For more information please call the church at (309) 452-5609.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Let the Adventure Begin” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Isaiah 35:1-10.  In Christ, all of life is an adventure, one that is full of His promise and hope.  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 makirchner@yahoo.com 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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Elder, Usher, and Acolyte Schedules August 2016

Elder and Usher Schedule

Date
8:00
Elder
10:30
Aug 7Joshua Parry, Mike Field, Paul Gerike
Nathan KluenderHolden Lueck,
Will Dowell
Aug 14Daryle Schempp,
Nathan Kluender
Mike FieldBrian Dirks, Mike Huth, Ryan Kleiboeker
Aug 21Craig Culp, Gerald Semelka, Jeff Piper, Steve ParryPaul GerikeBryan Reichert, Greg McNeely
Aug 28Gene Fuller, Richard RossBarry HamlinHolden Lueck, Theron Noth, Will Dowell

Acolyte Schedule

Date
8:00 AM
10:30 AM
Aug 7Lucas PiperPastor/Elder
Aug 14Pastor/ElderJustin McNeely
Aug 21Summer SheleyPastor/Elder
Aug 28Pastor/ElderChristian Dowell

Bulletin Announcements

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THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Revelation 21:1: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”  The things of this world are passing away.  We are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth that has been promised to us in Christ.  This knowledge is foundational for our stewardship of what God has put into our hands.  What is truly important?  What is worthy of our support?  How has God called us to use “unrighteous mammon” for the good of our neighbor and His kingdom?

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck and meeting in the church basement at 9:15 a.m. is studying “Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today”.

“THE GOOD SHEPHERD” IS OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON TODAY:  The children learn how we are all like sheep who have gone astray, in need of Jesus, our Shepherd, who rescues, gathers, and cares for us through His Word and Sacraments.  As a family, consider discussing; in what ways has Jesus rescued you?  Where can we find our Shepherd?

TODAY:  We welcome to our congregation by way of transfer Helen Jensen.  Helen comes from Austin, TX where she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Helen retired as a librarian at the University of Texas.  Helen was blessed with three children (one who is in eternal glory); and five grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, working on her computer and research.  Helen lives at Luther Oaks, 601 Lutz Road, Bloomington IL 61704.  Her phone# is (512) 636-9928 and her email is: utex@gmail.com.  Take a moment to welcome Helen to our body of believers.

NEXT SUNDAY, May 1st, IS CONFIRMATION in the 10:30 a.m. Worship.  We will have Holy Communion in both services.

OUR ASCENSION DAY WORSHIP SERVICE will be Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m.  We will celebrate Holy Communion with the message: “Christ Is Lord Over Your Frustrations”.

FROM THE OFFICE:  Pick up your copy of the Church Directory located on the table in the narthex.

FROM THE OFFICE:  The congregation has received a thank-you note from the Ferch family concerning their recent visit.  It is posted on the bulletin board outside of the church office.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The April-June 2016 Portals of Prayer are available on the bookrack located in the narthex.  Pick up your free copy today.

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.

GOOD SHEPHERD BLOOD DRIVE:  People are eligible to donate whole blood every eight weeks.  One unit of blood can help save up to three lives.  This is where you and your left or right arm come in.  Our Blood Drive for the American Red Cross is Monday, May 2nd, from 2-6:00 p.m.  You may sign-up either on the sheets in the narthex or go to: www.redcrossblood.org.  Put in the church’s zip code (61704-9103) and then follow the prompts.  Also, we have posters available for those who can put them in their workplaces.  Thank you for your help and if you have any questions, please speak with Pastor Lueck who is a long-time donor.

2016 REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Camp CILCA Outdoor Ministries 2016 Registration Information is available on the table in the narthex.  Camps are available for many different age groups.  The Camp is a CID LC-MS and LLL/LHM sponsored Camp.  It is located in Cantrall, IL which is northwest of Springfield, IL and west of Sherman, IL.  Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends are great for family camping.  Enjoy a Camp this summer.

FREE TICKETS:  The church has received free tickets for the ISU Men’s Baseball Game against Purdue on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m.  They are available on the mailbox cabinet in the church office.  Enjoy!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “So, Ask Already!” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from John 16:22-33.  God loves you.  He wants to hear from you.  Ask Him anything and everything.  Go ahead, ask!  The speaker is Reverend Gregory Seltz.  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 makirchner@yahoo.com 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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Feb. 24th Lenten Worship Services tentatively cancelled

The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of snow and strong winds resulting in blizzard-like conditions tomorrow evening.  For everyone’s safety driving after dark in potential blizzard-like conditions, Pastor and the elders have decided to tentatively cancel worship services for Wednesday, February 24th.  If weather conditions change, worship services may be held, although the meal will still be cancelled.  Please check back here at the church’s website tomorrow afternoon, or listen to WJBC to determine if services will be held.

Feb 24th Meal cancelled

The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of snow and strong winds resulting in blizzard-like conditions tomorrow evening.  So that those preparing the Lenten meal can know how to plan, Pastor and the elders have decided to cancel the meal for Feb. 24th.

Bulletin Announcements – February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  Luke 4:8: And Jesus answered him, “It is written, . . .” Isn’t it interesting that Jesus does not defeat Satan with His power as God, but rather by His perfect obedience in His perfect humanity? Jesus defeats Satan not by miracles, but by quoting the Scriptures and living according to it. This should cause us great joy for two reasons. First, because we see Jesus win the victory for us. Second, because here Jesus shows us how to stand in that victory: on the Word of God alone. Let us build our lives on the sure rock of this Word!

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS, led by Pastor Lueck and meeting in the church basement at 9:15 a.m. is studying “Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today”.

TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Baptism of Jesus” is the Bible story taught in Sunday School today. God sent the Holy Spirit at Jesus’ Baptism, announcing that Jesus was God’s Son. At our Baptism, God makes us His children through the work of the Holy Spirit. Let your children tell you the dramatic events of this story.

TODAY is our 2nd Sunday door Offering for Seminarian Brad Ferch.

MIDWEEK LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICE: Our Lenten Worship Services continue this week on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The message from the Book of Job this week is: “Sweet Surrender”. The Board of Elders will impress us with their culinary skills as they provide the meal at 5:30 p.m. in the church basement. The meal Offering will be going to the Hilbert’s and their work with Lutheran Bible Translators in Botswana.

LENTEN DEVOTIONS are available on the table in the narthex. Pick up your free copy today

ACTION IN MINISTRY: A new segment of The Lutheran Hour exploring topics that will Enrich Your Faith and Equip You to Spread His Word! Listen on your local station, online, or download the TLH app TODAY! LEARN MORE at: www.lutheranhour.org. Follow us on Facebook: lutheranhourministries.

TO ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS: Your Choice Dollars for 2015 will expire March 31, 2016. If you haven’t already done so, please contact Thrivent either by e-mail or by phone and direct your choice dollars before the end of March.

WINTER WEATHER PLAN: If bad weather is likely, the Elders will send an email reminder to the Newsletter email list the night before services reminding you to check WJBC or email to see if church is cancelled. If you do not receive the Newsletter email and want to receive cancellation emails, subscribe to the Newsletter email at: http://www.goodshepherdblm.org/about-us/contact-us/

GOOD SHEPHERD BLOOD DRIVE: Good Shepherd has been blessed to have another Blood Drive through the Red Cross. Our Spring Drive will be on Monday, May 2nd in the afternoon. You need 56 days between donations so in order to be eligible for our Drive please give by the end of February.

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.

LUTHERANS FOR LIFE FISH FRY: Pastors Joe Burns of Eureka and Bruce Scarbeary of Roanoke are sponsoring a Lutherans For Life Fish Fry. It is a dinner for up to twenty people with the proceeds going to a local Lutherans For Life Chapter. They are taking “bids” until March 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to bid on this group outing, please place your bid and information on the sheet in the narthex. The current high bid is $700.00.

LUTHERAN MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Marriage is for a lifetime. Want to get out of the rut and focus on the Biblical principles of fidelity, commitment, physical enjoyment and marriage as the Bride of Christ? Lutheran Marriage Encounter is here for you. The next weekend is scheduled for April 1-3, 2016 in Peoria IL. For more information and/or to register visit: www.GodLovesMarriage.org.

THE LUTHERAN HOUR: “Body and Soul Salvation” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Philippians 3:17—4:1. In Christ, we have a “Body and Soul” Savior for “Jekyll and Hyde” sinners. The speaker will be Reverend Gregory Seltz. 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 makirchner@yahoo.com 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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Good Shepherd Election — Identified Needs

GSLC Voters Drive 11-15-2015

Fellow Members,

Below is a listing of the needs of the church, as identified by the Nominating Committee. If you or another member of the church may be interested in filling one of these positions, please contact myself or one of the other members of the nominating committee.

Curt Kessler: (309)826-7171 or 71fenderpbassman@comcast.net
Mary Anne Kirchner: makirchner@yahoo.com
Carin Henson: cndhenson@ymail.com

Summary of Nominees Needed for 2016 Positions

President _____________________________________

Vice President _____________________________________

Secretary _____________________________________

Assistant Treasurer (to move to Treasurer in 2017) _____________________________________

Financial Secretary _____________________________________

Elders – 4 Nominees Needed ______________________________________
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Trustees – 2 Nominees Needed ______________________________________
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Education – 5 __________________________________________
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Evangelism – 5 __________________________________________
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Stewardship – 5 __________________________________________
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Nominating Committee – 5 __________________________________________
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