June 18, 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.
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP: Romans 5:8: “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God did not wait for mankind to make the first move. He did not wait for Adam and Even to come looking for Him – but He went and found them. And while we were still sinners, still enemies of God, still set against Him, He sent His Son Jesus to suffer, die, and rise for us. God was moved by His own love and generosity and kindness. We now seek to grow up into His image as loving, generous, and kind sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father.
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. 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”.
CAN YOU HELP? We have a sign-up on the table in the narthex for Summer Sunday School. The dates and lessons are listed. We would like to have someone covering and to give Sarah Lange a break for the summer. Once you sign-up, please speak with Sarah who will have the lesson for you. Thank you for helping in this way.
TODAY is the deadline for items to be submitted for the JULY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call her at (309) 838-9868.
NEW CHURCH SIGN: In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and with inspiration from Martin Luther, Good Shepherd will be “posting” a new church sign on the south side near the lower parking lot. Parts will be interchangeable and can be used for Outreach to our community. Congregation involvement will include creative ideas for the signage and gifts toward the purchase. The first collection of monies will be next Sunday, June 25th. We will then collect on the last Sunday of each month through September with a final collection scheduled for some time in October. If you do not have a jar and want to participate you may pick one up in the narthex.
PASTOR’S SCHEDULE: Because of Pastor’s absence on Sunday, July 9th, we will celebrate Holy Communion in both worship services on Sunday, July 2nd.
THE JUNE FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT will be held on June 30th at 6:30 p.m. The feature movie that will be shown is “WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL”. This movie was inspired by a true story. “When The Game Stands Tall” tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De LaSalle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151 – game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When then the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, “Coach Lad” must teach his players – and the entire town – that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up. Join us for another great movie, delicious food and wonderful fellowship. There is plenty of room in the church.
PORTALS OF PRAYER: The July-September 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 God Says” is the topic for next Sunday. The sermon text will be from Isaiah 43:1-3. Are you listening to what “they” say – or what God says? 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 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.
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