28 May 2017 Sunday Bulletin

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177 Luther Lane 
Office:    815-469-2549
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Fax:       815-469-1028
Office email: office@goodshepherdfrankfort.org
Web Site: www.goodshepherdfrankfort.org

Kevin E. Hahn, Pastor
(Cell: 815-600-0518 or pastor@goodshepherdfrankfort.org)

COVER-TO-COVER THROUGH THE BIBLE

Week 73:  Zechariah 3-8
Seventh Sunday of Easter/Memorial Day Weekend
May 28, 2017
 

Sharing Christ – Changing Lives!  Good Shepherd is a Christian family committed to responding to our Lord’s love and command to “make disciples of all nations” by sharing the Good News of Christ through our words and actions.                                                                                         

Welcome:  We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors this morning.  We pray that God will touch your life through your worship with us today and that you will come back soon.  Please sign the “Welcome Folder” distributed during the offering, and if you are a visitor, also include your address and phone number, so that we may have an opportunity to contact you. 

8:00 DIVINE SERVICE gets its name from the fact that worship is most importantly God serving us. We come at his invitation not to do God a favor, but to receive from him what he alone has to offer, after which we respond in praise. 8:00 Divine Service uses a variety of rich, beautiful, and often ancient traditions of the church found in the hymnal accompanied by the organ, as well as, piano and other various instruments on special occasions.

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10:46 WORSHIP gets its name from Acts 10:46 where it mentions that the apostles “heard the Gentiles speaking in tongues and praising God” – which could well describe this time of worship where God is present and his people are responding.  10:46 WORSHIP blends the best of both ancient tradition and modern music and instruments recognizing the ongoing, present-day work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Beginning at 10:46 AM also suggests a more casual worship where you’re invited to come just as you are.

WELCOME TO THE LORD’S TABLE
Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the 10:46 a.m. Service.

The Lord’s Supper should reflect our unity in faith and doctrine (see 1 Corinthians 1:10 & 10:17).  St. Paul urges us, “One should examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (1 Corinthians 11:28). 

In order to receive the blessing of this Sacrament, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Am I truly sorry for my sins and so desire God’s forgiveness?
  2. Do I believe that Jesus is my Savior and that He gives me His true body and true blood with the bread and wine – to forgive all my sins and to assure me of eternal salvation?
  3. Do I plan, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to change my sinful life?

ALL WHO COMMUNE, please record your attendance in the “Welcome Folder” (located in each pew).  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to the Pastor prior to the service, if possible.

AT COMMUNION, an Elder carries the tray of individual cups and the Pastor invites you to drink either from the cup you have taken or from the common cup, which he carries.  Cups in the center circle of the trays contain non-alcoholic wine for those who prefer it.

Church’s Website – www.goodshepherdfrankfort.org is the place to go to keep current about events at Good Shepherd and review last Sunday’s service and sermon.  Check it out and let the church office have your comments and suggestions.

Bible Study Will Resume Today.  The book of Romans study will continue through the end of August.  A sermon series on the book of Romans began last week.  Martin Luther called Romans – “the soul’s daily bread” which “can never be read too often or studied too much.” In fact, Luther said that the book of Romans is worthy for every Christian to know word for word, by heart! You might not memorize it, but you’re invited to study it on Sunday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Good Shepherd has an opportunity for people to be trained and serve on our audio-visual program team. The persons selected would be part of Ralph Sangmeister’s team that prepares Power Point presentations and arranges for their projection, recording sermons, and operating the video camera.  Please contact Ralph, an Elder, the church office, or Pastor if you are inspired to investigate this opportunity.

Summer Worship on Wednesdays (W.o.W.) – is available when you missed worship on Sunday.  It meets evenings at 6:15 p.m. beginning on June 7th and ends August 23rd(No worship on July 12th-VBS)  Each Wednesday uses the previous Sunday sermon and hymns in a little more relaxed and simple format.  Don’t take a vacation from worship this summer.  Worship on Wednesdays.

Save the Dates-Vacation Bible School will be held July 10th through July 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Thank You To Everyone who sent get well cards and for your thoughts and prayers, and for Pastor Hahn’s visits with communion during my stay in the hospital…Roy Sangmeister.

Good Shepherd’s co-ed summer softball team invites you to join the team! Talent scouts will be looking for potential players, but don’t wait for someone to talk to you. Grab a spot on the team before it’s too late. Games begin the week of June 5th and are played on Monday and Thursday evenings, 2 games each evening at 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.  All games are played at Immanuel, Mokena on LaPorte Road (about 3 miles west of LaGrange Rd.)  The softball field is BEHIND the church. If we have enough extra players on the team, it won’t be a problem for you to miss some games for whatever reason. If interested, please contact the church office – 815-469-2549.

Food Pantries – JUNE food items are: Kitchen Staples – sugar, flour, coffee, boxed mixes such as cakes, brownies, cookies, cornbread, pudding, Bisquick, etc.

Item Needed for VBS.  We are trying to collect 500 empty gallon milk or water jugs.  Please soap and rinse them and put the cap back on and leave in the container provided in the gym area.

Buy Scrip and Help Support Our Church.  When participating in the Scrip program, you purchase gift cards for your local retailer (it is just like using cash) and the church receives a percentage back. You can contact Karen by emailing her at LabineJK@aol.com or calling her at 815-693-9561.

Personal Essential Items for P.A.D.S – We are still collecting small (travel size) personal essential items for PADS.  Please consider donating any small soaps, toothpaste, deodorants, shampoos hand sanitizers, etc.

Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher is holding a very large indoor garage sale in their Parish Hall at 540 Oak Park Ave.  Dates are Saturday, June 3rd and Friday and Saturday, June 9th and 10th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  See “The Wall” for more info.

Camp Manitoqua, Frankfort IL is sponsoring their “Spring Into Summer” event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 am until 4:00 p.m. See the notice on “The Wall” for more information.  Please note that girls are required to wear a one piece swimsuit.

Ordering flowers for display in church on Sunday mornings is one way to recognize and celebrate with your church family a special day (i.e., birthday, anniversary...) or significant event (i.e., birth of a child) or in honor or memory of someone. When you decide to order flowers –

            1. Call the church office (815-469-2549) to reserve a Sunday and how you  want the reason for the flowers noted in the bulletin. Please call no
                later than  Wednesday for flowers the following the Sunday.
           2. Order flowers directly from Bokay Flowers (815-469-6063) in Frankfort.  Bokay Flowers will deliver and display the arrangements in church.
           3. There is a minimum order of $40 ($20/arrangement for each side of the  altar).

You are welcome to take your flowers home after 10:46 Worship. Thank you for sharing with your church something or someone special to you.

 
   

Life Quote “God has given this walk of life, fatherhood and motherhood, a special position of honor, higher than that of any walk of life under it ... He distinguishes father and mother above all other persons on earth, and places them next to Himself.” Martin Luther in the Large Catechism – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org                           

Spending regular time in God’s Word is what Jesus’ disciples do and is important at Good Shepherd.  The main goal is not to get through the Bible, but for the Bible to get through to us.  We follow a plan that takes us through the Bible from cover-to-cover in two years.  Each Sunday a text is selected from the previous week’s reading – usually along with two other texts that have some connection.  You’re invited to follow the weekly reading plan.  A special devotional Bible called The Today’s Light Bible is available, if interested, that not only is divided into daily readings but also adds a brief explanation and application each day.

             Today’s Light Reading Plan – Week 74

Monday….…………………………………...... Zechariah 9:1-10:12
Tuesday................................................ Zechariah 11:1-12:14
Wednesday................................................. Zechariah 13:1-9
Thursday................................................... Zechariah 14:1-21
Friday.......................................................... Malachi 1:1-2:17
Saturday...................................................... Malachi 3:1-4:6

Good Shepherd in Worship and Mission
Sunday, May 21 2017:  
8:00: 72 Communion 56; 10:46: 83

Total Weekly Offering:
Sunday, May 21, 2017: $9,675.64

Mission Commitments:

  • Northern Illinois District:  $ 5,000/year
  • Lutheran Bible Translators/Federwitz: $ 3,000/year 
  • Lutheran Church Charities:  $ 2,000/year
  • Sanctuary, Manhattan:  $ 2,000/year
  • Voice of Hope:  $1,500/year
  • Voice of Care:  $ 1,500/year
     

Sanctuary Manhattan:  a mission congregation currently worshipping and actively reaching the Manhattan community. It was begun and is supported by a partnership of area Lutheran congregations - including Good Shepherd with a $2000 yearly commitment. 

Missionaries:  Paul, Ali, Hannah, Levi & Eden Federwitz – Lutheran Bible  Translators working in Ghana, W. Africa supported in part by Good Shepherd’s members.  Please make sure you mark your checks or envelopes appropriately.

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Next Week’s Texts: Zechariah 9:10-11, Romans 3:21-28, John 12:12-16 **************************************************************************************************** 

                 This Week at Good Shepherd

                Today:           Divine Service                                           8:00 a.m.                
                                              Bible Study                            9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                   
                            Worship with Communion                   10:46 a.m.   
Saturday:     AA Meeting                                  10:00 a.m.-Noon

  Upcoming

Baptism of Tyler Ryan Mular, Sunday, June 4th at 10:46 service
Worship on Wednesdays (W.o.W.), June 7th at 6:15 p.m.
Elders’ Meeting, Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.

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Next Week’s Sermon Text: Romans 3:21-28 Theme:  Difference ****************************************************************************************************

Happy Birthday

Jerry Dinnocenzo                      5/29
Vic Frankiewicz                         5/29
Lloyd Martin                              5/31
Ella Green                                   6/2
Jason Striggow                          6/2
Judy Dahlke                               6/3
Ron Grimmenga                       6/3

Happy Anniversary

Calvin & Linda Heflin             5/29
Jay & Vivian Mather               5/30

                                                        SERVING TODAY

                           Divine Service              10:46 Worship

Elder                  Dan Korthauer                    Jim Leonard
Usher                 Ethan Sieb                           Jake Leonard
Usher                 Dennis Tuller                       Nicholas Carollo
Usher                 Linda Heflin                         Christopher Hahn
Acolyte               Ashlee Jackson                   Rachel Leonard
Greeters             Linda Tuller                         Jackie Bormet
Greeters             Gisela Sorensen               
Altar Guild         N/A                                       Linda Sangmeister
Altar Guild         N/A                                      Cathy Phillips
Power Point       Keith Bass                           Paul McGowan
Organist             Sharon Bettenhausen          ------


10:46 Worship team:  Drums:  Ty Foster  Guitar:  Jordan Foster, Curt Murff 
                                            Vocals:  Jeff  Labine, Vocals/Guitars: Andy Foster, Bernie Glim                                 
                                              Vocals/Keys:  Karen Glim, Rachel Glim                                           

Prayers for 5/28/17

Prayer List:  We would like to remember our shut-ins and hospitalized members & friends in our prayers this week.   If you know of anyone whoshould be added to the list at any time, please call the church office. 

Shut-Ins:

  Eileen Bartels
  Mildred Bartels
  Paula Bell
  Millie DeGreve
  Dorothy Koenig
   Jane Kuse
   Marion Kautz
  Evilena Molthan
 
Allen Neuber
 
Paul Schuldt
  Emma Simpson
 
Kay Wessel

Concerns:

  Roy Sangmeister – at Hines Hospital.
  Cal Heflin – chemotherapy
  Marilyn Fulton – mother of Rosemarie Bloomer’s daughter-in-law, 2nd bout of chemotherapy.
  Dorothy Bettenhausen – recovering from hip replacement surgery.
  Dominick – Sharon Korthauer’s friend’s great grandson has a very aggressive cancer.
  Mary Sidler – additional chemotherapy

Vacation Bible School – July 10th-14th

Prayer Requests / Concerns remain on the list for three weeks unless we hear from you.

 

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