24 September 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 90: 2 Corinthians 5-Galatians 2
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 24, 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.

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.

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.

A New Adult Bible Study (Sept. 17th-Oct. 22nd)   Enjoy a 6-week discussion of end time related subjects that surfaced from our study of the book of Romans.  Everyone will receive a helpful booklet for use during our study.  You’re invited Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

A New Sunday Worship Series (Sept. 17th-Oct. 22nd) DISCIPLE  – is a word that the Bible uses to describe everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior. The church today, in general, has lost sight of who they are and what they have been called to be and do. Over the course of six weeks, we’re going to explore what someone signs up for when they become a disciple of Jesus. Coming to faith in Jesus is just the beginning. Each week will include an opportunity to be challenged and make a commitment. Please pray that we will grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through this series – beginning with yourself.

It’s Not Too Late to Join the new Answers Class – is the name for the Adult Instruction Class this Fall. Together we’ll cover more than just the basics. We also discuss some very difficult topics. Whether a lifelong Lutheran or just visiting, if you have questions about the Bible, God, church, you, heaven, baptism…, then ANSWERS is where you need to be. Want to know God better – find out more about Good Shepherd – get to know others new to the congregation – and become a member of Good Shepherd – then ANSWERS is for you. ANSWERS began last Tuesday and will meet for a total of 12 weeks on Tuesdays from  6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please consider this a personal invitation. Call 815-469-2549 or email (gsoffice1234@yahoo.com) if interested.

A Joint Reformation Worship Service will be held TODAY, Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 6850 W 159th St, Tinley Park, IL. The Guest Preacher will be Northern Illinois District President Dan Gilbert. The Guest Preacher will be Northern Illinois District President Dan Gilbert. This communion worship service will also include special vocal and instrumental music. Come join us for this festive celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Refreshments will be served after the worship service. The event is being hosted by the congregations of Circuit S25.

The NEW 2018 Golden Opportunity Books are now available.  Stop by the church office to pick yours up today!  You can also contact Pastor Hahn on Sunday mornings.

Consider being a Secret Prayer Partner for an 8th grader in confirmation. We have 7 this year (6 girls, 1 boy). A Secret Prayer Partner regularly prays for their confirmation partner and remembers him/her with a card and/or gift/treat throughout the year. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Karen LaBine - labineJK@aol.com.

Women’s Bible Study -  Come join us beginning Tuesday, October 3rd for a weekly study of “Book of Esther” You can come either in the morning at 10:00 a.m. or evening at 6:45 p.m.  The cost of the book is approximately $17.50.  Please RSVP by tomorrow, September 18th so that any books can be ordered.  Please call Sharon Korthauer at 708-534-5157 or Billie Clausing at 815-469-3266

Check Out The New “A Treasure Revealed: Martin Luther and the Events of the Reformation”
pamphlet in the round pamphlet display.

Christian Educational SupportThis is a reminder that Good Shepherd encourages Christian education by offering financial support for member students attending other LCMS church schools. If we can be of financial assistance, please contact the Pastor, a member of the Endowment committee or a church Elder.

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

Food Pantries - As School Begins We Will Be Collecting Single Serve Food Items that can go in school lunches such as fruit cups, applesauce, drink boxes, crackers and cheese, granola bars, potato chips, mac and cheese, small bags of cookies, soups, etc.

Worship for Shut-Ins – If you know someone who is a shut-in, they can watch “Worship for Shut-ins” on TV in Chicago and Northwest Indiana on Comcast Channel 138 Sunday at 11:30 am  (Total Living) or on Direct TV Channel 377 Sunday at 10:30 am  Total Christian Television (TCT).  Or they can view the worship services online at ttps://www.worshipforshutins.org/onlineviewing.

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.

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  “We have been freely received by the Lord God … Since He generously extends compassion and forgiveness to each human being, we receive as freely, respect as fully, and defend as fiercely as we have been received, respected, and defended.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life – 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 91

Monday……....…………………………….......... Galatians 3:1-29
Tuesday...................................................... Galatians 4:1-31
Wednesday..............................................Galatians 5:1-6:18
Thursday...................................................Ephesians 1:1-23
Friday........................................................Ephesians 2:1-22
Saturday....................................................Ephesians 3:1-21

Good Shepherd in Worship and Mission
Sunday, September 17, 2017:
 8:00: 64 Communion 56; 10:46: 70

Total Weekly Offering:
Sunday, September 17, 2017:  $5,005.58

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 partnershipof area Lutheran congregations - including Good Shepherd with a $2000 yearlycommitment. 

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 Texts:
Galatians 6:9-10, Matthew 25:31-40
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                                                                                           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.
                                                   Monday:        Weight Watchers                                                                        9:30 a.m.
                                                   Tuesday:        Answers Class                                                         6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
                                                  Wednesday:  Confirmation Class                                                 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
                                                  Saturday:        AA Meeting                                                          10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
                                                                                          
                                                                 

                     Upcoming        
               Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at 10:00 a.m. or 6:45 p.m.
Answers Class, Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
Confirmation Class, Wednesday, Oct 4th at 6:00 p.m.  


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               Next Week’s Sermon Text: Matthew 6:19-24 Theme: GIVE
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Happy Birthday

Bernie Glim                         9/24
Beverly Mulvihill                9/24
Dana Eaheart                      9/27
Kyle Lynn Ehrich                9/27
Ashlee Jackson                    9/27
Robert Witt                          9/27
Les Chayken                         9/28

Happy Anniversary

Ken & Jill Sidlowski            9/30                         

                                               SERVING TODAY

                               Divine Service             10:46 Worship

Elder                       Dan Korthauer                 Paul Herbst
Usher                      Darryl Clausing                Kyle Eaheart
Usher                      Billie Clausing                  Nicholas Carollo
Usher                      Linda Heflin                     Christopher Hahn
Acolyte                    Ashlee Jackson               Rachel Leonard
Greeters                  Barbara Martin                Linda Sangmeister
Greeters                  Bill Moser                        Sharon Wandersee
Altar Guild               ------                                Jackie Bormet
Altar Guild               ------                                Laurie LeBeau
Power Point             Keith Bass                      Ralph Sangmeister
Organist                  Lloyd Martin                     ------

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

Prayers for 9/24/17

Prayer List:  We would like to remember our shut-ins and hospitalized members & friends in our prayers this week.  

Shut-Ins:

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

Concerns:

Roy Sangmeister – at Hines Hospital.
Bob Schlinger – therapy.
Stephen Jones – father of Lindsey Martin, suffering from arterial blockages in his legs and in carotid artery.

Deaths:

Loretta Manns, mother of Shirley McNally, was called to her eternal home on September 6, 2017.  A graveside service will take place Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at Oak Glen Lutheran Cemetery, 2270 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL.


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

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