21 January 2018 Sunday Bulletin


 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)


Week 3: Genesis 23-35
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 21, 2018

Sharing Christ ‚Äď Changing Lives!¬† Good Shepherd is a Christian family committed to responding to our Lord‚Äôs love and command to ‚Äúmake disciples of all nations‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúWelcome Folder‚ÄĚ 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.

The 8:00 Divine Service and 10:46 Worship are projected on the screen.

Outlines of each service are included in this folder.


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 ‚Äúheard the Gentiles speaking in tongues and praising God‚ÄĚ ‚Äď 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‚Äôre invited to come just as you are.

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the 8:00 a.m. Service.

The Lord‚Äôs Supper should reflect our unity in faith and doctrine (see 1 Corinthians 1:10 & 10:17).¬† St. Paul urges us, ‚ÄúOne should examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup‚ÄĚ (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 ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄúWelcome Folder‚ÄĚ (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‚Äôs Website ‚Äď www.goodshepherdfrankfort.org is the place to go to keep current about events at Good Shepherd. Some of the things available are:
·        Preview of Sundays announcements (Under connect)
·        Current and upcoming events at Good Shepherd (Welcome page)
·        Sermon Audios and videos of special sermons like Thanksgiving and Christmas (Sermons)
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Pictorial directory of members and frequent attendees (connect ‚Äď Log in..see¬† Maggie or Ron for assistance)
·        Church calendar of events and times (Under connect)
Check it out and let the church office have your comments and suggestions.

Sunday Adult Bible Study¬† This is a 5-week series‚Äď‚ÄúJesus in the Book of Genesis‚ÄĚ‚Äď that will go from January 7th‚ÄďFebruary 11th.¬† In Luke 24, Jesus said that Moses wrote about him which would include Genesis because Moses wrote Genesis.¬† The Bible Study meets in the fellowship hall from 9:30‚Äď10:30 a.m. Come early for coffee and refreshments.

Holy Baptism:  James Edwin Browning will be born into the family of God through Holy Baptism today at the 10:46 worship. James was born to Jami Browning on December 10, 2017. His sponsors today are Michael Lackenbach and Carrie Lackenbach.  Proud Grandparents are Ralph and Linda Sangmeister.

Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday at Good Shepherd.  Steve Jellema, from P.A.S.S. Pregnancy Care Centers, will be our guest speaker at each worship service.   A door offering will be collected to support P.A.S.S. in all they do.

The  next Voter’s Meeting is January 28th between worship services.  The Voter’s packets are now available in the narthex.  Please plan on attending.

We now have Children’s Bible available at service.  Bibles may be used during service by young children.

Food Pantries ‚Äst Now that Winter is officially here, ¬†January will be soup month.¬† It can be pre-made soup or products to make and serve soup with, i.e. beans, chicken broth, cans of chicken meat, noodles, crackers, etc.

Answers ‚Äď is the name for the Adult Instruction Class beginning soon. Together we‚Äôll 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‚Ķ, then ANSWERS is where you need to be. Want to know God better ‚Äď find out more about Good Shepherd ‚Äď get to know others new to the congregation ‚Äď and become a member of Good Shepherd ‚Äď then ANSWERS is for you. ANSWERS will meet for 12 weeks most likely on a Monday or Tuesday evening.¬† Please consider this a personal invitation. Call the church office if interested

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.

Your 2018 Giving Envelopes are available outside the office.

The 2018 Golden Opportunity Books are  available.   They are $25.00 each and help support our Youth Ministry.  Stop by the church office to pick yours up today!  You can also contact Pastor Hahn on Sunday mornings.

Worship for Shut Ins is now  known as Worship Anew. Same program, new name.  Visit www.worshipanew.org for more information.

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

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 ‚Äď
         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
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.

The Northern Illinois Life Task Force presents ‚ÄúAdoption Options Workshop‚ÄĚ on February 3, 2018 from 8:30 to Noon at St. Peter Lutheran Church (202 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194).¬† Registration is $10 payable at door with checks payable to NID, memo Life Task Force. Reserve your seat by calling Kris Blackwell 630.234.1491 or emailing her at kbwrk123@gmail.com.¬† Women who choose not to abort their unborn child often will look to have that child adopted upon birth.¬† But did you know that fertilized eggs leftover from the in vitro fertilization process may also be adopted rather than killed?¬† Then for others, fostering children can provide temporary love and support to families in crisis.¬† All these are ways that Love Affirms Life!¬† Topics for this workshop include Understanding the Adoption Process in Illinois, Embryo Adoption, and A different kind of Foster Care program called Safe Families.

Father and sons, join Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center for our Forge weekend retreat February 9-10, 2018.  Designed to give fathers the opportunity to commission their cons to begin the process of becoming men through biblical teaching and hands on learning.  Visit Manitoqua.org/forge for information and to register or call the office at 815-469-2319.

Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center is looking for Camp Counselors for the summer of 2018.  Visit Manitoqua.org/summer for more information and to apply or call our office at 815-469-2319.

Life Quote Quote ‚ÄúLife issues didn‚Äôt arise overnight. Their frequent connection to medical technology can make them seem like recent developments‚ÄĒand advances in understanding physiology and pharmaceuticals have made abortion and euthanasia more efficient and available of late. But these circumstances have been causing society‚Äôs difficulties‚ÄĒand providing opportunities to proclaim the Gospel‚ÄĒsince ancient times.‚ÄĚ Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life ‚Äď A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life ‚ÄĘ www.lutheransforlife.org

Spending regular time in God‚Äôs Word is what Jesus‚Äô 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‚Äôs reading ‚Äď usually along with two other texts that have some connection.¬† You‚Äôre invited to follow the weekly reading plan.¬† A special devotional Bible called The Today‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Light Reading Plan ‚Äď Week 4

Monday.................................................. Genesis 36:1-37:36
Tuesday................................................. Genesis 38:1-39:23
Wednesday................................................. Genesis 40:1-23
Thursday............................................……...Genesis 41:1-40
Friday.........................................................Genesis 41:41-57
Saturday.................................................Genesis 42:1-44:34

Good Shepherd in Worship and Mission:

Sunday, January 14, 2018:  8:00 am: 50; 10:46 am: 76 Communion: 58
Total Weekly Offering:
Sunday, January 14, 2018: 

Mission Commitments:

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

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

                                                **Next Week Texts:  Genesis 37:1-10, Romans1:18-23, 28-32, Matthew 15:9-15**                                                     

  This Week at Good Shepherd

 Sunday:          Divine Service with Communion                   8:00 a.m. 
(1/21/18)          Bible Study & Sunday School              9:30-10:30 a.m.
                               Worship                                                             10:46 a.m.
Monday:            Weight WatchersMeeting                            9:30 a.m.
Wednesday:    Confirmation                                                     6:00 p.m.
                               7th grade Confirmation
                               Parents Teacher Meeting                                7:00 p.m.
Saturday:         AA Meeting                                   10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m                                          

Voters Meeting, Sunday, January 28th between services
Confirmation, Wednesday, January 31st, 6:00 ‚Äď 7:30 p.m.
8th Grade Confirmation Parents Teacher Meeting, Wednesday, January 31st‚Äď7:00 p.m.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

***Next Week’s Sermon: Text: Genesis 37:1-10 Theme: Green***

Happy Birthday

Delaney Jackson                 1/21
James Leonard                    1/21
Joshua Schroeder               1/24
Eric Albert                            1/25
Amy Brandau                       1/25
Keegan Jackson                   1/25
Ruth Marquardt                  1/26

                                                                  SERVING TODAY

                                             Divine Service          10:46 Worship

Elder                                   John DeBruzzi             Ron Ekstrom
Usher                                  Audrey Martin              Brandon Bartels
Usher                                  Taylor Schlinger          Cameron Bartels
Usher                                  Paul Molthan               Aaron Bartels
Acolyte                               Ava Dees                       Aaron Herbst
Greeters                             Gisela Sorensen          Jackie Bormet
Altar Guild                        Barbara Martin            -------
Altar Guild                        Bev Couch                     -------
Power Point                     Lloyd Martin                 Ralph Sangmeister
Power Point Asst            Emma Bettenhausen   Jason Utermark
Organist                           Kay Schultz                     ------

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 1/21/18

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

Eileen Bartels
Mildred Bartels 
Paula Bell 
Millie DeGreve
Jane Kuse 
Marion Kautz
Evilena Molthan 

Allen Neuber 
Emma Simpson
Kay Wessel

Happy Bettenhausen  (long distance)  


Catherine Leonard ‚Äď mother of Jim Leonard, colon cancer.
Karen ‚Äď friend of Kay Schultz and member of St. Paul‚Äôs, Matteson, suffered a broken femur. Prayers also for her husband Arnie, she is his caregiver.
Denise Swedko ‚Äď sister-in-law of Sharon Korthauer, diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.
Mike Kelly ‚Äď Ray Chaffee‚Äôs brother-in-law, blood cancer.
Ted & Wendy Borucki ‚Äď Donna Chaffee‚Äôs stepson‚Äôs in-laws, colon cancer.
Kathy ‚Äď Marilyn Toepper‚Äôs neighbor, reoccurring cancer and chemo.
Dannette Kates ‚Äď Millie Herbst‚Äôs niece, brain cancer.
Lane Mather ‚Äď Delmar and Lois Mather‚Äôs son, lung issues, hospitalized, tests.

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