19 November 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 98: Hebrews 8-12
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 19, 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.

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 “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 8:00 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.

Sunday Adult Bible Study 5-week series from Lutheran Hour Ministries called: “A Man Named Martin – Part 3: The Movement.”  From Luther's 95 Theses in 1517 to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, God was at work in the Reformation. Fierce debates over Scripture, church doctrine, and late medieval church practice led to theological positions articulating salvation as God's grace in action, with man being left to add nothing to his own salvation. We will see how the Reformation transformed European society and, eventually, left a profound impression around the globe. This video-based study meets in the fellowship hall from 9:30-10:30AM November 5-December 3.

Faces of the ReformationSince the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet 5 men and women who had some part to play in the reformation.  Each Sunday between October 29th and November 26th, an insert will introduce you to one of the faces of the Reformation (Martin Luther, Katharina von Bora, Philipp Melanchthom, Jan Hus, Ulrich Zwingli).

Today’s Altar Flowers are in loving memory of Ray Chaffee from Donna Chaffee on the one year anniversary of his death.

Congratulations to Tyler Gold who was presented the Eagle Scout award on November 5th.
       
     

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        Celebrate Thanksgiving Day this week with your church family in worship on Thursday at 9:00 a.m.  Our heavenly Father  
        invite us together as a family at the Lord's table
 


This year’s Mitten Tree mission is to provide gifts to the boys and girls of Mercy Home. Each mitten has been marked with specific items that the children need.   Stop by the tree in the narthex and choose a few mittens.  Please DO NOT WRAP the gifts.  Simply attach the mitten to the gift and place it under the tree.   GIFTS MUST BE DONATED BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD.  If you have any questions, call Sharon Korthauer at 708-534-5157.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

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 Christmas Flowers
:  Poinsettias will be available again this year to beautify our chancel for Christmas services.   Deadline for    ordering is  Wednesday, Dec 13th. Forms will be available on November 26th.  



Women’s Bible Study Come join us on Tuesdays for a weekly study of “Book of Esther” You can come either in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. or evening at 6:45 p.m.

Food Pantries –  We Are Thankful For All Of Our Blessings  As Thanksgiving approaches, our donations for November will be anything you might use at your Thanksgiving table such as stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, noodles, pumpkin pie filling, etc.  Just a reminder, the Food Pantries will not accept outdated items.  

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.

The NEW 2018 Golden Opportunity Books are now 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.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.

The Lincoln-Way Area Chorale will present their 2017 Holiday Concert, “Best Loved Holiday Favorites” today, Sunday, November 19th at 3:00 p.m. at Lincoln-Way East Auditorium, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort, IL. 

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  “A child who has been adopted by loving parents knows from the outset that he is loved because he knows they chose him. He was not simply accepted because he was conceived and born into their midst but was sought out to become their child. God is like that with us! ‘Although it may appear outwardly that we make our way toward God, the joyful and wonderful truth is that it is God who comes to us’ (Matthew the Poor).” Abbot Tryphon, Vashon Island, Washington – 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 99   

Monday……….………….……………Hebrews 13:1-25
Tuesday.………………..……………..……James 1:1-27
Wednesday……….……..……......……..James 2:1-26
                                                      Thursday.…………….………..………....James 3:1-18                                                       
                                                         Friday…………………..…….…………....James 4:1-17                                                          
  Saturday…..……….............………..…James 5:1-20   

 

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  OUT OUR CALLING AS DISCIPLES.

  Jesus said, “If you abide in My Word,
  you are truly My disciples” (John 8:31).

 


Good Shepherd in Worship and Mission:

Sunday, November 12, 2017:  8:00: 86; 10:46: 62 Communion: 36

Total Weekly Offering:
Sunday, November 12, 2017:  $4,473.90

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.

                         ***Next Week Texts: James 5:7-8; John 18:33-37 ***                                        

                                                This Week at Good Shepherd

Today:            
Divine Service with Communion                                 8:00 a.m.
                            Bible Study                                                   9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
                            Worship                                                                           10:46 a.m.
Monday:         Weight Watchers                                                             9:30 a.m.
Tuesday:         Women’s Bible Study                              1:00 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
                           Answers Class                                              6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
                            Men of Integrity (MOI)                                                  7:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  NO CONFIRMATION CLASS
Thursday:      Thanksgiving Service with Communion                     9:00 a.m.
Saturday:       AA Meeting                                                10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                 

                                                               Upcoming

                                   Women’s Bible Study, Nov. 28th at 1:00 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
                                         Answers Class, Tuesday, Nov.28th  at 6:30 p.m.
                          Confirmation Class, Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
           
                 ***Next Week’s Sermon Text
John 18:33-37 Theme:  King***

Happy Birthday

Al Treftz                                    11/20
Ron Ekstrom                            11/21
Darryl Clausing                        11/23
Paul Molthan                            11/24

Anniversary

Ralph & Linda Sangmeister   11/19
Dan & Sharon Korthauer        11/21

                                                      SERVING TODAY


                                         Divine Service           10:46 Worship

Elder                                 Dan Korthauer               Paul Herbst
Usher                                Taylor Schlinger             Roger Wandersee
Usher                                Billie Clausing                Gerry Stewart
Usher                                Linda Heflin                  
Acolyte                              Paige Pietrzak                Aaron Herbst
Greeters                            Shirley Jones                 Jackie Bormet
Greeters                            Judy Manthei                 Linda Sangmeister
Altar Guild                        Bev Couch                      ------
Altar Guild                        Gisela Sorensen            ------
Power Point                      Stephan Schobel           Ralph Sangmeister
Power Point Assistant    Audrey Martin               Danielle Santoro
Organist                            Marilyn Toepper            ------

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 11/19/17

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

Happy Bettenhausen  (long distance)  – c/o Prairie View Lutheran Home, 403 N. 4th St., Box 4, Danforth,  IL  60930.  Phone:  815-269-2529

Concerns:

Catherine Leonard – mother of Jim Leonard, colon cancer.
Dean Boren – brother-in-law of Billie & Darryl Clausing, hospitalized with bleeding brain aneurysm.
Shirley Weiss – friend of Donna Chaffee, who is recovering from surgery and undergoing treatment for colon cancer.


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

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