177 Luther Lane Office: 815-469-2549
Frankfort, Illinois 60423 Fax: 815-469-1028
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.goodshepherdfrankfort.org
Kevin E. Hahn, Pastor
(Cell: 815-600-0518 or email@example.com)
COVER-TO-COVER THROUGH THE BIBLE
Week 3: Genesis 23-35
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 21, 2018
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:
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. 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 – 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–“Jesus in the Book of Genesis”– that will go from January 7th–February 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 9:30–10:30 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 – 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 – is the name for the Adult Instruction Class beginning soon. 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 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 – 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 –
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 “Adoption Options Workshop” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 “Life issues didn’t arise overnight. Their frequent connection to medical technology can make them seem like recent developments—and advances in understanding physiology and pharmaceuticals have made abortion and euthanasia more efficient and available of late. But these circumstances have been causing society’s difficulties—and providing opportunities to proclaim the Gospel—since ancient times.” 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 4
Monday.................................................. Genesis 36:1-37:36
Tuesday................................................. Genesis 38:1-39:23
Wednesday................................................. Genesis 40:1-23
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: $3,622.22
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: 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 – 7:30 p.m.
8th Grade Confirmation Parents Teacher Meeting, Wednesday, January 31st–7:00 p.m.
***Next Week’s Sermon: Text: Genesis 37:1-10 Theme: Green***
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
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.
Happy Bettenhausen (long distance)
Catherine Leonard – mother of Jim Leonard, colon cancer.
Karen – friend of Kay Schultz and member of St. Paul’s, Matteson, suffered a broken femur. Prayers also for her husband Arnie, she is his caregiver.
Denise Swedko – sister-in-law of Sharon Korthauer, diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.
Mike Kelly – Ray Chaffee’s brother-in-law, blood cancer.
Ted & Wendy Borucki – Donna Chaffee’s stepson’s in-laws, colon cancer.
Kathy – Marilyn Toepper’s neighbor, reoccurring cancer and chemo.
Dannette Kates – Millie Herbst’s niece, brain cancer.
Lane Mather – Delmar and Lois Mather’s son, lung issues, hospitalized, tests.
Prayer Requests / Concerns remain on the list for three weeks unless we hear from you.