Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Preaching, Teaching, and Reaching in Jesus' Name

13th Sunday of Pentecost

Worship with Holy Communion led by
Pastor Knight Wells

9 AM Sunday September 8, 2019

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Second Reading: Philemon 1-21
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33

NEW CHOIR DIRECTOR

GSLC has hired a new choir director, Julia Hartman, who comes to us with eleven years of experience directing adult church choirs and leading youth music programs. She earned a Bachelor’s from Millikin and a Master’s from Illinois State, both in Music Education with specialties in vocals and in technology. Please join us in welcoming Julia September 8.

SEPTEMBER SCROLL NOW AVAILABLE

On our new website at: www.gslc-cu.org/scroll

SUNDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please contact Pastor Wells before Sunday morning if you would like to make an announcement at the beginning of worship. 309-531-8298 or pastor@gslc-cu.org

SERVING SCHEDULE

To see the serving schedule, go to: www.gslc-cu.org/serving-schedule. It is also available under the "God's Work, Our Hands" menu on the top of the new gslc-cu.org website. Please contact Traci in the church office if you would like to assist, or need to change where you appear on the schedule.

EL SALVADOR - GSLC Blog

Our team returned safely from El Salvador. Read about their trip at:
gslc-cu.blogspot.com

MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY

Friday, September 6, 7:00AM at the Original Pancake House

AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Every Friday from 2:45-5:45PM at the church. Snacks, games, homework area. Middle School & High School kids, invite your friends!

TWIN CITY GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW

Saturday, September 7, 7:30AM-5:00PM and Sunday, September 8, 8:00AM-Noon at Good Shepherd

BELL CHOIR REHEARSAL

Every Wednesday, 6:00-7:00PM

BOOK DISCUSSION

Sunsinger, September 8, 6:30PM
Discussion of “Dear Church”, a book by Lenny Duncan. Adults and Youth alike are encouraged to attend.

GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS. WEEK OF SERVICE

September 8-14. This week is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
See below for a list of opportunities, sign up sheets are in the Narthex. Contact Patty Hart (Call or text to 217-714-5886) & Agatha Barnes (Text to 217-721-3666) for more information or if you would like to be added to one of the lists.

CAR WASH - GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS SUNDAY

Sunday, September 8 is God's Work Our Hands Day. Youth & Families of Good Shepherd will be using their hands to provide a FREE car wash for our neighbors.

After remembering your baptism at the font in worship, and how you have been washed clean from sin, you can then roll your car around to the front of the church and have it washed too. FREE LIKE GOD'S GRACE. (Just be aware we are not able to absolve your car of any of its sins.) Contact Jason Fisher to get signed up.

VISITING/SINGING WITH RESIDENTS OF WILLOWBROOK AND AUTUMN FIELDS/GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS WEEK

Sunday, September 8, 11:00AM - Autumn Fields Adult Senior Living Community
Sunday, September 8, 2:00PM - Willowbrook Memory Care on Curtis Rd.
Contact Marilyn Dudley at 217-549-7706 for more info.

EMPTY TOMB CLOTHES SORTING/GOD'S WORK OUR HAND WEEK

Tuesday, September 9, 9:00AM at Empty Tomb, Lead by Jason Fisher

ST. ANDREWS WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL PREP/GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS WEEK

Wednesday, September 11, 2:00-5:30PM, Lead by Michelle Rome (
-St Andrews (on campus) Wednesday Night Chat & Chow. Volunteers will gather in the church kitchen at Good Shepherd to prep/cook soup or chili and salad.
-Food and monetary donations are welcome: 2 - 4 Loaves of Hearty Bread, Tub of Butter, and Dessert choice 1 - Sweets of any type. Dessert choice 2 - Nut free dessert Fresh fruit
-Meal will be delivered to St. Andrews Campus Ministry at 5:30. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join.

KNIT, PRAY, CROCHET/GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS WEEK

Thursday, September 12, 10:00AM - Windsor of Savoy
This month Knit, Pray, Crochet will be during God’s Work our Hands Week. Anyone who can cut, paste and color is welcome. We’re going to be creating some flannel boards with cut- out Bible characters to add to our Children’s Activity Bags. You can also come to knit or crochet. Contact Marilyn Dudley at 217-549-7706.

CANTEEN RUN/GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS WEEK

Thursday, September 12, evening. Contact Jason Fisher for more info.

BIRTHDAY BAGS/GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS WEEK

Friday, September 13, 3:00-5:30PM. We will be shopping for items and assembling the bags at the church. Contact Patty Hart (Call or text to 217-714-5886) & Agatha Barnes (Text to 217-721-3666) for more information.

WELCA BOOK CLUB

Thursday, September 12, 9:30AM in the Choir Room
"The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

Friday, September 13, 5:00-8:00PM, Fellowship Hall
Kids 5 months to 5th Grade are welcome
National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!
Contact Jason Fisher if interested.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School starts September 15!
Youth classes meet 10:15-11:15AM
Teachers, assistants, and music leaders needed! Sign up to help with Youth Sunday School at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4aa5a72da6fd0-sunday.

ADULT FORUM

Join us for Adult Forum! Adult Forum kicks off on September 15 at 10:30AM in the Choir Room. Pastor Wells will lead us in a discussion on the ELCA’s Social Statements and perspective on Advocacy. High school students are welcome to join the discussion.

PRISON MINISTRY CLOTHING NEEDS

The clothing closet inventory is getting low on the following donated items:
-Dress Pants and Blue Jeans (Blue Jeans seem to be preferred) Sizes: Waist 34-40
-Long and Short Sleeve Shirts Sizes: 3X and 4X
-Sweatshirts Sizes: Large to 4X
-Coats (Zip up jackets or winter coats, not dress coats) Sizes: Large to 4X

EMPTY TOMB, INC.

empty tomb, inc. is in need of someone who attends church regularly to be the Wed. afternoon (1-5 PM) Receptionist. Please contact them by calling 217-356-2262 and asking for the Volunteer Coordinator, or by emailing volcoor@emptytomb.org

EMPTY TOMB CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

empty tomb, inc. Christmas Giveaway is in December and they need your help putting together donations. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays. Call Cindy at 217-356-2262 to set up a time to help.
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