GOOD SHEPHERD NEWS & NOTES
April 23, 2017
WELCOME TO GOOD SHEPHERD in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Large-print worship folders and printed liturgy are available from the ushers. Ushers will also be able to help with hearing assist devices for your audio needs. The cry room is located in the northwest corner of the sanctuary for your convenience. If you have other questions or needs, please stop at the information center. You are invited to stay for coffee, juice, and goodies in the fellowship hall provided by the youth of Good Shepherd following the 8 am service. The free-will offering at the window is used to support youth activities at Good Shepherd. Refreshment time will be followed by Sunday School (check at the information center for locations) and Bible study in the fellowship hall. Funds gathered during the Bible study will be sent to Pastor David Preus, missionary in the Dominican Republic. May God richly bless our time together and please come again.
BIBLE STUDY TODAY: Pastor Poppe will be continuing the Bible study on the Formula of Concord, one of the key confessional documents in the Book of Concord. This study is a part of our year-long emphasis on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (October 31, 2017). Topics include original sin, free will, justification, good works, the Lord’s Supper and predestination.
LIFE MOMENT: “What a kingdom opportunity for us to proclaim to our church and society that the pain and grief caused by abortion can be taken away! Proclaim the good news of forgiveness in your words and actions. There is hope in Jesus the light of life for all of us for all time.
SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE: Pastor Maronde is leading a study of the basics of what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess as they are taken from God’s Word. Today’s topic is “The Christian’s Life of Prayer.” Topics of future weeks will be Baptism, Confession & Absolution, The Office of the Keys & Confession, and The Lord’s Supper. If you are interested in joining this class in the coming weeks, just come to room 109 on the main level at 9:20 am on Sundays.
VOTERS’ MEETING: Good Shepherd’s School Board has called a voters’ meeting for Sunday, April 30th at 9:10 am in the sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on extending a call to Mary Arrick to be our school administrator/teacher. Information about Mrs. Arrick is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.
AHLMAN SUPPORT: The Good Shepherd Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who supported the Ahlman’s Mission Abroad focus in any way. You may be aware that Dr. Ahlman has resigned from this particular mission and that he and his family will be returning to the USA. The funds collected will be given to the Ahlmans to assist them as they make this transition. If anyone would prefer their donation to be returned or redirected, please call Maureen Marshall at 402.420.6239 or 402.902.9125 by May 10th. Continue to pray for the Ahlmans’ safe return and acclimation back to the states.
HIGHER THINGS MEETING: There will be a meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm for those traveling to the Higher Things Youth Conference. We need to talk about some things and make decisions regarding hotel accommodations, etc. for the trip. If you have any questions, please contact Marc Huff at 402.890.9752.
PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY – FOR COURAGE: “May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions.” (Deuteronomy 31: 6)
STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: John 20: 19 “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” Jesus spends a lot of His time telling the disciples to not be afraid. Our fears constantly hem us in and prevent us from following the Lord’s will. But there is no need to fear. Jesus has conquered. No fear can keep us locked up; we have been set free by Jesus for lives that declare His marvelous deeds.
REFORMATION INSERTS: Today we will continue with week twenty-three in a series of inserts in the News and Notes that will lead up to the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation celebration. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany kicking off the Lutheran Reformation. These inserts were created by the pastors of the Southeast Circuit of the North Dakota District of the LCMS to offer opportunities for additional learning about the history of the Church before the Reformation took place, and how God worked to bring His Church back to the Word of God. We continue today with a look at “Luther’s Exile in the Wartburg and the Translation of the German Bible.”
SOUP SUPPER: The Lincoln chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is sponsoring a soup supper with homemade soups, rye bread, and desserts on Friday, April 28th from 5-7 pm at the WSI hall, 1430 N. 10th St. Tickets for adults will be available at the door for $8.00. For more information, call 402.420.9580.
LINCOLN MARATHON: The 40th Lincoln Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 7th from 7 am until about 2 pm. Expect traffic delays along the route of the marathon. Runners are given the right of way during the race. Long waits can be avoided by driving around the course. South 70th St. will be open for the entirety of the race. Areas to avoid are north/south routes from 10th St. to 56th St. and Normal to Highway 2. Due to road construction on S. 16th St., S. 17th St. will be closed from Vine St. to South St. from 6:50 am to about 8:30 am.
OFFICE STAFFING: Jan will be out of the office at times for the next several weeks because of Ken’s total knee replacement. If you have information for the church office you can send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can leave a message on voice mail at 402.423.7639. If you are having an emergency, please contact your elder, one of the pastors, or call Christina Schellenbach at 785.713.2898 and she will forward your message. Thank you for you patience during the coming weeks.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 23:
Mon. 8:15 am Chapel
7:00 pm Briarhurst Assn. Meeting
7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00 pm Boy Scouts – Troop 22 – fellowship hall
Tues. 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study
8:15 am Chapel
Wed. 5:30 pm Midweek Classes
6:30 pm Midweek Service
7:30 pm Bible Study
Thurs. NO SCHOOL
1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study
2 pm & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
Fri. NO SCHOOL
8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
Sun. 8:00 am Divine Service/Communion
9:10 am Voters’ Meeting
9:30 am Sunday School & Bible Study
Sun. 10:30 am Divine Service/Communion
ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
Elder: Kurt Stradley
Organist: Connie Stauffer
Acolytes: 8:00 am: Bella Steinhauser
10:30 am: Peyton Nichols
Greeters: 8:00 am: Terry & Deb Princ
10:30 am: Arlene Nelson
Coffeemakers: Lavern & Beverly Obermeier
Information Center: Vicki Hughes
Ushers: 8:00 am: Luverne Myers, Dale Borneman, Matt Fritz, Renos Kunz
10:30 am: Aaron & Rachel Wagner, Ben Simnitt, Jacob Simnitt, Aaron Williamson
Communion Set-up: Suzie Znamenacek
Communion Clean-up: Katherine Williamson
Please contact the church office if the following prayer requests have become outdated. If you have a prayer request for the News & Notes or for the prayer chain, please contact the church office at (402) 423-7639.
* Jerry McGinn, friend of Bob Van Valkenburg, battling multiple severe medical problems.
* Celeste, niece of Joe Velasquez, struggling with cancer.
* Emily Schmeling, recovering from knee surgery.
* Ed Velasquez, brother of Joe Velasquez, dealing with health issues and needing home health care.
* Mary Ann Proescholdt, in hospice care at Savannah Pines, rm. 102.
* Sonya Brous, friend of Dee Indgjer, added to the heart transplant waiting list. Pray that a suitable heart will become available soon.
* Lorelee Novak, for a return of strength through healing and physical therapy.
* Diane Gavalier, cousin of Gary Heckman, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
* Duane Kratke, brother-in-law of Gary & Debra Baker and Bob & Gerayne Yelkin, whose cancer has spread throughout his body. Please pray for peace for Duane and peace and comfort for his family.
* Betty Bluhm, continued prayers. She is finished with radiation treatments and beginning medication.
* Bonnie Gass, placed in hospice care at Tabitha.
* Ted Oehlert, cousin of Myrna Heckman, diagnosed with prostate cancer and kidney problems.
* Anna Eisenmann, struggling with lupus and in treatment.
* Larry Eisenmann, battling cancer and receiving chemo.
* Carl & Callie, for peace and patience in their wait to adopt a child.
* Warren Zakapco, friend of Dale & Marilyn Meyer, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his lungs and brain cancer.
* for Ken Knaus, having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday.
* for Bridgette and Sophie, stepsister and niece of Rachel Wagner, in an accident.
* Beth Strasheim, friend of Gary & Myrna Heckman, diagnosed with breast cancer.
* Ralph Humphrey, Jr., having multiple medical issues.
* Shelley Ball, daughter of a friend of Cathy Meints, that doctors would find the source and treatment for her medical issues.
* Betty Kieselhorst, recovering from an infection.
* the son-in-law of Rollie & Marj Victor, dealing with health issues.
* Kristen Liguori, sister of Karolyn Husa.
* Desi Kessler, recovering from surgery.
* Rollie Victor, at the Ambassador recovering from a fall.
* Del Meints, for healing of his eye.
* Cassie Borneman, recovering at home.
* Karolyn Husa, with health issues.
* Janet Ball, friend of Cathy Meints, for healing of her heart.
* Cindy Worster, friend of Cathy Meints, for pain relief.
* Carol Navratil, for good test results.
* Sharon Wilkens, recovering from broken bones due to a fall.
* Raymond, father of Deb Burow, recovering from surgery.
FOR PEACE AND COMFORT: “But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.” Psalm 94: 22
* for the family of Melissa Macklin, whose grandfather was taken to his eternal home recently.
* for the family of Brett Clark, co-worker of Dee Indgjer, who was taken to his eternal home recently. Please include his wife, Julie in your prayers.
* for the family of Louis Schulz, father of Wendi Schulz, who was called to his eternal home recently.
* for the family of Alice Krause, mother of Patty Plambeck, who was taken to her eternal home recently.
* for the family of Sam Malone, who was taken to his eternal home this week.
FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS:
Lois Herpolsheimer Lynda Mahloch Bonnie Gass
Arlene Hadenfeldt Leola Krehnke Dr. Bob Heins
Anita Armitstead Clara Deines Lois Goeres
Mary Ann Goeschel Darlene Wiese Don Wiese
THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE:
Victoria Sample Disney Turek Cooper DeWitt
Ryan Hausfeld Cindy Fox Carol Parrott
Maria Schwarz Sheryl Chism Lynn Poppe
Dorette Kleinkauf Rollie Victor Anne Nelson
Susanna Cantarero Zoe Groff Willis Legband
Gloria Henning Diane Greckel Nevaeh Kessler
FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
Ron Van Valkenburg Beth Eisenmann
BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
April 23 Marissa Ayotte, Scott Pierson
April 25 Lyle Muth, Damian Thompson
April 26 Jenny Higgins, Erin Klutz, Kristin Wegner, Dorothy White
April 28 Mark Renken, Andrew Wood
April 29 Alanna Everman, Frederick Allison, Gene Harms, Dick Large
ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
April 25 Brian & Lisa Etherton
Dale & Marilyn Meyer
Mark & Becky Renken
April 26 Rick & Paula Erickson
Charles & Nancy Fleck
Greg & Julie Potter
Bryan & Sandy Prenosil
April 27 Dan & Erica Alexander
Brandon & Renee Jackson
Rich & Lorelee Novak