News and Notes – 8/6/2017
August 8th, 2017 by

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. Please turn off all cell phones and do not bring food or drink into the sanctuary. 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 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 Bible study will be designated to Good Shepherd’s mission through KNNA 95.7 FM.  May God richly bless our time together and please come again.

BIBLE STUDY TODAY: Pastor Poppe will be leading the Bible study in the fellowship hall. Because we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, we have been studying the Formula of Concord, one of the key confessional documents in the Book of Concord. Topics include original sin, free will, justification, good works, the Lord’s Supper, and predestination. Today we will continue studying the Lord’s Supper.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY  will focus on studying the Reformation using the Luther movie. Pastor Maronde, Vicar Short, Marc & Beth Huff, and Andrew & Jeana Wood will be leading these sessions. Today we will look at the religion of the Middle Ages. This class will be in the youth room on the upper level beginning at 9:20 am on Sundays.

LIFE MOMENT: As Christians, we have a responsibility to provide comfort to the sick, as we do not want anyone to suffer. That is why we promote work to improve palliative care so doctors will have a better means to relieve suffering at life’s end until God calls us home to heaven where there is no suffering. Let us put our trust in Him.

STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: Jeremiah 23: 17 “They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say ‘No disaster shall come upon you.” Jeremiah’s day sounds a lot like our own: with self-appointed prophets in the popular media telling people exactly what they want to hear. But preachers of the true Word of the Lord do us the sometimes difficult favor of telling us what is actually true. And that often challenges us, shows us our sins, and calls us to repentance and a change in life.

AHLMAN SUPPORT: At the end of the 10:30 am service today, there will be a presentation of the funds donated to support the Ahlmans from the LWIM held Lenten meal.

PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY — FOR SELF-DISCIPLINE: “Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is just and right . (Proverbs 1: 3)

NEW BIBLE STUDY: Vicar Short will be leading a new Bible study on Wednesday evenings starting August 2nd. The class will meet after church (approx. 7:30 pm) in the fellowship hall and will study Psalm 119.

KNNA RADIO will have a board meeting after the midweek service, August 9.

DISNEY TUREK is this years Take Steps Crohn’s and Colitis Honored Hero. His team is having a fundraiser at Raising Canes, 58th and Old Cheney on August 29th from 5-8 pm. Raising Canes will donate 20% of each sale to the CCFA in Disney’s name. You do not need a flier to participate. Everyone is welcome; bring your family and friends. Thank you for all of your support and prayers as Disney fights Crohn’s disease.

MIDWEEK PARENT/STUDENT MEETING: We will be having a special meeting on Wed., Aug. 16th at 5:30 pm for parents and students who will be in grades 4-8 and high school students who have not been confirmed to discuss this year’s confirmation classes. Last year was a transitional year as we made some major changes to midweek and junior confirmation for the future. We will discuss objectives, expectations, memory work, church and Sunday School attendance, and any other items pertaining to our education and instruction of students. If for some reason, you are not able to attend, please contact one of the pastors so that we can be on the same page in the expectations and goals of our instruction.

GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH PICNIC: Come  today for the annual Good Shepherd picnic beginning at 3 pm at the home of Scott & Susan McKinney, 3231 Covered Bridge Rd. Come and meet & welcome our new vicar, Lawson Short. There will be activities for the kids and adults and a meal (bring either a salad or a dessert). A map with directions to the McKinney home is on the table in the narthex.

WATCHING OVER ME: Local book author, Elfi Lee will be sharing her story at the August 21st LWIM (Lutheran Women in Mission) meeting at 7 pm. Elfi’s autobiography shares her family’s story of God’s provision in their survival in Germany during World War II. A copy of her book is located at the Information Center for review. Elfi will have books available to purchase and will be signing them after the presentation. We are partnering with Food Fort of Lincoln and will learn how this ministry is providing meals in low income neighborhoods from a bus. We would like to encourage you to bring a donation of board games, activity of coloring books, hats and gloves for the Food Fort are encouraged.  A Thrivent Action Team project will provide copies of Elfi’s book to give away and also provide assistance to the Food Fort project. All congregation members are invited and encouraged to bring a friend.

LCMS MISSIONARY Rev. Dr. Michael Paul will be at Good Shepherd for worship on Wednesday evening, Aug. 16th and will make a presentation on his work in Taiwan following the service. Please join us and help spread the word!

SOLAR ECLIPSE MINI-SEMINAR: Info on the bulletin board in fellowship hall.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6:
Mon. 7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous
Tues. 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study
Wed. 6:30 pm Midweek Service
7:30 pm Bible Study—Psalm 119
Thurs. 1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study
2 pm & 7 pm Sewing & Quilting Group
Fri. 8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
Sun. 8:00 am Matins
9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
10:30 am Divine Service/Communion
2:30 pm Gramercy Service

ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
Elder: Dale Meyer
Organist: Connie Stauffer
Acolytes: 8 am: Blake Macklin
10:30 am: Emmalee Buresh
Greeters: 8 am: Kristen Wegner
10:30 am: Suzie Znamenacek
Coffeemakers:
Information Center: Rich & Lorelee Novak
Ushers:            8 am:  Vicki Hughes, Rich & Lorelee Novak, Joel & Sarah Kaldahl
10:30 am:  Ben Simnitt, Jacob Simnitt, Aaron Williamson
Communion Set-up:
Communion Clean-up:

Please contact the church office if the following prayer requests become outdated. If you have a prayer request for the News and Notes or for the prayer chain, please contact the church office at (402) 423-7639.

  • Kay Kohl, recovering at home.
  • Barbara Kumm, recovering from surgery.
  • Georgene Duer, home following a hospitalization.
  • Pearl, sister of Loraine Harnett, recovering at home.
  • Natalee Fonyonga, niece of Jan Stehlik, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, She will be undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Noel and Carol, sister and brother-in-law of Darla Posner, facing difficult life and medical choices.
  • Charlotte Luethje, grandmother of Violet Kirk, for physical healing.
  • Rollie Victor, recovering at Madonna
  • Kristen Liguori, sister of Karolyn Husa.
  • Sharon Wilkens, receiving physical therapy.
  • Celeste, niece of Joe Velasquez, struggling with cancer.
  • Del Meints, for healing of his eye.
  • Josalyn Kennell, hospitalized with the effects of multiple sclerosis.
  • Ed Velasquez, brother of Joe Velasquez, dealing with health issues and needing home health care.
  • Cindy Worster, friend of Cathy Meints, for pain relief.
  • Mildred Humphrey, receiving treatments for her sore knee.
  • Anna Eisenmann, struggling with lupus and in treatment.
  • Larry Eisenmann, battling with cancer and receiving chemo.
  • Lyle Muth, anticipating treatment for a return of cancer.
  • Sherrie Neubaum, friend of Sharon Burke, for wisdom for the doctors to determine treatment for cancer.
  • Mark Simnitt, for healing following surgery on his collarbone.
  • Bonnie Gyberg, dealing with several medical issues.
  • Warren Zakapco, friend of Dale & Marilyn Meyer, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his lungs and brain cancer.
  • Ralph Humphrey, Jr., having multiple health problems.
  • Shelly Ball, daughter of a friend of Cathy Meints, that doctors would find a source and treatment for her medical issues.
  • Doug, son-in-law of Rollie & Marj Victor, battling cancer.
  • Desi Kessler, recovering from surgery.
  • The people of Venezuela and other countries where people are struggling for survival, and especially for the family of Good Shepherd member Ramon Marcano.
  • Pastor-Elect, Marcus Williams as he is ordained and installed at the dual parish of St. Paul Lutheran in Havre, MT and Zion Lutheran in Chinook, MT. on Sunday, Aug. 6th.
  • Pastor Clint & Barb Poppe, as they travel to return to Lincoln on Wed., Aug. 9th.
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool as we begin classes on August 15th. Please pray for staff, students, and parents.
  • Midweek classes to begin soon. Please include teachers, students, and parents in the coming year.

IN THANKSGIVING: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136: 1

  • for the healing for Lorie, 92-year-old cousin of Dorette Kleinkauf. Thank you for prayers said on her behalf.

FOR PEACE AND COMFORT: “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.” Psalm 119: 76

FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS:
Lois Herpolsheimer Lynda Mahloch Arlene Hadenfeldt
Leola Krehnke Dr. Bob Heins Mary Ann Goeschel
Anita Armitstead Lois Goeres Don & Darlene Wiese

FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
Ron Van Valkenburg             Beth Eisenmann

FOR THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE:                                       Francine Poppe
Victoria Sample                      Cooper DeWitt                          Ryan Hausfeld
Cindy Fox                                 Carol Parrott                            Maria Schwarz
Sheryl Chism Lynn Poppe Anne Nelson
Susanna Cantarero Zoe Groff Willis Legband
Welden Duer Diane Greckel Nevaeh Kessler
Betty Bluhm Betty Kieselhorst Doretta Kleinkauf

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
Aug. 6 Matt Durr, Alvin Schmeling
Aug. 7 Matt Buresh, Pastor Clint Poppe
Aug. 8 Nancy Wagner
Aug. 9 Maurice Lange, Anita Webster
Aug. 10 Bob McClellan
Aug. 11 Madison Crocker, Abby Durr, Kathy Everman
Aug. 12 Kevin Christiansen, Andy Eisenmann, Brenda Erickson, Mark Fitzsimmons, Harlohe Holloway

ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
Aug. 6 Erik & Jennifer Prenosil
Aug. 7 Rev. Tim & Ruth Brisbois
Jim & Marilyn Carr
Aug. 8 Mark & Bethany Kranz
Austin & Caitlin Neesen
Aug. 9 Pastor Lance & Kimberly Berndt
Aug. 10 Evan & Lena Scamman
Aug. 12 Gary & Linda Ahrens
Jim & Aimee Baumann

 

Attendance                           Gifts for Our Savior
Wed., July 26                                                    46
Sun., July 30                                                   264
Total                                                                  310