News and Notes 10/1/17
October 7th, 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 8am 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. May God richly bless our time together and please come again.

MISSION OFFERING: Funds gathered during Bible Study on Sundays for the months of September and October will be designated to be sent to Saint Philip Lutheran Mission Society to benefit the seminary in Pretoria, South Africa.

BIBLE STUDY TODAY: Pastor Maronde will be taking a break from the study of the Formula of Concord for 6 weeks. God has given us many blessings including the freedoms we have in this country, family, friends, material possessions, time, talents and abilities. During this 6 weeks Pastor Poppe will lead a study to explore how we use these blessings for the benefit of our brothers and sisters in Christ and our neighbors.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY will focus on the Reformation using the Luther movie. This class will meet in the youth room on the upper level at 9:20 am Sundays.

SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE classes will be meeting between services on Sundays (about 9:20 am) in room 109. This series of classes is designed to communicate what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess as it is taken from God’s Word. If you would like to find out more about Lutheranism or if you just want to review the basics . . . this class is for you. Completion of this series can lead to communicant membership at Good Shepherd. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Maronde.

Tues. at 6 am Men’s Bible Study (book of Ruth)
Wed. at 7:30 pm Psalm 119
Thurs. at 1 pm LifeLight Bible Study of Hebrews

LIFE MOMENT: The life issues present us with opportunities to point people in the right way, the way of Jesus and the truth of His Word. The life issues present us with opportunites to bring Jesus and His compassion to people who are hurting and struggling. The life issues present us with opportunities to bring people to Jesus and the healing and restoring message of His salvation.

ROCA SCARY FARM: Jr. & Sr. High youth (grades 5-12) are invited to meet at church on Saturday Oct. 14th at 5:30 pm or meet the group out at Roca by 6 pm at the gate. We should be back at church by 10:30 pm. Bring $15 to get in and some extra money if you want snacks while out there. Youth Group will cover the rest of the admission. If any parents can help drive that would be great. Please let Marc Huff at 402.890.9752 or know if you are planning to attend. If you have questions you can also talk to Pastor Maronde, Vicar Short, or Andrew Wood.

YOUTH MOVIE OUTING will be on Sunday, Oct. 15th at 2pm. The 30th anniversary of the Princess Bride will be celebrated with a showing at the Grand theatre downtown. This outing will be for grades 8-12. The showing will be in a dream lounge theatre so we have to reserve seats. Marc Huff will need to know for sure who is planning to attend by or before Sunday, Oct. 8th so we can make sure we can get seats. Tickets are $12.50 per person. Those attending will need to bring money for snacks and $6 for their ticket. The youth account will cover the remainder of the cost for the ticket. Feel free to meet us at the Grand by 1:30 pm or let Marc Huff know if you will need a ride from church. Contact Marc Huff at 402.890.9752 or at If you have questions you can also talk to Pastor Maronde, Vicar Short, or Andrew Wood.

LIFE CHAIN: October 1 from 2:30—3:30 pm. For the 30th year, Lincoln will join more than 1,500 cities in the U. S. and Canada for Life Chain. Life Chain Lincoln will extend from 27th to 84th and “O” St.
Life Chain is not political or confrontational. Life Chain IS silent prayer vigil by Christians to communicate their opposition to abortion. Participants prayerfully display uniform signs that state the truth about abortion. Everyone who believes in the protection of unborn children and their mothers is invited to participate. Good Shepherd members will stand between 53rd and 54th Streets on the south side of “O” St. Signs will be provided. For more information please contact Sandy Langemeier at 402.486.1361.

THE REFORMATION INSERT for today is entitled, “Small Catechism: Table of Duties.” Where and in what ways has God called you to serve?

OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE: The Parish Education committee is offering the opportunity to serve as the Sunday School Superintendent. To find out more about this volunteer position, please contact Mark Simnitt at (402) 486-3782.

DISNEY would like to thank everyone for all the love, prayers, and support with his fundraising efforts for the CCFA. He would like to invite all of you to the Take Steps CCFA Walk on Saturday, October 7th at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the walk will start around 9:30 am. There is free admission for the walk.

ALL WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION are invited to the LWML Zone Rally on October 8th. The rally will take place at Lutheran Family Services at 23rd and O St. from 1—4:30 pm. Speaker will be Joel Stoltenow who will give a tour of the facility and tell about their services. There is no registration fee. However, a card voucher will be available for a suggested donation of $5 to the LFS Pharmacy. RSVP by October 1 to Ruth Wright (402) 580-1362 or

JUST A REMINDER: The blue food barrel is located in the narthex to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank. We have also been known to provide items to people who come to our building needing help.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU all for your praying with us during Betty’s illness. Praise be to God, through His love, mercy, grace and peace the prayers were answered on Sept. 3rd when He took her home to be with Him. And thanks for prayers, condolences and messages of support for us, her family. Special thanks to Susan McKinney and all who offered help and food for the great meal and to Scott for carrying on her legacy of egg salad! And of course thanks to the Pastors and Vicar for your awesome messages of love and peace to her and us.
Shirley, sister Doris, brother Lauren, sons Lon and Larry

Mon. 8:15 am Chapel
4:00 pm Homeschool Orchestra
7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous
Tues. 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study
8:15 am Chapel
6:45 pm Stephen Ministry
7:00 pm Briarhurst Condo Assn.
Wed. 5:30 pm Midweek Classes
6:30 pm Midweek Service/Communion
7:30 pm Bible Study—Psalm 119
7:30 pm Choir
Thurs. 8:15 am Chapel
1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study—Hebrews
2:00 pm Homeschool Choirs
2 & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
Fri. 8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
8:15 am Chapel
Sun. 8:00 am Matins
9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
10:30 am Divine Service/Communion
1:00 pm LWML Zone Rally
2:30 pm Gramercy Service

Elder: Dale Meyer
Organist: Connie Stauffer
Acolytes: 8:00 am: Caraline Higgins
10:30 am: Vivian Cheek
Greeters: 8:00 am: Corie Christiansen
10:30 am: Arlene Nelson
Coffeemakers: Bryan & Sandy Prenosil
Information Center: Sandy Langemeier
Ushers: 8:00 am: Luverne Myers, Dale Borneman, Matt Fritz, Renos Kunz
10:30 am: Joe & Sharon Burke, Dennis & Reva Von Busch, Willis Legband
Communion Set-up: Sondra Rathjen
Communion Clean-up: Gayleen Potter

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

  • Natalee Fonyonga, niece of Jan Stehlik, diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She will be undergoing chemo.
  • 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.
  • Kristen Liguori, sister of Karolyn Husa.
  • Celeste, niece of Joe Velasquez, struggling with cancer.
  • Del Meints, for healing of his eye.
  • Ed Velasquez, brother of Joe Velasquez, dealing with health issues.
  • Cindy Worster, friend of Cathy Meints, for pain relief.
  • Mildred Humphrey, recovering from knee replacement surgery at Tabitha.
  • Marjorie Victor, anticipating hip surgery on Wednesday.
  • Anna Eisenmann, struggling with lupus and in treatment.
  • Larry Eisenmann, recently hospitalized.
  • Sherrie Neubaum, friend of Sharon Burke, battling cancer.
  • 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.
  • Desi Kessler, recovering from surgery and anticipating additional surgery.
  • Joyce Thompson, having medical tests.
  • Sue Wesche, having medical issues.
  • Maurice Deubler, recovering from a knee replacement.
  • Greg Garison, nephew of Joe Velasquez, undergoing strong chemo.
  • Martha Rochel, friend of Joe Velasquez, recently diagnosed with cancer.
  • The people of Venezuela and other countries where chaos reigns.
  • The people affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest recently.
  • Dr. Christopher Ahlman and his family as he accepted the call from Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston, TX to be their associate pastor/minister of music. Pray for the family as they transition to Houston.
  • Rollie Victor, back at The Ambassador.
  • The family of Gary & Myrna Heckman’s daughter, Louisa, as they are dealing with the health of one of their children.

FOR PEACE AND COMFORT: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” John 14: 27

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

Bethany Kranz

Lois Herpolsheimer Lynda Mahloch Arlene Hadenfeldt
Leola Krehnke Dr. Bob Heins Mary Ann Goeschel
Anita Armitstead Lois Goeres Don & Darlene Wiese

Ron Van Valkenburg Beth Eisenmann

FOR THOSE IN LONG-TERM CARE:                         Dorette Kleinkauf
Victoria Sample                    Betty Bluhm                         Rollie Victor
Cindy Fox                             Sheryl Chism                        Lynn Poppe
Anne Nelson                         Susanna Cantarero                      Zoe Groff
Willis Legband                     Welden Duer                        Diane Greckel
Nevaeh Kessler

Oct. 1 Jo Kirk
Oct. 2  Lavern Obermeier
Oct. 3 Christine McKinney
Oct. 4 Tom Fuoco, Josiah Garris, Adrianne Jansky
Oct. 5  Noah Baumann, Emily Klutz, Julia Phillips
Oct. 6   Steven DeVore, John Olson, Burton Pflueger, Eli Theewen
Oct. 7 Cathy Meints

Oct. 1 Jeff & Margaret Ficken
Oct. 5 Matt & Laura Buresh
Oct. 6 Ryan & Jessica Theewen

Attendance: Sunday: 293
Wed:   90
Total: 383