News and Notes 10/29/17
October 30th, 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 coming months of November and December will be sent to Lutherans for Life.

BIBLE STUDY TODAY: In the fellowship hall we will be continuing with the study of what God’s Word tells us about sharing the gifts and talents given to us with our neighbors. The Summary of Christian Doctrine classes will also continue in room 109 between services.

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.

REMEMBER to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep on Saturday. Daylight Savings time is over for this year.

THANK YOU to the Sunday School children, instrumentalists and choir for the teaching of the Word in songs and music this morning. Our instrumentalists were: Beth Huff on trombone, Marc Huff on trumpet, Violet Kirk on French horn, Makenzie Scollard on violin, and Adam Mankin on trumpet.

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: There are many perspectives on how to view adoption. Perhaps we Christians will find needed strength and encouragement and hope when we view it through our adoption by God in Christ. Apart from Christ, all His children are adopted. He must know something about it!

KNNA/CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY are collaborating on programming for KNNA 95.7 FM. The Concordia Radio Project is recording programs in Concordia University’s campus studio and then plans to broadcast them from Lincoln. This will begin with professor and student interviews, music groups and bands from the campus in Seward and possibly branch out from there. Tune in to listen to new programming on KNNA or online at

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING: What do Stephen Ministers do? Why would I want to become a Stephen Minister? Is it right for me? What does it take to become a Stephen Minister? How much of a time commitment is it? If Stephen Ministry has crossed your mind you are invited to sign up for an orientation session on November 13th at 7 pm in room 106. We will help you answer these and other questions. The sign-up sheet is on the Stephen Ministry table in the narthex. Even if you decide not to join Stephen Ministry after the training, the course will aid you in your daily life to show compassion, give encouragement, and help others. If you have questions, contact Gary Baker at or (402) 540-1916.

GOOD SHEPHERD’S FOURTIETH ANNIVERSARY will be celebrated on Sunday, November 12th with Pastor Lance Berndt, former associate pastor at Good Shepherd, preaching at both services. Following the 10:30 am service will be a dinner with ham, potatoes, green beans, and rolls provided. The congregation is asked to bring a salad or a pie. Sign-up sheets for helping with set-up, serving, clean-up and salads/pies will be in the narthex.

MARTIN LUTHER QUOTE: “This is the way the Lord, our Ruler, establishes His kingdom, through the external oral Word which the Apostles preached and which now, by God’s grace, we also preach, hear, accept, and believe. Many hear and accept it with us; we do not force anyone into this. They push themselves into it so that no one can hold them back, as Christ says in Matthew 11: 12: ‘The kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.’” LW 12: 114

SURPRISE PARTY: Please join us in celebrating Linda Ahrens 50th birthday! Linda’s family is hosting a SURPRISE party for her on Sunday, October 29th at 1 pm in the fellowship hall. Please arrive no later than 1 pm as Linda will be arriving shortly after. We hope to see all of you there!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER VIGIL: Join the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 5631 S. 48th St. (just north of 48th and Old Cheney, west side of the street) daytime until 8 pm now through Nov. 5th. Join Lutherans for Life on Mondays from 6—8 pm in 1 hour shifts to pray for the unborn and their parents. Please remain on the sidewalk. Park at Cornerstone Christian Church, 4849 Old Cheney Rd. Contact person: Sandy Langemeier (402) 486-1361.

REVISED COMMUNION SCHEDULE: Requests have been received which have prompted the Pastor and Elders of Good Shepherd to make a change in the scheduling of the Lord’s Supper. At the start of the new church year (which begins with Advent) the Lord’s Supper will be offered at both services on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month and at the 8 am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month and at the 10:30 am service on the 4th Sunday of the month. Questions can be directed to one of the pastors or an elder.

RESERVE THE DATE!: KNNA—LP FM 95.7s annual “Fund-Raiser-Big-Band-Dance” will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017. We are planning a dinner this year, along with a romantic 1940’s era-style dance under the theme “Home on Holiday Leave” DJ-hosted by Ol’ Lovable Jack and the royalty of FM 95.7 Princess Miss Nancy. Basic dance lessons at 3 pm. Dinner at 4 pm. Dance from 5-8 pm. Advance dinner and dance tickets required. Bring your best girl. Dress up in your 1940s best. Ladies, wear the make-up and the “seamed” nylons (if you can find them) and style your hair in the fashion of that time when America danced her cares away. It’ll be fun, and novel!

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
Wed. 5:30 pm Midweek Classes
6:30 pm Midweek Service/Communion
7:30 pm Bible Study/Choir
Thurs. 8:15 am Chapel
1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study
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 Divine Service/Communion
9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
10:30 am Matins
1:30 pm Savannah Pines Service

Elder: Chad Renter
Organist: Connie Stauffer
Acolytes: 8:00 am: Ellyson Stolcpart
10:30 am: Joseph Klutz
Greeters: 8:00 am: Betty Bluhm
10:30 am:
Coffeemakers: Gary & Vickie Rockel
Information Center: Sandy Langemeier
Ushers: 8:00 am: Joe Velasquez, Ralph Humphrey, Nathan Keller, Bob Rathjen, Adam Mankin
10:30 am: Scott McKinney, Steve Eckhoff, Matt Durr, David Schmidt
Communion Set-up: Nancy Wagner, Suzie Znamenacek
Communion Clean-up: Suzie Znamenacek, Maureen Marshall

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.
  • 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.
  • Marjorie Victor, anticipating hip surgery.
  • Anna Eisenmann, struggling with lupus and in treatment.
  • 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, recovering from surgery.
  • Cleo Kessler, hospitalized.
  • Harper, a good friend of Good Shepherd Lutheran School and her family as they battle to find answers and treatments for her FPIES disease.
  • Greg Garison, nephew of Joe Velasquez, undergoing intense chemo.
  • Martha Rochel, friend of Joe Velasquez, recently diagnosed with cancer.
  • The people of Venezuela and other countries where chaos reigns.
  • The family of Gary & Myrna Heckman’s daughter, Louisa, as they are dealing with the health of one of their children.
  • John Reigle, recovering from surgery at home.
  • Disney Turek, having a liver biopsy next week.
  • Bob Yelkin, recovering from surgery.
  • Mildred Humphrey, recovering at home from knee replacement.
  • Diane Bolin, friend of Katy Williamson, beginning treatment for brain cancer.
  • Lavonne Myers, dealing with medical issues.
  • Mariah (Stradley) Niemeyer, having surgery on Mon., Oct. 30th.
  • Clarabelle Brakhahn, mother of Patty Stradley, on hospice care.
  • Marge Kelly, recovering from surgery at home.
  • Hilda Eitzmann, recovering from surgery.


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

  • the family of Linda Ahrens, whose father was taken to his eternal home recently.
  • the family of Larry Eisenmann, who was taken to his eternal home recently.
  • the family of Diane Greckel, sister of Barb Poppe, who was taken to her heavenly home recently.

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
Kay Kohl

Ron Van Valkenburg Beth Eisenmann

Victoria Sample Betty Bluhm Rollie Victor
Cindy Fox Sheryl Chism Lynn Poppe
Anne Nelson Susanna Cantarero Zoe Groff
Willis Legband Welden Duer Nevaeh Kessler

Oct. 29          Debra Riveland
Oct. 30          Linda Ahrens, Samantha Maronde, Brad Rezny
Oct. 31          Brett Wright
Nov. 1           Jon Wright
Nov. 2           Tony Manthey, Lavonne Myers, Arlene Nelson, Weston Peters, Christian Preus
Nov. 3           Doug Everman, Dorette Kleinkauf, Kay Kohl, Marilyn Meyer, Peyton Nichols
Nov. 4           Jared Fleck, McKinley Schroeder

Attendance: Sunday: 256
Wed: 101
Total: 357