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    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School
    3825 Wildbriar Lane
    Lincoln, Nebraska 68516-4502
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  • News and Notes 12/3/17
    December 5th, 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. Offerings gathered during Bible study will be given to Lutherans for Life. May God richly bless our time together and please come again.

    BIBLE STUDY TODAY: Pastor Poppe will begin a new Bible study today “Justifying Christmas.” This study will dovetail with the Formula of Concord study, Article VIII, the person and work of Christ. As a part of the LCMS Reformation 500, this study was written and prepared by several LCMS theologians, including our own Matt Phillips.

    CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Meet at the church on Saturday, December 9th for lunch and then we will break into groups and carol to our members who are shut-ins, recovering from surgery or for some reason cannot attend worship services at this time. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us to share the joy of Christ’s coming at Christmas.

    LIFE MOMENT: A child who has been adopted by loving parents knows from the outset that he is love because he knows they chose him. He was not simply accepted because he was conceived and born into their midst but was sought out to become their child. God is like that with us! Although it may appear outwardly that we make our way toward God; the joyful and wonderful truth is that it is God who comes to us.

    YOUNG ADULTS: The next young adult evening will be on Dec. 14th at 7 pm at the home of Jim & Violet Kirk, 1640 Marlene Dr. If you have questions, contact the church office at (402) 423-7639.

    ALL LADIES of the congregation are invited to the LWIM Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 4th at 6 pm at Lazlos (Old Cheney) . Sign up sheet is at the information center. Today (Dec. 3) is the last opportunity to sign up and reserve your spot. Come share the good food and fellowship.

    REVISED COMMUNION SCHEDULE: Requests have been received which have prompted the pastors and elders of Good Shepherd to make changes in the scheduling of the Lord’s Supper. Beginning today (Dec. 3rd) Holy Communion 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.

    ADVENT MEALS: Our second Advent meal will be served by the school parents and staff on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. The menu is vegetable beef soup, potato chowder, sandwiches, and desserts. For the third Advent meal, the Boy Scouts will be serving chili and cinnamon rolls on Dec. 13th. The final Advent meal with ham & potatoes will be provided by KNNA on Wednesday, Dec. 20th.

    HOMESCHOOL ORCHESTRA: The orchestra which holds rehearsals at Good Shepherd will be having a concert in the fellowship hall on Monday, December 4th at 7 pm. The congregation is welcome & encouraged to attend.

    OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in the narthex. Please note that you number may have changed this year. Envelopes are placed in alphabetical order. Please pick up yours and take them with you to use in 2018. Please remember: do not use them until Jan. 1, 2018. Also, please dispose of your 2017 envelopes at the end of the year. If you are missing envelopes and would like some, please contact Tina in the church office.

    REFORMATION INSERTS: The Reformation inserts were a great resource and blessing to us as we began our celebration of the Reformation 500 years after it started. Did you miss a few that you wish you had? Maybe you wish that they were bound as a book that would be a great addition to any library!
    You’ll be glad to know that they have made a book of all the inserts! The book is available for $10 through lulu.com. Want more information? Contact Tina in the office or email her at tina.goodshepherdlincoln@gmail.com.

    2018 ESTIMATE OF GIVING: As requested by the church council in a November 13th letter, please make your best estimate of how you intend to support Good Shepherd in 2018 and return it to the church by December 3rd. This information will aid in a more proactive approach to budgeting and will be solely used for that purpose. There is a basket at the information center in which to place your return slips. I Chronicles 29: 14 “ . . . Everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your hand.”

    NEW LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION OFFICERS FOR 2018: Debra Baker, president; Sandy Langemeier, vice president; Gerayne Yelkin, secretary; and Shelley Kurtzer, treasurer. The meeting night of this group has been changed to the 2nd Monday of the month. All ladies are welcome to attend.

    STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: Philippians 1: 5 “I always thank God . . . because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” God doesn’t need anything we have. Yet He invites us to give so that we can indeed become ‘partners in the Gospel.’ This is a gift of His grace: inviting us to do significant work in the Kingdom of God.

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3:
    Mon. 8:15 am Chapel
    4:00 pm Homeschool Orchestra (concert begins at 7 pm)
    7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous—Rm. 108
    7:00 pm Briarhurst Condo Assn.—Rm. 109
    Tues. 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study
    8:15 am Chapel
    Wed. 5:00 pm Advent Meal—School
    5:30 pm Midweek Classes
    6:30 pm Midweek Service
    7:30 pm Bible Study/Choir
    Thurs. 8:15 am Chapel
    1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study
    2 & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
    Fri. 8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
    8:15 am Chapel
    Sat. 9:00 am School/Sunday School Christmas Program Re hearsal
    11:30 am Lunch & Christmas Caroling
    Sun. 8 :00 am Divine Service/Communion
    9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
    10:30 am Matins
    2:30 pm Gramercy Service

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Chad Renter
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Blake Macklin
    10:30 am: Liz Luebbe
    Greeters: 8:00 am: Arnold & Gloria Henning
    10:30 am: Judith Poore
    Coffeemakers: John & Linda Reigle
    Information Center: Bob McClellan
    Ushers: 8:00 am: Vicki Hughes, Rich & Lorelee Novak, Joel & Sarah Kaldahl
    10:30 am: Ben Simnitt, Aaron Williamson
    Communion Set-up: Sondra Rathjen
    Communion Clean-up: Sondra Rathjen, Katy Williamson

    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.

    • Lois Goeres, recovering at Tabitha.
    • Mark Simnitt, recently diagnosed with cancer and considering treatment options.
    • Kaitlyn Radebaugh, having ACL surgery on Dec. 15.
    • Pastor Luke Russert, for blessings on upcoming medical procedures.
    • Deverne Malchow, father of Joy Barefoot, that his new medication will be successful.
    • Pat, daughter-in-law of Leola Krehnke, in hospice care.
    • Kaity Schneider, friend of Tina Schellenbach, for healing and favorable test results.
    • Marge Kelly, recovering from surgery at home.
    • Lavonne Myers, dealing with medical issues.
    • Diane Bolin, friend of Katy Williamson, receiving treatment
    • 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, recovering from hip replacement 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.
    • 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.
    • Mildred Humphrey, recovering at home from knee replacement.
    • Rollie Victor, recovering from surgery.
    • Connie Swenson, for continued healing following knee surgery.

    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

    • Natalee Fonyonga, great-niece of Jan Stehlik, for successful treatments which led to remission. Please pray for returning strength.
    • Joyce Thompson, who has returned home after a lengthy hospital stay.

    THE GOOD SHEPHERD CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 16th at 2 pm. Rehearsal for children who would like to participate will be on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10 am. If your child will be participating and is not currently attending Sunday School, please bring him/her to Sunday School at 9:30 am on Sunday, Dec. 10th so that he/she will have another opportunity to learn the songs and class recitation. Thanks for your help.

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

    FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS: Francine Poppe
    Lois Herpolsheimer Lynda Mahloch Arlene Hadenfeldt
    Leola Krehnke Dr. Bob Heins Mary Ann Goeschel
    Anita Armitstead Lois Goeres Don & Darlene Wiese
    Kay Kohl
    FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
    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 Nevaeh Kessler
    Disney Turek

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Dec. 3 Dr. Manis Edwards, Hudson Niven, Aaron Stehlik
    Dec. 4 Haley Hoppes
    Dec. 6 Karolyn Husa, David Perrin, Zac Zmiewski
    Dec. 7 Jacob Erickson, Karen Radebaugh, Kurt Stradley
    Dec 8 Ethan Buresh, Adam Olson, Brent Rade baugh, Kate Smith
    Dec. 9 Brooklyn Boon, Bethany Maronde, Carolyn Schwarz, Au brey Wagner

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Dec. 6 Jeff & Sara Hoyle
    Don & Susanne Rydberg
    Dec. 9 Ron & Janet Amack

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 239
    Wed: 50
    Total: 289


    News and Notes 11/19/17
    November 20th, 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. Offerings gathered during Sunday school and Bible class will be May God richly bless our time together and please come again.

    FLOWERS this Sunday have been provided by the Rathjen’s with thanks for all the blessings we have received from God.

    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. The class will meet in the youth room in the upper level at 9:20 am on Sundays.
    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK may be subject to time change or cancelation due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week.

    JAN IS OUT OF THE OFFICE until Friday, November 24, 2017. Tina will be here most days so you may contact the church office at (402) 423-7639 as usual. Her e-mail address is tina.goodshepherdlincoln@gmail.com. You may also call or text her cell phone (785) 713–2898. Thank you for your patience.

    1..2..3… 1. Do you enjoy good Christian fellowship? 2. Are you free to come to church on Friday mornings from 8am to 10am? 3. Do you like doing things to help the church fulfill it’s mission? If you can answer yes to these questions, you need to join the Volunteers for Christ on Friday mornings! Each week we fold the week’s Bulletin and News & Notes, fold mailings, place items in cubby boxes, and other small tasks as needed. The coffeepot is always on, the fellowship is great, the work is easy, and the joy of helping abounds. Each week our tasks are concluded with a short 10 –15 minute Bible study. Come once a month, once a quarter, once a year, or every Friday! You are always welcome and remember: many hands make light work. Any questions? Please contact Bob or Marlene McClellan at church or their home number at 483-2617.

    LIFE MOMENT: “A child who has been adopted by loving parents knows from the outset that he is loved because he knows why they chose him. He was not simply accepted because he was conceived and born into their midst but was sought out to become their child. God is like that with us! ‘Although it may appear outwardly that we make our way toward God, the joyful and wonderful truth is that it is God who comes to us’ (Matthew the Poor).” -Abbot Tryphon, Vashon Island, Washington

    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 www.thecross957.org.

    GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL needs used greeting cards, especially Christmas cards, to use in various art projects. Please put these donations in the box on the bench by the school office. Thank you!

    SOUNDBOARD OPERATORS are needed for both services. If you are interested in helping transmit our services to KFOR and KNNA, please contact Jim Kirk at (402) 750-9729. Training will be provided.

    ALL LADIES of the congregation are invited to the LWIM Christmas party on December 4th at 6 pm at Lazlos (Old Cheney). Sign-up sheet is at the Information Center. Sign up by Dec. 3rd. Come share our Lord’s birth with good food and fellowship.

    LINCOLN LUTHERAN CHOIR presents: 500: Reformed TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 19th at 3 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the choir will be presenting Reformation-focused literature , the centerpiece of which is J. S. Bach’s BWV 80 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress is Our God). There will be soloists, a chamber orchestra, and the All City Girls Chorus.

    REFORMATION TALKING POINTS: Why even celebrate Luther? I’ve heard he said some things even Lutherans don’t agree with! Martin Luther, an intellectual giant with a strong personality, is not the true focus of the Reformation. The focus of the Reformation is God’s love and action for humanity in His Son Jesus Christ. The question of the Reformation is how a person deals with their guilty conscience. Luther and the other Reformers taught that the solution comes from outside a person, from what God did in His Son Jesus Christ. Luther proclaimed the crucified God as the center of real living.

    REFORMATION INSERTS: The Reformation inserts were a great resource and blessing to us as we began our celebration of the Reformation 500 years after it started. Did you miss a few that you wish you had? Maybe you wish that they were bound as a book that would be a great addition to any library! You’ll be glad to know that they have made a book of all the inserts! The book is $10 available through lulu.com. Want more information? Contact Tina in the office or email her at tina.goodshepherdlincoln@gmail.com.

    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.

    ADVENT MEALS: The season of Advent is upon us! This means that our Advent meals will again be served before the evening service on Wednesdays in Advent. Our first meal will be served on November 29 by the Youth of Good Shepherd. The second one, on December 6, will be served by the school. Please note that the December 20th slot is still available.

    2018 ESTIMATE OF GIVING: As requested by Church Council in a November 13 letter, please make your best estimate of how you intend to support Good Shepherd in 2018 and return it to the church by December 3. This information will aid in a more proactive approach to budgeting and will be solely used for that purpose. 1 Chronicles 29:14 “… Everything comes from You, and we have give You only what comes from Your hand.”

    STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: Philippians 3: 19: “Their end is destructions, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” There is danger in setting our minds on earthly things, serving mammon, and caring more for our bodily comfort than our spiritual well-being. God does not tell us to be faithful and generous in our stewardship of the things of this earth to ruin our fun. Rather, He tells us to give generously to teach us how to make sure the things of this world do not lay a hold of our hearts.

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF November 19:
    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. NO SCHOOL
    6:30 pm Thanksgiving Service
    7:30 pm Bible Study/Choir
    Thurs. NO SCHOOL
    9:00 am Thanksgiving Service
    Fri. NO SCHOOL
    8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
    Sun. 8:00 am Order of Matins
    9:20 am Bible Study and Sunday School
    10:30 am Divine Service/Communion

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Matt Phillips
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Clare Macklin
    10:30 am: Connor Nelson
    Greeters: 8:00 am: Greg & Shelley Kurtzer
    10:30 am: Arlene Nelson
    Coffeemakers: Jerry & Lori Sidlo
    Information Center: Don & Peggy Olson
    Ushers: 8:00 am: Ben Prenosil, Allen & Anna Wilkens, Dave & Pam Schmeling
    10:30 am: Roger & Gaylene Potter, Dale & Marilyn Meyer
    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.

    • Lois Goeres, recovering at Tabitha.
    • Kaitlyn Radebaugh, recovering from a sports injury to the knee
    • Mark Simnitt, recently diagnosed with cancer and considering treatment options.
    • Pastor Mark Duer, former member of Good Shepherd, as he considers a call to Illinois.
    • Mariah Niemeyer (Stradley), recovering from surgery.
    • 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 on November 21
    • Rollie Victor, recovering from 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 at home
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • For the family of Jason Macklin, mourning the loss of his grandmother
    • For the family of Patty Stradley, mourning the loss of her mother

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

    • For Nancy Velasquez, in thanksgiving for a successful procedure

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

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

    FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
    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 Nevaeh Kessler
    Disney Turek

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 20 Colleen Sandman
    Nov. 21 Declan Reinke, Noah Sidlo
    Nov. 22 Sondra Rathjen, Aron Wiest
    Nov. 23          Harrison Ainsworth, Ashley Schroeder
    Nov. 24          Ronald VanValkenburg
    Nov. 25          Sarah Kaldahl, Brooklynn Renzy
    Nov. 26          Haley Ficken, Todd Hoehne, Pamela Schmeling

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 20          Joe and Nancy Velasquez

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 288
    Wed:  71
    Total: 359


    News and Notes 11/12/17
    November 13th, 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. Everyone is invited to come to the sanctuary between services today. We will be having a visit from Martin Luther in a presentation suitable for the whole family. Everyone is also invited to come to the fellowship hall following the 10:30 am service for a meal of ham, potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, & pie and a short program to celebrate Good Shepherd’s 40th anniversary.

    FLOWERS for this special occasion have been provided by Mildred Humphrey and her son and daughter, Ralph Humphrey, Jr. and Ruth Eisenmann in loving memory of her husband and their father, Ralph Humphrey, Sr. Thank you to this family for adding beauty to our services today.

    THANK YOU to Karen Kammann for playing the pre-service music today at the 8 am service, to Pastor Lance D. Berndt for his message today, to the choir, to the people who have provided salads and pies, helped with setting up and cleaning up for the meal, are helping in the kitchen today, etc. You are all appreciated.

    JAN will be on vacation from Mon., Nov. 13 – Fri., Nov. 24, 2017. Tina will be here on most days so you may contact the church office at (402) 423-7639 as usual. Her e-mail address is tina.goodshepherdlincoln@gmail.com. You can also call her cell phone (785) 713-2898. Thank you for your patience.

    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK
    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 (The Lifelight study will be taking a break this week.)

    LIFE MOMENT: My trust for real change is in the LORD. He changes hearts, and we need a lot more changed hearts before we will ever get changed laws. We need a lot more changed hearts so we can get our priorities in their proper place.

    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 gbaker160@gmail.com or (402) 540-1916.

    GOOD SHEPHERD MEMBERS aged 75+ will be receiving invitations to a special Thanksgiving meal being prepared for you and a short service in the sanctuary with an opportunity to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Please contact the church office and let us know if you are planning to come. There are two dates on the letter. The dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 16th at noon. Hope to see you there!

    GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL needs used greeting cards to use in various art projects. Please put these donations in the box on the table by the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Thanks much!

    GOOD SHEPHERD’S FOURTIETH ANNIVERSARY will be celebrated today, November 12th with Pastor Lance Berndt, former associate pastor at Good Shepherd, preaching at both services. During the education hour between services everyone is invited to meet in the sanctuary for a visit with Martin Luther. Following the 10:30 am service will be a dinner with ham, potatoes, green beans, and rolls provided.

    THE REFORMATION is a special book put out by Concordia Publishing House which will take you on a tour of the Reformation beginning with the world into which Martin Luther was born and continuing with his life, his protest of indulgences, the Diet of Worms, and how the Reformation spread throughout Europe and the world. A sample from this book is available at the information center. You may order this book by Cameron MacKenzie at cph.org at the cost of $29.99 plus taxes and shipping.

    LINCOLN LUTHERAN CHOIR presents: 500: Reformed on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 3 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the choir will be presenting Reformation-focused literature , the centerpiece of which is J. S. Bach’s BWV 80 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress is Our God). There will be soloists, a chamber orchestra, and the All City Girls Chorus.

    SOUNDBOARD OPERATORS are needed for both services. If you are interested in helping to transmit our services to KFOR and KNNA, please contact Jim Kirk at (402) 750-9729 . Training will be provided.

    YOUNG ADULTS will meet on Thursday evening at 7 pm at the home of Jim & Violet Kirk, 1640 Marlene Dr. Kids are welcome.

    ALL LADIES OF THE CONGREGATION are invited to the LWIM Christmas Dinner on Dec. 4th. Watch for more details.

    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.

    STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: Philippians 1: 5 “I always thank God . . . because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” God doesn’t need anything we have. Yet He invites us to give so that we can indeed become ‘partners in the Gospel.’ This is a gift of His grace: inviting us to do significant work in the Kingdom of God.

    CHRISTMAS PROJECT: LWIM members are writing and sending Christmas/Encouragement cards to refugee and immigrant mothers and children. This project is part of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service project, Hope for the Holidays. (Hebrews 13: 2-3)

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12:
    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
    7:30 pm Bible Study/Choir
    Thurs. 8:15 am Chapel
    12:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors/Communion Serv.
    2 & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
    Fri. 8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
    8:15 am Chapel
    Sat. 7:00 am Elders
    10:30 am Homestead Service
    Sun. 8 :00 am Divine Service/Communion
    9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
    10:30 am Divine Service/Communion
    3:00 pm Homeschool Choir Concert

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Ken Knaus
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Gunner Baumann
    10:30 am: Alex Luebbe
    Greeters: 8:00 am: Loraine Harnett
    10:30 am: Chad Johnson
    Coffeemakers: Nancy Stepp & Loree Kirilloff
    Information Center: Don & Peg Olson
    Ushers: 8:00 am: Tim Higgins, Maynard Michel, Aaron & Rachel Wagner
    10:30 am: Roger & Gayleen Potter, Dale & Marilyn Meyer
    Communion Set-up: Shirley Green
    Communion Clean-up: 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.

    • Lois Goeres, recovering at Tabitha.
    • Mark Simnitt, recently diagnosed with cancer and considering treatment options.
    • Pastor Mark Duer, former member of Good Shepherd, as he considers a call to Illinois.
    • 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 Tues., Nov. 28th at Bryan East.
    • 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.
    • Rollie Victor, having surgery on Tues., Nov. 14th at St. E’s.
    • Clarabelle Brakhahn, mother of Patty Stradley, on hospice care.
    • Marge Kelly, recovering from surgery at home.
    • Hilda Eitzmann, recovering from surgery.
    • Connie Swenson, for continued healing after knee surgery.

    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

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

    FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS: Francine Poppe
    Lois Herpolsheimer Lynda Mahloch Arlene Hadenfeldt
    Leola Krehnke Dr. Bob Heins Mary Ann Goeschel
    Anita Armitstead Lois Goeres Don & Darlene Wiese
    Kay Kohl
    FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
    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 Nevaeh Kessler

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 12 Karen Huff, Roger Ketelsen, Mark Luebke
    Nov. 13 Joe Burke, Maria Strawn, Reva Von Busch Nov. 14 Pastor Christopher Maronde, Lyle Nelson, Allen Wilkens
    Nov. 15 Kathy Hoehne, Evan Scamman, Beckett Schroeder
    Nov. 16 Amy Burow, Christian Russert
    Nov. 17 Austin Huff, Amber Jackson, Jason Jazwick, Kerri Mees

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 14 Jonathan & Sarah Bliss

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 320
    Wed: 112
    Total: 432


    News and Notes 11/5/17
    November 6th, 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.

    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK
    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: We live in H. O. P. E. — Having Optimism Pending Eternity. Because no matter what happens, we know that He loves us and our future is secure.

    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 www.thecross957.org.

    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 gbaker160@gmail.com or (402) 540-1916.

    GOOD SHEPHERD MEMBERS aged 75+ will be receiving invitations to a special Thanksgiving meal being prepared for you and a short service in the sanctuary with an opportunity to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Please contact the church office and let us know if you are planning to come. There are two dates on the letter. The dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 16th at noon. Hope to see you there!

    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. During the education hour between services everyone is invited to meet in the sanctuary for a visit with Martin Luther. 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.

    THE REFORMATION is a special book put out by Concordia Publishing House which will take you on a tour of the Reformation beginning with the world into which Martin Luther was born and continuing with his life, his protest of indulgences, the Diet of Worms, and how the Reformation spread throughout Europe and the world. A sample from this book is available at the information center. You may order this book by Cameron MacKenzie at cph.org at the cost of $29.99 plus taxes and shipping.

    VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: This event will be hosted by the students of Good Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool on Friday, Nov. 10th at 10 am to thank and honor those individuals currently serving or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We will need some volunteers to help with the serving of the luncheon. Please contact Kim Bock at (402) 430-9108 or leave a message on the school phone (402) 423-7677 if you would like to help.

    LINCOLN LUTHERAN CHOIR presents: 500: Reformed on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 3 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the choir will be presenting Reformation-focused literature , the centerpiece of which is J. S. Bach’s BWV 80 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress is Our God). There will be soloists, a chamber orchestra, and the All City Girls Chorus.

    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.

    STEWARDSHIP MOMENT: Matthew 5: 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” This is one of many Bible passages that remind us that we reap what we sow. Likewise, what God puts into us (His own love, mercy, kindness, and generosity) – flows back out of us. For it all starts with His self-giving!

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22:
    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
    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
    10:00 am Veterans Day Event
    Sun. 8 :00 am Divine Service/Communion
    9:20 am Meet Martin Luther—Sanctuary (for Bible study & Sunday School
    10:30 am Divine Service/Communion
    12:00 pm Anniversary meal & Presentation
    2:30 pm Gramercy Service

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Kurt Stradley
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Emma Roblyer
    10:30 am: Emmalee Buresh
    Greeters: 8:00 am: Bob & Marlene McClellan
    10:30 am: Ron & Candy
    Coffeemakers: Loraine Harnett, Sandy Langemeier
    Information Center: Bob McClellan
    Ushers: 8:00 am: Vickie Hughes, Rich & Lorelee Novak, Joel & Sarah Kaldahl
    10:30 am: Roger & Gayleen Potter, Dale & Marilyn Meyer
    Communion Set-up: Sondra Rathjen, Linda Reigle
    Communion Clean-up: Linda Reigle, Suzie Znamenacek

    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.

    • Lois Goeres, recovering at Tabitha.
    • Mark Simnitt, recently diagnosed with cancer and considering treatment options.
    • Pastor Mark Duer, former member of Good Shepherd, as he considers a call to Illinois.
    • Mariah Niemeyer (Stradley), recovering from surgery.
    • 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.
    • 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

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

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

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

    FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
    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 Nevaeh Kessler

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 5 Lane Isaacson, Kurt Thorin
    Nov. 7 Dr. Christopher Ahlman, Jason Macklin, Jan Stehlik
    Nov. 9 Ralph Humphrey, Jr., Cmdr. Jack Kirk, CHC, USN (ret.)
    Nov. 10 Sam Christiansen, Michelle Thompson
    Nov. 11 Rev. Timothy Brisbois, McKenna Groff

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Nov. 5 Matt & Anne Duchek

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 286
    Wed: 80
    Total: 366


    Veterans Day Event
    November 1st, 2017 by

    Members of Good Shepherd,

    The students of Good Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool are inviting all individuals currently serving or who have served in the US Armed Forces to a luncheon and program on Friday, November 10th, 2017. The program will begin at 10 am in the sanctuary at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Ln.. Following the program, a luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall.

    Since we do not have an up-to-date list of our members who have served or are currently serving, we are asking that you let us know if you are included in this group, if you are planning to participate, and if you know of another member of Good Shepherd who would be in this group that we should contact. We would like to include everyone but do not have e-mail addresses for all of our members. We appreciate your responses.

    Jan Knaus, Office Mgr.

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


    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.

    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK
    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 www.thecross957.org.

    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 gbaker160@gmail.com 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!

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22:
    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

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND 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

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

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

    FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY:
    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 Nevaeh Kessler

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    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

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 256
    Wed: 101
    Total: 357

     


    Good Shepherd Newsletter 10/24/17
    October 25th, 2017 by

    500th Anniversary of the Reformation
    The Reformation was not about anything new, but about returning to the unchanged and unchanging truth. So it is still today. The celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is not a time for novelty. It is a time to return: to the truth, to the basics, to the foundation.
    Do you remember the Small Catechism? Many of us were made to memorize the catechism (or at least part of it) during our confirmation classes. Some of us might have even suffered through a public examination over its contents.
    How much do you remember? Say it with me: ‘I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him . . .’ Can you finish? Do you remember where that is found? (It’s in Luther’s explanation of the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed.)
    It’s time to return. Luther wrote the Small Catechism for the instruction of laypeople. Luther intended the Small Catechism to be used at church and in the home to instruct children in the faith and to reinforce the faith in the hearts and minds of adults.
    There is no better time than in this year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to review the catechism.
    Read it for yourself. Refresh the theology in your mind. Pray the catechism daily. Memorize it.
    But even more, teach it. If you are a parent, teach it to your children. As you have opportunity, share it with your friends and peers.
    The catechism teaches the fundamentals of the Christian faith: the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of the Altar and the Office of the Keys and Confession. This small book is well worth your time and study.
    May this celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation be a time when we return to the Word and Sacraments, when we turn to Christ and His love. It’s still all about Jesus.
    Motto of the Reformation:
    Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever) is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word. It first appeared in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522. He had it sewn onto the right sleeve of the court’s official clothing, which was worn by prince and servant alike. It was also used by Frederick’s successor, his brother John the Steadfast and also became the official motto of the Smalcald League.

    SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN will be singing this Sunday, Oct. 29th at the 8 am service during the offering. Please have your child/children come to the 1st—3rd row of the north seating area of the sanctuary following the sermon. Please work with them on the words of “God’s Word is Our Great Heritage” LSB 582. The words are as follows:
    God’s Word is our great heritage And shall be ours forever;
    To spread its light from age to age Shall be our chief endeavor.
    Through life it guides our way, In death it is our stay.
    Lord, grant while worlds endure, We keep its teachings pure
    Throughout all generations.

    GOOD SHEPHERD’S FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY will be celebrated on Sunday, November 12th. Pastor Lance Berndt, former associate pastor at Good Shepherd, will be preaching at both services with a ham dinner, potatoes, green beans, and rolls to follow the 10:30 am service. 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.

    GOOD SHEPHERD will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, October 29th at both services and also on Wednesday, November 1st. There will be some special music and instrumentalists to add to the festivities. Join in the celebration!

    PLEASE USE THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS if you have moved or changed your other contact information, have a special prayer request, or would like to inform us that you or a member of your family has been hospitalized or will be confined at home and would like a pastoral visit.

    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 www.thecross957.org.

    YOUNG ADULTS of Good Shepherd will be gathering at the home of Jim & Violet Kirk, 1640 Marlene Dr. at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 26th. Kids are welcome. For more information contact either Jim Kirk at (402) 750-9729 or Pastor Maronde at (402) 802-4279.

    REMEMBER to turn your clocks back before you go to sleep on Saturday, November 4th.

    GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL needs a few volunteers to pass out candy and coupons on Thurs., Oct. 26th at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo at 4:15 pm. For more details or to volunteer, please contact Kim Bock at (402) 430-9108.


    News and Notes 10/22/17
    October 23rd, 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 Thomas Bernard from Haiti will be making a presentation during the Bible study hour today. Come and find out how the people of Haiti are being served by the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod currently. Pastor Bernard will also speak about plans for the future in reaching out with God’s Word to the people of Haiti.

    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.

    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK
    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: Children need to see father and mother not competing with one another but complementary of each other. Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Eccles. 4: 9-12). God, a man, and a woman. This threefold cord is for the benefit of all — including children and grandchildren.

    KNNA RADIO: Concordia University, Seward, NE is collaborating with KNNA The Cross at Good Shepherd 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. Professor or student interviews will be some of the show’s programs as well as music groups and bands on campus. The radio project will be run like a club adjunct with the broadcasting journalism classes but may branch out from there. The “Off on a Tangent” program is hosted by four Concordia alums. Tune in to listen to new programming on KNNA or online at www.thecross957.org.

    DISASTER RELIEF: There are fliers with information on how to donate to LCMS Disaster Relief efforts at the information center.

    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 salads or a pie. Sign-up sheets for helping with set-up, serving, clean-up and salads/pies will be in the narthex.

    THE REFORMATION INSERT for today is entitled, “Staying True to Our Roots”. This will be the last insert of the series. We hope you have enjoyed learning more about the Reformation.

    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 ask that you RSVP to Lesley Ahrens by October 23rd (tomorrow) at rsvplinda50@gmail.com or text 402-430-7030. 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.

    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.

    LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY—NOVOSIBIRSK, SIBERIA: Exactly 20 years ago on October 1, 1997 the Lutheran Theological Seminary conducted its first regular class in Novosibirsk. For 20 years, the seminary has continued to provide confessional Lutheran theological education and pastoral training to the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the region. This is significant! However, the seminary is presently experiencing financial difficulty and is in danger of closing. If the seminary were to close, the Russian government will be hesitant to allow it to reopen. This would be devastating to the state of confessional Lutheranism in the Russian-speaking world.
    You can provide immediate assistance to keep the seminary open with a donation to : Siberian Lutheran Mission Society
    c/o Ascension Lutheran Church
    8811 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835
    Your gifts will be much appreciated.

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22:
    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
    7:30 pm Choir
    Thurs. 8:15 am Chapel
    1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study
    2:00 pm Homeschool Choirs
    Thurs. 2 & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
    7:00 pm Young Adults Group
    Fri. 8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
    8:15 am Chapel
    Sun. 8 & 10:30 am Reformation Services/Communion
    9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
    1:00 pm Ahrens Gathering

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Curt Christiansen
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Natalie Steinhauser
    10:30 am: Caleb Durr
    Greeters: 8:00 am: Dale & Ginger Borneman
    10:30 am: Scott & Dee Indgjer
    Coffeemakers: Lavern & Beverly Obermeier
    Information Center: Don & Peg Olson
    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: Ginger Borneman
    Communion Clean-up: Katy Williamson

    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.

    • John Reigle, recovering from surgery.
    • Disney Turek, having a liver biopsy in 2 weeks.
    • Bob Yelkin, recovering from surgery.
    • Mildred Humphrey, recovering at home from knee replacement surgery.
    • 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.
    • Cindy Worster, friend of Cathy Meints, for pain relief.
    • 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.
    • Kay Kohl, preparing to begin therapy.
    • Diane Greckel, sister of Barb Poppe, in hospice care in Texas.

    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.

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

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

    FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS: Francine Poppe
    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: Dorette Kleinkauf
    Victoria Sample Betty Bluhm Rollie Victor
    Cindy Fox Sheryl Chism Lynn Poppe
    Anne Nelson Susanna Cantarero Zoe Groff
    Willis Legband Welden Duer
    Nevaeh Kessler

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Oct. 22 Rachel Barefoot, Brian Sanley, Andrew Smith
    Oct. 23 Anita Armitstead, Aaron Wagner
    Oct. 24 Brent Stehlik
    Oct. 25 Jennifer Dlouhy, Wendy Wiest
    Oct. 26 Deb Burow, Ruth Eisenmann, Kevin Helm stadter, Sandy Langemeier, Connor Nelson, Samantha Roblyer, Katie Scamman
    Oct. 27 Al Bock, Kyler Cover, Nathan Wragge
    Oct. 28 Dale Borneman

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Oct. 22 Kevin & Lisabeth Christiansen
    Oct. 24 Jason & Lorie Knapp
    Mark & JaNahn Niven
    Toby & Karin Varner

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 253
    Wed: 79
    Total: 332


    Concordia Seward and KNNA
    October 18th, 2017 by

    SEWARD, NE (10/05/2017) Concordia University, Nebraska, is collaborating with KNNA The Cross, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, on programming for their radio station.

    The Concordia Radio Project is recording programs in Concordia University’s campus studio and then plans to broadcast them from Lincoln. Professor or student interviews will be some of the show’s programs as well as music groups and bands on campus playing their music.

    A mixer and a few mics were donated this past year and the department is still building on its equipment. “In the future we hope to have the ability to broadcast live straight from Seward,” says Tobin Beck, professor of journalism at Concordia. “The Radio Project will be run like a club adjunct with the broadcasting journalism classes but may branch out from there. We expect to start having material ready by the first week in October.”

    The Cross has a variety of other shows scheduled, including talks with Good Shepherd’s pastors, big band music, soundtrack music, old time radio dramas, “Off on a Tangent” hosted by three Concordia alumni, and live sermons every Sunday morning. The station is completely non-profit and run by volunteers who aim to be a family and Christ-centered station.

    Jim Kirk, coordinator of KNNA said, “Most of us have no prior knowledge of radio broadcasting. We have all learned much and have worked very hard to provide a great Lutheran and community radio station. No one has to be studying broadcasting to join in the fun. Don’t let the lack of skill or experience in radio scare anyone away. It’s a lot of fun and totally worth it.”

    The radio show can be heard on KNNA-FM The Cross at 95.7 FM or online at www.thecross957.org. The schedule is posted on that website. There is also a free KNNA app available for download at Google Play or the App Store.

    Anyone wanting to help with recordings or interested in being on the radio can contact Professor Tobin Beck at tobin.beck@cune.edu.

    About Concordia University, Nebraska

    Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,700 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.

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    News and Notes 10/15/17
    October 16th, 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 Poppe is 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.

    BIBLE STUDIES DURING THE WEEK
    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: When we call things like abortion or embryonic stem cell research or assisted suicide political issues and avoid talking about them in church, our silence speaks loudly. Our silence allows the destruction of human beings who belong to God. He paid a price for them and won a victory for them. Thus, our silence insults Him. We need to speak for them. We need to speak for Him.

    THANK YOU to Lucy Roberts for playing the preservice music, to the students of Good Shepherd Lutheran School for their reminder of the words of the creed, and to Connie Stauffer and Tom Barefoot for accompanying the students.

    LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION: The LWIM will be meeting on Monday, October 16th at 7 pm for Bible study, election of officers, and a special speaker, the LWML Zone President. All women are welcome to attend.

    DISASTER RELIEF: There are fliers with information on how to donate to LCMS Disaster Relief efforts at the information center.

    YOUTH MOVIE OUTING will be today, 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 marchuff@gmail.com. If you have questions you can also talk to Pastor Maronde, Vicar Short, or Andrew Wood.

    THE REFORMATION INSERT for today is entitled, “Wittenburg Today”.

    GOOD SHEPHERD’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY will be celebrated on Sunday, November 12th. Pastor Lance Berndt, former associate pastor at Good Shepherd, will be preaching at both services with a potluck to follow the 10:30 am service. Meat will be provided for the meal. More details will follow.

    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 ask that you RSVP to Lesley Ahrens by October 23rd at rsvplinda50@gmail.com or text 402-430-7030. 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 pm—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.

    ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Shop at Faith Lutheran Church & School Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, 8701 Adams St. on Saturday, October 21 from 9 am—4 pm. Crafters from Lincoln and surrounding areas will have handmade decorating and gift ideas. Stop at our concession stand for lunch and the bake sale for goodies to take home.

    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.

    LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY—NOVOSIBIRSK, SIBERIA: Exactly 20 years ago on October 1, 1997 the Lutheran Theological Seminary conducted its first regular class in Novosibirsk. For 20 years, the seminary has continued to provide confessional Lutheran theological education and pastoral training to the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the region. This is significant! However, the seminary is presently experiencing financial difficulty and is in danger of closing. If the seminary were to close, the Russian government will be hesitant to allow it to reopen. This would be devastating to the state of confessional Lutheranism in the Russian-speaking world.
    You can provide immediate assistance to keep the seminary open with a donation to :
    Siberian Lutheran Mission Society
    c/o Ascension Lutheran Church
    8811 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835
    Your gifts will be much appreciated.

    CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15:
    Mon. 8:15 am Chapel
    4:00 pm Homeschool Orchestra
    7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous
    7:00 pm Lutheran Women in Mission
    Tues. 6:00 am Men’s Bible Study
    8:15 am Chapel
    7:00 pm Church Council
    Wed. 5:30 pm Midweek Classes
    6:30 pm Midweek Service
    7:30 pm Bible Study—Psalm 119
    7:30 pm Choir
    Thurs. PASTORS’/TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE (NO SCHOOL)
    1:00 pm LifeLight Bible Study—Hebrews
    2:00 pm Homeschool Choirs
    2 & 7 pm Sewing/Quilting Group
    Fri. PASTORS’/TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE (NO SCHOOL)
    8:00 am Volunteers for Christ
    Sat. 7:00 am Elders Meeting
    10:30 am Homestead Services
    Sun. 8:00 am Matins
    9:20 am Sunday School & Bible Study
    10:30 am Divine Service/Communion

    ASSISTING WITH THE SERVICES AND SERVICE:
    Elder: Wayne Gudgel
    Organist: Connie Stauffer
    Acolytes: 8:00 am: Aiden Jazwick
    10:30 am: Dean Perrin
    Greeters: 8:00 am:
    10:30 am:
    Coffeemakers: Joel & Sarah Kaldahl
    Information Center: Bob McClellan
    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:            Corie Christiansen
    Communion Clean-up:            Shirley Manthey, Kathy Everman

    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.
    • Cindy Worster, friend of Cathy Meints, for pain relief.
    • Mildred Humphrey, recovering from knee replacement surgery at home.
    • Marjorie Victor, anticipating hip surgery.
    • Anna Eisenmann, struggling with lupus and in treatment.
    • Larry Eisenmann, on hospice care with terminal cancer in bones, brain & liver.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Kay Kohl, preparing to begin physical therapy.
    • The people who were injured in the shooting in Las Vegas. Please pray for their families and the families of those who were killed.
    • Diane Greckel, sister of Barb Poppe, in hospice care in Texas.

    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

    FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS:
    Bethany Kranz

    FOR OUR SHUT-IN MEMBERS: Francine Poppe
    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:                         Dorette Kleinkauf
    Victoria Sample                    Betty Bluhm                         Rollie Victor
    Cindy Fox                             Sheryl Chism                        Lynn Poppe
    Anne Nelson                         Susanna Cantarero                      Zoe Groff
    Willis Legband                     Welden Duer
    Nevaeh Kessler

    BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS TO:
    Oct. 15 Donald Posner, Keelyn Yelkin, Elizabeth Zmiewski
    Oct. 16 Broderic Beed
    Oct. 18 Trevor Bellows, Joyce Eckhoff, Jaelyn Jaz wick, Beverly Obermeier, Patty Stradley, Tammy Winkelmann
    Oct. 20 Janet Harms, Kelsea Hughes, Kelsey   Wright

    ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS TO:
    Oct. 16 Ryan & Amy Rockel

    WEEKLY STATS:
    Attendance: Sunday: 250
    Wed:   86
    Total: 336