Ephesians 5: 27 — “. . . so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish” Our Lord has cleansed us with His blood; in His sight we are not pure and holy. He has given Himself, laying down his life for us. Now we are His spotless and beautiful bride. By His sacrifice, we are moved to sacrifice. By His cleansing, we find a desire to ourselves be clean and live blamelessly as He is blameless.
SAFETY & SECURITY UPDATE
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, the West entrance (school) will remain locked on Sundays. If you are able bodied, please consider parking further away from the main entrance so those who are less ambulatory can park closer. Anyone willing to assist with monitoring the doors and assisting with parking this winter please contact Rich Lichtenfeld.
Music is a beautiful way to praise the Lord with our voices. Hymns are not only devotional but contain strong ties to the Church’s history as well. Explore these ties with the titles below and more at cph.org.
Praise & Honor: Hymn-Inspired Devotions
Good hymns are filled to the brim with Christ. They allow us to sing praise to God and proclaim the saving work of His Son. But have you considered the meaning of these hymn texts? Praise and Honor guides you through fourteen beloved hymns, some familiar and some that might be new, to consider each stanza and discover the blessing behind each hymn. Item No. 124576/$17.99
Lutheran Service Book: Psalms and Hymns Pocket Edition
Lutheran Service Book is a rich compilation of Christ-centered hymns, services, and prayers. This text-only Psalms and Hymns Pocket Edition provides the ease of a portable, compact hymnal for personal devotion or pastoral care. This Pocket Edition contains the Small Catechism, the Service of Daily Prayer, the Psalms, and every hymn in LSB. Item No. 031198/$30.00
Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns
This unparalleled Companion to the Hymns is the definitive resource for the complete LSB hymnody. Filled with groundbreaking research from more than 1,500 primary resources, this two-volume set is a must-have for anyone interested in music. The set includes 656 hymns, 680 biographies, essays, music examples, figures, indexes, and much more. Item No. 031183/$179.99
Life issues such as infertility, surprise pregnancy, or terminal diagnosis can loom like six stone jars (John 2: 6). They remind us of our imperfections and our need for cleansing. As at Cana, Jesus still compassionately intervenes. He makes life issues speak instead the sweetness of His miraculous but mysterious salvation from the shadows of death. Let us delight to proclaim it lest the stones shame us by their crying out.
THE AMAZING SOUP COOK-OFF
CONTEST will be held at noon on Sunday, January 19 in the fellowship hall at Good Shepherd. Sign up to make your special soup recipe and compete for the prized “Golden Ladle” trophy. The congregation is invited to attend and rank the soups in order of their favorites. A sign-up sheet and contest rules can be found on a table in the narthex. The free-will offering will go to the Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Mark your calendars for this opportunity to warm up in the cold month of January, sample some great soups, and have a fun time with good fellowship.
VOLUNTEERS FOR CHRIST
This group meets in the fellowship hall on Fridays at 8 am to fold bulletins and the News & Notes and sometimes to help the office staff with other projects. It’s a great time to visit and enjoy some coffee while you are folding. The session closes with a short Bible study/devotion. You are invited!
LISTEN TO KNNA-LP on your Alexa
KNNA-LP, the Cross 957 can now be heard on your Alexa. You can enable it by saying:
“Alexa, enable the cross ninety five seven”
After enabling the first time, Thereafter you can play KNNA-LP, the Cross by saying:
“Alexa, open the cross ninety five seven” or “Alexa, play the cross ninety five seven.”
When connected to KNNA-LP you will first hear a welcome statement that will ask you to say Listen Live, to which you would say “Listen Live” and then Alexa will connect to KNNA-LP.
You can also find out what is playing now on KNNA-LP, the cross by saying:
“Alexa, ask the cross ninety five seven what song is playing.”
COLLEGE STUDENT LUNCH
The next lunch for college students will be on Sunday, Feb. 16 at noon. If you are interested in helping to provide the meal, please contact Elizabeth Moline.
Opportunities for Bible Study
Lifelight Every Thursday @ 1pm
Currently studying the book of James.
Men’s Bible Study Tuesday @ 6am
Pastor Moline is leading a study of the book of Acts.
Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Vicar Golden is leading a study of the book of Jonah.
CHURCH OFFICE STAFF E-MAIL
At this time, please address e-mails for prayer requests, News & Notes, bulletin info or other church related concerns to both Jan and Karen. Thank you!!
PANCAKES FOR PCAN
The congregation is invited to volunteer or attend the Pancakes for PCAN benefit on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 4-7 pm here at Good Shepherd. The free-will offering will benefit Lincoln area families experiencing pediatric cancer. This will be the 6th year Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School will partner with PCAN (Pediatric Cancer Action Network) in this community outreach fundraiser to reduce the financial burden on families with diagnoses of pediatric cancer and to advocate for a cure through awareness, action, and education. Many volunteers are needed to help with 1 hour shifts. Sign up sheets are located in the narthex. Help is needed on Sunday the 2nd and various times on Monday the 3rd. Call Corie Christiansen if you have questions (402) 483-1238 (home) or (402) 525-7923 (cell). THANK YOU! In case of inclement weather, Feb. 11th is scheduled as a “snow date”.
BIBLE STUDY AT CONCORDIA U
Pastor Moline has begun a Bible study on the Concordia University campus on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Please share this info with any students you know at Concordia. For questions and information, please contact Pastor Moline.
SUNDAYS ON KNNA
Sundays begin with Morning Prayer at 6 am. Our services are broadcast live at 8 am & 10:30 am. If you would like a more in-depth discussion of the readings for the day, listen to Proclaiming the One at noon on Sundays. At 6 pm you can explore the orders of service with At Home in Your Hymnal. KNNA is heard at 95.7 FM on your radio or on the internet at www.thecross957.org. You can also find a full schedule at the KNNA website.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 3825 Wildbriar Lane Lincoln, NE 68516