News and Notes
September 15, 2019

Stewardship Moment

Luke 10: 25 “And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, ‘Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’” Talk about the wrong question! You can’t do anything to inherit something — it’s either your by birth, or you are not in the family and there’s nothing you can do to inherit it. We are part of God’s family through Baptism. We don’t have to buy our way into the Kingdom; we are brought in by the precious blood of Christ. Our good works are not the purchase price of the Kingdom; they are simply what the children of the Father want to do in thanksgiving to Him.

FUNERAL LUNCH ASSISTANCE

I am currently updating my call list for the funeral luncheon committee. Both new and existing members should let me know if you are interested in providing a salad or dessert when our church has a luncheon. Also, if anyone would like to help set up, serve, and/or clean up afterwards let me know. Please call Susan McKinney with your information including the best way to contact you. This is a very rewarding service which we provide for family and friends experiencing a sad and trying time in their lives.
Thank you,
Susan McKinney

SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL!

Check out the giving tree in the narthex. If you wish to donate an item, please take a shape from the giving tree. If there is a monetary amount listed on the shape, put the shape and a check or funds in an envelope and put them in the offering plate. If only the item is listed, purchase the item and bring it with you to place in the collection box. Thanks for your support.

THANK YOU

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes during Ella’s recent illness! We appreciated your thoughts and well wishes, as well as the meals and other helps we received. She’s feeling much better now!

The Moline Family

LWIM REMINDER

Good Shepherd LWIM will meet on Monday, Sept. 16th at 7 pm in room 109. All women of the congregation are invited to join us for Bible Study and treats. We will conclude the evening with our business meeting. Visitors need not stay for this meeting. Contact person: Sandy Langemeier, (402) 486-1361.

CHECK OUT THE MISSION TABLE

The mission table at the bottom of the south stairway to the balcony contains information about opportunities to provide financial support and prayer support .

Life Moment

“We speak truth and show love in reflection of His own toward us. We respect and protect even the least among us because we have received the same favor freely from Him. We treat both our life and our neighbor’s as privilege to us and treasure to God.”

SWEATSHIRTS AND JEWELRY AND BOOKS —

OH MY!

Check out the table in the narthex for items you thought were lost. Are you missing a favorite jacket? Hanging items are in the coat room section marked “Lost and Found.” Anything not claimed by October 1st will be donated.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRAW

The Red Cross will be here on Saturday, October 19th from 8:00 am—2:00 pm to collect blood from donors. If you are interested in donating blood to help save lives, you can schedule an appointment on the website at RedCrossBlood.org and enter Good Shepherd Lutheran. You may also download the Blood Donor App to get your digital donor card, schedule appointments, track your lifetime donations, view your blood pressure, and follow your donation on its way to a hospital. Thanks to all who have donated in the past months. You are appreciated!

HELP WANTED

Homebound residents in Lincoln need volunteers to deliver a noon meal and Christian love. Good Shepherd has adopted 2 routes every week. One route delivers on Fridays and one on Sundays. It takes about an hour of your time to deliver a hot noon meal. This is a great stewardship opportunity for ALL ages. Won’t you consider giving about one hour every 6-8 weeks to help our neighbors in need. Please contact Patty Stradley.

Purchase Your SCRIP Today

Are you ready for your “back-to-school” shopping trip? Not if you have not purchased your SCRIP gift cards! Come to the church library between services and get giftcards to your favorite merchants. By purchasing gift cards here you can support Christian education at Good Shepherd and it won’t cost you a penny. The church library is located at the northeast end of the fellowship hall; the ladies there will be glad to explain how the program works, give you a list of participating merchants, and help you with your purchase. Thanks for your support!

Outreach Opportunities Available

Broadcasting the Word of God to the Lincoln community and the world is an important ministry at Good Shepherd. In order to transmit our services on Sundays and on Wednesdays volunteers are needed to operate the soundboard in the church balcony for each of these services. The outreach is vital, the task is light and training is available. Please contact Wayne Gudgel if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

WELCOME

We welcome Mrs. Kathleen Kling Barone to our midst at Good Shepherd. She has been hired to be the part-time teacher for grades 3-5. She graduated from Concordia University in Seward in 1995 with a B. S. in Education and a Lutheran Teachers Diploma.

 

HELP OUR SCHOOL!

Check out the giving tree in the narthex. If you wish to donate an item, please take a shape from the giving tree. If there is a monetary amount listed on the shape, put the shape and a check or funds in an envelope and put them in the offering plate. If only the item is listed, purchase the item and bring it with you to place in the collection box. Thanks for your support.

Opportunities for Bible Study

New Sunday Bible
Study @ 9:30 am Pastor Poppe will be leading a continuation of the Romans Bible study covering chapters 4-6 in the fellowship hall.

Lifelight Every Thursday @ 1pm
Currently studying the book of Judges.
Men’s Bible Study Tuesday @ 6am
Pastor Moline is leading a study of the book of Acts
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Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Vicar Golden is leading a study of the book of Jonah.

SUPPORTING DISNEY

Disney’s Royal Flushers will once again be walking at the Crohn’s and Colitis Take Steps walk. It is September 21st at the newly improved Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Registration starts at 8 am. The walk is at 9 am. If you would like to register, you can go to https://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/Disney2019. We can also give the coordinator you name if you don’t want to register online but would like to walk with him. This is also the same page if you would like to donate to his team total. You can also write a check to the CCFA and put Disney’s team name in the memo. We would love to have a great turnout so come join us for a free day at the zoo.

COLLEGE STUDENTS LUNCH

College students are invited to stay after second service on Sept. 22nd for a (free!) meal in the parish hall. We’d love to get to know you better and feed you some non-cafeteria food. Congregation members: if you are interested in helping provide food for the meal or with set-up/clean-up, please contact Elizabeth Moline (701) 640-7989.

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