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Weekly Announcements 01.19.18

TRUSTED CO-WORKERS

January 21, 2017

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Good co-workers make time fly because work is fun and a lot gets done. It’s no wonder that Jesus began His ministry by gathering a good group of co-workers to share the load with. When Church is done right, we know this blessing. Like the first apostles, we are being taught and have been invited to share life with our Shepherd.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

As we begin National Lutheran Schools Week, join us in congratulating and thanking Mrs. Margo Martin for 31 years of teaching ministry (20 years  at Our Shepherd), Mrs. Shirley Cronauer for 26 years of teaching ministry (21 years at OS), Ms. The-Resa Lipsey for 20 years of assisting in the classrooms at OS, Mrs. Kim May for 19 years of teaching ministry (15 years at OS), Mrs. Rachel Miller for 12 years of teaching ministry at OS, Mrs. Amy Hedges for 10 years of teaching ministry at OS, Mrs. Nicolette Mierow for 13 years of teaching ministry (9 years at OS), Mrs. Lisa Dubke for 12 years of teaching ministry (4 years at OS), and Mrs. Julia Stafford for 9 years of teaching ministry (6 years at OS). We celebrate these milestones, as well as the faithful service of every OS teacher, aide, and school staff member with appreciation for their ministries.

CONGREGATIONAL VOTERS’ MEETING - Join us TODAY at noon for a voters’ meeting to call Amy Hedges as OSLS principal, to call a teacher candidate to teach English and music, and to form a DCE Call Committee.

MARRIAGE RETREAT - Reserve your spot today for the annual couples’ get-away at the Season’s Lodge in Nashville, IN, Feb. 9-11. Cindy Campbell of Cross Connections and Pastor Daniel Schumm will be leading the weekend. Brochures are available at the Welcome Center.

NEW MEMBER CLASSES - Classes began last week, but it isn’t too late to join. Please contact Pastor Matt, , for more information.

OSLS ENROLLMENT - Our Shepherd Lutheran School is looking forward to another great school year! In preparation for the start of 2018-2019, we encourage you to complete priority enrollment which opens for Our Shepherd Lutheran Church families on Mon., January 22nd. Please contact the office to enroll.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Lori Boettcher, Charles Crowder, Adler G., Henry F., Trudy Gierke, Sara Krenzke, Arlen Levenhagen, Al & Marian Schafer, and  Sig Ziegler. For all of our homebound members including Dorothy Dobler. For all who mourn including the family and friends of Dolores Gustafson. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Congregational Voters’ Meeting, Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

OSLS Enrollment (Church Families) , Jan. 22

Lutheran Schools Week, Jan 21-27

OSLS Open Enrollment, Feb. 1

Big Game Party, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

Marriage Retreat, Feb. 9-11

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, Jonah 3:1-5, 10

1Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

EPISTLE READING, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

GOSPEL READING, Mark 1:14-20

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.

Weekly Announcements 01.12.18

WE FOUND HIM

January 13-14, 2017

Second Sunday after the Epiphany 

Have you ever lost touch with someone you love? Whether it’s a few minutes a child is missing in a crowded place or decades of estrangement, time drags on when we don’t see or hear from those we love. Philip ran to Nathaniel with the good news he’d heard God speak after four centuries of silence! Are you quick to share the good news of Christ, like Philip, or slow to believe, like Nathaniel?

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW MEMBER CLASSES - Interested in joining the Our Shepherd family? You are invited to attend our New Member Class beginning, THIS evening from 7-8:30 p.m. The classes are scheduled for eight weekly sessions in the Luther Room. If you would like to brush up on the teachings of the Lutheran church and you are currently a member of OS, you are also welcome to attend.

BIG GAME PARTY - The LTF (Lutheran Teen Fellowship) is once again hosting a Big Game Party for the entire congregation. Join us on Feb. 4 from 6-10 p.m. for traditional game day food, games in the narthex and gym, a special half-time performance from the youth Praise Team, and a room set-up for serious football fans. This is a family event, so invite your friends to come watch the game with us.

MARRIAGE RETREAT - Reserve your spot today for the annual couple’s get-away at the Season’s Lodge in Nashville, IN, Feb. 9-11. Cindy Campbell of Cross Connections and Pastor Daniel Schumm will be leading the weekend of renewal. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center. Please be sure to register by January 28.

USHER TEAMS - Looking for an opportunity to serve during our worship services? Join one of our Usher Teams. Ushers assist during worship services by distributing bulletins, offering assistance with seating, collecting offering, and ushering members to communion. Help is particularly needed at the 10:30 a.m. service. Contact Kyle Borcherding to be included on the list.

LUTHERAN SCHOOLS WEEK - During the month of January we are celebrating the work of the teaching staff here at Our Shepherd Lutheran School. Blessing bags are placed beneath the bulletin board in the narthex so that you may give a note of encouragement or token of gratitude. We will be recognizing the school staff and giving the blessing bags to them on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the 8:00 a.m. service. A light reception will follow the service.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Sara Bartleson, Anna Cronauer, Adler G., Lori Boettcher, Charles Crowder, Henry F., Trudy Gierke, Sara Krenzke, Al & Marian Schafer, and Sig Zielke. For all of our homebound members including Mark Gentry. For the gift of baptism. For our active Armed Forces members: Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Member Class, TONIGHT, 7 p.m.

Ladies Circle Meeting, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Congregational Call Meeting, Jan. 21, 12:00 p.m.

OSLS Enrollment (Church Families), Jan. 22

Lutheran Schools Week, Jan 21-27

OSLS Open Enrollment, Feb. 1

Big Game Party, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

Marriage Retreat, Feb. 9-11

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING, 1 Samuel 3:1-10

1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. And the Lord called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”

 

EPISTLE READING, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food” and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

 

GOSPEL READING, John 1:43-51

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

 

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