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Weekly Announcements 11.03.17

THE GREAT TRIBULATION

November 5, 2017

All Saints’ Day

What is tribulation? Many believe it’s the time before the time when Christ returns to earth. They’re kind of correct. According to the Bible, tribulation began in the Garden of Eden and will continue until Christ returns. All of the conflict we experience because of sin is “tribulation.”   On All Saints’ Day, we celebrate the peace God has won for us in His Son Christ Jesus!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IT IS OUR CUSTOM ON ALL SAINTS’ DAY to remember our members who were called to glory during this past year. We thank God for the blessings that He bestowed upon them in this life and the promise He’s given to all of us of everlasting life through our Savior Jesus Christ. These are the saints from Our Shepherd who were called to glory this past year:  Lucille Barksdale, Lee Boettcher, Mary Burrow, Marilyn Gruenhagen, Alice McKinley, Ray Orebaugh, Laverne Quade, Roberty Stahlhut, William Stoneking, Herman Strakis, and Robert Tiemeier. 

VOTERS’ MEETING - TODAY at 12:00 p.m. in the gym.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND PIE FELLOWSHIP - Bring a friend and join us for worship on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. and then stay for our annual Pie Fellowship. Please be sure to sign-up at the Welcome Center, or online via the link in the weekly email, to let us know if you will be attending and if you would like to share one of your special pies with those who attend.

ONLINE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY - We are excited to announce our new online pictorial directory through Servant Keeper. By maintaining an online database, we are able to offer the most accurate information available from our members, to our members. Information sharing is customizable to the preferences of individual families, and all profile photos must be submitted to the office to be included in the directory. An info sheet is located at the Welcome Center, and printed directories will be available upon request.

PASTOR LEPLEY CIRCUIT VISIT - As part of his responsibilities as a Circuit Visitor, Pastor Lepley is assisting to shepherd the flock at Holy Cross in Crawfordsville this week.

OSLS - The Luther Rose hanging in the sanctuary for Reformation was crafted by Mrs. Miller and her 6th grade students. The entire student body, along with their guests, traced one of their hands and signed their name on the cross, on Special Person's Day in September. These items were placed together to form this symbol of the Reformation and our Lutheran Heritage.

Congratulations go to the OSLS undefeated soccer team and the repeat Bible Quiz Champions!

IN OUR PRAYERS

Warner Bartleson, Lori Boettcher, Ray Brabo, Joan Carnagua, Wolfgang Daube, Dorothy Dobler, Henry F., Jackie Hilmer, Richard Olack, and Marian Schafer. For all of our homebound members including Katie Koontz. For our active Armed Forces members: Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Voters' Meeting, Nov. 5th, 12:00 p.m.

Ladies Guild Meeting, Nov. 14th, 7 p.m.

Ladies Circle, Nov. 16th, 10 a.m.

Food Pantry Drive-up/Drop-off, Nov. 18-19th

Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fellowship, Nov. 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

MOPS Advent Tea, Dec. 2nd, 1 p.m.

Advent Services, Dec. 6, 13, 20th, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

FIRST READING, Revelation 7:9-17

 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,  10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

EPISTLE READING, 1 John 3:1-3

 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet  appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

 GOSPEL READING, Matthew 5:1-12

  1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Weekly Announcements 10.27.17

THE NEXT 500 YEARS

October 29, 2017

Reformation Sunday

Today we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! We benefit from Luther’s legacy of churches, schools, and a better world. Most importantly, he left a legacy of faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins.  If you could leave the world with one thing, what would it be?

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REFORMATION CONCERT ~ TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. the music ensembles of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will present a special concert to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It will include congregational hymns and music performed by the Adult Choir, School Choir, Junior Choir, Youth Chorale, Men's Ensemble, Adult Handbell Choir, and Brass Ensemble, focusing especially on hymns of Martin Luther.  Childcare will be available in the nursery for children 5 and under from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Come celebrate this milestone with us!

CHURCH WORKER APPRECIATION ~ We’d like to acknowledge and thank Pastor Hellert for 55 years in ministry, Joyce Zimmerman for 20 years in ministry at Our Shepherd (43 years in ministry), and Pastor Lepley for 10 years in ministry!

VOTERS’ MEETING ~ November 5th at 12:00 p.m. we will be meeting to vote on the candidates for church and school offices for 2018, and to discuss our Vision Statement and plans for our future.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE AND PIE FELLOWSHIP ~ Bring a friend and join us for worship on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. and then stay for our annual Pie Fellowship. Please be sure to sign-up at the Welcome Center to let us know if you will be attending and if you would like to share one of your special pies with those who attend.

ONLINE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY ~ We are excited to announce our new online pictorial directory through Servant Keeper. By maintaining an online database, we are able to offer the most accurate information available from our members, to our members. Information sharing is customizable to the preferences of individual families, and all profile photos must be submitted to the office to be included in the directory. An info sheet is located at the Welcome Center, and printed directories will be available upon request.

OSLS ~ Don’t bother making dinner on Wed., Nov. 1st, go out to City BBQ to support OSLS! Just present a flyer or show one on your smartphone when you place your order. OSLS PTL will receive 25% of the sales for the day.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Warner Bartleson, Lori Boettcher, Ray Brabo, Wolfgang Daube, Dorothy Dobler, Henry F., Jackie Hilmer, Richard Olack, and Marian Schafer. For all of our homebound members including Orpha Harris.  For those who mourn including the family and friends of Sharon Rigdon. For our active Armed Forces members: Ryan Enlow, Andrew Pierson, Rex Rafferty, and Robert Ritter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

All Saints’ Fest, Nov. 3rd, 5:30 p.m.
Voters' Meeting, Nov. 5th, 12:00 p.m.

Ladies Guild Meeting, Nov. 14th, 7 p.m.

Food Pantry Drive-up/Drop-off, Nov. 18-19th

Thanksgiving Eve Service and Pie Fellowship, Nov. 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

 REFORMATION 500th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Central Region Worship Service, @ Cornerstone, TODAY, 3 p.m.

Reformation Concert, TODAY, 6:30 p.m.

Divine Reformation Service, @ St. Peter’s, Oct. 31st, 7 p.m.

SCRIPTURE READINGS 

FIRST READING, Revelation 14:6-7 

6Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.

EPISTLE READING, Romans 3:19-28 

19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

GOSPEL READING, John 8:31-36 

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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