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Announcements for April 29, 2018

WEEKLY DEVOTIONS

Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, April 29th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASCENSION DIVINE SERVICE ~ Ascension Day is Thursday, May 10th. Please plan to come to Divine Service that evening at 7 p.m. There will also be a meal offered at 6 p.m., and we hope you will also come and enjoy supper together before we have the Supper together!

MAY VOTERS’ MEETING ~ Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. for our regular May Voters’ Meeting. Stay tuned for agenda information.

SPECIAL STOVE OFFERING ~ As of April 15, special contributions of $3195.00 have been received towards covering that cost ($730.10 short of covering the cost). If you would like to contribute to cover the cost of the new stove, special gift envelopes are available on the table in the narthex.

EVENING DIVINE SERVICE SURVEY ~ The Board of Elders has mailed out a survey to the entire congregation. The survey is studying the need in the congregation for either a Sunday or Saturday evening service. Please look for this survey letter in the mail, discuss and consider it in your household, and then return the survey. An online option is also available (see the letter for the website address). We’d like to hear from as many households of the congregation as possible! The Board of Elders will be studying and discussing this throughout the summer. Please return your household surveys by Sunday, May 27th.

NOW BOARDING FOR LIFTED UP VBS ~ Join us June 24-28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Children ages 3 through those entering 6th grade are encouraged to takeoff on this awesome adventure where we will learn about five Bible stories focusing on some of the “lifting up” in Scripture. Students will fly deep into God’s Word through music, crafts, games, snacks, and drama! Register online at gsslcms.org/vbs/ or pick up a form in the Parish Hall. Volunteers are also needed:speak to Betsy or find a form in the Parish Hall.

VBS WORK NIGHTS ~ There is much to prepare before our Lifted Up VBS begins on June 24. Work nights will continue each Thursday at 7 p.m. until all the projects are completed.

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY ~ All are welcome to gather together for a mexican food potluck and games on May 5th at 5 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.

MAY YOUTH EVENTS ~ Jr. High youth are invited to become the game pieces in some life-sized board games such as Clue and Battleship on Sunday, May 6 from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided! Our regular Saturday Youth Night for both JH and HS youth will be May 26 from 6-8 p.m. Join us for dinner, a devotion, and games. Sign-up today!

REAL REFORMATION RADIO ~ You can listen to Lutheran experts teach on subjects like: Martin Luther’s “Heidelberg Disputation,” 2 Chronicles, The Number & Use of the Sacraments, Isaac & Rebekah, The First Lutheran Composer of Church Music Johann Walter and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.