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Announcements for July 29, 2018


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


SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN SINGING ~ Preschool through 5th grade children will be singing during the Divine Service on Sunday, 8/5. Please, deliver your children to the pews in front of the organ that morning by 8:40 for warm-ups. Thank you!

JUNIOR ALTAR GUILD Are you a daughter of this congregation? Do you want to learn more about how to care for the candles, flowers, banners, paraments, and vessels in the chancel? Then join the ladies of the altar guild in the sanctuary from 9:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, August 4th, to learn how to set the altar for the Divine Service. Cookies will be served afterward. See the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex for details.

SPECIAL BANNER FOR BUILDING DEDICATION ~ Children, will you give us a hand? Or two? We are making a special banner to commemorate the completion of our building project, and we would like to trace your hands to use as leaves to adorn a tree on the banner. Interested? Come to our tracing station in the narthex after church on the following two Sundays: August 5th and 11th. Thank you!

SPRINGFIELD RIGHT TO LIFE ~ A basket is now available in the Narthex for those wanting to donate pony beads for a display that Right to Life will have at the Illinois State Fair in August.

ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS ~ An Adult Instruction class in the basic Christian teachings will begin in September. Are you interested? Do you know someone you could invite? This class prepares for receiving the Lord’s Supper in the fellowship of this congregation, but also is great for basic evangelism and for a refresher!

CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTOS ~ A photo session will be offered on August 14th. All of those who are pictured in the Directory (whether new photo this time or reusing from last time) will receive an updated photo directory. If you would like to schedule a time or for alternate sites and times to have your photo taken, please see Glenn Strasburg after service this morning. You can also go to www.gsslcms.org for info.

THEATER IN THE PARK ~ Our August first weekend event takes us to New Salem to see the musical “Oliver!” The show is on 8/3 at 8 p.m. In order to qualify for the group rate of $12/ticket, we will need to have at least 10 people in our group. Sign-up today!

JULY YOUTH EVENT ~ All youth are invited to come over to the Lash’s house for a pool party today from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Bring a towel and a snack to share! Sign-up today!

YOUTH READING THROUGH JOHN ~ Come and join Pastor Schuermann and other High School Youth (just out of 8th grade welcome too!) of the congregation on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. We resume this Wednesday as we continue in John 4. If you want to catch up it’s only about 15 minutes of reading John 1-3 to do so!

EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: Contemporary Worship, Song of Solomon, Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus Gives the Lord’s Supper and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.