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10:30 a.m. Sunday

Announcements for September 30, 2018


Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, September 30th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!



ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS ~ An Adult Instruction class in the basic Christian teachings will begin on Thursday, October 4th. Are you interested? Do you know someone you could invite? This class will prepare you for receiving the Lord’s Supper in the fellowship of this congregation, but also is great for basic evangelism and for a refresher!

SPECIAL ICE MAKER OFFERING ~ There is a special envelope in your mailbox for the purpose of raising funds for an ice maker. The cost is approximately $2,000 and we will need to raise the funds before the item will be purchased. Thank you in advance of any help you may be able to give.

BAKE SALE ~ Friends in Faith are having their annual bake sale today after Divine Service. Pies, cakes, cookies, breads, cupcakes as well as Lois Ann’s Apple Business, Anna May’s sugar cookies, and Joan’s fall mason jars will be available. Proceeds are donated to charities at the end of the year.

INVEST WITH A PURPOSE! ~ The Central Illinois District Church Extension Fund (CID-CEF) partners investors who wish to help grow God’s ministry with churches seeking to build or expand. Because our church obtained financing for its building project through the CID-CEF, the CID-CEF is offering a special interest rate of 1.5% for a 2-year investment certificate ($500 minimum) to our congregation and her members. Please contact Chris Anderson or Susan Short at the CID-CEF (phone: 217-793-1802, email: cef@cidlcms.org) for this special interest rate or other investment options. Thank you for investing in the future of our LCMS!

HIKE FOR BABIES ~ Come out to support Beerlahai Roi Women’s Ministries, a local shelter for homeless pregnant women, on 10/6 at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Park. The “Hike” is a 1-mile stroll around the park loop. Pledge sheets are available in the narthex; pledges and donations can be turned in at the event.

FRIDAY NIGHT SHOES ~ We’re on the hunt for the best horseshoe in the area, and we want your help! Sign up on the bulletin board and join us for our first Friday Night Shoes tasting at Dublin Pub on Friday, 10/19 at 6 pm. Any further questions? Ask Vonda Wiegand 899-0962.

OCTOBER YOUTH NIGHT ~ Jr. High and High School youth are invited to come to the next youth night on 10/20 from 6-8 p.m. Invite a friend and come for pizza, a devotion, and games!

FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE ~ The sign-up sheet is posted for age 3 through 12th grade students to indicate their participation in the service on 12/24 at 6 p.m.

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s teachings include: Responding to the Roman Catholic Case for a Celibate Priesthood, The Birth of Moses, Stealing, Bearing False Witness and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.