Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, April 7th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!
THIS WEEK AT GOOD SHEPHERD
VISIT WITH THE ASKINS FAMILY ~ All are encouraged to attend a special presentation by Pastor Askins and his family during the Sunday School/Adult Scripture Study hour on 4/14. They will talk to us about their life abroad and how they are sharing the Gospel throughout Asia. Please make plans to stay to hear their presentation and hear how we can continue to support them!
LENTEN MIDWEEK SERVICES ~ Each Wednesday in Lent we gather together to devote ourselves to the Word, prayer, and the Sacrament of the Altar. This year we are reading through 1 Peter, one chapter per week. Last Wednesday we read and Pastor preached on 1 Peter 4. This week we will hear 1 Peter 5. Please come! Service is at 7 p.m., with a meal served beforehand at 5:45 p.m.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES ~ Services will be offered each night during Holy Week, 4/15–4/20. Services are each night at 7 p.m. Plan to come and devote yourself to the Word each night during this week when our Lord was in Jerusalem to die for us. Please put it on your calendars.
EASTER SERVICES ~ Divine Service will be offered on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. (Easter Dawn/Sunrise) and at 9:30 a.m.(Festival Divine Service). Please come and rejoice in celebration of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead!
EASTER BREAKFAST ~ A sign-up sheet is posted on the youth bulletin board for food donations and youth and parent help during the breakfast. Breakfast will be served for all from 8-9 a.m.!
BUTTERBRAIDS FUNDRAISER ~ Thank you for purchasing butterbraids, cookie dough, and pizza to support the youth group! Delivery will be made on 4/11. You may pick up your order on the 11thfrom noon–5:00 p.m. or on Sunday morning.
STIER SCHOLARSHIP ~ Applications for the Isaac David Stier Memorial Scholarship are now available from the church office. The scholarship is open to any member of Good Shepherd who will be furthering their education next fall. Deadline for completed applications is 4/15.
SENIOR LUNCHEON ~ The next community senior luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 4/24 at noon. Sign up today to help serve and/or provide pies for dessert.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOES ~ The next horseshoe night will be held on Friday, 4/12 at Abe’s Hideout (2301 South Dirksen) at 6 pm. Sign up on the bulletin board in narthex.
SANCTIFYING YOUR COMMUTE WITH THE WORD OF GOD ~ 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 topics include: The History Channel’s “Jesus: His Life,” Reformation Artists Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Duerer, The Close of the Ten Commandments, Jesus Calls Disciples and more. You can listen live or on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.