TODAY WE HAVE THE JOY OF RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS into our congregation. Joining us are: Don and Charlotte Schroeder, and their sons Michael and Christopher. The Schroeders live in Monticello. We rejoice with them and welcome them to New Beginnings Lutheran Church as we worship and serve the Lord together. May the Lord bless Don, Charlotte, Michael and Christopher.
PASTOR OMAN AND KATHI will be visiting family Thursday the 7th through Tuesday the 12th. Feel free to call Pr. Oman’s cell phone if need be, 217-621-8697. Also, Pr. Jim Lehmann (217-417-4156) and Pr. Cindy Bisser (920-979-5673) are available for emergencies.
THE SUNDAY MORNING CLASS IS STUDYING HEBREWS. We always review, so feel free to join the class at any time. We meet upstairs.
FEARLESS CONVERSATION SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS AT 8:45 IN THE CAFÉ. Everyone is invited to join in the conversation as we delve into the scriptures and apply them to our lives.
LIFETREE CAFÉ NOW MEETS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 6:30. Everyone is invited to come experience stories and talk about thought-provoking topics relating to life and faith. We hope you join us and bring friends!
LIFETREE CAFÉ WEDNESDAY NIGHT: How scientific findings can help create and sustain more satisfying relationships will be discussed at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “What Makes Relationships Tick?” includes a filmed interview with Ty Tashiro, the author of “The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love.”
“Butterflies in the stomach come with stress hormones like cortisol, that are toxic if released over a period of time, and a pounding heart is really high blood pressure,” says Tashiro, who says the extreme emotional high of love can actually be fatal if experienced for too long. “It lasts about two years,” says Tashiro, “but it can come back throughout a relationship.”
Participants in any relationship status will find hope and help for having great relationships.
THE GREAT RIVERS WALK FOR WATER IS RAFFLING an afghan to help raise funds for this year’s walk for water. The cost of the tickets are: 1 ticket for $1.00, or 6 tickets for $5.00. Thank you to Richey Vanderspool for making the afghan again this year!
HELP PROVIDE RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: Water Missions International has mobilized response to provide safe water for those in need. In the aftermath of this earthquake, the need for safe water grows more perilous as supplies run short and existing water sources become compromised by debris and unsanitary living conditions. Safe water access will be critical as the people of Nepal begin to rebuild. Would you pray with us for the people of Nepal and other regions affected by this disaster who have been left with nothing? In collaboration with partners, Water Missions is sending water treatment equipment capable of providing up to 75,000 people with safe water. The equipment includes chlorination devices and five Living Water™ Treatment Systems. WAYS TO GIVE: • Online: http://www.watermissions.org/disaster • Mail a check: PO Box 31258 Charleston, SC 29417 • Call: (843)769-7395 GET THE LATEST UPDATES /watermissions blog.watermissions.org @watermissions
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS SPONSORING A MINI RELAY FOR LIFE of Mahomet on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. – Midnight, at the Mahomet-Seymour High School Track. If you would like to walk and/or organize a team, sign up at http://www.relayforlife.org/mahometil.
APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY BUNCO! Men and women alike are invited to join us for an evening of dice, delight and desserts! Thursday, May 14 @ 7 pm join us for Bunco (no experience is necessary) in the café’. Feel free to bring a dessert and stick a flower in your lapel in celebration of May flowers. If you have specific questions please contact Lisa Schwarzentraub, 217-493-4107.
THE WALK FOR WATER EVENT, to help support Water Missions International, will be held Saturday, June 6th, at NBLC! Gather a team together, get pledges, and help those in need!
THE NEXT RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be Monday, June 15th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plan to come and help those in need!
THE NEXT NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH CONVOCATION will be held this August in Dallas, TX. The dates are: Wednesday August 12 through Friday, August 14th. The theme is a very timely theme: Martyr, Life-giving Witness; and is based on Acts 26:16-18. Many of our brothers and sisters in the faith are facing martyrdom for the Name of Jesus; this will be a time to hear their witness, to keep them in prayer, and to be strengthened in faith as the world becomes increasingly hostile to the message of Jesus. This is also the business meeting of the NALC. We need a voting delegate to attend. If you would like to attend, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Oman.
WALK TO BETHLEHEM: It is 6,296 miles from Mahomet to Bethlehem. Can we walk there before Advent Season? Watch for more information on how our congregation will do it!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: July 14-16 (Tue-Wed-Thur) from 9:30-12:30. Our theme this year is SonTreasure Island. We will be looking for helpers as team leaders and assistants, for music, crafts, snacks, lunch and registration. Take time to consider helping with this community outreach program and the joy there is found in working with the children.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, April 26th was 110 and total offering was $1,528.85.