Announcements for Week of Oct. 8

LIVING FLAG PRESENTATION The Mahomet Christian Church is holding their 13th annual LIVING FLAG presentation. The theme this year is: “In God We Trust”. The special guest speaker will be Lt. Col. David Schmitt, USAF. The dates are: November 3, 7:00 p.m.; November 4, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.; November 5, 7:00 p.m. See the flier on the bulletin board for more information.

INSTALLATION SERVICE OF RANTOUL PASTOR You are cordially invited to the Installation Service of Pastor Matt Bahnfleth as Senior Pastor of American Lutheran Church-Rantoul on Sunday, October 15th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary. Reception immediately following in the ALC Youth Hall.
ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the congregation will be Sunday, November 12, 2017, following the worship service. Please plan to attend!

ARE YOU CALLED? You are invited to lead your brothers and sisters in Christ by providing the Prayer of the People on any given Sunday. This is a time to approach our Lord as individuals and church family to lift up the needs of the many and of the few. Are you being called to consider this opportunity? Just sign up using the sheets provided in the Narthex and, if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Oman, Lisa Schwarzentraub or any of those that have led in the past.

WHAT HAPPENED? The first Thursday of the month came and went withOUT Bunco?? Given the attendance (or lack of) at the past few offerings, BUNCO is feeling a bit sad. So at this time, BUNCO will take a hiatus pending future interest. Thank you to all those that have enjoyed the babies, prizes and laughs during BUNCO.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: “MARTIN LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION”
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Professor Joe Thomas of the Urbana Theological Seminary will be doing a presentation on Luther and the Reformation at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (802 East Douglas Street, St. Joseph). The Reformation affected practically every aspect of life in the western world, and continues to influence American beliefs and attitudes in a powerful way. We’re sure you’ll find Professor Thomas’ historical presentation timely and engaging. Refreshments will be served. We hope you can come and join us!

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP Life’s Healing Choices is a nine week study of 8 principles from the Beatitudes taught for finding the path to spiritual renewal, true godly happiness and healing. This weekly journey, with a DVD session followed by gender specific small group discussion, will encourage spiritual growth as we learn to find hope from our hurts, help from our hang-ups, and healing from our habits by allowing God to renew and transform our lives. We will meet on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm beginning October 2nd. For more information or to let us know you are joining us please contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 217-898-0358 or rjscpaill@hotmail.com. We hope you will join us on this journey.

ITEMS NEEDED We have some crafts projects coming up for the B.O.B. kids and are looking for some items. We need old magazines to cut letters and pictures out of for mod-podge. And does anyone have any open topped Metal Christmas cookie cutters that we can borrow for a few weeks to make gifts with? They will be returned to you so please put them in a bag with your name on it. If you have any of these items please put them in the Youth Room downstairs.

HURRICANE RELIEF All of you have heard of the devastation caused by the hurricanes in recent weeks. There are many sources of help for those who have experienced loss because of the hurricanes. The NALC is one source of relief for those who have lost so much. A list of needs is in the narthex, and a tub to receive items in under the coat rack. Please consider how to help during these crises.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Oct. 1 was 74 and total offering was $6,353.75.

 

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