Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Carthage, Missouri

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Announcements — December 10, 2017

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Katherine R., suffering with Shingles; Virginia S., recovering from a broken arm; Jack H., back at home recovering; Marcella M., recovering from a fall; Earl G., suffering various serious health issues; Lee Ann C., back at home but continuing to undergo physical therapy; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will be taking a break until the new year.  The class will resume on Tuesday, January 9, and will be studying the book of James.

† LWML CHRISTMAS PARTY  The LWML is sponsoring a Christmas Holiday-centered evening for all the ladies of the congregation this evening at 5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of the church.  It will be a salad supper, so please bring a salad to share.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.  There will be a Christmas ornament exchange for those who would like to participate and secret sisters will be revealed.  Come and join us for an evening of Christmas fun and festivities!  If you have questions, you can contact Lora W.

† ANGEL TREE  Thank you to everyone who took an angel from the tree. Please remember the unwrapped items need to be under the tree with the ornament attached today.  The packages will be taken to the Salvation Army this Wednesday.  This project is being coordinated by our Sunday School in cooperation with the local Salvation Army.  Thanks for your support of this project.

† GOD’S PROMISE CAME TRUE  The Sunday School Christmas Program is scheduled for next Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 pm.  Along with working on the songs and speaking lines in Sunday School, there will be a rehearsal today after the late service.  A light lunch will be provided before we start rehearsal.  Please encourage your children to get excited about this special opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’ birth to our church family!

† DIRECTORY  The new church directory is almost complete!  If you would like an electronic copy of your photograph, please contact Karen M. or mumom52@hotmail.com.

† MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES  As in recent years, Good Shepherd will provide  midweek worship services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during Advent.  This year’s theme is “Savior of the Nations”.  Please join us!

† POINSETTIAS  If you would like to purchase a poinsettia(s) to help adorn the sanctuary at Christmas, please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The cost is $8.00 each.  See Diana E. with any questions and about payment.

† PORTALS OF PRAYER  The new Portals of Prayer for the winter are on the table by the nursery in the narthex.

† NURSERY/CRY ROOM  Should your child become distressed or distract others during the service, a furnished nursery/cry room is located in the narthex for your use.  Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

† BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the nurse’s office after the service.  You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.

† PRAYER BEARS are in the sanctuary pews and available to be signed out (notebook in narthex by nursery) and given to anyone that needs God’s love,  comfort, and peace.

† ASSISTIVE LISTENING  If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.  They work like a transistor radio and you can control the volume.

 

Announcements — December 3, 2017

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Katherine R., suffering with Shingles; Virginia S., suffering from a broken arm after a fall; Jack H., back at home recovering; Marcella M., recovering from a fall;  Earl G., suffering various serious health issues; Lee Ann C., back at home but continuing to undergo physical therapy; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for  cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† NEWSLETTER CORRECTION  The LWML will NOT meet this Tuesday evening, instead they will be hosting the Christmas party on December 10.

† TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will be taking a break until the new year.  The class will resume on Tuesday, January 9 and will be studying the book of James.

† LWML CHRISTMAS PARTY  The LWML is sponsoring a Christmas Holiday-centered evening for all the ladies of the congregation, Sunday, December 10, at 5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of the church.  It will be a salad supper, so please bring a salad to share.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.  There will be a Christmas ornament exchange for those who would like to participate and secret sisters will be revealed.  Come and join us for an evening of Christmas fun and festivities!  If you have questions, you can contact Lora W.

† ANGEL TREE  Thank you to everyone who took an angel from the tree.  Please remember to place the unwrapped items back under the tree with the ornament attached by next Sunday, December 10.  This project is being coordinated by  our Sunday School in cooperation with the local Salvation Army.  Thanks for your support of this project.

† THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 pm.  Along with working on the songs and speaking lines     in Sunday School, there will be rehearsals today and next Sunday, December 10, after the late service.  A light lunch will be provided before we start rehearsal.  Please encourage your children to get excited about this special opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’ birth to our church family!

† DIRECTORY  The new church directory is almost complete!  If you would like an electronic copy of your photograph, please contact Karen M. or mumom52@hotmail.com.

† MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES  As in recent years, Good Shepherd will provide  midweek worship services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during    Advent.  The first Advent service will be this Wednesday, December 6.  This year’s theme is “Savior of the Nations”.  Please join us!

† OLDER TABLET/IPAD  One of the props needed for the Sunday School Christmas Program this year is a tablet/Ipad.  It doesn’t have to be functional and the bigger the screen is the better.  If someone has one and would be willing to let the Sunday School borrow it, please contact Denise Golden, 438-7835.  It would be greatly appreciated.

† CONCRETE PILE REMOVAL  GSLC is in need of a place not too far from the church to dump the rest of the concrete pile left from our entry update.  Doug S. is willing and has equipment to take care of this, but is looking for a place close to the church to take it.  If you know of a place, please contact Doug, or the church office, 358-1325.

† POINSETTIAS  If you would like to purchase a poinsettia(s) to help adorn the    sanctuary at Christmas, please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The cost is $8.00 each.  See Diana E. with any questions and about payment.

† NURSERY/CRY ROOM  Should your child become distressed or distract others during the service, a furnished nursery/cry room is located in the narthex for your use.  Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

 

Announcements — November 26, 2017

IN OUR PRAYERS Joann W., recovering from gallbladder surgery; Virginia S., suffering from a broken arm after a fall; Jack H., back at home recovering; Janice H., recovering from knee surgery, Marcella M., recovering from a fall; Earl G., suffering various serious health issues; Lee Ann C., back at home but continuing to undergo physical therapy; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will be taking a break until the new year. The class will resume on Tuesday, January 9 and will be studying the book of James.

ANGEL TREE There is a tree set up in the Narthex full of ornaments. The angels list suggested items for kids in need in our area. If you would like to participate, please take an ornament from the tree, purchase one or more of the items, and then place the unwrapped items back under the tree with the ornament attached. The items must be returned and placed under the tree by Sunday, December 10. This project is being coordinated by our Sunday School in cooperation with the local Salvation Army. Please consider taking an angel to help meet the needs of others in our community. Thanks for your support of this project.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 pm. Along with working on the songs and speaking lines in Sunday School, there will be rehearsals on Sunday, December 3 & 10, after the late service. A light lunch will be provided before we start rehearsal. Please encourage your children to get excited about this special opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’ birth to our church family!

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES As in recent years, Good Shepherd will provide midweek worship services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during Advent. The first Advent service will be on Wednesday, December 6. This year’s theme is “Savior of the Nations”. Please join us!

OLDER TABLET/IPAD One of the props needed for the Sunday School Christmas Program this year is a tablet/Ipad. It doesn’t have to be functional and the bigger the screen is the better. If someone has one and would be willing to let the Sunday School borrow it, please contact Denise Golden, 438-7835. It would be greatly appreciated.

POINSETTIAS If you would like to purchase a poinsettia(s) to help adorn the sanctuary at Christmas, please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. The cost is $8.00 each. See Diana Endicott with any questions and about payment.

NURSERY/CRY ROOM Should your child become distressed or distract others during the service, a furnished nursery/cry room is located in the narthex for your use. Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the nurse’s office after the service. You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.

PRAYER BEARS are in the sanctuary pews and available to be signed out (notebook in narthex by nursery) and given to anyone that needs God’s love, comfort, and peace.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers. They work like a transistor radio and you can control the volume.

Announcements — November 19, 2017

IN OUR PRAYERS Virginia S., suffering from a broken arm after a fall; Jack H., back at home recovering; Janice H., recovering from knee surgery, Marcella M., recovering from a fall; Earl G., suffering various serious health issues; Lee Ann C., back at home but continuing to undergo physical therapy; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY Pictures for the new directory have been taken. If you were unable to get your picture taken but would like to be included in the directory please contact Karen M. You can also email a picture to her at mumom52@hotmail.com.

MSSU CHAMBER SINGERS The Carthage Musical Devotees are hosting the MSSU Chamber Singers today at 3:00 pm here at Good Shepherd. Admission is free and there will be refreshments afterwards.

ANGEL TREE There is a tree set up in the Narthex full of ornaments. The angels list suggested items for kids in need in our area. If you would like to participate, please take an ornament from the tree, purchase one or more of the items, and then place the unwrapped items back under the tree with the ornament attached. The items must be returned and placed under the tree by Sunday, December 10. This project is being coordinated by our Sunday School in cooperation with the local Salvation Army. Please consider taking an angel to help meet the needs of others in our community. Thanks for your support of this project.

THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP Join us this Wednesday, November 22, at 7:00 pm, for a special Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 pm. We will be working on the songs and speaking lines in the Sunday School opening during November. We would really appreciate it if we could have as many students here at Sunday School as much as possible because it will make things run smoother in December for rehearsals. Please encourage your children to get excited about this special opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’ birth to our church family!

OLDER TABLET/IPAD One of the props needed for the Sunday School Christmas Program this year is a tablet/Ipad. It doesn’t have to be functional and the bigger the screen is the better. If someone has one and would be willing to let the Sunday School borrow it, please contact Denise G. It would be greatly appreciated.

NURSERY/CRY ROOM Should your child become distressed or distract others during the service, a furnished nursery/cry room is located in the narthex for your use. Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the nurse’s office after the service. You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.

PRAYER BEARS are in the sanctuary pews and available to be signed out (notebook in narthex by nursery) and given to anyone that needs God’s love, comfort, and peace.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers. They work like a transistor radio and you can control the volume