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Carthage, Missouri

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Announcements — September 17, 2017

† IN OUR PRAYERS  The B. Family, at the death of Jordan B.; Lee Ann C., at National Health Center in Joplin after a fall; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jack H., at home, undergoing rehab; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† BAPTISM  We rejoice with Eric and Amy P. at the baptism of their daughter, Allie Elizabeth P., during the 10:45 am service this morning.  Allie was born July 17, 2017.  Her sponsors are Ryan and Abby K.  God be with this family as they grow in His grace and love.

† NEW MARTIN LUTHER MOVIE  The movie, Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World, is scheduled to be shown at the Joplin Northstar Stadium 14 theater on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  A minimum of 100 reservations  will need to be made by September 20th in order for the screening to take place. At this point only 42 tickets have been reserved.  The tickets are $9 for all      audience members.  This screening is being cohosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin.  Here is a shortcut to  the website that was set up to provide moviegoers with information about the movie and a mechanism to reserve tickets specifically for the Joplin screening: http://joplin.newluthermovie.com/.  If you are interested in seeing this movie, please go ahead and make your reservations soon so that we will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.  The card used to reserve your tickets will not be charged if the 100 ticket reservation minimum is not met.

† JR CONFIRMATION  Jr. Confirmation instruction will start in September. Jr. Confirmands and their parents are asked to attend an organizational meeting today during the Sunday School hour in the Conference room.  Luther’s Small  Catechism with Explanation will be provided to each new Confirmand, but each student will need to bring their own Bible to class.

† 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Don & Carol L. were married on Oct. 20, 1967.  Family and friends will celebrate this milestone on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at Good Shepherd.  They would like to extend an invitation to the congregation.  Please RSVP to Elizabeth R. or elizabetharogers1@gmail.com.  No gifts, just good wishes please.

† THE ANNUAL MEN’S FISHING/CAMPOUT is October 6 – 7 at Dale’s Fish’n Hole.  There are maps available in the narthex.  Please add your name to the provided sign up sheet if you plan to attend.

† MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY  The Tuesday morning Men’s Bible Study just finished their study of 2 Peter.  We will be beginning the book of Jude.  If you would like to join us in the mornings before you start your day, now would be a good time.  You can get more information by contacting the church office, 358-1325.

† REFORMATION CELEBRATION  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin is hosting   an afternoon of fellowship and fun to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the     Reformation.  It will be a family-oriented afternoon with activities for everyone.  The event will be Saturday, October 7th from 3-7.  Events include bounce houses and games for the children.  There will be a Martin and Kate Luther Look-a-like Contest.  They will host a wiener dog race and runway show with prizes.  Later in the evening, there will be a Gospel band for a sing-a-long.  They are catering an authentic German meal.  There will also be a cash bar available in a separate tent.  The games are free.  There will be a charge for the meal and drinks.  Please come for a day of fellowship and fun.   Please contact Betty Lingenfelter of Immanuel Lutheran Church at 417-622-3118 with any questions.

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

† LWML QUARTERLIES  The LWML Fall Quarterlies are on the table by the nursery in the narthex.

 

Announcements — September 10, 2017

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Sandy L., hospitalized for chest pains and shortness of breath; Lee Ann C., at National Health Center in Joplin after a fall; Nan B., undergoing rehab at home for her shoulder; Jack H., at home, undergoing rehab; Jody G., on hospice; Kathy P., suffering health issues; Sara P., undergoing treatment for cancer; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† BACK TO TWO SERVICES  As of today we are back to our regular two services.  Worship services will be at 8:15 and 10:45 am with Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 9:30 am.  Holy Communion will alternate between the two services starting with Holy Communion in the 8:15 am  service today .

† BRUNCH WITH MEGAN & ELIAS  This Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 am, there will be a Brunch for Megan & Elias Mehl in the Fellowship Hall at the church.  The brunch is being hosted by LWML and all ladies of the congregation are invited to come and enjoy some food and “visiting time” with Megan & Elias.

† NEW MARTIN LUTHER MOVIE  The movie, Martin Luther: The Idea  That Changed The World, is scheduled to be shown at the Joplin Northstar Stadium 14 theater on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  A minimum of 100 reservations will need to be made by September 20th in order for the screening to take place.  At this point only 35 tickets have been reserved.  The tickets are $9 for all audience members.     This screening is being cohosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin.  Here is a shortcut to the website that was set up to provide moviegoers with information about the movie and a mechanism to reserve tickets specifically for the Joplin screening: http://joplin.newluthermovie.com/.  If you are interested in seeing this movie, please go ahead and make your reservations soon so that we will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.  The card used to reserve your tickets will not be charged if the 100 ticket reservation minimum is not met.

† JR CONFIRMATION  Jr. Confirmation instruction will start in September.  Jr. Confirmands and their parents are asked to attend an organizational meeting next Sunday, September 17, during the Sunday School hour in the Conference room.  Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation will be provided to each new Confirmand, but each student will need to bring their own Bible to class.

† REFORMATION CELEBRATION  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin is hosting an afternoon of fellowship and fun to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  It will be a family-oriented afternoon with activities for everyone.  The event will be Saturday, October 7th from 3-7.  Events include bounce houses and games for the children. There will be a Martin and Kate Luther Look-a-like Contest.  They will host a wiener dog race and runway show with prizes given.  Later in the evening, there will be a Gospel band for a sing-a-long.  They are catering an authentic German meal.  There will also be a cash bar available in a separate tent.  The games are free.  There will be a charge for the meal and drinks.  Please come for a day of fellowship and fun.   Please contact Betty Lingenfelter of Immanuel Lutheran Church at 417-622-3118 with any questions.

† 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  Don & Carol L. were married on Oct. 20, 1967.  Family and friends will celebrate this milestone on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm at Good Shepherd.  They would like to extend an invitation to the congregation.  Please RSVP to Elizabeth Rogers at 417-592-0143 or elizabetharogers1@gmail.com. No gifts, just good wishes please.

† GSLC FRIENDS is a small home Bible study group that meets once a week.  Our membership is diverse and you are welcome to join us.  We are currently studying “The Lutheran Difference”, a guide to how the Lutheran Church views a variety of subjects in today’s world.  We meet Monday night at the home of Karen Perkins, gathering around 6:30 pm for a light dinner and/or snacks.  We begin our study around 7:00 pm. Call Karen or Gretchen O., for more  information or on Messenger at GSLC Friends.

† HURRICANE RELIEF  The LCMS is standing with the Texas District to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding.  Please pray for all   involved.  To give online, visit lcms.org/harvey.  Text “LCMSHARVEY” to 41444 to give by text.  Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8:00 am & 4:10 pm Central time at 888-930-4438.  By mail, make checks payable to “LCMS.”  On the memo line, write “Disaster Response/Relief,” and mail to the LCMS, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6861.  Gifts also can be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by stipulating in the memo line.

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

 

GSLC Friends

GSLC Friends is a small home Bible study group that meets once a week.  Our membership is diverse and you are welcome to join us.  We are currently studying “The Lutheran Difference”, a guide to how the Lutheran Church views a variety of subjects in today’s world.

We meet Monday night at the home of Karen P., gathering around 6:30 pm for a light dinner and/or snacks.  We begin our study around 7:00 pm.

Call Karen, or Gretchen O., for more information or on Messenger at GSLC Friends.

 

Christian Education News

The offering for the summer quarter combined with the VBS offering, which totaled $600.00 will be sent to Sharing God’s Mighty Word.  This organization sends free Bibles, Bible story books, and teaching materials to individuals and organizations who are struggling to connect people with the Gospel.  During VBS we also collected Bible story books which were donated locally  to the Carthage Family Literacy Council to put in their Little Free Library locations.  Thanks to all who donated to this project.

The Sunday School fall quarter begins on Sunday, September 3.  We will be studying how God works through prophets and kings.  During opening we will be working on music to sing in November to celebrate  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s 30 year anniversary.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in Sunday School as we study God’s word together.  If you would be interested in teaching a Sunday School class or would like to be on our substitute list, please contact Denise G.