Announcements — October 10, 2010

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Edna C., at St. Luke’s, Carthage, recovering from a broken hip; Dorothy F., at Freeman Hospital recovering from a broken hip; George M., recovering from knee replacement surgery; Marilyn N., at home; Kathy P., recovering at home from surgery; Jean S., undergoing treatment for cancer; Jeanann G., Ann L., Corky M., Chuck P. & Janet S., receiving treatment.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS We welcome into our fold the following new members:  Greg B., Nan B., Harry & Mary C., and Sandy O..  May God bless them and our fellowship together.

FLU SHOTS You can get your flu shot here at GSLC this morning.  Teri K., with McCune Brooks Hospital, will be offering the vaccine for $18.00; there is no charge if you are on Medicare.  Everyone will need to show identification and those on Medicare will need to have their card.  Teri will be available in the nurse’s office to administer the shots during the Sunday School hour and after the late service.

CONGRATULATIONS to Roberta H. and Clay C. who were unitied in marriage here yesterday evening.  We rejoice with them and pray for God’s blessings as they begin their new life as husband and wife.

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet this evening at 7:00.  The 2011 budget and the agenda for the Voters’ meeting on Oct. 24 will be discussed.  All members of the church council are asked to attend.

THE ELDERS will meet this Monday evening at 7:00 pm.

THE SHEPHERD’S OWN will be a part of the Maple Leaf Gospel Sing this Wednesday evening at the Carthage Jr. High Auditorium, beginning at 7:00.  Thank you, guys, for representing Good Shepherd.  We are proud to call you “our own”.

THE MAPLE LEAF PARADE begins Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  If you attend the festivities, make sure to make “a joyful noise” when the Good Shepherd float passes you by.  Thanks to all those who worked to make this possible.

OVER-50 GOOD SHEPHERDS will meet this Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Bring some vittles to share and come join the fun.

PASTOR AND GERRY ON VACATION Pastor and Gerry will be in Arizona on vacation from the 15th through the 28th.  Pastor David Johns will be leading us in worship the next two Sundays while Pastor is away.  We really appreciate him doing this for us.  If you need pastoral care during this time, please call the church office, 358-1325, or David W.

ALTAR FLOWERS There are several opportunities, (December is completely open) through the end of this year if you would like to place flowers at the altar in memory of someone, in thanksgiving, or to celebrate a special occasion.  The chart is on the table in the narthex for your use.  Please write your name, the reason for your placement, and your phone number.  See the chart for the name and number of two florists who offer GSLC a discount.

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

TAPES AND CD’S OF THE SERVICE Audio tapes and CDs of the service are available after the 8:15 am service each Sunday.  They are located in the glassed-door cabinet in the narthex.  The previous Sunday’s are also available.

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 control the volume.