Announcements – May 10, 2009

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Mary F., recovering from hip surgery; Bob G., recovering at home from injuries suffered at work.

MEN’S CAMPING RETREAT The guys are going camping the weekend of May 15-17. How about joining them on the river? Pack your tent, or bring your RV, and join in the fellowship, worship, and fun. They are trying out a new camping spot this year. It’s on the Elk River at the River Ranch Resort in Noel, MO. There’s lots of activities available: canoeing, fishing, miniature golf, etc. Don’t have a tent or RV? Don’t worry, there’s room. Any questions? Talk with Sonny E.,  Sign up sheet is in the narthex. Total cost will probably be around $30.00.

SOFTBALL THIS WEEK The men’s team did not play last week due to rain. They will be playing this Tuesday evening at 8:30, and the co-ed team will be playing Friday evening at 6:30. Both teams play at the Carthage Municipal Park. Come out and cheer on the home teams.

THE OVER-50 GOOD SHEPHERDS will meet this Thursday evening at 6:00.

MEMBERS IN ACTION VOLUNTEER LIST If you are interested in helping with the new construction, please let us know by adding your name to the list found on the table in the narthex. Please give us your phone number and the day/days of the week you would be available to work. Ladies, this includes you, too. We will need lots of workers once this initial phase is over. Mike Q., will be in charge of letting folks know when they are needed.

TAPES OF THE SERVICE Audio tapes of the service are available after the 8:15 am service each Sunday. They are located in the glassed-door cabinet in the narthex. Tapes of the previous Sunday are also available.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

NURSERY A staffed nursery for small children is available downstairs during the late service. Should your child become distressed or distract others during the early service, the furnished nursery is downstairs for your use. Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

BLOOD PRESSURE After each service, at the table in the narthex, you have the opportunity to have your blood pressure taken. You will be given a card to carry with you to record your readings.

Evangelism Seminar at St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Monett is hosting a Sharing my Faith seminar on Saturday, May 16th, beginning at 10:00 am. 

Please RSVP by Sunday, May 10th, by contacting Nancy at 417-235-3416 ext. 0, or by emailing her at 

The Rev. Dr. Geisler from St. Paul’s Institute of Education in Concordia, MO, will be helping us develop a practical model of evangelism that we can use in local outreach. 

Easter Baskets

Thank you to everyone who helped the Youth Group create Easter Baskets for less fortunate children.  Together, with your help, the Youth Group was able to deliver thirteen baskets filled with goodies, necessities, and a Gospel message book to area children.  To God be the glory!  ~  The Youth Group


 The Evangelism Committee is giving the visitors at our worship services a Good Shepherd cup as a welcome gift.