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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.

Announcements — October 3, 2010

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Edna C., at St. Luke’s, Carthage, recovering from a broken hip; Paul L., pending eye surgery; Dave M., recovering from hip surgery; George M. having a knee replacement on Tuesday; Marilyn N., at home; Kathy P., recovering from surgery; Fred R., recovering from hip replacement surgery; Bill S., in rehab. at St. Luke’s; Jean S., undergoing treatment for cancer; Jeanann G., Ann L. Corky M. Chuck P. & Janet S., receiving treatment.

BAPTIZED INTO THE LORD We give thanks and rejoice along with  Zachary Alan J. and daughter, Lucy Malynn J., who are both receiving the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during the late service today.  Lucy, daughter of  Zachary & Savanna J., was born July 10, 2010.   Her sponsors are Mike & Marla S. and Bill & Fontella S.  May the Lord bless both father and daughter today, and keep their family in His care.

SOFTBALL The Co-Ed Softball team will play Monday at 6:30 pm.

LWML WOMEN TO WOMEN NIGHT OUT will be this Wednesday evening at 6:30.  We will be having dinner at Granny Shaffer’s, 2728 N. Range Line, Joplin.  You are welcome to join us.

WOMEN’S CLASS The Wednesday evening women’s class meets each week at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  The book All About Angels is being used for the basis of study.  Ladies, please join us.

MORE THAN MONEY MATTERS WORKSHOP Want to get your finances in order?  Join us for a free workshop, Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, presented by Thrivent representative, Austin Rice.  (No products will be offered for sale.)

FLU SHOTS You can get your flu shots here at GSLC next Sunday.  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.

ALTAR FLOWERS There are several opportunities 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE The opportunity to have your blood pressure taken and recorded after each service is available in the nurse’s office located off the narthex.  You will be given a card to carry with you to record your readings.

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.

Announcements — September 26, 2010

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Edna C., at St. Luke’s, Carthage, recovering from a broken hip; Dave M., recovering from hip surgery; Marilyn N., at home; Fred R., recovering from hip replacement surgery; Bill S., in rehab. at St. Luke’s; Jean S., undergoing tests; Jeanann G., Ann L., Corky M., Chuck P. & Janet S., receiving treatment.

BAPTIZED INTO THE LORD
We rejoice with Brett & Chrissy D. at the baptism of their daughter, Abigail Lee, who was born July 11, 2010. Her sponsors are Clark & Chyna R.  Abigail’s maternal grandparents are Linda C. and Ross & Ann R.  Her paternal grandparents are Dick & Judy D., and Milton & Becky D.

We rejoice also with Perry & Charla S. at the baptism of their daughter, Jenna Michaela S., born July 31, 2010.  Her sponsors are Jeff & Kelly K.
May God bless Abigail and Jenna and their families with His love always.
RECIPE FOR LIFE LADIES RETREAT Twenty-seven ladies attended the Passion Play in Eureka Springs last evening as part of the Recipe for Life weekend retreat.  You’ll hear more about the weekend, and hopefully see some pictures, in the October issue of the Shepherd’s Staff.
SOFTBALL The Co-Ed Softball team will play Monday at 7:30 pm and the Men’s Softball game is Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
WOMEN’S CLASS  The Wednesday evening women’s class is meeting each week at 6:30 pm.  They meet in the Fellowship Hall.  The book All About Angels is being used for the basis of study.  Ladies, please join us.
MORE THAN MONEY MATTERS WORKSHOP Want to get your finances in order?  Join us for a free workshop, Thursday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.  The series will be presented by Thrivent representative, Austin Rice.  (No products will be offered for sale.)
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.
BLOOD PRESSURE The opportunity to have your blood pressure taken and recorded after each service is available in the nurse’s office located off the narthex.  You will be given a card to carry with you to record your readings.
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.

Announcements — Sept 12, 2010

REMEMBER IN PRAYER  Edna C., at St. Luke’s, Carthage, recovering from a broken hip; Marilyn N., at home; Bill S., in rehab. at St. Luke’s; Jean S., undergoing tests; Don & Joann W., for safe travel to bring Samuel home from India; Jeanann G., Ann L., Corky D., Chuck P. & Janet S., receiving treatment.

CHURCH WORK DAY
  Thanks to all who helped with the clean up project yesterday.  Your willingness to give of your time is truly appreciated.  It was a good day!

THE RALLY DAY ROUND-UP AND CHUCK WAGON LUNCH
is today.  This special day is not only for the Sunday School children, but for the entire congregation.  Please join us for lunch and stay for the fun things planned for after lunch.  They are: horse and buggy rides, a bounce house, games, train rides, sno-cones, and the beautiful balloon launch.  So, buckaroos, be sure to join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!

SOFTBALL
  The Co-Ed Softball team will play Monday at 7:30 pm and the Men’s Softball game is Tuesday at 8:30 pm.

WOMEN’S CLASS
  The Wednesday evening women’s class will start up this week at 6:30 pm.  They will meet in the Fellowship Hall.  The book All About Angels will be used for the basis of study.  Ladies, please join us.

JR CONFIRMATION
  Confirmation instruction for children in the 7th and 8th grades will begin this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Please bring your Bibles.  A light meal will be served this week at 6:00 pm.  There is a meeting of the parents of the Confirmation class after each service this morning at the front of the sanctuary.

ON VACATION
  Mary will be out of the office this week while she and Miles travel to the western mountains on their motorcycle. 

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE
  The opportunity to have your blood pressure taken and recorded after each service is available in the nurse’s office located off the narthex.  You will be given a card to carry with you to record your readings.

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.