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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
Announcements - March 1-7, 2015
ATTENDANCE CARDS
Please make sure to locate the
Attendance Cards in your row and fill one
out when you first arrive. This helps us know
that you are here with us and it enables us to
assist you. There is a “Member” side as well as
a “Guest” side - please fill out the appropriate
side of the card. Use one card for each family
that is gathered. (Parents, please take
responsibility for signing in your children.)
The Attendance Cards will be collected by a
Lay Minister after the Offering.
Although immanently human and sometimes
exceedingly wicked, God's gracious work
through these men and women foreshadows
His greater work of deliverance through the
true and perfect Savior-Judge, Jesus Christ.
Ken Brinkman will be holding this series of
classes on Sunday mornings in the Meeting
Room.
BIBLE STUDY - THE PRACTICAL
PRACTICE OF PRAYER
Debbie Turrell has begun a new 8 week
Bible study, The Practical Practice of Prayer.
SUNDAY MORNING
As Christians, we know the importance and
ADULT BIBLE CLASS (9:50 a.m.)
power of prayer in our daily life. We will
explore what the Bible says about prayer and
Class:
New Member Information Class
examine practical ways to make our prayers
Location: 7th Grade Classroom
more personal and meaningful.
Teacher: Raelene Bass
% God's gift of prayer to His people.
Class:
“Judges - God's Grace Through A
% Praying scripture back to God.
Savior”
% The five-finger prayer.
Location: Meeting Room
% Praying for the family of God.
Teacher: Ken Brinkmann
% Praying for our needs and the needs of
others.
Class:
“The Practical Practice of Prayer”
% Praying for our families, our children,
Location: 6th Grade Classroom
and the next generation.
Teacher: Deb Turrell
% Praying for our leaders and those in
BIBLE STUDY - JUDGES
authority.
GOD’S GRACE THROUGH A SAVIOR
% Spending time with God in worship
Following the death of Joshua and before
and praise.
the rise of Israel's monarchy, God preserved
His people from being absorbed by pagan
cultures through the ministry of savior-judges.
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2015 ENVELOPES
The 2015 offering envelopes are located
in the corner of the lunch room at the school
in alphabetical order. Please be sure to pick
yours up soon!
NEW MEMBER
INFORMATION CLASSES
Transfer/New Member Information Classes
covering the Church’s finances, groups,
organizations, and Mission and Vision
Statement will be held March 1st at the school
at 9:50 am in the 7th grade classroom.
We will be covering the income and
expenses of our Church with a budget over one
million dollars, the various ways in which
members can become involved; not only
serving, but having fun and St. Paul’s Mission
and Vision Statement.
All are welcomed and exhorted to attend.
There is much to know about our church, and
this is one way to find out. The classes also
present an opportunity for questions and
answers and group discussion. New members
will be brought in on Sunday, March 8th during
the 11:05 am service.
YEAR-END STATEMENTS
Financial statements of individual
member’s giving can be picked up at the
school on Sunday mornings. They will no
longer be at the church downtown on Saturday
evenings. Please pick up your’s soon. If you
have any questions, please call Dolores
Bergmann, (815) 932-2682 or Laurie Burke
(815) 697-8030.
VOTERS' ASSEMBLY MEETING
A Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting will
be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 12:30
pm at the school. On the Agenda is the
congregation’s approval of the Cafeteria Plan
for Health Benefits for our workers, the
Calling of an Associate Pastor and possibly a
Principal.
Members of the congregation who are age
18 or older are eligible to become voting
members and to participate in the decision
making of the congregation. After attending at
least two Voters’ Assembly Meetings in a
one-year time period, a member is accepted
into voting membership. Voting membership
privileges then continue as long as you remain
a member of the congregation.
LIFE SUNDAY
With our celebration of Life Sunday, we
want to let you know of a movie coming to our
area called “The Drop Box.”
This is a powerful film about Pastor Lee
Jong-rak who built a box to save unwanted
babies in South Korea. To date, this little
compartment has received over 600 children
who would have been otherwise abandoned
and left to die.
Have you experienced the power of love
and sacrifice? This idea was inspired by one
man's desire to be a voice for the voiceless and
give dignity and life to the world's most
vulnerable.
The film is showing in our area at
Cinemark 10 at the mall on March 3, 4, and 5
at 7:00 pm. You can find more information at
- http://www.thedropboxfilm.com/
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LENTEN & EASTER SCHEDULE
Midweek Lenten Services Schedule
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - (Downtown Site)
3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Maundy Thursday Worship
4/2 - 7:00 pm - (Downtown Site)
Campaign contributions? If not, they are
available on the table in the entryway to the
school or in the narthex or area by the elevator
at the downtown church. It is important that
we keep current on our contributions, so please
be sure to pick up your envelopes this
weekend!
ALTAR FLOWER CHART FOR 2015
The Flower Chart for 2015 altar flowers is
now posted at the school. When you sign up
for flowers, please include your phone number
No Worship Service Saturday, 4/4
next to your name. Please make checks
Easter Sunday Worship, 4/5
payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The
cost is $20.00 for one vase or $40.00 for two.
6:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
Checks can be put in the offering plate or
(Downtown Site)
turned into the church office. If you have any
questions regarding altar flowers, please
LENTEN DINNERS
contact Lynda Koeppen at 815-932-1545 or
Lenten dinners will be served in the
[email protected]
Fellowship Hall downtown from 5:30 - 6:30
p.m. prior to midweek services at 7:00 p.m. on
TRIP CARDS
the dates shown below.
Yes, the TRIP Cards are now here on
Dinners include an entree, salad or veggies, Sunday mornings with many new local places
dessert and drinks and a freewill offering that of business. Some of the new locations are
will be taken to either cover the cost of the IHOP, LaSiesta, Brickstone, Beef O’Brady’s,
meal or to go toward a ministry of the Board Mancino’s, Ryan’s Pier, and Little Caesars.
serving.
See Julie Salzman in the school cafeteria
th
This Wednesday, March 4 , the Board of between services on Sunday or at the school
Parish Education will be having - Italian Beef, during the week.
chips, carrots, celery and dessert.
FENDER BENDER
Please join us for good
food and
A white 2014 Honda Accord was hit in the
fellowship and then worship afterwards!
school parking lot on Sunday, February 22nd
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ENVELOPES
during the 8:30 service, causing a small dent
Hopefully you've picked up your 2015 and scratch. If you hit this car or saw it
offering envelopes already. If you have, did happen, please call the owner at 815-932-0446.
you also pick up envelopes for your Capital Thank you!
Good Friday Worship
4/3 - 12:05 pm, 7:00 pm - (Downtown Site)
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THE PARABLES OF LENT
Join us this Lenten Season as we explore
the “Parables of Lent.” At each service, we
will focus on a biblical parable that connects
us to the season of Lent and our Lord’s
suffering on our behalf. Each week we will be
reminded that within each parable’s plot is
woven a unique message about what we
receive through the crucified Christ.
May these Parables enrich your own story
of faith in Jesus as you journey through Lent
with us.
3/4 - Receive the Treasure
The Hidden Treasure and the Priceless Pearl
Matthew 13:44-46
3/11 - Receive Mercy
The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37
3/18 - Receive Grace
The Workers in the Vineyard
Matthew 20:1-16
3/25 - Receive Forgiveness
The Prodigal Son
Luke 15:11-32
LAP ROBES & AFGHANS
Human Care is again in need of afghans,
lap robes, etc., to be distributed to veterans in
the area. They may be knitted, crocheted or
fleece, in any color or pattern, new or gently
used. No fringe please. Please place items in
the Human Care cart in the school entryway.
Thanks in advance for your help. Questions,
contact Joan Gehm (815-932-3914) or LuAnn
Brock (815-939-1859).
THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE
DARKNESS
The light of God is shining in a very dark
world! . . . That’s the message of these Lenten
devotions from Rev. Wayne Palmer,
theological editor and writer for Lutheran Hour
Ministries. In “The Light Shines in the
Darkness,” he has penned a thoughtful
meditation on Christ’s life and passion
presented in the Gospel of John, which
illuminates this beloved book with insight and
clarity. Written in a fresh but familiar style,
The Light Shines in the Darkness is a
captivating portrait of Jesus’ battle against the
darkness of unbelief, prejudice and blind,
murderous hatred as He fought for us all the
way to the cross and back from the empty
tomb.
We will see Jesus wrestle with the
darkness all around Him - the darkness of
Satan and his demons, the Jewish crowds and
religious authorities who made themselves His
enemies and even those who called themselves
His friends and followers. But Jesus Christ
will also wrestle with the darkness that still
hides in the corners of our hearts, our families,
our churches, and our world.
The universal message of hope in John’s
Gospel is powerful and written with one
purpose in mind: “Now Jesus did many other
signs in the presence of His disciples, which
are not written in this book; but these are
written so that you may believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God, and that by
believing you may have life in His Name”
(John 20:30-31).
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SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS SING
“DOLLARS FOR ST. PAUL’S”
The first - sixth grade Sunday School
REPORT
children will sing during the 11:05am church
On the weekend of February 7-8, we held
service March 22. Students and their families our second “Dollars for St. Paul’s” Door
are encouraged to attend the Spring Offering. On this second Door Offering to go
Spectacular during Sunday School
toward our Loan Principal, we collected
$1,110.33!! Praise God! This brings our two
SUNDAY SCHOOL SPRING
month total to $1,813.96
SPECTACULAR
Thank you for your generosity and support
Preschool through sixth grade Sunday
of our mission. May God use these offerings to
School students and parents are invited to a
help St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
celebration of spring from 9:50am - 10:45am
continue to “Tell the Story of Jesus and His
on March 22. The day will begin in the gym
Love" to future generations.
with a song and a lesson. Then families will
move to rotating game stations in the Sunday
FINANCIAL PEACE
School classrooms. Please mark this special
This week’s lesson is THE ROLE OF
event on your calendars, as it will be a fun INSURANCE – Protecting your Health,
morning for children and parents as well! Family, and Finances.
Insurance? Yikes! This is a topic that few
DOLLARS FOR ST. PAUL’S
people really enjoy, and yet it is an area that
On the second Sunday of every month, we
impacts your finances more than you could
have been publishing updates on the financial
possibly imagine! Can you explain how your
status of the Capital Campaign and our current
life insurance works? If your spouse were
debt. We pray this has been useful information
suddenly widowed, how much would he or she
for you. To help us further focus on retiring
need to survive? How does health insurance
the debt as soon as we can, we are introducing
work? Are specialty plans, such as cancer
a new initiative called “Dollars for St. Paul's.”
policies, a good deal? In this lesson, we will
During the first quarter of 2015 (January,
find out!
February and March), we will have a door
In The Role of Insurance, Dave walks you
collection on the second Sunday of the month,
through the seven types of insurance that every
at which time we encourage each member to
adult needs, and he reveals how to avoid the
contribute one dollar to the Capital Campaign.
traps in the insurance industry that can leave
All monies raised through this Door Collection
you – and your heirs – flat broke!
will be applied directly to the principal of our
Join us as a guest for this lesson, Sunday,
loan.
9:00am in the 5th Grade Classroom.
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DOOR GREETERS NEEDED
We are in need of volunteers to be door
greeters for the 5:00 pm Saturday night church
services and the 11:05 am Sunday morning
church services. If you are interested in
volunteering to be a greeter, please contact
Sharon in the church office at 815-932-0312.
ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
AND SILENT AUCTION
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 @ 5:007:30pm TICKET SALES - PTL will be selling
tickets between church services on Sunday
mornings & Saturday nights starting Saturday,
Feb. 28th. Prices are as follows:
Adults: $8.00
Children (12 & under): $5.00
Tickets will also be sold at the door as
well.
The event is St. Paul's Lutheran PTL’s
biggest fundraiser of the year. The goal is to
raise over $5,000 through ticket sales and the
silent auction. These auction items are donated
from both parents & congregation members
and also created by the teachers and the
elementary school children. The money raised
that evening is used to purchase curriculum
items for the staff and St. Paul's Day School
students. The evening is an opportunity for
fellowship between school families and
congregation members. Please join us! If
anyone wants to help with the evening or
donate a dessert, please contact Kris Duchene
via fast direct - 815-922-9360 or
[email protected]
MINISTRY FAIR
St. Paul's will host a "Ministry Fair" on
two consecutive Sundays, March 15th & 22nd
between services at the school site. Ministries
and board groups at St. Paul's will be present
in the cafeteria area to showcase what their
ministry or board group does and how others
can become involved. Be sure to stop by and
have a chance to talk and interact with these
groups! Groups represented will be Lay
Ministry, Trustees, Youth Board, Stewardship,
Fellowship, Evangelism/Assimilation, Human
Care, Parish Education and School Board,
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
(LWML), Financial Peace University, Tabea
and MOPS.
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL
REGISTRATION
St. Paul's Lutheran now has open
enrollment. Registration fees will go up every
month so register EARLY and SAVE! Please
contact us at (815) 932-0312 or email to
[email protected]
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GRANDPARENTS DAY
St. Paul's Lutheran School is inviting
members of the congregation to serve as
“Volunteer Grandparents” for those students
who will not have grandparents joining them
on Grandparents’ Day March 27th, 2015.
Volunteer Grandparents are asked to be at the
school from 9:00 am-11:30 am, joining our
students in crafts, snacks, activities, and
chapel. If you are interested and available,
please contact Rich Nordmeyer or Mrs.
Anderson at (815) 932-0312 to sign up. You
do not need to be a grandparent to serve as one
o n
t h i s
d a y .
WORSHIP FOR SHUT-INS
Romans 5:1-11 “When We Are Weak”
by Rev. Paul E. Shoemaker, Emanuel
Lutheran Church~New Haven, IN
Youth knows no fear. As we mature, we
become more aware of this world’s evil and
are more we depend on others more than we
may realize. This is also true of our
relationship with God. Many do not realize
how totally dependent we are on God for our
salvation. It is not the good we have done,
but it is what God has done for us in Christ
that brings about our salvation. And this was
done for us while “we were still weak.”
LUTHERANS FOR LIFE
ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS
March 1 “As baptized persons, we are
Congratulations to St. Paul's members
sons and daughters of God in Christ. That who were recognized as 2015-2016 Illinois
makes us holy. Holy means being set aside for State Scholars.
noble purpose. We are not common, but
BBCHS
uncommon. As such, we are usable not just by
anyone but by God. What a difference it makes
Christopher Bayston
to see ourselves this way.” Linda D. Bartlett,
Cole Breitenbucher
titus2-4life.org – A “Life Quote” from
Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
Claire Hess*
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Bishop McNamara HS
Girls from Ambassador Girl Scout Troop
Kayla Ronchetto*
#70521 will be selling cookies on Sunday,
March 1, between the worship services. We are
* St. Paul's Lutheran School Graduates
selling cookies to raise money for a trip to
Congratulations and God's Blessings as
Ireland this summer! This year we are also
you head off to College!
asking customers to purchase an extra box (or
more!) to be donated to US servicemen and
women and/or to Harbor House in Kankakee.
Stop by and see us!
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NEW ON CHURCH WEBSITE
If you have had any phone changes,
address changes, or family changes, please go
to
the
church
website,
www.stpaulslutheran.net and fill out the form
under the tab "News & Events" and then to
"Membership Change Form". To send, press
the submit button at the bottom of the form.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
St. Paul’s is again participating in the
S.C.O.R.E. Recycling Contest through
Belson’s Steel, Rt. 50 & Larry Power Road,
Bourbonnais. The contest ends April 2015
but we need your help now to reach our goal.
Why not consider recycling during all the
holidays and parties? By doing so, you teach
valuable skills to tomorrow’s adults, but you
are earning cash and prizes for St. Paul’s
School. Here’s what you need to do...
1) Collect your aluminum cans and bring
them to Belson’s. You get paid cash for
your cans. If you are unable to take the
cans to Belson’s, we do have a collection
canister located at the school.
2) Mention “St. Paul’s” when you get paid.
Belson’s will add one point to our score for
every pound of cans that you are recycling.
3) At the end of the contest, our school gets
two cents for every point. PLUS, the top
schools will win thousands in extra cash
and prizes. Last year the winning schools
received over $15,000 in cash and prizes!
If you have any questions, please contact
the school office at 815-932-0312.
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Serving In God's House Today
Preacher:
Pastor Koeppen
Organist:
Carol Goodwin
Sun.
Mar 1
Lay Ministers: 5:00: Steve Plotezka, Dean Cappel
8:30: John Giertz, Brent Eden, Greg Deck, Barry Gadbois
(Robert Carruthers)
11:05: Ken Taube, Bill Hasenjaeger
(Don Bayston,Art Schumacher)
Lay Readers:
Acolytes:
Greeters:
Usher Teams:
Nursery:
Coffee Hour
Hosts
This Weeks Schedule of Activities
5:00: Pat Hatch
8:30: Dee Cordes
11:05: Jim Johnston
8:30: Hannah & Jenna Salzman
11:05: Seth Deatherage, Danielle Secrest
8:30:
11:05: Kim Leheney
5:00: Mark Gradberg, Fred Langelett, Jim Sharper,
Terry Treece, Jeff Wilken
8:30: Dennis Rabe, Hill Love, Brandon Tomblin, Chris Tomblin
11:05: Matt Callan, Don Anderson, Kirk Anderson, Thomas Milton,
Brian Milton
9:50: Joyce Witheft, Cheryl Wheeler
11:05: Sharon Kerouac
8:30: Banner Committee
9:50: Banner Committee
Contemporary Service Worship Team:
Matt Callan, Duane Ferrebee, Gail Ferrebee, Scott Moore,
Kayla Ronchetto, Cindy Rubin, Jim Stone, Debbie Turrell,
Ellana Turrell, Rodney Voigt
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Worship - Traditional - Communion
Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
New Membership Orientation Class #3
Worship - Contemporary - Communion
Special Voters Assembly Meeting - Gym
Youth Alive
(at School)
(at School)
(at School)
(at School)
(at School)
(at School)
7:00 pm
9:15 am
NO SCHOOL - Casimir Pulaski Day
Lay Ministry Meeting
MOPs Meeting
(at School)
(at School)
Tues.
Mar 3
10:00 am
Adult Bible Class with Barb Campbell
(at School)
Wed.
Mar 4
8:30 am
4:30 pm
(at School)
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
School Chapel
7th & 8th Grade Public School
Confirmation Class
Lenten Dinner
Lenten Worship Service
5:00 pm
Worship - Traditional
Mon.
Mar 2
8:30 am
9:50 am
9:50 am
11:05 am
12:30 pm
5:00 pm
(at School)
(at Fellowship Hall)
(at Church)
Thurs.
Mar 5
Fri.
Mar 6
Sat.
Mar 7
Sun.
Mar 8
8:30 am
9:50 am
9:50 am
11:05 am
(at Church)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGE
SPRING FORWARD 1 HOUR
Worship - Traditional
(at School)
Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Class (at School)
New Membership Reception Sunday
(at School)
Worship - Contemporary
(at School)
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