V ANNOUNCEMENTS V
Call Update: Our St. Paul Congregational Self-study document has been completed and forwarded to District for review and consideration as part of following God’s plan to identify and Call our next Pastor. We are also including the names that have been submitted. District will provide us with candidates for our prayerful consideration which we will share as part of discovering God’s will. We will come together at a Voters meeting to form a consensus on a selection and then submit a formal Call for the person God has in mind for us. Thanks to all who have helped prepare the information. The Self-study doc is available to view online at https://tinyurl.com/StPaulLexCallDoc or a paper copy is available at the church office. May God continue to bless us in our search for our next Shepherd according to His Will.
Mission Breakfast – Sat. May 12th 7:30-10:30 AM at St. John's Lutheran of Bath. Come enjoy Biscuits and Gravy, scrambled eggs and ham while helping raise money to support the Lutheran Layman's League Illinois State Fair Booth. For those of you using Google Maps the church's address is 10844 N Cr 1400E, Bath, IL 62617. Thank you, Pastor Brian Lesemann
The CILCA HOG ROAST is coming! On May 27, from 11:30-2:30, Camp CILCA will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, sides, drinks, and desserts. Mark your calendars to help kick off the 2018 camping season.
Central Illinois District Scholarship Sunday is May 6th. Gifts will be used to support our CID students who are attending an LCMS seminary or university to become a pastor, teacher or other full-time church worker. Please plan to make a generous gift now or on May 6th. Gifts may be designated “CID Scholarship Fund” to be used for the 2018-2019 school year or be designated “CID Endowment Fund” to provide gifts every year for this ongoing need. Checks may be sent to the Central Illinois District LC-MS, 1850 N. Grand Avenue West, Springfield, IL 62702-1626.
If you are considering a major gift, or would like to include scholarships for CID seminarians or church worker students in your estate planning or through a life insurance policy, please contact CID Planned Gift Counselor, Rev. Charles Olander, at (217) 416-8842 or email@example.com for assistance. Thank you.
April 22: Easter 4
John 10:14 – “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” What does it mean to know the Lord? It starts with being known by the Lord: He claims us as His own and calls us by name. Then, once we are His, we learn to know Him…and in knowing Him we learn to imitate Him. And that is how the Christian life of good works and generosity grows from the Lord’s grace.