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Sunday (9/14)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class


  • 7:30 am—Matins


  • 9:00 am—Classical Conversations Home School Coop


  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (9/21)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:30 am—Catechism Class


HEALTH CONCERNS: Brenda Bunting; Ellie Crawford; Whitney Czerwonka; DeDe Eversole; Janice Funk; Jim Harbaugh; Erica Kremitzki; Amy Lee; Laurie McMillen; Barb Pearson; Fred Rahn; Dana Stenger.


HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Bessie Benson; Cora Jahnke; Neil Oliger; Corinne Oye; Art Rahn; Ruth Rentschler.

MILITARY: Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Sam Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Chase Reifsteck; Blake Stokes; Paige Stokes; Ruben Wilson.


NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . .Ezekiel 2:8–3:11; Ephesians 4:7–16; Matthew 9:9–13.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . One of the earliest annual celebrations of the Church, Holy Cross Day traditionally commemorated the discovery of the original cross of Jesus on September 14, 320, in Jerusalem. The cross was found by Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. In conjunction with the dedication of a basilica at the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, the festival day was made official by order of Constantine in AD 335. A devout Christian, Helena had helped locate and authenticate many sites related to the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus throughout biblical lands. Holy Cross Day has remained popular in both Eastern and Western Christianity. Many Lutheran parishes have chosen to use “Holy Cross” as the name of their congregation.

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . John 12:25 “Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” Jesus’ kingdom is always upside down and backwards like this: the first are last, the who loses his life gains it, give it away and a full measure falls into your lap. But it’s really not Jesus who is upside and backwards, is it?

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED . . . for the 2014–2015 Academic Year. If you are willing to teach for one, two, or three months out of the year, please contact Pastor Braaten. We are still in need of one teacher for the 4th–6th grade class. If this position is not filled those grades will not have Sunday School. Sunday School classes begin today, Sunday, September 14.

THE ALTAR FOWERS . . . were given by Ronald & Judy Legg to the glory of God on the occasion of their granddaughter’s, Marlena Henley, birthday.

CAMP CILCA GOLF OUTING . . . Come and enjoy a relaxing round of golf with your friends in support of Camp CILCA, the CID’s Lutheran Camp. The format is a scramble. So organize your own team of four or just come and be put on a team. The cost is $50.00 and that covers your golf, cart, meal, and prizes. The outing is at The Rail (Springfield, Illinois) on Friday, September 19, 1:00 pm. Contact Pastor Daniel Smith for details or to register (pastordan@grics.net).

PEACE MEAL EUCHRE PARTY . . . People over 60 are invited to a Euchre Card Party with prizes after the Peace Meal of Fried Chicken with a donation of $3.50 at the Senior Center, Thursday, September 18. Reservations for the meal must be made by Wednesday, September 17, before 12:00 pm by calling (217) 253-2278.

THANK YOU . . . from the Longs for all those who volunteered to help deliver Peace Meals in the month of August.

SPIRITUAL & RELIGIOUS . . . Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor, Rev. Todd Wilken, and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois. This week’s topics include: The Prophet Jonah, Matthew the Apostle, 3rd Century Bishop Cyprian of Carthage, 19th Century English Hymn Translator Catherine Winkworth and more. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION . . . Grace Lutheran Church, Paris, Illinois, will celebrate their 75th anniversary as a congregation. Please join us on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 2 pm for a special community service. An old-fashioned Ice Cream Social and Open House at the Child Development Center will follow the 2 pm service. Everyone is cordially invited to share in this milestone. For more information please contact Pastor Ryan Fehrmann at (217) 466-1215 or graceparis1@mac.com.



  • Tim & Teri Pollock (West)
  • Donna Campbell (East)


  • Harold Wattjes (West)
  • Jim Dyer (East)



  • Josh Whitson
  • Dolores Ford; Marissa Russo


  • Josh Whitson
  • Dolores Ford; Lexi Russo



  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Torches)
  • Josh Dyer (Torches)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Gospel)


  • Gunnar Campbell (Crucifer)
  • Ethan Stumeier (Torches)
  • Jake Dyer (Torches)
  • Caleb Stumeier (Gospel)


  • Ann Carroll—September
  • Ruth Sims—October


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