Announcements & Office Hours

Weekly Announcements

posted Sep 22, 2011, 4:46 PM by Shepherd By The Lakes   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 9:51 AM ]


Board of EldersMonday6:30 pm

Pew Sisters Devotion StudyMonday6:00 pm

Kendallville Circuit MeetingTuesday9:15 am

Midweek ConfirmationWednesday6:30 pm

CouncilThursday7:00 pm

Divine ServiceSunday9:30 am

Sunday StudiesSunday11:00 am



We Are Humbled and Exalted by the Cross of Christ

“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,” Jesus proclaims, but “he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). For your hope is in the name of the Lord, who humbled Himself unto death on the cross and was exalted in His resurrection. So, are you humbled by His cross, and “at the resurrection of the just,”He will say to you, “Friend, move up higher” (Luke 14:10, 13–14)? By His grace, the King will honor you “in the presence of a noble,” where your eyes will gaze upon the Prince, His dearly beloved Son (Prov. 25:7). As He has dealt so graciously with you, “do not neglect to do good and to share what you have” (Heb. 13:16) and “do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers” (Heb. 13:2). Humble yourself and exalt your neighbor.    



Elder – Don TatmanOrganist – James Bartzsch

Altar Guild – Megan WinegardenUshers – Terrill Brown & Jim Mowrey

Acolyte  Sam BartzschCrucifer –  Tyler Kuhn

Fellowship – Counters –  Dale Dachenhaus 
    & David Dachenhaus


Elder – James BartzschOrganist – James Bartzsch

Altar Guild – Pam MenchUshers – Terrill Brown & Jim Mowrey

Acolyte  Amanda WestCrucifer –  Johnathon West

Fellowship – The MowreysCounters –  Dale Dachenhaus 
    & David Dachenhaus


Flowers on the altar this morning are given to the GLORY OF GOD by Jerry and Barb Hetrick in celebration of their anniversary

The Mary-Martha Society is collecting items for the North Webster Food Pantry during September.  A list of items needed on a daily basis at the pantry is on the display table in the Narthex.  Thanking you in advance!
Today we install our Sunday School Teachers for the year: Emmy Winegarden, Colleen Bartzsch, Linda Pankop, Pam Reed, Lukas Winegarden, Tyler Kuhn, Megan Winegarden, Autumn Winegarden, and Carmen Gierhan

Installation Service

Also today we install our acolytes and crucifers who will serve us during worship: Amanda West, Parker Schmidt, Tyler Kuhn, Autumn Winegarden, Sam Bartzsch, Johnathon West, Rhys Schmidt, andEvie Winegarden
Sunday Studies begin today!
▪ Nursery, Lower Grades (grades pre K-K), and Upper Grades (grades 1-4) meet in assigned rooms in Mueller Hall.
▪ Confirmation (grades 5-8) begin their Old Testament overview and meet in the room across from Pastor’s office.
▪ Adult studies (confirmed and older) meet in Luther fellowship hall.  We begin our studies of our lives as the new creations we are: reconciling, witnessing, and being stewards of God’s gifts.
Pew Sister’s DevotionThis 12 session bible study tells what God has done in the lives of women in the church today. The goal of the study is to encourage Christian sisters. Every women in the pew has a story to share of God’s faithfulness in her life. All women over 18 years old are invited to meet this Monday, Sept 9th from 6:00–7:00 pm at the church. At thismeeting we will decide how often and where we want to meet in the future. If youhave questions or would like to purchase the book ($11.51 each) please contact Carmen Gierhan at (260) 894-0998.


Life Quote - “We speak truth and show love in reflection of His own toward us. We respect and protect even the least among us because we have received the same favor freely from Him. We treat both our life and our neighbor’s as privilege to us and treasure to God.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life 

Life Newsbytes - Planned Parenthood announced August 19 it will officially withdraw from the Title X program—costing it $60 million in taxpayer funds because it refuses to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires it to segment out its abortion business from legitimate health care if it wants federal funding under the program. Because the abortion giant is withdrawing from Title X, the $60 million in taxpayer dollars it received annually can be redistributed to groups that engage in legitimate women’s health care … Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, told LifeNews … “It’s a great day for women’s health in America. Planned Parenthood is America’s deadliest nonprofit, and the news that they’re refusing to accept taxpayer funds to target vulnerable women is a good thing for women’s health. Women deserve the chance to live empowered, full lives that are free from the harms that Planned Parenthood poses through abortion and abortion-focused services. Women who need true health care will have their needs met by authentic and eager healthcare providers across America,” she said. (Source:

Pentecost XIII – Philemon viewed Onesimus as a slave (Philemon 16). The Apostle Paul knew Onesimus as a brother created, redeemed, and called by their one Lord Jesus. A clump of cells? A blob of tissue? A tumor and a parasite? Definitely not! A human being! A fellow member of our sacred race! A precious treasure, gift and privilege, just like you!

Abortions in America Since 1973: 60,942,033 Source: National Right to Life 

For those who have made an abortion decision, there is a Word of Hope, Lutherans For Life’s post-abortion healing ministry. Call 888.217.8679 or email

We Witness – Luke 14:25-35: In His teaching, Jesus said that salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  Jesus taught that we, as His followers, are like salt on Earth to season and preserve good things.  Witnessing to Jesus is the best way that we can be like salt to this world.


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