2015 August 23 Announcements


We would like to thank all of you for your diligent prayers and responses during this time as we have sought the Lord’s direction for a minister in our congregation.

We ended up receiving a very good percentage of ballots returned. Thank you!

Based on your responses through the ballot we received clear direction not to proceed at this time. While it is a little disappointing we are thankful and confident that the Lord led each of you as you considered this ballot.

We really appreciate the many comments that you gave us and I would like to summarize those:

• You are thankful for the unity that we enjoy on our current pulpit.

o We brothers are thankful for that as well and will continue to diligently work together in love and truth

• Another general theme was that while there were many qualified brothers there was not clear direction.

I am very thankful for the counsel and support of Elder Bros. Mark Streitmatter, Trent Meiss, Ron Messner and Earl Ringger as we worked thru this process.

Our thought is to wait for a time, (Maybe 2-3 years) before we revisit this.

There will be a young group men’s Bible study at Bro. Dan and Sis. Heidi Schumacher’s home this Tuesday at 7pm.

Bro. Nathan Wiegand will be having evening services at the Eureka Home this Friday at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The current dinner list is coming to an end at the end of October. If you would either like to take your name off the list or add your name to the list please contact Sis. Deb Fehr by this Friday.

The young group is hosting a parent appreciation dinner at the Goodfield Park next Sunday at 5pm.

We will be having our Adult Friends Bible Study at the Fellowship hall each Sunday morning at 10am for the month of September. Bro. Nathan Wiegand will be conducting the class.

Note from the Steve Wiegand family: We are planning a benefit for Herman Glueck on Sat. August 29 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm at Sandy Wiegand's picnic area. Everyone is invited. Lunch will be provided & there will be a freewill offering. (Follow signs from County Line Rd in Deer Creek.)

Note from Bro. Larry and Sis. Lori Wiegand: We would like to invite all for a Goodfield Church Family evening of fellowship and singing. This will be at Larry and Lori's lake house at 409 County Highway 8, Congerville on Sunday, September 27th at 6 pm. We are blessed to have our two Goodfield singing groups Redeemed and Glorify Hymm coming to sing with us. Please bring lawn chairs as Lord willing, we plan to sing outdoors.

Note from Woodforld County Heartline/Hearthouse: On behalf of Woodford County Heartline Association, Inc., We would like to thank you for your recent in-kind donation of 100 Book bags filled with school supplies -. Operation Backpack continues to provide school age children in our community the necessary supplies to start the school year out right. We are so very appreciative of your generosity and support to this program!

Update on Bro. Eric Wiegand: Please send my sincerest thanks to the church for praying for me. After a few hours of high fever, vomiting, and muscle pain, my body finally got rid of the poison from the bees. I am thankful to have had the strength to work a full day today. We are very comforted to know you are all there ready and willing to lift us up. Truly, we are blessed far above what we deserve. We love you all.

Update on Sis. Mary Ellen Wiegand: Thankfully the doctors were able to remove the ventilator yesterday and Sis. Mary Ellen continues to improve. She is in good spirits and appreciates and would like to thank the church family for the prayers and support.

Please also be prayerful for Bro. Steve Wiegand as he was admitted to OSF with cellulitis in his leg.

Note from Bro. Herman Glueck: We plan on starting chemo treatments on Monday (8/24). Right now the plan is to get a dose every 3 weeks. Please pray that the treatments can work effectively and the side effects be minimal. The Lord has truly blessed us with a tremendous peace during this time, though Satan's attacks are very real. We appreciate all the love, support, and prayers we have been shown and truly feel everyone’s genuine care and concerns. God is good, that's who He is. We have to remind ourselves that God loves us very much and knows exactly what He is doing!! He makes no mistakes and wants all of us to have an eternal perspective. We have a caring bridge site setup that we will try to update regularly. The site name is Herman Glueck.

We rejoice with Roman Bauman and Job Knapp as they have turned their lives over to the Lord in repentance. May they feel God’s nearness and grace. We are so thankful that God is still patient and calling souls to repentance and conversion. Roman is Bro. Rick and Sis. Stacie Bauman’s son and Job is Bro. Josh and Sis. Carolyn Knapp’s son.