What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Happy News! As many of you know, Jerry S., one of Good Shepherd’s seminary students is being ordained as a deacon at the 2019 CANA East Synod. Several people from Good Shepherd have asked about traveling to witness this joyful ceremony. If you’d like more information on the 2019 CANA East Synod, you can follow this link. This year, the synod will be held in Souderton, PA, a two and a half hour drive from Binghamton. The ceremony is at 10:30am on Saturday, May 18th at Immanuel Leidy’s Church, 273 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964.
Annual CHE Rummage Sale Spring has semi-sprung, and this means we are collecting for our Epic Rummage Sale to support the work of Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Particularly their new project to help families start keeping chickens to improve nutrition in these difficult times. If, while spring-cleaning, you find items that no longer spark joy – but might for someone else – please call Anne T. to check that we will be at church to take the items on a Sunday. No clothes, no exercise equipment, please. If you know anyone who has to clear out a house, please give them my number. The sale is May 24th and 25th. Thank you for all your past support, it has been invaluable.
Good Shepherd Youth Group Youth Group meets on Sunday night from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Good Shepherd. All youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to join as the youth group continues to study the book of Romans. Please contact Tyler Van Fossen if you’d like to know how to help or be involved in the Good Shepherd Youth Group in any way. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day 5/12/19 – No Youth Group on Mother’s Day.
Bread and Wine If you are interested in joining a group of ladies for a monthly supper and discussion, please contact Liz Hull. The group is currently studying a book called Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be on April 27th, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Summer is quickly approaching, and most children will be out of school. This means that those children won’t have access to school lunches. This puts an additional burden on the parents. It is vitally important for our member food pantry to be well stocked during this time.
Items needed: spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned fruit, cereal (hot/cold), crackers, canned meat and tuna, peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk, coffee, coffee creamer, tea, drink mixes, small bags of rice, and canned vegetables (carrots, creamed corn/regular corn, beets, asparagus, etc.), and anything else you’d like to bring.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? They talk about everything from church polity to rustic breads. In this week’s episode, ‘Resurrection of Easter Worshiping Love’, Anne and Matt discuss the Resurrection of Jesus and the Union Seminary president who doesn’t think it really happened.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study was cancelled last week due to the Easter holiday. It will resume this Tuesday, April 30.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 20:19-31.
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the 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.
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen B. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Ashley V. with Timothy D. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 2 with Mark Dreher (5/2)
Steph W., Tina S., and Kcaarin P. will be serving on coffee hour this Sunday.
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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