What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Kennedy Family Vacation The Kennedy family are taking their annual vacation. They’ll be enjoying some much-needed rest and will return to Good Shepherd after August 22.
Please refrain from contacting them unless there is a medical/physical emergency. Our pastoral assistant Jonathan Groves will be available for meetings during this time, and the church office will remain open, and can be reached in all the usual ways.
Good Shepherd is excited to welcome The Rev. Tony Seel, Archdeacon Joel Grigg, and Mr. Scott Pineau as interim preachers and officiants while the Kennedys are away.
Shepherd’s Bowl Announcement As of September 2, we will be back to serving dinner indoors at 5:30pm. The doors to the building will be opened at 5pm and will close at 6:30.
Coffee Hour As you may have heard, coffee hour has resumed! While we are not serving lunch, there will be coffee and tea available after the 10:30 service in the parish hall each Sunday. If you would like to help with this ministry by making a couple of pots of coffee one Sunday a month, please contact Steph or Carrie Nelson.
Large Print Bulletins are available upon request for both services. If you need a large print bulletin, please contact the office before next Sunday’s services.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. Morning prayer is on hiatus until Labor Day. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox when we resume in the fall.
Sunday Morning Worship
Both the 8am and the 10:30 services are meeting in person.
The 8am service If you are high risk, or at all nervous to be in social gatherings, this service is designed for you. All those who attend are asked to wear masks and remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated, masks are optional. We ask that those who are unvaccinated wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to another (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. We are utilizing the honor system for masking and will not ask for proof of vaccination.
You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings here. One of the joys of having a fully digital bulletin is that we are free to use color! You’ll find that some of the artwork and many of the directions are in full color. You’ll also notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. You can give online through Breeze or you can text a donation through Breeze at 607-882-6551. Good Shepherd also has a PayPal account. If you choose to give via PayPal you can avoid fees by paying directly from your bank. Be sure to uncheck the box that says, “paying for goods and services” at the bottom or paypal will charge Good Shepherd a fee. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
The lectionary readings for this week are: Joshua 24:1-2,14-25, Psalm 16, Ephesians 5:15-33, and John 6:60-69.
The 10:30 service is also available via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at this link.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Mr. Scott Pineau preached on John 6:53-59. You can find his sermon ‘What Does the World Have to Offer that Compares with This?‘ here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, we put our series on The 39 Articles on hold while the Kennedy family is on vacation. In the meantime, Jonathan Groves started a new series called ‘How Did We Get the NT and Can We Trust It?’. You can watch part 4 here. You can watch previous classes and much more at this link.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? They talk about everything from church polity to rustic breads. The podcast is on hiatus while the Kennedy’s are on vacation, but will return mid August.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Miss a class? You can find all of the previous classes in this series and previous series here.
Thursday Evening Beginner’s Bible Study The Thursday evening bible study remains on hiatus.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning.
Weekly Bible Readings
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd August 22, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd August 29, 2021|
|8am Celebrant: Tony Seel
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (10:30): Scott Pineau
Reader (10:30): Kcaarin Pineau
Altar: Karen Carlton
Shepherd’s Bowl: Jonathan Groves with Team 4
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Chris Jones
|8am Celebrant: Matthew Kennedy
Reader (8:00): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (10:30): Fred Urda
Crucifer: Silvan Pineau
Acolytes: Talitha and Adaliah Pineau
Reader (10:30): Scott Pineau
Altar: Mary Schuster
Shepherd’s Bowl: Peter Putano with Team 1
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Martha Rice
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