What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Lunch with a Missionary Please join the missions committee for Lunch with a Missionary on February 24th, 2019, following the 10.30 am service. Lunch will be provided. Our guests are Darling Lopez, director of Women’s Ministry, Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua, and Pastor Jorge Rivera, Head of the FIEMCA denomination, Nicaragua (a branch of Central American Mission) Good Shepherd supports Community Health Evangelism, (CHE), Nicaragua, in their work which integrates evangelism and discipleship with community health and development.
Life Choices The baby bottles are here for donations for Life Choices! Last year we raised $756.68 in loose change and donations for services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parent education (smart choices), relationship mentoring, baby store visits, emergency aid, and more. Life Choices helps teens and college students facing unplanned pregnancies before, during and after. Please take a bottle home and put your loose change in it and return it to the church (empty or full) by Feb 24. Any questions can be directed to Christine Osgood.
Good Shepherd Annual Meeting The Good Shepherd annual meeting was held on February 3 at 12:30pm in the parish hall. Please contact the church office by email or phone if you would like to request a copy of the minutes.
The Soup and Stew Cookoff was scheduled to be held on February 3rd, but due to the annual meeting, the cookoff has been pushed back to the March potluck date. The new date will be March 3rd.
Mobile Food Pantry A huge thanks to all those who have volunteered and helped this ministry run and serve the many families in our community over the years. Jan 23, 2018 was the last Good Shepherd Food Distribution until further notice. We hope over the next year to re-establish a consistent team and register as a monthly Mobile Food Pantry site again. If you collected food from the Good Shepherd site, please refer to the Southern Tier Food Bank website to access the many other sites in the area.
If you wish to help lead this ministry, or volunteer, please contact Tyler Van Fossen. This ministry is worthwhile, and a great opportunity for outreach. The hope for the future is to build up a consistent team with committed members.
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
Youth Group dates to remember:
- Feb. 8-10 – Youth Group Overnight Missions Trip to Arrowhead. (working/serving, study, games, tubing, yummy food, and fun times!) There will be no youth group meeting on Feb 10th.
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 in April, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry With winter upon us, those of us who use the pantry can’t always get out and get to the store. That’s where pantries like ours come in handy. We can supply what is needed, however, the pantry needs to be restocked regularly so that no one goes hungry. The next time you’re out shopping to restock your pantry, please consider buying something to help restock the member food pantry too.
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, pasta sauce, shelf stable milk, coffee and tea, peanut butter and jelly, canned soups and stews, canned fruits and juices, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, salad dressings, etc.), rice in 1 lb. packages, one box meals, canned vegetables (other than beans), toilet tissue, paper towels, napkins, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant (men’s and women’s) and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week in Christian Ed We continued with our Systematic Theology course, studying the Communicable attributes of God. Last Sunday we looked at God’s Love, Mercy, Grace, and Patience. If you missed last week’s class, you can listen here.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? They talk about everything from church polity to rustic breads. This week’s episode is called, ‘What About Church?’. In this week’s episode, Anne and Matt talk about the Roman Catholic claim that apart from the church we would not know the canon of scripture and then we answer a question from our listener about satellite churches and pastors who don’t reside in and worship with their congregations.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s class was based on Leviticus 20.
We moved from crime to punishment this Tuesday, from Leviticus 19 to Leviticus 20. We will find that for some offenses we would consider light and of little consequence, God requires death. Why would he do this? What does that say of his character and his desire for the people of Israel? What bearing does this have on us and our understanding of sin in our own lives and in the life of the church? Join us at 9:05am to discuss.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 7:1-13.
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. You go up to the feast. I am notgoing up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee.
But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.” Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen B. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Anne T. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Brenda Van Fossen (sub) (2/14).
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