What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Attention Parents – Children’s Chapel will not be meeting for the months of July and August.
Tuesday morning Bible Study There will not be a bible study this week. The study will resume on 7/17.
Kuinde Preschool Please continue to support this preschool and the children there by praying for all connected to it- the children, their parents, the teacher and cook, and others considering what role they might take to help it thrive. Anne Kennedy and Anna and Sarah Dreher are there now. They thank you for your prayers and look forward to sharing with you all they are learning.
Ways to be in prayer for Anna, Anne, and Sarah
For our meetings with potential supporters.
That the children feel the love of our church through us.
That the teachers feel supported and encouraged.
That we learn what God has for us, are able to help where needed or wanted, and are brought back home safely.
Change for Life Thank you all for your donations for Life Choices! All of those baby bottles added up to $756.68! This is an even greater amount than Good Shepherd raised in 2017! Thank you so much for your generosity in helping with this fundraiser. Many lives will be affected by your donations! Thank you.
Good Shepherd Youth Group The Good Shepherd Youth Group meets every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM at Good Shepherd in the Youth classroom. Anyone between the ages of 12-18 is welcome to come! The Sunday night Bible study group, along with some fun outings, service projects, and 1:1 discipleship meetings, has been, and will continue to be the core structure of the program. The Good Shepherd Youth Group is run by the pastoral assistant Tyler Van Fossen. Please pray with us for the youth as they begin their study and discussion over the next year on the book of Romans. Youth Group will take a break for the month of July. Stay tuned for a date that meetings will resume.
If you’d like to know how to help or be involved in the Good Shepherd Youth Group, please contact Tyler Van Fossen.
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 August, at the Hull home. Exact date TBA.
Mission Groups Locations will be changing throughout the summer. See, call, or text Ben Murphy for details each week.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry In Deut. 15:7-11, the Bible talks about how we should behave to the needy among us. How we shouldn’t be hard-hearted or tight-fisted but open-handed, and freely giving of whatever is needed. That applies to our pantry as well. When we open our hearts and give freely, our members who use the pantry benefit from our generosity. Therefore, before your next shopping trip, please prayerfully consider picking up something healthy for the pantry.
Needs: Canned vegetables and fruit, sweeteners, canned chicken or other meats, cereals (hot and cold), canned or boxed juice, macaroni, rice in 1 lb bags, pasta sauces, powdered milk, one box dinners, macaroni and cheese, canned foods like ravioli, jello or puddings (sugar-free and regular).
Miss a sermon? You can catch up on many of the previous sermons here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we were back in Leviticus, chapters 5-7, instructions for priests offering various sacrifices. Worship was carefully regulated under the Old Covenant. Priests and people must follow explicit guidelines so that their offerings will be acceptable. Now that Christ has become our Temple and our Priest and our Victim, these sacrificial regulations have vanished with the sacrifices. Worship must now be both decent and orderly, there must be scripture, sacrament, and discipline…hearts and minds must be turned toward Christ and yet he has already perfectly performed all the duties of both priest and people so there is no question that all who approach him in faith will be accepted and acceptable to the Father. If you missed it, you can watch here or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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, ‘From Jerusalem’ Matt and Anne Kennedy discuss their visit to Jerusalem, the Orthodox Jewish way of dressing and living (at least what we saw of it), the Gafcon gathering of Anglicans and the significance of the statement and much more. You can check out the most recent episode here.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 2:12-25.
After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothersand his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Steph W. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 2 with the Osgood family (7/12).
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