What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Slavery Still Exists Join Women At Risk, International as they shed light on the issue of human trafficking in the state of New York. Learn about what makes our community susceptible, how to identify a victim, and respond. Experience what it means to become a circle of protection around our community! You can become an advocate for freedom by attending a one day training event hosted by the NY ministry network at:
Calvary’s Love Church, 1315 Reynolds Rd., Johnson City, NY on July 8, 2017 9am-4:30pm.
The registration cost is $35 and includes all training materials and lunch. Please call 616-855-0796 or 607-797-3757 for more information, and go to www.warinternational.org and click on Civilian First Responder to register.
Vacation Bible School is coming soon for children 5-11 on July 31- Aug 3 from 6-8 PM. We will take a journey with Jonah, sing some scripture, make new things, and play interesting games. Invite the kids in your neighborhood and your friends!
School Supply Giveaway and Free Barbecue August 26th 12-2PM we will host our annual School Supply Giveaway and FREE Barbecue. Please consider donating funds/supplies for this outreach to families in need. Especially needed are backpacks, folders, and crayons. Let’s help make the beginning of the new school year a little less burdensome to the less fortunate in our community. See Carmen or Stephanie for more information.
Water Please take time to offer a bottle of cool water to a passerby or a basketball player! If you spend any time at COGS, you will notice folks just outside our doors. Make that small effort to touch them as you offer a bottle of water in Christ’s name. The water bottles with Christ’s message are in the fridge.
Thank you! This year’s Change for Life campaign at Good Shepherd raised $653.61. All the money will go to Life Choices, an organization that focuses on helping women and men in our community before, during, and after unplanned pregnancies!
Mission Group Announcement Weekly scheduled Mission Groups are on summer break starting the first week of July. Occasional gatherings through the summer may be planned by each group’s leader. Regularly scheduled meetings and discussion questions will resume at the end of August. If you are interested in joining a group, learning more about mission groups, or want to be guaranteed an invite to any mission group summer activities see Ben Murphy or any Mission Group Leader.
An Offer of Prayer The prayer team prays for the needs of the church on a weekly basis. If you have a specific request (Praise or intercession) please fill out a card and place it in the “prayer box” by the bulletin boards in the parish hall. All prayers are kept confidential.
Scheduling Reminder If you need to make an appointment with Pastor Matt, please be sure to contact Stephanie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Often when people come to speak with Matt after the service on Sunday, he’s already been working for over nine hours, and doesn’t always remember to put it into the calendar. This can cause double bookings, or forgotten appointments. Please keep in mind that the office is closed on Mondays and Fridays, but you can always leave a message. Thank you so much for your understanding.
Children’s bulletins are available to help your children follow all parts of the service today. Please pick one up from an usher.
Bread and Wine If you are interested in joining a group of moms for a monthly supper and discussion of women in the bible, please contact Liz Hull. The next meeting will be on 7/8 at 6pm.
Health and Wellness Our bodies are “the tents” that the Lord has given us to house our souls. Begin to take care of the body which God Has given you. Check your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight every Sunday in the Parish Hall 9-10AM. Please see Dolly Shaller or Carmen Swoffer-Penna for more details.
Member Food Pantry In the Summer when kids are out of school, the member food pantry can be a service
to their families as summer school meals might not be provided. So, please don’t forget to keep up on your donations of healthy food to the pantry as every little bit helps.
Items Needed: canned, bottled, or juice box juices; peanut butter, salad dressings, canned carrots, creamed corn and beets, canned ham, turkey, beef, and tuna; powdered milk and oatmeal and anything else you’d like to bring.
In Christian Ed We spent the session discussing 2 questions: 1. what happens to the soul after death? and then 2. a brief discussion of paedo-communion. You can listen or download the class here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study was cancelled this week, due to the holiday. Class will resume next Tuesday (on 7/11).
You can catch up on the last month of classes here.
This Week’s Sermon is based on Hebrews 9:27-10:4.
27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
10 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Amanda (7/13).
Altar Guild Pauline King is serving this Sunday.
Nursery Sarah Dreher is working in the nursery this Sunday.
The PDF Bulletin for this Sunday’s 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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