What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Ladies Spa Day Last Saturday Martha R. and Anne T. hosted a Ladies Spa Day. The event was well attended, and deeply appreciated by all of the ladies who came to relax and enjoy some special pampering. Thank you so much to all who helped to treat the ladies of Good Shepherd, and to Martha and Anne!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study The Tuesday morning bible study will be cancelled for the month of July. It will resume on Tuesday, August 6th.
Potluck! This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for another potluck. This month we’ll be having an Independence Day theme! Please stay after the 10:30 service today and have lunch even if you don’t bring a thing.
Church Family Fun Night! Mark your calendars! In lieu of evening services over the summer there will be a chance on the last Sunday of each month to gather and enjoy the season! Come relax, catch up with your church family, and enjoy games, snacks, songs and conversation. S’mores and bottled water will be provided. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, yard games, munchies to share, and an instrument if you play. The next event will be July 28th, 6 PM, Church of The Good Shepherd.
Kennedy Family Vacation The Kennedy family will be taking their annual vacation for the month of July. They’ll be enjoying some much-needed rest and will return to Good Shepherd in August. Please refrain from contacting them unless there is a medical/physical emergency. Tyler Van Fossen, the Pastoral Assistant 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. Marc Steele, and our seminarians, The Rev. Jerry Shriver Jr., and Mr. Ifeoluwa Ojetayo as interim preachers, and starting next week, our retired bishop, The Rt. Rev. David Bena to officiate.
Women’s Bible Study will be taking a break from meeting during the month of July.
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 will not be meeting for the summer. Please keep an eye on this space for upcoming events.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Summer is almost upon us and shortly children will be out of school and won’t have access to the school meal programs. What if you didn’t have the money to provide good healthy meals for your children? Where would you go? What would you do? You might turn to a food pantry like ours for help; so it’s important for us to keep it stocked all year long, so that those who make use of it won’t go hungry. Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this worthy cause! Please keep up the good work!
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, peanut butter and jelly or jam, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and sauce, one box meals, rice, powdered milk, coffee, tea, cocoa mix, soups and stews and anything else you’d like to bring.
P.S. – Paper, cleaning supplies, and personal care products are always appreciated!
Preventing Grace Podcast The Kennedys are on vacation for the month of July. Preventing Grace Podcast will return with new episodes in August.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.
“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
This Sunday we will be having a Morning Prayer service, so we will not need acolytes or a crucifer for either of the services.
Karen B. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Ashley V., and Timothy D.. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 2 with Curt Osgood (7/11).
Gary and Brenda Van Fossen (Potluck). 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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