What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
On the Road Stephanie, the lady that writes these awesome updates each week and hangs out in the church office, will be on vacation from May 23rd to June 12th. Kit Donovan has given the incredible gift of filling in, but in effect, the Good Shepherd office will be closed during that time. There will be people checking the email and phone messages frequently, so do feel free to contact the office if you have a question or need. If you have an emergency, please call Matt (607) 621-9944 or Tyler (607) 341-6242.
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.
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 at 607-768-5499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is currently studying a book called Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be in July, 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: (607) 245-9390
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Summer is upon us and with children out of school, school meals stop. Parents then must find another way to feed their kids. Food pantries like ours help those who are strapped for money by providing good food for free. Those of us who can give are a blessing to those who can’t, so when shopping, please remember our pantry if you’re able. You never know who in our congregation will benefit from your generosity.
Items needed: Canned meats and tuna, canned soups and stews, instant potatoes, canned fruits and fruit juices, rice (1 lb packages preferred), fruit snacks, pudding and jello cups, kids cereals, powdered milk packets, spaghetti-o’s or ravioli and anything else you’d like to bring.
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.
Last Week in Christian Ed During the Interim between series we like to have a couple of Question and Answer sessions. Last week we covered 1. “I really struggle with despair and depression. I know I shouldn’t and I feel like there must be something wrong with me since I see so many others who seem happy. Why aren’t I less anxious and more joyful, it makes me feel like I am not a Christian?” and 2. What is dispensationalism and how does it compare to what Anglicans believe? You can listen to the session here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study We moved into Leviticus 4 and discussed the sin offering. The burnt offering was propitiatory, satisfying God’s just wrath against sin. The sin offering was expiatory, a cleansing sacrifice, taking away the “uncleanness”, the corruption, that results from sin. Jesus’ one sacrifice was both propitiatory and expiatory. By drinking the cup of God the Father’s wrath, the Son took our judgment onto himself, enduring the eternal penalty due to sinners. And by his shed blood, he cleanses our hearts and minds from the stain of sin. If you missed it, you can watch the study in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, June 5, 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, Matt and Anne review various books and argue about CS Lewis’ conclusion to his Narnia series, “The Last Battle”. You can check out the most recent episode here.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This week in Christian Ed We will be finishing up our Q & A series! If you have any questions that you’d like me to address, please send them in via email or submit them in person.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 1:27-34.
John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen C. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Ally L. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 4, team Beauharnois is serving next week (6/14).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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