What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Attention Parents – Children’s Chapel will not be meeting for the months of July and August.
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.
Potluck This Sunday is July 1st, which means that it’s time for another Good Shepherd Potluck! The theme this month will be Summer Picnic Foods. If you are able, please bring a dish of your favorite summer picnic food to share, and stay to have lunch even if you don’t bring anything. All are welcome. Hot Dogs and all of the fixin’s will be provided! Please consider inviting your family and friends to enjoy lunch with us.
New Minister’s Calendar There is a new minister’s calendar available on the usher’s tables at the entrances to the sanctuary. If you are on a ministry team, please stop by and grab one at your convenience.
Health Fair and Ice Cream Social Many thanks to all who made this year’s Health Fair and Ice Cream Social a real blessing to the community! So many expressed their appreciation for a church that would reach out and give in this way. Folks from other churches were grateful to participate in the event. We have no idea how such expressions of our love in Christ’s name may make a difference in days or even years to come! But may we always continue to serve in His name!
CHE Update Another YARD SALE for CHE on August 3rd and 4th! Please give us those things that you don’t want, and we will convert them into, God willing, October, November + December support for CHE Area Leaders Juanita and Izamar. Thank you, thank you for your earlier donations. They helped to provide support from June through September. The rural area where they live is peaceful, but they are affected by rising (quadrupling for some goods), food prices and scarcity of some items. Please pray for their ministry, especially for the group of 20 youth that Izamar helps lead. 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 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.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry To everyone who has donated to our member food pantry, a big bear hug from your pantry custodian, CJ Johnson is being sent your way! You may not realize just how important you are, but without your generosity families who are low income, those with many children, or who are financially strapped might go hungry if not for our pantry and your kindness, and folks like you keeping it stocked! Therefore, before your next shopping trip, prayerfully consider picking up something healthy for the pantry.
Last Week’s Sermon was given by Good Shepherd’s Pastoral Assistant, Tyler Van Fossen, was based on John 1:43-51, and was called ‘Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael‘. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 2:1-11.
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Bible Studies All regularly scheduled Bible studies will resume.
Team Galatians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen B. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Karen C. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 1 is serving next week (7/5).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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