What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
‘Thank You’ Doesn’t seem sufficient for all the work that was done in preparing for, working at, and most importantly praying for the CANA East 2017 Synod! The synod was a great success, and over and over again, we heard that our volunteers were warm, welcoming and helpful. Thank you!
Basileia is Coming! Over the next three weeks, almost 900 people, including college students from all over New York and New Jersey, will attend InterVarsity’s year-end discipleship and leadership conference, Basileia. Good Shepherd supports InterVarsity at Binghamton and around Central NY. Please pray for those attending from Good Shepherd — (students): Ashley, Joe, Mary, and Melissa, (staff): Carrie, Lauren, Lisa, and (volunteers): Bill Freund and Anne Thompson. If you want to send a note of encouragement to any attendees, you can give it to Lisa or Lauren by next Thursday.
Garage Sale Donations Needed: CHE Nicaragua will be holding their annual garage sale in Montrose on May 26/27. Proceeds will help support Nicaraguan missionaries serving in rural communities. Please see Anne or Bill if you have items you wish to donate. While we deeply appreciate your generosity, we cannot accept bedding, clothing for adults, exercise equipment or computers / printers. Thanks very much for your support!
Health Fair Saturday June 3rd noon to 3PM we will again be hosting our Health Fair and Ice Cream Social! This is a great means of reaching out to the community with the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ! It is also a perfect venue for evangelism! Please plan to participate in the event and be sure to invite friends and neighbors to come! In the Parish Hall, there is a sign-up which includes the many ways you can help!
VBS Vacation Bible School is coming! Think about joining in the fun of telling our neighborhood kids about Jesus.
Look for the sign-up sheet downstairs and save these dates: Monday, July 31- Thursday, August 3. 6:00-8:15 PM
Captial Campaign Many of you have asked for information on the capital campaign. Look for a letter in the upcoming weeks with more details.
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, or the Good Shepherd Office. The next meeting is this evening, May 13th, 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 Have you had times of adversity, when things don’t go the way you planned? Well it happens more often than not, and especially to those who live paycheck to paycheck. We know that food clothing and shelter are essential parts of a healthy life, but add rent and utilities, and it can become overwhelming. People then have to prioritize what things are most important, and sometimes food takes a backseat to everything else. Then it’s up to pantries like ours to meet the need. By keeping our pantry filled with healthy foods, we can provide families what they need for a proper diet. The next time you are out shopping please try to remember our member food pantry, and give to it generously.
Items Needed: Soups and stews, canned veggies, canned meats and tuna, bottled juice, one box meals, peanut butter, jam or jelly, salad dressings, powdered milk packets, coffee creamers, canned fruits, other than cranberry/applesauce, assorted pastas and sauces, rice in 1 lb packages, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Note: Please don’t bring flour or sugar, or leave any open packages of pasta or rice in the pantry, as it attracts mice.
Last Week in Christian Ed We moved from a discussion of the Resurrection of Christ back into our study of Evangelism. This was the sixth class in a series on Evangelism. We discuss the topic first from a theological perspective, using JI Packer’s, “The Sovereignty of God and Evangelism”. We will turn to more practical “how to” questions in the future. You can listen to the class or download it here.
Last Week’s Sermon was given by one of the speakers from synod, Dr. Lee Gatiss, who graciously stayed to give the sermon on Sunday. It was called ‘The Pharisee and the Tax Collector’, and was based on Luke 18:9-14 . It can be listened to or downloaded here.
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, Liturgical Dance and Arm Wrestling Anglican Scholars, Matt and Anne discuss the Liturgical Dance, Dancing in general, and how best to arm wrestle Dr. Lee Gatiss.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This Week in Christian Ed We will continue our study of JI Packer’s The Sovereignty of God and Evangelism.
This Week’s Sermon is based on Hebrews 7:3-10.
3 He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.
4 See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! 5 And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham. 6 But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.7 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. 8 In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. 9 One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, 10 for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday with Ife Ojetayo.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 4 will be working this week with the Michael Beauharnois (5/18).
Altar Guild Christine Osgood is serving this Sunday.
The PDF Bulletin for this Sunday’s 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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