What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Happy News! As many of you know, Jerry S., one of Good Shepherd’s seminary students is being ordained as a deacon at the 2019 CANA East Synod. Several people from Good Shepherd have asked about traveling to witness this joyful ceremony. If you’d like more information on the 2019 CANA East Synod, you can follow this link. This year, the synod will be held in Souderton, PA, a two and a half hour drive from Binghamton. The ceremony is this Saturday, May 18th, at 10:30am at Immanuel Leidy’s Church, 273 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964.
Please Pray for the Good Shepherd staff as most of us travel to and from this year’s Synod.
Changes in Schedule Stephanie will be taking May 16 though May 26 off. If you have an emergency, please call the office and someone will get in touch with you.
The Beginner’s Bible Study on Thursday night and the Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study on Friday are both cancelled for this week. They will resume at their regular times next week.
Special Performance This Sunday evening at 3pm, our sister church, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, (400 West Wendell St., Endicott, NY) will be hosting a free choral and instrumental performance called God So Loved the World, a celebration in Scripture and music. The concert is free to attend, a free will offering will be taken if you feel led to give.
Potluck! Sunday June 2nd is the next Good Shepherd potluck. The theme will be Secret Ingredient. Do you have a recipe that has a surprising ingredient? Bring a dish of it in to share during this month’s themed Potluck! Please stay and have lunch even if you don’t bring anything.
Annual CHE Rummage Sale Spring has semi-sprung, and this means we are collecting for our Epic Rummage Sale to support the work of Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Particularly their new project to help families start keeping chickens to improve nutrition in these difficult times. If, while spring-cleaning, you find items that no longer spark joy – but might for someone else – please call Anne T. to check that we will be at church to take the items on a Sunday. No clothes, no exercise equipment, please. If you know anyone who has to clear out a house, please give them my number. The sale is May 24th and 25th. Thank you for all your past support, it has been invaluable.
If you have some time available to help set up the CHE Rummage Sale on May 23rd in Montrose, please let Anne T. know.
If you have items for the sale the Freunds can pick them up on May 21st at your home. Thank you!
March for Life Rally On Monday, June 3, 2019, Several parishioners from Good Shepherd will be attending a March for Life event in Albany, NY at the New York State Capital Building from 10:30am-3:30pm. Please go to http://marchforlifeny.org/march-for-life-2019/ for more information, or speak to Eric Radman.
Scheduling Reminder If you need to make an appointment with Pastor Matt, please be sure to contact Stephanie directly at email@example.com.
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.
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
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 June, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Summer is quickly approaching, and most children will be out of school. This means that those children won’t have access to school lunches. This puts an additional burden on the parents. It is vitally important for our member food pantry to be well stocked during this time.
Items needed: spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned fruit, cereal (hot/cold), crackers, canned meat and tuna, peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk, coffee, coffee creamer, tea, drink mixes, small bags of rice, and canned vegetables (carrots, creamed corn/regular corn, beets, asparagus, etc.), and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘They Shall Never Perish’ and was based on John 10:22-30. 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, ‘Discussing Rachel Held Evans’, Anne and Matt discuss the death of Rachel Held Evans, her influence, her writings and what her prominence among evangelicals says about American Christianity.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 13:31-35.
When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Revelation 19:1-9. The Gospel reading is John 13:31-35
Helen C. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Brenda V. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Martha Rice (5/23)
Steph W., Tina S., and Kcaarin P. 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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