What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Christmas Pageant It’s November already, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas Pageant. Anne would like to meet with all interested children and adults directly after church on November 14th in the sanctuary. She’ll discuss the practice schedule, parts, music, and all the behind the scenes help she needs, as well as a variety of other details. If, for some reason, you can’t be there, let her know. She is very grateful in advance.
Advent Open House: The Kennedy’s are going to throw their home open for an Advent Party on November 28 from 2:30-5:30 (so the youth group has time to get back to church). Pop in for Advent-y food—the perfect antidote to all the Christmas music you’re already having to listen to. Everyone is welcome to both come and bring friends (even if you love celebrating Christmas at the wrong time of year)! Send an RSVP text to 607-766-8143 if you can, but come anyway if you forget. Look forward to seeing you there!
Women’s Bible Study is back at a new time. We are currently meeting at 4:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and starting with 1 Peter. Children are welcome—as in, we hope to have some childcare available. If you’d like to come a little bit early to hang out for Friday Play (all the children play while their mother’s talk to each other), let Anne know
Mission Groups have resumed meeting regularly. There are currently three local mission groups, and one online group meeting by Zoom. Please see the paper update for more information on times and locations.
Large Print Bulletins are available upon request for both services. If you need a large print bulletin, please let the usher at the back of the sanctuary know, and they will get one for you.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox.
Both the 8am and the 10:30 services are meeting in person.
The 8am service If you are high risk, or at all nervous to be in social gatherings, this service is designed for you. All those who attend are asked to wear masks and remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated, masks are optional. We ask that those who are unvaccinated wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to another (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. We are utilizing the honor system for masking and will not ask for proof of vaccination.
You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings here. One of the joys of having a fully digital bulletin is that we are free to use color! You’ll find that some of the artwork and many of the directions are in full color. You’ll also notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. You can give online through Breeze or you can text a donation through Breeze at 607-882-6551. Good Shepherd also has a PayPal account. If you choose to give via PayPal you can avoid fees by paying directly from your bank. Be sure to uncheck the box that says, “paying for goods and services” at the bottom or PayPal will charge Good Shepherd a fee. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
The lectionary readings for this week are: Daniel 12:1-4, Psalm 16, Philippians 2:1-4, and Mark 13:14-23.
The 10:30 service is also available via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at this link.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Philippians 1:27-30. You can find his sermon ‘Standing Firm in One Spirit’ here.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In this week’s episode, ‘Revoice 2021 Review’, they discuss the 2021 Revoice conference, sexual identity, and why missionary outreach to people who identify as LGBT does not require surrendering Christian essentials. They also discuss articles on purity culture and a kind of feminism that embraces childbirth and motherhood.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Miss a class? You can find all of the previous classes in this series and previous series here.
Thursday Evening Beginner’s Bible Study The Thursday evening study has resumed meeting in person at 6pm in the classroom area . This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning.
Weekly Bible Readings
|Psalm 39, 41
|Tuesday||Psalm 42, 43
|Thursday||Psalm 47, 48
|Saturday||Psalm 52, 53, 54
|Sunday||Psalm 56, 57
|Psalm 58, 60
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd November 14, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd November 21, 2021|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Terry Ray
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Karen Berman
Nursery: Kariah Manwaring and Adaliah Pineau
Shepherds Bowl: The Warners and Team 3
Reader (10:30): Christine Osgood
Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
Acolytes: Rowan and Gwendolyn Kennedy
Usher: Ben Murphy
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Nursery: Ronnie Murphy and Tal Pineau
Shepherds Bowl: Canceled for Thanksgiving
Reader (10:30): Brett Dewing
Crucifer: Emma Kennedy
Acolytes: Murielle and Elinor Kennedy
Usher: Phil Nelson
Teller: Tom Dinnel and Sub
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