What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Thanksgiving Prayer and Praise Service This evening, from 6pm to 7pm Good Shepherd will be having a Thanksgiving Prayer and Praise Service. Please consider coming at 5.30pm for a meal of homemade bread and soup before we spend time with the Lord, thanking Him for the blessings of the past year, for bringing us through difficulties, and praising Him for who He is. Ronnie Murphy will lead music. Please do come, and invite your friends, family and neighbors.
Youth: there is no Youth Group tonight, so bring your parents!
Thanksgiving Schedule Good Shepherd offices will be taking a rest during the week of Thanksgiving. There will be no bible studies, Shepherd’s Bowl, or Choir Practice. Some mission groups may still be meeting, and the women’s bible study will meet.
Potluck The next potluck will be on December 9th after the 10:30 service. The theme will be Christmas Foods.
Keep an eye out for information on our next big competition in January, when we’ll be having a Soup and Stew Cookoff!
- December 9 – Greening of the Church, please stay and help to decorate the church for the season advent.
- December 24 – Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant, 5pm. Dress rehearsal at 4pm.
- December 25 – Christmas Day service, no music, 11am.
The Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant is receiving some much-needed attention and care this year in the form of some scheduling, rehearsal and script changes. We would love all the children to participate and any adults who would like to help. We also welcome children from outside the church to join us. If you have any questions, you can reach Anne through the office or on Sunday morning. Thank you so Much!
- December 9 – Technical rehearsal for adults
- December 16 – Full rehearsal (both children and adults)
- December 23 – Full rehearsal (both children and adults)
Women’s Bible Study will finish the book of Micah Saturday, Nov 24 (chapters 6 & 7) and then take a break for 4 weeks. We will resume the bible study and start Obadiah on Dec 29. So mark your calendars and join us to continue studying the minor prophets!
Missionary Update The next CHE Rummage sale is Nov 30th, and Dec 1st, at the old Lee’s furniture store in Montrose. If you have donations, Bill and Anne will be able to accept them through Sunday, Nov 25th. If you have furniture, or larger items, we can arrange to pick it up. No exercise equipment, please. Thank you!
Lunch with a Missionary Michelle Brown, from Life Choices, is coming to speak this Sunday, November 18th. Lunch will be provided in the Green Room. This church supports Life Choices. Come and get to know Michelle and the work Life Choices does to help parents, particularly mothers, choose life when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
Good Shepherd Youth Group Dear Youth Group parents and members, can you believe it’s already fall?! With November ahead I wanted to give some calendar updates.
1) Thanksgiving Time-off Youth Group will not be meeting on the following dates:
Sunday Nov. 18 and Sunday Nov. 25.
*Youth Group will resume regular meeting times starting after Thanksgiving break on Dec. 2nd
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 their continued study 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 December at 6pm, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry With the holidays just around the corner, it is essential to keep our food pantry stocked with healthy food so that those who use it can feed their families well. Many go without the foods traditionally used at holiday time because they don’t have the money for such luxuries.
For this month and the next, please consider donating canned hams, canned sweet potatoes, instant potatoes, gravy, canned peas corn and carrots, bread mixes, stuffing, pie crust and fillings, cookie mixes, coffee and creamers, powdered milk, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Team Galatians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Christine O. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Carrie M. and Timothy D. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl There will be no Shepherd’s Bowl service this week. There is a free dinner served to all at the Binghamton High School.
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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