What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Marriage Class Matt and Anne have begun their series on marriage during the 9:15 Christian Education hour. This will be an overview of the topics that they cover in premarital instruction, with a special emphasis on communication. A great book to read before the class is Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
You can find the previous class recordings here.
CHE Rummage Sale Collection Anne Thompson is collecting for the Christmas Rummage Sale to support Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Please email her if you have items to donate. They can be available for pick up on Sundays. Thank you.
We are in need of strong people to help unload everything for the CHE Rummage Sale on Wednesday, December 4th, in Montrose. If you can help, please email Anne Thompson. Thank you!
Evening Service For the evening service this month, come join a time of gentle musical worship to meditate and reflect on God’s faithfulness this year. November 24th @ 6pm. Contact Ronnie Murphy with music suggestions or questions.
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.
Women’s Bible Study The Women’s Bible Study meets every Saturday morning from 10 to 11AM. Women of various ages join together to study the bible, moving book by book, and verse by verse. All women are extended a warm invitation to attend. The ladies are currently studying the book of Psalms. The Psalms express so much from praise, forgiveness and gratitude for God’s grace and so much more. Join us while we study this ancient collection of songs and poems that has been woven into our worship services for centuries. Please contact Christine Osgood for more information.
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: email@example.com.
Bread and Wine Is a monthly supper and discussion for women. Please contact Liz Hull if you are interested.
Nurse’s Station Dolly, the parish nurse, will be available for blood sugar readings, blood pressure, BMI numbers, and to provide scale weights. This will occur after the 8am service during Christian Education on the first Sunday of every month.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry With Thanksgiving and Christmas slowly creeping up upon us, our food pantry is extremely low in good healthy foods. Please consider buying a little extra so that those who use the pantry can have a bountiful holiday meal.
Items needed: canned ham, turkey, or chicken, instant or scalloped potatoes, canned stews (meat/bean stews), canned corn, green beans, peas, and carrots, baking mixes, canned fruit, stuffing, powdered milk and coffee creamers, rice, tomato sauce, macaroni and cheese, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Cleaning, personal hygiene, and paper products and are always greatly appreciated!
Christian Ed Matt and Anne Kennedy are currently leading a course on marriage beginning with a discussion of its biblical foundations. This is the 6th class . We continue to discuss communication skills. You can listen or download it here.
Preventing Grace Podcast This week’s podcast is called ‘Self Partnering’. In this podcast Anne and Matt discuss “self-partnering” and a clip from Steven Furtick. Available here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s bible study was cancelled due to the weather. Class will resume this Tuesday.
This Sunday Matt will be preaching on John 12:9-19.
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen C. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Karen C. and Addie P. are in the nursery.
Gary and Brenda Van Fossen are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Mike Rice and team 1 will be cooking.
You can find a PDF version of the 10:30 bulletin for this Sunday morning available to download at this link.
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