What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Harvest Dinner Good Shepherd is beginning our preparation for the annual Harvest Dinner! The menu will be the same as it has been for over 100 years, but in response to God’s graciousness to us as a church, we will request a donation instead of requiring a set price. People will be encouraged to pay what they can, for those who cannot; and it is hoped that the generosity of those who can afford to give more will compensate for the inability of others who are enduring hard times to join us for dinner as well.
At this season of thanksgiving, we at Good Shepherd are thankful for the many ways that we’ve been blessed, and wish to serve all in our community, regardless of economic status, a delicious harvest dinner. The Harvest Dinner will be served on Thursday November 12th from 5 to 7PM. Please see Carmen, Stephanie, or Don Dean if you would like to help. Many hands will be needed for cooking, serving, set-up, and clean-up. There will be a sign up sheet for workers and pie donations in the fellowship hall on Sunday morning. Please bring family and friends, all are welcome!
Harvest Dinner Cooking Day Saturday November 7th (tomorrow) after Women’s Bible Study, from 11AM-4PM. We will be cooking for the Harvest Dinner (cranberry relish, mashed potato casserole, squash, pies). This will be a cooking day. You may come for as long as you like.
Trunk-n-Treat Many thanks to all who participated in last week’s Trunk ‘N Treat! It was indeed a wonderful event with a huge turn-out! In addition to the usual games, refreshments, and trunks of treats, there was mesmerizing entertainment and a powerful articulation of the gospel thanks to Jeremy the Illusionist! People expressed their appreciation for this event and all that we do for the community. We also had the opportunity to pray with the parents and children of a young woman who was in the hospital! May God bless those who came and those who served. May He use these efforts for His glory and the furtherance of His kingdom!
Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer shawls are lovingly knitted as an expression of the knitter/crocheter’s care, concern, and prayers. They can reach out to those who are in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. It is a gift freely given. If you love to knit or crochet, please join us on Saturday, November 21 at 11:15. Everyone is welcome!
Upcoming ACW Events
Anglican Church Women Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up in Africa as a child of missionaries? Come to the ACW meeting on Saturday, November 14 at 11:15 and find out! Anne Kennedy will be speaking and lunch will follow!
RSVP not necessary, but appreciated! Please see Christine O. for more details.
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.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry When stocking your pantry at home, please remember to buy some things for our member food pantry. Keeping it full provides food for those of our members who need to put a healthy meal on the table for themselves and their families. So if you can donate, please give generously. God will surely bless you for your kindness.
Pantry Needs: Canned peaches, pears and pineapple, canned veggies, soups and stews, cereal other than cornflakes, pasta sauce, tea bags, coffee packets, cocoa, sugar free items, kid foods like ravioli, juice other than grapefruit, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Mission Group Discussion Questions
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
- What questions are raised by some people in Corinth concerning bodily resurrection (v35)?
- Are these sincere questions? How do you know?
- Does the sincerity of the question give Paul reason to dismiss it?
- How should we handle questions designed to mock or break down our faith?
- What imagery does Paul use to explain earthly bodies and resurrected bodies in verses 37-38?
- Is this imagery helpful for your understanding of the changes that will happen to the believer’s body at the resurrection?
- Will there be any continuation from our earthly existence and our resurrected life? How does the imagery here help to express that?
- In verses 39-41, which words stand out? (bodies, glory)
- Paul seems to be saying that bodies and habitats are designed specifically for each other. How is that true for the types of bodies that Paul lists?
- What does that say about our life here on earth? Was it accidental? Could it be perpetual?
- What four contrasts does Paul make about the earthly body and the spiritual body of believers in verses 42-44?
- Can you identify with the descriptions of a natural body?
- When is the natural body “sown”?
- What is your reaction to hearing that you will have a body that is imperishable, glorious, honorable and powerful? Why does Paul emphasize these attributes?
- Is there a connection between this promise and the Holy Spirit’s work of sanctification in your life now?
- Read verses 42-49 and think for a moment about being the bearer of an image.
- Are there ways, other than what have been mentioned, that we reflect Adam’s life?
- How will we, as believers, reflect Christ’s life after the resurrection?
- Do you see in yourself an increased reflection of Jesus in this life?
- Do you find hope in the prospect of a bodily resurrection? Why or why not.
Tuesday Morning This Tuesday’s Bible study, ‘Joseph’s Brothers Return to Egypt’ was based on Genesis 43. It can be seen here. You’ll need to have a LiveStream account, but it’s free and easy to sign up for.
This week’s sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 15:50-58.
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:50-58 ESV)
Team Phillippians is working on the altar this Sunday with Michael Beauharnois.
The PDF Bulletin for this Sunday’s 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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