What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Directory You may have noticed last week that there were tables downstairs with contact information for parishioners at Good Shepherd laid out. Tyler has undertaken the task of updating the Good Shepherd directory. If you missed the opportunity to verify your information, please contact Tyler directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure that your information is correct and make any changes necessary. The new directory will be released in November.
We are hopeful that having an up to date directory will improve communication, and make it easier for ushers, tellers, altar guild, readers, nursery workers, and ministry teams to contact each other directly when a need to cover an absence occurs.
Potluck Thank you so much to everyone who stayed after last Sunday’s 10:30 service to enjoy the Chili Cookoff and Board Game Potluck! It was a wonderful event by all standards. 11 people entered their chilis for judging, and 7 people entered their cornbreads. The esteemed judges this year were Ben Murphy, Tyler Van Fossen, and Chris Emmons. If you didn’t get to stay, or had to leave before the results were in, here they are:
Best Spicy Chili – Michael B.
Best White Chili – Ashley V.
Best Chili Overall – Scott P.
Honorable Mentions – Micah L. and Steph W.
Best Cornbread – Jaime E.
Keep an eye out for our next big competition in January, when we’ll be having a Soup and Stew Cookoff!
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. The first overhaul is that we will be inviting all the children of the church to take a script home and think about what part they would like to try out for. The parts will be handed out this Sunday after the 10:30 service. 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. Please pick up a script after church this Sunday and begin to pray for this endeavor. If you have any questions, you can reach Anne through the office or on Sunday morning. Thank you so Much!
Shepherd’s Bowl If you are on a Shepherd’s Bowl team or are interested in being part of the Shepherd’s Bowl ministry, there will be a meeting on November 11th in the green room after the 10:30 service. A light lunch will be provided. If you are part of a Shepherd’s Bowl team, please make every effort to attend. Please call the office or speak to Martha Rice for more information.
Trunk and Treat Thank you to everyone who decorated their cars and handed out candy, and thank you to all of those that helped in other ways to make Trunk and Treat a success this year. Many families came and enjoyed the event.
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 on 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) Planet 3 Extreme Airpark This month the youth group will be having an outing at a trampoline park!
2) 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: email@example.com
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 on November 10th 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.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? They talk about everything from church polity to rustic breads. This week’s episode is called, ‘Christians suing Christians and Attending Synagogue Worship‘. This week Matt and Anne discuss the Puccini opera ‘Suor Angelica’ and our small girl child’s non-singing role, Pastor James MacDonald’s lawsuit against a Christian blogger and his reinterpretation of 1st Corinthians 6 that made it possible. We also discuss the call for Christians to attend synagogue worship as an act of solidarity in the wake of the synagogue massacre.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s class was based on Leviticus 15.
This Tuesday morning we began studying Leviticus 15. The chapter we’ve all been waiting for, Leviticus 15 clean and unclean bodily emissions.
You can watch the recording here or in the window below. The video cuts out around 45 minutes in, but most of the class is available to view.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Christian Education This Sunday we will dive into our next section of Christian Education, “God and His Attributes”. The Bible tells us that God knows all, can do all things, is present in every place, that he does not change nor is he dependent upon anything or anyone else. The bible also tells us that God is love, that he has mercy and grace, that he is good and just and holy and wrathful and jealous. How do we fit all of these things together? And how do we understand what we are told in Genesis 1, that he made us in his image and likeness? We will discuss all this and more this coming Sunday beginning at 9:15am.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 5:39-47.
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive glory from people.But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen B. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Carrie M. and Rachael W. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Mark D. will be cooking with the Putano team (11/15).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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