What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
“And as for your little ones…”
Children’s Bulletins Children’s bulletins are available from the ushers. They are designed to help children 8-11 engage more fully with the worship service and sermon. Younger children who are worshipping with you may also find them helpful.
Catechesis recently began for children 3-6 years old. Please ask Anne Kennedy for a classroom tour and consider bringing your children or becoming involved as an occasional classroom assistant.
Upcoming ACW Events
Anglican Church Women (ACW) with have a meeting on Saturday, October 10 at 11:15 followed by a pot luck lunch. We will be discussing an exciting ACW year filled with fun and fellowship!
Upcoming Outreach Events
Trunk-n-Treats Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd (360 Conklin Avenue) will again host Trunk ‘N Treat from 4 to 7PM on October 31st. There will be hot chocolate, donuts, cider, games, antique cars, and trunks of treats.
Jeremy the Illusionist will share the gospel as he performs his amazing “magic” show from 6 to 7PM! Please come in costume with decorated trunks full of treats and enjoy the fun! Also invite friends and neighbors to this family-friendly event!
Balloon Animals If anyone is interested in making balloon animals for outreach events, please see Carmen.
Saratoga Outreach Please let Carmen know if you would like to share some special time (30-45 minutes) with the kids at Saratoga Youth Center. Some ideas: read a favorite book/books to the children, talk about a country where you have lived/visited, teach a craft, play a game, cook, etc. Also feel free to join us in the garden usually at 10:30AM on Tuesdays depending on the weather. Afterwards we prepare a salad from the harvest to enjoy in the Parish Hall. We have also made zucchini chips and kale chips, but are eager for more healthy, kid-friendly recipes. Thanks for continuing to pray for these beautiful children!
Good Shepherd Garden Good Shepherd has a community garden containing 11 personal plots. If you are interested in helping in the garden, or if you’d like to learn about gardening, please contact Steph Warner or Carmen Swoffer-Penna. We’re in need of waterers, planters, weeders, and knowledgeable folks to mentor newer gardeners.
This Week It’s time to close down another successful year in the Good Shepherd Garden! This year we expanded our flower garden, rebuilt two beds, got some new equipment, made lots of tasty meals with the Saratoga kids, and spent some time with the youth group, growing our relationships and knowledge along the way. Praise God for all of the work he’s done with our little patch of dirt! Thank you to all who tirelessly gave of themselves to make the garden such a success once again!
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 Do we really trust the Lord to provide for all of our needs, and thank Him often enough for putting a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food on the table? All of these things are gifts from God.
However, God doesn’t always like to do it alone. Sometimes, He wants our help to go to the store, provide transportation, and sometimes just give a kind word to someone. He would have us help those that don’t have the money or transportation to do it themselves.
So, the next time you go shopping, remember that you are God’s helper, and give generously to the member food pantry.
Pantry Needs: Canned meats and tuna, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, kids foods, crackers and cookies, and anything else you care to bring.
Mission Group Discussion Questions
(1) What does verse 33 imply about the way the Corinthians were worshiping?
- Which other things besides peace were missing in the Corinthian church?
- How does verse 33 provide guidance and encouragement as you worship, read scripture, pray, and fellowship with other believers?
(2) What should submission between a wife and husband demonstrate about Christ and the church?
- How were some Corinthian women undermining the true picture of submission that should be representative of the church?
- How does an intentional disregard for submission among believers reflect poorly on the church as a whole?
(3) What does verse 36 imply about how the Corinthians considered themselves?
- Why are arrogance and self-righteousness a problem in the church?
(4) According to verses 37 and 38, what is one test to measure if someone is indwelt by the Holy Spirit?
- What does this mean about those who deny all scripture as the Word of God?
- What is the implication of this verse in regards to the entirety of this letter and all of scripture?
(5) According to verse 39, were prophecy or tongues in the church discouraged by Paul?
- How should verse 39 apply to believers in our church?
- Verse 40 is a reminder to do “all things” “decently” and “in order.” What are some of the things included in “all things?”
Tuesday Morning This Tuesday’s Bible study: ‘Joseph in Prison’ was based on Genesis 40 and 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 15:1-8.
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8 ESV)
Team Phillippians is working on the altar this Sunday with Michael Beauharnois.
The PDF Bulletin for the 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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