What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Capital Campaign 2017-2019 Final Update We have come to the end of our two-year Capital Campaign and wish to express our deep gratitude to everyone who contributed money and to everyone who volunteered time and/or donated works of art for the Artisan Craft Fair over the summer. We have collected over $150,000 which we will pay toward mortgage when we re-finance this Fall. This will leave us with a remaining balance of just over $120,000 which we will be able to retire over the next five years. We purchased our building in 2009 with a 30 year loan. Thanks be to God, we will pay it off in half the time. If by chance you have any remaining pledge amounts, please continue to give towards the Capital Campaign through this Fall. But this Sunday (October 6th) was the last Sunday to give any one-time gifts. Thank you again for your generosity and support! God has been very good to us.
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!
Upcoming Informal Sunday Evening Service There will be an informal evening service at 6 pm, Sunday, October 27th. This would be a great opportunity to bring a friend who may be interested in coming to church.
TRUNK OR TREAT! Thursday, October 31, 5:30-730. Bring your most zany, fun, creative trunks filled with treats for the kids in our community. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Ronnie Murphy or Mary Schuster.
CHE Rummage Sale Collection Anne Thompson is collecting for the Christmas Rummage Sale to support Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Please email her at if you have items to donate. They can be available for pick up on Sundays. Thank you.
Scheduling Reminder If you need to make an appointment with Pastor Matt, please be sure to contact Stephanie directly at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. October 25-26 – The Fall Arrowhead Youth Service Project will be an overnighter where we serve, play, and study the Scriptures as a group. Parents, please email or call Tyler if you child is able to attend. Rides are available!
Bread and Wine Is a monthly supper and discussion for women. The group just finished reading Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be at 6pm on October 12th. Please contact Liz Hull at 607-768-5499 or email@example.com 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 If you are in need and can’t afford to feed your family, do not be anxious about it. Food pantries like our member food pantry are here to help. Those who are able to afford a little extra help to support the pantry with good and healthy foods for those who cannot. God provides for those in need in this way.
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, peanut butter, soup (other than tomato), stews, one box meals, pasta and sauces, fruit (other than applesauce), fruit juice, veggies, starches (other than dried or canned black beans), crackers, beverages (coffee, tea, powdered creamers and milk), and anything else you’d like to bring. Cleaning, personal hygiene, and paper products and are always greatly appreciated!
Preventing Grace Podcast In this podcast Anne and Matt discuss the question: did David rape Bathsheba or did they together commit adultery? Available here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This week we continued in Mark 6, discussing Jesus’ feeding of the 5000 and his walking on the sea. It can be viewed at this link, or in the window below.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
This Sunday Matt will be preaching on John 11:17-27
Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”.
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen C. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Karen C. and Talitha are in the nursery.
Gary and Brenda are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 3 is serving with Jeanie.
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