What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Office Update From 9/20-10/6 Stephanie will be taking a much-needed vacation and will be unavailable. Anne Kennedy will be filling in as Administrative Assistant. Thank you Anne! The email account will still be monitored, and the phone will be checked regularly. Please continue to contact the office to make appointments or if you need assistance.
An Invitation Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m: A Musical Evening with Brio! Vocal Ensemble and Friends. Brio! opens their 2019-2020 season with a brief selection of madrigals and sacred music, as well as instrumental music for piano, organ, guitar, recorders and flute performed by guest artists from around the Southern Tier. Light refreshments to follow. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church; 400 West Wendell Street, Endicott, NY.
Church Picnic We are trying something new this year for the church picnic! Please join us after the 10:30am service on Sept 22nd for a potluck lunch in the church yard and parking area. Pulled Pork, Chicken in Alabama white sauce, and hot dogs will be supplied by Good Shepherd. If you’d like some other meat to be grilled, please feel free to bring your own. Mike Mrva of Smokey Legend Barbecue, will be smoking and grilling here on the premises, and lunch will be served outside after the Sunday service. This is a great time to invite friends or family to church who can then share a meal with our church family after the service. Although we are not going to advertise this as a community outreach event, there will be enough food to share with our neighbors who are drawn over to the gathering on that Sunday.
Please take some time to sign-up to help serve or bring a side for Sept 22nd by looking over the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.
InterVarsity Visit As the school year begins, InterVarsity college campus ministry conducts a Church Tour, letting new students experience worship at several local churches. On September 22nd, the church tour will be visiting Good Shepherd. Please make sure to greet and help the students feel welcome during their visit. Please contact Joe Osgood for more information or to offer help with transportation.
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. The next meeting will be a discussion meeting, and will be at 6pm on October 12th. Please contact Liz H. if you are interested.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? They talk about everything from church polity to rustic breads. In this week’s podcast, ‘Everybody Hurts’, Anne and Matt talk about how past pains and hurts can be wrongly embraced and made part of a person’s identity, weaponized, and then used to gain power in personal conflicts.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we discussed Mark 5. Jesus is confronted by a demon possessed man living in the tombs, then he heals a woman who has been bleeding for 12 years and raises a little girl from the dead. You can watch the class at this link or in the window below.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 10:17-30, and will be given by The Reverend Matthew Kennedy.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?” Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Team Galatians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Kariah M. & Evan D. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Jeanie Garuto with Team 3
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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