What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Good Shepherd Advent Schedule
December 12, 11am – Memorial Service for Kay Seaman
December 12, noon – Lunch and The Greening of the Church
December 24, 5pm – The Annual Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant
December 25, 11am – Christmas Day Service
Upcoming Youth Group Meeting Schedule
Dec 6 & 13 Regular Sunday Meeting @ 6PM
Dec 20, 4PM-530PM – YG Christmas Party (Food Provided)
Dec 27 & Jan 3 – No Youth Group (Christmas Break)
Jan 10 – Youth Group Resumes Regular Sunday Meetings @ 6PM
Feb 5-7 – Arrowhead Winter Retreat & Service Project
Feb 7 – No Youth Group (Arrowhead Weekend)
Sunday Morning Worship
Both the 8am Service and the 10:30 are meeting in person.
The 8am service If you are high risk, or at all nervous to be in social gatherings, this service is designed for you. All those who attend are asked to wear masks and remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated masks are optional. We ask that those attending wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to the other (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. Once seated, masks are optional.
You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings here. One of the joys of having a fully digital bulletin is that we are free to use color! You’ll find that the artwork and many of the directions are in full color. You’ll also notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. If you would like to send your tithe digitally, these are the best ways to do so. You can still send your tithe in by traditional mail as well.
The 10:30 service is also availible via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
Advent Reset Have you found that you have let slip some of the good habits that you had firmly in place before COVID? You aren’t alone! Many people at Good Shepherd have intimated that bible reading, prayer time, and other healthy habits have fallen by the wayside and they are having trouble getting back to them. The mind, the body, and the spirit are all loved by Jesus. As a church waiting for the second coming of Jesus, we want to spur one another on to love and good works.
Morning Prayer (Spirit) Good Shepherd will be having a Zoom meeting for morning prayer during Advent. The service will be held online at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. This is a great way to get back to reading the bible and praying each morning. This service is by invite only, so please look for an email invitation in your inbox in the coming week.
The Screwtape Letters (Mind) This new Christian Ed series will focus on the famous fictional CS Lewis book about two demons conversing through letters on the best ways to dissuade a new Christian from following Christ.
How About a Constitutional? (Body) (a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one’s health) It’s cold outside, and we’ve all started holiday baking. Consider taking a few moments to get some fresh air with a walk. If you’d like company, either in person or virtually, please reach out to either the office or Anne Kennedy (by text).
Memorial Service for Kay Seaman Good Shepherd will be having a memorial service to remember Kay Seaman on Saturday, December 12 at 11am. There will be a luncheon served in the parish hall to be followed by the greening of the church.
Zoom Mission Group There has been some interest expressed in putting together a mission group that meets by zoom for those that cannot attend an in-person mission group. If you would be interested in joining, please contact Jonathan Groves for more information.
ORDO Church Calendars The 2021 Good Shepherd ORDO church calendars are available at the front of the sanctuary at the usher’s table. Please feel free to pick one up on your way into or out of the sanctuary.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Did you miss last week’s sermon? You can catch up at the links below. Last week, Matt preached on Mark 1:1-8.
You can catch the sermon entitled, “The Beginning of the Gospel,” here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, Matt covered the first five chapters of The Screwtape Letters. You can watch it here.
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 the Kennedys discussed the fall of Carl Lentz, the pastor of Hillsong church in New York City, and the relationship between the seeker-sensitive movement and celebrity culture. You can listen here.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning we continued our study of the minor prophets in the book of Hosea, chapter 6. Throughout these chapters, God reveals his people’s sinfulness and the depth of their enslavement which also reveals the depth of his mercy and love and his commitment to save.
You can watch the class here.
Thursday Evening Bible Study This Thursday evening, we continued our study of the book of Ecclesiastes, picking up in the middle of chapter 5. You can catch the recording here.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study will meet as usual on Friday, December 18th at 6:30am but will take Christmas and New Year’s Day which both fall Fridays off. The men are currently studying the book of Matthew.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at this link. This Sunday we will discuss the first 16 chapters of CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters.
Serving at Good Shepherd
|December 13, 2020||December 20, 2020|
|Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Shepherd’s Bowl: Jeannie Garruto with Team 3
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (8:00): Christine Johnson
Reader (10:30): Amber Lovell
Crucifer: Patrick Carlton
Acolytes:Jonah and Seth Carlton
Usher (10:30): Michah Lovel
|Celebrant (8:00):The Rev. Dr. Robert Carlton
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Shepherd’s Bowl: Amanda Rabineau with Team 4
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (8:00): Pastoral Assistant
Reader (10:30): Micah Lovell
Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
Acolytes: Rowan and Gwendolyn Kennedy
Usher (10:30): Ben Murphy
Weekly Bible Readings
You can find and follow the readings assigned for each morning and evening here. These are also the readings for Zoom Morning Prayer.