Potluck The next potluck will be on May 7th after the 10:30 service, and will be themed International Foods. Please bring your favorite international dish to share but stay for lunch and fellowship even if you don’t.
Welcome! We are happy to announce that Ben and Ronnie welcomed baby Thaddeus on March 25th.
It is the custom at Good Shepherd to help the new family adjust to life with a baby by bringing meals. If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, you can do so here: https://takethemameal.com/IKPE1580.
Congratulations Ben and Ronnie! We are so excited to meet baby Thaddeus and are praying for you all.
Women’s Bible Study Women’s Bible study will resume meeting on May 5th.
Morning Prayer Hiatus Morning prayer will resume meeting on April 24th at 7am.
Are you going to Synod? May 21st is the day following Jon’s ordination as a priest at synod. This will be a very busy weekend for Good Shepherd. We’ll be having our first Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training retreat, and a guest speaker at both of the services. We’ll also have a visit from Darling Lopez, one of our contacts at CHE, one of the missionary organizations that Good Shepherd supports. With everything going on that weekend, we’ll most likely need some hands to help with meals. If you are available, and would be willing to help serve over that weekend, please contact Anna or Anne.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Needs Please feel free to pick up a few items for the pantry when doing your household shopping if you have the ability.
We are currently running low on:
- Vienna Sausages
- Spam/luncheon meat
- canned fish & meats
- spaghetti sauce & canned meals like ravioli
Thanks to everyone for your continued generosity!
Sunday Worship and Holy Eucharist
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 remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service You can download a PDF copy of the service bulletin here.
This Sunday’s lectionary readings are: Acts 2:14a, 36-47, Psalm 116:11-16, 1 Peter 1:13-25, and Luke 24:13-35.
You’ll also notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. You can give online through Breeze or you can text a donation through Breeze at 607-882-6551. Good Shepherd also has a PayPal account. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last Sunday, Micah preached on John 20:19-31. You can listen or watch ‘Do Not Disbelieve, But Believe’ here. You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education Last Sunday we continued our look at the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Christ.
You can watch that class here.
You can find previous classes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning we continued our study of Jesus’ miracles, picking up where we left off with the healing of a man born blind (John 9:1-41).
You can watch that class here.
Preventing Grace Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In their most recent installment, ‘And Just Like That, Colonizing Was Good Again’, Anne and Matt discuss the colonizing influence of the LGBTQ religion and the drive of its devotees to destroy African and other cultures in service to their gods.
Miss an episode? You can find many previous recordings here.
The Cranmer Fellows Podcast (CFP) explores pastoral ministry and theology from an Anglican perspective. CFP is a project that Jon and Matt have undertaken in order to 1) encapsulate the pastoral training Matt has given men over the years into an accessible resource and 2) serve as a door to, we pray, a future program to train more people for ministry. Though geared toward the pastor, ministry leader, and pastor-in-training, what Jon and Matt talk about is applicable to all Christians!
In this week’s episode, ‘I Will with God’s Help‘, Jonathan has a conversation with The Rev. Jerry Shriver of St. Andrews Anglican Church in Endicott, NY focusing on his journey in following Gods call to pastoral ministry and the struggles along the way.
Jerry and Jonathan touch on the uncertainty and anxiety that is often felt in obeying God’s call, and they open up about some of their own insecurities in ministry. Serving Christ and his Church is no walk in the park, but with God’s help it can be done.
You can subscribe to CFP on all major platforms. Here is a link where you can listen! https://anchor.fm/
Intercessor Ministry Good Shepherd has resumed offering Prayer on the side altar during Communion. On any given Sunday, you may notice a person standing at the side altar rail as you come forward to receive the bread and wine. That person is part of the Prayer Ministry, people trained to pray for any anxieties or troubles you may have. If you would like prayer for any reason, please feel free to stop as you pass.
Audio-Video Team Are you a technologically capable person who would like to serve the church with your gifts? Good Shepherd is adding a volunteer team to run sound and the livestream for the 10:30 Sunday service. If this is a ministry that interests you, please reach out to Micah.
Morning Prayer This group meets online by Zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. Morning prayer will resume on April 24.
Join the parish email list and look for a weekly email invitation in your inbox.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:05am to walk through different books of the bible, verse by verse. Taught by a member of the pastoral staff in the main room of the parish hall. This class can be viewed in person or online each week by livestream.
This class is currently working on a study focusing on the miracles of Christ.
Home Groups Home Groups exist to glorify God and build up the church through weekly gatherings where members of Good Shepherd and non-members alike may come to grow in fellowship and discipleship around God’s word.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner Good Shepherd offers a free nutritious meal to the people of Good Shepherd and the wider community on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30. If you are able, this is a great time to get to know others and enjoy a free and delicious meal.
Thursday Evening Bible Study This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word. The class is taught by The Rev. Jon Groves, and they are studying the book of Judges.
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study Each week men gather at 6:30am to share bible study and prayer time together. Men of any age are welcome to attend. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please email Pastor Matt, Jonathan Groves, or contact the church office.
This class is currently studying the book of Jeremiah.
Women’s Bible Study meets at 4:30pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading, and they are currently studying the book of Daniel. If you’d like to join by zoom, please join the church email list and look for a link in the weekly update email.
This study is on hiatus and will resume on May 5th.
Good Shepherd Youth Group The Good Shepherd Youth Group serves young adults by providing an engaging context for them to grow in:
1) Maturity in doctrine
2) Faithfulness to Christ
3) Service to others
Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Did you know that Good Shepherd has a member food pantry? This pantry is a small room off the kitchen and is open to all members of Good Shepherd.
If you are in need, please feel free to make use of the pantry. If you’d like more information, please see Jenn Fowler.
Weekly Bible Reading
|Psalm 122, 123
|Psalm 127, 128
|Psalm 132, 133
Serving at Good Shepherd April 23, 2023
Serving at Good Shepherd April 30, 2023
|8am Celebrant: The Rev. Joel Grigg
8am Preacher: Jonathan Groves
8am Assistant: TBD
8am Reader: Colleen Kenny-Kuk
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: The Rev. Joel Grigg
10:30am Preacher: Jonathan Groves
10:30am Supporting Clergy: TBD
10:30am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
10:30am Reader: Christine Osgood
10:30am Intercessor: Carrie Nelson
10:30am Crucifer: Rowan Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Elinor Kennedy, Ellie Pineau
10:30am Usher: Ben Manwaring, Silvan Pineau
Tellers: Sub, Don Dean
Altar Guild: Karen Berman
Nursery: Jaime, Abigail, Murielle
Shepherds Bowl: Jonathan Groves with Team 4
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
8am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
8am Assistant: Anne Kennedy
8am Reader: Terry Ray
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Supporting Clergy: Anne Kennedy
10:30am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
10:30am Reader: Ronnie Murphy
10:30am Intercessor: Peggy Hughes
10:30am Crucifer: Jonah Carlton
10:30am Acolytes: Seth Carlton, Abigail Radman
10:30am Usher: Scott Pineau, Peter Bonney
Tellers: Chris Jones, Bruce Layman
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Sarah, Tal, Silvan
Shepherds Bowl: Peter Putano with Team 1
The Staff of Church of the Good Shepherd
The Vestry of the Good Shepherd
|The Rev. Matthew Kennedy
The Rev. Jonathan Groves
Mrs. Anne Kennedy
Director of Operations: Mr. Micah Lovell
Director of Music: Mr. Michael Berman
Admin. Assistant to the Rev. Kennedy: Mrs. Stephanie Warner
Janitor: Mr. Mike Roseboom
|Senior Warden: Tom Dinnel
Junior Warden: Scott Pineau
Treasurer: Christopher Emmons
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