What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Lunch with a Missionary Meet and Greet the Ingrahams. This Sunday, Garry and Melissa Ingraham from Love and Truth Network, one of the ministries that Good Shepherd supports, will be visiting. They will be sharing details of their ministry during the Christian ed hour. Additionally, there will be a ‘Lunch with a Missionary’ immediately following the 2nd service. The lunch will take place in the Green Room (first come, first served). Hope to see you there!
If you’d like to learn more about their ministry, you can visit loveandtruthnetwork.com.
Kennedy Family Vacation The Kennedy family is taking their annual vacation. They’ll be enjoying some much-needed rest, and will return to Good Shepherd on August 20th. Although Matt will be here officiating the services for most of the Sundays, they are on vacation so please refrain from contacting them unless there is a medical/physical emergency. Tyler Van Fossen, the Pastoral Assistant will be available for meetings during this time, and the church office will remain open, and can be reached in all the usual ways.
Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Bible studies are canceled until the week of August 28th.
Ladies Bible Study The ladies Bible study will begin a new study on Nahum this Saturday, August 4th. The study meets at 10am every Saturday morning.
Attention Parents – Children’s Chapel will not be meeting for the months of July and August.
The Teen Sunday School class will resume meeting on August 19th.
Church Donations Good Shepherd has always been a generous congregation and the vestry is so very thankful for your willingness to support the mission and ministry of this congregation.
You may not know this but while he easily recalls chapter and verse for randomly quoted bible texts, when it comes to keeping track of keys, wallets, cell phones, schedules, etc., Matt can be rather absent minded. This is important information because sometimes, when in a rush, people hand Matt checks for the offering. So far, he has not lost one. But Anne has found several crumpled in his pockets while doing laundry.
If you miss the offering, you can always give your tithe to the tellers after the service, or leave it off at the office, or mail it in. Thank you so much for all the ways you give to build up the church.
Welcoming baby Patel Over the next two weeks, you can share in the Patel’s joy and shower them in love by bringing diapers size 1-4 for baby A. You will find a labeled basket downstairs for the diapers.
CHE Update It was wonderful to pray as a church for Nicaragua and the Community Health Evangelism team recently. Later that day the CHE team sent photos of the children in one community receiving their lunches (see the missions board downstairs). One photo showed a little boy who accepted Jesus the day that Good Shepherd prayed! A Pastor and Area Leader are praying with him in the photo. Since then, 15 more children have accepted Christ! Thank you for your continued prayers.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated, lent tables, awnings, and their space, for the yard sale! And many thanks to everyone who shopped and donated. You all helped to make a very successful sale, despite being rained out on one of the days!
Did you Know? Tithes can now be given by text message. You can text ‘give’ to 1-607-882-6551 and tithe seamlessly. Here is a link to a nifty list of commands at Breeze’s website if you’d like to specify how your contribution is utilized.
Good Shepherd Youth Group The Good Shepherd Youth Group is made up of youth ages 12-18. Last week the youth had a great impact at Arrowhead Bible Camp on August 7th. After four hours of loading a truck, splitting/stacking wood, and building a rock wall, there were lots of games, swimming, and supporting the campers at a talent show. We enjoyed fun snacks and games around a fire too!
Youth Group will continue their summer break until Sunday, September 9th. Youth Group meets on Sunday night at 6:30pm at Good Shepherd. All youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to join as we begin to build our bible study methods and begin our study 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
Bread and Wine If you are interested in joining a group of ladies for a monthly supper and discussion, please contact Liz Hull. The group is currently studying a book called Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be in September, at the Hull home.
Mission Groups Locations will be changing throughout the summer. See, call, or text Ben Murphy for details each week.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and through the Red Sea, God provided for all of their needs. He gave them manna and quail to eat, and water to quench their thirst. He provided all for his people. Can we, his faithful servants do anything less? Just by providing for our members who find it hard to make ends meet, we are indeed doing the work that God has given us to do. So, as always, when you are shopping at any store that carries food, please remember our pantry, and prayerfully consider buying something to help stock it. The members that utilize it are so thankful when you do.
Needs: Cooking oils or sprays, rice in 1 lb bags (brown or white), canned meats and tuna, powdered milk and coffee creamers, cereals (hot or cold), sugar or low-calorie sweeteners, canned fruit and veggies, pasta and sauce, juice, salad dressings and condiments (mayo, mustard, catsup), soups and stews, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week’s Sermon was given by Good Shepherd Pastoral Assistant Tyler Van Fossen, and was based on Ephesians 4:17-25. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
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 episode, ‘Protestantsplaining, the Pope, the Death Penalty and More‘ Matt and Anne discuss the Pope’s decision to change the Roman Catholic Catechism to say that the death penalty is always and everywhere “inadmissible”, new allegations about Bill Hybels of Willow Creek, and bats in the attic.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s class was canceled.
The Tuesday Morning bible study will be canceled for the duration of the Kennedy vacation, resuming on August 28th.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on Exodus 17:1-7.
All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Exodus 17:1-7 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2.
Karen C. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Karen C. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 1 is serving (8/16).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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