What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Potluck The next potluck will be next Sunday, December 9th after the 10:30 service. The theme will be Christmas Foods.
Keep an eye out for information on our next big competition in January, when we’ll be having a Soup and Stew Cookoff!
- December 9 – Greening of the Church and potluck, please stay and help to decorate the church for the season of advent.
- December 24 – Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant, 5pm.
- December 25 – Christmas Day service, no music, 11am.
The Good Shepherd Christmas Pageant is receiving some much-needed attention and care this year in the form of some scheduling, rehearsal and script changes. We would love all the children to participate and any adults who would like to help. We also welcome children from outside the church to join us. If you have any questions, you can reach Anne through the office or on Sunday morning. Thank you so Much!
- December 9 – Technical rehearsal for adults
- December 16 – Full rehearsal
- December 23 – Full rehearsal
Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s! On December 16th, celebrate the birth of our savior with music: vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles, plus congregational carol singing! The concert takes place at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 400 W Wendell St., Endicott. You can find more information by calling St. Andrews at 1-607-785-6092. A free-will offering will be collected.
Ladies Christmas Party All of the women of Good Shepherd are invited to Anna Dreher’s home on December 8 from 1-4pm for a Christmas party. Please feel free to bring a dish to pass if you’d like. For more information, please contact Anna Dreher or Christine Osgood.
Women’s Bible Study will be taking a break and will resume on Dec 29 with Micah 6:9.
Good Shepherd Youth Group Youth group meetings will resume this Sunday at 6pm.
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 their continued 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 January at 6pm, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry With the holidays upon us, it is essential to keep our food pantry stocked with healthy food so that those who use it can feed their families well. Many go without the foods traditionally used at holiday time because they don’t have the money for such luxuries.
For this month, please consider donating canned hams, canned sweet potatoes, instant potatoes, gravy, canned peas corn and carrots, bread mixes, stuffing, pie crust and fillings, cookie mixes, coffee and creamers, powdered milk, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘The Lord of the Storm‘ and was based on John 6:15-21. 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. This week’s episode is called, ‘Jesus gets Woke‘. This week topics include: Rachel Held Evans thinks a Syrophoenician woman made Jesus check his privilege, and the Archbishop of Canterbury decides that God cannot choose his own preferred pronouns.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s class was based on Leviticus 16.
This Tuesday morning we finally got back to Leviticus. We are studying chapter 16, the “Day of Atonement”, the most important sacrificial event under the Old Covenant.
You can watch the recording here or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Christian Education This Sunday we will continue our discussion of the communicable attributes of God. This Sunday we will begin with a discussion of his omniscience. Class starts at 9:15am. Hope to see you there.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 6:22-27.
On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Zechariah 14:3-9 and 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Anne T. and Evan D. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Mark D., substituting for Martha R. (12/6)
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