What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Bible Studies All of the bible studies that Matt teaches will be canceled until after January 1.
- Tuesday Morning Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
- Thursday Evening Beginner Bible Study will resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019
- Friday Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will resume on Friday, January 4, 2019
- Saturday Morning Ladies Bible Study has resumed meeting.
Blessing of a Marriage During the 10:30 service on January 6th, Good Shepherd will be having a ceremony to bless the marriage of Michael and Allyson B.
Potluck Immediately following the 10:30 service on January 6th, there will be a potluck held in the parish hall to mark this special occasion. Everyone is welcome, please bring a dish to pass and join in the celebration of this happy union!
Choir Christmas Party The Bermans would like to invite the Good Shepherd Choir members and their families to their home after the 10:30 service on January 13th for a Choir Christmas Party.
Mobile Food Pantry The next Broome County Mobile Food Pantry food distribution will be Wednesday, January 23rd, from 10-11am. All are welcome, please bring containers to take away any goods that you receive.
Upcoming Baptism Please join Vishal and Diti P. in celebrating the baptism of baby Avi on January 27th during the 10:30 service.
The Soup and Stew Cookoff was scheduled to be held during the January Potluck. It will be postponed until the Potluck on February 3rd.
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
Youth Group dates to remember:
- Dec. 30 – Winter Break (No Youth Group)
- Jan. 6 @ 6pm – Youth Group meetings resume!
- Feb. 8-10 – Youth Group Overnight Missions Trip to Arrowhead. (working/serving, study, games, tubing, yummy food, and fun times!)
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 new year fast approaching, and everyone doing their part, we as a church can fill our member food pantry until it overflows, so that those who rely on it will never have to go hungry. Good quality food is essential to our overall health. We can also help with personal and paper products as well, as they can’t be purchased with assistance money. Please consider picking up some of these items when you next shop.
Items needed: soups and stews, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits and fruit juices, assorted pastas and sauces, peanut butter and jelly, etc.,
Last Week in Christian Ed we Sunday we took a break from Systematic Theology for a brief series working through the Gospel nativity narratives, beginning with Gabriel’s visit to Zechariah. You can listen here.
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘The Baby in Her Womb Lept‘ and was based on Luke 1:5-45. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
The Christmas Eve Gospel Presentation was called ‘Nothing Will Be Impossible With God‘ and was based on Luke 1:37. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
The Christmas Day Sermon was called ‘The Savior of the World’ and was based on Luke 2:1-7. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on Galatians 3:23-4:7.
Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Isaiah 61:10-62:5 and Galatians 3:23-4:7. The Gospel reading is John 1:1-18.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Karen C. & Talitha P. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 1 with Pete Putano (1/10).
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