What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Potluck! This is the first Sunday of the month, so it’s time for another potluck! This month we’ll be having a salad bar themed lunch. Good Shepherd will provide a basic salad and dressings. Please bring a salad topping or your favorite homemade dressing to share, but stay and have lunch either way!
Take Them a Meal As many of you know, one of our newer parishioners, Lin Layman has recently undergone several surgeries. If you’d like to be a help to her and her husband Bruce, one way that you can do that is by signing up to take them a meal. The signup can be found at: https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=DPEC2763&v=54f843158b or you can speak with Christine Osgood.
Change for Life Campaign “Mother’s Day weekend 2013, I found out I was 7 weeks pregnant. I talked to my pastor and his wife, and they referred me to Life Choices Center. I felt welcomed when I walked through the door. They really helped me through my pregnancy and helped me become a better parent. To this day, I still use the methods I learned from newborn baby to early childhood and now school age child. Glad to say my handsome little boy is now 6 years old, smart as ever, and is definitely a momma’s boy. I would definitely go back to Life Choices Center again for any help with pregnancy or parenting advice!”
This is an easy way that we as a church can help those in need at Life Choices Center. Simply pick up a baby bottle, fill it with cash, check, or coins and return it by Sunday, March 1. Life Choices Center is looking to raise $75,000 during this year’s Change for Life campaign – all to help women and men in our community before, during, and after unplanned pregnancies. Let’s join them in making this campaign a huge success! To learn more about Life Choices Center, visit: LifeChoicesCenter.org
Youth Group Arrowhead Service Trip The youth group will be heading out to Arrowhead Bible Camp on February 7-9th. Please be in prayer that God would use this service time to grow their relationships with both God and each other. If you’d like to help, please see Tyler Van Fossen.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This bible study meets every Tuesday morning at 9:05am to walk through different books of the bible, verse by verse. Taught by Matt Kennedy in the main room of the parish hall.
Thursday Evening Beginner’s Bible Study The Thursday evening bible study is a beginner’s bible study that takes place in the green youth classroom at 6pm each week following the Shepherd’s Bowl Community dinner. This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word.
*The Thursday evening bible study is currently on hiatus and will resume in February.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner Each Thursday evening, Good Shepherd offers a free community dinner to all. The Shepherd’s Bowl ministry seeks to give a nutritious meal to the people of Good Shepherd and the wider community. If you are able, this is a great time to get to know others in our community and congregation and have a free meal!
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study Each Friday morning, a group of men gather at Good Shepherd at 6:30am to share breakfast, 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 or contact the church office.
Women’s Bible Study The Women’s Bible Study meets every Saturday morning from 10 to 11AM. Women of various ages join together to study the bible, moving book by book, and verse by verse. All women are extended a warm invitation to attend. The ladies are currently studying the book of Psalms. The Psalms express so much from praise, forgiveness and gratitude for God’s grace and so much more. Join us while we study this ancient collection of songs and poems that has been woven into our worship services for centuries. Please contact Christine Osgood for more information.
Good Shepherd Member Food Pantry With the rising cost of food these days, it gets harder and harder for some parents to feed their children, so food pantries like ours can help. However, if our pantry is depleted of good healthy food, that is also a problem. If you can afford to purchase an item or two to help us, please consider doing so. Giving regularly to the pantry allows Good Shepherd to give generously to those in need.
Items needed: Peanut butter, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, canned meats (ham, beef, turkey, tuna), one box meals, nutritious child friendly foods, cereals (hot or cold), brown or white rice (1 lb bags only). cooking oils, macaroni, noodles, and soups, and anything else you’d like to bring. Paper plates and plastic cutlery, and cleaning and hygiene products are always welcome.
*Please do not donate flour or sugar as it encourages mice.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming activities and info
*Feb. 7-9: Arrowhead Camp Service Project Weekend
*Arrowhead Camp Service Project (Feb 7-9)
– Please RSVP and let me know if your child(ren) can attend.
– No Youth Group that Sunday night (Feb 9th)
To access previous sermons, you can follow this link.
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 podcast, ‘Discussing the Primates and the Cof E Marriage Statement‘, Anne is away this week so Matt took the opportunity to hijack the podcast to discuss the recent Anglican Primates meeting and the statement on marriage and civil partnerships released by the Church of England.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning we continued in Mark 11, the cleansing of Temple and the cursing of the fig tree. Then we discussed the parables Jesus tells while teaching in the Temple he has cleansed.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 13:1-11.
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
Helen C. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Kariah M. and Talitha P.
Steph W., Kcaarin P., and Tina S. are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl The Rabineau family will be serving with Team 4.
You can find a PDF version of the 10:30 bulletin for this Sunday morning available to download at this link.
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