What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Confirmation/Reception Classes This Sunday Matt will be teaching the next session of confirmation and reception classes. If you’re interested in being confirmed or received, please contact Matt at email@example.com to let him know. If you’d like to join in the classes, please read through the 39 Articles ahead of time. The class will be discussing Anglican history, ethos, worship and most of all, doctrine using the articles to guide the discussion. If you’d like further commentary on the articles, please consider reading Foundations of the Faith by Dr. Lee Gatiss.
Change for Life Campaign The Life Choices Change for Life baby bottles are due back today, March 1st. Please return empty or full so they can be used again next year, to Christine Osgood, or drop at the church office. Checks can also be put in a bottle and made out to Life Choices. Thank you to all who have returned them so far.
Chili and Cornbread Cookoff! The potluck this month will be held today, March 1st. This month we’ll be having a Chili Cookoff Competition! Do you have a favorite Chili recipe? Please consider bringing it to share with everyone! There will be four categories: Hot Chili, Best Chili, White Chili, and Best Cornbread. The signup to compete or judge will be in the church kitchen at the pass-through window today. Please take a moment to stop and sign up.
In addition, we’ll be having a board game day. Bring your friends and family and come enjoy a bowl of chili, and a game or two of something fun! Please feel free to bring your favorite board game from home (labeled for ease of identification).
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.
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. We need all of you who can afford to purchase an item or two to help us. We don’t want to turn anyone away when they are hungry, so please give generously.
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.
Last week’s sermon Last Sunday’s sermon was called And It Was Night, and was based on John 13:21-30.
The Ash Wednesday Sermon was called To Be Seen by Men. It was based on Matthew 6:1-6.
You can listen to both at the links above.
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, ‘Marriage and the Tape Store‘, Matt and Anne discuss marriage and gnosticism and going to the tape store.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning’s bible study was cancelled. We will pick back up on March 3.
Weekly Bible Readings
|Monday||Psalm 132, Exod 21, Col 4.2-end||Psalm 133-134, Jonah 1-2, Luke 14.25-15.10|
|Tuesday||Psalm 135, Exod 22, Eph 1||Psalm 136, Jonah 3-4, Luke 15.11-end|
|Wednesday||Psalm 137, Exod 23, Eph 2||Psalm 138, Amos 1-2, Luke 16.1-18|
|Thursday||Psalm 139, Exod 24.1-25.30, Eph 3||Psalm 140, Amos 3-4, Luke 16.19-17.10|
|Friday||Psalm 141, Exod 25.31-ch. 26, Eph 4||Psalm 142, Amos 5, Luke 17.11-end|
|Saturday||Psalm 143, Exod 27, Eph 5||Psalm 144, Amos 6, Luke 18.1-17|
|Sunday||Psalm 145, Exod 28, Eph 6||Psalm 146, Amos 7-8, Luke 18.18-end|
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 13:31-35.
When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
This Sunday’s Lections are Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17, 25-3:7, Psalm 51:1-12, and Romans 5:12-21.
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Mary S. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Karaiah M. and Addie P. will be serving in the nursery this Sunday.
Steph W., Kcaarin P., and Tina S. are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 1 is serving on Shepherd’s Bowl with Pete Putano as cook.
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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