What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
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.
Confirmation/Reception Classes Next Week Matt will be starting 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.
Lunch With A Missionary On Feb 16th, please join us in the Green Room following the 2nd service as we resume our lunch with a missionary series for 2020. Micah Lovell has organized a presentation on the interesting topic of Christian Schools. Please join us as we consider the challenges, opportunities and alternatives for obtaining a quality education in a Christian setting. All are welcome!
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)
Last week’s sermon ‘You Are Clean’ was based on John 13:1-16. You can listen or download it here.
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, ‘The Superbowl Halftime Show and Wellness‘, Matt and Anne discuss the over-sexualized Superbowl halftime show and the Wellness movement.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning bible study was cancelled due to illness. Bible study will resume on February 11th at the regularly scheduled time.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 13:17-20.
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”
This Sunday’s Lections are 2 Kings 22:8-20, psalm 27, and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16.
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Helen C. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Sarah M. & Gwendolyn K.
Walter and Martha G. are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Jeannie G. will be cooking with team 3.
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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