What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Thank You! From all of the staff at Good Shepherd to both the choir and congregation, we are so incredibly thankful for the gifts that were given to each of our families this year! In a very difficult season, it meant so much that you blessed us so generously.
Upcoming Youth Group Meeting Schedule
Jan 10 – Youth Group Resumes Regular Sunday Meetings @ 6PM
Feb 5-7 – Arrowhead Winter Retreat & Service Project
Feb 7 – No Youth Group (Arrowhead Weekend)
ORDO Church Calendars and Offering Booklets The 2021 Good Shepherd ORDO church calendars and offering booklets are available at the back of the sanctuary at the usher’s table. Please feel free to pick them up on your way into or out of the sanctuary.
If you would like to have offering envelopes and do not find a booklet with your name, please let Stephanie or Ms. Helen Cetton know.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. This is a great way to get back to reading the bible and prayer. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox.
Zoom Mission Group There are currently two NEW groups meeting entirely by zoom. Please contact Jon for more information!
Sunday Morning Worship
Both the 8am Service and the 10:30 are meeting in person.
The 8am service If you are high risk, or at all nervous to be in social gatherings, this service is designed for you. All those who attend are asked to wear masks and remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated masks are optional. We ask that those attending wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to the other (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. Once seated, masks are optional.
You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings here. One of the joys of having a fully digital bulletin is that we are free to use color! You’ll find that the artwork and many of the directions are in full color. You’ll also notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. If you would like to send your tithe digitally, these are the best ways to do so. You can still send your tithe in by traditional mail as well.
The 10:30 service is also available via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at this link.
This Sunday we will continue our series on Christian Classics by discussing the first century anonymous work, “The Didache”. You can read it here. It is very brief. The Didache consists primarily of moral teachings, instructions about Baptism and Communion, and several sections on church order and discipline. It provides a fascinating glimpse into Christian lives and the church during the first century. Class begins at 9:15am eastern. I hope to see you there or on the livestream.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Did you miss last Sunday’s sermon? Last week, Mr. Tyler Van Fossen preached on Matthew 2:1-12. You can catch the sermon, “We Rejoiced Exceedingly with Great Joy” here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, Matt had a Q&A time and then began a class on the Incarnation and its implications. You can watch it 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, Matt and Anne discuss Hitler biographies and Moby Dick, Christmas and the New Year, and problems with the Kindle version of Nailed It.. You can listen here.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning, we continued our study of the minor prophets in the book of Hosea in chapter 7. Throughout these chapters, God reveals his people’s sinfulness and the depth of their enslavement which also reveals the depth of his mercy and love and his commitment to save. You can watch that class here.
Thursday Evening Bible Study This Thursday evening, we continued to discuss the cheerful subject of the futility of life as Solomon expresses it in Ecclesiastes 6 and 7. The house of mourning, he says, is better than the house of feasting. You can watch that class here.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study has resumed meeting at 6am each Friday morning.
Serving at Good Shepherd
|January 10, 2020||January 17, 2020|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (10:30): Brett Dewing
Usher (10:30): Niklas Boeker
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Shepherd’s Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
|8am Celebrant: Bob Carlson
Reader (8:00): Christine Johnson
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (10:30): Amber Lovell
Usher (10:30): Jason Carlton
Crucifer: Patrick Carlton
Acolytes: Seth Carlton, Jonah Carlton
Tellers: Scott Pineau, Tom Dinnell
Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Shepherd’s Bowl: Stephanie Warner with Team 3
Weekly Bible Readings
|Monday||Psalm 26, 28, Genesis 11, John 6:1-21||Psalm 31, Jeremiah 10, I Thessalonians 4:1-12|
|Tuesday||Psalm 29, 30, Genesis 12, John 6:22-40||Psalm 17, Jeremiah 11, 1 Thess 4:13—5:11|
|Wednesday||Psalm 34, Genesis 13, John 6:41-end||Psalm 67, 72, Jeremiah 12, 1 Thess 5:12-end|
|Thursday||Psalm 32, 36, Genesis 14, John 7:1-24||Psalm 18:21-50, Jeremiah 13, 2 Thess 1|
|Friday||Psalm 37:1-18, Genesis 15, John 7:25-52||Psalm 20, 21, Jeremiah 14, 2 Thess 2|
|Saturday||Psalm 40, Genesis 16, John 7:53—8:30||Psalm 23, 24, Jeremiah 15, 2 Thess 3|
|Sunday||Psalm 42, 43, Genesis 17, John 8:31-end||Psalm 27, Jeremiah 16, 1 Cor 1:1-25|
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