What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Annual Meeting Notice The 2020 Annual meeting will be held on January 19th immediately following the 10:30 service. This meeting is where business of the church is discussed and decided. Please make every effort to stay after for this important meeting. There will be soup and crusty bread provided for lunch.
Sunday Evening Worship and Prayer Service The informal evening service will be at 6pm on January 26th. Please join us for a peaceful time of prayer and worship.
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 When we think of other countries less fortunate than ours, one of the first needs that we think of is nutritious food, and we want to help. There are people here within our congregation and community that are also in need of food. Keeping food pantries like ours well stocked provides for people in our congregation who need help putting food on the table. Those people may rely on the Good Shepherd pantry multiple times a month. If you are able to give, please consider picking up a few items the next time you shop.
Items needed: assorted pastas and sauces, canned meats, canned veggies and fruits, powdered milk and juice, coffee, tea, creamers, one box meals, kid friendly foods, cereals hot and cold, peanut butter and jelly/jam, soups and stews, crackers, rice in 1lb bags (white or brown), 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 ‘Save Me From this Hour’ was based on John 12:27-36. 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 Royals, Sanctification, Woke Oddities, and More’, Anne and Matt discuss Roger Scruton’s death, the Royal turmoil, sanctification and the puritans, and the newest oddity arising from the woke movement.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning we finished Mark 10 and move into Mark 11. We began with the rich young ruler and his most important question: what must I do to have eternal life to inherit eternal life? You can watch the class here, or in the box below.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 12:33-43.
He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
“Lord, who has believed what he heard from us,
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said,
“He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart,
lest they see with their eyes,
and understand with their heart, and turn,
and I would heal them.”
Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
This Sunday’s Lections are Exodus 12:21-28, Psalm 40:1-11, and 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Karen B. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Karen C. and Timothy D. are in the nursery.
Walter and Martha Gauthier are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Jeannie G. is 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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