What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Potluck! There is a potluck this Sunday morning in the parish hall after the 10:30 service. The theme is breakfast. Please bring a dish to pass, but stay to have lunch whether you’ve brought a dish or not.
Choir Thank you Dinner The Bermans warmly invite all who participated in the 2019 choir season to join them at their home for a dinner at 5pm today.
A Note from the Van Fossens The Van Fossen Family would like to thank all those who contributed to their Christmas gift this year. We appreciate the continual generosity and kindness you offer our family in many ways throughout the entire year. This charitable gift during the Christmas season reminds us of how God has surrounded us with a loving, supportive, and caring church family. It’s never expected, but very much appreciated! God bless!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study will resume on Tuesday January 7, 2020.
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.
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.
Women’s bible study is cancelled from Nov 30 through Dec & plans to resume Jan. 11, 2020.
Good Shepherd Member Food Pantry Our food pantry is low on good healthy food. We need items to supplement our current supply so that those who use it can put on a decent meal for their families.
Items needed: assorted pastas and sauces, canned hams, chicken, beef and tuna, canned green beans, carrots, corn and beets, canned soups and stews, one box meals, kid foods, cereals (hot or cold), stuffing or instant potatoes, beverages such as coffee, tea, cocoa, and juice, coffee creamers, rice (white or brown), and anything else you’d like to bring.
PS cleaning and hygiene products are always welcome.
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: email@example.com.
Upcoming activities and info
Jan 5: Start-up Youth Group Sunday Evenings @ 6pm
*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 ‘The Word Made Flesh’ was based on John 1:14-17. You can listen or download it here.
Preventing Grace Podcast There was no Preventing Grace Podcast this week.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study There was no Tuesday morning bible study due to the holidays. This study will resume on January 7th.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on Luke 2:41-52.
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
This Sunday’s Lections are Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 84, and Ephesians 1:3-14.
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Helen C. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Sarah M. and Gwendolyn K. are in the nursery.
Gary and Brenda V. are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Mark Dreher will be serving dinner this Thursday with team 2.
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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