What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Welcome! Well, it seems Good Shepherd is exceptionally good at growing two things…men for ministry, and families! On November 15th, the Powers Clark family welcomed their third son, Gideon, and on December 20th, the Donovans welcomed Martin, their fourth child. We are so thankful that God continues to bless our congregation with an abundance of children.
As is the custom at Good Shepherd, we’d like to bless the new families with meals to help them transition. If you’d like to help with that, please contact Christine Osgood, or go to the links below to sign up. The Powers Clark family are pretty far out, so Christine is trying to organize multiple meals be delivered at one time. If you might be able to help with that, please contact her.
Annual Meeting The Good Shepherd Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 23 (tomorrow) immediately following the 10:30 service in the parish hall. Lunch will be provided.
2022 Directory Change In 2022, Good Shepherd would like to try having a photo next to entries in the directory. Kcaarin Pineau will be available to take photos today after the 10:30 service. There is a sign up sheet at the usher’s table. Please do sign up. These photos will only be a basic headshot for use in the directory to put faces with names.
If you would like to have your or your family’s picture in the 2022 copy of the Good Shepherd Church Directory, please contact Jon Groves or Micah Lovell for more information. If you have a photo you’d like to use, please forward those on to Jon by email.
Youth Group Schedule Youth Group has resumed meeting on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.
The Arrowhead Bible Camp service trip is coming up fast! Dates are Feb. 4-6.
Parents: please let Jonathan know if you plan on sending your kid/s on the trip. Price is $50/person. If you need help with money, please let Jonathan know.
ORDO Church Calendars The 2022 Good Shepherd ORDO church calendars are available in the rear of the sanctuary at the usher’s table. Please feel free to pick one up on your way into or out of the sanctuary.
Offering Envelopes The 2022 Personalized Offering Envelopes can be found on the usher’s table at the main entrance. If you would like to have a set of offering envelopes, please contact the office.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service normally meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox.
Both the 8am and the 10:30 services 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 New York State Mask Mandate Issued: The Governor issued a mask mandate for New York State requiring masks inside public venues regardless of vaccination status until January 15th. You can read about it here.
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 some of 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. You can give online through Breeze or you can text a donation through Breeze at 607-882-6551. Good Shepherd also has a PayPal account. If you choose to give via PayPal you can avoid fees by paying directly from your bank. Be sure to uncheck the box that says, “paying for goods and services” at the bottom or PayPal will charge Good Shepherd a fee. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
The lectionary readings for this week are: Nehemiah 8:1-12, Psalm 113, Philippians 2:14-18, and Luke 4:14-21.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Philippians 2:12-18. You can find his sermon ‘For it is God Who Works in You’ here.
You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, Fr. Robert Carlson continued part two of his discussion of the Incarnation, looking at the Gospel of John from a linguistic perspective. You can watch that class here, and previous classes at this link.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In this week’s episode, ‘Power and Paganism’, Matt and Anne talk about the promises pagan religion and magic make regarding practical help and prosperity in the world and how those promises are adopted by purveyors of the prosperity gospel and church growth marketers.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we continued our study of the book of 1 Thessalonians, beginning at the end of 1 Thessalonians 1 and continuing into chapter 2. You can find that class here.
Miss a class? You can find all of the previous classes in this series and previous series here.
Thursday Evening Beginner’s Bible Study The Thursday evening study has resumed meeting in person at 6pm in the classroom area. Mr. Terry Ray is leading the class through the book of Habakkuk. This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning, and they are currently studying the book of Ecclesiastes.
Weekly Bible Readings
|Monday||Psalm 61, 62
|Psalm 65, 67
1 Cor 8
1 Cor 9
1 Cor 10
|Psalm 70, 72
1 Cor 11
1 Cor 12
1 Cor 13
|Sunday||Psalm 75, 76
|Psalm 79, 82
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd January 23, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd January 23, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Terry Ray
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Karen Berman
Nursery: Carrie and Annabeth
Shepherds Bowl: Jonathan Groves with Team 4
Reader: Christine Osgood
Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
Acolytes: Rowan and Gwendolyn Kennedy
Usher: Ben Murphy
|Serving at Good Shepherd January 30, 2022
8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
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