What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Sunday Evening Worship and Prayer Service The informal evening service will be at 6pm this Sunday evening. Please join us for a peaceful time of prayer and worship.
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
Potluck! February 2nd is our next potluck. This month we’ll be having a salad bar themed lunch. Good Shepherd will provide a basic salad and dressings. Please bring a salad topping or your favorite homemade dressing to share, but stay and have lunch either way!
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: email@example.com.
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 ‘High and Lifted Up’ was based on John 12:33-41. 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, ‘Critical Theory’, In this podcast Anne and Matt discuss critical theory and contemporary Christian wokeness.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday continued in Mark’s Gospel, finishing up Mark 10 with the healing of Bartimaeus and then moved on to the triumphal entry and the cursing of the fig tree in Mark 11. Why on earth would Jesus curse a tree? You can watch the class here, or in the box below.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 12:42-50.
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.
And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
This Sunday’s Lections are Amos 3:1-11, Psalm 139:1-11, and 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.
Team Philippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Christine O. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Brenda V. and Addie P. are in the nursery.
Micah and Amber L. are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Mark D. 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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