What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Thank you! From all of the members of the staff at Good Shepherd, we would like to express our deep and heartfelt thanks for the gifts that we were given this year by the congregation. We are truly blessed to serve such a generous and kind community!
Potluck and Taking down Decorations Next Sunday, January 16th, we’ll be having a potluck lunch immediately following the 10:30 service. We are asking that as many as are able stick around to help take down the Christmas decorations.
Just think of it as a blessing to your brothers and sisters who will be unpacking them again in December!
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 January 23 immediately following the 10:30 service. Lunch will be provided.
2022 Directory Change In 2022, Good Shepherd would like to try having a photo next to entries in the directory so that we can all hopefully begin to put faces with names more easily.
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 resumes this evening 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: Isaiah 60:1-9, Psalm 72:1-11, Ephesians 3:1-13, and Matthew 2:1-12.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Luke 2:21-35. You can find his sermon ‘My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation’ here.
You can find previous sermons here.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In this week’s episode, ‘Marxism, Critical Theories, History, and Twitter’, Matt and Anne talk about history, Marxist Theory, Critical Theory, Kristin Du Mez’ “Jesus and John Wayne,” and Twitter.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we began a new study on the book of 1 Thessalonians, beginning at 1 Thessalonians 1:1. 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 . 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.
Weekly Bible Readings
1 Thess 2:17-3:13
|Tuesday||Psalm 26, 28
1 Thess 4:1-12
1 Thess 4:13—5:11
1 Thess 5:12-28
|Friday||Psalm 32, 36
2 Thess 1
2 Thess 2
|Psalm 39, 41
2 Thess 3
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd January 9, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd January 16, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Terry Ray
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Shepherds Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
Reader (10:30): Sub
Crucifer: Silvan Pineau
Acolytes: Talitha and Adaliah Pineau
Usher: Scott Pineau
Teller: Chris Jones and Sub
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Shepherds Bowl: Stephanie Warner with Team 3
Reader (10:30): Scott Pineau
Usher: Fred Urda
Teller: John King and Sub
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