What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Take Them a Meal Jon and Angel Groves welcomed their second child, Evelyn Rachel, ‘Evie Rae’ on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:23PM. She weighed 8lbs 5oz, and was 20.5 in. long!
As is the custom at Good Shepherd, we try to provide meals for the family in the first few weeks after a new child arrives so that they can concentrate on bonding with each other and resting. Christine Osgood has set up a Take-Them-A-Meal page where you can sign up to provide a meal, if you’re interested in doing so. You can find the sign up sheet here.
Congratulations to the Groves family! We’re so very excited to get to know Evie Rae!
Employment Opportunity Good Shepherd is looking to hire a custodian in a part time capacity. This is a 10-12 hour time commitment each week. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this position, please reach out to Micah.
Summer Game Night Good Shepherd will be having a board game night on Friday July 15th 6-10pm. We’ll provide games, popcorn, and drinks in the parish hall.
If you have a favorite game, please bring it to teach others!
Kennedy Modified Sabbatical As many of you may remember, the Kennedy family is supposed to take a sabbatical every seven years. So far, in their twenty years of service at Good Shepherd, they have always graciously denied taking that time. Last year, the vestry and the congregation insisted that they take their sabbatical this year, and began setting aside money to make that possible.
While they will still be in town for part of the time, they will be out of the country for most of June and part of July. We have some great supply priests, and even a bishop coming to fill in, and many familiar faces will be preaching and teaching in their absence. The Kennedy family is so grateful and humbled that Good Shepherd is allowing them time to study, write, and recharge.
Sunday Worship and Holy Eucharist 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 remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service You can download a PDF copy of the service bulletin 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: Habakkuk 2:2-4, Psalm 66:1-8, Galatians 6: 6-18, and Luke 10:1-20.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner A Community Dinner is served every Thursday evening at 5:30pm in the parish hall, a fresh tasty meal served by cheerful volunteers. This is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere for church and community members to come and enjoy, regardless of income. Terry Ray leads a beginners Bible study at 6:00 and anyone is welcome to attend. Please find our page on Facebook, Shepherd’s Bowl Free Community Meal, and follow, like and share posts, and invite friends. It all helps! As we try to regrow our attendance, we especially invite church members to come and eat and help welcome visitors. We are also in need of volunteers. If you’d like to join a team, can be available as a sub, or are even interested in being a cook, contact Martha Rice or Mary Schuster.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed on Sunday, we continued our new summer series called “How to Read and Study the Bible”. The class will be taught by Jon, Micah, Scott Pineau, and Matt. You can watch that class here. You can find previous classes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday Morning we continued our series on The Parables of Christ. You can watch here. We’ll move through the parables chronologically, beginning with the earliest recorded ones and finishing off with his last parables in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. 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 meets in person at 6pm in the classroom area. Mr. Terry Ray is leading the class through the book of Nahum. 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 2 Peter.
Women’s Bible Study This study is meeting at 4:30 pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and they just finished a study on the book of James. Children are welcome—as in, we hope to have some childcare available. If you’d like to join by zoom, please join the church email list and look for a link in the weekly update email.
This study is on hiatus for the months of June and July.
Weekly Bible Reading
|Tuesday||Psalm 15, 16
|Friday||Psalm 20, 21
|Saturday||Psalm 23, 24
1 Tim 1:1-17
1 Tim 1:18—2:15
|Serving at Good Shepherd July 3, 2022||Serving at Good Shepherd July 10, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Ife Ojetayo
8am Preacher: Ife Ojetayo
8am Assistant: Micah Lovell
8am Reader: Assistant
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Ife Ojetayo
10:30am Preacher: Ife Ojetayo
10:30am Assistant: Micah Lovell
10:30am Reader: Scott Pineau
10:30am Crucifer: Tal Pineau
10:30am Acolytes: Cadence Radman, Addie Pineau
10:30am Usher: Fred Urda
Tellers: Niklas Poeker, Nick Restino
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Ronnie and Abigail
Shepherds Bowl: Pete Putano with Team 1
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
8am Preacher: Garry Ingraham
8am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
8am Reader: Terry Ray
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Preacher: Garry Ingraham
10:30am Assistant: Anne Kennedy/Jonathan Groves
10:30am Reader: Christine Osgood
10:30am Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Abigail Radman, Gwendolyn Kennedy
10:30am Usher: Ben Murphy
Tellers: Tom Dinnel, Eric Radman
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Nursery: Jaime and Annabeth
Shepherds Bowl: Martha Rice with Team 2
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