What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Kennedy Family Vacation Starting on July 19th, the Kennedy family will be taking their annual vacation. They’ll be enjoying some much-needed rest, and will return to Good Shepherd on August 19th. Please refrain from contacting them unless there is a medical/physical emergency. The church office will remain open, and can be reached in all the usual ways.
Help Wanted: Temporary Church Secretary Good Shepherd is looking for a person that could cover Stephanie’s work for 1-2 weeks per year. This person would need to be familiar with Microsoft Word, be able to handle light filing, answer the phones in the office, format bulletins and weekly updates, drop information into a pre-made template for the GS website, and print and put together all bulletins. If this is something you think you might be interested in doing, please contact Steph in the Good Shepherd office. The position would require about 20 hours per week.
Vacation Bible School is coming soon for children 5-11 on July 31- Aug 3 from 6-8 PM. We will take a journey with Jonah, sing some scripture, make new things, and play interesting games. Invite the kids in your neighborhood and your friends!
School Supply Giveaway and Free Barbecue August 26th 12-2PM we will host our annual School Supply Giveaway and FREE Barbecue. Please consider donating funds/supplies for this outreach to families in need. Especially needed are backpacks, folders, and crayons. Let’s help make the beginning of the new school year a little less burdensome to the less fortunate in our community. See Carmen or Stephanie for more information.
Water Please take time to offer a bottle of cool water to a passerby or a basketball player! If you spend any time at COGS, you will notice folks just outside our doors. Make that small effort to touch them as you offer a bottle of water in Christ’s name. The water bottles with Christ’s message are in the fridge.
Thank you! This year’s Change for Life campaign at Good Shepherd raised $653.61. All the money will go to help women and men in our community before, during, and after unplanned pregnancies!
Mission Group Announcement Weekly scheduled Mission Groups are on summer break starting the first week of July. Occasional gatherings through the summer may be planned by each group’s leader. Regularly scheduled meetings and discussion questions will resume at the end of August. If you are interested in joining a group, learning more about mission groups, or want to be guaranteed an invite to any mission group summer activities see Ben Murphy or any Mission Group Leader.
An Offer of Prayer The prayer team prays for the needs of the church on a weekly basis. If you have a specific request (Praise or intercession) please fill out a card and place it in the “prayer box” by the bulletin boards in the parish hall. All prayers are kept confidential.
Scheduling Reminder If you need to make an appointment with Pastor Matt, please be sure to contact Stephanie directly at email@example.com.
Often when people come to speak with Matt after the service on Sunday, he’s already been working for over nine hours, and doesn’t always remember to put it into the calendar. This can cause double bookings, or forgotten appointments. Please keep in mind that the office is closed on Mondays and Fridays, but you can always leave a message. Thank you so much for your understanding.
Children’s bulletins are available to help your children follow all parts of the service today. Please pick one up from an usher.
Bread and Wine If you are interested in joining a group of moms for a monthly supper and discussion of women in the bible, please contact Liz Hull.
Health and Wellness Our bodies are “the tents” that the Lord has given us to house our souls. Begin to take care of the body which God Has given you. Check your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight every Sunday in the Parish Hall 9-10AM. Please see Dolly Shaller or Carmen Swoffer-Penna for more details.
Member Food Pantry Children need to be fed, so do their parents and other family members living with them. That’s one of the reasons that the GS member food pantry is so important, as it helps those at GS that financially or for some other reason can’t put food on the table to feed their families. The next time that you’re at the market, please consider picking up a few cans, boxes or bottles of something healthy to bring and put into the pantry. You will be glad that you did, and you’ll be a blessing to those who use it.
Items Needed: canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, macaroni and other pastas, instant/scalloped potatoes, olives, pickle relish, mayonnaise, pickles, peanut butter and jelly, coffee and creamers, tea, canned boxed or bottled juices, and anything else you’d like to bring.
In Christian Ed Since Matt only has two more Sunday’s until they depart for vacation, he decided to wait until they return to start a new series. Instead, last Sunday and again, this Sunday, Matt will focus on more of the Q & A questions that came in over the course of the last few weeks. Last week’s discussion was on these questions: 1.Why did God go through the bother of creation if he knew that sin and death would follow? 2. I’ve heard it before but I can’t quite pin it down: What is the difference between regulative and normative view of scripture? 3. What do Anglicans believe about Jesus’ return and the last days? If you have other questions please send them in.
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘It is Appointed to Man Once to Die’ and was based on Hebrews 9:27-10:4 and can be listened to or downloaded here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Good Shepherd had technical difficulties last week, and the Tuesday morning class wasn’t recorded. Please tune in next week for our last class before the Kennedys go away for vacation.
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 episode, If You Repent God Will Heal Your Lower GI, Matt and Anne discuss the ACNA Assembly 2017 and influence of charismaticism on Anglican worship.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This Week’s Sermon is based on Hebrews 10:5-14.
Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,
“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
but a body have you prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
Team Galations is working on the altar this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Amanda (7/20).
Altar Guild Christine Osgood is serving this Sunday.
The readings for this week are: Isaiah 55 and Hebrews 10:5-14.
The PDF Bulletin for this Sunday’s 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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