What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
An Invitation Please join the Warners, Colemans, and Kennedys as they celebrate the graduation of Emma, Alyssa, and Rachael on Sunday, July 18, 2-4pm at the Kennedy home. For more information please see Anne Kennedy or Steph Warner.
Retirement Party There will be a retirement party for Dolly Shaller on August 8 from 12-4pm at The Relief Pitcher on Conklin Ave. You can find more information in the paper bulletin or by contacting Dolly.
Catechesis Schedule Change Modified Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is now happening during Christian Ed time at 9:15.
Coffee Hour As you may have heard, coffee hour has resumed! While we are not serving lunch, there will be coffee and tea available after the 10:30 service in the parish hall each Sunday. If you would like to help with this ministry by making a couple of pots of coffee one Sunday a month, please contact Steph or Carrie Nelson.
Minister’s Calendars The new minister’s calendars are now available. If you would like a paper copy, please see the usher’s table in the narthex or contact Jonathan.
If you are interested in serving as part of a ministry team, please contact Jonathan or Steph to find out where you could be most helpful.
Large Print Bulletins are available upon request for both services. If you need a large print bulletin, please contact the office before next Sunday’s services.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. This is a great way to get back to reading the bible and prayer. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox.
Sunday Morning Worship
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 is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated, masks are optional. We ask that those who are unvaccinated wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to another (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. We are utilizing the honor system for masking and will not ask for proof of vaccination.
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 57:14-21, Ephesians 2:11-22, and Mark 6:30-44.
The 10:30 service is also available via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at 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 episode, ‘On Not Using Other People’s Pain for Gain‘, Matt and Anne discuss the use of a sexual abuse case in the ACNA to further a theologically liberal agenda in the church.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts 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 bible study remains on hiatus.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning.
Weekly Bible Readings
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd July 18, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd July 25, 2021|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (10:30): Pastoral Assistant
Altar: Karen Carlton
Shepherd’s Bowl: Jonathan Groves with Team 4
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Chris Jones
|8am Celebrant: Tony Seel
Reader (8:00): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (10:30): Micah Lovell
Reader (10:30): Scott Pineau
Crucifer: Silvan Pineau
Acolytes: Talitha and Adaliah Pineau
Altar: Mary Schuster
Shepherd’s Bowl: substitute team
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Martha Rice
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