What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Attention Parents – Children’s Chapel will not be meeting for the months of July and August.
The teen Sunday School class will also be taking a break between July 29th and August 12th.
Change for Life Thank you all for your donations for Life Choices! All of those baby bottles added up to $756.68! This is an even greater amount than Good Shepherd raised in 2017! Thank you so much for your generosity in helping with this fundraiser. Many lives will be affected by your donations! Thank you.
Congratulations! Vishal and Diti P. welcomed baby Avi earlier this week. We are so thankful for a safe and successful delivery of this sweet baby boy and are eager to get to know the newest member of Good Shepherd! If you’d like to bring a meal to the family, please see Christine O. or go to www.TakeThemAMeal.com/ALWI6724.
Did you Know? Tithes can now be given by text message. You can text ‘give’ to 1-607-882-6551 and tithe seamlessly. Here is a link to a nifty list of commands at Breeze’s website if you’d like to specify how your contribution is utilized.
Good Shepherd Youth Group, ages 12-18, is run by our pastoral assistant, Tyler Van Fossen. They will be taking a break this summer from their regular meetings but will officially resume meeting regularly in Fall 2018 on Sunday nights at 6:30PM for a time of prayer, teaching, and games.
However…during this summer break there will be an exciting day trip to Arrowhead Bible Camp! This day trip will be filled with work projects, a picnic, bible study, swimming, and games. It will be on August 7th, from 9AM to 9PM.
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.
Bread and Wine If you are interested in joining a group of ladies for a monthly supper and discussion, please contact Liz Hull. The group is currently studying a book called Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be in August, at the Hull home. Exact date TBA.
Mission Groups Locations will be changing throughout the summer. See, call, or text Ben Murphy for details each week.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry In Deut. 15:7-11, the Bible talks about how we should behave to the needy among us. How we shouldn’t be hard-hearted or tight-fisted but open-handed, and freely giving of whatever is needed. That applies to our pantry as well. When we open our hearts and give freely, our members who use the pantry benefit from our generosity. Therefore, before your next shopping trip, please prayerfully consider picking up something healthy for the pantry.
Needs: Canned vegetables and fruit, sweeteners, canned chicken or other meats, cereals (hot and cold), canned or boxed juice, macaroni, rice in 1 lb bags, pasta sauces, powdered milk, one box dinners, macaroni and cheese, canned foods like ravioli, jello or puddings (sugar-free and regular).
Last Week’s Christian Ed was called ‘Heaven and Hell, Truth and Misconceptions’. This is the introduction to our new Christian Education series, “Heaven and Hell”, in which we discuss misconceptions about both, the popularity of “heavenly tourism” books, and what the bible tells us about life after the death of the body. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
Last Week’s Sermon was based on John 2:23-3:3 and was called ‘You Must Be Born Again to See the Kingdom’. It can be listened to or downloaded here.
Miss a sermon? You can catch up on many of the previous sermons here.
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, ‘Wow Air, Self Control, and the Episcopal Church‘ Matt and Anne Kennedy discuss their various travels, adventures with WOW Air, teaching children self-control, and the latest horrors in The Episcopal Church.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we moved to Leviticus 7 and more regulations for offering various sacrifices. In this chapter we come to the Peace Offering, which is an offering given to God to express gratitude, or for the sake of a vow, or “freely”, that is, for the pure expression of devotion or love. The peace offering was, essentially, a meal in which the person making the offering (not just the priest as in other sacrifices) took part in a feast with the Lord. A peace offering would be brought to the tabernacle in tandem with and subsequent to offerings of atonement. First the sacrifice for sin, then peace with God. The peace offering prefigures that genuine peace between God and sinners that God himself provides in Jesus Christ, “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God…”(Romans 5). If you missed it, you can watch here or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 3:4-8.
Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Isaiah 57:14-21 and Ephesians 2:11-22.
Christine O. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Brenda V. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 4 is serving with Michael Beauharnois (7/26).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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