What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Minister’s Calendar For those of you that serve on a ministry team on Sunday mornings, the new minister’s calendar will be coming out soon. There are openings in almost every position.
If you’d like to serve on a team, and are a standing member of Good Shepherd, please see Steph Warner to find out where you can best help.
A Celebration, Acolyte Practice, and a Potluck August 7th marks the start of the fall season. This means that our summer break is over. We’ll resume acolyte practice that Sunday, and there will be a potluck in the parish hall following the service. Please bring a dish to pass, if you’re able, but stay and eat even if you can’t! We’ll be celebrating the renewal of Tom and Fran Hull’s vows that Sunday, so the theme will be Special Occasion Foods.
Life Choices Baby Bottle Fundraiser You are making a difference!
Thank you for your participation in Change for Life (Coins in the Baby Bottles) of 2016. The $659.05 collected by members of Good Shepherd will help men and women in our community before, during and after unplanned pregnancies. Change for life works!
School Supply Giveaway and FREE Barbecue Please begin to look for sales of backpacks, crayons, folders, etc in preparation for the School Supply Giveaway and FREE Barbecue which will be on August 27th noon to 2PM. This is always a big event and another way to reach out to the community with the love of Christ.
Good Shepherd Youth Group Youth Group will be cancelled for the entire month of July. The garden IS still growing though, so if you’d like to come and spend some time working on your mission, please let Mrs. Warner know.
Mission Group Announcement Mission groups are taking a break during the month of July. No groups will be meeting as regularly scheduled. Groups will resume meeting according to schedule in August, but the meeting location and format for each group may change weekly. See your mission group leader for specific details. Regular group format and schedule will restart at the beginning of September. If you have questions about the mission group summer schedule, ask your mission group leader or see Ben Murphy.
Update and Announcements If you have an item you’d like to have announced on Sunday morning, or included in the update, please be sure to forward the item to Stephanie by Wednesday afternoon, and specify if you’d like it announced or just listed in the updates. It will then be edited and forwarded to Anne/Ife to announce on Sunday and/or added to the paper and digital update.
Food Distribution The Southern Tier Food Bank Distribution will be July 27th (4th Wednesday of every month) at 10-11AM.
“And as for your little ones…”
Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School – Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4, 6:00-8:00 PM. Kids 5-11 are invited to join in order to go Digging for Treasure. Invite your kids and grandkids and neighbors. If you are interested to see how VBS runs or what goes into it, talk with Anna Dreher. She can give you an overview from afar or let you get your feet dirty in the digging.
If you have already volunteered to help with VBS this year, plan on staying for a short overview meeting of Digging for Treasure after the 10:30 service. We will meet in the children’s department.
Supplies for VBS – Please save all toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls. You can leave them in the children’s room next to the nursery. For a complete list of supplies needed that you may have at home, see Anna Dreher.
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 Our food pantry custodian is absent for the next few weeks. Let’s do our best to keep the pantry stocked well in her absence.
Needs: powdered milk, canned meats, canned soups and stews, one box meals, canned fruit, assorted cookies and crackers, kid foods, canned or bottled juice, white or brown rice, and anything else you care to bring.
Last Week’s Sermon: was called ‘God’s Sovereignty and Your Plans’, and was based on James 4:13-17. You can listen to or download it here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday’s Bible Study was called ‘A Living Sacrifice’. It was based on Romans 12. You can view it here, or watch it below. Missed a study? You can catch up on the last month of the Tuesday morning Bible studies you might have missed here.
This week’s sermon is based on James 5:1-6.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. (James 5:1-6 ESV)
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 Self Esteem and the Ruin it has Wrought, Matt and Anne discuss cross country driving, moving, the self-esteem culture and the ruin it has wrought, racism, abortion, and the political choices ahead. You can catch up on all of the older episodes here.
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday with Melissa Boeker.
The readings for this Sunday are: Genesis 18:20-33 and James 5:1-6.
The PDF Bulletin for this Sunday’s 10:30 service can be downloaded here.
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