What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Tuesday Morning Bible Study The Tuesday morning bible study will be cancelled for the month of July. It will resume on Tuesday, August 6th.
Good Shepherd Kid’s Choir Camp On August 20th, 21st, and 22nd, from 5:30-7:30pm, Good Shepherd will be hosting a kid’s choir camp. This will be a time of learning more about music, and how it is utilized to worship God. A light snack and refreshment will be provided at the end of each day. If you have a child between the ages 6 and up that you would like to attend, please contact the Good Shepherd Music Director, Michael Berman.
Church Family Fun Night! There will not be a Family Fun night for the month of July. Keep an eye on this space to find out when the next event will be held.
Kennedy Family Vacation The Kennedy family will be taking their annual vacation for the month of July. They’ll be enjoying some much-needed rest and will return to Good Shepherd in August. Please refrain from contacting them unless there is a medical/physical emergency. Tyler Van Fossen, the Pastoral Assistant will be available for meetings during this time, and the church office will remain open, and can be reached in all the usual ways.
Good Shepherd is excited to welcome The Rev. Marc Steele, and our seminarians, The Rev. Jerry Shriver Jr., and Mr. Ifeoluwa Ojetayo as interim preachers, and our retired bishop, The Rt. Rev. David Bena to officiate.
Women’s Bible Study will resume meeting on August 3rd at 10am. They will begin studying Amos 6.
Good Shepherd Youth Group Youth Group meets on Sunday night from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Good Shepherd. All youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to join as the youth group continues to study the book of Romans. 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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates to Remember
Arrowhead Bible Camp – Day Trip
When: Tuesday August 6th from 9am-9pm (Rain check date is Wednesday Aug 7th)
Youth Guys Camping Trip – Overnight
When: Friday August 16th @ 4pm until Saturday August 17th @ 11am
Youth Group 2019-2020 Year Starts!
When: Sunday Evening August 18th @ 6PM
Bread and Wine Is a monthly supper and book discussion for women. The group just finished reading Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. Please contact Liz Hull if you are interested.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Clothes, food, and shelter are the necessities of life, but food to feed the body is the topic for today. Many families in our church and community don’t have the means to properly feed their families, so pantries like ours are essential to their well-being. Those of us who can afford groceries can help those who can’t by keeping our food pantry stocked with healthy and nutritious foods all year long. Those who have to utilize the pantry appreciate those who keep it filled so much more than they can possibly know.
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, peanut butter, jam/jelly, one box meals, canned vegetables and fruits, rice in small packages, spaghetti sauce, instant milk, instant potatoes, instant breakfast (lower sugar/no sugar), soups and stews, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Personal products, paper goods, and cleaning supplies are also gladly accepted.
Last Week’s Sermon given by the Rev. Jerry Shriver Jr., and was called ‘Reconciled’. It was based on Colossians 1:21-29. It can be listened to or downloaded 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, ‘Purity Culture’, Anne and Matt discuss the Christian purity culture, why you can’t sanctify yourself or anyone else, the necessity of preaching the cross and the “Transformed Wife” twitter posts.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on Luke 11:1-13, and will be given by Mr. Ifeoluwa Ojetayo.
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say:
“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.”
And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Genesis 18:20-33 and Colossians 2:6-15. The Gospel reading is Luke 11:1-13.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Karen C. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 will be serving with Martha Rice (8/1)
Micah and Amber L. will be serving on coffee hour this Sunday.
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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