What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Youth Group End of Year Party today will be the last meeting of Youth Group for the summer. Jon will be meeting with the kids after the potluck at Rec. Park, 1:30pm.
Choir End of Year The last choir practice of this season will be on June 1. Today is the last choir service of the summer. Choir will resume in September. If you would like to be involved in the music ministry in any way, please contact Michael Berman, music director.
Potluck This Sunday is the first of the month, so it’s time for another potluck! This month we’ll be having two competitions: BBQ and Pies. The BBQ categories will be:
The pie categories will be:
Please limit your entries to one per competition, although you’re welcome to bring as much food as you’d like, and have all submissions labeled and in the kitchen before the 10:30 service to allow the organizers time to get the judges plates prepared.
Kennedy Modified Sabbatical As many of you may remember, the Kennedy family is supposed to take a sabbatical break every seven years. So far, in their twenty years of service at Good Shepherd, they have always graciously denied taking that time. Last year, the vestry and the congregation insisted that they take their sabbatical this year, and began setting aside money to make that possible. While they will still be in town for part of the time, they will be out of the country for most of June and July. We have some great supply priests, and even a bishop coming to fill in, and many familiar faces will be preaching and teaching in their absence. The Kennedy family is so grateful and humbled that Good Shepherd is allowing them time to study, write, and recharge.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service normally meets online by zoom at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox.
Sunday Worship and Holy Eucharist 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 remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service You can download a PDF copy of the service bulletin 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: Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-35, Acts 2:1-11, and John 14:8-17.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner A Community Dinner is served every Thursday evening at 5:30pm in the parish hall, a fresh tasty meal served by cheerful volunteers. This is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere for church and community members to come and enjoy, regardless of income. Terry Ray leads a beginners Bible study at 6:00 and anyone is welcome to attend. Please find our page on Facebook, Shepherd’s Bowl Free Community Meal, and follow, like and share posts, and invite friends. It all helps! As we try to regrow our attendance, we especially invite church members to come and eat and help welcome visitors. We are also in need of volunteers. If you’d like to join a team, can be available as a sub, or are even interested in being a cook, contact Martha Rice or Mary Schuster.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Acts 1:1-11. You can find ‘A Cloud Took Him Out of Their Sight’ here. You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed on Sunday, we continued our Christian Education discussion series built around Carl Trueman’s book, “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.” You can watch it here. You can find previous classes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday Morning we continued our series on The Parables of Christ. You can watch here. We’ll move through the parables chronologically, beginning with the earliest recorded ones and finishing off with his last parables in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. 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 study meets in person at 6pm in the classroom area. Mr. Terry Ray is leading the class through the book of Esther. This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning, and they are currently studying the book of 1 Peter.
Women’s Bible Study This study is meeting at 4:30 pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and they are currently studying the book of James. Children are welcome—as in, we hope to have some childcare available. If you’d like to join by zoom, please join the church email list and look for a link in the weekly update email. If you’d like to come a little bit early to hang out for Friday Play (all the children play while their mother’s talk to each other), please let Anne know.
Weekly Bible Readings
|Monday||Psalm 89:19-52 Ezek 11 Acts 10:24-end|
|Tuesday||Psalm 91 Ezek 12 Acts 11:1-18|
|Wednesday||Psalm 94 Ezek 13 Acts 11:19-end|
|Thursday||Psalm 97, 98 Ezek 14 Acts 12:1-24|
|Friday||Psalm 102 Ezek 15 Acts 12:25—13:12|
|Saturday||Psalm 104 Ezek 16 Acts 13:13-43|
|Sunday||Psalm 105:23-45 Ezek 17 Acts 13:44—14:7|
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd June 5, 2022||Serving at Good Shepherd June 12, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
8am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
8am Assistant: Anne Kennedy
8am Reader: Terry Ray
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Assistant: Anne Kennedy
10:30am Reader: Christine Osgood
10:30am Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Abigail Radman & Gwendolyn Kennedy
10:30am Usher: Ben Murphy
Tellers: Tom Dinnel, Eric Radman
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Jaime and Annabeth
Shepherds Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
Potluck: BBQ and Pie Contest
8am Celebrant: Bob Calrson
Have an item for the Update or an Announcement?
Email the secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday night.