What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Lunch with a Missionary This Sunday in the green youth classroom immediately following the 10:30 service, Allyson B. will give a presentation on Human Trafficking. Lunch will be provided. Please stop in to learn more about this vital ministry.
Evening Worship Service Good Shepherd will have a monthly informal Sunday evening service March 31st, at 6pm. Coffee/tea and snack will be served at 5.30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to invite friends/family/neighbors who are considering coming to church or are wondering about faith, to a peaceful, reflective gathering with lovely worship songs, scripture readings, prayer, and time to simply be in the presence of God together. Please contact Anne T. or the church office with any questions, thoughts, etc.
Life Choices Baby Bottles There are still a few baby bottles unreturned from the Change for Life campaign. If you have a baby bottle to return, please see Christine O. or bring it to the church office at your earliest convenience.
Lenten Open Worship Every Wednesday evening from 7:30- 8:30 pm during Lent the church will be open for a time of worship and prayer. All are welcome to come and listen, pray, journal, or just meditate on Christ’s mercy and finished work. Call or text Ronnie M. or the church office with any questions.
The Soup and Stew Cookoff was held on March 3rd. Nine different soups and stews were entered into the contest, and the competition was fierce! The judging panel had a tough time narrowing it down, but ultimately the winners were revealed by our awesome emcee Carrie M. Thank you all for participating! The next cookoff will be held in June.
Shrove Tuesday The Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner went beautifully this year. A little over 70 people were served pancakes, sausage, and fresh fruit.
The Capital Campaign team raised a whopping $189 by selling crepes as an additional offering.
Thank you all for your time and effort to make this year’s pancake dinner a success!
Episcopal Visit Bishop Dobbs will be coming to visit Good Shepherd on the weekend of March 23 & 24. He will be preaching and teaching that weekend. We are so looking forward to spending some time with both Bishop Julian and Mrs. Dobbs.
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
Sunday 6PM 3/31/19 – Revelation Media has released an animated film based on The Pilgrim’s Progress. Instead of meeting at church, the Youth Group will meet @ Landmark Church to watch this film together. Tyler can provide rides if you needed, so please him if you need a ride.
Easter Sunday 4/21/19 – No Youth Group on Easter Sunday.
Mother’s Day 5/12/19 – No Youth Group on Mother’s Day.
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 April, at the Hull home.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry With winter upon us, those of us who use the pantry can’t always get out and get to the store. That’s where pantries like ours come in handy. We can supply what is needed, however, the pantry needs to be restocked regularly so that no one goes hungry. The next time you’re out shopping to restock your pantry, please consider buying something to help restock the member food pantry too.
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, pasta sauce, shelf stable milk, coffee and tea, peanut butter and jelly, canned soups and stews, canned fruits and juices, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish, salad dressings, etc.), rice in 1 lb. packages, one box meals, canned vegetables (other than beans), toilet tissue, paper towels, napkins, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant (men’s and women’s) and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week in Christian Ed Last Sunday we continued to discuss the Will of God, in particular, the omnipotent nature of his will. You can watch the livestream video here or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘If Anyone Thirsts Let Him Come To Me and Drink’ and was based on John 7:31-39. 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, ‘Please Make Better Art, Anne and Matt discuss Christian films and their likeness to secular films with various agendas. Also, we discuss upcoming legislation that, if passed, will wreck and destroy everything.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Last Tuesday we finished up Leviticus 21 and moved into Leviticus 22. These two chapters deal with the purity of the levitical priesthood. The priests must be very careful to guard and protect their ritual cleanliness so that they can enter the tabernacle to serve and sacrifice. This shows both the holiness of God, nothing unclean can come into his presence. And it demonstrates the weakness and impotence of the levitical priests and that one function of their priesthood was to point forward to a better Priest. Jesus, the Great High Priest, has no need to guard himself from uncleanness. He need not be careful not to touch the dead or the leper. He makes those who are unclean clean and he raises the dead from their funeral biers. Impurity does not infect him, it flees from him. In the same way, he indwells us by his Holy Spirit, to take away our impurity and cleanse our hearts. We need not fear that we are too stained by sin to be his tabernacles. His blood cleanses us from all of our sins. You can watch the recording here, or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 7:40-52.
When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over him. Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
Team Phillippians is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Genesis 15:1-18 and Philippians 3:17-4:1. The Gospel reading is John 7:40-52.
Mary S. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Anne T. and Evan D. will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 2 will be serving with Mark Dreher (3/21).
To download a PDF of the 10:30 service bulletin, click on this link.
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