What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Evening Worship Service Good Shepherd will have the next monthly informal Sunday evening service tonight, 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 who 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., with any questions, thoughts, etc.
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.
Potluck Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and that means it’s time for another potluck! This month’s theme will be International Foods. If you have a particular dish related to another culture that you enjoy, please bring a dish of it to share, but stay to enjoy lunch and fellowship even if you can’t!
Please remember to clean up after yourself and your family and to take your dishes home with you.
Annual CHE Rummage Sale Spring has semi-sprung, and this means we are collecting for our Epic Rummage Sale to support the work of Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Particularly their new project to help families start keeping chickens to improve nutrition in these difficult times. If, while spring-cleaning, you find items that no longer spark joy – but might for someone else – please call Anne T. to check that we will be at church to take the items on a Sunday. No clothes, no exercise equipment, please. If you know anyone who has to clear out a house, please give them my number. The sale is May 24th and 25th. Thank you for all your past support, it has been invaluable.
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
This Sunday – 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 What do you think of when you think of spring? Why, spring cleaning, of course! Please consider taking some time to go through your own pantry and pick out a few things to give to the member food pantry. Every food item donated helps those who can’t afford to feed themselves and their family. Instead of going to the store and buying things, take from what you have on hand and be thankful in the knowledge that you have the ability to do so.
Items needed: pasta sauce, one box meals, powdered milk, canned fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and cocoa, canned veggies other than beans, canned ham, chicken, beef and Tina, cereal and cereal bars, and anything else you’d like to bring.
Last Week in Christian Ed Last week Bishop Dobbs was at Good Shepherd and taught the Christian Ed class. You can watch at this link or in the box below.
Bishop Julian Dobbs teaches on Ephesians 4 and answers questions from Good Shepherd parishioners during adult Christian Education
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Sunday, March 24, 2019
Last Week’s Sermon was called ‘He Who Would Save His Life, Must Lose It’ and was based on Mark 8:31-38. 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, ‘Jesus was a Socialist?’, Matt and Anne ‘discuss a Patheos article in which the author argues that Jesus really does want us to steal rich people’s stuff and give it to the poor. Then they discuss two ladies who access “earth spirits” on youtube.
You can catch up on all of the older podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study We move into Leviticus 23 this morning where God institutes all of the great feasts of the Old Covenant. No time to give much of a preview beyond that, but we know from our study of John that these feasts take on great significance in the New Testament where we find that each one foreshadows the work of Christ for our redemption. You can watch the recording here, or in the window below.
Posted by Matt Kennedy on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
This Sunday’s Sermon will be based on John 7:53-8:10.
They went each to his own house, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
Team Romans is working on the altar this Sunday.
The readings for this week are Joshua 5:1,9-12 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. The Gospel reading is John 7:53-8:10.
Helen C. will be serving on the altar guild this Sunday.
Carrie M. (Rachael W.) will be working in the nursery this Sunday.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Substitute Steph Warner (4/4)
Steph Warner and Tina Smith 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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