What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Potluck There will be a potluck lunch after the 10:30 service this Sunday. The theme is Food Around the World, so be sure to dig out your favorite international recipes, and come prepared to eat! Please bring a dish, but stay and eat even if you don’t! We still don’t have a coffee hour crew in place, so please be sure to clean up after yourself and your family.
We will also have the annual Good Shepherd Coffee Competition this Sunday. Be sure to come in and sample all of the coffees and cast your vote for your favorite. The winner will be the official coffee of Good Shepherd for the next year.
Great Litany During the Lenten Season, beginning last week, each Friday immediately following morning prayer, Anne will stay on the call and pray through the Great Litany. If you would like to join her, please join the zoom call by 7:40am.
Shrove Tuesday It was so wonderful to be able to come together for Shrove Tuesday again this year! We served somewhere around 100 plates of pancakes and sausage, played board games, visited, and had a really fun evening.
Anne and Laura sold crepes to help fund the Catechesis department, and raised a whopping $90!
Thank you to everyone who came and spent time cooking, cleaning, and enjoying the event!
Choral Evensong An Evensong service is a centuries old liturgy for evening prayer that is almost entirely sung, by both the choir and congregation. Join us for a service of Choral Evensong Sunday evening, March 20, 2022 at 4:30pm. We are pleased to introduce this special evening service in 2022.
Music will include various styles of plainsong or chant, a short anthem, and congregational hymns.
ADOLW Annual Synod Each year, much of the diocese comes together for a three-day meeting where worship happens, many interesting sermons are delivered, a choral evensong service is held, and new deacons and priests are ordained. This year’s synod will be held in Souderton, PA, on May 5-7 and I think there might be a familiar face at Good Shepherd being ordained this year.
If you’d like any information about synod, or if you’d like to go to synod, but would need transportation, please contact the office, as many of the folks required to go will have room to carpool.
Streaming During Holy Week Because of the heavy workload for all the staff during Holy Week we’ve made the difficult decision not to livestream the services since it involves a great deal of time and labor. Please join us in person as we observe the Passion of Jesus–his crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection.
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 to wear masks and remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings 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: Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:9-16, Romans 10:4-13, and Luke 4:1-13.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Philippians 3:17-21. You can find his sermon ‘We Await a Savior’ here.
You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, we continued our new series looking at the book by Carl Trueman called ‘The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self’. You can watch that class here, and previous classes at this link.
Preventing Grace Podcast Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In this week’s episode, ‘War, Mansplaining, and Tone‘, Matt and Anne discuss the war in Europe, Beth Allison Barr (author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood”) being mansplained by Chrissy Stroop, and the difference between criticizing a person and critiquing a person’s ideas or arguments.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we continued our study of the book of 1 Thessalonians, beginning at 1 Thessalonians 5:3. You can find that class here.
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 has resumed meeting in person at 6pm in the classroom area. Mr. Terry Ray is leading the class through the book of Jonah. 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 is back at a new time. This study is meeting at 4:30 pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and they are currently studying 2 Peter. Children are welcome—as in, we hope to have some childcare available.
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 12, 13, 14
|Psalm 20, 21
|Psalm 23, 24
|Saturday||Psalm 26, 28
|Sunday||Psalm 29, 30
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd March 6, 2022||Serving at Good Shepherd March 13, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Bob Carlson
Reader (8AM): Assistant
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Nursery: Jaime and Abigail
Shepherds Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
Crucifer: Emma Kennedy
Acolytes: Murielle and Elinor Kennedy
Reader (10:30): Brett Dewing
Usher: Ben Manwaring
Tellers: Scott Pineau, Don Dean
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Terry Ray
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Nursery: Anna and Timothy
Shepherds Bowl: Steph Warner with Team 3
Crucifer: Patrick Carlton
Acolytes: Jonah and Seth Carlton
Reader (10:30): Ronnie Murphy
Usher: Scott Pineau
Tellers: Chris Jones, Bruce Layman
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