What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
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.
2019 BCP Last year Good Shepherd was gifted the money to purchase new copies of the 2019 Book of Common Prayer for the sanctuary. You’ll notice that each pew will have at least one copy of the BCP, and that some services may revert to a simpler bulletin now that we can utilize prayer books again.
Thank you for the generous gift that made this purchase possible!
Church Work Day Good Shepherd will be having a work day on May 21st from 10-1pm to tackle small projects, repairs, and some general cleaning. Lunch will be provided. If you would like more information, please see Micah Lovell.
Long-Term Food Storage & Beginner Vegetable Gardening Classes Jenn Fowler, a newer member at Good Shepherd, is certified as a Master Food Preserver through Cornell Cooperative Extension and has offered to teach two courses for anyone interested, as we face uncertain times within the economic and food supply systems. A light lunch will be provided at each class.
The first class will be held on May 14th, at 10am. The class is roughly three hours, and will be focused on long-term food storage. Topics will include: different types of long-term food storage, what types of foods do well in storage, and managing food stores.
The second class will be held on June 4th at 10am. It will be about two and a half hours long, and will be focused on beginning vegetable gardening. Jenn will present information on soil health, how to plan a garden, choosing what to grow, different gardening styles, and much more.
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.
Morning prayer will resume on April 25th.
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 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: Numbers 27:12-23, Psalm 100, Revelation 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week’s sermon was on John 21:1-13 by The Rev. Matt Kennedy. You can find ‘Jesus Took the Bread and Gave It to Them’ here.
You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed on Sunday, we returned to our Christian Education series for adults 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.
Preventing Grace Podcast In this week’s podcast installment, ‘Impactfulness, Inclusivity Algorithms, and Google Docs‘, Anne and Matt discuss new “inclusivity” filters for Google Docs, Elon Musk, and free speech.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday Morning we continued our series on The Parables of Christ. This week we were in Matthew 7 and the parable of the man who built his house on the rock. 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 Habakkuk. 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 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 20, 21 Job 37 2 Pet 1|
|Tuesday||Psalm 23, 24 Job 38 2 Pet 2|
|Wednesday||Psalm 27 Job 39 2 Pet 3|
|Thursday||Psalm 31 Job 40 Jude 1|
|Friday||Psalm 33 Job 41 1 John 1:1—2:6|
|Saturday||Psalm 35 Job 42 1 John 2:7-29|
|Sunday||Psalm 38 Eccl 1 1 John 3:1-10|
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd May 8, 2022||Serving at Good Shepherd May 15, 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/Jon Groves
10:30am Reader: Brett Dewing
10:30am Crucifer: Emma Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Murielle & Elinor Kennedy
10:30am Usher: Ben Manwaring
Tellers: Scott Pineau, Don Dean
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Carrie Nelson and Annabeth Hull
Shepherds Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
8am Preacher: Jonathan Groves
8am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
8am Reader: Assistant
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Bob Carlson
10:30am Preacher: Jonathan Groves
10:30am Assistant: Matt Kennedy/Jon Groves
10:30am Reader: Ronnie Murphy
10:30am Crucifer: Patrick Carlton
10:30am Acolytes: Jonah and Seth Carlton
10:30am Usher: Scott Pineau
Tellers: Chris Jones, Bruce Layman
Altar Guild: Mary Schuster
Nursery: Ronnie Murphy & Tal Pineau
Shepherds Bowl: Martha Rice with Team 3
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