What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Marriage Class Matt and Anne have begun their series on marriage during the 9:15 Christian Education hour. This will be an overview of the topics that they cover in premarital instruction, with a special emphasis on communication. A great book to read before the class is Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
TRUNK OR TREAT! Many Good Shepherd and neighborhood families were able to enjoy trunk or treating in the parking lot and foyer, and popcorn and hot chocolate for those that wanted to warm up a bit! Thank you so much to everyone who brought candy, helped with setting up, and with cleaning up after the event.
Potluck! This Sunday there will be a Potluck after the 10:30 service. The theme of this luncheon will be Baked Potato Bar. Good Shepherd will provide big, glorious baked potatoes for everyone. Please consider bringing your favorite baked potato toppings! Some favorites are sour cream, butter, chives, flavored salts, bacon, broccoli, cheeses…well the possibilities are endless! Please stay after the 10:30 service to enjoy some time of food and fellowship whether you bring a topping or not. In addition, please remember to clean up after yourselves and your family members when you are done having lunch.
First Christmas Pageant Meeting This Sunday, directly after the 10:30, all children and adults hoping to be in the pageant and help with the pageant will meet up by the front of the sanctuary before going down for food for about five minutes.
CHE Rummage Sale Collection Anne Thompson is collecting for the Christmas Rummage Sale to support Community Health Evangelism, Nicaragua. Please email her if you have items to donate. They can be available for pick up on Sundays. Thank you.
Scheduling Reminder If you need to make an appointment with Pastor Matt, please be sure to contact Stephanie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Often when people come to speak with Matt after the service on Sunday, he’s already been working for over nine hours, and doesn’t always remember to put it into the calendar. This can cause double bookings or forgotten appointments. Please keep in mind that the office is closed on Mondays and Fridays, but you can always leave a message. Thank you so much for your understanding.
Women’s Bible Study The Women’s Bible Study meets every Saturday morning from 10 to 11AM. Women of various ages join together to study the bible, moving book by book, and verse by verse. All women are extended a warm invitation to attend. The ladies are currently studying the book of Psalms. The Psalms express so much from praise, forgiveness and gratitude for God’s grace and so much more. Join us while we study this ancient collection of songs and poems that has been woven into our worship services for centuries. Please contact Christine Osgood for more information.
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: email@example.com.
Bread and Wine Is a monthly supper and discussion for women. Please contact Liz Hull if you are interested.
Nurse’s Station Dolly, the parish nurse, will be available for blood sugar readings, blood pressure, BMI numbers, and to provide scale weights. This will occur after the 8am service during Christian Education on the first Sunday of every month.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry If you are in need and can’t afford to feed your family, do not be anxious about it. Food pantries like our member food pantry are here to help. Those who are able to afford a little extra help to support the pantry with good and healthy foods for those who cannot. God provides for those in need in this way.
Items needed: canned meats and tuna, peanut butter, soup (other than tomato), stews, one box meals, pasta and sauces, fruit (other than applesauce), fruit juice, veggies, starches (other than dried or canned black beans), crackers, beverages (coffee, tea, powdered creamers and milk), and anything else you’d like to bring. Cleaning, personal hygiene, and paper products and are always greatly appreciated!
Preventing Grace Podcast This week’s podcast is called ‘A Very Special Halloween Episode’. In this podcast Anne and Matt Matt discuss discuss Halloween and its Christian detractors. Available here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This week’s bible study was cancelled. We will continue our study of Mark on 11/5.
This Sunday Matt will be preaching on John 11:45-57.
Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. So from that day on they made plans to put him to death.
Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves. They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
Team Galatians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Christine O. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Carrie M. and Rachael W. are in the nursery.
Steph W. and Walter and Martha G. (tentatively) are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Mark Dreher cooking with team 2, Vestal MG.
You can find a PDF version of the 10:30 bulletin for this Sunday morning available to download at this link.
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