What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Both Youth Group and Catechesis will not be meeting this Sunday. They will resume meeting on December 6th.
Zoom Mission Group There has been some interest expressed in putting together a mission group that meets by zoom for those that cannot attend an in-person mission group. If you would be interested in joining, please contact Jonathan Groves for more information.
Advent Reset Have you found that you have let slip some of the good habits that you had firmly in place before COVID? You aren’t alone! Many people at Good Shepherd have intimated that bible reading, prayer time, and other healthy habits have fallen by the wayside and they are having trouble getting back to them. The mind, the body, and the spirit are all loved by Jesus. As a church waiting for the second coming of Jesus, we want to spur one another on to love and good works.
Morning Prayer (Spirit) Good Shepherd will be having a Zoom meeting for morning prayer during Advent. The service will be held online at 7am Monday through Friday. The liturgy and readings are available each day at www.dailyoffice2019.com. This is a great way to get back to reading the bible and praying each morning. This service is by invite only, so please look for an email invitation in your inbox in the coming week.
The Screwtape Letters (Mind) This new Christian Ed series will focus on the famous fictional CS Lewis book about two demons conversing through letters on the best ways to dissuade a new Christian from following a Christ centered life.
How About a Constitutional? (Body) (a walk or other mild exercise taken for the benefit of one’s health) It’s cold outside, and we’ve all started holiday baking. Consider taking a few moments to get some fresh air with a walk. If you’d like company, either in person or virtually, please reach out to either the office or Anne Kennedy (by text).
ORDO Church Calendars The 2021 Good Shepherd ORDO church calendars are available at the rear of the sanctuary at the usher’s table. Please feel free to pick one up on your way into or out of the sanctuary.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Did you miss last week’s sermon? You can catch up at the links below. Last week, Mr. Jonathan Groves and Mr. Tyler Van Fossen preached on Matthew 25:31-46. If you have the time, I’d highly commend both to you.
You can catch Jonathan’s sermon here.
You can catch Tyler’s sermon here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, you can watch it here. This Sunday Matt fielded questions about Critical Race Theory, Annihilationism, and much more.
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 podcast, ‘Shameless Self-Promotion‘, Matt interviews Anne about the new revised edition of her book, Nailed It. How it can be difficult to read and understand the bible and how she intended her book to help you do that. They also talk about how to prepare a perfect Turkey.
You can listen to past podcast episodes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study The Tuesday morning bible study was cancelled this week, but will resume meeting on December 1.
Thursday Evening Bible Study The Thursday evening, bible study was cancelled. We will resume our study of Ecclesiastes on December 3.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study was cancelled this week. It will resume on December 4. They are currently studying the book of Matthew.
Sunday Morning Worship and Christian Education
Both the 8am Service and the 10:30 service are currently being held in person at Good Shepherd each Sunday.
The 8am service is a mandatory masking service where all of the maximum guidelines are being observed. If you are high risk, or at all nervous to be in social gatherings, this is the service that is the ‘safest’. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30 service is available to experience online as well as in person at Good Shepherd. The livestream can be accessed at this link. The stream will begin on Sunday starting at 10:20am but the service will not start until 10:30am. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes and studies.
This service is currently observing ‘restaurant style’ masking guidelines. We ask that if you come into the building for the service that you wear a mask (unless you are unable due to health reasons) until you get to your seat, and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. Once you are seated, you are free to remove your mask. Masks must be worn anytime you are standing or moving around in the sanctuary. Moving forward, communion will only be distributed in the sanctuary.
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 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. If you would like to send your tithe digitally, these are the best ways to do so. You can still send your tithe in by traditional mail as well.
Christian Education begins at 9:15am and will continue to be live-streamed, however the class is open to the public with the same guidelines as the 10:30 service. It will be will be available at this link. We’ve finished the Controversies of the Apostolic Age series. You can watch all of the classes here.
Serving at Good Shepherd
|November 22, 2020||November 29, 2020|
|Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Shepherd’s Bowl: Pete Putano with Team 1
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (8:00): Joyce Carlson
Reader (10:30): Christine Osgood
Usher (10:30): Jason Carlton
Crucifer: Emma Kennedy
Acolytes: Elinor and Murielle Kennedy
|Altar Guild: Helen Cetton
Shepherd’s Bowl: Mark Dreher with Team 2
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (10:30): Brett Dewing
Usher (10:30): Scott Pineau
Tellers: Chris Jones, Scott Pineau
Weekly Bible Readings
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