What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Advent Open House The Kennedy’s are going to throw their home open for an Advent Party this Sunday, November 28 from 2:30-5:30 (so the youth group has time to get back to church). Pop in for Advent-y food—the perfect antidote to all the Christmas music you’re already having to listen to. Everyone is welcome to both come and bring friends (even if you love celebrating Christmas at the wrong time of year)! Send an RSVP text to 607-766-8143 if you can, but come anyway if you forget. Look forward to seeing you there!
Ladies’ Christmas Party and Cookie Exchange (optional) Save the Date! Ronnie and Ben Murphy will be opening their home on December 19th for a Ladies’ Christmas Party and Optional Cookie Exchange at 1:30pm. We try not to post home addresses on the website, but look for more info in the bulletin tomorrow, or feel free to ask them in person when you see them.
December 19 Christmas Concert with Brio Vocal Ensemble and Friends. Celebrate the birth of our Savior in music with choral anthems and instrumental pieces, plus congregational carol singing. The concert takes place Sunday, December 19, at 3 p.m. at Endwell United Methodist Church, 3301 Watson Boulevard, Endwell. Free will offering. Please wear a mask.
Women’s Bible Study is back at a new time. We are currently meeting at 4:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and starting with 1 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), let Anne know
Mission Groups have resumed meeting regularly. There are currently three local mission groups, and one online group meeting by Zoom. Please see the paper update for more information on times and locations.
Large Print Bulletins are available upon request for both services. If you need a large print bulletin, please let the usher at the back of the sanctuary know, and they will get one for you.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service 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.
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 is currently observing ‘restaurant-style’ masking guidelines which means that while seated, masks are optional. We ask that those who are unvaccinated wear masks when entering, leaving, or walking from one place to another (unless you are unable due to health reasons) and practice social distancing of at least six feet between your family and the next grouping. We are utilizing the honor system for masking and will not ask for proof of vaccination.
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: Zechariah 14:3-9, Psalm 50:1-6, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:25-33.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Philippians 2:5-11. You can find his sermon ‘He Emptied Himself’ here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, we finished our series about Evangelism. You can watch the 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, ‘Kristin Du Mez, Disguising Ideology as History‘, they begin a discussion of Kristin Du Mez’s (author of the popular book, Jesus and John Wayne) interview with Bishop Todd Hunter and Vanessa Sadler on their podcast “Peace Talks.”
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday’s bible study was cancelled due to the holiday.
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 . 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.
Weekly Bible Readings
|Monday||Psalm 75, 76
|Psalm 79, 82
|Saturday||Psalm 86, 87
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd November 28, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd December 5, 2021|
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Christine Osgood
Nursery: Kcaarin Pineau and Gwendolyn Kennedy
Shepherds Bowl: Pete Putano with Team 1
Reader (10:30): Pastoral Assistant
Crucifer: Patrick Carlton
Acolytes: Seth and Jonah Carlton
Usher: Chris Jones
Teller: Scott Pineau and Sub
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Reader (8AM): Terry Ray
Usher (8AM): Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Anna and Timothy Dreher
Shepherds Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
Reader (10:30): Sub
Usher: Scott Pineau
Teller: Chris Jones and Sub
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