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!
Upcoming Informal Sunday Evening Service There will be an informal evening service at 6 pm, this Sunday evening, October 27th. This would be a great opportunity to bring a friend who may be interested in coming to church.
TRUNK OR TREAT! Thursday, October 31, 5:30-730. Bring your most zany, fun, creative trunks filled with treats for the kids in our community. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Ronnie Murphy or Mary Schuster.
Schedule Change There will not be a Bible Study after the Shepherd’s Bowl meal this week. The bible study will resume next week at it’s normal time.
Potluck! November 3rd is our next Potluck. The theme of this luncheon will be Baked Potato Bar. Good Shepherd will provide big, glorious baked potatoes for everyone. Please bring 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.
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. The group just finished reading Money, Possessions and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn. The next meeting will be at 6pm on October 12th. 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!
Last week’s sermon “Do You Believe This?,” was based on John 11:17-27. You can listen or download it here.
Preventing Grace Podcast This week’s podcast is called ‘Paula White and Evangelicals’. In this podcast Anne and Matt Matt discuss the prosperity gospel preacher Paula White and her evangelical supporters. Available here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This week we continued our study in Mark 7 looking at the relationship between tradition and biblical law. One form of “legalism” into which churches sometimes fall is elevating their practices to the point that they become tantamount to divine commandments. The practices themselves may be good and fine, but what is not commanded in scripture, we cannot use to bind a person’s conscience. If a certain congregation does not wish, for example, to use incense in worship, that is fine and good. But they have no grounds to say that those congregations using incense are somehow in the wrong. Where Scripture does not command or forbid, we have no grounds to judge or condemn. We discussed this principle and more. If you couldn’t make it to the class, you can watch the recording below.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
This Sunday Matt will be preaching on John 11:28-44
When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”
Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
This Sunday’s Lections are Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, and Romans 3:19-28.
Team Corinthians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Mary S. is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Kariah M. and Evan D. are in the nursery.
Steph W. and Walter and Martha G. (tentatively) are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Tina Smith and family will be serving.
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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