What’s Happening at Good Shepherd
Capital Campaign 2017-2019 Final Update We have come to the end of our two-year Capital Campaign and wish to express our deep gratitude to everyone who contributed money and to everyone who volunteered time and/or donated works of art for the Artisan Craft Fair over the summer. We have collected over $150,000 which we will pay toward mortgage when we re-finance this Fall. This will leave us with a remaining balance of just over $120,000 which we will be able to retire over the next five years. We purchased our building in 2009 with a 30 year loan. Thanks be to God, we will pay it off in half the time. If by chance you have any remaining pledge amounts, please continue to give towards the Capital Campaign through this Fall. But this Sunday (October 6th) is the last Sunday to give any one-time gifts. Thank you again for your generosity and support! God has been very good to us.
Marriage Class Matt and Anne will begin their series on marriage during the 9:15 Christian Education hour. This will be an overview of the topics the 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!
Office Update From 9/20-10/6 Stephanie is taking a much-needed vacation and will be unavailable. Anne Kennedy will be filling in as Administrative Assistant. Thank you Anne! The email account will still be monitored, and the phone will be checked regularly. Please continue to contact the office to make appointments or if you need assistance.
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. October 25-26 – The Fall Arrowhead Youth Service Project will be an overnighter where we serve, play, and study the Scriptures as a group. Parents, please email or call Tyler if you child is able to attend. Rides are available!
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 at 607-768-5499 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 “The Good Works of the Son,” John 10:30-39. Available here.
Preventing Grace Podcast In this podcast Anne and Matt discuss the Law of Attraction, the new age and now “Christian” theory articulated in the book, “The Secret”, that by thinking and acting as if you already have whatever it is you want, the thing you want will be “attracted” to you by the positive “vibrations” you send out. Available here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This week we continued in Mark 6, studying Jesus’ sending out of the 12 and the beheading of John the Baptist.
Posted by Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
This Sunday Matt will be preaching on John 10:40-11:16.
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” And many believed in him there. Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Team Ephesians is working on the altar this Sunday.
Helen is serving on altar guild.
Nursery Karen and Timothy are in the nursery.
Bruce and Lin are on coffee hour.
Shepherd’s Bowl Team 6 with Martha
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