What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Have you heard? Good Shepherd will be having a Not-At-All-Annual Rummage Sale to help raise money for a couple of building projects, and to hopefully help build funding for the Kennedy family sabbatical. If you have any items you’d like to donate, or would like to help, please see Micah Lovell.
Mission Groups will resume meeting regularly this week. 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.
Choir Practice The choir is reconvening!
Please contact Michael if you’re in the choir about the times, and if you’re interested in joining.
Large Print Bulletins are available upon request for both services. If you need a large print bulletin, please contact the office before next Sunday’s services.
Trunk-n-Treat Good Shepherd will be having it’s annual Trunk-n-Treat event this year. This is a great event for reaching out to our local community in a fun way. It would be amazing to have a parking lot full of cars decked out in costume and trunks filled with candy/treats. We are also planning to serve popcorn, snacks, coffee, tea, and cocoa. If you would like to help, please contact Jonathan.
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: Amos 5:6-15, Psalm 90:1-12, Hebrews 3:1-6, Mark 10:17-27.
The 10:30 service is also available via livestream. You can access the stream at this link. The stream begins every Sunday at 10:20am but the service does not start until 10:30am. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes, and studies.
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.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Philippians 1:12-14. You can find his sermon ‘Imprisoned for Christ’ here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, Matt continued with the 39 Articles. 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? On this week’s episode, ‘Loving Yourself to Death’, discuss how the new worship of the self destroys marriage, children, and everything else. You can listen here.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we pick up our study of the minor prophets with the book of Micah, in Chapter 1. You can find that study here.
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.
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd October 10, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd October 17, 2021|
|8am Celebrant: Matthew Kennedy
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (10:30): Ben Murphy
Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
Acolytes: Rowan and Gwendolyn Kennedy
Reader (10:30): Pastoral Assistant
Altar: Karen Berman
Shepherd’s Bowl: Joyce Carlson with Team 2
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Martha Rice
|8am Celebrant: Matthew Kennedy
Reader (8:00): Pastoral Assistant
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Usher (10:30): Phil Nelson
Crucifer: Emma Kennedy
Acolytes: Murielle and Elinor Kennedy
Reader (10:30): Brett Dewing
Altar: Christine Osgood
Shepherd’s Bowl: Martha Rice with Team 3
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Tom Dinnel
Have an item for the Update or an Announcement?
Email the secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday night.