Church Picnic Last Saturday many people from Good Shepherd gathered at Cole Park for the first time in several years. There was a great turnout with plenty of food and fun.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Needs The food pantry is completely run on donations, so every box and can counts! Adding an extra can of vegetables, soup, or meat to your shopping once or twice a month really helps us keep a variety of nutritious food in stock for those who can use a bit of a hand up.
- Canned Chicken
- Spaghetti Sauce
Fall Ministry Kickoff All ministries have resumed meeting. Please check with your ministry leader to verify meeting places and times.
Sunday Worship and Holy Eucharist
The 8am service This service includes readings from the Bible, a sermon, offering, confession, and communion. There is no music during this service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service This is a full traditional Anglican Holy Eucharist service, including readings from the Bible, music, a sermon, confession, and communion. This service is available for livestream on our Facebook page. You can download a PDF copy of this week’s service bulletin here.
This Sunday’s lectionary readings are: Genesis 50:15-21, Psalm 103:1-14, Acts 11:1-30, and Matthew 18:21-35.
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. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last Sunday, Matt preached on Acts 10:36-48. You can watch or listen to it here.
Christian Education Last Micah Lovell gave the first presentation on the Good Shepherd School project. This first class was an overview of why we think Good Shepherd should start a school, and how and why the classical education model is different from a typical modern education model.
You can catch that class here.
You can find previous classes here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday we continued our study on the book of 1 Samuel. You can watch that class here.
Preventing Grace Did you know that Matt and Anne have a podcast? In this week episode, ‘What Happens When Matthew 18 is Ignored, Matt and Anne discuss Matthew 18 and why it is so important for Christians to obey Jesus and not avoid conflict on the one hand or resort to gossip on the other. Matthew 18 is the best way to avoid bitterness, prevent the formation of factions and cliques and feuds, and to act in love toward people who sin against you rather than making them your enemies. Many if not most church splits can probably be traced back to a decision not to go to a person face to face.
You can find their podcast available on most platforms.
You can catch up on older episodes here.
The Cranmer Fellows Podcast (CFP) explores pastoral ministry and theology from an Anglican perspective. CFP is a project that Jon and Matt have undertaken in order to 1) encapsulate the pastoral training Matt has given men over the years into an accessible resource and 2) serve as a door to, we pray, a future program to train more people for ministry. Though geared toward the pastor, ministry leader, and pastor-in-training, what Jon and Matt talk about is applicable to all Christians!
Here is a link where you can listen to previous episodes. https://anchor.fm/
You can subscribe to CFP on all major platforms.
Intercessor Ministry Good Shepherd has resumed offering Prayer on the side altar during Communion. On any given Sunday, you may notice a person standing at the side altar rail as you come forward to receive the bread and wine. That person is part of the Prayer Ministry, people trained to pray for any anxieties or troubles you may have. If you would like prayer for any reason, please feel free to stop as you pass.
Audio-Video Team Are you a technologically capable person who would like to serve the church with your gifts? Good Shepherd is adding a volunteer team to run sound and the livestream for the 10:30 Sunday service. If this is a ministry that interests you, please reach out to Micah.
Morning Prayer This group 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 weekly email invitation in your inbox.
Morning prayer will resume meeting on this Monday, September 18.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets at 9:05am to walk through different books of the bible, verse by verse. Taught by a member of the pastoral staff in the main room of the parish hall. This class can be viewed in person or online each week by livestream.
Home Groups Home Groups exist to glorify God and build up the church through weekly gatherings where members of Good Shepherd and non-members alike may come to grow in fellowship and discipleship around God’s word.
Most Home Groups have resumed meeting. You can find information on locations in the paper update. Please check with your home group host or leader for more info.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner Good Shepherd offers a free nutritious meal to the people of Good Shepherd and the wider community on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30. If you are able, this is a great time to get to know others and enjoy a free and delicious meal.
Thursday Evening Bible Study This is a great place to connect with others and learn more about what God has to say to us through his word. The class is taught by The Rev. Jon Groves, and they are studying the gospel of Mark.
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study Each week men gather at 6:30am to share bible study and prayer time together. Men of any age are welcome to attend. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please email Pastor Matt, Jonathan Groves, or contact the church office. This class is currently studying the book of 1 John.
Women’s Bible Study meets at 4:30pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy teaches this study. If you’d like to join by zoom, please join the church email list and look for a link in the weekly update email.
Good Shepherd Youth Group The Good Shepherd Youth Group serves young adults by providing an engaging context for them to grow in:
1) Maturity in doctrine
2) Faithfulness to Christ
3) Service to others
Good Shepherd Food Pantry Did you know that Good Shepherd has a member food pantry? This pantry is a small room off the kitchen and is open to all members of Good Shepherd.
If you are in need, please feel free to make use of the pantry. If you’d like more information, please see Jenn Fowler.
|Daily Lectionary, Year I
60 Day Psalter Cycle
|Psalm 47, 48
1 Kings 9
1 Kings 10
|Psalm 52, 53, 54
1 Kings 11
|Psalm 56, 57
1 Kings 12
|Psalm 61, 62
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
Serving at Good Shepherd September 17, 2023
Serving at Good Shepherd September 24, 2023
Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Preacher: Matt Kennedy
Supporting Clergy: Anne Kennedy
Reader: Terry Ray
Usher: Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
Preacher: Jonathan Groves
Supporting Clergy: Anne Kennedy
Reader: Jenn Fowler
Usher: Terry Ray
Altar Guild: Amber Lovell
The Staff of Church of the Good Shepherd
The Vestry of the Good Shepherd
|Rector: Matthew Kennedy
Assistant Rector: Jonathan Groves
Assisting: Anne Kennedy
Director of Operations: Micah Lovell
Director of Music: Michael Berman
Admin. Assistant to the Rev. Kennedy: Mrs. Stephanie Warner
Director of Children’s Ministry: Anna Dreher
Janitor: Mr. Mike Roseboom
|Senior Warden: Tom Dinnel
Junior Warden: Scott Pineau
Treasurer: Christopher Emmons
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