Youth Group Resumes The Good Shepherd Youth Group starts up again this Sunday from 6-7:30pm.
This Sunday we are picking up our study of Hebrews again and will be continuing through Hebrews 11. Also, this Sunday, youth are invited to come 30 minutes to an hour early to enjoy cake as we celebrate a birthday!
Volunteers for Tech Team Are you a technologically capable person who would like to serve the church with your gifts? Good Shepherd is looking add a volunteer team to run sound and the livestream for our services. If this is a ministry that interests you, please reach out to Micah.
Morning Prayer Resumes Morning Prayer by zoom will be resuming on Monday, September 12. The link to the class will be attached to the weekly update email each week.
“Sex and Identity: a Summit on God’s Design.” Garry Ingraham, the director of the Love and Truth Network, preached and taught Christian Education on Sunday in July this past summer. He will be back with us October 5th to host this event. Everyone at Good Shepherd is invited to attend.
Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Location: Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd
Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided. Lunch is not provided, however there will be a time to go and get lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own.
To register go to: https://events.idonate.com/sex-and-identity-summit-good-shepherd
Church Picnic Last Sunday Good Shepherd hosted a very different church picnic! Although we had plans to grill out and have loads of fun outdoor activities, the Divine Weatherman had other plans!
Many people were in attendance, and we had a wonderful (and hearty) lunch. Martha ran games for the kids, and Rich and Scott slaved away over the stove to cook up loads of hamburgers and hotdogs. We had an excellent set up and clean up crew in place, and it turned out to be a pretty great time, even though it was all held in the parish hall! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful event, and for everyone who brought food!
Book Study of Generation to Generation
The second meeting of the Generation to Generation book study in which we continued to explore the concepts covered in chapter one of the book, was be held by zoom last Saturday.
We plan to meet every month as we work through the book. If you would like to join us, or if you’d like to watch the recordings, please email the office.
Chili Cookoff! This year’s annual chili cookoff will be held on October 2 directly after the 10:30 service. We’ll have three categories:
- Meat (traditional pork/beef-based chili)
- Non-Traditional (white chili, chicken chili, etc.)
If you would like to enter the competition, please make sure your chili is present before the 10:30 service, labeled with your name and the name of your chili.
If you would like to be a judge, please let Steph know.
Home Groups Home Groups begin meeting this week. Please see the above blurb for more information on times and places!
Sunday Worship and Holy Eucharist 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 remain socially distanced throughout the service. The 8am service is not currently being live-streamed.
The 10:30am service You can download a PDF copy of the service bulletin here.
The lectionary readings for this Sunday are: Amos 8:4-12, Psalm 138, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, and Luke 16:1-13.
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. As always, thank you for your great generosity and kind support.
Shepherd’s Bowl Community Dinner A Community Dinner is served every Thursday evening at 5:30pm in the parish hall, a fresh tasty meal served by cheerful volunteers. This is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere for church and community members to come and enjoy, regardless of income. Terry Ray leads a beginners Bible study at 6:00 and anyone is welcome to attend. Please find our page on Facebook, Shepherd’s Bowl Free Community Meal, and follow, like and share posts, and invite friends. It all helps! As we try to regrow our attendance, we especially invite church members to come and eat and help welcome visitors. We are also in need of volunteers. If you’d like to join a team, can be available as a sub, or are even interested in being a cook, contact Martha Rice or Mary Schuster.
Last Sunday’s Sermon Last week Matt preached on Luke 15:1-10. You can listen or watch ‘The Sinners were Drawing Near to Hear Him’ here. You can find previous sermons here.
Christian Education If you missed Christian Ed on Sunday, Matt gave a summary on what we’ve covered so far in Carl S. Trueman’s book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.
You can catch that class here.
You can find previous Christian Education classes here.
Zoom Morning Prayer This service normally 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.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday Morning we continued our series on The Parables of Christ. You can watch here. We began with the Parable of the Ten Minas.
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 meets in person at 6pm in the classroom area. Jonathan Groves is leading the class through the book of Judges. 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, and they are currently studying the book of Jeremiah.
Women’s Bible Study This study is meeting at 4:30 pm on Friday afternoons in the Parish Hall. Anne Kennedy is leading and they are discussing the book of Proverbs. Children are welcome—as in, we hope to have some childcare available. If you’d like to join by zoom, please join the church email list and look for a link in the weekly update email.
|Weekly Bible Reading|
|Psalm 58, 60
|Psalm 63, 64
|Psalm 65, 67
|Serving at Good Shepherd September 18, 2022||Serving at Good Shepherd September 25, 2022|
|8am Celebrant: Bp. Julian Dobbs
8am Preacher: Bp. Julian Dobbs
8am Assistant: Matt Kennedy, Jonathan Groves
8am Reader: Terry Ray
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Bp. Julian Dobbs
10:30am Preacher: Bp. Julian Dobbs
10:30am Assistant: Matt Kennedy, Jonathan Groves
10:30am Reader: Christine Osgood
10:30am Crucifer: Aedan Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Murielle and Gwendolyn Kennedy
10:30am Usher: Ben Murphy
Tellers: Tom Dinnel, Eric Radman
Altar Guild: Karen Berman
Nursery: Jaime, Abigail, and Tal
Shepherds Bowl: Jonathan Groves with Team 4
|8am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
8am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
8am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
8am Reader: Terry Ray
8am Usher: Terry Ray
10:30am Celebrant: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Preacher: Matt Kennedy
10:30am Assistant: Jonathan Groves
10:30am Reader: Brett Dewing
10:30am Crucifer: Rowan Kennedy
10:30am Acolytes: Ellie Pineau and Elinor Kennedy
10:30am Usher: Ben Manwaring
Tellers: Scott Pineau, Don Dean
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Nursery: Anna and Timothy
Shepherds Bowl: Mary Restino with Team 5
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