Annual BU Student Visit This Sunday the InterVarsity ministry will be bringing several students from the BU campus to Good Shepherd as part of a tour of local churches to introduce them to different congregations, and help them find places to worship and connect while they are away at school. We expect around 10 students to be joining us for the 10:30 service this Sunday. Please do stop and say hello and make them feel welcome (in a socially distant sort of way).
Welcome! It is our pleasure to congratulate the Manwaring family on the arrival of their daughter, Eliza Mae. Most importantly, please pray for their family as they adjust to life with a new baby. As is the tradition at Good Shepherd, even in these strange times, we encourage the congregation to consider bringing meals to the family so that we can help ease the first few weeks of life with a new family member. If you are able to provide a meal, that would be great! They have no allergies but dislike seafood, peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms. Please call or text ahead before dropping off the meal. You can sign up on the schedule here: https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=EBDS5187&welcome=1
Youth Group has resumed meeting!
The meetings will be held in the sanctuary of GS to maintain social distancing suggestions. Masks will not be required as there is plenty of room to keep healthy space between all members.
If any child is showing symptoms of illness or running a fever, please keep the entire family home to help prevent the spread of illnesses.
Please join us in praying for a wonderful new year of ministry, worship, and growth for the youth of Good Shepherd.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study has resumed. This class is currently studying the book of Ephesians, and have picked back up where they left off in chapter 5. This class can be watched in person at 360 Conklin Ave. in the parish hall, and can also be viewed online. If you missed last week’s class, you can watch it here.
Thursday Evening Bible Study has also resumed. This class is currently studying the book of Ruth. If you missed the first class, you can watch it here.
Friday Morning Men’s Breakfast will continue to meet as usual.
Mission Groups exist to bring glory to God as we help each other become more like Christ for the sake of His kingdom and church. If you are looking for a way to get involved, grow in community, and deepen your understanding of God’s word, Mission Groups are for you. And we are excited to start them up again this month! Please consider the list below, and if you are interested in joining any particular group, please contact that leader. If you have any questions, or would like to host or lead a group yourself, please talk with Jonathan Groves.
All Mission Groups will begin meeting between September 20-26.
See the paper bulletin on Sunday for more information on dates and locations.
Women’s Bible Study The women’s bible study is still paused for the time being. Please see Christine Osgood for more information.
Sunday Morning Worship and Christian Ed
Both the 8am Service and the 10:30 service will be held in person at Good Shepherd each Sunday. We ask that if you come into the building for the services that you wear a mask unless you are unable, due to health reasons, and that social distancing be practiced at all times. Christian Education will still be live-streamed and is open to the public, however the class is being taught in the outdoor area in the tent near the garage. The 8am Worship service will not be live-streamed, but the 10:30 service will be available to experience online as well as in person on the property in both the sanctuary and the outdoor worship space.
Christian Education will begin at 9:15 and will be available at this link. Currently, Matt Kennedy is teaching a series called Controversies of the Apostolic Age.
If you missed Christian Ed last Sunday, you can watch it here.
The live-stream of the 10:30 service will be posted on Facebook each week. The stream will begin on Sunday starting at 10:20am but the service will not start until 10:30am. You should be able to access it at this link. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you will still be able to view all of the services, classes and studies.
You can download the bulletin, including the scripture readings if you click on this link. In the bulletin, you’ll notice that there are links in the offertory section to take you out to two different means of giving electronically. If you would like to send your tithe electronically, these are the best ways to do so. You can still send your tithe in by traditional mail as well.
Serving at Good Shepherd this Week
Altar Guild: Karen Carlton
Shepherd’s Bowl Cook: Amanda Rabineau
Shepherd’s Bowl Team: Team 4
Usher (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (8:00): Terry Ray
Reader (10:30): Brett DeWing
Usher (10:30): Chris Jones
Tellers: Tom Dinnel, Martha Rice
Weekly Bible Readings
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