What’s Happening at Good Shepherd This Week
Choir Practice The choir is reconvening! Choir practice begins again Wednesday September 8th in the evenings. Please contact Michael if you’re in the choir about the times, and if you’re interested in joining.
Acolyte Practice Jon is running an Acolyte Practice for all acolytes (both crucifers and tapers) after the 10:30 service on September 19. If you are interested in being an acolyte, contact Jon, or come straight to the practice.
Children’s Department Parent Meeting Anne and Jon would love to meet with parents of children 0 to 14 years old during the 9:15 Sunday school hour on September 12 to talk about the forth coming year. Watch for more details!
Shepherd’s Bowl Announcement As of September 2, we will be back to serving dinner indoors at 5:30pm. The doors to the building will be opened at 5pm and will close at 6:30.
Coffee Hour As you may have heard, coffee hour has resumed! While we are not serving lunch, there will be coffee and tea available after the 10:30 service in the parish hall each Sunday. If you would like to help with this ministry by making a couple of pots of coffee one Sunday a month, please contact Steph or Carrie Nelson.
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.
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. Morning prayer begins again on September 7. Join the parish email list and look for a daily email invitation in your inbox when we resume in the fall.
Sunday Morning Worship
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: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Ps 146; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:31-37
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 Deuteronomy 4:1-9. You can find his sermon ‘A God so Near’ 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? This week they talked about Cynical Theories and how that worldview is creeping into the church. You can listen here.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all of the older podcasts here.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study This Tuesday morning we finished Obadiah and started Jonah. 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 bible study remains on hiatus.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study The Men’s bible study meets at 6am each Friday morning.
Weekly Bible Readings
Serving at Good Shepherd
|Serving at Good Shepherd September 5, 2021||Serving at Good Shepherd September 12, 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): Christine Osgood
Altar: Christine Osgood
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: Karen Berman
Shepherd’s Bowl: Johnathan Groves with Team 4
Tellers: Helen Cetton and Tom Dinnel
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