Congregation Meeting: There will be a congregation meeting on Sunday, May 20th immediately following the 10:30 service. The agenda for this meeting is to discuss the 2018/2019 Budget. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Numana Meal Packing Event 2018: We will be hosting our meal packing event on Saturday, June 2, 1028. We packed 80,000 meals last year, but this year we hope to double that number and pack 160,000 meals. Double the meals will help double the children. This means we will need to raise $48,000 to make that happen. That is a big number, but we can break that number down. We will pack 740 boxes that contain 216 meals each. Each box is $65. We need just 740 donations of $65. Another way of looking at it is that each meal costs 30¢. For every .30¢ that is donated, we can provide one more meal. It happens just a little bit at a time. Donations can be made online by going to gs4nj.org/mealpacking. This link will take you to the donation page for our meal packing event on Numana’s website. If you would like to send a check, it can be made out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and specify “For Numana Meal Packing event” on the memo line.
Spare Change for Haiti: We will be collecting any spare change each week to help our Numana Meal Packing Event. There are baggies in the Narthex for you to take home and fill up and bring back on Sunday morning.
Sunday School News: Sunday, May 20th, will be the last day for Sunday School.
Summer Worship Schedule: On Sunday, May 27th we will begin our Summer Worship schedule. There will be ONE worship service beginning at 9 am with a Joyful Noise Celebration of Song and music. If you play an instrument, or have a song you would like to sing, please let us know on the connection card.
New Member Orientation: Join us for a new member orientation on Saturday, June 16 from 8 am-11:30 am. During the new member orientation, we will look at what we believe, what we value, and what it means to be a member of Good Shepherd. This is for everyone who desires to learn more about the church, is interested in becoming a member, or desires to review the basics of our faith. Sign up on line at www.gs4nj.org/new-member-orientation-june-16! After the orientation is over, you will have the opportunity to sign a new member covenant and then be received as a New Member of Good Shepherd.
Baptism Orientation: Are you Expecting or have in infant. Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 11:30 am for the baptism orientation. This orientation is for any parents who are interested in having their child baptized at Good Shepherd. The orientation will last approximately one hour. It will be led by Pastor Phil. We will look at what we as Lutherans believe and teach about baptism. We will also go through the commitments which parents make before the Lord on the day their child’s baptism. If parents are not members of Good Shepherd they should make arrangements to attend the New Member Orientation prior to the Baptism Orientation.
MOVIE Night: “I Can Only Imagine” (PG) Date change to: Friday, June 22nd at 7 pm. The Youth Group will be hosting this movie night, and there will be babysitting available. There will be a free will offering, and refreshments will be sold. ALL proceeds will go towards the kids going to the National Youth Gathering in July 2019
Paint Night: The Child Care Center and Congregation will be hosting a “Painting Party” on Friday, June 8 from 8 to 10 pm. The price for paint and materials is $35. The Painting Party includes everything you need for a night out; from the seasoned painter to the newbie, these painting classes have something for everyone. You will be guided by an experienced artist to create your own masterpiece. Come on out and enjoy fellowship with our Care Center Parents and Teachers. Please sign up on the connection card. Checks can be made out to GSCC and given to or Marie Bergfeldt.
VBS–Shipwrecked: There are all types of fun was you can help. We need group leaders, group guides, session leaders and helpers, and just bodies to be sure that all the kids have a fantastic time. It’s a week filled with fun and laughter for you and for the kids. VBS will run from July 30 – August 3 from 6 – 8 pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to or Susannah Bergfeldt. Sign up on today’s connection card.
Calligrapher Needed: Do you know the art of calligraphy? We are looking for someone to fill in certificates for Baptisms, Communion and Confirmation with names and dates. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Marie in the church office.
GSCC Summer Camp: The Children’s Center is expanding their Summer Camp Program to 5 full days (6 am to 6 pm). If you know someone with young children, please invite them to take a tour of the school and tell them about our Summer Program. If you need more details, please contact Marianne Krawiec — .
GSCC FUN Raiser Day Volunteers needed: This is the Children’s Center End of Year Fun day. It will be held on on Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday May 24th, starting around 9:30 am. We need volunteers to help set up and play some games with the kids. If you would like to help, please sign up on the connection card, or contact Marie in the church office.
Bowling Banquet: The end of the year bowling banquet will be on Friday, June 15th at 7 pm at the Tokyo Sushi and Hibachi Buffet in Freehold (same place as last year). Bowlers are free. Spouses/guests are $30 pp. Please let know if you are bringing a guest.
Mowers Needed: Spring, is upon us, and that means the grass is growing, and the weeds are popping up. If you are interested in helping keep the grounds, please sign up on today’s connection card. Even if you are already on the “team”, please sign up so we know who is going to continue to help with mowing, weeding, weed whacking, etc. If you have any questions, please see .
Shopping with Scrip! AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER! Be sure to go to the kitchen counter to pick up your gift cards. There are many cards to choose from. You can visit the website, shopwithscrip.com to purchase gift cards to hundreds of shops and restaurants. Support the ministry of your choosing. Good Shepherd’s code is F67D7L9421914.
May 20 – Confirmation Sunday – Last Day of Sunday School; Last week of two services
May 23 & 24 – Children’s Center “Fun Day” (need volunteers to hep with games and handing out ice pops)
May 25 – Fellowship Hall in Use 10 – 4
May 27 – Begin Summer Worship Schedule – 9 am
May 28 — Children’s Center and Church Office Closed: Happy Memorial Day
June 2, 2018 – Numana Meal Packing Event
June 8 – Paint Night 8 pm
June 18 – Children’s Center Graduations
June 22 – Movie Night “I Can Only Imagine” 7 pm (see bulletin for more information)
June 25 – Children’s Center Summer Camp Begins
July 4 – Children’s Center and Church Office Closed: Happy 4th of July
July 13 – Blake Flattley Concert
July 16 – 20 – Marie’s Vacation
July 22 – Blood Drive
July 30 – August 3 – VBS 6-8 pm