SPECIAL WORK DAY: Saturday, April 7th starting at 8:30. This day will be dedicated to taking care of all the dead trees and downed branches around our church property. If you have an ax, chain saw or tree trimmer, please bring them with you. We will have some here also, but the more we have the quicker we can clean up. If you have any questions, please call in the church office — 732-679-8883.
GSCC Summer Camp: The Children’s Center is expanding their Summer Camp Program to 5 full days (6 am to 6 pm). There is information in the Narthex, or you can go on the website and get more information.
Easter Breakfast: Please join us in the fellowship hall for Easter breakfast. The meal will be served from 9:45 (10:30 members come early and enjoy breakfast before worship service), until 10:45 (9 am members enjoy breakfast after service) There will be a free will offering collected.
Children’s Center Events: Saturday, April 7th there will be an Open House from 10 am – 1 pm. April 17th is the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser, and on April 25th and 26th, the children will have a visit from Kidzdent in honor of Dental Health Month. Sumer Camp Registrations are open, there are forms in the Narthex for you to use. If you know of someone with young children, invite them to the Open House, and tell them about our Summer Camp.
Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser: On Tuesday, April 17th from 4 – 10 pm, The Good Shepherd Children’s Center will be hosting a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse, in Parlin. (Tuesday night is kids night so there is always something special for them.) 10% of each bill will be donated to the Children’s Center. Faith Caban has ordered Texas Roadhouse gift cards for you to purchase, so not only are you helping the Children’s Center, but by purchasing a gift card, you will be helping the church too. This is a Win Win for both. Flyers will be available on the Kitchen counter (near the gift cards), and on the bulletin boards. You can also download a flyer on the church website.
Spring Work Day: Mark your calendars; Spring Work Day will be Saturday, May 5th starting 8:30 am. There are always many different types of jobs to be done in and around the church, and the more hands the better.
Bagging at Shoprite: On Saturday, May 12th, we will be bagging groceries at the Shop Rite on Route 9 North from 10 am – 4 pm. There will be a sign- up sheet in the Narthex. You can take a two-hour shift, or stay the whole time, what ever works into your schedule. ALL proceeds will go towards the Numana Meal Packing Event. If you have any questions, please see Mike Lanzafama or Martha Beth.
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.
Listen to Sermons Online. Did you miss a Sunday Worship? Listen to the Sunday Sermons at gs4nj.org/podcast.
Shopping with Scrip! AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER! Don’t forget to get your Texas Roadhouse gift cards. Be sure to go to the kitchen counter and pick up your gift cards. There are many cards to choose from, or you can visit shopwithscrip.com to purchase gift cards to hundreds of shops and restaurants. Support the ministry of your choosing. Good Shepherd’s code is F67D7L9421914.
April 2 – Church Office Closed
April 7 – Tree cleanup day 8:30 am; Children’s Center Open House
April 9 – Numana Meal Packing Meeting
April 13 – 15 – Confirmation Retreat
April 17 – Texas Road House Fundraiser for Children’s Center 4 – 10 pm
April 28 – First Communion Class 10 am
May 5 – Spring Work Day 8:30 am
May 6 – First Communion Sunday
May 12 – Bagging Groceries at Shop Rite on Route 9 N
May 20 – Confirmation Sunday
June 2, 2018 – Numana Meal Packing Event
July 30 – August 3 – VBS 6-8 pm