Verse of the Week :
He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”Luke 24:6-7, ESV
Haiti Meal Packing
Numana Meal Packing Event: Good Shepherd is once again partnering with Numana and McDivitt Elementary School to help prepare meals for children in Haiti on Saturday, June 1. Mark your calendars now! In 2017 we packaged 83,160 meals. In 2018 we packaged 90,452 meals. This year we hope to do the same or more. The next planning team meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 7 pm.
Loose Change for Haiti: We will be collecting loose change to help our Numana Meal Packing Event beginning on Sunday, March 3rd and go through May. Bring your spare change and put it in the jug in the Narthex each week. Every 30¢ is one more meal.
Confirmation and Youth News
First Communion Class: For all students in 6th grade, or who are in confirmation program and have not yet received first communion, there will be a first communion class on Saturday, April 27th at 10 am in the Sanctuary.
Cinco De Mayo Auction will be held on May 5th. Time to be determined, but mark your calendars now. This will be a meal and an auction event to help raise funds for the Youth to go to Minneapolis for the National Youth Gathering.
Spring Clean Up Day: Our next work day is schedules for Saturday, May 4th with a rain date of May 11th. All are welcome to come and help. There are many jobs to get done. Some big some small. Easy and hard. Will train as you go. Please email Mike Lanzafama if you can help out.
ALOA (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action) of the NJ District is hosting a conference at Good Shepherd called Transitions: Navigating Life’s Changes: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9am – 3:30pm. To learn more you can download the flyer. You can register at njdistrict.org/events
Garden Helpers / Mowers: Yes, it is that time again. We are in need of people to help keep the church and school grounds looking beautiful. We need people to mow the lawns, and help with weeding etc. We will train you on the mowers if you need help with that. If you can help, please contact Maureen Puricelli.
Mission Classic Golf Outing: On May 16, 2019, the NJ District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod will be sponsoring its annual Mission Classic Golf Outing. Each year a speciﬁc charity is designated as the beneﬁciary of the funds raised by this event. This year’s charity is our Kairos Network, which trains pastors to be church planters in various locations throughout the state. Part of the day’s events includes a tricky tray auction. We are asking for donations for our tricky tray in the form of gift cards, gift baskets, or gift certiﬁcates for grocery stores, restaurants, Starbucks, movie theaters, specialty shops, etc. If you would be interested in playing, contact Pastor Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOPPING WITH SCRIP
$2000 was donated to the church by the people who purchased gift cards. It is so easy everyone can help. You get dollar for dollar on each card, and the church/school make money on EVERY card that is sold. Be sure to stop at the kitchen counter and see what is available, or order from the 1000’s available on the website. 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.
- April 13 – Rehearsal for Holy Week 10 am – singers and musicians
- April 14 – Palm Sunday; Sunday School Bible Buck Exchange
- April 18 – Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm; run through of Good Friday Service 8 pm
- April 19 – Good Friday Service 7 pm
- April 20 – Easter Egg Hunt, 9 am & 10:45; Set up for Easter Breakfast; Shop-Rite Bagging for Numana 9 – 4
- April 21 – Easter Sunday; services at 9 and 10:30 am – NO Sunday School; Easter Breakfast
- April 27 – First Communion Class 10 am
- May 4 — Spring Clean Up Day (rain date May 11)
- May 5 – First Communion Sunday
- May 12 — Mother’s Day (NO Sunday School)
- May 13 — Vision Team Meeting 5 pm
- May 19 – Confirmation Sunday
- June 1 – Numana Meal Packing Event