Verse of the Week
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV
New Beginnings Sunday
Join us on Sunday, September 8 for New Beginnings Sunday. There will be one worship that day at 10am. We will be celebrating the beginning of the new school year. We also have some new plans for renovations of the church building that we will also be anticipating.
Following the worship service we will have our church picnic outside. We will have music, games, food, and fun.
As a reminder, we have switched to a Summer Worship Schedule. There will be one worship service during the summer at 9:30 am with no Sunday School. Nursery Care is available for children 5 years old and younger. We will return to the two worship schedule on September 15.
Lily Anniversary Celebration
We will be celebrating Lily’s 5th anniversary here at Good Shepherd on Sunday, August 25th immediately following the 9:30 service. Abraham, the comfort dog from New York will also be here, and some of the people who she visits will be here also. Lily is very busy with visits to schools; nursing homes, and sometimes the Library. Lily also is called to serve outside of our area. She has gone to Boston, Connecticut, Long Island and attended the National Youth Gathering in Minnesota in July. These trips are very expensive so if you would like to contribute to help pay for some of Lily’s travel expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. Please mark your calendars and come celebrate Lily’s anniversary.
Men’s Bible Study
Join us at 8:15am on Sunday Mornings during the remainder of the summer in the Resource for Men’s Bible Study. These studies are led by Jeff Campbell.
We will be celebrating the new school year on Sunday, September 8 with our New Beginnings worship, blessing of the backpacks, and church picnic. Sunday School classes will begin on September 15 and will be held during the 9am worship.
We looking for volunteers to serve this important ministry. We will be hosting a meeting for all Sunday School volunteers following worship on August 25. If you are willing to serve or would like more information, please email our church office at email@example.com.
New Member Orientation
Join us for a new member orientation on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:30am-12:00pm. 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-ups will be available in September.
We are excited to announce that we have scheduled a Men’s Retreat for January 24-26, 2020 at St. Joseph’s by the Sea Retreat House in Mantoloking, NJ. We are a long way away from that date now, so we will provide more information in the coming months. But make sure to mark your calendar now to save the date.
We are putting together a security team. The first gathering of this team will take place on Sunday, September 15 after the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to be part of this team, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a question for God? Is there something you would like to learn about faith and life in Christ? Do you wonder what God has to say about a certain issue? Our current message series is BIG QUESTIONS. During this series, we will be answering the questions which have been submitted by you.
As always, you can listen and/or watch all our sermons at gs4nj.org/podcast.
Shopping with Scrip
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.
- August 24 — Men’s Ministry Planning Meeting 8:30 am
- August 25 — Lily’s 5th Anniversary Party (10:30 am); Sunday School Teacher/Assistant Meeting
- August 27 –– Deacon’s Meeting 7 pm
- September 2 – Church Office Closed — Happy Labor Day
- September 8 — New Beginnings Sunday & Church Picnic; One Service at 10 am
- September 15 — Sunday School Begins 9 am; Worship Services at 9 and 10:30 am
- January 24 – 26, 2020 — Men’s Retreat
See all our events the our church calendar at gs4nj.org/calendar