Verse of the Week
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”(Matthew 6:25, ESV)
Join us for Ash Wednesday worship on March 6, starting at 7 pm. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, 40 days leading up to Easter. On this evening, we will participate in Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.
Calling all musicians! Join us on Saturday, March 2 from 11 am-1 pm. We will be coming together to play different music, both Christian and secular. It is an opportunity to sharpen our skills, learn from others, and gain experience playing with others. It doesn’t matter your skill level. It is a great opportunity for new musicians to learn from more experienced musicians and for more experienced musicians to share their knowledge. Everyone is welcome! And we will finish the session with pizza!
New Member & Baptism Orientations
New Member Orientation: Join us for a new member orientation on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8am-11:30am. 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.
Baptism Orientation: Good Shepherd Church of Old Bridge is hosting a baptism orientation on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 11:30 AM. This orientation is for any parents who are interested in having their child baptized at Good Shepherd. The orientation will last approximately one hour.
The Confirmation Program can be a little costly for some families. If you would like to help, you can donate towards the confirmation program, please do so by using the envelope in the pew and clearly marking it “Confirmation Program”.
Confirmation Class is looking for donations of material (60 x 60) or monetary donations to make blankets. There will be a collection for material on the stage in the fellowship hall, and a collection box for money in the Narthex on the table by the Sunday School Sign in. If you have any questions, please see Doreen Humiston.
THRIVENT LUNCH & LEARN: Dinner will be served; Sunday, March 10th at 4 pm. Turn retirement concerns into confidence. Get positive, professional guidance from a membership organization of Christians that have been helping its members be wise with money and live generously for more than 100 years. Learn about Economic Update, Social Security: Timing is Everything, Income taxes
THRIVENT Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars from 2018 expire March 31st, so get your designations in asap. This can be done online at Thrivent.com using your personal login or over the
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 Monday, March 18th at 7 pm. We will also be stuffing and labeling envelopes to mail out on Thursday, March 7th at 7 pm.
Youth Giving Envelopes
Youth Group Fund Raiser for the July 2019 National Youth Gathering in Minnesota. Take an envelope and put that amount or any amount higher in it and return by March 3rd. Envelopes range from $1.00 to $50.00. Thank You for your support. If you have any questions, please see Rachel Bergfeldt or any of the youth going on the trip. The youth that are going are: Skylar & Ryan Andersen, Dorien & Tommy Byrnes, and Abby Ressler. The leaders going are Dan & Rachel Bergfeldt, and Pastor Phil. Keep them all in your prayers are they prepare for this great adventure.
Flowers on the Altar
If you would like to have flowers on the altar for any occasion; i.e. birthday, anniversary, Glory to God, etc. Please sign up in the book on the table in the Narthex under the TV. Flowers are $30 each. Any questions, please see Marie Bergfeldt.
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. There are a few special cards for purchase right now: Cold Stone, Panera, Bed Bath and Beyond, Regal Theatre, along with the regulars like Walmart, ShopRite, Acme, etc. 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.
To see full church calendar visit gs4nj.org/calendar
- February 28 – Admin Board Meeting 7 pm
- Feb 28–March 4 – Church office closed
- March 2 – Jam Day (all welcome) 11 am – 1 pm
- March 6 – Ash Wednesday Service @ 7 pm
- March 7 – Meal Packing Planning Team 7 pm; B&G Meeting 7:30 pm
- March 10 – Thrivent Lunch & Learn 4 pm
- March 16 – AA Anniversary Meeting
- March 18 – Numana Meal Planning Team 7 pm
- March 30 – New Member Orientation 8 am; Baptism Orientation 11:30