Verse of the Week:
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” (Philippians 2:14–16, ESV)
New Member Orientation: Join us for a new member orientation on Saturday, March 30, 2019 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. Please visit our website: gs4nj.org.
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.
Confirmation Program: 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”.
Blood Drive: Our next Blood Drive will be on Sunday, February 17th from 8 am – 2 pm. Please sign up for your appointment on line at tinyurl.com/good-shepherd-drive or by calling 800-933-2566.
Children’s Center News:
Job Opportunities: The Children’s center is looking for substitute teachers. Hours are varying. If you are interested, please call Marianne at 732-679-8887 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU: To the Congregation of Good Shepherd: The kindness shown by each of you and the caring thoughts given were very touching and are truly appreciated. Thank you for your thoughtful recognition and the luncheon was very much appreciated. Thank You, with sincere appreciation, The staff at Good Shepherd Children’s Center
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 Tuesday, February 12th at 7 pm. If you would like to be on the planning team, let us know on your connection card.
LWML NJ District –Multicultural Potluck: Saturday, February 23; 12 – 3 pm at Somerset Hills LC; 350 Lake Road, Basking Ridge, NJ sign up at lwmlnj.org — Bring a dish RSVP to email@example.com 908-392-5549
$2000 Profit from Shopping with Scrip: Shopping with is at the KITCHEN COUNTER! It is so easy everyone can help. We were able to raise $2000 with just a few people purchasing gift cards. You get dollar for dollar on each card, and the church/school make money on EVERY card that is sold. There are a few left over cards from Christmas; i.e. Cold Stone, Panera, Bed Bath and Beyond, Regal Theater, 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.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
- SUNDAY: Worship Services at 9 & 10:30 am; Sunday School 9 am (Women at the Well, Superbowl day: Wear something to represent your favorite NFL team) Joining Jesus 10:30 am in Resource Room
- MONDAY: NA Group 7 pm; Joining Jesus – 7 pm
- TUESDAY: Deacons Meeting 7 pm
- WEDNESDAY: Children’s Center Chapel 9:30 am; Joining Jesus 12 pm & 7 pm in the Altar Guild Room; GA Group 7 pm
- SATURDAY: AA 8:30 am
- SUNDAY: Worship Services at 9 & 10:30 am; Sunday School 9 am (A Storm: All About Love: Wear Red or White); Joining Jesus 10:30 am in Resource Room