Verse of the Week: And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17, ESV)
Joining Jesus on His Mission: God has called each of us to join Jesus on His Mission, but many of us struggle in figuring out how to do that. This coming January, Good Shepherd will be launching new groups to help us learn how to do it and encourage us to follow through. If you would be interested in being part of one of these groups or leading a group as a facilitator, let us know on your connection card.
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.
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”.
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 email@example.com
Open House: The Children’s Center will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, January 26th from 10 – 2. If you know of anyone with small children, be sure to let them know about the open house.
National Lutheran School Week: January 28 – February 2, 2019 is National Lutheran School Week. In honor of this, we will be hosting a pot luck lunch for the teachers and families of our Children’s Center. We invite all members of the congregation to join us at the 10:30 service followed by the luncheon and meet the staff and their families. Please be sure to sign up on your connection card, or on the inserted flyer. We need: people to help with set up and clean up; Food: sandwiches, pasta dishes, chicken, meatballs, soda, water, tea, coffee, etc, and desserts: cake, pie cookies, etc. Please sign up on today’s connection card and let us know what you can bring and if you can help with set up or clean up. Everyone is invited to share a meal and fellowship with the staff.
On Monday and Tuesday, January 28 & 29, we will be hosting a “breakfast” for the parents who drop off their kids. This will begin at 6 am, and we will need volunteers to help with set up/clean up and serving. We will be servicing coffee, tea, hot coco, bagels, mini muffins and small quiches. Please let me know if you can donate towards this, or if you can help.
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. We are now putting together the planning team together for this event. The first planning team meeting will be held on Monday, January 14 at 7 pm. If you would like to be on the planning team, let us know on your connection card.
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