Verse of the Month
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”Philippians 2:9-11, ESV
Haiti Meal Packing 2020
Our next Community Haiti Meal Packing Event is set for Saturday, June 6. It is still several months away, but the planning starts now. We will have our first organizational planning meeting on Tuesday, February 4 at 7pm in the Resource Room. If you are interested in being part of the planning team, come and join us. We would love to have you as part of the team.
Men’s Bible Study
Deacon Jeff Campbell will be hosting a Men’s Bible study on Saturday mornings at 8 am. Bible Study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Our next Bible Study is Saturday, January 11 at 8am in the Resource Room. We will be following Pastor Phil’s message series and study Philippians.
Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study will begin on Monday, February 10 at 7pm. The topic of the study will be Great Women of the Bible. It will be led by Randi Rutan and Sonya Hansen.
New Member Orientation
Our next New Member Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at 8 am. Registration will begin in February. There will also be a Baptism Orientation at 11:30 am for all parents who are interested in having their children baptized at Good Shepherd.
New Message Series
Our message series for the month of January and February is on the Book of Philippians. Join us going deep into the Epistle of joy. During this series, Pastor Phil has three challenges for you to participate in. You can learn more about them in the first message of the series. These challenges are to:
- Read Philippians in one sitting (15 minutes)
- Read it repeatedly (weekly or daily)
- Read different translations
Daily Bible Readings
Read the Bible in 2020. Get the Good Shepherd Daily Bible readings at gs4nj.org/biblereadings
The Confirmation Class is working on making blankets for Project Linus. We are in need of 60 x 60 inches blanket material to make these blankets. There will be a box on the stage to leave the material. If you cannot get material, monetary donations are welcome and appreciated as well.
We have a “security team” that is trying to develop a plan and procedures for our facility in the event we have an emergency (i.e. active shooter, or unknown threat at the school or church, fire). If you would be interested in being a part of this planning team, please email the church office. The next meeting for this planning team will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 after the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to be part of this planning team, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next blood drive is scheduled for February 16. You can sign up to volunteer or donate on our website. We received 41 units during our last Blood Drive. That is a new record! Let’s get even more this time.
We recently received a “thank you” letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for our Angel Tree gifts during Christmas. You can read the letter here.
Shopping with Scrip
Get your Gift cards from SCRIP! Stores that are available weekly are Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Acme, ShopRite and more, there are also some Amazon Gift cards. Be sure to stop at the kitchen counter and see what is new. Order forms are available for 1000’s of other cards that are available on the website. Families can now pay for gift cards with credit cards online or you can link to your bank account. Credit card types that are accepted are Visa and Mastercard. Credit card payments are only available to families who can pay online. Good Shepherd’s code F67D7L9421914. Good Shepherd’s code F67D7L9421914.
Shopping with Amazon
Did you know that when you shop on Amazon that a portion of your purchase can be donated to Good Shepherd? Instead of typing www.amazon.com in your browser, just type smile.amazon.com and chose the cause of your choice.
- January 26 — Security Team Meeting
- January 27 – 31 — Children’s Center Book Fair
- February 1 — Vision Team 8 am
- February 4 — Meal Packing Planning Meeting at 7 pm
- February 7 – 9 — Confirmation Retreat
- February 8 & 22 –– Men’s Bible Study 8 am
- February 10 — Women’s Bible Study 7 pm
- February 16 — Blood Drive 8 am – 1 pm
- February 26 — Ash Wednesday Service 7 pm
- April 9 — Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm
- April 10 — Good Friday Service 7 pm
- April 11 – Easter Egg Hunt
- April 12 — Easter Sunday
- May 3 — First Communion Sunday
- May 17 — Confirmation Sunday
See all our events on our church calendar at gs4nj.org/calendar