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 week we 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, please use the sign up sheets in the Narthex to pick the day you wish to be involved.
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.
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:
Thank You to our Children’s Center Staff .Be sure to join us in the Fellowship hall for a special luncheon in your honor.
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
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.
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 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.
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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.