ATTENTION: We will switch to a Summer Worship Schedule on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26. There will be one worship service during the summer at
Verse of the Week :
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes .”1 Corinthians 11:26; ESV
Haiti Meal Packing
Numana Meal Packing Event Is right around the corner. We only have 3 weeks until the event. Donations can be made online by going to gs4nj.org/mealpacking. This link will take you to the donation page for our meal packing event on Numana’s website. If you would like to send a check, it can be made out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and specify “Numana Meal Packing event” on the memo line.
Update: We have raised about $9000 to date. We still have $14,000 to reach our goal and only four weeks until the deadline. Help us get the word out to make this happen!
Loose Change for Haiti: We will be collecting loose change to help our Numana Meal Packing Event beginning on Sunday, March 3rd and go through May. Bring your spare change and put it in the jug in the Narthex each week. Every 30¢ is one more meal.
Congregation Meeting: Mark your calendars, our congregation budget meeting will be on Sunday, June 2nd following the 9:30 worship service.
Cinco De Mayo Lunch and Auction is now scheduled for: Saturday, June 8th at 5 pm. Email the church office to RSVP you will be attending. There will be food and an auction. All funds raised go toward the youth attending to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in July.
Garden Helpers / Mowers: Yes, it is that time again. We are in need of people to help keep the church and school grounds looking beautiful. We need people to mow the lawns, and help with weeding etc. We will train you on the mowers if you need help with that. If you can help, please contact Maureen Puricelli.
Retirement Brunch: Please join us on Sunday, June 23rd immediately following the 9:30 service to honor Millie Junco for her many years of service to Good Shepherd Children’s Center. Millie has been part of the school for 14 years. Please join us as we wish her well and thanks for her many years of dedication to the children.
ALOA (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action) of the NJ District is hosting a conference at Good Shepherd called Transitions: Navigating Life’s Changes on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9am – 3:30pm. To learn more you can download the flyer. You can register at njdistrict.org/events
Mission Classic Golf Outing: On May 16, 2019, the NJ District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod will be sponsoring its annual Mission Classic Golf Outing. Each year a speciﬁc charity is designated as the beneﬁciary of the funds raised by this event. This year’s charity is our Kairos Network, which trains pastors to be church planters in various locations throughout the state. Part of the day’s events includes a tricky tray auction. We are asking for donations for our tricky tray in the form of gift cards, gift baskets, or gift certiﬁcates for grocery stores, restaurants, Starbucks, movie theaters, specialty shops, etc. If you would be interested in playing, contact Pastor Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
- May 9 — Meal Packing Meeting 7 pm
- May 11 – Men’s Ministry Planning Meeting 8:30 am; ALOA 9 – 3:30
- May 12 — Mother’s Day (NO Sunday School)
- May 13 — Vision Team Meeting 5 pm
- May 14 –– Deacons Meeting
- May 19 – Confirmation Sunday
- May 27 — Church Office and Children’s Center Closed
- June 1 – Numana Meal Packing Event
- June 2 — Congregation Budget Meeting 11 am
- June 8 — Youth Fund Raiser – Taco Diner and Auction
- June 23 — Retirement Brunch for Millie Junco
- June 24 — Children’s Center Graduations