Numana Meal Packing Event 2018: We will be hosting our meal packing event on Saturday, June 2, 1028. We packed 80,000 meals last year, but this year we hope to double that number and pack 160,000 meals. Double the meals will help double the children. This means we will need to raise $48,000 to make that happen. That is a big number, but we can break that number down. We will pack 740 boxes that contain 216 meals each. Each box is $65. We need just 740 donations of $65. Another way of looking at it is that each meal costs 30¢. For every .30¢ that is donated, we can provide one more meal. It happens just a little bit at a time. 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 “For Numana Meal Packing event” on the memo line.
Spare Change for Haiti: We will be collecting any spare change each week to help our Numana Meal Packing Event. There are baggies in the Narthex for you to take home and fill up and bring back on Sunday morning.
Bagging at Shoprite: On Saturday, May 12th, we will be bagging groceries at the Shop Rite on Route 9 North from 10 am – 4 pm. There will be a sign- up sheet in the Narthex. You can take a two-hour shift, or stay the whole time, whatever works into your schedule. ALL proceeds will go towards the Numana Meal Packing Event. Stop by the ShopRite on Route 9 North and support the “baggers.” If you volunteered to help that day, be sure to wear your green “We Think Outside The Box” shirt from last year. If you don’t have one, try and wear a bright colored shirt.
New Member Orientation: Join us for a new member orientation on Saturday, June 16 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. Sign up on line at www.gs4nj.org/new-member-orientation-june-16! After the orientation is over, you will have the opportunity to sign a new member covenant and then be received as a New Member of Good Shepherd.
Baptism Orientation: Are you Expecting or have in infant. Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 11:30 am for the baptism orientation. This orientation is for any parents who are interested in having their child baptized at Good Shepherd. The orientation will last approximately one hour. It will be led by Pastor Phil. We will look at what we as Lutherans believe and teach about baptism. We will also go through the commitments which parents make before the Lord on the day their child’s baptism. If parents are not members of Good Shepherd they should make arrangements to attend the New Member Orientation prior to the Baptism Orientation. You can sign up on the church website: gs4nj.org
Sunday School: Please note, the last day for Sunday School will be on Sunday, May 20th.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Summer Worship schedule will begin on May 27 with one service at 9 am. Be sure to mark you calendars. Along with this schedule, one Sunday each month there will be a Fellowship Brunch severed by different groups.
June 10, 10:15 am: Fellowship Brunch (Served by Deacons)
July 15, 10:15 am: Fellowship Brunch (Served by Admin Board)
August 12, 10:15 am: Fellowship Brunch (Served by Youth, Fundraiser for Gathering)
MOVIE Night: DATE CHANGED: “I Can Only Imagine” (PG) The Youth Group will be hosting a movie night on Friday, June 22nd at 7 pm. There will be babysitting available. There will be a free will offering, and refreshments will be sold. ALL proceeds will go towards the kids going to the National Youth Gathering in July 2019
VBS–Shipwrecked: There are all types of fun was you can help. We need group leaders, group guides, session leaders and helpers, and just bodies to be sure that all the kids have a fantastic time. It’s a week filled with fun and laughter for you and for the kids. VBS will run from July 30 – August 3 from 6 – 8 pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to or Susannah Bergfeldt. Sign up on today’s connection card.
Calligrapher Needed: Do you know the art of calligraphy? We are looking for someone to fill in certificates for Baptisms, Communion and Confirmation with names and dates. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact in the church office.
GSCC Summer Camp: The Children’s Center is expanding their Summer Camp Program to 5 full days (6 am to 6 pm). If you know someone with young children, please invite them to take a tour of the school and tell them about our Summer Program. If you need more details, please contact — firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSCC FUN Raiser Day Volunteers needed: This is the Children’s Center End of Year Fun day. It will be held on on Thursday 5/24 and Friday, 5/25, starting at around 9:30 am and lasting approximately 1 hour. We need volunteers to help set up and play some games with the kids. If you would like to help, please sign up on the connection card, or contact in the church office.
Mowers Needed: Spring, is upon us, and that means the grass is growing, and the weeds are popping up. If you are interested in helping keep the grounds, please sign up on today’s connection card. Even if you are already on the “team”, please sign up so we know who is going to continue to help with mowing, weeding, weed whacking, etc. If you have any questions, please see .
Shopping with Scrip! AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER! Don’t forget to get your Texas Roadhouse gift cards. Be sure to go to the kitchen counter to pick up your gift cards. There are many cards to choose from. 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 7 – 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7 – Numana Meal Packing Meeting 7 pm
May 8 – Teacher appreciation breakfast; Deacons Meeting 7 pm
May 12 – Bagging Groceries at ShopRite on Rt 9 N – Come out and support the bagging teams
May 13 – Mother’s Day
May 20 – Confirmation Sunday – Last Day of Sunday School
May 27 – Begin Summer Worship Schedule – 9 am
May 28 — Children’s Center and Church Office Closed: Happy Memorial Day
June 2, 2018 – Numana Meal Packing Event
June 18 – Children’s Center Graduations
June 22 – Movie Night “I Can Only Imagine” 7 pm (see bulletin for more information)
June 25 – Children’s Center Summer Camp Begins
July 4 – Children’s Center and Church Office Closed: Happy 4th of July
July 13 – Blake Flattley Concert
July 16 – 20 – Marie’s Vacation
July 22 – Blood Drive
July 30 – August 3 – VBS 6-8 pm