Verse of the Week
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”Exodus 3:14, ESV
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Join us for worship on Thanksgiving Eve at 7pm, Wednesday, November 27. We give God thanks for his many blessings!
Helping Those in Need for Thanksgiving
There are a few families that are in need of help with food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We need a few turkeys, but mostly need money for gift cards. There are envelopes in the Narthex marked “Thanksgiving Drive.” Please feel free to use one and put in the box under the TV, or in the mailbox outside the church office. If you wish to purchase gift cards, you can get Shop with Scrip Cards at the kitchen counter after service.
Our next Congregation Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 17th immediately following the 10:30 service. Agenda, Minutes from the last meeting, budget and candidate bios are in the Narthex on the table in front of the Shepherd window. Be sure to pick one up to review prior to the meeting. There are 2 members of the board whose terms are up. If you are interested in serving on the Admin Board, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be discussing some updates in regards to Building and Grounds, GS Children’s Center, the Parsonage Kitchen remodel, and the congregational finances. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Thank You from Pastor Phil
Thank you for the kind gifts I received for Pastor Appreciation Month. I am blessed to serve such a wonderful congregation. I appreciate all the encouragement and am honored to be your pastor. Thank you in Christ, Pastor Phil.
Thank You Volunteers!
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to serve for workdays and at the Harvest Fest. We had a large turn out for the Harvest Fest in spite of the postponement. We are grateful for everyone who helped to welcome our community to Good Shepherd.
Men’s Bible Study
Join us for Men’s Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, starting at 8am in the resource room. Our next gatherings will be:
- November 23 (Led by Jeff Campbell)
- December 14 (Led by Pastor Phil)
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). 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, November 10th after the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to be part of this planning team, please email the church office at email@example.com.
If you miss worship on Sunday morning, you can still watch or listen to sermons online. Just visit gs4nj.org/podcast to find all our messages. We also stream live our messages on Facebook during the late worship service. You can log in each Sunday around 10:50 am to hear the message.
Good Shepherd Children’s Center News
Thanksgiving Pie Orders
GSCC will be selling pies from Battleview Orchards for Thanksgiving. Order forms are available in the bulletin or on the kitchen counter. Orders are due by November 15th. Pies must be picked up on Tuesday, November 26th.
- Chapel: Chapel will be on November 12 at 9:30 – this is always a special time for the kids to sit in church and sing songs and hear a fun message from the Land of Tum-Tum.
- November they will have picture day, the pie orders will be coming in, and Thanksgiving Recess from November 28 & 29. They will also start to rehearse for the Christmas program that will be on December 7th.
Decorating For Christmas:
We could use some extra hands to get the church decorated for Christmas. Please join us on Sunday, November 24th immediately following the 10:30 service as we “Decking the Halls” for Christmas. If you can join us, please fill out the connection card.
Shopping with Scrip
New Cards for Shopping with SCRIP! We will now be selling Amazon Cards. Other stores that are available weekly are Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Acme, ShopRite and more. Be sure to stop at the kitchen counter and see what is new. Or order from the 1000’s 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 pay online. 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.
- November 10 — Security Team Meeting 11:30 am
- November 17 — Congregation Meeting (immediately following 10:30 service)
- November 24 — Decorating the church for Christmas — 11:45 am
- November 26 — Pie Order Pick Up
- November 27 — Thanksgiving Eve Service 7 pm
- November 28 & 29 — Church Office Closed — Happy Thanksgiving
- December 7 –– Children’s Center Christmas Programs
- December 8 — Angel Tree Gifts Due Back
- December 24 — Christmas Eve Worship Services at 5 and 7 pm
- January 24 – 26, 2020 – Men’s Retreat
See all our events on our church calendar at gs4nj.org/calendar