Thanksgiving & Christmas Gift Cards needed: Last Day – I have 11 families in need for food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We still need gift cards to give to the families. Please stop by the kitchen counter and get some gift cards to share with our church families and families in our community who come to us for help, you can use one of the envelopes on the table in the Narthex marked “Thanksgiving Drive” and put in the offering plate, or put in Marie’s mail box outside the church office.
“Christmas Traditions”: Dinner and a show on Friday December 1st. Dinner will be served at 7:00. There will be an Auction of gift baskets, a Wine pull and entertainment. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Babysitting will be available ($10.00 per child, 3+ $25.00). They will have hot dogs and mac n cheese. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.gs4nj.org. Monies raised will go towards our updated fire alarm system, and contingencies fund. Bring your friends, and neighbors. It will be a fun night for all!!
We are still in need of wine. If you have any bottles of wine you would like to donate, please bring to Marie in the church office by Sunday November 26th.
Breakfast with Baby Jesus: Saturday December 9, 2017 at 10 am we will be hosting
Breakfast with Baby Jesus. If anyone’s children are interested in being in the live nativity, please contact Barbara at . You can sign up for the breakfast on the church website at gs4nj.org.
AV Tech Support: If you are interested in helping on Sunday mornings during either 9 or 10:30 service with the sound or screens, please fill out the connection card or email Marie in the church office: . We will train you. No experience necessary.
CONFIRMATION: 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 need this by December 20th.
Confirmation Class is also in need of monetary donations to help pay for the cost of confirmation, the materials, and retreat. If anyone would like to donate, you can put in the offering plate and clearly mark the envelope CONFIRMATION.
Life Line Screening: A leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on 12/13/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979
Pickleball: will be suspended until after the new year.
Service Times are now at 9 am and 10:30 am. Sunday School will run during the 9 am worship. Children will come to worship together with their families at 9 and will be dismissed to Sunday School during the worship.
Portals of Prayer: Due to budget cut backs, we will no longer be offering the Portals of Prayer. Our next shipment, January – March edition, will be our last. You can purchase these on your own by subscribing using the insert in the book, or go to cph.org/portals and subscribe either in hard copy or digitally.
New Church Office Hours: The church office will be; Monday – Friday, 9 – 2.
Blood Drive: Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Update your information: If you have moved, changed your e-mail, or phone number, please contact in the church office to update your information.
Pianist or musician needed: Twice a month, the Deacons go to the Golden Living Care Center on Route 18 and hold a service for the people there. They are in need of someone to play the piano (or guitar) to help with the service. It is the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month at 10:15 am – 11 am. If you are interested, please contact .
College Students: If you have a child or grandchild attending college, please give Marie in the church office the address so they can be sent a card to remind them that we are thinking of them.
Listen to Sermons Online. Did you miss a Sunday Worship? Listen to the Sunday Sermons at gs4nj.org/podcast.
Shopping with Scrip! AT THE KITCHEN COUNTER! Be sure to go to the kitchen counter and pick up your gift cards. There are many cards to choose from, or you can visit shopwithscrip.com to purchase gift cards to hundreds of shops and restaurants. Support the ministry of your choosing. Good Shepherd’s code is F67D7L9421914.