EVERYONE IS INVITED to help cut out the paper angels for the Angel Tree 2017 at the Missions Team pizza meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm. We may also do some prep for the Harvest Festival, but we have A LOT of Angels to cut out, so come one, come all, bring your friends and family, and scissors if you can, and let me know you’re coming so I can have pizza and drinks on hand for everyone. If you have any questions, email Sandy at or call her at (908) 285-9542. Hope to see you on the 19th!
Thanksgiving & Christmas Gift Cards needed: Last year we helped 10 families in need with food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I still have a few turkey’s left, so don’t need to many of those, but we will 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.
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 .
Communion Assistant & Scripture Readers: If you are interested in becoming a communion assistant, or a scripture reader on Sunday morning, please contact
Fall Choir: The fall choir will be singing on October 29th at both the 9 and 10:30 services. All are welcome to come and join us. We will rehearse on Sundays, October, 15, immediately following the 10:30 service (around 11:45) and on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. We will be doing some special pieces to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Harvest Fest 2017: Sunday October 29th at 5 pm. Go to gs4nj.org and sign up. If you would like to help with the Harvest Fest, please sign up on line.
Congregation Voters Meeting: Sunday November 12th at 11:45 am.
“Christmas Traditions”: Dinner and a show on Friday December 1st. Dinner will be served at 6:30. There will be an Auction of gift baskets, Wine pull, Luminaries and entertainment. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Babysitting will be available ($10.00 per child). 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. We had such a great time, it set the mood for many people to get ready and gear up for Christmas. Bring your friends, and neighbors. It will be a fun night for all!!
If anyone would like to donate a bottle or two of wine, please drop off to Marie in the church office. If anyone would like to donate towards making a basket, please contact or Jan Boyd.
This year we will be selling “Luminaries” to light the walkways by church. These will be sold for the December 1st event, and for Christmas Eve. You can buy these at the December 1st event or prior so we can “Light the Way” to our Christmas Traditions Show.
Service Times: Worship Services are at 9 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.
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.
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! Please stop by 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.