Verse of the Week
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:31-32 ESV
Harvest Fest Rescheduled
Harvest Fest was postponed because of the weather. We have rescheduled it for Sunday, November 3, 5pm-7pm.
Our next Congregation Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 17th immediately following the 10:30 service. There are 3 members of the board whose terms are up. If you are interested in serving on the Admin Board, please email the church office at email@example.com. 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.
Men’s Bible Study
Join us for Men’s Bible Study every other Saturday at 8am in the resource room. Our next study is scheduled for September 28.
We are putting together a security team to develop a security plan and procedures for our facility. If you would be interested in being a part of this planning team, please email the church office. The first gathering of this team will take place on Sunday, October 27th after the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to be part of this team, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 steam live our messages on Facebook during the late worship service. You can login each Sunday around 10:50 am to hear the message.
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 Marie’s mail box outside the church office. If you wish to purchase gift cards, please see Faith at the kitchen counter after service.
Good Shepherd Children’s Center News
Children ages 6 months to 3 years old are invited to join us for play and song which will develop physical skills, social interaction with others, and FUN! Parent and/or caregiver participation with child is required. Program is 1 hour long. Doors open at 9 am for coffee and juice. Sept 25 – Nov 13. Pricing is $50 first child, $40 each additional child. Please email [email protected] obgscc.com to sign up or for more information.
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.
- Halloween Parades: The Children’s Center will be having their Halloween Parades on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st.
- Chapel: Chapel will be on November 6 and 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.
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.
- October 28 — Vision Team Meeting
- October 30 & 31 — Children’s Center Halloween Parade
- November 1 — All Saint’s Day
- November 3 — Daylight Savings Time Begins — Fall back one hour
- November 17 — Congregation Meeting (immediately following 10:30 service)
- November 26 — Pie Order Pick Up
- November 28 & 29 — Church Office Closed — Happy Thanksgiving
- December 7 –– Children’s Center Christmas Programs
- January 24 – 26, 2020 – Men’s Retreat
See all our events the our church calendar at gs4nj.org/calendar