- Kathy who has fought these past 5 years against ALS as only a champion could do. After fighting all these years, she, supported by her husband Brad, have decided to go off life support and begin her transition. Prayers for Gods loving arms to wrap around he and bring her home. Prayers for healing and happy memories for Brad and their family. – submitted by Jan B.
- Pray for Jennifer, Barbara G’s daughter-in-law, who is having complications with her pregnancy.
- We also continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Florence. We especially pray for those who have been injured and those who have lost loved ones.
- Please pray for Vicki M. as she heals from gum surgery and is experiencing pain and discomfort. Pray for God’s healing hands.
- Pray for the Good Shepherd Youth. They are painting the Youth Room today. Pray for their efforts in raising funds to attend the National Youth Gathering next summer in Minneapolis, MN. You can join us at Bubba’s on September 27 for their next fundraiser.
Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest 2018. It is scheduled for Sunday, October 28 from 5-7pm. We’ve got fun, food, games, hayrides, smores, trunk-or-treat, and more. All events are free, except food will be available for purchase. Make sure to sign up to participate in this event. This event is designed to be a fun and safe alternative Halloween celebration. We encourage costumes and decorations as long as they are not scary or ghoulish. We have little children who will be in attendance and want it to be a fun event for everyone. Most important we want to honor Jesus in everything we do.
Some of the highlights of the evening will include:
Pumpkin Decorating! This will be going on throughout the evening.
Smores! Roast your marshmallows in our fire pit and make a delicious treat with graham crackers & chocolate.
Games! There will be games for our kids to play! Enjoy the fun.
Hayrides! Enjoy a favorite fall tradition. Enjoy a hayride around the Good Shepherd property. Thank you to Cheesequake Farms for providing
The grand finale for the evening is the Costume Parade and Trunk-or-Treat. Lily the Comfort Dog will lead our Costume parade. There will be prizes for costumes in different age divisions
Any families that may have young children who are preschool eligible this year or next, our Good Shepherd Children’s Center will have representatives available to answer questions.
The food we serve will include:
- Chili – $1
- Hot Dog w/chips,
dessertand drink – $3
- Chicken Fingers w/chips, dessert and drink – $3
- Mac & Cheese w/chips, dessert and drink – $3.
- Please pray for Dan C. Dan is being admitted to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Dan has not been feeling well the last few days and they are going to be running some tests.
- Pray for all the people that are being effected by Hurricane Florence. Pray for God to preserve and protect both lives and property. Pray for aid to reach those who need it most. Pray for the Church to witness the love of Christ during this difficult time.
- Pastor Phil and Barbara thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes as they grieved the loss of Barbara’s grandmother. Please continue to pray for their family. Barbara’s Aunt Stella fell the day after the funeral and is now hospitalized.
- Pray for the beginning of the new Sunday School this weekend. Worship returns to our regular schedule at 9am and 10:30am. If you have not registered your children yet, you can download the registration forms here: https://www.gs4nj.org/sunday-school-starts-sept-16/.
- Barbara Ressler’s grandmother, Ann Klimetz died earlier this morning. She was 94 years old. Pray for God’s comfort for Pastor Phil and Barbara’s family as they mourn their loss. We give God praise for the hope of the resurrection.
- This weekend is the Kickoff Celebration. We praise God for 50 years of Good Shepherd Children’s Center. Pray for a joyful time for all who attend. Remember that worship starts at 10am this weekend. Also, pray for good weather for the event.
This weekend we conclude our summer sermon series on the Parables of Jesus. Our parable for Labor Day weekend is the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard. You can find this parable in Matthew 20:1-16.
- Today is orientation for children and parents at Good Shepherd Children’s Center. This will be the 50th Academic Year for the Children’s Center. We praise God for the blessings this ministry has provided to the community throughout the years. Pray for a blessed year. We opened up a new class this year as our enrollment has increased.
- Please pray for Vicki M. She is experiencing some issues with our teeth and gums and will require surgery. She is a bit anxious about the upcoming appointments and procedures. Pray for peace in her heart and strength to endure.
- Linda K asking for prayers for her aunt who has bronchitis and her dad who is recovering from pneumonia and needs oxygen.
- Laurie B is asking for a friend, Rose who is undergoing chemo treatments.
- Marie B is asking for prayers for her sister Jean who fell Thursday and broke her wrist and will need surgery on Wednesday to repair and stabilize the wrist.
- Tony and Maureen P ask for prayers for their daugher Lauren. We prayed a couple weeks back after Lauren suffered a head injury after an ATV accident. Unfortunately, Lauren had another accident this week and fell from a roof. She suffered two broken legs. Please pray for healing. And pray for God’s comfort for this family as they have faced trial in the last few weeks.
- Pastor Phil ask prayers for continued healing for his burned foot. The burn wound continues to heal, but he is not struggling with a fungal infection on the foot.
We have been studying the Parables of Jesus. This week we look at the Parable of the Mustard Seed. This parable is found in Matthew 13:31-32. Sometimes the smallest things are the biggest things!