Easter Sunday may be over, but Jesus is still risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! Thank you for joining us in-person or online. We are glad you are here to celebrate the resurrection with us once again. We pray that you are encouraged through your participation in this service of celebration.
In this week’s reading, we hear about one of Jesus’ resurrection appearances to his disciples recorded in John 21:1-14. In this story, the disciples experience a miraculous catch of fish after a long night of catching nothing. Sometimes we grow frustrated at seeing a lack of results from our efforts. In this week’s message, we will explore how we overcome the frustration of futility.
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Verse of the Month
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:56–57, ESV
Spring Work Days
We have several workdays coming up in April and May. The first few workdays will be at the parsonage (Pastor’s house). We will be replacing the wooden deck and repairing the backyard fence. This work will be done on April 9, 23, and 30 starting at 8 am.
There will be a workday at the main church property on May 14 starting at 8 am. No experience is necessary for any of these workdays. Come as you are.
Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies
The Men’s Bible Study is taking a short hiatus. But the Women’s Bible Study continues to meet. You can join in-person at 7pm in the Conference Room on Monday evenings. You can also participate via Zoom.
Positions Available at Good Shepherd Children’s Center
Good Shepherd Children’s Center has positions available and is now hiring. To inquire, please call 732-679-8887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Financially Support Good Shepherd
Visit gs4nj.org/give to donate. You can donate with a credit card or have the funds debited from your checking account. You can also set up automated giving set up on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or twice-monthly basis.
Another option to give is text to give. Text any dollar amount to 84321. We will reply with a link to a quick, self-guided setup process to tie your mobile phone to our church, your donor account, and a payment source.
As always checks can also be mailed. Visit our contact page for our mailing address.
If you already shop at Amazon, it is easy to support our ministry. Instead of going to amazon.com to shop, just add “smile.” before amazon.com. So the link will be smile.amazon.com. Any time you make a purchase at this link 0.5% of your purchase will go to the charity of your choice. It may not be much, but it adds up over time and as more of us make use of this service. Please keep in mind that you need to use the smile link every time you make a purchase. If you go back to using the regular Amazon link or use the Amazon app, we will not get a donation with those purchases.
Shop with Scrip
Scrip gift cards are available immediately following the Sunday worship in the Narthex. There are many cards to choose from and specific gift cards if you want. Be sure to ask what other cards are available. There are hundreds to choose from. We are grateful for all who have purchased these cards in support of our ministry. Be sure to stop and pick up a few cards.
Daily Bible Readings 2022
The Good Shepherd Daily Bible Readings are now available for 2022. Join us in reading through the Bible in 2022. There are three reading each day. There are no readings on Saturday or Sunday. Use those days to catch up or to reflect upon previous readings.