Worship for April 25, 2021
Join us for worship in Old Bridge, NJ. This Sunday we begin a two-week study of the 23rd Psalm. Make sure to download the sermon outline. There are no reservations required to attend in-person worship. The service will also be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
We hosted our annual Confirmation Retreat this weekend at Good Shepherd. It has been our tradition to host this event at a camp. However, because of Covid, this year’s retreat was hosted at Good Shepherd. We are grateful for these student’s faith journey.
Mother’s Day Tribute
We are creating a video to pay tribute to all our moms on Mother’s Day and we need your help. Email a picture of your Mom to email@example.com and write a short message (no more than one sentence) that you would like to share with the picture. The deadline to submit pictures is Monday, May 2. The video will be featured during the countdown for our live-stream.
April Verse of the Month
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”(1 Corinthians 15:51–52, ESV)
Wednesday Prayer Service
Join us every Wednesday for Midweek Prayer at 7pm. You can participate in-person and online. We live-stream on both Facebook and YouTube. If you have a prayer request to share, you can submit that prayer request on our prayer request page on our website. Also, make sure to sign up to receive submitted prayer requests through our mailing list sign up.
Spring Work Day May 1st
Spring Work Day is scheduled for May 1st at 8:30. Rain Date is May 8th. Email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to serve.
As part of the work day we will be discarding a good amount of clutter around the church building. Much of the effort will be focused on the music room and stage. We will be keeping musical instruments like the handbells, but most everything else will be cleared out. If there is anything that you would like to have from the room, please make arrangements to stop during the week to pick up.
Also, if you are interested in having one of the pews, you are welcome to have one. Just contact the church office to make arrangements to pick one up.
Carpet on Order
The carpet for the sanctuary is on order and should be delivered sometime in May. We look forward to getting it installed. We still have other updates to the Sanctuary to make such as creating the media booth and refurbishing the kneeling pads for communion. To help contribute to this effort, you can make a donation to the carpet fund.
Men’s Bible Study
Our men’s Bible Study titled “Faith That Sees Through Culture” is hosted on Sunday Mornings at 8:30 am in the Conference Room or via Zoom. For anyone still interested in joining, it’s not too late to join.
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 chose 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.