Attention Children (and Parents)
Draw a picture of a Bible story or a Bible verse. Take a picture of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will feature the artwork on our live feed. Make sure to include the child’s name when sending the artwork.
Opportunities to Serve
The Spring congregation work day has been canceled. But there is still an opportunity to serve and get out of the house for some fresh air. We have several projects around the church property that can be done outdoors. You will find a sampling of the some of the projects below. Email the church office at email@example.com for more information.
- Clean cigarette receptacle
- Pickup fallen branches in lawn areas
- Wash windows ( outside)
a. Marie’s office
b. Resource room
d. Music room
e. Youth room
- Clean AC filters in sanctuary
- Paint lower section of fire hydrants red
- Take down Care Center sign on service road
- Clean staircase to basement
- Clean litter and leaves from around catch basins
- Blow leaves and litter from parking lot
As always, we can use additional volunteers to mow the grass.
Share a comment on our live feed to let us know you are with us! Our question of the day to is: What is the name of a first responder, health care worker, or other essential worker for whom you are thankful? Share their name in the comments on YouTube or Facebook during the live feed so we can offer a prayer of thanks to God for them!
If you miss one of our live stream worship services, they are archived at gs4nj.org/virtual-worship.
We offer the opportunity to participate together with us in the Lord’s Supper during our online worship. We invite you to join us if you share our beliefs and have been instructed in those beliefs. If you plan to participate, make sure to have bread and wine prepared before worship begins.
1 Peter Message Series
Last week, we began a new message series that will take us through the Book of 1 Peter. Below you will find a list of the appointed readings for this series.
- April 19: 1 Peter 1:3-9 & John 20:19-31
- April 26: 1 Peter 1:17-25 & Luke 24:13-35
- May 3: 1 Peter 2:19-25 & John 10:1-10
- May 10: 1 Peter 2:2-10 & John 14:1-14
- May 17: 1 Peter 3:13-22 & John 14:15-21
- May 24: 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11 & John 17:1-11
Pastor Phil is offering the same challenge for the 1 Peter series as he did for the Philippians series.
- Read 1 Peter in one sitting (20 minutes).
- Read it weekly (weekly/daily).
- Read different translations (ESV, NIV, NLT, NKJV, The Message).
Make it this challenge part of your devotion. Or make it to be your devotion time. Additionally, we offer our Good Shepherd Daily Bible Readings at gs4nj.org/biblereadings.
April Verse of the Month
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead …” (1 Peter 1:3, ESV)
The work of the church continues through this quarantine and there are still expenses we are incurring. To donate, you can visit our website at gs4nj.org/give. Checks can also be mailed to:
3139 County Rd 516
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
- The Congregation Voters’ Meeting scheduled for May 31 to approve the 2020-21 budgets has been postponed until September 27. The Admin Board will prepare an “emergency” draft budget that will be used until we reconvene as an assembly in September.
- Confirmation and First Communion have been postponed until September 20.
- There will be no Vacation Bible School this Summer.
- The Haiti Meal Packing Event, scheduled in June, has been canceled.