Palm Sunday Worship
Join us for Palm Sunday Worship. No reservations are required for in-person worship. The live-stream begins at 9:50am. Our message today is “Signs of the Times.” We will look at the “Signs of Jesus” in the Gospel of John and what they mean for us today.
Holy Week Worship
There is no Midweek Lent worship on Wednesday this week. Instead, we will be worshipping on Maunday Thursday and Good Friday. The services will begin at 7pm each evening. You can attend in-person. There are no reservations required. We will also stream the services on YouTube and Facebook.
Easter Egg Hunt
There are no more spots remaining for our Easter Egg Hunts. But we are in need of volunteers to help out. If you can assist on Saturday, April 3 at 9am or 10:30am please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Verse of the Month
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20, ESV
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Thrivent members have until the end of March to designate their 2020 Thrivent Choice dollars. If you have not yet done so, make sure to do so today before it is too late. Good Shepherd received more than $1500 from Thrivent Choice Dollars in the last month.
Voters Meeting Today
We will host a Voters Meeting on Sunday, March 28 at 11:15 am following our worship service. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the expenditures for the purchase and installation of the Sanctuary carpet along with further renovations in the Sanctuary.
If you plan to attend via Zoom, please make sure to have your camera enabled and your name label clearly identifying who you are. The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82570760618
The new chairs were delivered last week. A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped to unload and unpack them. We have placed a few of them in the sanctuary to give you an idea of what the sanctuary will look like when it is finished.
Changes to Good Shepherd’s Tithe
Good Shepherd contributes 10% of our offerings to various organizations that are part of the larger church. 1% of the offering had previously been contributed to Concordia University, Bronxville to support the formation of future church workers. In light of the recent announcement that Concordia, Bronxville will be closing, the Admin Board has re-designated that portion of our tithe to go to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Furthermore, we are specifically designating those funds to support Vicar Jeff Campbell.
Children’s Featured Artwork
We are receiving submissions of artwork from children to feature during our live-stream countdown on Sunday mornings. Artwork should be Bible or faith-related. To submit your child’s artwork, you can email a copy to email@example.com or give it to Pastor Phil on Sunday morning.
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.