Join us in celebrating the joy of Jesus on Sunday mornings at 10 am. You can participate online or in-person. However you participate, our prayer is that you will be encouraged and uplifted through your participation in our worship. Thank you for being part of our faith community.
Today, we begin a new message series on the Book of Ephesians. We will look at Ephesians 1:1-14 where the Apostle Paul reminds us that we have been blessed with EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING. There are times when we may not feel blessed. But even in the most difficult moments of life, the hand of God is at work in our lives.
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Verse of the Month
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:8–10, ESV
Spring Work Days
We have several workdays coming up in May. The first few workday 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 Saturday, May 7, starting at 9 am.
There will be a workday at the main church property on Saturday, 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
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.
Men’s Bible Study will resume resume Sunday, May 15 at 8:30 am. You can participate via Zoom or in-person in the church conference room.
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 email@example.com.
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.
All of this is easily managed through an online account that is set up the first time you give. There is also an app that can be used to manage your giving. It is available on iOS and Android.
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.