Sunday Morning Worship
Join us for worship to celebrate the amazing grace of God. You can worship in-person or online. The live stream begins at 9:55 am on YouTube or Facebook. As the church year draws to a close, we are reminded that just as everything has a beginning, it also has an end. We are finite beings who live in a finite world. In today’s message, Pastor Phil shares why it is important to recognize how everything is temporary and what that means for how we live.
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Verse of the Month
Praise the Lord!Psalm 106:1, ESV
Oh give thanks to the Lord,
for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
New Member Orientation
Join us for our next New Members Orientation scheduled for Saturday, November 20 from 8am to 12pm. During this orientation, we will go over the basics of:
- What is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
- What we believe
- The responsibilities of membership
This orientation is for anyone considering membership. There is no obligation to join. It is also great if you are already a member but desire to understand better what it means to be a part of God’s family.
LCC Comfort Dog Calendar
2022 LCC Comfort Dog Ministry Calendars are now available. Lily Comfort Dog is featured for the month of August. If you would like a calendar, make sure to find Lily after worship is over. There is a $15 suggested donation.
Advent and Christmas
Midweek Advent Worship will be held on Wednesdays during Advent, starting at 7pm on December 1.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be at 5pm and 7pm.
Worship on Sunday, December 26 will be at 10am as regularly scheduled. There is no Sunday School on December 26 or January 2.
Thank you for the kind gifts and words of appreciation during Pastor Appreciation Month. I am blessed to serve as your pastor. This last year-and-half has been an incredibly stressful time to be in ministry and it is good to know that the effort put forward is appreciated. It brings me joy to see how so many of you have stepped up to serve and fill the gaps through these changing times. Our ministry together is dependent upon the Lord but our Lord accomplishes his work through our service. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel.
Nursery Care Now Available
Good Shepherd’s Nursery is available once again since the beginning of COVID. The nursery is available during our 10am worship for any children up to the age of 5.
Because it has been a while since we have had the nursery open, we are in need of volunteers to help staff it. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to help serve and welcome our families with young children.
Register Your Children!
Sunday School has begun and is hosted every week starting at 9 am. It is not too late to start. Make sure to register your children.
Volunteer to Serve
Serving as a Sunday School Teacher or Helper is a great way to serve and to make a difference. Send Audrey, our Sunday School Superintendent, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving!
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.
Bible Reading Plan
Join us in reading the Bible in 2021. There is nothing more you can do the enhance your Spiritual Growth than to read the Bible on your own. Set a goal to read through the Scriptures for the purpose of connecting with God each day.