Meet the Pastor Candidate

The Call Committee and the Congregational Council are putting forth a candidate to fill the pastoral vacancy. Next Saturday, January 25th, a meet and greet session from 2:00-4:00pm with the candidate will be held. Sunday, January 26th, there will be one worship service at 10:00am with the candidate leading worship. Immediately following worship, there will be a congregational meeting to vote to call the candidate. Please plan to attend these important events in the life of Good Shepherd.

WELCA Bible Study

The Women of the ELCA will begin a four session Bible study titled “We are called”. The first session will be Tuesday, January 14th and will focus on the calls of several prophets. If you ever wondered what God’s call means come join us at 6:30pm in the Good Shepherd Center. Bring a Bible and the Jan/Feb issue of Gather magazine if you have it. Contact Jane Hensley.

Family Faith Worship

Our monthly Family Faith Worship continues this Sunday, January 5th at 9:45am. Family Faith Worship is focused on families with children.

Traditional worship also returns to our regular schedule this Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00 am.

Advent Workshop

Families created a unique Advent calendar during the Advent workshop on December 1st. The calendar will help families count down the days until Jesus’ birth. The craft included a painted cookie sheet with Christmas wrapped matchboxes. There was a matchbook for day of Advent that can hold. A piece of candy or a Bible verse. Tins were also decorated with ribbons and bells.

Gloria helps her daughter wrap a matchbox.

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Congregational Meeting

The Semi-annual Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, November 10th starting at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. Agenda items include the 2020 Budget, update on the transition process and For the Good of Good Shepherd. The full agenda and proposed budget is being mailed to member households. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Meals for Homeless Shelter

Good Shepherd will be home for the Mother Theresa Haven men’s shelter for 2 weeks – November 4th thru November 17th.  Our goal is to provide evening meals every day for the men. This is an opportunity to use your cooking talent to help those in need. We need enough food for 25-30 men each day. We encourage volunteers to get together to prepare various items for a meal. If you can help with one meal please sign up in the Narthex or contact Guy French through the church office.

Help Needed

Good Shepherd needs volunteers to assist with sexton duties while we are without a sexton.Please call the church office at (570) 824-2991 and leave a message if you are able to help with any of the following tasks. Help is appreciated even if you can help with just one of these tasks.

InsNide Tasks needed:

    Dusting in the church sanctuary and balcony
    Dusting in the fellowship room
    Cleaning glass doors and windows
    Vacuuming and dry mopping the floors of the Good Shepherd Center
    Dusting in the Good Shepherd Center
    Emptying waste receptacles in the church and Good Shepherd Center
    Cleaning church offices
    Cleaning restrooms (needed three times each week)
    Cleaning blinds

Outside Tasks needed:

    Sweep sidewalks
    Clean up leaves from sidewalks and grass areas
    Pick up litter
    Clear snow and ice from sidewalks and steps when needed

If you know of anyone interested in working part time as a church sexton or secretary please contact Brooke Yeager or leave a message at the church office.

Creation Celebration Kicks Off Faith Journey

Children learned about creation and how God wants us to care for it during our Creation Celebration today. The event kicked off our Faith Journey program for 2019/2020.

The event started with a puppet show to introduce the creation story from Genesis. Children then made a “sea in a bottle with used water bottles teaching them how we can care for creation by reusing and recycling old things. They also participated in a game of creation bingo to help reinforce the creations story. The kick off ended with snacks related to the theme of the day.

Faith Journey will continue Sundays at 9:45am as children continue to learn more about creation and other Bible stories from Genesis.

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