Sunday, September 15 @ 10:00 AM - Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist'
Thursday, September 19 @ 6:25 PM - Offertory: A Musical Journey - Worship with Tim Bethea @ 6:35 PM; this is FREE concert! Bring a friend!
The August edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter is now available for download. You may also pick up a hard copy in the narthex of the church.
There are many wonderful happenings that occur in our church. Weddings, marriage vow renewals, new members, sing-a-longs and many others. One of the most joyous occasions is the Baptism of a new born child.
On Sunday, September 1, 2019 during the 10:00 A. M. church service, we had such a Baptism. Leah Cathryn Aucoin was Baptized by our pastor, Rev. Randall Graf.
Sunday, September 8 @ 10:00 AM - Join us for Sunday morning worship featuring Rally Day!
PLEASE NOTE: Our Midweek Holy Eucharist remains on summer hiatus and will return in the fall, with a tentative date of return being September 19.
This is a reminder to all Good Shepherd’s Church, Men’s Club members and any men that would like to become a member. Our next scheduled Men’s Club meeting is on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. We’ll enjoy dinner and the Saints on Monday Night Football (kick off at 6:30 PM). I hope to see everyone there!
GSC MC President
The Women’s Guild, after a summer break, will resume their meetings beginning September 10 at 10:30 a m this month only. We are planning to visit St Joseph’s Home in Harahan to play Bingo with some of the residents there. Mrs. Dottie Frilot is in charge of the refreshments for the residents. One of the residents there is our own Mrs. JoAnn Von Hoven , who is Sharon Hensley and Debbie Volk’s mom.
Before we attend the home we will have our business meeting and then go to Perrin’s Restaurant for lunch before going to the home for 2:00 p m.
We would like to have any ladies in the congregation to join us. We always have an enjoyable time together.
GSC Women’s Guild President
Some scheduling conflicts prevented us from going with our typical first Tuesday of the month, but Good Shepherd Church is pleased to announce that our next "Songs of Celebration and Sanctuary" on Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary.
This old fashioned hymn sing is open to all and promises to bless all in attendance. Pianist Patsy Engles will once again join with vocalist Rev. Jerry Bass to lead the faithful in songs that celebrate our faith and honor our God. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Rally Day signifies the beginning of a new Sunday School year and students move up to their new classes. This year Rally Day will be held on Sunday, September 8 during the 10:00 AM service. In addition to promoting our students to their new classes, we will also install and commission our Christian Education teachers and board. Our church also has a tradition of presenting Bibles to incoming 3rd graders. We have two students who will receive their Bibles, Carly Bennett and Rivers Barbara.
Yes, our choir is back from their summer hiatus. On Sunday, September 1, 2019, our Choir returned to bless us with beautiful hymns that they always sing to us. Mrs. Rinda Coleman directed our choir and played the piano. As you see the members of our choir, please thank them and tell them how much you enjoy and appreciate their singing.
That same Sunday, under the direction of Mrs. Rinda Coleman, the children of our church played the bells to the hymn, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY”. As usual, they played the bells beautifully. Hopefully, we will be treated to more of the children playing the bell in the very near future.
With Hurricane Dorian still meandering about, I ask that you join me in offering prayers for all who are in the storm’s path and prayers of thanksgiving for an uneventful storm season here at home.
In addition to collecting storm relief items, Good Shepherd Church, we will extend our school supply drive and will ship those items to affected areas as well.
Post-storm items that will be needed include:
Cleaning supplies (bleach, soap, pails, paper towels, Swiffer pads, etc.)
Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
Non-perishable food items
Please make certain that all items are new and unexpired. We are not able to accept used or opened items of any type. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Good Shepherd Church and make a notation that it is for storm relief. Monetary donations will be used to help purchase additional supplies and/or to help defray the cost of delivery to the storm area.
Our collections will continue each Sunday until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know or see Mrs. Heidi LaGarde, our Missions Coordinator or Mr. D.J. Estopinal, our Emergency Response Coordinator.
In Christ’s Service,