Thursday, March 14 @ 6:35 PM - Midweek Lenten Holy Eucharist
Sunday, March 17 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - Sunday Holy Eucharist; Second Sunday of Lent
Good Shepherd Church is pleased to host our next "Songs of Celebration and Sanctuary" on Tuesday, April 2 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.
By D.J. Estonpial
If you don’t already know, our church is having a Fish Fry on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The Fish Fry will serving Fried Cat Fish from 11:00 A. M. to 2:00 P.M. It is being held in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. This is a church fund raising event for the general operations budget of the church and we need all the assistance we can get in selling tickets.
However, we also need help in the below areas!
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 starting at 12:00 P.M., we need people to assist in the set up for the Fish Fry. We need people to help set up the table and chairs and other associated tasks.
On Sunday, March 31, 2019, during the Fish Fry, we need people to assist in delivering food from the kitchen to the tables. Also, to help pick up the Fried Fish from the cookers outside and bring it in to the kitchen.
On Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00 P. M., we will need people to assist in the take down the table and chairs and clean up after the Fish Fry.
Any and ALL assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Story by D.J. Estopninal - Photos by Madison Graf
This past Sunday, March 17,2019, was a VERY interesting and informative one. This past Sunday was Saint Patrick's Day. It seemed almost everyone in church was wearing green in some sort or another.
Our Pastor, Reverend Graf, was also in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day. Pastor wore his “Kilt” as part of his Sunday pastoral attire.
However, one informative thing that everyone who attended Sunday’s church service learned was what men wear UNDER their Kilts’. If you are interested in learning anything further about this, speak to Pastor Graf.
In addition to Sunday being Saint Patrick’s Day, it was also Pastor Graf’s birthday. Those in attendance at the 10:00 AM service sang “Happy Birthday” to the Pastor with Mrs. Rinda’s piano accompaniment, and several of our younger parishioners made birthday cards for him.
Currently, there are three sign up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Our annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, April 14 at Wally Pontiff Playground. There is a sign up sheet so that we can estimate how many burgers, hotdogs, etc., we should purchase to serve. On that sheet, we are also asking members to list what side dish they will be bringing to share.
We also have a sign up sheet for Easter Lilies to adorn our Lord's Altar on Easter Sunday morning. The cost per plant is only $8. The deadline to sign up to purchase Easter Lilies is Sunday, April 7.
Finally, there is a sheet for our weekly Sunday Altar flowers. A few open dates still remain open for 2019. If you would like to underwrite the cost of weekly flowers, you may do so in honor or in memory of someone for only $22.
If you are submitting an article for the April 2018 Shepherd's Voice Newsletter, please email your submission to Rev. Graf by Sunday, March 24.
By Heidi LaGarde
Our Spring mission at Good Shepherd will be the Free Indeed Home. This organization helps young women who were victims of trafficking. The Free Indeed Home provides housing as well as counseling to help rehabilitate those that have been victimized. If you would like to donate to Free Indeed Home, please place your donation in one of the white envelopes and label it "missions."
By D.J. Estopninal
I was watching a T V program recently and viewed an interesting commercial. The commercial was for a brand new, eight (8) part, made for T V production by the History Channel entitled Jesus: His Life.
Jesus: His Life, according to the commercial, depicts the life of Jesus from the perspectives of Joseph, John the Baptist, Caiaphas, Mary, Judas Iscariot, Peter, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and the family, friends, followers and those whose lives cross with his.
The first two (2) parts of the eight (8) part T V miniseries will be aired back to back on Monday, March 25, 2019 starting at 7:00 P.M., (C.S.T.) on the History Channel. All eight (8) parts of this never before shown miniseries is scheduled to be aired before Easter.
This sounds like a very interesting and informative T V miniseries.
I thought you might be interested in watching this unique miniseries. I know Rebecca and I will be watching.
Story and photo by D.J. Estopinal
Do you remember last years church picnic at Wally Pontiff Playground?
Everyone who attended last year’s church picnic told me what a great time they had.
So, mark your calendar! This years Good Shepherd Church’s Picnic will again be held at Wally Pontiff Playground, Shelter # 3 on Sunday, April 14, 2019, (Palm Sunday). Shelter # 3 is the exact same shelter that we had last year. It is the closest shelter to the bathrooms and children’s playground.
Please PRINT your name, the number of people you are planning on bringing and what covered dish you will be bring, on the picnic sign up sheet located on the bulletin board in the church’s narthex. We need this information so we can plan on how hamburgers and hot dogs to purchase.
Just like last year, there will be NO cost to attend our picnic. All we ask is that you bring an appropriate picnic covered dish, folding chairs for your group and whatever everyone in your group wants to drink.
We are also asking you to bring another family, at no cost to them either. All they need to do is bring their lawn chairs and what ever they want to drink during the day. PLEASE, no alcoholic beverages!Please wear your “We Love Our Saints” black T-Shirts!
For further information, see D. J. Estopinal.
If you wish to purchase Easter Lilies this year, they will cost $8.00 each. That is $1.00 less than last Easter.
PRINT your name and the number of Easter Lilies you wish to purchase on the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board in the church’s narthex. Please make your check payable to Good Shepherd Church and note in the memo "Easter Lilies". If paying with cash, write “Easter Lilies” on the envelope that you turn in. You may place your payment in the offering tray when it is passed around at church service.
The last date to sign up and/or turn in your payment to purchase the Easter Lilies will be Sunday, April 7, 2019.