October promises to be a very busy month. Please mark you calendars for the following Good Shepherd Church events!
October 5 @ 10:30 AM - Blessing of the Animals
October 12 @ 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM - Church garage sale. Set up for the garage sale will be ongoing each day from October 9-11 in the fellowship hall.
October 13 @ 11:15 AM - Black and Gold party in the fellowship hall
October 27 @ 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM - Trunk or Treat
We need your help to make all of the events a great success! If you can volunteer to assist with any or all of the above, please see Rev. Graf or Council President Margaret Aucoin.
This Sunday, September 29, will be our final Sunday to collect cleaning items, toiletries, school supplies, etc., for storm victims. Of course, we will continue our collection for non-perishable food items to assist the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.
Beginning October 1, we will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child and we will also launch our annual Youth versus Adult Socktober contest!
For Operation Christmas Child, we will be collecting small dolls, small stuffed animals, combs, brushes, and more. The cost for each shoe box shipped overseas is $9, so monetary donations will also be accepted. Watch for the October edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter for a more exhaustive list of acceptable (and unacceptable) items for this worthy project.
All through October, we will also be collecting socks. You'll see two boxes in the church--one labeled youth and the other adults. This has nothing to do with the size socks you are being asked to bring it, but rather is a challenge from the youngsters of the church to see if they can bring in more new socks than the adults. Please remember that all socks being donated must be new and unused.
You are invited to another music program on the first day of October. This time, the program will be a little different: we are singing all gospel songs.
I have selected 10 of my favorites, and hoping they are favorites of yours as well... some very old songs!
Good Shepherd Church
5122 W. Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70006
I hope to see you!
If you are submitting an article for the October Shepherd's Voice Newsletter, please email it to Rev. Graf by Monday, September 23.
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.
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,
By D.J. Estopinal
Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club announces the start of the 2020 Superbowl Football Pool.
There will be four (4) winners of the pool. The final score of each quarter will determine the four (4) winners. Overtime scores will NOT be involved. Same as last year. The winner of each quarter will receive a Men’s Club check for $250.00.
The cost of each Superbowl Football Pool square will be $20.00 per square.
The names of the N.F.L. and A.F.L. football teams will be placed on the Superbowl Football pool board after the playoff have determined who they are. Of course, we know that the New Orleans Saints will be the N. F. L. team!!!!
In order to purchase a football pool square, see D. J. Estopinal, Men’s Club President or Don Peters, Men’s Club Treasurer. You MUST PAY for the square before you place your name in a Superbowl Pool square.
We will draw the numbers for the pool as soon as the board is sold out. We will then make those numbers available to everyone who purchased a square.
All of the money made by the Men’s Club during this fundraiser will be used for the new church sign fund.
Buy your square soon so you can pick the one you want before it is sold.
Worship With Us
Sunday Worship @ 10:00 AM (Liturgical worship featuring our choir)
Sunday Worship @ 8:30 AM (Early Holy Eucharist held on 1st & 3rd Sundays of month; no music)
Thursday Worship @ 6:35 PM (Midweek Evening Service of the Holy Eucharist)
Intercessory Prayer Service each 2nd Saturday of the month @ 11:00 AM