If you are submitting an article for the July 2019 edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter, please email your article to Rev. Graf by Monday morning, June 24.
This Saturday, June 15, our Pastor and Lay Leadership will gather together for a day-long leadership retreat. Please remember our church leadership in your prayer offerings. These leaders work hard, week in and week out, and day in and day out, for the continued betterment of our Good Shepherd Church family of faith. Many important items will be on the leadership retreat agenda, including issues as diverse as “transportation to church for our older members” and “attracting new families to our church parish.” Pray for your leaders!
By Heidi LaGarde
Our June-August mission will be Hope Lodge in Jefferson, LA. "The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers." In additional to monetary donations, we will also be collecting items that the families need to use during the duration of their stay. These items include personal hygiene products (soap, wash cloths,tooth brushes, toothpaste, etc). Disposable products (paper plates, plastic utensils, paper towels, toilet paper, and plastic cups) will also be collected.
We look forward to being able to bless the Hope Lodge in appreciation of their dedication to cancer patients and their families!
Acts 8 gives the story of the Holy Spirit telling St. Philip to find a specific man--an important government official who was a eunuch. Obedient, Philip found the man who was reading from Scripture.
Philip asked him “Do you understand what you are reading?” to which the man replies “How can I unless somebody explains it to me?”
Which character are you? Are you the important government official who desires to know more and understand the Faith more deeply? If so, are you taking advantage of all that GSC has to offer--Sunday worship, Sunday Bible study, Midweek Holy Eucharist, Monthly Intercessory Prayer, adult Christian Education programs, etc.?
Or... are you like St. Philip? Who might God be asking you to bring to Good Shepherd Church so that they can understand?
Let me know if I can help.
The June edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter is now available for download. Paper copies are also available at church.
Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club announces Jambalaya and Jam (aka, Jam Jam) to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. This event will be held in the Good Shepherd Church Fellowship Hall located at 5122 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA.
Come eat dinner with us, (Jambalaya, salad, bread) and listen to and/or dance to, played and sung live, “Oldies but Goodies”. All for the very reasonable ticket price of $15.00 per adult or $10.00 per child (under 12 years of age).
In addition to the meal and music, a silent auction will also be held at Jam Jam.
The Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club would greatly appreciate if you not only purchase tickets for the Jam Jam but help us sell as many tickets as you can. If anyone wishes to purchase tickets on line, go to https://www.goodshepherdmet.com/jam-jam.html. You can even use “Pay Pal”.
ALL, 100%, of the money raised at this event will be used for the purchase and construction of the Good Shepherd Church, new street sign. The Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club DOES NOT benefit from this event in any way.
Come and join us for an evening of good food and good music!
Article by D.J. Estopinal. Photo by Rebecca Estopinal
Sunday, May 12, 2019 was Mother’s Day. All of the ladies attending Good Shepherd Church’s 10:00 AM service were treated to a gift from Good Shepherd Church. On behalf of the GSC Christian Education Department, Mrs. Renée Graf handed out Ladies Devotional hand books to all of the ladies present.
However, the ladies of the church were surprised when just after Pastor Graf made the church announcements during the service, all of the attending members of the Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club got up and moved to the front of the church. Each of the Men’s Club members were given a handful of red carnation flowers. They then proceeded to hand out the carnations to all of the ladies seated in the church.
These red carnations were purchased by the Good Shepherd Church Men’s Club to show their appreciation and love for all of the ladies, wives and mothers of Good Shepherd Church.
All of the ladies seemed to enjoy and appreciated getting the red carnations.
Our Spring mission at Good Shepherd is 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."