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    ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
    Sunday, August 7, 2022

    What's Happening Today

    As We Gather

    In today’s Old Testament Reading, when Abram trusted God’s promise of a son, he and Sarai were old and childless. But God had much more than one son in mind for the patriarch: the Promised Land as an inheritance and innumerable descendants. The Epistle is a list of people who have preceded us in faith. And now it is our turn, for in one of Abraham’s offspring, Jesus, all God’s promises were fulfilled. And by the Holy Spirit’s gift of faith, we can trust Him for all we need. The promise is not only for the physical things we think we need; the inheritance is the promised land of heaven and citizenship in God’s kingdom. “Seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you,” our Lord promises (Luke 12:31).

     

    Today’s Readings

    O.T. Genesis 15:1–6 (God tells Abram he will have a large family.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/15/1-6?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019

    N. T. Hebrews 11:1–16 (People of faith before us are examples for us.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/hebrews/11/1-16?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019

    Gospel Luke 12:22–34 (Jesus encourages us to not be afraid.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/12/22-34?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019

    Reader: Ed Mohlenhoff

     

    Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

    By Charlotte Visbeck in memory of Pauline Johnson.


    Our Christian Congratulations

    are extended to Matthew Orgill & Carly Martz who were married yesterday by Pastor Schonberg. May God bless their life together with His Gracious presence and forgiving love!


    August Mission of the Month 

    The Joan Valentine House is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation composed of family members and friends of the mentally ill who are dedicated to providing residents with the safe, healthy, pleasant, caring environment they deserve. The Joan Valentine House is committed to the total care of each resident, which includes full housing provisions, the coordination of health care thru physical and psychiatric health care providers, and various additional support services. They are located on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach. Thank you for your support.

     

    Seasonal Insight

    Our chancel is vested with green paraments to indicate the life and growth that God’s Spirit works in us through His Word and Sacraments.

     

    Reusable Bags from Point Pleasant Chambers of Commerce

    Available on the literature table in the foyer/narthex. Good Shepherd is among the advertisers included on the tote bag. Please help yourself!

     

    Free Stuff Table

    Please browse and help yourself. Take something for your family or friends. This time, there are back issues of The Lutheran Witness from 2007 to 2011.







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      ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
      Sunday, July 31, 2022

      What's Happening Today

      As We Gather

      All three Readings today bemoan the problems of worldly people. Vainly do they strive for material goods, for, as “the Preacher” notes, you can’t take it with you. Indeed, at any time, as Jesus reminds a man wanting his fair share of an inheritance, your soul can be required. Then to whom shall your things belong? But while Paul in the Epistle reminds his readers about what their lives were like once upon a time, he also reminds them that in Holy Baptism they have been raised with Christ and promises that they (we!) will appear with Him in glory. Today is a day to look up to the things that are above, remember our Baptism, and “serve the Lord with gladness!” (Psalm 100:2).

       

      Today’s Readings

      O.T. Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 (Life is much more than possessions.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/2/18-26?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/1/12-14?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/1/2?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019

      N. T. Colossians 3:1–11 (In Baptism, our old selves were buried with Christ.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/colossians/3/1-11?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019

      Gospel Luke 12:13–21   (Life means more than earthly treasures.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/12/13-21?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019

      Reader: Matt Martz

       

      Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

      By Warren Wolf, to celebrate his dad’s 95th birthday.

       

      Many Thanks

      To Rev. Philip Matarazzo, who is filling in for Pastor Schonberg this morning. May God bless him as he brings us God’s Word and leads us in worship. While Pastor Schonberg is on vacation, if an emergency arises requiring pastoral care, please contact Rev. Ken Fosse 732-363-0732. Pastor Schonberg will be back in the office on Wednesday, August 3.



      Last call: July Mission of the Month 

      Chiromissons provides free care to underprivileged children and people in third world countries. They have served over 550,000 youngsters and over 1,950,000 people in this capacity. This organization runs mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries. With the use of chiropractic care, Chiromissons is adjusting the osseous structures and restoring tone to the nervous system and has helped thousands of patients overcome a wide range of health issues.

       

      Free Stuff Table

      There are now binders and hand sanitizer available. Please help yourselves!








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        ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
        Sunday, July 24, 2022

        What's Happening Today

        As We Gather

        The Lord not only teaches us what to pray for but also how to pray. With the words of the Lord’s Prayer, we are directed in confidence to the Lord. When doubts arise, we are reminded of how earthly fathers give good gifts to their children and we are encouraged to believe that God will do so even more for us, because of our Savior Jesus Christ. It can be tempting to think of ourselves as the center of our prayers instead of the God who graciously invites us to pray and promises to hear and answer us. Today we are encouraged to learn from Jesus and to pray in His name to the Father, trusting that He will give us all good things and all things needful.

         

        Today’s Readings

        O.T. Genesis 18:17–33 (Abraham asks the Lord to spare Sodom and Gomorrah.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/18/17-33?_ga=2.158204986.1466211880.1658150424-257035986.1643645019

        N. T. Colossians 2:6–15 (Once dead, God made us alive in Christ.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/colossians/2/6-15?_ga=2.158204986.1466211880.1658150424-257035986.1643645019

        Gospel Luke 11:1–13 (“Lord, teach us to pray.”) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/11/1-13?_ga=2.158204986.1466211880.1658150424-257035986.1643645019

        Reader: Carlie Zeidler

         

        Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

        By Charlotte Visbeck, in honor of Amelia’s birthday.

         

        Many Thanks

        To Rev. Philip Matarazzo, who is filling in for Pastor Schonberg this morning. May God bless him as he brings us God’s Word and leads us in worship. While Pastor Schonberg is on vacation, if an emergency arises requiring pastoral care, please contact Rev. Ken Fosse 732-363-0732.



        July Mission of the Month 

        Chiromissons provides free care to underprivileged children and people in third world countries. They have served over 550,000 youngsters and over 1,950,000 people in this capacity. This organization runs mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries. With the use of chiropractic care, Chiromissons is adjusting the osseous structures and restoring tone to the nervous system and has helped thousands of patients overcome a wide range of health issues.

         

        Free Stuff Table

        There are now binders and hand sanitizer available. Please help yourselves!








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          ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
          Sunday, July 17, 2022

          What's Happening Today

          As We Gather

          Our prayers are filled with “just one more thing” that we ask of God. Crowded into the prayers of God’s people are the manifold concerns and burdens of this mortal life. But from another perspective, it is not one more thing but one thing only. In the Gospel for today, we see the contrast between the many things occupying the attention of and creating stress upon, Martha and the one thing needful, which her sister, Mary, has recognized. It is this one thing to which we are called today, and it is the key to finding our way through the stresses, burdens, and concerns that complicate our lives of faith.

           

          Today’s Readings

          O.T. Genesis 18:1–14 (The Lord promises Abraham and Sarah a son.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/18/1-14?_ga=2.189655723.1020226038.1657551735-257035986.1643645019

          N. T. Colossians 1:21–29 (Making known the mystery now revealed in Chris.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/colossians/1/21-29?_ga=2.189655723.1020226038.1657551735-257035986.1643645019

          Gospel Luke 10:38–42 (The Lord visits the home of Mary and Martha.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/10/38-42?_ga=2.189655723.1020226038.1657551735-257035986.1643645019

          Reader: Matt Martz

           

          Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

          By Charlotte Visbeck, in memory of Ray’s father, Nicholas Visbeck.

           

          Many Thanks

          To Vicar Jeffrey Campbell, who is filling in for Pastor Schonberg this morning. May God bless him as he brings us God’s Word and leads us in worship. While Pastor Schonberg is on vacation, if an emergency arises requiring pastoral care, please contact Rev. Ken Fosse at 732-363-0732.


           

          July Mission of the Month 

          Chiromissons provides free care to underprivileged children and people in third world countries. They have served over 550,000 youngsters and over 1,950,000 people in this capacity. This organization runs mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries. With the use of chiropractic care, Chiromissons is adjusting the osseous structures and restoring tone to the nervous system and has helped thousands of patients overcome a wide range of health issues.

           

          Free Stuff Table

          There are now binders and hand sanitizer available. Please help yourselves!

           

          Save the Date!

          Join us on Sunday, September 18, in Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant (site of the former hospital) for our second annual "Family Fun Day”. We will have our Sunday Service at 10:00 AM under the Pavilion, which will include Communion. Immediately following our Service, we will have a picnic lunch. A sign up sheet will be put out in August.







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            ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
            Sunday, July 10, 2022

            What's Happening Today

            As We Gather

            As our gracious God gathers us together in His house today, we are blessed with another opportunity to be filled with His love. This love is the love that enables us to love. It all begins with God, who so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son. This love is found in Jesus, who in great love offered His life upon the cross for us. This love is poured out upon us when we, by the power of the Holy Spirit, believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior. It knows no limits because this love is directed to us in Christ and then through us back to God in lives of worship. But our worship doesn’t stop when the Service is over; no, our love for God continues when it is directed through us toward our neighbors in lives of humble service. The limitless love of God is ours to receive yet again today as we gather to give thanks to the Father above who has “transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13–14).

             

            Today’s Readings

            O.T. Leviticus 18:1–5;19:9–18 (The Lord instructs us to keep His statutes.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/leviticus/19/9-18?_ga=2.181298087.1462971694.1657031147-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/leviticus/18/1-5?_ga=2.181298087.1462971694.1657031147-257035986.1643645019

            N. T. Colossians 1:1–14 (We live by faith in Christ Jesus.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/colossians/1/1-14?_ga=2.181298087.1462971694.1657031147-257035986.1643645019

            Gospel Luke 10:25–37   (The good Samaritan shows love for his neighbor.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/10/25-37?_ga=2.181298087.1462971694.1657031147-257035986.1643645019

            Reader: Ed Mohlenhoff

             

            Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

            By Jeff Largiader, in memory of his father, Carl.

             

            Many Thanks

            To Rev. Philip Matarazzo, who is filling in this morning for Pastor Schonberg who is recovering from a medical procedure. May God bless him as he brings us God’s Word and leads us in worship.

             

            July Mission of the Month 

            Chiromissons provides free care to underprivileged children and people in third world countries. They have served over 550,000 youngsters and over 1,950,000 people in this capacity. This organization runs mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries. With the use of chiropractic care, Chiromissons is adjusting the osseous structures and restoring tone to the nervous system and has helped thousands of patients overcome a wide range of health issues.

             

            Free Stuff Table

            There are now binders and hand sanitizer available. Please help yourselves!

             

            Save the Date!

            Join us on Sunday, September 18, in Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant (site of the former hospital) for our second annual "Family Fun Day”. We will have our Sunday Service at 10:00 AM under the Pavilion, which will include Communion. Immediately following our Service, we will have a picnic lunch. A sign up sheet will be put out in August.







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              ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
              Sunday, July 03, 2022

              What's Happening Today

              As We Gather

              “Peace be to this house!” (Luke 10:5b). “The kingdom of God has come near to you” (Luke 10:9b). Did you catch that? Those are more than words spoken long ago; those are the realities of God’s Word being proclaimed directly to you today! Through the living voice of Jesus, peace comes into Your heart and home. As you lay the burdens of your brokenness at the foot of Christ’s cross, the healing medicine of His Word and Meal fills you with His mercy. The kingdom of God Himself comes to you and your family today as you gather for worship. Within the household of faith, Jesus is here and “brings pleasure eternal”! Since God Himself is present, lift up your hearts to Him in joyful songs of praise!

               

              Today’s Readings

              O.T. Isaiah 66:10–14 (The Lord will extend His peace.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/isaiah/66/10-14?_ga=2.183817696.733971278.1656336159-257035986.1643645019

              N. T. Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18 (Sharing peace, mercy, and all good things) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/galatians/6/1-10?_ga=2.183817696.733971278.1656336159-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/galatians/6/14-18?_ga=2.183817696.733971278.1656336159-257035986.1643645019

              Gospel Luke 10:1–20 (Jesus sends out His messengers of peace.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/10/1-20?_ga=2.183817696.733971278.1656336159-257035986.1643645019

              Reader: Jeff Largiader


              Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God

              By Ed and Diane Mohlenhoff, in honor of their grandson’s 13th birthday. 



              July Mission of the Month 

              The Joan Valentine House is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation composed of family members and friends of the mentally ill who are dedicated to providing residents with the safe, healthy, pleasant, caring environment they deserve. The Joan Valentine House is committed to the total care of each resident, which includes full housing provisions, the coordination of health care thru physical and psychiatric health care providers, and various additional support services. They are located on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant. Thank you for your support.







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                Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30 pm (EDT)
                Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                708 Route 88, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ, 8742