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    ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
    Sunday, May 24, 2020
    What's Happening Today

    As We Gather

    Our Savior Jesus Christ told us He was going to His Father. The first disciples saw Him do this, actually leaving them and us behind, ascending through the clouds. But they and we are to know His “going” is not exactly His “leaving.” For He has not left us alone as orphans. We are to know that His real presence with us is now not by sight but by faith through His Sacraments. It is His voice we hear from now on, saying, “I forgive you all your sins.” By faith we know that Holy Baptism and Holy Communion are not primarily something we do only to remember Him but the Means by which He washes us and fills us now with His righteousness. Through it all, we are formed by His cross, enduring suffering for His sake with the great and sure hope that, in the end, we will be with Him forever.


    Today’s Readings

    First Reading   Acts 1:12–26 (Matthias chosen to replace Judas)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/1/12-26

    N. T.  1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11  (Suffering as a Christian)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-peter/4/12-19

    https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-peter/5/6-11

    Gospel John 17:1–11 (The High Priestly Prayer)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/17/1-11




    May Mission of the Month- Baby Bottle Boomerang

    The Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser usually brings in almost half of the annual budget for The Open Door! Your donation will help mothers in need. Please note, we will NOT be distributing, filling, or collecting baby bottles this year. Please donate your gift(s) to Good Shepherd either online or by mail and indicate that they are for the May Mission of the Month, or The Open Door, or the Baby Bottle Boomerang. We will then send a check from the church to The Open Door. Thank you!



    Our Christian Congratulations 

    are extended to Bob Mueller and his family on the occasion of his 100th birthday this Friday, May 29! We ask that you please send him a greeting to Sunnyside Manor 2500 Ridgewood Road

    Wall, NJ 07719, and remember him with joy in your prayers. This year Bob’s family will not be able to celebrate with him at the Manor, but the staff will surely make this memorable for all. May our loving God grant Bob and his family a joyful celebration on the 29th!


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      ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
      Sunday, May 17, 2020
      What's Happening Today

      As We Gather

      Our fifty-day celebration of Easter continues as we solemnly gather in the presence of our crucified and risen Savior Jesus Christ. Present He is for we see and hear Him touching and speaking to us through His Spirit, in the water of Holy Baptism, in His very body and blood in Holy Communion, in His words of Holy Absolution, and in the preaching of His Word. We gather not as much to give anything to Him but to receive from Him His gifts of deliverance, salvation, and righteousness. Today, once again He bestows on you His own righteousness, making of us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession. Our sin has been taken away, and we are renewed with eternal life by the faith created in us by His Spirit. In this faith our doubts and fears are taken away as we look forward to our heavenly home, the many rooms and mansions, the place prepared for us, as we await His final return.



      Today’s Readings

      First Reading   Acts 17:16–31 (Paul in Athens)

      https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/17/16-3

      N. T.     1 Peter 3:13–22 (Suffering for Christ) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-peter/3/13-22

      Gospel John 14:15–21  (The promise of the Holy Spirit)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/14/15-21




      May Mission of the Month- Baby Bottle Boomerang

      The Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser usually brings in almost half of the annual budget for The Open Door! Your donation will help mothers in need. Please note, we will NOT be distributing, filling, or collecting baby bottles this year. Please donate your gift(s) to Good Shepherd either online or by mail and indicate that they are for the May Mission of the Month, or The Open Door, or the Baby Bottle Boomerang. We will then send a check from the church to The Open Door. Thank you!





      1. published a newsletter

        ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
        Sunday, May 10, 2020
        What's Happening Today

        As We Gather

        Our fifty-day celebration of Easter continues as we solemnly gather in the presence of our crucified and risen Savior Jesus Christ. Present He is for we see and hear Him touching and speaking to us through His Spirit, in the water of Holy Baptism, in His very body and blood in Holy Communion, in His words of Holy Absolution, and in the preaching of His Word. We gather not as much to give anything to Him but to receive from Him His gifts of deliverance, salvation, and righteousness. Today, once again He bestows on you His own righteousness, making of us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession. Our sin has been taken away, and we are renewed with eternal life by the faith created in us by His Spirit. In this faith our doubts and fears are taken away as we look forward to our heavenly home, the many rooms and mansions, the place prepared for us, as we await His final return.



        Today’s Readings

        First Lesson   Acts 6:1–9; 7:2a, 51–60 (Stephen chosen, the first martyr) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/6/1-9https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/7/2 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/7/51-60

        N. T.     1 Peter 2:2–10  (A living stone and a holy people) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-peter/2/2-10

        Gospel John 14:1–14    (I am the way, the truth, and the life.)https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/14/1-14


        Our Christian Sympathy

        is extended to the family and friends of Virginia (Ginny) DeRosa, who died in Florida several weeks ago. Arrangements for a Memorial Service are awaiting the loosening of current pandemic restrictions. May the God of all comfort strengthen all who mourn with the hope and promise of the resurrection and reunion in heaven. 



        May Mission of the Month- Baby Bottle Boomerang

        The Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser usually brings in almost half of the annual budget for The Open Door! Your donation will help mothers in need.  Please note, we will NOT be distributing, filling, or collecting baby bottles this year. Please donate your gift(s) to Good Shepherd either online or by mail and indicate that they are for the May Mission of the Month, or The Open Door, or the Baby Bottle Boomerang. We will then send a check from the church to The Open Door. Thank you!