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    ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    What's Happening Today

    As We Gather

    “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” (Luke 24:38). These are questions our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ asked of His disciples in another resurrection appearance after that first Easter morning. They are questions that could also be asked of us numerous times in our daily lives as we face trouble and doubts. Yet as Jesus kept on appearing, He kept on showing them Himself, and more than that, He continued to teach and remind them that all that was written was fulfilled in and through Him. Though we cannot physically touch His hands and side, each time we gather, Jesus continues to speak to us, affirming His work, the Word fulfilled, and the worth of humanity for whom He came. Amid troubles and doubts, through Christ, we can “see what kind of love the Father has given to us” (1 John 3:1).

     

    Today’s Readings

    First  Acts 3:11–21 (Peter preaches salvation through Christ.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/3/11-21

    N. T. 1 John 3:1–7 (We are God’s children now.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-john/3/1-7

    Gospel Luke 24:36–49 (The resurrected Christ affirms the fulfillment of God’s Word.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/24/36-49

     

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

    By Charlotte Visbeck in honor of John Raymond Aldarelli’s 21st birthday. 


    Our Christian Sympathy

    is extended to the family and friends of (Rev. Dr.) Alan Ruscito, who died on Wednesday, April 7, and was given Christian burial on Thursday, April 15. Pastor Al and his wife Hannah assisted in our VBS many years ago, and he was our immediate neighbor on Woods End Road. May the God of all comfort strengthen all who mourn with the hope and promise of the resurrection and reunion in heaven.


    April Mission of the Month

    Would you like an opportunity to offer care and comfort to the faculty and staff who are greatly affected by the closure of Concordia Bronxville? The Atlantic District, in partnership with the other East Coast Districts of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have formed the Care & Comfort Fund. This fund will be available to all faculty and staff and will be used, in full, to support their various needs in this time. Their desire is to help as many faculty and staff as they are able. The need is great. The Care & Comfort Fund will be able to offer the support they need.


    Readers Wanted!

    If you would like to join our small band of merry Readers, please contact Jeff Largiader (732-918-9028) or speak to Pastor. We are developing a rotation of Readers and would love to include you. Some level of skill in public reading is preferred, but not required because it can be learned. Please consider this opportunity to serve the Lord and our church.

    Busy Bags

    COVID friendly Busy Bags are available on the table in the foyer/narthex for children who would like an activity to do during the Service. These were printed, packaged, and sanitized in the home office of one person. Feel free to take one for your child(ren) and take them home with you. As these are a one-time use type of activity, they should not be returned or left at the church. Thank you.





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      ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
      Sunday, April 11, 2021

      What's Happening Today

      As We Gather

      We tend to look for things to make faith easier. Signs, wonders, or just little hints here and there would help. But the disciples had all these things and heard Jesus promise His resurrection, and still they gathered behind the locked doors of their fears. What we do have is Christ, His Word that bestows and sustains our faith, and His Holy Sacrament wherein He feeds us with His body and blood. Though we have not seen with our eyes, we see with faith and join with doubting Thomas to confess, “My Lord and my God!”

       

      Today’s Readings

      First  Acts 4:32–35 (The believers were of one heart and soul.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/acts/4/32-35

      N. T. 1 John 1:1–2:2 (If we sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-john-1-1--2-2

      Gospel John 20:19–31 (Blessed are those who have not heard and yet believe.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/20/19-31

       

      Welcome to Vicar Jeff Campbell

      While Pastor Schonberg is on vacation, we welcome Vicar Jeff Campbell to bring us God’s Word and lead us in worship this morning. May God bless his ministry among us and to us today. Pastor Schonberg will be back in the office on Wednesday, April 14.



      April Mission of the Month

      Would you like an opportunity to offer care and comfort to the faculty and staff who are greatly affected by the closure of Concordia Bronxville? The Atlantic District, in partnership with the other East Coast Districts of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have formed the Care & Comfort Fund. This fund will be available to all faculty and staff and will be used, in full, to support their various needs in this time. Their desire is to help as many faculty and staff as they are able. The need is great. The Care & Comfort Fund will be able to offer the support they need.


      Busy Bags

      COVID friendly Busy Bags are available on the table in the foyer/narthex for children who would like an activity to do during the Service. These were printed, packaged, and sanitized in the home office of one person. Feel free to take one for your child(ren) and take them home with you. As these are a one-time use type of activity, they should not be returned or left at the church. Thank you.





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        ReadGood Shepherd Lutheran Church
        04 04 21 - Easter Sunday
      2. published a newsletter

        ReadThe Shepherd's Voice
        Sunday, April 04, 2021

        What's Happening Today

        As We Gather

        Though Christmas may be our favorite, Paul reminds us that Easter is of “first importance.” If Christ had not arisen, our hope would be still locked in the tomb. Because He is risen, just as He said, we have hope of our own resurrection from the dead and look forward to the life everlasting, which death cannot touch. We come here today not simply to remember an event but to rejoice in the future made possible for us because of what happened. Before the world we confess that Jesus’ resurrection is not a hope but a fact witnessed by more than five hundred and on that fact God has built a future for us—one we anticipate now even as we wait to see it fulfilled.

         

        Today’s Readings

        O.T.  Isaiah 25:6–9 (He will swallow up death forever.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/isaiah/25/6-9

        N. T. 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 (Christ appeared to His disciples and to more than five hundred witnesses.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-corinthians/15/1-11

        Gospel Mark 16:1–8 (He is risen; He is not here!) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/mark/16/1-8

         

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

        By Paula Aldarelli, celebrating Ray Visbeck from his grandchildren. 


        Our Christian Sympathy

        is extended to the family and friends of Doris Mingay, who died on Wednesday, March 31, at home. Visitation will be held at the Colonial Funeral Home on Route 88 in Brick on Monday, April 5, from 10:00 AM to Noon, with a Funeral Service there at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at the Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River. May the God of all comfort strengthen all who mourn with the hope and promise of the resurrection and reunion in heaven.


        April Mission of the Month

        Would you like an opportunity to offer care and comfort to the faculty and staff who are greatly affected by the closure of Concordia Bronxville? The Atlantic District, in partnership with the other East Coast Districts of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have formed the Care & Comfort Fund. This fund will be available to all faculty and staff and will be used, in full, to support their various needs in this time. Their desire is to help as many faculty and staff as they are able. The need is great. The Care & Comfort Fund will be able to offer the support they need.


        Busy Bags

        COVID friendly Busy Bags are available on the table in the foyer/narthex for children who would like an activity to do during the Service. These were printed, packaged, and sanitized in the home office of one person. Feel free to take one for your child(ren) and take them home with you. As these are a one-time use type of activity, they should not be returned or left at the church. Thank you.





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          ReadGood Shepherd Lutheran Church
          03 28 21 - Palm Sunday