The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
God’s promise of life in the rainbow summons us to hope in God. The apostle Paul urges us to discover and to know how real and firm is God’s love. Like the fearful disciples in today’s Gospel, we may have doubts of faith. But God’s Word assures us: “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid” (Mark 6:50). This causes us to stop our worrying and believe. Hope in God can calm you. The love of God can convince you. Here, now, at His mighty Word, your sins are forgiven, and you have hope, love, and life. We now gather before Him, our Creator, our Redeemer, and our loving God.
O.T. Genesis 9:8–17 (The covenant of the rainbow) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/9/8-17?_ga=2.175677282.155375499.1626706252-402095793.1559144528
N. T. Ephesians 3:14–21 (Prayer for spiritual strength) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ephesians/3/14-21?_ga=2.175677282.155375499.1626706252-402095793.1559144528
Gospel Mark 6:45–56 (Jesus walks on water.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/mark/6/45-56?_ga=2.183688294.155375499.1626706252-402095793.1559144528
Reader Carlie Ziedler
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Charlotte Visbeck in honor of Amelia Shappell’s 15th birthday.
Last Call: July Mission of the Month
We are blessed in the LCMS with pastors and leaders well-equipped by our two world-class seminaries. Every gift to the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund supports both seminaries as they continue preparing future messengers of God’s forgiveness. Every donation helps LCMS seminaries and is an easy way to make a lasting difference.
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.
Check out this drone footage of Good Shepherd!
What's Happening Soon
Meditation Platform Project- Update from Brandon
The planning and fundraising aspects of my project are now complete, now I just need the manpower to wrap it up. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. The dates and times are as follows: July 23rd and 24th from 8am-5pm, and July 25th from 8-10am and 12-4pm (if needed). All who wish to assist should bring working/gardening gloves, and wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty, as well as bring shovels and hand rakes. Refreshments will be provided to those who attend.
What's Been Happening
There are currently a few tasks around the church and church grounds that need some tending to. It takes a lot of work and a lot of hands to keep things in good shape. Please take a look at the list below and assess if there is something you would be able to help with. With your help we will be able to get our church in tip top shape in no time.
1. Replace all 11 shades in the Sanctuary (Lowes accordion shades).
2. Caulk and weather strip around/ between the main doors and Christian Education Building doors.
3. Paint two ceiling tiles in Pastor’s Office.
4. Replace or wash light covers in Fellowship Room.
5. Reattach bottom of left sink cabinet and replace (or cover) counter between stove in upper basement.
6. Repair 4 light fixtures in far right corner of upper basement.
7. Paint red door and white panel by choir loft and paint cross on elevator tower.
8. Adopt-a-Spot (see below).
9. Repair southwest column on porch and paint all posts at the parsonage-in progress.
Any questions regarding these repairs, please see a trustee. Thank you!
Now that the growing season has "sprung" upon us, it's time to keep up with the weeds around our church building. It would be wonderful if one or two people or families would "adopt-a-spot" and maintain it into the Fall. There are five spots that need attention:
1. South end of our Christian Education Building (where the garbage bins are located)
2. Left of the entrance to our Christian Education Building (our Nursery School entrance)
3. Between the south side of the original church building and the ramp (please kill the vine)
4. West side of the original church building (between the main and back doors)
5. Inside the courtyard
6. North side of the church building, along Route 88 (definitely more than one person/family)
You don't need permission or to tell anyone (unless you want to). Just show up and make the weeds disappear. We'll even reimburse you for minor expenses. Thank you!
Remember Our Homebound and Elderly
Please remember our homebound and elderly in prayer or with a card or phone call: Annaliese Benson, Fran McCallum,Robert Mueller, and Rev. Paul Voitko. Contact information is listed on the board in the foyer/Narthex.
Thank you for your continuing support!
This Week at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
In Our Prayers
To add someone to our list, please fill out a pink Prayer Request Form and submit it to Pastor or the Church office. Also, please let us know when we can remove names. Prayer requests submitted without a pink form are removed after one week. If we have removed a name in error, please resubmit the name and accept our apologies. Thank you.
Rev. Dale and Suzanne Kaster, Prague
Pastor Matt Lytikainen and the Kairos Network
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Alles Blaze
Kieran Dillane Sr Jeff Luckenback
James McCaffrey Daniel McCallum
Linda McKelvey Susan Rentas
Bernadette Roman John Shand
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: Garrett T. Midgett II, Robert H. Mueller, the Murray family, Jack Pausz, and Zupanc family. All who serve to keep us healthy, fed, and supplied.
Armed Forces: All who serve to keep us safe.
Justin Gruendling Kate Gruendling
Kelly Handy Travis Harvey Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Exodus 16:2–15 (Bread from heaven)
Ephesians 4:1–16 (Unity in the Body of Christ)
John 6:22–35 (Jesus is the bread of life.)