The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
Bread, in one form or another, is a diet staple in most every culture. Though today we can be overwhelmed at the grocery store with countless types and styles, even in its simplest form, bread continues to sustain stomachs in a variety of ways. Bread, or the simplest form of manna, is what the Lord would use to sustain His people in the wilderness, and the image of bread is what He would use to help people understand the greater gift He came to give in His own Son. Yet, more than sustaining a diet for this body and life, Jesus, the bread of life, has come to serve us salvation, sustain our souls, and feed us with His forgiveness.
O.T. Exodus 16:2–15 (Bread from heaven) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/exodus/16/2-15?_ga=2.227814366.290779370.1627316433-402095793.1559144528
N. T. Ephesians 4:1–16 (Unity in the Body of Christ) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ephesians/4/1-16?_ga=2.227814366.290779370.1627316433-402095793.1559144528
Gospel John 6:22–35 (Jesus is the bread of life.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/6/22-35?_ga=2.227814366.290779370.1627316433-402095793.1559144528
Reader Ed Mohlenhoff
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Warren Wolf for his dad’s heavenly birthday.
August Mission of the Month
Panthers Let’s Eat is a group of parent volunteers from the Point Pleasant Community. They work in conjunction with the Ocean Road School PTO. Their mission is to provide children who are on the free/reduced lunch program healthy meals when school is not in session. They receive food and monetary donations from local residents and business, which help to provide families in the program with meals and snacks during school breaks. Their goal is to replace the meals that a child would normally receive during the school year. Panthers Let’s Eat provides assistance in all four schools of Point Pleasant Boro: Ocean Road, Nellie Bennett, Memorial Middle School, and Pt. Pleasant High School.
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.
What's Been Happening
Meditation Platform Complete
Thanks to all the efforts of those who donated time or money towards my project, it has finally been completed! The platform is ready to use for meditation and prayer. I once again thank you all for all the support that was given, I couldn’t have done it without you! - Brandon Erlenmeyer
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 clean/paint cross on elevator tower.
8. Adopt-a-Spot (see below).
9. Paint all posts at the parsonage.
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 Nursery School entrance- in progress
3. Between the south side of the original church building and the ramp - in progress
4. West side of the original church building (between the main and back doors)
5. Inside the courtyard (our Nursery School playground)
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
Hospitalized: Kevin Brady
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Carlee Allred
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, 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
Proverbs 9:1–10 (God’s way of wisdom)
Ephesians 5:6–21 (Walking in the way of wisdom and love)