The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
Like the disciples of old, we look around us and presume that our accomplishments will endure. But even now, they are falling, brick upon brick. There is no repairing a world that must be replaced by a new heaven and a new earth. The urgent need is not to predict when these things will happen, but to endure when they do come. The world is in labor until God delivers His eternal kingdom, but you are not of the world. You belong to the Lord. Through your witness, the elect of many nations will be called by the Spirit through the preaching of the Word. The world will reject you, but you belong to God. He who endures in this faith to the end will be saved.
O.T. Daniel 12:1–3 (Those who are wise shall shine like stars.)
N. T. Hebrews 10:11–25 (A single sacrifice for sins)
Gospel Mark 13:1–13 (The one who endures to the end will be saved.)
Reader Ed Mohlenhoff
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Warren Wolf in memory of Warren H. Wolf.
November Mission of the Month
Compassion Café is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, in Southern Ocean County, founded to provide meaningful employment and job training for adolescents and adults with disabilities. Donations provide the cafe with everything needed to facilitate a real restaurant setting: ordering food, aprons, sanitation, advertising, menus, and much more! The majority of your donation will go directly to funding payroll for the staff of adolescents and adults with disabilities. Thank you for your support!
Worship in the Woods
Sundays at 9:00 AM in our "Outdoor Prayer Chapel" we will meet in front of the big white cross. Feel free to bring your own seating, or you can sit in the benches provided. It will be a spoken Service so it should conclude by 9:40-ish.
We will meet as long as the following two conditions are met:
1. it's not raining or snowing (although it might be fun to meet in the snow:)
2. it's above 32 degrees in actual temperature and wind chill temperature.
If it's raining, snowing, or below 32 actual or wind chill degrees, we will not meet.
Unfortunately, at this time, Holy Communion will not be offered at this Service, but it will continue to be offered every Sunday at our 10:00 AM indoor Service. However, Pastor can arrange for private Communion for you. Please contact him so he can set up an appointment.
The weather should be really nice for the next several weeks, and we'll need to bundle up a bit in November. Then we'll see how things go in December. Please join us as you are able.
Free Stuff Table
Now loaded with new goodies in the foyer/narthex. Luther stuff in the right; church life stuff on the left. Check it out and help yourself.
What's Happening Soon
Congregational Voters Meeting
Will be held on November 21st following the 10 am Service. We will be electing Church Council Members for 2022 as well as Nursery School Board of Directors . We will also have a look at the 2022 budget. The meeting will be followed by a soup luncheon. Please join us! A sign-up sheet can be found in the foyer/narthex to confirm your attendance and to let us know what food item you will bring. You can also call the church office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held this year on Wednesday, November 24, at 11:00 AM. Please join us as we thank God for His grace and mercy and other blessings during the past year. Each family in attendance will receive a loaf of bread for their Thanksgiving table.
We will be having mid-week Advent Services on Wednesday, December 1, 8, and 15, at 11 am. We will be looking at John the Baptist: His Birth, Ministry, and Death. Please join us!
It is that time again! Once again, we will be placing poinsettias around our altar area. The cost per plant remains $9, cash only. Please see an Altar Guild member in the narthex/foyer to place your order. Your plant(s) may be taken home after Christmas morning Service.
What's Been Happening
Church Life Photos
We would like to dedicate one of our bulletin boards to church life and memories. If you have photos of any events or happenings with Good Shepherd then please email them to email@example.com or pop them in the church office mailbox. Thank you!
Last Call: Church Council Positions
We have important positions in our Church Council still open, to those who are willing to volunteer their time and effort towards the maintenance and governance of our church.
Currently, we have the following openings:
· Elder (one year vacancy, for 2022)
· Deacon 2022-2024
· Trustee 2022-2024
If you are interested in further serving our Lord, please contact Jeff Largiader by call or text
(732-757-2984) or speak with him or Ed Mohlenhoff at our Sunday church service.
Thanks then to all who serve for the benefit of all of us, on behalf of our Lord.
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 in upper basement.
6. Repair 4 light fixtures in far right corner of upper basement.
7. Paint white panel by choir loft and clean/paint cross on elevator tower.
8. Adopt-a-Spot (see below).
Any questions regarding these repairs, please see a trustee. 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: Suzie Moshier
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Carlee Allred
Alles Blaze Kieran Dillane Sr
Marion Dillane Mary Elliott
Jerry Ferrara James McCaffrey
Daniel McCallum Linda McKelvey
Susan Rentas Bernadette Roman
Jenn Shand John Shand
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: Dan Largiader, 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.
Kate Gruendling Kelly Handy
Travis Harvey Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Isaiah 51:4–6 (Keep your eyes open for Jesus—righteousness draws near.)
Jude 20–25 (Remember your identity in Christ.)
Mark 13:24–37 (The end is near.)