The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
The words of the prophet Zechariah echo throughout this special day: “Behold your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is He, humble and mounted on a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). On this day, we remember how Jesus Christ, the King of all creation, came down the Mount of Olives riding “a colt, the foal of a donkey.” We know the time and the place of that coming down the hill and traveling in procession across the valley and up to the city of Jerusalem. Jesus rode down a real mountain in a definite time in history and at a place still very much there today. All this was for a most certain purpose. On this day of celebration and of sorrow, we have reason to rejoice in the salvation our humble King brought for us to and through Jerusalem and to the cross on Calvary’s hill. The people there called out Hosanna!—which means “save us now!” And Jesus fulfilled their—and our—heart-felt request.
O.T. Deuteronomy 32:36–39 (The Lord will vindicate His people.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/deuteronomy/32/36-39?_ga=2.8018098.1891435189.1649079773-257035986.1643645019
N. T. Philippians 2:5–11 (Christ poured Himself out in death for His people.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/philippians/2/5-11?_ga=2.8018098.1891435189.1649079773-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 19:28-48 (Jesus enters Jerusalem as King.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/19/28-48?_ga=2.27974844.1891435189.1649079773-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Jamie Hawthorne
Our Christian Sympathy
is extended to the family and friends of Hanne Schlecht, who died recently in Massachusetts. Arrangements are pending. May the God of all comfort strengthen all who mourn with the hope and promise of the resurrection and reunion in heaven.
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Jeff Largiader, in honor of the first month he came to Good Shepherd.
April Mission of the Month
Samaritan's Purse is operating an emergency field hospital, medical clinics, and distributing relief items through church partners in Ukraine and Moldova. Through partner churches they are providing food, water, hygiene kits, blankets, winter clothing, and other important items for refugee families. Your donation will help support this cause.
Worship in the Woods
We will not meet in April so we can all be together for our 70th Anniversary, Palm Sunday, and Easter! We will resume on May 1 at 9:00 am outdoors.
Last Call: Good Friday Fish Fry
Join us Good Friday, April 15th, following the 11 am Service, for a delicious fish fry provided by Shore Fresh Seafood Market. Pricing is $10 per person which includes the meal and beverages; all we ask is for you to bring a dessert to share. Meals to go will also be available until 1:00pm. The deadline to order your lunch is TODAY; meals cannot be purchased at the door. Please see Rick Patton to sign up and pay!
What's Happening Soon
Holy Week Services
We will gather at 11:00 AM on Holy Thursday, April 14, and at 11:00 am on Good Friday, April 15, to remember how Jesus instituted His Supper and how He died to save us.
On Holy Saturday, we will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (see insert).
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 17, at 9:00 am for a light (continental) breakfast in the Fellowship Room before we head into the sanctuary for our Easter Service at 10:00 am. Bagels, pastries, coffee, and juice are on the menu.
Join us to remember the events of Holy Week as Jesus accomplished the salvation of the world.
What's Been Happening
Church Life Photos
We have dedicated 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!
Remember Our Homebound and Elderly
Please remember our homebound and elderly in prayer or with a card or phone call: Annaliese Benson, Fran McCallum, and Robert Mueller. Contact information is listed on the board in the foyer/Narthex.
Thank your 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
To Those Who Mourn: Family of friends of Hanne Schlecht
Hospitalized: Dorothy Meyer and Dennis Smith Jr.
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli, Carlee Allfrey
Alice Blaze, Kieran Dillane,
Judy Gruendling, Dale Kaster,
James McCaffrey, Linda McKelvey,
Helen Norris, Tammy Pausz,
Susan Rentas, Kathryn Roach
Bernadette Roman, John Shand,
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: Situation in Ukraine, Kim DeAngelo, James McNellis, Robert H. Mueller, the Murray family, Walters 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
Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Isaiah 65:17–25 (The Lord will create new heavens and
a new earth.)
1 Corinthians 15:19–26 (Christ has been raised from the dead.)
Luke 24:1–12 (The stone has been rolled away! Jesus has risen!)