The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
All three Readings today bemoan the problems of worldly people. Vainly do they strive for material goods, for, as “the Preacher” notes, you can’t take it with you. Indeed, at any time, as Jesus reminds a man wanting his fair share of an inheritance, your soul can be required. Then to whom shall your things belong? But while Paul in the Epistle reminds his readers about what their lives were like once upon a time, he also reminds them that in Holy Baptism they have been raised with Christ and promises that they (we!) will appear with Him in glory. Today is a day to look up to the things that are above, remember our Baptism, and “serve the Lord with gladness!” (Psalm 100:2).
O.T. Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 (Life is much more than possessions.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/2/18-26?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/1/12-14?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ecclesiastes/1/2?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019
N. T. Colossians 3:1–11 (In Baptism, our old selves were buried with Christ.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/colossians/3/1-11?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 12:13–21 (Life means more than earthly treasures.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/12/13-21?_ga=2.102357505.1637283210.1658758960-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Matt Martz
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Warren Wolf, to celebrate his dad’s 95th birthday.
To Rev. Philip Matarazzo, who is filling in for Pastor Schonberg this morning. May God bless him as he brings us God’s Word and leads us in worship. While Pastor Schonberg is on vacation, if an emergency arises requiring pastoral care, please contact Rev. Ken Fosse 732-363-0732. Pastor Schonberg will be back in the office on Wednesday, August 3.
Last call: July Mission of the Month
Chiromissons provides free care to underprivileged children and people in third world countries. They have served over 550,000 youngsters and over 1,950,000 people in this capacity. This organization runs mission trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and other countries. With the use of chiropractic care, Chiromissons is adjusting the osseous structures and restoring tone to the nervous system and has helped thousands of patients overcome a wide range of health issues.
Free Stuff Table
There are now binders and hand sanitizer available. Please help yourselves!
A Message from Dottie's House
On behalf of the families who have survived domestic violence and found safe housing and emotional support at Dottie's House - we thank you for your generous contribution. Your $703.00 donation to Dottie's House from June 10, 2022 will help fund our comprehensive programs that provide women with the tools to better their futures and give children the chance to reach their greatest potential. For more details on Dottie's House programs and what we offer to our families please visit our website at www.DottiesHouse.org, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and like us on Facebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
Under Doctor’s Care:
J.R. Aldarelli, Carlee Allfrey,
Alice Blaze, Bill Cerrato, Kieran Dillane,
Judy Gruendling, Dale Kaster,
James McCaffrey, Linda McKelvey,
Richard Norris, Tammy Pausz,
Susan Rentas, John Shand,
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: Situation in Ukraine, those effected by the recent mass shootings, the Brown family, Kim DeAngelo, the Hartdorn family, James McNellis, Robert H. Mueller, the Murray family, and the 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
Genesis 15:1–6 (God tells Abram he will have a large
Hebrews 11:1–16 (People of faith before us are examples for us.)
Luke 12:22–34 (Jesus encourages us to not be afraid.)