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In today’s Old Testament Reading, when Abram trusted God’s promise of a son, he and Sarai were old and childless. But God had much more than one son in mind for the patriarch: the Promised Land as an inheritance and innumerable descendants. The Epistle is a list of people who have preceded us in faith. And now it is our turn, for in one of Abraham’s offspring, Jesus, all God’s promises were fulfilled. And by the Holy Spirit’s gift of faith, we can trust Him for all we need. The promise is not only for the physical things we think we need; the inheritance is the promised land of heaven and citizenship in God’s kingdom. “Seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you,” our Lord promises (Luke 12:31).
O.T. Genesis 15:1–6 (God tells Abram he will have a large family.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/15/1-6?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019
N. T. Hebrews 11:1–16 (People of faith before us are examples for us.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/hebrews/11/1-16?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 12:22–34 (Jesus encourages us to not be afraid.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/12/22-34?_ga=2.106003392.255327400.1659536959-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Ed Mohlenhoff
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Charlotte Visbeck in memory of Pauline Johnson.
Our Christian Congratulations
are extended to Matthew Orgill & Carly Martz who were married yesterday by Pastor Schonberg. May God bless their life together with His Gracious presence and forgiving love!
August Mission of the Month
The Joan Valentine House is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation composed of family members and friends of the mentally ill who are dedicated to providing residents with the safe, healthy, pleasant, caring environment they deserve. The Joan Valentine House is committed to the total care of each resident, which includes full housing provisions, the coordination of health care thru physical and psychiatric health care providers, and various additional support services. They are located on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach. Thank you for your support.
Our chancel is vested with green paraments to indicate the life and growth that God’s Spirit works in us through His Word and Sacraments.
Reusable Bags from Point Pleasant Chambers of Commerce
Available on the literature table in the foyer/narthex. Good Shepherd is among the advertisers included on the tote bag. Please help yourself!
Free Stuff Table
Please browse and help yourself. Take something for your family or friends. This time, there are back issues of The Lutheran Witness from 2007 to 2011.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Dear Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, On May 24, 2022, an unspeakable evil descended upon our small, beloved town of Uvalde. The terror experienced first-hand, and the second-hand trauma that accompanied it, will not be going away for quite some time. Even though we have a strong, resilient community, the sickening level of brutality at Robb Elementary has shaken us all to the core. We thank you for the prayers you have already said for
us and we ask you to keep us all in your prayers as we continue to move forward under God's grace. With heavy hearts, we thank you for contributing $861.00 towards the Robb Help Fund. We are in the
process of forming a committee to create a distribution policy and to manage the proper disbursement of funds. We will be the best stewards of these funds as we can be. Our goal is to use these funds to make sure nobody falls through unforeseen proverbial cracks. As we tackle this new mountain before us, there will be obstacles and needs that arise. Your contribution will help us accomplish our goal.
May God grant us all His comfort and peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank you again for your prayers and generous contribution. To God be all glory!
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 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: 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
Jeremiah 23:16–29 (God decries the false prophets.)
Hebrews 11:17-40; 12:1–3 (Heroes of faith acted when tested.)
Luke 12:49–56 (Jesus says families will be divided over Him.)