The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
Although there are important times for silence in worship, the hearing of God’s Word is central to the worship service. The reading of the Word becomes a focus for our growing in faith. From earliest times, God has directed His people to read His Word. In Exodus, it is recorded that Moses “took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people” (Exodus 24:7). In the Collect for “Grace to receive the Word,” we pray that we may hear the Holy Scriptures and, most importantly, “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them” (LSB, p. 308). We have that grace-filled opportunity once again. May we take full advantage of it to the glory of God!
O.T. Ezekiel 34:11–24 (God will personally search for His sheep.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/ezekiel/34/11-24?_ga=2.137308208.1602850202.1662470007-257035986.1643645019
N. T. 1 Timothy 1:12–17 (Christ Jesus came to the world to save sinners.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-timothy/1/12-17?_ga=2.137308208.1602850202.1662470007-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 15:1–10 (Jesus tells the parables of the lost sheep and lost coin.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/15/1-10?_ga=2.137308208.1602850202.1662470007-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Jamie Hawthorne
September 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.
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!
Bible Basics Class for Adults
This class in intended for people from a non-Lutheran background who would like to join Good Shepherd, and for people from our church who would like to refresh their theology and beliefs (and get to know some potential new members). There is no obligation to join. The class will meet on Thursdays from September 29-December 15, from 4:00-5:15 or 7:00-8:15. Please sign the sheet in the foyer/narthex to indicate your preference.
Men of Faith
Has returned! Please join us in the kitchen at 5:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The Men of Faith explore various topics. Each meeting begins with dinner, which the men take turns providing.
Who would like to help someone out by giving them a ride to church on Sundays or take them to an appointment? If that person is you, please sign up using the sheet in the foyer/ narthex. We would like to organize a team of people who could offer their time to others in our congregation who need a ride.
With the beginning of a new season, it is a good time to reorganize our Prayer Team from several years ago. The purpose of the Prayer Team is to bring the compassion of Christ to bear on people through prayer so they can live with some sense of hope and joy. If you would like to serve, please sign the sheet in the foyer/narthex with your contact information.
Last Call: Save the Date!
Join us next Sunday, September 18, in Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant (site of the former hospital) for our second "Family Fun Day"! We will have our Sunday Service at 10:00 AM under the Pavilion, which will include our annual "Back to School Blessing". Immediately following our Service, we will have a Picnic, featuring individually wrapped Jersey Mike's subs. Please sign up using the sheet the foyer/narthex. Please mark what subs you and your family members would like. There will be no Worship in the Woods this day.
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.
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
Hospitalized : Eugenia Smith
Under Doctor’s Care:
J.R. Aldarelli, Carlee Allfrey,
Alice Blaze, Bill Cerrato, Kieran Dillane,
Judy Gruendling, Dale Kaster,
James McCaffrey, Linda McKelvey,
Tammy Pausz, Susan Rentas,
Kate Rubin, John Shand,
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: The Brown family, Kim DeAngelo, 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
Amos 8:4–7 (An exhortation to live justly)
1 Timothy 2:1–15(The Lord wants all people to be saved.)
Luke 16:1–15(Jesus calls His disciples to make serving Him the priority.)