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In the traditional “learning trio” of reading, writing, and arithmetic, the first two of the listed disciplines deal with words. Spoken and written communication are vital throughout life. But learning numbers and how to work with them, understand them, and use them well is also important. The books of the Bible include many numbers, each of which has special significance. The fourth book of the Old Testament is called Numbers because it contains the results of two censuses of the Hebrew people taken after the exodus from Egypt, one beginning in the first chapter and the second beginning in chapter 26. The Lord God demanded that each of His people was accounted for and known. His care for each of us continues, as is reflected in His Word through the prophet Isaiah, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1b). God sees each of us as “number one” in His loving view!
O.T. Amos 6:1–7 (God’s people are warned by the prophet.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/amos/6/1-7?_ga=2.147482995.558356452.1663594112-257035986.1643645019
N. T. 1 Timothy 3:1–13 (The qualities needed in an overseer and deacon) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-timothy/3/1-13?_ga=2.147482995.558356452.1663594112-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 16:19–31 (The story of the rich man and poor Lazarus) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/16/19-31?_ga=2.147482995.558356452.1663594112-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Matt Martz
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Robert and Louise Lusardi in celebration of Logan’s 17th birthday.
Last Call: 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.
Town Hall Meeting 1
Pastor Schonberg invites the congregation to a conversation TODAY, after the 10:00 am Service to discuss his upcoming retirement. He will explain a few things and answer questions to the best of his ability to help us better prepare for the upcoming transition. This is not an official congregational voters meeting, but rather a sharing of information for the purpose of gaining greater understanding. Please plan on attending.
Town Hall Meeting 2
NJ District President Rev. Steven Gewecke will be with us on Sunday, October 2, to meet with the congregation after the 10:00 am Service regarding Pastor's upcoming retirement. He will also explain things and answer questions as only he can to help us prepare for the upcoming transition. This will also not be an official congregational voters meeting, but President Gewecke hopes the meeting will result in the congregation having a sense of direction for the near future. Please plan on attending. The Deacons will provide light lunch fare after the meeting.
Bible Class Resumes
Our weekly Bible Class will resume meeting on Monday, October 3, at 4:00 pm. Please join us in the Fellowship Room as we focus on various topics in the various resources we have accumulated over the years.
Last Call: Bible Basics Class for Adults
This class is 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.
Last Call: Ride Team
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.
Last Call: Prayer Team
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.
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:
Joan Aldarelli J.R. Aldarelli,
Carlee Allfrey, Alice Blaze,
Kieran Dillane, J udy 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 6:1–7 (God’s people are warned by the prophet.)
1 Timothy 3:1–13 (The qualities needed in an overseer and deacon)
Luke 16:19–31 (The story of the rich man and poor Lazarus)