The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
“How can you be so sure?” That is the question we may find ourselves asking when we read the confidence expressed by Paul in today’s Epistle: “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8); “The Lord stood by me and strengthened me. . . . I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. . . . The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom” (2 Timothy 4:17–18a). “Paul, how can you be so sure?” Today’s service will help us to see that Paul’s certainty was not based upon his strength of faith or his works of ministry; no, it was based solely on God’s faithfulness to him in Jesus Christ, the Crucified! Through His Word and Spirit, God provides such confidence and certainty to us also as we gather in His presence and are received by Him as members of His heavenly kingdom. “To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:18b).
O.T. Genesis 4:1–15 (Cain and Abel bring their offerings to the Lord.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/genesis/4/1-15?_ga=2.124045065.2080004751.1666184787-257035986.1643645019
N. T. 2 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18 (The Lord will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/2-timothy/4/6-8?_ga=2.124045065.2080004751.1666184787-257035986.1643645019 https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/2-timothy/4/16-18?_ga=2.124045065.2080004751.1666184787-257035986.1643645019
Gospel Luke 18:9–17 (The kingdom of God belongs to the children who come to Jesus.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/luke/18/9-17?_ga=2.124045065.2080004751.1666184787-257035986.1643645019
Reader: Ed Mohlenhoff
October Mission of the Month
You are invited to make a gift to St. Gregory’s Pantry, a local food pantry helping to feed those in need. The holidays are around the corner and this Thanksgiving and Christmas, St. Gregory’s will distribute to over 300 needy families at each distribution and have gifts for children. Through generosity and commitment, St. Gregory’s Pantry provides temporary aid to approximately 10,000 individuals annually. Please make your check out to Good Shepherd and memo it “Mission of the Month”. Thank you!
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.
All Saints Day: November 6, 2022
If you would like a relative or friend who died as a Christian in the past 12 months to be remembered in the Service, please submit their name to Pastor or the Church office by Wednesday, November 2nd.
What's Happening Soon
Trunk or Treat
Good Shepherd will be participating in this year’s Point Pleasant annual Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 25. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Park, at the corner of Beaver Dam Road and Bridge Avenue. At this time, we are asking for candy donations. Last year we ran out very quickly due to the great turnout. Thank you!
Congregational Voters Meeting
Will be held on November 20th following the 10 am Service. We will be discussing Pastor’s retirement and the budget for 2023 and electing Church Council members. Please plan to attend this important meeting!
Last Call: Sunday School Results
The Sunday School has 7 children signed up, 5 in the 3 to 7 year old range, 6 prefer 9:00 am. What we need now is a person or two to teach/coordinate our Sunday School. Please identify yourself/ves to Pastor if you are so moved.
If you plan on attending, please us the signup sheet in the foyer/narthex so Pastor is aware.
What's Been Happening
If You Need Prayer:
Please contact either Jamie Hawthorne (732-267-9518), Diane Mohlenhoff (732-614-3975), or Charlotte Visbeck (732-899-6611). You request will be kept confidential unless you permit it to be shared.
If You Need a Ride to Church:
Please contact Jennifer Herkert (732-644-5956), Melinda Schonberg (732-948-3113), or Warren Wolf (908-278-3778).
Thank you for your continuing support!
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: Paul Wylam
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, Amelia Shappell
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.
Daniel Gewecke Katie Gruendling
Kelly Handy Jonathan Kaster
Matthew Orgill Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Revelation 14:6–7 (The eternal Gospel is to be
proclaimed to every people.)
Romans 3:19–28 (By grace are you saved through faith and not of yourselves.)
John 8:31–36 (If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.)