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Ever since Pontius Pilate worried that someone would steal the body of the crucified Jesus and claim that He had risen from the dead, many have doubted and called the resurrection a lie. But Jesus is risen bodily from the dead. Today, the Holy Church throughout the world boldly testifies to the fact that Christ is risen. Still, this fact remains an article of faith. Such faith is not a result of mere imagination, however, but is the very creation of God the Holy Spirit by the mighty Word of God handed down to us by the testimony of many witnesses. The resurrection is the fact of God’s love. He really is risen! Alleluia!
First.: Acts 10:34–43 (The Gospel is for all.)
N.T.: Colossians 3:1–4 (Raised with Christ)
Gospel: Matthew 28:1–10 (The women visit the tomb.)
Reader: Jeff Largiader
April Mission of the Month
Dottie’s House provides housing assistance and programs for women and children dealing with domestic violence in Ocean County NJ, serving all of NJ. Dottie’s House is a long-term, comprehensive program offering a multitude of services to the residents who live there including weekly case management, supportive counseling, domestic violence groups, and therapeutic art classes for the children. They reside in fully furnished apartments, equipped with everything necessary to complete their homes and are able to take everything with them when they successfully graduate from the program. Your donation will help families receive ongoing support on a daily basis to ensure their recovery as they work towards independence and a life free from violence.
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Warren Meyer for Dorothy Meyer’s 94th birthday.
Our chancel is vested with and gold paraments to indicate the joy of Jesus' royal triumph over death!
Free Stuff Table
Please browse and help yourself. Take something for your family or a friend.
A Few Words from Amanda
I am taking a short break from Good Shepherd to welcome our baby girl into our family! I plan on returning in mid-July. Theresa Ziadie, who has filled in before, will be filling my shoes while I am away. Her hours will be Tuesdays and Fridays, 9am-1pm. I appreciate all your prayers and well wishes as we transition from becoming a family of 3 to 4!
Bible Class News
Starting on Monday, April 17, we will begin a study of Prayer: A Biblical Spirituality, by John Kleinig. We meet from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Fellowship Room. Please join us and learn how to pray better.
Worship in the Woods
Resumes on April 16 at 9:00am, hopefully outdoors in our Outdoor Prayer by the white cross. Join us for an abbreviated, informal Spoken Service with Communion.
Thank you for your continuing support!
The Artist Collective Troupe's production of our 2nd Annual Wish Upon A Song Animated Movie Musical Revue is quickly approaching! ACT would like to thank you and your members for all of their support!
We would like to offer all the members and affiliates of Good Shepherd Church a 20% savings code on tickets to this production!
Please feel free to share the code: SAVE20 with all your members and other organizations that you share space with.
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
To Those Who Mourn: Family and friends of Mary Skalitza
Under Doctor’s Care:
Joan Aldarelli J.R. Aldarelli,
Carlee Allfrey, Ida Angiola,
Alice Blaze, Kieran Dillane,
Ernest Johnson, Joe Kosmich,
Kenneth Pausz, Tammy Pausz,
Kate Rubin, John Shand,
Joe Sroka, Harler Jean Visbeck,
Nancy Widman, Janice Yunginger,
Special Needs: The Brown family, James McNellis, Jennifer Mirra, 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