The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
We consider today the witness of God’s faithful servants Simeon and Anna. As they beheld Jesus in the temple, they were overcome with joy and proclaimed the good news of God’s redemption and salvation. Jesus came into our world as light and peace. As you listen and sing of God’s salvation this day, may you be filled with the joy and peace that filled Simeon and Anna.
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 1:21–28(Hannah gives her son Samuel to the Lord’s service.)
New Testament: Hebrews 2:14–18 (Since Jesus suffered and was tempted, He is able to help us.)
Gospel: Luke 2:22–32 (Jesus is presented in the temple.)
February Mission Of the Month- Edie Rose O' Neill
Edie Rose O’Neill, the three-month-old only child of Redbank residences Bridget and Justin O’Neill, is currently at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, waiting for a liver donation. Right now, a team of over 30 doctors & nurses are working around the clock to stabilize Edie who is experiencing acute liver failure. Your donation will be used to support Edie, Bridget, Justin and their family with all of Edie's medical expenses and the expenses related to a prolonged hospitalization far from home. Bridget is taking an unpaid leave of absence from work and Justin has been a stay-at-home dad taking care of Edie around the clock. Edie is an extraordinarily little girl waiting for her miracle. Please pray for her and all involved.
February Mission Donations
St. Gregory’s Pantry: personal products: shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, etc.
Misfit Angels: personal products, socks, blankets, granola bars, gift cards
Please sign up to Serve on the sheet in the foyer/Narthex.
What's Been Happening
There are currently several upcoming spots available for flower placement on the altar. One vase is $14 and two vases are $13 each. The sign-up book is located in the foyer/narthex. We appreciate your contribution to our Services.
What's Happening Soon
Lent Begins on February 26
Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Services on Wednesday, February 26, at 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM as we begin a spiritual journey to help prepare us for Easter. Our focus this year will be: "Meet Jesus' Closest Friends", otherwise known as "apostles". Who were they? What did they do? How were they like us? How were they different? Find out how God built His kingdom through "unschooled, ordinary men", and how He builds it through you.
Midweek Lenten Services
Starting on Wednesday, February 26, and continuing through Wednesday, April 1, join us for our special Lenten Services at 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM as we explore the lives of the apostles, Jesus' closest friends. Holy Communion will be offered at each Service. There will be a special Service on Wednesday, April 8, at 11:00 AM for those who cannot attend the evening Good Friday Service on April 10.
Sundays in Lent
Lent is a time for repentance and change as you are drawn closer to Jesus. Beginning on Sunday, March 1, Pastor will explore "The Dangers of Church". Joining the body of Christ is not as safe as people think it is. Now that the Church has become an "institution", it is "catering" to its "customers", all of whom have differing expectations. What is the expectation of Jesus? Is this the kingdom He established? Join us for this significant conversation!
Free AARP Tax Preparation
On Mondays, starting February 3 and ending on April 13, IRS Certified Tax Counselors will prepare and e-file Federal and State income tax returns. They will also assist with Property Tax Rebate. This is a free service. AARP membership is not required. Please call 732-664-7481 for more information and to make an appointment.
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
Pastor Matt Lytikainen and the Kairos Network
Family Ministry Teams and Leaders
Community Outreach Teams and Leaders
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Barbara Bellamy Barb Burley
Ken Burley Henry Benson Alice Blaze
Dan Boettcher Pat Boettcher Sheryl Borkowski
Ginny DeRosa Kieran Dillane Mary Elliott
Leah Farina Vicky Forte Paul Giannantonio
Virginia Hackel Crystal Herring Jessica Kramer
Jeanie Lyness Daniel McCallum Linda McKelvey
Nancy McNab Bill Meade Bruce Mohlenhoff
John Mullins Edie O’Neil Brian Phillips
Cheryl Scherer Carl Schubauer Mildred Sepulveda
John Shand Dennis P. Smith Jr Gloria Smith
Harler Jean Visbeck Ray Visbeck Najwa Wallschlaeger
Special Needs: The Murray family, the Schleifer family, and those living in parts of Australia currently affected by the wildfires.
All who serve to keep us safe.
Christopher Garrigan Justin Gruendling Kelly Handy
Travis Harvey Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli Erick Schoenberger David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Isaiah 58:3–9 (God urges mercy and compassion to those in need.)
1 Corinthians 2:1–16 (Paul proclaims nothing but Christ crucified.)
Matthew 5:13–20 (You are the light of the world. Let your light shine.)