The Shepherd's Voice
What's Happening Today
As We Gather
There is nothing quite like being an eyewitness, giving a special perspective to share on the event. Peter writes about being on the Mount of Transfiguration as he, James, and John were privileged to have a special vision of the Lord Jesus Christ. He states: “We were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to Him by the Majestic Glory, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,’ we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with Him on the holy mountain” (2 Peter 1:16b–18). Today, through the words of Scripture, we, too, become eyewitnesses and are given a glimpse of glory in the vision of our transfigured Lord!
O.T. 2 Kings 2:1–12 (Elijah goes up to heaven in a whirlwind.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/2-kings/2/1-12
N. T. 2 Corinthians 3:12–18; 4:1–6 (Paul writes of God’s people being transformed.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/2-corinthians/3/12-18
Gospel Mark 9:2–9 (Jesus is transfigured on a high mountaintop.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/mark/9/2-9
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By R. Wm. Bartsch, Jr. in memory of his father, Reinhardt Wm. Bartsch, Sr.
February Mission of the Month
The Joan Valentine House is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation composed of family members and friends of the mentally ill who are dedicated to providing residents with the safe, healthy, pleasant, caring environment they deserve. The Joan Valentine House is committed to the total care of each resident, which includes full housing provisions, the coordination of health care thru physical and psychiatric health care providers, and various additional support services.They are located on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant. Thank you for your support.
We are no longer livestreaming on Facebook. Please go directly to our website: gsppnj.org to view our Service on Sundays at 10:00am. Services from previous weeks should also be available to view (though some may be broken up due to our livestreaming problems). Thank you for your continuing patience, understanding, and perseverance.
New COVID friendly Busy Bags are available in the foyer/narthex for children who would like an activity to do during the Service. These were printed, packaged, and sanitized in the home office of one person. Feel free to take one for your child(ren) and take them home with you. As these are a one-time use type of activity, they should not be returned or left at the church. Thank you.
Free Stuff Table
It's back and loaded with goodies in the foyer/narthex. Check it out and help yourself.
What's Happening Soon
Ash Wednesday Service
Join us for our traditional Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion on Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 PM as we begin a spiritual journey to help prepare us for Easter. Our theme will be “Return to the Lord”. Please join us in person or on our website: gsppnj.org.
Lenten Family Devotions
Join Pastor on the Wednesday evenings following Ash Wednesday (February 24 and March 3, 10, 17, and 24) at 7:00 PM for a time of "Family Devotions" using the Prayer Card that was distributed with your 2021 offering envelopes. You may join in person or on our website (gsppnj.org). Have your Prayer Card with you as we go through one of the Orders each week. For those joining in person, Holy Communion will be offered for those who wish to receive. If you haven't received a Prayer Card, please contact our church office. God bless our journey to a triumphant celebration of the Resurrection!
The sign-up sheet for 2021 altar flowers is now available. 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 Been Happening
Congregational Voters Meeting Results
At the January Voter's Meeting , the Congregation approved postponing the Synodical Convention to 2023 by a vote of 20 - 0. We also postponed a formal vote on our single Sunday Service format until later in the year when restrictions have been lifted. Thank you for your participation.
Remember Our Homebound and Elderly
Please remember our homebound and elderly in prayer or with a card or phone call: Annaliese Benson, Fran McCallum, Doris Mingay, Robert Mueller, and Rev. Paul Voitko. 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
Pastor Matt Lytikainen and the Kairos Network
Under Doctor’s Care:
John Aldarelli Alice Blaze
Dan Boettcher Sheryl Borkowski
Kieran Dillane John Eckna
Vicky Forte Garrett Gruendling
Punna Khanna Ray Kuri, Sr
Daniel McCallum Linda McKelvey
Erna Meyerle Ruth Mohlenhoff
Susan Rentas John Shand
Mena Schollenberger Dennis P. Smith Jr
Harler Jean Visbeck
Special Needs: Doris Mingay, the Murray family, Ilona Poitras, and the Zupanc family. All who serve to keep us healthy, fed, and supplied.
Armed Forces: All who serve to keep us safe.
Justin Gruendling Kate Gruendling
Kelly Handy Travis Harvey Jonathan Kaster Matthew Orgill
Mason Remondelli David Schauer
Readings for Next Sunday
Genesis 22:1–18 (God tested Abraham.)
James 1:12–18 (The path temptation treads)
Mark 1:9–15 (Jesus is baptized and sent to be tempted.)