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When the Israelites were encamped by Mount Sinai, just out of slavery in Egypt and far from the Promised Land, God wisely gave them the Ten Commandments. They are engraved in our historic churches and capitol buildings. Their perfect demands require a Savior . Jesus was so jealous for God’s Law that He cleansed the temple before cleansing us of our sin by giving the temple of His body into death. In His wisdom, God did what we could not: He kept His own Law for us and then chose us to be the Body of Christ today. None of us has kept the commandments; we and our spiritual ancestors reflect our weaknesses in faith and action. But in the process, God’s wisdom shows forth: When we are weak, He is strong. Today is a day to boast about God’s grace and His Son, Christ crucified, the power and wisdom of God.
O.T. Exodus 20:1–17 (The Ten Commandments) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/exodus/20/1-17
N. T. 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 (The foolish wisdom of God) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/1-corinthians/1/18-31
Gospel John 2:13–22 (Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.) https://bible.faithlife.com/bible/john/2/13-22
Today’s Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God
By Charlotte Visbeck in memory of Jean Visbeck.
March Mission of the Month
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. When a wish comes true, it creates hope and the ability to experience life beyond illness. Make-A-Wish believes a single wish transforms the lives of wish children and their families. Make-A-Wish New Jersey was founded in 1983. Serving children in every municipality in the Garden State, Make-A-Wish New Jersey has granted more than 10,000 wishes since its inception and strives to fulfill the vision of granting the wish of every eligible child, approximately 700 children a year in New Jersey. Your support is vital to accomplishing this vision.
Altar Guild will be taking orders for Easter Lilies today after the Service. Price will be $8, cash only. Liles may be taken home immediately after the Service on Easter morning.
COVID friendly Busy Bags are available on the table 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
Now loaded with all new goodies in the foyer/narthex. Check it out and help yourself.
What's Happening Soon
Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour next Saturday, March 13th.
What's Been Happening
Lenten Family Devotions
Join Pastor on the Wednesday evenings of Lent (March 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 and Bible 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!
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 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. Those is Texas and surrounding area being affected by the winter storms. 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
Readings for Next Sunday
Exodus 20:1–17 (The Ten Commandments)
1 Corinthians 1:18–31 (The foolish wisdom of God)
John 2:13–22 (Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.)