Dear Good Shepherd,
I've been locked out of my email all day so I've not been able to send the Thursday Notes until now and I've been working on other things as a result. I'll be sending something more substantive later but I did want to dash off the following:
Baptism: There will be a baptism this Sunday: Aydia, Raven, and Jaden--all children of Jennifer Austin will be baptized this Sunday at the 10:30am service. The Austin's are among the more than twenty five new members and attenders at Good Shepherd since our move to this new building. Be sure to be here Sunday to welcome the three who will be baptized into the visible body of Christ.
Yard Sale: This Saturday's yard sale starts at 9am...we'd love all the help we can get so please come and join in the fun.
Shepherd's Bowl Starts this Thursday: The Shepherd's Bowl starts this coming Thursday. There was a meeting last night in which a number of things were decided. I'll be writing a report and posting it up very soon--within the week. If you want to watch the meeting--WARNING: it's like watching paint dry--you can watch it here. But, again, I'll be sending out a summary
Men's Bible Study: There will be Men's Breakfast and Bible Study tomorrow morning at 6:30am. All men are invited and welcome. Chris Jones is cooking this week.
Mission and Ministry Study: Reminder that Mission and Ministry Sunday is coming up on September 13th. Between now and then, if you are not already involved in a ministry, think about how you might use your gifts to build up the body at Good Shepherd. You can read about this year's Mission and Ministry Sunday here
Welcome Back: Some of the college kids should be back this Sunday. Welcome! Hope you've had a great summer.
Adult Christian Education: During adult Christian Education this week, we'll finish our discussion of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and begin a discussion more generally of the theology of worship in general and the theology of worship at Good Shepherd in particular. What is the purpose of Sunday morning services? What are we doing and why are we doing it? Who's desires and wishes should we be most concerned to meet in the music, liturgy, preaching and teaching? We'll discuss those questions and more this Sunday between services. Here is last week's class...
Parent Meeting September 6th: There will be a parents meeting for parents of children in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (ages 3-12) on Sunday September 6th after church. Parents and Catechesis helpers please RSVP to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 773-4810.
Spiritual Maturity: Where are you in your Christian walk? Are you growing? RC Sproul gives a fantastic talk on spiritual maturity based in Hebrew's 6--you can listen to it here
Sermons: For some reason the podcast did not take last Sunday so the recording of Anne's great sermon was lost. She has posted the text here. Also, if you missed Micah's wedding you can read the wedding sermon here.
Well, that's all for now...more later