WORSHIP, EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES ATTENDANCE Feb. 7 – Feb. 13
Sat, 5:30 PM
Toddlers – 5th grade
Sun., 8 AM
Teens & Adults
Sun., 11 AM
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Feb. 16 – Feb. 23, 2019
(at church unless noted)
Sunday - Sunday School, 9: 15 AM
- Worship Team, 12:30PM
Tuesday - Bible Study, 9:30 AM
Wednesday- OCHF, 2;30 PM
ANOTHER WAY TO GIVE
If you prefer the convenience of offering your gift via your smartphone there is a way to do that. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus Church” to download for free. Then enter Good Shepherd; next tap Donate Now. 3. Choose a fund and a preset amount or enter another amount. Select Add to add another fund or move forward to the payment information. 4. Scan or enter your card or bank account information. 5. Review your donation summary then select Complete Donation.
SERVING AT WORSHIP IN MARCH
We will be working on the servers’ schedule for the month of March this week. If you plan to be away from worship any weekend in the month of March, please let us know so that we do not schedule you to serve that weekend. Thank you.
THANKS TO THOSE SERVING JESUS
We thank Stephanie Cheney for leading music at all worship services this weekend. We thank all those who served for their help at worship this weekend. We thank Lisa Brahm for cleaning the building this week. We also thank Cindy Hemingway, Sandy Voigt, Jacki Scheib, Kathy Chapman, Hugh Shipley, Tracy Romano & Glenn Banke for their work this week. A thanks to Amanda Reding for preparing the monitor materials for worship and Marie Blair for preparing the monitor in the Gathering Space. Thanks to Doc Tessendorf for repairs to some chairs.
SERVING NEXT WEEK
SATURDAY EVENING: Doc Tessendorf, Mark Carlson
EARLY CHURCH: Richard Landholm, Amanda Reding, Lori Burk, Ross & Beverly Phippen, Delores Furnum, Roxann Muller, Brenda Hoff, Lisa Serron, Wayne & Leslie Smith
LATE CHURCH: Richard Landholm, Amanda & Tommy Reding, Greg Quinn, Mark Deutschlander, Kathy Chapman, Thomas Ouimette, Maggie Wiegand, Kathey Drennan, Roxann Muller, Sally Bateman, Hugh Shipley, Ken & Barbara Barnes, JoAnn Krucko, Jennifer Bentley, Sandy Voigt
DEVOTIONS FOR LENT
This year the Prayer Team will offer two Lenten devotion opportunities. We will be providing copies of a devotional booklet from Lutheran Hour Ministries. Sign up for this on your Connection Card. If you signed up previously, there are booklets in your mailbox. In addition, members of the team will provide a weekly devotion in the bulletin beginning the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and continuing through Palm Sunday. We hope you find these devotions helpful in your Lenten journey.
LITTLE LAMBS FUNDRAISER
Our Lambs are ready for this year’s fund raiser. We’re trying a new company due to some changes in the Niagara Chocolate system. We will be selling bags of snack food with a broader range of options. This company offers healthy choices like trail mix and cashews, or more indulgent snacks like malted milk balls and caramel cremes. All choices are $8. We hope that everyone will be able to afford at least one bag, especially knowing that a good portion of the money you spend will go directly to help the children in our preschool. The main purpose of our fundraiser is to provide scholarship money for those who cannot afford the tuition. We also hope to put some of the funds raised toward our new playground. Please check out our display in the Gathering Space and choose a few bags to help the lambs.
SERMON SERIES BEGAN FEB. 1 & 2
The person of Jesus has been central of Christianity, yet there is a great deal of misunderstanding about Him. In our sermon series, “The Jesus-Centered Life” we’ll look at the issue of the life you didn’t think was possible, with the Jesus you never knew. Central to the issue is two questions to ask yourself: Who do I say Jesus is? (Luke 9:20) Who does Jesus say I am? (Matthew 16: 18). Join us for the four weekends of February to grow in your life in Jesus.
THERE’S A NEW TEAM! – KP – KITCHEN SQUAD
We discovered that there is no one person or team that oversees the daily/weekly use of our kitchen. Our own Hospitality, Funeral and Garage Sale teams do a fine job. The fact is, our kitchen is in use almost 365 days a year, and an annual spring clean-up is not nearly enough. We are looking for a permanent, rotational team to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen. Please contact Jacki Scheib at 362-1430 or email@example.com if you are willing to serve on this team. You may also sign up on the sign-up sheet on the Wittenberg Door.
ASH WEDNESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER & WORSHIP, FEB 26
Don & Gayle Hendershot have graciously offered to host our Ash Wednesday Pancake supper on. Cost for the meal is a free will offering. Please sign up on your connection card or the sheet on the Wittenberg door.
Holy Communion will be offered. There will also be the opportunity for the imposition of ashes for those who desire them. If you want to offer your palms from last year, please be here by 6:30 so we can burn them to provide the ashes.
Lent is coming and many people follow the habit of giving up things for Lent. Some people also try fasting for Lent. Here’s another idea for you. Rather than giving up, how about taking on? An organization called 40ACTS will send an e-mail to you each day offering you a choice of three acts. They have different levels of participation. You make the choice of what you want to do each day. The idea is to discipline ourselves to touch the lives of people with the love of Jesus each day. A number of us did this the last two years. We had a wonderful time with it and found it intriguing how oftentimes the very thing they were challenging us to do had already happened in that day. If you’d like to join us in doing 40ACTS you can sign up on your connection card or send an e-mail to church and we will send you the link.
Group A: The Monday afternoon Growth Group will resume on Feb. 3rd. This group is studying the book of Proverbs. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month at 1 PM in the Teen Room. All are welcome!
Group B: The Wednesday Evening Growth Group will begin on Feb. 12. In his study, “How Happiness Happens,” Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teachings and modern research. . In his book Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. In one survey, he reports, only 1/3 of Americans said they were happy. How can that be? With all that we have we can’t seem to find happiness. We’ve heard all sorts of people telling us how we can be happy, yet we can’t seem to find it. Lucado looks at what the Bible says about happiness and joy. Join us for this six session study on Wednesday evenings at 7PM. The group will meet on Feb. 12 & 19, March 4, 11, 18 & 25. The cost to participate is $10 per person. You can sign up on your connection card or on the sheet on the Wittenberg Door.
FLOWER SALE TO SUPPORT LIGHT HILL, LAST DAY TO ORDER
Light Hill comfort care home will be selling bouquets of spring flowers! The cost of each bouquet is $10 and each bouquet purchase is a donation to Light Hill. This will be the last day to order your bouquet! Flowers will be delivered March 2nd or 3rd. To order sign up on the community bulletin board or contact: Sandy Voigt, 396-0891, Kathy Chapman, 396-7248 or Nancy Kelsey, 733-5206.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSION PROJECT
The Spring Sunday School Mission Project will be CCIA this year! We are one of fourteen local churches to participate in CCIA (Canandaigua Churches In Action). Our Sunday School Offering will all go to help people in need right here in our community. To track our fund raising progress, we will watch a special puzzle, donated by Ian Reding, come together as money comes in. A new puzzle piece will be added for every $10 that is donated. Our theme will be “God is Bigger than the Universe.” God’s love is bigger than all the galaxies put together. Let’s show how big our love is by caring for those in need. Each year, CCIA provides food to almost 5,000 people as part of its primary mission.
Interested in being a helper to families who are homeless? Not sure where to begin? How about getting trained by Family Promise of Ontario County to work with these families so that you can be part of our Family Promise Team. The next training is Feb. 18 in Geneva at Hobart William Smith College. They will meet in Merritt Hall, room 100. For more information call 585-281-0205.
For those who are already on the Family Promise Team, our next hosting is March 8 – 15 at the United Methodist Church in Geneva. Be on watch in your e-mails for the sign-up sheet and please get on the schedule as quickly as you can. We are paired with two very small congregations who have about forty people each, so they really are counting on us to help carry the load. If you have any questions about how to sign up please e-mail Hannah Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org she’ll be glad to help you out. If you have signed up to be a cook for a meal, you don’t have to be trained. You’re welcome to sign up on the sheet to provide the meal. If we compare it so that our cooks and we have somebody helping at the meal that would enable you to not have to drive to Geneva.
Although the capital campaign is over, the Pink Envelopes can be used to provide funds to assist in paying the mortgage. You can pick up an envelope at the Usher station. Thank you for your support.
ONTARIO COUNTY COMFORT FOOD COOK OFF, MARCH 7
On Saturday, March 7 there will be a benefit for Family Promise of Ontario County. The 3rd Annual Ontario county Comfort Food Cook Off will be held at three simultaneous locations from 3 – 5 PM. Come and enjoy great food for a great cause! Suggested donation $10, children 12 and under are free. Interested in being a chef or just looking for more information? E-mail FPOCweb@fpocny.org or go to their events webpage at www.familypromiseontariocounty.org. The three locations for the event are:
Presbyterian Church, Geneva
Willowbrook Christian Church, Victor
Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, Clifton Springs
WALK TO END HUNGER, MARCH 8
Gleaners Community Kitchen will host the “Walk to End Hunger” on Sunday, March 8 from 1 – 3 PM at Finger Lakes Community College. This will be an indoor event to benefit Gleaners Community Kitchen, which has been feeding the community daily for over 30 years. All are welcome to join in, walk or run, wheelchairs and strollers! For more information call 394-4818 or e-mail email@example.com or go to their website: www.GleanersKitchen.org.
THE PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRAYER BIDS FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK (Feb. 15 – Feb. 16)
Connected to Good Shepherd directly:
Joe Benivegna & Linda Joslyn & John Keller & Jan Lockwood & Maddy Simmons & Terry Henninger & Leon & Theresa Pfuntner & Chuck & Carol Gantz & Gail Calkins & Ron Badger & Carole Germuga & Tim Spacek & Annika Persson & Jill Persson & Karen Schumacher & Christa Schneider;
Connected to Good Shepherd by family or friendship:
Jan & Jess Hemingway, Kristin Tysiak, Lisa Maney, Val Burrows, Amy Chirdon, family & friends of Hemingways; Marie & Jessica Benivegna, Jean Myers, Burt, Pat & Mark Gunn, Kerri Eames, family & friends of Benivegna’; Bob & Barbara Muller, Tess Perryman, Pastor Dave Triplett, Ruth Bosselli & Layton Vogel, family & friends of Mullers; Amanda Pruden, Linda Rutherford, Victoria Pruden & Bart Adams, family & friends of Deborah Pobocek; Charles Bucher, brother of Jean Bucher; Chris & Sharon Mercer, Monty Baker & Jeff Snow, family & friend of Maggie Wiegand; Vivian Stock, Mario Melindona & Jim, family & friend of Trosts; Zaddia Brockington, Robert Mack & Glenn Henninger, family & friend of Terry Henninger; Katherine Mastrocola, Roger Lange, Patty Colon, family of Chapmans; Brad Rivers, father of Ellen Bischoff;
THIS WEEK’S ADDITIONS TO THE PRAYER FOR THE SICK:
THOSE TRAVELING: Ron Germuga, Josh Davis, Paul Hodges Family, Mark Serron, Elisabeth Snell, Hill Family, Ron Ouimette, Chris & Stacy Wyant, Ashley Brocklebank, Ryan VanDamme, Ted & Karen Lenz, Carroll Wilcox, Mirror Images Skaters & Families, Larry Mueller, Eric Chrisman, Stephanie Kunes, Dan Benivegna, Half-Pint, Tim Trost, Mikayla Stewart, Mark Carlson, Bill & Barb Fuge, John Ridley, Rachel Rifenburg, Chris Morrison, Peter & Lynne Glick, Ryan Brahm, Joe Benge, Victoria Pruden, Amanda Pruden, Steve & Barb Schneider, Todd & Waneta Ridley, Tyler Brahm, Ted & Sally Bateman, Bob & Sandy Smith, Rick & Linda Benivegna, BALEY FAMILY, SCOTT & MELINDA NORRIS, RYAN & THOMAS BROWN, RYAN’S PARENTS
THE NEXT PERSON whom God would lead us to invite or welcome into our church family.
REJOICING WITH BILL & BARB FUGE at the good news that Barb is cancer free!
OUR EDUCATION MINISTRIES: Sunday School, Adult Bible Studies, Growth Groups, Lambs, and all families involved in growing in faith
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