Just a few days more than a month until Good Shepherd’s Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, August 10. We’ll be setting up on August 8 and 9; please gather up your treasures and plan to drop them off at the church from 7 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 7 p.m.
Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be on the Social Ministry bulletin board by the men’s restroom. Please contact Marilyn Ayres if you have a particularly valuable item(s) that you’d like to donate and we’ll look at selling it on Facebook or ebay. Proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd families in need.
Proceeds from post-sale “surplus book” sales will go to the Good Shepherd library.
Good Shepherd Women’s Retreat“Faithful Friendships”
October 13-14, 2017
Mar Lu Ridge Inn
Women of all ages are invited to a women’s retreat at Mar Lu Ridge Inn and Conference Center. Together we will study women of the Bible, spend time in fellowship with our sisters in Christ, and enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Mar Lu Ridge.
Cost: $100, which includes one overnight stay
(including linens) and 3 meals:
Friday evening meal, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch
Deposit of $50 due by August 31st – please complete the information form
Yesterday the fruit of the spirit we searched for was patience. As is often the case in travel – things didn’t go perfectly smoothly. There was a lot of traffic on the way to the Philadelphia airport. Our flight was delayed and when we finally pushed back and thought we were on our way, the weather had caused problems and we learned it would be a while (13 planes ahead of us) until we took off. We landed in Frankfurt 2 hours late to wait even longer because the tram was not available to pick us up. Our group – youth and adults alike – showed great patience and smiled through the difficulties and enjoyed beautiful Rothenburg. We are all just very grateful to have this opportunity to be together and celebrate the Reformation.
You can join in on the fun and post your findings of the fruits of the spirit on our Facebook page.
Our youth began their journey to the Luther 500 Festival in Wittenberg, Germany yesterday. Each day we will share our experience through a Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt. Even with the travel, traffic and delays, we were able to find examples of generosity. We will post our findings on our Facebook page and we invite you to look for generosity in your day and comment with your findings on our Facebook page.
Generosity – Our high school youth will learn about the Reformation where it happened. They will pray in the church where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses. This is only possible because of the generosity of our congregation and everyone who supported our fundraisers.