Category Archives: General

Thursday Study

Join us this Thursday, January 28, for our new study of the Book of Revelation. We’re using the book by Barbara Rossing “The Rapture Exposed”, but if you choose to not get the book, feel free to participate anyway – there’s a lot of additional information for discussion and learning. 9:30 a.m. Zoom ID 891 1467 1362 -password 684514.

Job Posting: Parish Coordinator/Administrator

Church of the Good Shepherd, Pitman, NJ is looking for a friendly, welcoming, highly motivated person with excellent organizational and communication skills to provide operational assistance to the Rector and oversee all office administration duties.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Publisher, is required.  Acts as principal contact point for all church members, staff, visitors, business contacts, and the public.  Duties include maintaining the parish website and social media platforms, organizing and facilitating meetings, maintaining church records, preparing reports and weekly bulletins, and managing the church calendar. This position is part time (29 hours per week) at $18.00 per hour or commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to goodshepherdpitman@gmail.com.

NEW THURSDAY STUDY!

NEW THURSDAY STUDY to begin on Thursday, January 28.  In the preface to her book, The Rapture Exposed, Rev. Barbara Rossing (a New Testament Scripture Scholar at Lutheran School of Theology, writes “Love and healing – not Armageddon and war – are the messages people of faith must keep lifting up as God’s vision for our world.  The message of the biblical book of Revelation is not of despair or war, but of transformation and justice. It’s tree of life and river of life give hope for each and every one of us and for our whole war.” If you would like to participate in this study, please order your copy of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing. This will be an eight-week study, so order your book Today! We meet at 9:30-11 a.m. Contact Mel Caron for more information at melanieannecaron@gmail.com. Zoom ID 891 1467 1362 and password 684514,

In Person Services Canceled

Good evening Church of the Good Shepherd family,
Effective immediately, Church of the Good Shepherd is returning to solely online worship services.

Based on the Health Department information and the recommendation of the Diocese to consider this move, Father Dave, Deacon Carl, Beth and I met to discuss what is prudent based on an overabundance of caution. The number of CoViD cases and the positive test result numbers in Gloucester County is well above the acceptable levels across the nation and state.

Many of you will be disappointed with this decision. Us too. Although this decision bears heavy on the heart, it would be heavier if one of our own got sick or worse due to attending services.
I would ask that you keep Father Dave, Deacon Carl and the Vestry in your prayers as we move again into a period of uncertainty. The Church of the Good Shepherd is here among us and we are strong.
I look forward to the day we can see and enjoy each other’s company again.

Regards,

Senior Warden

Zoom Tech Tips Workshop – Sat 11/21

Zoom Tech Tips for Church
Saturday, November 21
2:00 – 3:00 pm “Open House” on Zoom

Open to anyone who feels they could use a few tips using Zoom for Sunday Church Services at Good Shepherd. If you know anyone who wants to participate but is afraid to use Zoom, please invite them.
If you can, sign up and tell us what platform you are using (Apple laptop, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android, etc). However, this is not mandatory, last minute attendees are welcome! Drop in anytime during the hour.

Sign up and questions: contact Deb Prieto   debprieto@comcast.net   

2021 Fall Stewardship Campaign

Dear Friends and Partners in ministry!

I would like to ask you to take a moment to watch this brief YouTube video entitled  The Water Parable.  I think it captures the essence of the theme for this year’s annual Fall Stewardship campaign: “Faith-Filled Generosity“. The culmination of our fall campaign will be Sunday, November 22nd (The Feast of Christ the King).  Next week we will be sending a link to our new electronic version of the Estimate of Giving card, which we will be asking members of the parish to complete.  We will bless and dedicate all 2021 pledge commitments during the liturgy on November 22nd.  I also want to remind you that we will be doing a 2021 Stewardship CHALLENGE again this year. A group of anonymous donors in the parish have pledged to give a special challenge gift if 25 members of Good Shepherd either: increase their weekly pledge by $5.00 per week; sign up for Vanco Simply Giving program or pledge for the first time.  Last year 48 members of the parish “accepted the challenge“.  We hope to exceed that number this year!  I want to thank you, in advance,  for prayerfully considering your response to the question: “What is God asking me to give, in terms of my Time/Talent and Treasure” in 2021??”.  May God bless you and may God bless the decisions you make regarding your Stewardship of Life!

Faithfully,
Fr. Dave Snyder+

Stewardship (The Water Parable)

If you wish, please complete your 2021 Estimate of Giving online here!

Church Attendance Registration

To register for Saturday 11/14 or Sunday 11/15 please click on the “Sign Up” button below if you wish to attend church in person this Saturday at 5:30 PM or Sunday at 10 AM. You may also use this link to modify or cancel your registration.

Deadline to register for this weekend’s services is Friday at noon.

Please click to register your attendance in person at Good Shepherd this week. Seating is limited.

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