ANNOUNCEMENTS January 27, 2019 SPECIAL FOOD DRIVE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: During the next two weeks, we will be collecting food for federal workers affected by the government shut down as they begin to approach food banks due to not receiving their paychecks. Your contributions will be brought to Island Harvest, a leading hunger-relief organization on Long Island. Please continue to bring your donations to the front of the church. You may also drop them off at our school or church office from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Regardless where you stand on the wall situation, we feel helpless that 16,000 innocent federal workers in NY are being affected. Collecting food is a Christian response to “love thy neighbor” and is a way we can respond to this situation. Most needed items (no glass): Peanut butter, Canned tuna/chicken, Whole grain pasta, Cereal, Dried beans, Canned fruit (in own juice), Canned vegetables, Reduced sodium soup, Pasta sauce. Thank you for your generosity. JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY FOR ADULT CO-ED VOLLEY BALL NIGHT! Adults 18+ are welcome to join us for an evening of volleyball this Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Ask your friends and come on down. If there is enough interest, we will join the Long Island Beach Volleyball League at Cedar Beach for the summer. Any questions contact Glen Cacchioli at [email protected]
or 516-526-6778. A SPECIAL CONCERT THIS SATURDAY! We are very excited to be hosting the POB JFK High School’s Music Department’s first ever senior recital, featuring the Mixed Choir’s seniors who will be singing solo repertoire in English, French German, Italian, and Latin. All of these performers have been selected for either All-County, All-Eastern, or All-Nation in the past. This concert is at noon on Saturday, February 2nd, and all money received from the suggested donation of $10 will support the high school’s A-Cappella Club and the Evening Choir Club. These kids have been supporting Good Shepherd throughout the years by performing at our annual tree lighting, our 9/11 service, and any interfaith service our community holds. Many of our own musicians and guest musicians have come through this wonderful program, including Caryn Yakacki, Kevin Lynch, and Lexi Pinnata. We hope you’ll give them your support. CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY’S SUNDAY NIGHT ALIVE Please be advised that Sunday Night Alive will not be serving a meal at 5:00 p.m. on February 4th. Instead we will gather for appetizers and discussion at that time. PLEASE SUPPORT TEAM GOOD SHEPHERD IN LUHI’S NINTH ANNUAL MEAL PACKING EVENT—NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR DONATIONS! We would once again like to participate in LuHi’s (ninth) annual Meal Packing Event on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each year, we help them reach and exceed their goal of meals packed for local food pantries and the Andrew Grene School in Haiti; and every year the number of meals packed has been substantially increasing! As you know, the funds to purchase this food comes from donations like yours. Every $60 donated for food also entitles one person to take part in a 2-hour session to pack it. Even if you are personally unable to commit the time and energy to this very important project, you can still support it by making a donation that might offset other donations of some who would like to participate, such as our confirmation students (who are required to attend as part of their studies), some complete families, and some fiscally challenged congregation members. The $60 is food for only one person to pack, so if a family of four is willing and able to participate, they would have to donate $240 for food! Your gift in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please donate a check payable to Good Shepherd, marked “LuHi Meal Packing”. Just a reminder that this is a requirement for our Confirmation students as stated in the September welcome letter. Please put the date and time on your calendar now if you have not done so already and plan to attend. Confirmation students and participants are also encouraged to fundraise the $60 for this event. Thank you for your consideration. OUR SOCIAL MINISTRY TEAM COLLECTS two specific items for the Community Food Bank sponsored by the Mid Island Y right here in Plainview: Hunt’s Pasta Sauce and canned fruit with no sugar added. This is separate from our regular, ongoing food donations.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS OF WEEKLY COUPONS to our Plainview Community Food Bank sponsored by the MIYJCC. They are very helpful and very much appreciated. Please be sure to drop any you won’t be using into the box in the narthex. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THE FLOUR COVERED BAKERS took over the kitchen on Tuesday and baked 65 communion loaves, enough for 13 weeks. No flour was thrown around but many jokes and laughing took place. Thanks to Jacky Arce, Margareta Flink, Bonnie McGowan, Loretta Ruff, Cathy Vollono, and Marge Wenger. They are all so experienced at mixing the solids, liquids, kneading, rolling, cutting, scoring, timing, and washing dishes they were all granted supervisory status. Congratulate them. LOL
HAVING A TAIZE SERVICE INVOLVES A LOT OF SET-UP AND TAKE DOWN. Last weekend provided unique issues due to the inclement weather and MLK weekend with many away. Thanks to so many of you who stepped up from the congregation to help our team set-up. Truthfully, we (except for Pastor) wondered if we should have the service since the temperature was going to be frigid by evening and we wondered if anyone would come. Pastor modeled for us "where two or three are gathered." Thirty-two people braved the cold and it was a beautiful service. Once again thank you to those who helped us.
THANKS TO OUR USHER TEAM of John Bird & Joe Grappone at our 8:00 a.m. worship and Richard & Ellen Benson and George & Inara Hirn at 10:15 a.m. In addition, we thank our Head Usher, Jim Mason. We sure do appreciate your service! We are always in need of usher teams. If you can serve as an usher once every 6-8 weeks, please speak to Jim Mason or Marge Wenger. WE ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU! Please know that “thank you for your pledge” letters are sent the same week the pledge is received. According to our records, all letters have been sent. If you have pledged but have not received a thank you, please notify the church office. It is the only way we can know when we are having problems with our mail pick-up. Thank you for your pledge & thank you for notifying us. FIFTY FOUR 2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the ushers’ table in the narthex. If yours is among them, please pick them up. If, for some reason, you did not receive your offering envelopes, please contact Maureen at 516-349-1966 or e-mail [email protected]
HAVE YOU MADE A 2019 PLEDGE TO YOUR CHURCH YET? As we continue our mission of Loving, Living & Sharing Christ, it is very important that we are able to budget to support our ministry and know what kind of offerings we may expect to work with in the coming year. If you have not submitted your pledge for 2019, please do so today. Pledge forms are in the narthex and on our website. If your offerings are made electronically, we would still appreciate your completing a pledge form. Thank you for your consideration. OUR SOCIAL MINISTRY TEAM DELIVERED boxes of clothing, winter coats, gloves, and socks to New Life Center on Monday; more boxes of clothing, winter coats, and gloves to Helping Hands on Tuesday, and towels and toiletries to Faith Mission this weekend! Thank you for your ongoing response to our calls. BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!!! It might be just an old coat to you but think of how much your gently used coat might mean to someone else. It kept you warm, and now it will keep your neighbor in need warm, too! The New Life Center has a need for that coat you no longer wear. Please bring it to the narthex, and we will get it to them. We also need new hats, gloves, mittens, and socks. As always, thank you for your support. MINUTES of our December Council Meeting are available in the narthex. Please feel free to take a copy. ATTENDANCE FOR WEEK OF 1/20 = 156: 8:00 a.m. = 26, 10:15 a.m. = 41, and 6:00 p.m. Taize = 32; Worship to Go attendance at 10:00 a.m. on 1/17 Central Island was 34; 1/24 at Sunrise = 9 and White Oaks = 14.
WORSHIP TO GO SCHEDULE! All are welcome to join us. Following is our upcoming schedule: 1. Prayer Group with Holy Communion (Good Shepherd) followed by the Shepherd’s Table (Shepherd Hill): Thursday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. (first Thursday of each month) 2. Huntington Hills (400 South Service Road In Melville): Sunday, February 10th, at 2:00 p.m. (second Sunday of each month) 3. Sunrise (1231 Old Country Road in Plainview) & White Oaks (8565 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury): Thursday, February 14th & February 28st (second and fourth Thursday of each month) 4. Central Island (825 Old Country Road in Plainview) Thursday, February 21st, at 10:00 a.m. (third Thursday of each month) LUHI OPEN HOUSE & ENTRANCE EXAM: Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (131 Brookville Road, Brookville) will host an Admissions Open House this afternoon, Sunday, January 27, at 2:30 p.m. for students seeking admission for the 2019-2020 school year. An Entrance Exam will be given on Saturday, February 9th at 8:45. To reserve a space at either Open House or the Entrance Exam, please call the Admissions Office at 516626-1700, ext. 545. Spaces are limited. LICENSED CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS NEEDED: The Lutheran Counseling Center, a 501 (c) 3 faith-based Christian mental health counseling center with nine church based sites over the metropolitan NY area, has an opening for part-time licensed Christian mental health counselors to provide fee-for-service counseling for children and adults at our Mineola, Farmingdale and (soon to open) E. Northport sites (must be able to work at least one afternoon and evening per week and may work at more than one site. If interested, please send your resume to: [email protected]
For more information, please call 516-741-0994 or 800-317-1173. Our mission is to be a healing ministry of the Church offering health, hope and wholeness by serving individuals, families, congregations and the community. LCC strives to serve all people regardless of religious affiliation, personal conviction, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, or age. Visit their website at: www.LCCNY.org
WEEK OF 1/27/19 OPPORTUNITIES/EVENTS AT GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL Third Sunday of the Epiphany 1/27 Holy Eucharist(spoken) Junior Shepherds Sharing Sunday School Holy Eucharist Healing & Anointing Service with Holy Eucharist Boy Scouts Leaders’ Meeting in East Cottage Monday, 1/28 Children’s Chapel in Sanctuary Children’s Music Classes in Sanctuary Bible Study in East Cottage English Conversation & Introduction to Christianity in East Cottage Bereavement Group in Prayer Chapel Tuesday, 1/29 Children’s Music Classes in the Church Wednesday, 1/30 Wedding in Church Saintly Sew”ers” & Nifty ‘Nitters in West Cottage Women’s Bible Study/Book Discussion in West Cottage
Confirmation Class in Sanctuary Adult (18 and older) Volleyball in the Gym Choir Practice in Sanctuary Thursday, 1/31 Boy Scouts Troop #423 in Gym Friday, 2/1 Saturday, 2/2 POB JFK HS Choir Seniors’ Concert in Sanctuary Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany 2/3 Holy Eucharist(spoken) Sharing the Faith Adult Christian Education Junior Shepherds Sunday School Holy Eucharist Appetizers & Conversation in Gym Sunday Night Alive Contemporary Worship in Gym
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Noon 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING: Gloria Albreicht (Alice Vorstadt’s friend), Allison & Dave (Karin Kienle’s friends), Barbara Altman (Alice Vorstadt’s friend), Helen Anderson, Anthony (Karen Faucera’s friend), Ariana (Susan Ferraro’s friend), Charlie Aviano (Garcia family friend), Pat Ballard (Reverend Dale Carr), Chris Balos, Barbara Bajore, Alex & Derek Bartkow, Carolyn (Wuerffel) Bayerkohler, Marilyn & Paul Benner, Joe & Carol Berardino, Martha & Tom Berardino, Grace Berry, John Binsfeld (Benner family friend), Miriam & Paula Bistany (Grappone family friend), Emily Brandi (Wakefield family friend), Laura Brandt (Thomas family friend), Janet Brazel (Terry Miccio’s relative), John Brooks (Debra’s husband), Annmarie Brown, Arthur Brown (Dean’s father), Glen Cacchioli, Connie Campbell (Patty Larson’s sister in law), Patricia Cannata, Lynn Carlson, Bill Carroll (Rose Minnick’s friend), Sally Christophedes (Grappone family friend), Olga Colandro (Olsen family friend), Amanda Conca (Grappone family friend), Gisela Conforti, Maya Contreras & family (Alice Vorstadt’s relatives), Frank Costeira (Martha Peterson’s friend), David Cronin, Chris Cucci, Frank Dell’Aquila (GSL teacher Diane Kideris’s father), Claudia DeMauro, Georgeann Diblasi (Sue Wakefield’s relative), Gregory Diehl (Dorothy Turaukas’s son), Romia Dimor (Wenger family friend), Steven Dux (Irma Carlson’s nephew), Theresa Eby (Mary Oliveto’s relative), Dilliana Edwards, Becky Ernst (Paul Wenger’s cousin), Judy Esposito (Karen Faucera’s friend), Richard Faithfull (Grappone family friend), Eric Faret, Ricky Fedyk (Sue Wakefield’s friend), Margaret Fiedler, Pat Fiedler, Danny Fink, Marcelle Figlo, Susan, Anthony, and Alice Ferraro, Arlene Fraraccio (George Hirn’s sister), Gary, June & Rosalie, Jackie Gentner, Ray Gorka, Katelyn Gregorie (Grappone family friend), Kenneth Hall (Ronn’s brother), Sean Harrison (Lorch family friend), Ellen Harvey (Terry Miccio’s friend), Waltraud Havenschild (Andrea Uzzo’s relative), Diane Helmers, Gunhild Hendrickson, Katherine Hill, Tobi Indellicati, Jack (Kathy Matullo’s friend), Michelle Jackowdik (Annmarie Brown’s relative), Jessica, Jimi (Chrissi Canino’s relative), Amy Kalb (Karen Faucera’s friend), Robin Kane (Rose Minnick’s relative), Lois Kazarian, Susie Klemm (Bruno family), Evelyn & Niko Kontonis & their family, Jon Krenkel (Terry Miccio’s cousin), Heather Rose Landry, Kenneth Lane, Carol Larson (Bob Rickmeyer’s sister), Rolando Larrondo (Jennifer Stoddart’s relative) Lois Lengenfelder, Charles & Michael Leva (Angel Lorch’s uncle & father), Angel, Christopher & Marie Lorch, Ron Lupi (Meyer family friend), Roger Luedtke (Sue Devine’s brother in law), Joe Marino (Annmarie Brown’s relative), Vanessa Masih (Lisa Cacchioli’s student’s sister), Matt Massucci & his family (Vollono family friend), Diane Matales (Lilli Schulz’s friend), Steve McCoy (Sue Wakefield’s friend & Bettyann Jacovino’s brother in law), Pastor Fred McElderry, Dorothy McGowan, Annette Meitzner (Roy Steinhilber’s friend), Nancy Michaelis (Dawn Zacchino’s mother), Martha Minnicozzi & Pat Miskey (Brown family friends), Judi Miranda, Teddy Moore (Miccio family friend), Maryellen Moyse, Ellie Mueller, Jane Muller (Sean Cooke’s friend), Karen Murphy (Donna Hickey’s friend), Richard Murphy (Mary Ann’s Son), Ann Ocker, Anthony Pericone (Donna Hickey’s friend), Diana Petrielo (Terry Miccio’s friend), Mark Prowatzke (Danny Wenger’s father in law), Bob Rickmeyer, Justin Rogers (Karin Kienle’s nephew), Stephanie Rogers (Ferrara family friend), Mackenzie Ruff, Barbara Russo (Susan Ferraro’s friend), George Saueracker, Elena Savage (Jeff & Susan Wakefield’s granddaughter), Craig Schumacker (Elaine Mark’s relative), Danna Sgambati, Kenny Shrypek (McGowan family friend), Diane Sicca (Debbie Garcia’s sister), Barbara Silber (Sarah Wenger Silber’s mother in law), Eric Silva & family (Karen Faucera’s friends), Jennifer Sorenson (Cathy V ollono’s friend), Judy Stal (Christine Adolphus’s daughter), Ken Steffens, Ed Strauhs, Raymond Tarnok (Pat Fiedler’s nephew), Debbie Tassi (Denise Donitz’s sister), Richie Taylor (Ann Rickmeyer’s friend), Paul Thompson (Lisa Olsen’s relative) the Thomas Family, Tori & Family (Karen Faucera’s friend), Nancy Tucker, Domenick Tuozzo, Kathy Van Driessche, Lisa Van Tress (Donna Hickey’s friend), Ken & Kevin Vorstadt, Ralph Wahl (Alice Vorstadt’s relative), Jeff Wakefield, Clifton Weed (Fiedler family friend), John Wenger (Paul’s brother), Marilyn Weyant (Maisch family friend), Derek Zacchino, Brother George Zenle, Julia, Pat, Josie, Jennifer & Nicole (Genevieve’s Helping Hands). THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING: The family & friends of Marlo Biesma, Phil Lorch’s Aunt Gloria, William Cahoon, Raymond, and Dorothy. THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY: CPT Hector Ruben Alejandro, USMC, (Lori Mason’s friend), Matthew Beers (Army), Keith & Kyle Calderone (Army), SGT Sean Hassett (Lori Mason’s cousin), MAJ Paul Rickmeyer, Captain Robert Saueracker, 1st Lt. Jack Senft (Maureen Cooke’s friend), Major Philip Sounia, Corporal Nicholas Ventrelli- O’Connell (Patty Larson’s family friend).
We thank Lois Fassino for hosting Ethel’s Coffee Hour this morning! Please consider hosting one soon. Thank You!
THOSE PREPARING FOR ORDINATION: Vicar Adam Reinhardt. THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO JOIN US IN BODY BUT ARE WITH US IN SPIRIT: Audrey Lassus.