ANNOUNCEMENTS June 30, 2019 WE WILL BE BLESSING THE WORKS OF OUR SAINTLY SEWERS & NIFTY ‘NITTERS AT THIS MORNING’S 10:15 a.m. WORSHIP. THIS FRIDAY--WE’RE FISHING FOR BLUES, BASS & WEAKFISH! Come aboard the Island Princess this Friday, evening, July 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a Good Shepherd fishing adventure! Bring your family and friends and come fishing for blues, bass, and weak fish with your church family. It’s only $43 for ages 15 & older, $21 for kids 14 & under, and $40 for senior citizens aged 62 and older. Price includes poles & bait. All you have to bring is a cooler with dinner and beverage—water, milk, soda, beer or whatever you want. Don’t forget extra money to tip the awfully helpful crew! What better way to end a hot summer week! If you have any questions, please contact Luke Olsen at 516-725-2194. We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. at the dock at Captree. “GESUNDHEIT AND GOD BLESS YOU!” If you or your children use a tissue, kindly put it in your pocket or in the receptacle in the narthex on your way out of church. Please do not leave them in the pews. We have been finding a number of used tissues in the pews and would appreciate your courtesy. Thank you! HEAR YE! HEAR YE! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Do you have some good news you would like to share? Please get that news to our church office by Wednesday of each week and we will find the best way to disseminate it. We kindly ask that you refrain from posting on the bulletin board in the narthex on your own as they are arranged with care and purpose. Thank you! BEREAVEMENT AND SUPPORT GROUPS WILL NOT FORMALLY MEET DURING JULY AND AUGUST. But we are still here for you. Please don’t hesitate to call the church office at 516-349-1966 for an appointment. SUMMER CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP INFO: The Contemporary Worship for the summer with be on the first and third Sunday of the month with the Healing Service on the first, second, and fifth. For those of you who attend the contemporary service, and the reception afterwards, we have a request. We have no budget for the reception, and members of Worship and Music have been supplying the wine and snacks. We have thought of cutting the reception, but it is a great time to visit with each other… would you help please help us and sign up to bring an appetizer or bottle of wine? Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex for July 7. Any donations will be greatly appreciated! OUR SUMMER CONCERTS ARE SCHEDULED! YOU’LL WANT TO BE HERE FOR BARBECUES & MUSIC! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for some good food at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment at 7:30 p.m. right here at Good Shepherd. We welcome back Karlus Trapp on Thursday, July 11; Danny Keane on Wednesday, July 17; Cheap Whiskey on Thursday, August 1, and The Park Brothers on Thursday, August 15. A free will offering is requested to support LICAN, Our Kids’ Scholarship Fund or construction of a handicapped bathroom in the church. And don’t forget the Peacefest on August 28th! DID YOU MISS OUR ART AUCTION? THERE’S STILL TIME TO SNATCH A MASTERPIECE! Hundreds of artists from Norman Rockwell, LeRoy Neiman, Peter Max, Salvador Dali, Thomas Kinkade, Marc Chagall…even Rembrandt pieces were available at great bids! You can still get yours till July 15th by visiting MarlinFundraising.com and putting in the code GSLC. Get your own masterpiece and help to keep our property looking like one! PEACEFEST—SAVE THE DATE—AUGUST 28TH, TIME--6:00 p.m., AND PLACE—PLAINVIEW PARK: The POB Interfaith Council will be hosting a gathering of unity prayer service/barbecue. Details will be forthcoming. Save the date! WE’RE MOVING THE DAY, TAKING OUR BIBLES, AND HEADING TO THE SHORE! Bible by the Bay or Beach starts this Tuesday, July 2. We’ll meet here at the church at 10:00 a.m. and head on over to TOBAY Beach with Bibles in hand for an oceanfront session at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to come! IT’S TIME AGAIN TO BAKE BREAD! We will be baking bread on Tuesday, July 9th, at 7:00 p.m. If you’d like to toss some flour around in the kitchen with us, please do! All are welcome!
MINUTES of our May Council Meeting are now available in the narthex. Please feel free to take a copy. CHURCH COUNCIL NEWS: Our new church council will be installed during worship over the first two Sundays in July. The following people have been elected by our congregation to positions of leadership for the 2019-20 fiscal year: Ellen Benson, Kyle Bristol, Glen Cacchioli, Lori DeFilippis, Mary Lynn Eisele, Pat Fiedler, George Hirn, AJ Jin (Treasurer), Patty Larson (President), Phil Lorch (Vice President), and Marge Wenger (Secretary). We give thanks for their willingness to serve and rejoice that these sisters and brothers will lead us in our common life and our mutual mission as a congregation. Please keep them in your prayers. We thank outgoing council members Kevin Ocker and Alice Vorstadt for their service and dedication to our church. PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES TO CELEBRATE!!
Christian will be leaving us to go to John’s Hopkins University’ Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. We will be celebrating him on July 28 with a breakfast following our 10:15 a.m. worship and need volunteers to bring baked goods, bagels, orange juice, or fruit. Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex. If you wish to send cards, his address is: Christian Chang Cuesta, 1631 Powers Ave., East Meadow, 11554. Eric Faret will be completing his seminary field work in August. We will be celebrating his time with us on August 18. Eric is entering his third year of seminary and will be doing his vicarage at Hope Lutheran Church in Selden, NY. His address is 167 Homer Ave., Deer Park, 11729. Teresa Ratkowski officially steps down as Director of Music at the end of August. Although she will continue as Director of the School through the first semester, we want to acknowledge the tremendous contribution she has made to our music program as organist and choir director. We will celebrate Teresa on Rally Day, September 8.
WORSHIP TO GO SCHEDULE! All are welcome to join us. Following is our summer schedule: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Sunrise (1231 Old Country Road in Plainview) (second Thursday at 10:00 a.m.) July 11th & August 8th Huntington Hills (400 South Service Road In Melville): (second Sunday at 2:00 p.m.) July 14th & August 11th Central Island (825 Old Country Road in Plainview) (third Thursday at 10:00 a.m.) July 18th & August 15th White Oaks (8565 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury): (fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m.) July 25th & August 22th Prayer Group with Holy Communion (Good Shepherd) followed by the Shepherd’s Table (Shepherd Hill): Will resume in the fall with Good Shepherd’s turn to bring desserts.
YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON A LITTLE KID! Do you want to know a simple but powerful way to impact the lives of children? It's easy! Volunteer to be a Sunday school teacher. Looking for Sunday school teachers for 2019-2020 school year. Please consider donating one hour a week to teach the love of God to our children. Please contact Stephanie Brienza at [email protected]
THANKS TO OUR USHER TEAM of John Bird & Joe Grappone at our 8:00 a.m. worship and John & Bonnie McGowan and Jim & Wendy Jansky 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. OUR SOCIAL MINISTRY TEAM IS COLLECTING BABY ITEMS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES DURING THE MONTH OF JULY Please see the lists on the following page for donation suggestions. We delivered 69 lbs. of food, two bassinets, clothing, and seven boxes of household items to the New Life Center on June 17th. Thank you for your ongoing response to our calls. Please remember…the need for food does not end over the summer! 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. ATTENDANCE FOR WEEK OF 6/30=143: 8:00 a.m. =30, 10:15 a.m. = 75, and 6:00 p.m. = 24. Worship to Go at 10:00 a.m. at White Oaks on Thursday, June 27 = 14.
SONIDO CLASICO—OUTDOOR LATIN BIG BAND CONCERT AT ST. STEPHEN’S! On Sunday, July 14, at 4:00 p.m. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (270 South Broadway, Hicksville) will host a concert featuring Sonido Clasico, playing the music of the Latin big band era of the ‘50, ‘60s, and ‘70s. The Arthur Murray Dance Center of Plainview will be on hand to give a salsa dancing demo/lesson. Suggested donation $15; kids under 18 free; groups of 20 or more are $10/per person. For more information, call Rich Mosebach at 516-661-1761 or [email protected]
WELCA’S 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC is on Wednesday, July 17th, at 10 a.m. at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, (south side of Merrick Road between Wantagh Parkway and 135), Grove Picnic Area (parking field 5). Please bring your own beverage, a food item to share, and a chair. Paper goods will be provided. After morning fellowship, there will be a Bible study on the book of Esther followed by lunch. Christ Lutheran Church in Wantagh is the alternate location in the event of inclement weather. Please contact Joyce Anderson at [email protected]
or (516)496-8871 with any questions.
WEEK OF 6/30/19 OPPORTUNITIES/EVENTS AT GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL Third Sunday of Pentecost, 6/30 Holy Eucharist(spoken) Holy Eucharist Holy Eucharist Service of Healing & Anointing Monday, 7/1 First Day of Splash Camp Tuesday, 7/2 Meet at Church for Bible by the (TOBAY) Beach
8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 7/3 Children’s Chapel Magician’s Guild
9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7/4 Independence Day School & Church Offices Closed Friday, 7/5 Maureen Not in Office Fishing Trip (Meet at Captree Dock at 5:30 p.m.) Saturday, 7/6 Fourth Sunday of Pentecost, 7/7 Holy Eucharist(spoken) Holy Eucharist Contemporary Worship
8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING: John Aarnio (Elisa Carr’s father), Mel Able & family (Catherine Olsen’s friend), Linda Allan (Koenig family friend), 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), John Baierlein (Deb Steinhilber’s brother), Chris Balos, Alex & Derek Bartkow, Suzanne Beers, Marilyn & Paul Benner, Elaine Benvenuto (Pastor Olsen’s friend), Joe & Carol Berardino, Martha & Tom Berardino, Grace Berry, John Binsfeld (Benner family friend), Ellen Bird, 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), Connie Campbell (Patty Larson’s sister in law), Patricia Cannata, Bill Carroll (Rose Minnick’s friend), Sally Christophedes (Grappone family friend), Vita Cirinicionne (Grappone family friend), Olga Colandro (Olsen family friend), Amanda Conca (Grappone family friend), Maya Contreras & family (Alice Vorstadt’s relatives), Maureen & Desmond Cooke, Camille Costa (Berardino family friend), Frank Costeira (Martha Peterson’s friend), Lorraine Crosby, 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), Dustin & Sandy (Karin Kienle’s friends), Lorraine Duffy, Steven Dux (Irma Carlson’s nephew), Theresa Eby (Mary Oliveto’s relative), Dilliana Edwards, James Ellis (Peter Potocnik’s friend), Judy Esposito (Karen Faucera’s friend), Richard Faithfull (Grappone family friend), Ricky Fedyk (Sue Wakefield’s friend), Margaret Fiedler, Pat Fiedler, Danny Fink, Marcelle Figlo, Susan, Anthony and Alice Ferraro, Helen Fortune (Lorrain Duffy’s relative), Arlene Fraraccio (George Hirn’s sister), Maria Garrett & the Hall family, Gary, June & Rosalie, Jackie Gentner, Jessica Gomes (Lisa Olsen’s friend), 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, Michelle Jackowdik (Annmarie Brown’s relative), Jessica, Jimi (Chrissi Canino’s relative), Jimmy & Marge (Karin Kienle’s relatives), Phil Jin, Amy Kalb (Karen Faucera’s friend), Robin Kane (Rose Minnick’s relative), Lois Kazarian, Susie Klemm (Bruno family), Myung Sook Ko (GSL School Teacher Esther’s sister), Evelyn & Niko Kontonis & their family, Jon Krenkel (Terry Miccio’s cousin), Angie LaBarbera, Heather Rose Landry, Carol Larson (Bob Rickmeyer’s sister), Lois Lengenfelder, Charles & Michael Leva (Angel Lorch’s uncle & father), Lindsay (Marc Ferrers’ friend) Madeline LoCuercio, 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), Diane Matales (Lilli Schulz’s friend), Pastor Fred McElderry, Gail McCoy (Susan Wakefield’s friend), Kevin Meehan (Bonnie McGowan’s friend) Barbara Meeker (Martha Peterson’s friend), Annette Meitzner (Roy Steinhilber’s friend), Madison Milo (Ann Roerdan & Terry Miccio’s friend), Martha Minnicozzi & Pat Miskey (Brown family friends), Teddy Moore (Miccio family friend), Maryellen Moyse, Ellie Mueller, Jackson Mulada, Jane Muller (Sean Cooke’s friend), Karen Murphy (Donna Hickey’s friend), Richard Murphy (Mary Ann’s son), Ursula Nouza (Huntington Hills), Ann Ocker, Jennifer Olsen, Mary Pearl (Marge Wenger’s grandniece); Anthony Pericone (Donna Hickey’s friend), Diana Petrielo (Terry Miccio’s friend), Mark Prowatzke (Danny Wenger’s father in law), Paul Raymond, Bertha Reciniello, 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), Ed & Peggy Siering (Marge Wenger’s brother & sister in law), Eric Silva & his family (Karen Faucera’s friends), Judy Stal (Christine Adolphus’s daughter), Ken Steffens, Ed Strauhs, Jennifer Sorenson (Cathy Vollono’s friend), Raymond Tarnok (Pat Fiedler’s nephew), Debbie Tassi (Denise Donitz’s sister), Richie Taylor (Ann Rickmeyer’s friend), Lauren Teresa (Lisa Olsen’s friend), the Thomas family, Paul & Tim Thompson (Lisa Olsen’s relative), Tori & family (Karen Faucera’s friend), Nancy Tucker, Domenick Tuozzo, Kathy Van Driessche, Lisa Van Tress (Donna Hickey’s friend), Mary Vassallo (Chandra Jorree’s friend), Ralph Wahl (Alice Vorstadt’s relative), Jeff Wakefield, Samantha Wegner (Patricia Canata’s relative), Marilyn Weyant (Maisch family friend), Derek Zacchino, Brother George Zenle, Julia, Pat, Jennifer & Nicole (Genevieve’s Helping Hands). THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING: Thomas Haley & Keely James and Lauren Braun & Stephen Palazzolo
Please consider hosting Ethel’s Coffee Hour! with your friends and family one summer Sunday! We’re now on Twitter! Follow us @GoodShep99
THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING: The Malchodi family and friends of Mark Malchodi THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY: Matthew Beers (Army), Keith & Kyle Calderone (Army), MAJ Paul Rickmeyer, Captain Robert Saueracker, Major Philip Sounia, Corporal Nicholas Ventrelli-O’Connell (Patty Larson’s family friend). THOSE PREPARING FOR ORDINATION: Vicar Adam Reinhardt.