Shepherd's News -Transfiguration of Our Lord
February 23, 2020 

Our Life and Ministry Together...

TODAY - USHER MEETING: There will be an usher meeting on Sunday,
February 23 immediately following the worship service. Please meet at the back
of the church. Please see Daniel Thompson if you have any questions.
Never been an usher? NOW is the time to come learn what we are all about!
We are always in need of more for this special ministry.

THIS WEEK - ASH WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday this year is February 26.
We will hold two worship services that day - 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm - with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes at both worship services.

MID WEEK LENT worship services will be a joint effort with Trinity, Clawson and Prince of Glory. The reading for each service will be focused on the Gospel of Mark. The Homilies will be based on the book “Wilderness Time” by Tim Bruster.
A soup and salad supper is served at 6:00 pm and worship will be at 7:00 pm.

FEBRUARY ... BLACK HISTORY MONTH: February is a month to give thanks for the gifts, accomplishments, influence and witness of our African decent neighbors and siblings in Christ—to stand together with them to glorify God as partners in the Gospel, doing God’s work in the world together.

TUESDAY EVENING FAITH STUDY: The Tuesday Faith study, led by Pastor Krister, will not be meeting this week. We will return next Tuesday (March 3) 

WOMEN’S MONDAY BIBLE STUDY: This Bible study meets on the first Monday of the month. Study begins at 7:00 pm and is held at Jeanette Bateman’s house.
March 2nd will begin a study of the Letter of James. All women are welcome to join us in this study. 
The other Monday’s in the month a Prayer meeting is held at Jeanette’s house, also at 7:00 pm. Have questions on the Bible study or Prayer meeting? Please contact Connie Ewalt. 

LUNCH BUNCH: Women in Fellowship. Upcoming date MarCH 12 and held at Old Port Inn 14 mile Rd in Clawson. All are welcome. Please let Joan Shemansky know in order to reserve enough spots.

GSLC EMBRODIERED SHIRTS: Please contact Paula Caldwell if you would still like a beautiful embroidered shirt with Good Shepherd’s name. She has several already made that are ready for purchase. 

GOOD SHEPHERD FRESH FOOD PANTRYOn the 4th Saturday of every month GSLC operates the Beacon of Hope Fresh Food pantry, beginning at 9:00 am (Oakland County residents only).
The Next Beacon of Hope Fresh Food Pantry is March 28. 

DRIVE THROUGH FOOD PANTRY: The 2nd Wednesday of every month between  5:00pm -6:00pm there is a Drive Through food pantry in our parking lot organistes by a group led by Jim Dieghton. (There is no restrictions on who may attend)
The next “Drive Through” is Wednesday, March 11.

Pr. Mike’s Father Martin Walters 
Ron & Betty Bechill, Diane Benzic, Sherry Buczek,
Sue C., Bradley Caldwell, Barb Carillo, Richard Chicklas
Bob Chism, Nancy Coman, Brandon Cross, Brandi & Jim Danaher 
Eunice Dean, Lois Durnil, Sharon Feigley, Ralph Gardner, Kathy Hasten,
Jeanine Hickok, Rick Hillman, Steve Kukla, Lois Lampe, 
Dawn Leatz-Burke, Dana Lester, Rose Marshal,
Scott McClue, Cathy Merak, Robert Meyer, Claude Miller,
Jan Murray, Cindy Roeske, Annette & George Ryan, Carol Walitalo,
 Paul Wieske, Chuck Wilcox, Kristen White, Kelsey Wilson,
Megan Keller Young, Tonya Young 

Here are the assigned readings with introductions that will be read at worship
NEXT Sunday, March 1 — First Sunday in Lent

First Reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 
Human beings were formed with great care, to be in relationship with the creator, creation, and one another. The serpent’s promise to the first couple that their eyes would be opened led, ironically, to the discovery only that they were naked. 
Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19 
Through Adam’s disobedience, humanity came under bondage to sin and death, from 
which we cannot free ourselves. In Christ’s obedient death, God graciously showers on us the free gift of liberation and life. 
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 
Jesus experiences anew the temptations that Israel faced in the wilderness. As the 
Son of God, he endures the testing of the evil one.