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April 4, 2004

Date: 
Sunday, Apr 04, 2010 - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010
Point To Ponder: 
HE IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN, INDEED
Attendance: 

On Wednesday, March 24, Lenten Worship attendance at 10:00 am was 24 (each week the preschool class also sings—all 17 of them—at the beginning of the service) and 41 at 6:30 pm, for a total of 65. On Palm Sunday, March 28, there were 75 worshipers at the 8:30 am service and 127 worshipers at the 11:00 am service for a total of 202. The total offering was $5,554.00. Thanks to all who have given to the Lord with all their heart. “Lord, lift us up.!”

Birthdays: 
Sunday Dylan Luke
Monday Kathi Kuskie
Tuesday Kim Adley
  Rebekah Johnston
Wednesday Gil Smith
Thursday Laura Thurston
  Marty Snyder
Friday Nora Kudis
Saturday Christina Bates
  Rachel Veres
  Amy Frantz
Prayer List: 

1) Please help us in updating the prayer list. If you have submitted a name, please call and give us an update. 2) Please take the list home and regularly pray for the people listed. 3) If you desire a name to be mentioned in the Sunday prayers, you must write the request in the Special Prayer Book found in the narthex.

Include these Requests in your Daily Prayers!

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--THIS WEEK’S THANKSGIVINGSThanks for those who in faith and trust have added to our offerings to the Lord! For all the Birthdays! For prayers answered!

--THIS WEEK’S PRAYER REQUESTS—Ron Gerstacker (Health concerns/home from hospital); Pray for good test results for Kevin Katko (spot found on his rib/brother-in-law of the Molinari’s); Mason Jump (US Army going to Afghanistan/friend of Veres family); Sandy Rithman (Hernia/mother of friend of Cody Schaar); Jamie Knopf and family on the death of her uncle, Jack Knopf; Doug Klesen and family on the death of his mother, Henrietta; Family of Ernie Farraro on his death (wife is Alice Meyer’s cousin); Family of Chris Callahan on his death (friend of the Molinari’s); (Those who suffer from depression; For Haiti and Chile needs and sorrow over deaths; For the Unemployed; For our country; Safety and protection for our country; For the young people, that they would not abandon their faith; For those who suffer from physical calamities; Those who are grieving; Families with personal needs

 

Soldiers– Rachel Veres; Jeff Held; Vince Wobb; Justin Surovchak; Evan McKearn; Michael Bassi; Ryan Bassi; Ronnie Garland; Joseph Frederick; Matt Tassani and Rodney; Ryan Hoellein; SSGT. Justin J. McCaffrey; David Freund; Mark McMurray; Captain Tom Renner; Rodney Koehler; SPC Nathan Novelly; PFC Chris Santory; Jon Reiland; Jonathan Blauvelt; Eric Parker; Lt. Bob Johnson IV; For the injured, and the families of all soldiers

Congregational: Renewal constantly in faithfulness of members; For increased worship attendance; Praise and Blessings on the Preschool; For our Sunday School

Our Homebound: Marie Hartung; Pearl Hentsch; Catherine & Bill Hoellein, Sr.; Jim & Tillie Koerth; Ida Pack, Elsie Schaefer; Sally Smith; Joan Uhrinak

Recent Requests: Carol Collet; Audrey Johnson; Pam Spechtold; Scott Steigerwald; Chloe Altbaum; Rose Vezzani; Lois Chase (Mother of Lynn Pingel); Evie Jones; Jesse Knecht (Waiting for heart and lung transplant); For Joel and Jackie’s unborn baby;

Cancer: Alice Meyer; Marcia Colgan; Bunny Schmidt; Judy Parker; Mary Yavelak; Karyn; Todd Winston and family; Cindy; Lyn Ultsch; Sam Bish (8 yr old); Charles Forrest; Kevin Scrivo; Mike Piatt; Sandy Meyer; Tim Daugherty; Rick; Bob Pocci; Sherri; Brandon Weisbrod’s mother; Kayla Rush; Paul Brand; Dan Schultz; Gloria Myers; Bev Thomas; Michael Weeks; Jan Hart; Julie; Dr. Jerry Giammarino; Don Kaminski; Karen Bergman; Kim Tennyson; Dorothy Seay; Don Christiansen; Tony Slaughter; Judy Smith; Jacklynne Stein; Kim Oswalt; Jan; Barbara Hajel; Patty Smith; Gary Schaar; Joe Black; Nicholas Wittman (6 yr. old); Cindy McCormick; Ann Sloniger; Garret Cooper

Ongoing Health Concerns/Chronic Illness: Kiera Maehling; Ella Mae Held; Anna Meyer; Cal Koehnke; Joan Krueger; Hal Hoffman; Walt Walkowiak; Richard Meyer; Erna Saskosky; Norma Davis; Albert Kirschman, Sr.; Bethe Ott; Mary, David and Steven Swope; Ruth Leasure (Koerth); David Hesse; Alma Beiderwieden;

Thanks for Healing and pray for continued health: Barb Hentsch

Praying for Jim & Shirley McClain; Bob Tetzlaff; Jack and Jan Hudon; Gil Smith; Judy Maurhoff; Harriet Kissinger; Joe and Helen Clarkson;

Thank Yous: 
  • Thank you to the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade Sunday School classes and their teachers, for making the communion bread, and sincere thanks to Joan Krueger who yearly oversees this important blessing for the congregation.
Sympathies: 
  • WE EXTEND OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Jamie Knopf and family on the death of her uncle, Jack Knopf.
  • WE ALSO EXTEND OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Doug Klesen and family on the death of his mother, Henrietta Klesen on Monday, March 29.

Amid the uncertainties of life we hold ever to our Savior who grants us the peace of His presence and promise to be with us always.  As the Apostle Paul assured us:  “ 7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.”  2 Corinthians 4:7-12

Other News: 

Easter Breakfast, TODAY, at 9:15 is sponsored by our Youth Group. Thanks for joining us! The free will offering taken at the breakfast will support our youth group.

Good Shepherd’s 50th Anniversary

 

This month we will be celebrating 50 years of mission and ministry at Good Shepherd. On this occasion, we hope that many of our past and present members and friends who have shared the Lord’s work with us will be able to join us in the celebration. There are invitations in the narthex for you to send to friends that haven’t received one.

 

There are several dates to keep in mind:

 

April 11This is the requested due date if you want to share a message or photographs. Please send them to the 50th Anniversary Committee, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 418 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, PA or email to gslcoffice@comcast.net . We really need photographs or digital images of the second 25 years from 1985 to 2010. We will scan photographs and return them.

 

April 14RSVPs for attending the 50th Anniversary Luncheon are due. Make checks out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and note “50th Anniversary Luncheon.” Please place checks in the offering plate now through April 25.

 

April 18Special services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am to re-dedicate our tower bells and to re-dedicate ourselves to God’s mission for Good Shepherd. Our LCMS Eastern District President Rev. Chris C. Wicher will be preaching.

 

April 25 – 50th Anniversary Celebration
9:00 am – Coffee and Fellowship
10:00 am – Celebration Service
Rev. Daniel Strussenberg, Celebrant
Rev. Paul Doellinger, Guest Preacher
12:00 pm – Luncheon at South Hills Country Club

Growing in Christ™ Sunday School Theme—

On this Easter morning, the children in Sunday School would have learned that Jesus’ death and resurrection grants us eternal life in heaven with Him (Luke 23:26–24:12). Alleluia! As a family, discuss the Lenten journey to the cross and the cost of your sin. Talk about Jesus resurrection and payment for your sin. Open your hymnal and sing together your favorite Easter hymn!

 

ADULT BIBLE CLASS WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK—THERE IS NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY

 

-First Class - Jesus, Legend or Lord
Explore the truth about our Savior. This educational DVD series proves the credibility of Scripture and the life of Jesus through history, geography, and archaeology. Dr. Paul L. Maier answers important questions about Jesus' ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection in this eight-session series. The class will be held in the fellowship hall beginning on Sunday April 11th and will be led by Dan Watson.

 

-Second class Things You Were Never Told in Sunday School – Deliverer in Training . This class meets in Room 4. Led by Mark Bartell.

 

 

 

 

YOUTH NEWS!

Don’t Forget you can still turn in your empty ink cartridges for recycling outside of Jamie’s office downstairs. For every cartridge turned in, the youth could raise up to $4. If you have any questions about what kind of cartridges can be turned in, contact Jamie Knopf.

 

Invest in a Youth: help send the youth to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in July, by agreeing to sponsor one of the six youth who will be attending the Gathering. As an investor, you will not only be connected to one of the youth, but also you will be invited to a shareholders banquet after the Gathering to hear about their experience at the Gathering. Pick up a brochure at the welcome center for more information or contact Jamie Knopf.

 

Youth Service Weekend at Camp Pioneer in Angola, NY is May 14-16. Registration forms were sent out this week to youth families. They need to be returned to Jamie Knopf by April 25th with a $25 deposit for each person attending the trip. If you did not receive a registration form in the mail and would like to attend, please contact Jamie Knopf.

 

NEXT YOUTH NIGHT IS SUNDAY, April 18 from 6-8 pm.

 

EAT ‘N PARK SMILES – GIFT CARDS That is right! You can buy a gift card to Eat’N Park for a dollar for dollar certificate, and, they give back a percentage to our Women’s Guild. See Arlene Stroebel, Carol Shade, Joan Steigerwald or Rose Ann Zimmerman for cards in increments of $10 and $25. Buy here before eat’n and help our Ladies Guild! Thank you—REMEMBER—they make great gifts!!

 

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right; Faith and Hope triumphant say, Christ will rise on Easter Day”

--Phillips Brooks

 

 

 

Giant Eagle gift cards are available ($10, $25, $50 and $100). It will help our preschool while you continue to shop. Please see a Preschool Board Member in the Church office before or after each worship service. Cash or check payable to Good Shepherd Christian Preschool.

 

WE NEED YOUR PICTURES!”

 

The Good Shepherd Web Site redesign team is looking for your pictures and videos depicting our congregational life and events in the recent past. We would like to utilize these pictures and videos in the redesign of the Good Shepherd Lutheran website. If you are willing to share copies of your pictures and videos please contact Tim Marcovecchio at tim@winnets.com or at home at 412-851-9390. We would like to start receiving your pictures and videos now. - Thanks, The GSLC Website Team."

 

 

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for 2010-2011 has begun at Good Shepherd Christian Preschool. Come and discover more about us by scheduling a classroom visit. Our next Open House is scheduled for April 17 from 10 am -12 pm. For more details, call Jennifer Meyer, Director at 412-884-5960 or 412-884-3232.

 

LWML/LADIES GUILD ACTIVITIES

May 2.…………LWML/Ladies Guild Meeting (South Hills Country Club at 12:30pm)

May 15.……… Mother-Daughter Tea

(More information will be forthcoming about the special events.)

 

 

 

 

SEMINARY EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPE An envelope to be used for our Seminary Education Support can be found at the Welcome Center (Concordia Seminary brochure with attached envelope—please make checks payable to Good Shepherd—please do not mail directly to Concordia). Our goal is to raise $3,000 dollars ($2,186.00 has been received so far). It will help the costs of our seminarian, David Strussenberg. Thank you.

 

FREE BOOKS! Do you like reading mystery novels? I have 12 books by Dorothy Simpson, all featuring the same main character- Inspector Luke Thanet. Books are all in good condition. Contact Cody Schaar at ctschaar@verizon.net, or 412-462-0224, if you are interested.

 

CAMPBELL’S LABELS UPDATE: Great News! Campbell’s will be DOUBLING the label value of any labels the preschool sends in by May 31st! We could earn up to 2,000 bonus points! So check your shelves, ask friends and neighbors, and check the product list on the bulletin board. Additional brands such as Prego, Swanson & Pepperidge Farm are also “Campbell’s products”. Thanks for your support! Jeanine Bondi

VBS – MARK YOUR CALENDAR – JUNE 21-25!--High Seas Expedition

LORD LIFT US UP CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: Good Shepherd started our Capital Campaign in Dec. 2008. The objective of the Capital Campaign was to allow us to make the type of improvements that needed to be made at Good Shepherd to facilitate the ministry of our congregation. We were not making capital improvements to result in better facilities; we were investing in better facilities to further our ministry. Our facilities have been improved to allow us to now continue our mission and to reach out to our community and invite people to come to Christ, to worship with us, to serve with us and to care for all of God's people.

 

We are approaching the half way point of our campaign. In March 2010 our capital campaign contributions were $5552. Year to date in 2010 our contributions are $42,051. Contributions to date for the campaign have been $256,398. This is against a pledged goal of $550,000.

 

As you can see, we have made good progress; yet we have a long way to go. I do not want us to lose momentum. For those of you who have pledged, thank you for honoring that pledge and please continue to do so throughout the remainder of the campaign. For anyone who has not pledged and is willing to do so, the campaign does not end until Dec 2011. There are pledge cards on the Welcome Center in the Narthex.

There are also, capital campaign envelopes. Those envelopes can be used to make a one time contribution or to make regular contributions from now until the close of the campaign.

 

To everyone who has supported the capital campaign process, I want to say thank you! Especially at Easter time when we recognize with thanksgiving the incredible gift that God gave to each of us through His beloved son Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer; it is appropriate for us to acknowledge our love and appreciation by giving back in a manner that furthers His Kingdom.

 

Thank you to those who supported and continue to support the capital project improvements and especially to those who have pledged to finance them. May the Lord multiply our gifts and allow us to be vessels of His love in this community and throughout our region.

 

Thank you to Hal & Carol Hoffman and to my wife Joneen who have helped Co-Chair this effort.

 

Happy Easter! Your brother in Christ,

 

Ray Betler

Co-Chair; Capital Campaign

 

 

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN MINISTRIES is hosting its 5th Annual Fashion Show, “Strawberry Splash,” on Saturday, May 15 at the Butler Country Club. All proceeds benefit Concordia’s charity care fund - the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund. The day starts at 10:30 am. The cost of the event is $25. The fee includes lunch, the fashion show, and a basket auction. Advance reservations and payment are required. The deadline is May 7. There is a flier with more information posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. April 11th is the last day to bring in items to help put together a Baking Basket to be auctioned off at the event. If you have questions, contact Sandy Marcovecchio, 412-851-9390 or sandymarco@verizon.net.

 

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN MINISTRIES is also hosting its 7th Annual Golf Outing, on Monday, July 19 at the Pittsburgh National Golf Club in Gibsonia. All proceeds benefit Concordia’s charity care fund - the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund. The day starts at 8:30 am. The golf outing includes a gift for all golfers, lunch, golf on a premiere par 72 golf course, followed by a dinner reception and basket auction. There is a flier with more information posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. Contact Beth Wichrowski at 724-352-1571, ext. 8298 for more information.

Growing in Christ™ Sunday School Theme—

On this Easter morning, the children in Sunday School would have learned that Jesus’ death and resurrection grants us eternal life in heaven with Him (Luke 23:26–24:12). Alleluia! As a family, discuss the Lenten journey to the cross and the cost of your sin. Talk about Jesus resurrection and payment for your sin. Open your hymnal and sing together your favorite Easter hymn!

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YOUTH NEWS!

Don’t Forget you can still turn in your empty ink cartridges for recycling outside of Jamie’s office downstairs. For every cartridge turned in, the youth could raise up to $4. If you have any questions about what kind of cartridges can be turned in, contact Jamie Knopf.

 

Invest in a Youth: help send the youth to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in July, by agreeing to sponsor one of the six youth who will be attending the Gathering. As an investor, you will not only be connected to one of the youth, but also you will be invited to a shareholders banquet after the Gathering to hear about their experience at the Gathering. Pick up a brochure at the welcome center for more information or contact Jamie Knopf.

 

Youth Service Weekend at Camp Pioneer in Angola, NY is May 14-16. Registration forms were sent out this week to youth families. They need to be returned to Jamie Knopf by April 25th with a $25 deposit for each person attending the trip. If you did not receive a registration form in the mail and would like to attend, please contact Jamie Knopf.

 

NEXT YOUTH NIGHT IS SUNDAY, April 18 from 6-8 pm.

EAT ‘N PARK SMILES – GIFT CARDS That is right! You can buy a gift card to Eat’N Park for a dollar for dollar certificate, and, they give back a percentage to our Women’s Guild. See Arlene Stroebel, Carol Shade, Joan Steigerwald or Rose Ann Zimmerman for cards in increments of $10 and $25. Buy here before eat’n and help our Ladies Guild! Thank you—REMEMBER—they make great gifts!!

8:30 am Service                                                           11:00 am Service

Preacher:  Pastor Daniel Strussenberg                           Pastor Daniel Strussenberg

Minister of Music:  Joan Krueger                                  Joan Krueger

Assisting Elder:  Ken Meyer                                         Jeff Miller         

Communion Assistants:  David Veres                           Ray Vogel

Lay Readers:  Jonathan and Leah Veres                      Jim Marlowe     

Acolyte:  Sam Ressler                                                   Stephen Wobb             

Ushers:  Tim, Jacob and Katelyn Marcovecchio              The Haling Family

Counters:  Art and Dottie Tritsch                                   Interpreter:  Anne Baxendell

Altar Guild:  Ellen Linhart, Ruth Johnson, Phyllis Hackbart, Carol Schaar

 

Chancel Flowers are placed to the Glory of God by Helen and Joe Clarkson in honor of their 70th Wedding Anniversary!

 

 

At the 11:00 am Worship Service

►Interpretation for the Deaf is provided

►Nursery is provided in Room 11.  Please note instructions printed in bulletin after Children’s Sermon and after Benediction.

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