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Good Shepherd UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Weekly Newsletter - April 5, 2011


To all Members and Friends of the Church:
Stay informed of church news and be reminded of meetings and other events that are important in the life of the church.
News items may be limited to a few sentences. --GSUMC Communications Team
We will be loyal to The United Methodist Church and
uphold it byOur Prayers, Our Gifts, Our Presence,
Wesley Class Luncheon
Our Service and Our Witness The Wesley Class will be providing lunch after
Worship on Sunday, April 17th. Please join us for:
OUR PRAYERS Ham, Chicken & Dressing, Green Beans, Mashed
For our Church Famiy Potatoes, Dessert & Rolls. Donations will be
Richard Smith, brother of Tim Smith, surgery to put in feeding tube applied to the debt resolution.
Ken Henshaw, recovering from surgery
Mitzi Maddox, friend of Barbara Duvall, leukemia
Casandra Rodiles, cousin of Myrna Bosch, health concerns The Stations of the Cross
John Funk, Missionary in Bolivia, cancer Please mark your calendars now for
Jennie Brooks, mother of Paul Brooks, health concerns Good Friday, April 22
Linda Anderson, cousin of Jean Dowdy, heart problems From 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., we will have The
Stations of the Cross , as well as a prayer labyrinth
OUR PRESENCE
April 3, 2011
set up in our gymnasium. The Stations of the Cross
Sunday School 137 follow the entire story of Christ’s Passion leading
Worship Services (8:00-10:25 a.m.) 252 to Calvary where he is crucified and the labyrinth
is a ‘walking prayer experience’ designed to center
OUR GIFTS your spirit and lead you into a deeper relationship
Weekly Budget Needs - - $12,704 with God. Both prayer opportunities are self-
April 3, 2011 directed, although someone will be present to give
⇨Church Budget $11,941 instructions if needed. This year, we will also offer
⇨Christen Life Center 25 the Stations of the Cross for children, also in the
⇨Debt Reserve-Principal 25 gym. more details to follow as we continue through
⇨Live Flower Fund toward mulch 100 the Lenten season.
⇨Rail Offering 2,076
TOTAL: $14,567 THANK YOU….
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church for the
Evangelism Moment…..
generous offering left at the Communion rail on
“The thing that preserves a person from panic is his
Sunday. Thanks to you, 477 meals can be served
relationship to God” - Oswald Chambers
Evangelism Team
to the homebound in Hendersonville who are not
physically able to prepare a hot and nutritious meal
Wednesday Night Schedule - April 6
for themselves.
Dinner (reservations required) 5:15 PM
Children
The Creek Bank (ages 3 – 5th Grade) 6:15 PM The recipients, appreciate your support.
Youth 6:30 PM
Underground Reality:: Vietnam The Church History Committee is in the
Adult Class - Chapel 6:30 PM organizational state and needs a volunteer with
Lenten Study Rev. Denman Frazer, Leader good computer skills. If you can help this very
Womens Study – CLC-203 6:30 PM important team reach its’ full potential, please
“The Five Love Languages” - Ginger Hartsock, Leader contact Vicky McVey in person or via e mail at
Mens Bible Study -- CLC -202 6:30 PM
vmcvey56@hotmail.com. Thank you!
“Men of the Bible” - Ty Martin, Leader
Jerry Brothers, Church Council Chairperson
Worship Choir – Music Suite 7:30 PM
LIBRARY NEWS
SUNRISE SERVICE New Book in Library:
On Sunday, April 24th, we will have our Minding Frankie, by Maeve Binchy, 2011
Sunrise Service at 6:00 am in the Church
Chapel. The book, set in Ireland, is a tale of joy, heartbreak and
hope, about a motherless baby girl collectively raised by a
close-knit Dublin community. When Noel learns that his
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child,
empty tomb and resurrection of our Lord and he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once
Saviour Jesus Christ. The Good Shepherd she is born. As a single father battling demons of his
Emmaus Community will sponsor the breakfast own, Noel knows he cannot do it alone. Fortunately, he
immediately following worship. If you would like has a competent, caring network of friends, family and
to help with cooking or with a donation, please neighbors to care for little Frankie. But not everyone is
contact Kathy or Brent Vanburen. pleased with the unconventional arrangement. The Social
Worker is convinced that Frankie would be better off in
We will observe our regular Sunday schedule of a foster home. Now it is up to Noel to persuade her that
services on Easter Sunday. everyone in town has something special to offer when it
comes to Minding Frankie.

MISSIONS “Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition.


The Missions Team will meet April 12 at 6:30 pm in the She has a true gift of creating characters we either know
Conference Room. The main topic of discussion will or wish we knew. A perfect escape.” - Cleveland Plain
be the Community Garden and the "rules" of operation. Dealer
Davis Taylor has been invited to attend to discuss the
preparation of the plots. Such items to be discussed are: This book is available for checkout. It can be found
watering, direction of rows, size of the plots, and any on the Suggested Reading cabinet.
others that might be brought from persons attending.
This book made possible
Remember that a sign up sheet is at the welcome through generous gifts to the
desk. Plots may be shared by two or more persons. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Library Fund
VISIT YOUR CHURCH LIBRARY THIS WEEK
Please come and join the Team for these discussions.
You may have special interests that we need to know. Library Team
See you Tuesday, April 12. Mission Team
FAITH SHARING
NEW CLASS What one circumstance has influenced
Who: YOU! you the most in your spiritual journey?
What: Microsoft Excel Basics class! The Evangelism Team has asked the Worship
When: Thursdays starting April 7 for four weeks Planning Team to designate a time at both
Where: Good Shepherd worship services on the 4th Sunday of each
Why: Improve your resume, Impress your
month for someone to share their faith story.
boss, Manage your personal finances
Sharing our faith story often touches the hearts
Cost is only $49 for church members (the public of others and nurtures their spiritual life. If you
pays $99). To register, please contact Justin Miller are interested in sharing your story, contact
at 615-516-3642 or got to http://compskills.net Rev. Frazer at 822-4531. He will schedule a
Space is limited and learning laptops will be time for you to meet with him. Evangelism Team
provided.
UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONALS
COUPON EXCHANGE The March & April Upper Room Daily Devotional
If you have coupons you don’t use - don’t throw Guide is available on the table in the connector. You
them away! Bring them and put them in the basket are encouraged to put $1.00 in the money box for
in the main office lobby. Someone might need each devotional guide that you need. Evangelism Team
them. If there is some you can use take them.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NEWS
Seussical the Musical
Saturday, April 9th 2pm This Wednesday - Bible Smuggling
Davidson Academy is putting on the play “Seussical This Wednesday we will be finishing our
the Musical” and we are getting a group together Underground Reality: Vietnam series. We will
to go. Our very own Angel Brothers will be in the be playing a game of Bible Smuggling. We will
performance and I know it is going to great! The smuggle bibles into the church so be sure to
cost will be no more than $3 a person. We will bring those Bibles and extra backpacks!
meet at Davidson Academy that day around 1:30 to
pass out tickets. If you are interested please email Rock Climbing This Sunday April 10th
Mrs. Brittany at brittpoohbear@yahoo.com or sign This Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. we will head down to
up on the clipboard outside her office door. Climb Nashville for some indoor rock climbing.
For safety reasons, youth will not be allowed to
belay unless they can successfully pass the belay
Easter Egg Hunt test administered by Climb Nashville staff. The
Saturday, April 16th 10am total cost will be $20 per person which includes
It is time once again to hunt eggs. We will make entry to the climbing gym, shoe rental, and
a craft, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and harness rental.
of course hunt eggs. We might even have a few
surprises for you. All activities will be in the gym Mad Props
and we will have age specific areas outside to hunt Massive mad props to everyone who helped
eggs. If the weather was to be bad that day we will with the Saturday church wide cleanup efforts.
hunt eggs inside the CLC. ALL Children up to 5th Take a look at the church and be proud of
grade are welcome to come and participate. everything we accomplished on Saturday.
Everything looks great.
Easter Candy Needed
We are asking for help from the congregation for Tool Time Shower
our Easter Egg Hunt. We are in need of lots of
For Daniel and Diane
candy to stuff the Easter Eggs. If you would like to
donate candy for the kids please give it to Brittany May 1st 2011
Ramage or place it in the basket near the Welcome Church Fellowship Hall
Center. Please have your candy in by Friday, April
Daniel and Diane
15th.
Kids Who Care Club Are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond,
Sunday, April 17th 4:00-6:00pm Sears and Home Depot
We will be potting some plants, so please wear old Hostesses: Terra Jackson
clothes. Please bring $3 for pizza and a drink. If Marci Rudolph
you have any questions please see Mrs. Debbie or
Mrs. Brittany. 615-528-1230 or 270-994-8085

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!


SAVE THIS DATE!!!!!
2ND ANNUAL CHURCH AUCTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Receiving - Wednesday, June 1 3:30-8:00 pm
Thursday, June 2 3:30-8:00 pm
Friday, June 3 3:30-7:00 pm

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