E-Liturgy (Worship Service) For March 22, 2020

Good Morning

We have an amazing staff who have been all-hands-on-deck to put this together for you. You will find Greta’s amazing musical talents and Ahleo and Kate-Lynn’s tireless behind the scenes diligence. Thank them lots! 

Also many thanks to Mary Hix, Property Chair, for her tireless efforts to maintain good stewardship of our church building and her team members (Jerry, Monica, Jack, Antonio, and Antonio) which have been excellent at fixing the unexpected tiny projects and big ones too.

Good Shepherd Trinity Church, like many small organizations and businesses, is in a unique position of caring for its friends and members while also maintaining financial solvency. If you are in a position to maintain your contributions please, please do so. While we have some reduced expenses of not being together – paper, communion elements, utilities – we still leaped out on faith with a deficit budget this year. You may mail your contributions to the church office. The mail is being collected regularly and donations will be processed as soon as possible. We are working on electronic giving.

I want to hear from you. So, between a full house of kids, cats, and now a working-from-home husband, I will be checking in on all of you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out day or night if you are in need of pastoral care, food, toilet paper or prayer. My cell is 414-731-7303. 

Be well friends! Know you are loved.
Pastor Amanda 

CONNECT: Instead of a call to worship, you will find a call to community. As we worship continuously in our lives, we remember that we are one part of a larger community, the body of Christ.

We apologize, the video below could not be embedded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0u2k6YzEY

Guest Preaching Schedule – Pentecost through June

Our Guest Preachers in May and June:

June 28 – Rev. Antonio Lucio and Rev. Iris Colon-Lucio

June 21- Sloan Letman, M. Div, UCC Associate in Ministry at Bethel-Bethany UCC and Rev. Volina Cross-Dukes – retired PC-USA pastor of Trinity

June 14 – Rev. Volina Cross-Dukes – retired PC-USA pastor of Trinity

June 7 – Rev. Shai Wise – UCC Associate in Ministry at Bethel-Bethany UCC

May 31 – Rev. Shai Wise – UCC Associate in Ministry at Bethel-Bethany UCC

May 24 – Sloan Letman, M. Div, UCC Associate in Ministry at Bethel-Bethany UCC and Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, Moravian pastor at Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church

 

Advent is Coming

Advent is coming— and with it, comes shopping, gift buying, parties, concerts, programs, family visits, plays—and in the middle of all of that glorious excitement and chaos, Christians everywhere try to stop and wait—waiting for the  birth of Christ. This Advent season, we will “Go Tell It” – on the mountain, in song, at parties, in church, at home—anywhere, and everywhere!

This year for Advent, the Worship Team and the Website Team have been preparing  ways for you to bring Advent into your daily life.

On Sunday, Dec 1, two Advent Devotionals will be available at church – one for children (with glow in the dark stickers) and one for adults (those who really wish they could have glow in the dark stickers).

We also have many links in our Faith Formation Advent section  to online devotionals, advent activities, funny and thought provoking videos, and links to the ELCA Good Gifts catalog and the new Presbyterian Giving Catalog – both GREAT places to have a little “Advent Conspiracy” this weekend of Thanksgiving.

 

Jesus is coming – how will you prepare the way?

 

Good Shepherd Trinity on TMJ4

MILWAUKEE – Annysa Johnson with the Journal Sentinel joins us to talk about Rev. Kristin Nelson.

 

EASTER: For as long as she can remember, the Rev. Kristin Nielsen has experienced God and the world through the lens of her Lutheran faith. She grew up a “PK” a pastor’s kid in a Lutheran home. She attended a Lutheran seminary, and has spent more than a decadecheck preaching the Gospel in Evangelical Lutheran churches.

 

These days, Nielsen pastors a combined Presbyterian-Lutheran congregation on Milwaukee’s west side as two churches — Good Shepherd Lutheran and Trinity Presbyterian — work toward a rare and once-unthinkable merger across denominational lines. Theirs is in many ways an Easter story — one of death and new life, of letting go and trusting that what is to come is greater than what was. Annysa Johnson.

See the clip online:

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/200634811.html