Tuesday Prayer w/ Special Request

7/14/2020

Pastor Matt's Tuesday Afternoon Prayer: A Prayer for Discernment

Help Good Shepherd Staff and Leaders discern our life together over the next several months by completing our survey. We want to hear from everyone. Click on this link to take our survey - forms.gle/sH8GVpeePAV6a35T6

Sunday Worship & Communion

7/11/2020

Worship with us today as we continue to dive into Jesus' parables for the month of July. We also celebrate communion this Sunday, so grab some bread, or a cracker, juice, wine, or water - whatever you have at home can be transformed for communion!

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

To donate return to the home page of our website by CLICKING HERE.

For Sunday School lessons, info on online gatherings for fellowship and Sunday School, and info about other happenings, contact Pastor Kim to be added to our email list: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

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VBS To-Go Pick-Up

7/11/2020

We had a great first day of VBS To-Go pick-up. We have more pick-up times in the upcoming week, and a few more unreserved VBS To-Go kits if you'd still like one.

Please email Pastor Kim if you missed your pick-up time slot today or if you'd like to reserve one of the extra VBS kits we have for your child, grandchild, friend or neighbor!

Email: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Happy 100th Anniversary Town Clock!

7/10/2020

Listen for the church bells to ring at 2:30 pm to mark the occasions.

VBS Kit Assembly & Updates

7/9/2020

We assembled 146 VBS To-Go Kits this week at Good Shepherd! Thank you to everyone who donated and to the volunteers who helped assemble. There are just a few unclaimed kits left if you want to reserve one for your child, grandchild, or even neighbor! Though the formal registration page is closed because we only have a few left you can email Pastor Kim to reserve a kit and select a pick-up time: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Dear Revs. Episode 11: What are you Reading?

7/8/2020

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they talk about some of their favorite books and authors to read for enjoyment.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Tuesday Prayer

7/7/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Sunday Worship

7/5/2020

Worship with us today as we dive into Jesus' parables for the month of July.

CLICK HERE to follow along with our print bulletin.

To donate return to the home page of our website by CLICKING HERE.

For Sunday School lessons, info on online gatherings for fellowship and Sunday School, and info about other happenings, contact Pastor Kim to be added to our email list: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

4th of July

7/4/2020

Praying that everyone has a safe and healthy holiday.

Dear Revs. Episode 10: Sabbath

7/2/2020

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they talk about the Biblical concept of Sabbath and what Pastor Becky has been doing on her vacation.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Wednesday Updates

7/1/2020

Today we have a few updates for you!

First, Dear Revs. will be posted tomorrow as Pastor Matt had to attend to a funeral this afternoon.

If you are interested in helping to pack up our VBS To-Go kits next week, please email Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

If you missed the info on when we are planning to gather for worship again and what protocols we will be following, CLICK HERE to see our FAQ Sheet.


Tuesday Prayer

6/30/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Graduate Sunday Worship

6/27/2020

Join us online for worship as we celebrate and honor our 2020 graduates! Pastor Kim preaches on Joshua and working for justice.

CLICK HERE to follow along with our print bulletin.

To donate return to the home page of our website by CLICKING HERE.

For Sunday School lessons, info on online gatherings for fellowship and Sunday School, and info about other happenings, contact Pastor Kim to be added to our email list: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

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Senior Photos

6/27/2020

Pastor Kim is still trying to find the best way to share bedtime stories with you while following the adjusted copyright laws for read-alouds online. We don't have one for this week though!

However, since you all enjoyed seeing Music Matt and Pastor Kim's marching band photos for Music Sunday, this week we bring you our senior photos for Graduate Sunday. For your enjoyment; Pastor Matt, Music Matt, and Pastor Kim's senior photos.

Make sure to tune into worship tomorrow morning as we bless and honor this year's graduates.

Class of 2020

6/25/2020

This Sunday we will be honoring and blessing our graduates in virtual worship. Take a sneak peak here at our grads this year! Congrats Class of 2020!

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they talk about Bible versions and translations including some of their personal favorites.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Dear Revs. Episode 9, Part 2: Which Version of the Bible is Best?

6/24/2020

Tuesday Prayer

6/23/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Sunday Worship & Communion

6/21/2020

Join us today for worship and communion!

Grab some juice, wine, or water, some bread or a cracker - whatever you have can be transformed.

Pastor Matt preaches on Revelation and Apocalypse.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE.

If you want Sunday School materials or to join us for our Zoom fellowship time, that information comes out in our weekly email. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Re-Opening at Good Shepherd

6/20/2020

So there won't be a bedtime story with Pastor Kim tonight (as copyright rules have changed for read-alongs online) but what we are sharing today is Good Shepherd's plan for re-opening!

Good Shepherd will resume in person worship August 2nd! We are waiting to make sure we are appropriately prepared for a safe gathering (and waiting on some sanitation and cleaning supplies to be delivered in mid July). In addition, we will continue to offer an online worship option for those who choose to stay home.

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR LETTER

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FAQ SHEET

We Need Juice Boxes!

6/18/2020

VBS NEEDS JUICEBOXES! We are creating over 150 kits for parents to pick up for their kids to experience VBS at home. However 150 kits, with 5 days per kit - THAT IS HUNDREDS OF JUICEBOXES. So please hear this call from some of our children and youth to drop off juice boxes at Good Shepherd by the end of the month. Contact Pastor Kim for details: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they talk about Bible versions, original languages, and translations. Part 2 of our discussion will posted next Wednesday.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Dear Revs. Episode 9, Part 1: Why are there so Many Different Versions of the Bible?

6/17/2020

Tuesday Prayer

6/16/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Children & Youth Sunday Worship

6/14/2020

Today is Children & Youth Sunday! Join us as the kids and teens of Good Shepherd share the story of Jonah and the Big Fish!

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

Thank you to all the children and youth who sent in their videos from home (and the parents and grandparents who helped to record those videos). Continued thanks to Mike Leister who each week helps us record and this week helped Pastor Kim put together today's service.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE.

If you want Sunday School materials or to join us for our Zoom fellowship time, that information comes out in our weekly email. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

6/13/2020

This evening's bedtime story with Pastor Kim is "The Cow That Went OINK" written and illustrated by Bernard Most (and read with permission from Scholastic).


As the school year comes to an end publishers are pulling their permissions for online read-alongs for copyrighted material. Next week will likely be the last bedtime story in the form you are used to. If you can think of a video or something fun you'd like to see from Good Shepherd and Pastor Kim on Saturday evenings, let us know: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Children & Youth Virtual Worship is this Sunday!

6/12/2020

Join us Sunday for our Virtual Children & Youth Worship! You'll get to see the faces of many of the kids and teens you miss seeing in person each week!

Plus don't forget to register your kids for our VBS To-Go Program by CLICKING HERE!

Dear Revs. Episode 8: I Wonder

6/12/2020

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they talk about the Christian practice of embracing wonder and mystery.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Tuesday Prayers

6/9/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Sunday Worship

6/7/2020

Join us for virtual worship! Pastor Matt preaches about Daniel & the Lion's Den.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE.

If you want Sunday School materials or to join us for our Zoom fellowship time, that information comes out in our weekly email. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

6/6/2020

Pastor Kim reads "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle (with permission from Scholastic Inc.)

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Youth & VBS To-GO

6/4/2020

The youth of Good Shepherd have been a VITAL part of our Vacation Bible School program every year. They are part of every step of the process from planning to implementation.

Jordyn says, "Getting to spend time with kids is my favorite thing about VBS. All the crafts and activities we do with them are super cute! The kids love them."

Courtney says, "VBS tells amazing bible stories and has so many fun activities to do. It is a fun and interactive way to learn the Bible."

Though we are sad VBS can't safely happen in person this year, the youth have been brainstorming and helping to come up with lots of the programs and stories that will be in your VBS TO-GO boxes.

Ryan says, "You should pick up VBS Boxes because it has a lot of cool stuff for you to do when you have free time this summer. It helps you learn more about the Bible!"

For more info and to register click here!

Dear Revs. Episode 7: A Prayer for Right Now

6/3/2020

Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they offer a prayer for our world.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Tuesday Prayers

6/2/2020

A Prayer from Pastor Matt

Pentecost Worship

5/31/2020

Feel the Holy Spirit this Sunday in Pentecost Worship! We will also celebrate virtual communion - so grab some bread a cracker, juice or wine, - whatever you have will be transformed!

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE.

If you want Sunday School materials or to join us for our Zoom fellowship time, that information comes out in our weekly email. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

5/30/2020

This Saturday's bed time story with Pastor Kim is "I Need A Hug" by Aaron Blabey. I'm sure we all have friends and family we wish we could hug right now!

Staying Safe & Loving Our Neighbors

5/29/2020

Good Shepherd's consistory and pastors have developed a plan for what the future will hopefully look like for our church. Knowing we can't yet schedule everything we'd like to and that much may change in the coming weeks and months, this may not answer every question you have. But we hope it will still be a guide for now.

This letter was mailed out today to our USPS mailing list, but we also wanted to share it digitally.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LETTER

CLICK HERE FOR THE PLAN

VBS TO-GO

5/28/2020

Since having over 100 kids together for VBS isn't a safe decision this summer, we want to bring Vacation Bible School into the homes of the families of the Boyertown Area!

Good Shepherd & St. John's Churches are coming together for another summer of bible-based fun, but this time TO-GO. You will be able to pick up a VBS TO-GO box that will include stories, crafts, games, snacks, a mission project and more so you can experience the fun of camp with your families. Everything you need will be included for a week of VBS down to the crayons, glue, and juice boxes!

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

When registering you will select a pick-up time in July. We will load the boxes right into your trunk. You can pull into the parking lot behind the church off Walnut St.

VBS boxes are free (though donations are welcome). If you don't have kids interested in VBS but want to help out with this ministry, talk to Pastor Kim about much needed donations.

If you have any questions, you can email Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Dear Revs. Episode 6: Praying for Pretzels

5/27/2020

Join Pastors Matt and Becky in their kitchen as they make soft pretzels. During this episode they share with us the connection between pretzels and the Christian faith. Note: the recipe we used comes from one our favorite chefs, Alton Brown. Click here for the recipe.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Tuesday Prayers

5/26/2020

Pray with Pastor Matt this afternoon.

Memorial Day Service

5/25/2020

The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference ministers, Rev. Bill Worley, Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian, and Rev. Cean James (and music ministers from Grace Christian Fellowship in Philadelphia) created a Memorial Day Sunday Service. Though the service was originally intended as yesterday's weekly worship we wanted to share it with you on Memorial Day as both sermons - one by the Interim Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Susan Minasian, and the other by our Conference Minister, Rev. Bill Worley (who is also an Iraq War Veteran) relate particularly to Memorial Day. We hope you find meaning in this day and in this worship.

Sunday Worship

5/24/2020

Join us for virtual worship - Pastor Matt preaches on relatiopnships and reconciliation and Paul's letter to Philemon.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

For Sunday School resources and info about our 9:00 am Zoom Fellowship Time check your email from church this morning - email Pastor Kim if you have any questions: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Send in your offerings by mail or donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button on our main web page.

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

5/23/2020

Join Pastor Kim for Saturday Evening's Bedtime Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Read with permission from Scholastic.

The 23rd Psalm

5/22/2020

The Good Shepherd Children & Youth (with some help from some grown ups) share the 23rd Psalm with you.

Our Concert Sermon

5/21/2020

Normally Thursdays are videos from our Children and Youth - but this week Pastor Kim was collecting material from 21 different people and she hasn't received it all yet! She is hoping to get the video to you tomorrow.

So until then, if you missed Music Sunday this past week, or you thoroughly enjoyed the Concert Sermon and want to watch it again, you can view just the concert!

Dear Revs. Episode 5: What's in a Name?

5/20/2020

Names often have a deeper meaning than we realize. Especially Biblical names. Pastors Matt and Becky talk about the power and meaning of names.

We will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous.

Tuesday Prayers

5/19/2020

Join us for Tuesday afternoon prayers with Pastor Matt.

Music Sunday Worship

5/17/2020

Make a joyful noise! Worship virtually with us for Music Sunday as we celebrate with a special Concert Sermon featuring instrumental performances from our congregation members at home. The concert will be inserted right into our worship service instead of the regular sermon.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

CLICK HERE if you want to watch the Concert Sermon separate of the worship service.

Info about Sunday School Lessons, our Zoom Fellowship Time, and more are emailed out twice a week. Contact Pastor Kim if you'd like to receive those emails: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

To donate to Good Shepherd you can mail us your offerings or donate on the main page of our website.

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

5/16/2020

This evening's story with Pastor Kim is "The Crayon Box that Talked" by Shane Derolf and illustrated by Michael Letzig. Read with permission from Scholastic.

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This Sunday is Music Sunday!

5/15/2020

This Sunday is Music Sunday! Instead of our regular sermon Virtual Worship will feature a special concert with instrumental performances at home from a variety of our congregation members. Plus Music Matt and Pastor Kim will be sharing some interesting percussion instruments during the Children's Message.

Did you know both Music Matt and Pastor Kim performed percussion instruments competitively when they were teens? They were both in the Marching Band - Music Matt was in the pit and played instruments like the xylophone and marimba. Though Pastor Kim played trumpet (and was Drum Major) in the marching band, she also played instruments like the xylophone and marimba in her high school's competitive Winter Percussion Ensemble. Scroll through the pics on the left for proof!

Check out Sunday's special worship service when it is posted and check out our FACEBOOK PAGE to share photos of YOU if you were in the band!

Favorite Memories from the Children & Youth

5/14/2020

The Good Shepherd Children and Youth chose some photos of their favorite moments at church and church-related events and shared them with you in this video.

Dear Revs. Episode 4: The Stars and Eternity

5/13/2020

If, according to Revelation, God is the light of eternity, what will happen to the stars in the life to come? Find out the answer in this week's episode! Continue the discussion with us live tonight via Zoom at 7pm. Zoom Information can be found in the GSUCC Wednesday e-mail or by contacting Pastor Matt.

While tonight's Zoom is our last planned discussion, we will continue to post Wednesday Afternoon videos taking inspiration from the everyday to answer questions, address things you're curious about, and discuss finding the holy in all kinds of places. So don’t forget if you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous.

Tuesday Afternoon Prayer

5/12/2020

Pastor Matt's Tuesday Afternoon Prayer: A Prayer for Nurses and Other Medical Caregivers.

Sunday Worship

5/10/2020

Join us for virtual worship - Pastor Matt preaches on Noah's Ark - quite the experience in social distancing!

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

For Sunday School resources and info about our 9:00 am Zoom Fellowship Time check your email from church this morning - email Pastor Kim if you have any questions: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Send in your offerings by mail or donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button on our main web page.

Saturday Bedtime Story with Pastor Kim

5/9/2020

This Saturday's bedtime story with Pastor Kim: "Five Tough & Tiny Seeds" written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Mike Byrne and read with permission from Scholastic.

VBS-TO GO Announcement

5/8/2020

We love Vacation Bible School! But we know that the best way to love our neighbors is to do what we can to keep people healthy. That's why we decided having the over 100 teens and kids together for VBS this summer is not a safe plan. Instead we will be having VBS-TO GO! More details TBA!

The Adventures of Flat Jesus

5/7/2020

This week the Children & Youth included Flat Jesus in their weekly activities.

Dear Revs. Episode 3: Doubting Thomas

5/6/2020

In today’s episode, Pastors Matt and Becky discuss the disciple Thomas. What other descriptions might we give him other than "doubting"? Find out on today’s episode and continue the discussion with us live tonight via Zoom at 7pm. Zoom Information can be found in the GSUCC Wednesday e-mail or by contacting Pastor Matt.

Don’t forget if you have a burning faith question to e-mail it to Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsucccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous.

Tuesday Prayers

5/5/2020

Prayers with Pastor Matt today.

Sunday Worship

5/3/2020

Join us for virtual worship - Pastor Matt preaches on the prophet Elijah.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

For Sunday School resources and info about our 9:00 am Zoom Fellowship Time check your emails from church this morning - email Pastor Kim if you have any questions: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Send in your offerings by mail or donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button on our main web page.

Saturday Bedtime Story

5/2/2020

Pastor Kim reads "Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell" by Sue Hendra with permission from Scholastic.