Lectio Divina

3/2/2021

Today Pastor Matt continues our prayer journey through Lent with Lectio Divina

Each Tuesday Pastor Matt will share quieter and contemplative ways to pray while on Thursdays Pastor Kim will share kinetic and creative ways to pray.

A Short Guide to Lectio Divina written by Pastor Matt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mCGJ01B7zOwf1IAs78EMyMCGpf2olO1c/view?usp=sharing

Register for In-Person Worship

3/1/21

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us March 7th at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

Second Sunday in Lent Worship

2/28/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM! It's the Second Sunday in Lent.

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship or our in-person worship options, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Storytime with Pastor Kim

2/27/2021

Join Pastor Kim for Saturday Story Time. Today we read about Lazarus from our Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Colorful Prayer

2/25/2021

Today Pastor Kim continues our prayer journey through Lent with Colorful Prayer!

Each Thursday Pastor Kim will share kinetic and creative ways to pray while on Tuesdays Pastor Matt will share quieter and contemplative ways to pray.


Zoom Lent Study with Pastor Matt

2/14/2021

Join Pastor Matt for our weekly Lenten Study on Zoom every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The Zoom link will be sent out in today's church-wide email. You can also email Pastor Matt if you can't access the link: pastormatt@gsuccboyertown.org

Dual Ways to Pray

2/23/2021

Pastor Matt and Pastor Kim are sharing different prayer practices this Lent.

On Tuesdays Pastor Matt will share quieter and contemplative ways to pray while on Thursdays Pastor Kim will share kinetic and creative ways to pray.

Today, Pastor Matt talks about the practice of Breath Prayer


11 Breath Prayers

1. Kyrie Eleison – Lord Have Mercy

2. “Speak for Your Servant is Listening”

– 1 Samuel 3:9

3. “My Help Comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth” – Psalm 121:2

4. “When I Am afraid I Will Trust You”

– Psalm 56:3

5. “The Lord is My Shepherd” – Psalm 23:1

6. “Here I AM” – Isaiah 6:8

7. “Not My Will but yours” – Luke 22:42

8. “My Yoke is Easy” – Matthew 11:30

9. “Come Lord Jesus” – Revelation 22:20

10. Your Favorite verse or a few words from it

11. Nothing simply inhale and exhale

Register for In-Person Worship

2/22/21

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us February 28th at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

First Sunday of Lent Worship

2/21/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM! It's the First Sunday of Lent and we celebrate communion. You can commune at home - using crackers, bread, water, juice - whatever you have at home, God can transform it.

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship or our in-person worship options, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Storytime with Pastor Kim

2/20/2021

Join Pastor Kim for Saturday Storytime! We read about Jesus as the Good Shepherd from the Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Drive Thru Communion

2/19/2021

If you won't be joining us for in-person worship on this First Sunday of Lent Feb. 21st, feel free to come to Drive-Thru Communion after you watch worship LIVE on YouTube at 9:00 am or before you watch the recorded version later in the day.

Dual Ways to Prayer

2/18/2021

Pastor Kim and Pastor Matt are sharing some Lenten prayer practices with you. On Thursdays Pastor Kim will share kinetic and creative ways to pray while on Tuesdays Pastor Matt will share quieter and contemplative ways to pray.

Today, join Pastor Kim at the Labyrinth!


For a finger labyrinth to use at home, click here.


Ash Wednesday Online Worship

2/17/2020

You are welcome at Ash Wednesday online worship this evening - start the season of Lent with us at Good Shepherd.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

Lent Begins Today

2/17/2021

Lent begins today. Here at Good Shepherd we have many opportunities for you to honor this Holy Season.

If you have questions about any of the activities or events, email Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org


CLICK HERE for access to our online daily Lent devotional.

CLICK HERE for an enlarged and printable version of the WHAT DO YOU NEED THIS LENT? image.

Weekly Prayer

2/16/2021

Pastor Matt's Tuesday Afternoon Prayer: A Prayer to Begin Lent

Ash Wednesday is Tomorrow

2/16/2021

Tomorrow, February 17th, is Ash Wednesday. We are offering a variety of ways to begin this Holy Season of Lent at Good Shepherd.

If you aren't interested in joining us for Drive-Thru Ashes or In-Person Worship you can find pre-recorded Ash Wednesday Worship here,.

The bulletin can be found here.

If you want to register for In-Person Ash Wednesday Worship use this link. There is no need to register for Drive Thru Ashes.

Register for In-Person Worship - First Sunday of Lent

2/15/21

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us February 21st at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

Transfiguration Sunday Worship

2/14/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM! It's our final Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Storytime with Pastor Kim

2/13/21

Join Pastor Kim for today's story about Jesus' Baptism! We read from our Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Lent Updates

2/12/2021

Lent begins next week - here are the ways Good Shepherd is hoping to be part of your life this Holy Season.

LIVE video, in-person options, Zoom opportunities, pre-recorded videos, drive through prayers, and more.

CLICK HERE for an enlarged and printable version of the WHAT DO YOU NEED THIS LENT? image.

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Online Basket Raffle

2/11/2021

Our Online Basket Raffle is still happening! Check out these beautiful baskets. Money raised benefits the Souper Bowl and Good Shepherd Youth.

For full details on how to participate and detailed lists of the basket contents, CLICK HERE!

Don't forget - if you donate for basket raffle tickets you MUST email Pastor Kim to gain access to the website where you can place your "virtual tickets" in for the basket drawings: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org


It is almost the most wonderful time of the year, Lent. The Revs. Hoover love Lent and share all the ways to deepen and grow your faith this Lent at both Good Shepherd and One UCC.

We will return after Easter for 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. If you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsuccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Dear Revs. Episode 23: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

2/10/2021

Ash Wednesday

2/10/2021

Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent is a week away. Here are some ways you can mark the beginning of this Holy Season with us. In addition to the in-person service and Drive-Thru Ashes worship will be available online.

If you want to attend 7pm worship in-person, please CLICK HERE. There is no need to register for Drive-Thru Ashes.


Register for In-Person Worship

2/8/21

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us February 14th at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

Sunday Worship

2/7/2021

Join us for worship today. There is no in-person worship and the service has been pre-recorded due to the impending winter weather - so you can worship at any time!

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

All Sunday School classes will still occur online this morning.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Story Time with Pastor Kim

2/6/2021

Join Pastor Kim for Saturday Story time. We read about John the Baptist from the Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Online Basket Raffle

2/5/2021

Our Online Basket Raffle is LIVE!

Help us raise funds for the Souper Bowl and Good Shepherd Youth! The details you need about what's in each basket, how to donate, and what to do with your "virtual tickets" once you do donate can be found HERE!


Weekly Prayer

2/2/2021

Pastor Matt's Tuesday Afternoon Prayer: A Prayer for a Snowy Afternoon

Register for In-Person Worship

2/1/21

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us February 7th at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

Sunday Worship & Annual Meeting

1/31/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM!

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

The Annual Meeting begins after worship, around 10:00 am. For details about the Annual Meeting CLICK HERE!

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Storytime

1/30/2021

Join Pastor Kim for Saturday Story Time. Today we read about Jesus as a kid at the temple from the Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Annual Meeting

1/27/2021

Good Shepherd's Annual Meeting is this Sunday January 31st at 10:00 am.


CLICK HERE for the Annual Reports and needed documents for the Annual Meeting.


There are many ways to attend the Annual Meeting:


In-Person: We are asking for people to register for the Annual Meeting. If you plan to attend worship there is an option to check if you will or will not be staying for the meeting. If you want to attend the Annual Meeting in-person but will not be attending worship, we have a separate registration for that.

CLICK HERE if you plan to attend worship and the Annual Meeting (this is the regular weekly worship registration).

CLICK HERE to just register for the Annual Meeting if you don't plan to attend worship.


Online: There are two options for online attendance.

1. You can log into our Zoom Meeting. This will give you the ability to not only watch and listen to the meeting, but to interact, ask questions, and vote.

In Sunday's email we will share a link to join the Zoom Meeting. CLICK HERE for a "How To" guide on using Zoom.

2. If you prefer not to use Zoom you can also watch the meeting on YouTube. There is less option for you to interact this way but you can still listen and view the entire meeting. On Sunday we will share the link to watch the meeting on YouTube as well.


Contact your pastors if you have any questions.

Weekly Prayer

1/27/2021

Pastor Matt's Weekly Prayer: A Prayer for Busyness

Register for In-Person Worship

1/25/2021

If you are interested in worshipping in-person with us January 31st at 9:00 am CLICK HERE to register. We will continue to offer online services as well.

If you just plan to attend the Annual Meeting Jan. 31st at 10:00 am and not worship, CLICK HERE!

Here are a few links to help you understand our re-opening procedures: (1) a letter from church leadership (2) an FAQ sheet (3) a description of what to expect Sunday mornings and what's expected of you (4) a video to walk you through what Sundays will look like now

Sunday Worship

1/24/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM! This week we continue the stories of Jesus calling the disciples.

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

We will begin offering the option of in-person worship again on Sunday Jan. 31st. Registration will be shared on Monday.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Saturday Storytime with Pastor Kim

1/23/2021

Pastor Kim is back with Saturday Story Time. This week she reads about Simeon and Anna from the Spark Story Bible thanks to Beaming Books.

Souper Basket Raffle Fundraiser

1/22/2021

You might remember last March - it feels so long ago - the youth were getting ready for the SOUP Fundraiser. When that was canceled the food items were donated or used (so they didn't go bad) but many items had been collected for a fabulous basket raffle! We decided to have a special Souper Bowl fundraiser this year to benefit both Multi-Service and the youth using those items (and some new ones too).

We will be holding a week long virtual basket raffle - photos of the baskets will be shared online and you will be able to purchase tickets and use them for the baskets of your choosing. More details forthcoming.

In addition if your child painted a bowl for that event/you purchased a ticket we will be in touch to get you that bowl.

Questions? pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Worship Updates

1/20/21

This Sunday January 24th we continue our worship series about Jesus' Public Ministry until Lent.

Worship for this Sunday January 24th will still be online only. Consistory made the decision to re-open for in-person worship on Sunday January 31st. Worship registration will be posted starting Monday. We will continue to follow all the protocols we put into place at the start of the pandemic. Use this link for details about those protocols: CLICK HERE

Worship will also continue to be available online. The easiest way to find worship is on YouTube, so make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Worship will continue to be shared via email, Facebook, and on the website every week.

Weekly Prayer

1/19/21

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

Sunday Worship

1/17/2021

Join us for Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM! This week Jesus calls Nathanael and Philip.

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

Important Note: Worship for this Sunday January 17 will be online only. Due to rising case counts and some recent cases of COVID within the congregation, we have extended our break from in person worship, so that the Consistory can take time to faithfully discern the best direction for Good Shepherd.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Dear Revs. Episode 22: Self Care in Stressful Times

1/13/2021

The title of this episode pretty much says it all. Join Pastors Matt and Becky as they share tips for navigating through these weird days.

We will return in February for 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. If you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss to e-mail Pastor Matt (pastormatt@gsuccboyertown.org). All askers will be kept anonymous

Weekly Prayer

1/12/2021

Pastor Matt's Tuesday Afternoon Prayer: A General Prayer

Baptism of Christ Sunday Worship

1/10/2021

Join us for Baptism of Christ Worship LIVE at 9:00 AM!

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you're watching the service after the live-stream is over you may need to fast-forward through the countdown to watch recorded worship.

Important Note: Worship for Sunday January 10 and Sunday January 17 will be online only. Due to rising case counts and some recent cases of COVID within the congregation, we have extended our break from in person worship, so that the Consistory can take time to faithfully discern the best direction for Good Shepherd.

CLICK HERE for the print bulletin.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

Drive-Thru Communion

1/9/2021

Don't forget - we rescheduled Drive-Thru communion to this Sunday Jan. 10th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Weekly Prayer

1/6/2021

Pastor Matt's Weekly Prayer: An Epiphany Prayer

Epiphany Sunday Worship and Communion

1/3/2021

Worship with us live at 9:00 am!

If you join us before 9:00 am you will see a message that worship will begin soon. After the service concludes (about 10:00 am) you will be able to watch the service as your schedule allows. If you are watching recorded worship after the livestream you may have to fast forward through the countdown to the start of worship.

CLICK HERE to follow along with the print bulletin.

This Sunday is also communion - commune with us at home with whatever grain and grape is available. God transform what you have at home.

To learn more about our church or to donate, head back to the MAIN PAGE. You can also find us and donate to us on FACEBOOK.

If you want more info about education and fellowship, that's in our weekly emails. If you'd like to stay informed via email, send one over to Pastor Kim: pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org

If are looking for past content or previous worship services that aren't on this page, please email pastorkim@gsuccboyertown.org