Sunday – June 23

BreakThrough Sunday,  Welcome ASP (Appalachia Service Project) Home.   Sign the “GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE SO DO WE” letter!

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

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2019 ASP Twitter Feed

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Welcome Rev Stephanie Escher

JOIN THE CELEBRATION AS WE WELCOME REV. STEPHANIE ESCHER AS OUR NEW SENIOR PASTOR. Sunday, June 30, Celebration of Worship – 10:00 a.m. All-church Picnic – 11:00 a.m.    Mark your calendars for our Welcome Sunday Summer Picnic, June 30            immediately following morning worship. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun as we get to know Pastor Stephanie and welcome her to the Good Samaritan community. The church will provide BBQ, Burgers, and Brats. Each family is asked to provide a side dish (vegetable, salad, fruit, or dessert) that can be shared with 6-10 people. We will have music provided by Homeward Bound, along with a special appearance by the G & P duo (Gavin and Phillip). There will be…

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Samaritan Concert Series Presents

Summer Soireé with Phillip and friends Sunday, July 7, 2 pm Join us for an afternoon for songs celebrating the beauty in life and the gifts of friendship and love. Featuring: Gavin Berg, Philip Brunelle, Chancel Choir and many other special guests.  Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Peace Frogs Camp

Peace Frogs – Peace & Social Justice Camp July 8-12 – Open to kids entering 2nd – 5th grade in the fall We meet from 8:30 – 4:30 M – F with half day options  Price is $150 for full day and $75 for half day, scholarships available   Kids do a wide variety of activities to learn about peace and social justice through science, art, theater, field trips, outdoor activities and service projects that they decide on, plan and execute as a group. Themes change every year and past themes have been Camping, Spy Theme, Mad Scientists and more!  Registration Open NOW – Email Heather, heather@good.org, with your child’s full name grade they will enter in fall…

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Special Pastoral Message from Good Samaritam

Dear Members and Friends of Good Samaritan Church,   I greatly appreciate the many conversations and messages over the last few days regarding the decisions of the United Methodist Special General Conference. Several people have asked if I was considering leaving the United Methodist Church over the decision to reinforce and strengthen the church’s position on homosexuality being incompatible with Christian teaching, LGBTQIA persons serving as clergy within the UMC, and an official stance against clergy performing marriage ceremonies for LBGTQIA couples. A couple of you have told me that you intend to withdraw your membership from the church, and I believe that I understand both your decision and the prayerful wrestling that has led…

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Bishop Bruce Ough-Message Following Judicial Council Rulings

Grace and peace to you in this season of Eastertide. As you know, the Judicial Council recently ruled on legislation passed at General Conference 2019. While nearly half of the Traditional Plan remains unconstitutional, some provisions were found to be valid as church law and will take effect in January 2020. (Read this set of FAQsfor more information about what passed and what it means.) For many, this ruling ripped open the deep wounds sustained immediately after General Conference in February. It has re-awakened the hurt experienced by those in the LGBTQIA+ community. My heart is heavy as I acknowledge and lament this harm. Others welcomed the affirmation of traditional marriage and current language related to…

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Sunday Greeter Signup

Signup now to welcome folks to church on Sunday mornings. Serving as a greeter is a great way to warmly welcome everyone to church on Sunday mornings.  Each week we need 2 greeters at both the upper and lower entrances to the church.  You have the freedom to signup for the dates and times that work best for you. The decision making is all yours. SIGNUP ONLINE!

Worship Ushering Signup

Especially through Christmas Services.
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Sunday Morning Fellowship Hosts Signup

We all enjoy gathering in Fellowship Hall following worship each week.  It’s a wonderful way to connect with each other and especially connect with visitors. Hosting a Sunday morning gathering takes a minimum of 3 people. It involves making coffee, setting up the refreshments and washing cups. When you signup you can choose whether you’d prefer working with the serving coffee and refreshments or washing the coffee cups.  SIGNUP ONLINE.

Thursday Afternoon Book Group

Thursday Afternoon Book Group July 18 | 1pm | Fireside Room Because our April meeting was cancelled due to weather, we will have a summer meeting on July 18th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room.  The discussion title is Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. It is a story that takes the reader to the heart of the Native American experience.   Please join us for discussion, refreshments and fellowship! Questions? Contact Vicki Dunn. victoria.dunn@q.com.

ASP Celebrates Good Samaritan

Check out this article written by Walter Crouch, the President and CEO of ASP. Many of you will remember Mr Crouch was here this past fall, to celebrate with us, our 40th Anniversary of participating in ASP-Appalachia Service Project.  Note one correction: Mr Crouch refers to the hymn we sing as the ASP team returns and processes into the sanctuary as “Here I Am, Send Me.” The official name of the hymn is “Here I Am, Lord” “ASP Can Still Touch Your Life”  

Good Samaritan – 2019 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Trip Information

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Cost: $400 All 9th graders and older are invited to serve with families in Central Appalachia. For more information, contact Jean Elliott at jean@good.org or Mike Hutson at bmhuts@gmail.com Trip Information 2019 will be Good Samaritan’s 41st consecutive year serving at ASP. Dates: June 15-23, 2019 Cost: $400 Destination: Whitley City in McCreary County, Kentucky. See https://www.asphome.org/centers/kymccreary/ . To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2019 Registration Form and return it with your  $50 deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area by January 6. ASP 2019 theme: Be the Peace (I Samuel 25:6) Medical Information Immunizations – Up-to-date immunization for tetanus is required for all participants.  Hepatitis A…

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Pocket Prayer Shawls

Calling knitters and crocheters to make Pocket Prayer Shawls. When we have enough, these small squares will be available for people who would like to take for themselves or give to someone else for comfort and care. They are mini-prayer shawls – please pray for the recipient while you are working on them!   Please use soft yarn. Patterns and colors are your choice. Instructions for crochet or knitting are available outside of the office, but they are just simple soft squares, with or without a pattern on them.   Size: 4 inches by 4 1/2 inches to fit well in a pocket or purse.  For more information see Sue Ohman(smohman49@gmail.com) or Pastor Diane.  Finished “shawls” may…

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Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Class (9th grade), 1st & 2nd Sundays of each month, 11am-1pm in Fireside Room. Confirmation Mentors join the class from 11am-Noon on 2nd Sundays. 9th graders are invited to participate in a 9-month Confirmation program as an intentional journey digging deeper into the Christian faith and being a full member of Good Samaritan.  For more info contact our Director of Youth Ministries, Jean@good.org. 

Africa 2019/2020

www.africanculturaltours.com  Sign up online or email Heather@good.org with questions!  ALL are welcome, please share with friends and family! 

Milestones

Milestones Good Samaritan’s Milestone Program is  for all children ages infant – 6th grade. We celebrate certain Christian Milestone each year with the children as they grow. It is also a time for the parents to participate in activities together and learn together. ALL children and their parents are welcome at our Milestone events.  Questions? heather@good.org. Milestone Events Infant: Parents receive a baby basket to welcome their child to our church family. (on going) Nursery: Children and parents are given nursery brochure and welcomed into the nursery program.  (on going) 4 & 5 year olds and Kindergarteners:  Explore Your Church, (hiking boots optional!) 1st and 2nd graders:  Baptism; Touch the Water 3rd Graders: Bible Presentation Sunday 4th Graders:  Eat Your Way Around the Seasons…

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