Trinity Sunday and the beginning of Summer

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Sunday, July 7th

the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

         OLD TESTAMENT: I! Kings 5: 1-14
         PSALM: 30
         NEW TESTAMENT: Galatians 6: 7-16
         GOSPEL: Luke 10: 1-20

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday after Pentecost. On Sundays from now until September 1, we gather each week to Celebrate Eucharist at 9:00 am. Summertime Coffee Hour follows each week downstairs. Please remember to adjust your summer schedule on Sundays so you don't arrive too early or too late!

In the Hebrew Scriptures, we read in II Kings the story of Naaman being healed from leprosy by the hand of Elisha, a Hebrew prophet. Naaman, a foreign war general, was healed by washing in the Jordan River. Ironically, he complained because he thought his cure was too simple. 

In the New Testament, Paul writes to the Galatians that a person reaps what he or she sows, and that what we sow to the Spirit, we will also receive from the Spirit. So let us not grow weary in doing good.

In Luke's gospel, Jesus sends out seventy people on a mission of simplicity and peace, telling them that whoever welcomes them welcomes Christ himself. They rejoice in this mission of bringing the Kingdom of God near, and they also rejoice that their names are written in Heaven.

Building on the Sure Foundation We are making excellent progress in our modest capital campaign to renovate the downstairs restrooms, children's classrooms, and the kitchen. As of writing, we have received over $65,000 in support, both in giving and in pledges. This puts us near ninety percent of our goal. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously! If you have not yet given, please consider donating or making a pledge very soon. Thank you!

No nursery care during the summer. Based on the current needs of the parish, we are not offering nursery care during the summer. If you are in need of childcare during worship, please contact Fr. Jay, Fr. Dan, or CE Chair Martina Stippler. 

Summer Coffee Hour continues this Sunday, June 30. Coffee Hour is much simpler in the summer, with sparkling water, tea or lemonade, coffee from our Kuerig machine, and cookies or simple snacks. We still need volunteers for some of July and August. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Common Room.

Good Shepherd's Outreach Committee volunteers with B-SAFE this week Wednesday through Friday. There are still opportunities to help. Contact Marilyn Crone or another member of Outreach. 

Tuesday Bible Study resumes on July 10th at 7:00 pm in the Loring Room.

peace, Jay+

Our capital campaign for the renovation of Good Shepherd's downstairs space, "Building on the Sure Foundation," is making good progress. The kitchen, the two restrooms, the first and second grade classroom, and the nursery, are being rejuvenated. The two restrooms are also now handicapped accessible.
Both fundraising and renovations are progressing well. Our goal for this effort is $75,000, and at present we are over 90% toward our goal. Please consider prayerfully what you can give, and please make your gift or pledge soon.
PLEASE NOTE: Renovations are nearing completion, and some spaces are available as renovations complete. 
Some spaces may still be unavailable. Look for signage regarding spaces involved in the renovation. And note: restrooms are now single-use, gender neutral, and handicapped accessible. 
The time has come!
Good Shepherd, through our Outreach ministry, will volunteer with B-SAFE on July 10-12.

We will provide lunch at Sts. A&M on Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday we will support the field trip to Lake Cochituate. Contact Marilyn Crone for more details. 
Please sign up to host Coffee Hour one Sunday during the summer.
Summer Coffee Hour is much simpler. Sparkling water, tea or lemonade, and coffee from the Kuerig machine make for a simple yet lovely time of fellowship for those who worship with us. Please sign up in the Common Room. 
Love divine, all love's excelling,
joy of heaven to earth come down;

fix in us thy noble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,

enter every trembling heart.

Hymnal 1982 # 657
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