Weekly News – May 2, 2010
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
God’s Work, Our Hands
Our Mission: We are growing, nurturing, making disciples in Christ.
183 West Main Street Westborough, MA 01581 Tel. 508.366.7095 Fax 508.366.3879
e-mail: email@example.com www.gs-lc.org
Senior Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Kathryn B. Baines Associate Pastor: The Rev. Jeffrey Goodrich
We are pleased to have you join us for worship today! Visitors are invited to sign the Guest Book located on the right
just as you leave the Sanctuary and take home a welcome brochure to learn more about our congregation!
“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!”
WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
7:45 AM............................................... Traditional Service
9:00 AM.................................. Traditional Service & Choir
10:45 AM....................................... Contemporary Service
TAGS ALTAR FLOWERS GIVEN BY:
(Teens at Good Shepherd) May 2nd: Caryn Francese & Michael Hanna in
Car Wash Celebration of Dominic’s 8th Birthday. Al Graefing in
Memory of Elly Graefing.
Saturday, May 8th
from 9 am to 1 pm Good Shepherd’s
$5.00 per car RUMMAGE SALE
Proceeds benefit the TAGS Mission Trip to the Adirondacks!
Our Sympathy is extended to:
IS BACK !!!!
the Sembrick/Conroy families, HOW CAN YOU HELP????
especially Lynn on the death of her We need lots of work-a-bees; so please plan on
brother Richard. helping out by saving the date –
We pray for God’s comfort and peace MAY 2 thru MAY 8
for all who mourn.
Set-Up and Pricing on May 2-6 anytime
Planning on Calumet for Cashiers & Workers Fri evening 6:30-9 & Sat
Summer Camp: As of this morning 9-Noon
Monday, April 19th, Calumet Clean-Up Crew May 8
will be adding a third and 11am-2pm
fourth week option; If your camper is already registered
Save your Hangers and Bags
for a two week session and would like to add a third or
fourth week, please call Bonnie, Assistant Registrar.
Save items to donate that are clean and in working
Calumet has openings in all sessions. However there is order for drop-off beginning
very little space available in Weeks 3 and 4 for girls. If May 2nd through May 6th
you have not yet registered your camper/s and they SPREAD THE WORD
have a specific session they like to attend, I would Rummage Sale Set-up Help Needed
recommend faxing their registrations as soon as
possible!! (603-539-3385) Phone: 603-539-3223 x221 after 3rd Service TODAY!
The Paper Retriever For Adult Learners
supplements our ADULT FORUM POST-LENT -- Everyone is welcome.
Campership Fund The Last Battle Narnia Chronicle #7 – gearing
each and every month. up
During April, if we double our intake, 9 a.m. or 10:45 in the KOB Library
they will double our dividend! and
Please feed the hungry bin during April.
Our Goal in April is 3.66 tons or 62.22 Trees
4/9/10 pick-up = 1.45 tons An Informal Adult Dialogue
ONLY 2.21 to go 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Girl Scout Silver Award Project: Rachel Adducci & Jen Fellowship @ Good Shepherd
Whitehall are working on our Silver Award Project for Each week a Good Shepherd committee or group is
girl scouts. For our project, we are going to be filling responsible for setting-up, maintaining and cleaning up
shoeboxes with toys for children in the hospital with during fellowship time. Coffee and snack(s) need to be
terminal or long term illnesses. We will wrap the boxes, set-up no later than 815 AM on Sunday and clean-up
fill them with toys, and then deliver them to the kids in begins about 1215 PM after contemporary worshippers
the hospital. Thanks to your generous donations, we have had plenty of time to eat and visit. Please be sure
have collected enough shoeboxes. Now, we need to have enough coffee and bagels left over to put out
colorful/cheerful wrapping paper and tape (masking when the 3rd service is finished at 11:45 am. Each
tape or scotch tape) to be donated. The collection box committee or group can offer an additional snack to go
marked "Smile Packages for Sick Kids" is located in the with the beverage service. However, the committee
donation station in fellowship hall. Donations will be responsible for the week must notify the office no later
accepted from now until Sunday, May 23. Thank you for than Wednesday by noon if they want to cancel bagels.
helping us with our project! Thank you: Rachel Adduci Kitchen supplies will continue to be supplied. Contact
and Jen Whitehall Caryn in the office with questions.
May & June 2010
CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE 5/9 Stewardship
Support TAGS Member Kate Wilson 5/16 Calumet Campers & Families
On May 14-15, I will participate in the American 5/23 Grade 7 Parents
Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Algonquin High School- 5/30 Bell Choir
-an all-night walk/fundraiser for ACS. 6/6 Prayer Shawl Committee
Donate & Light a Luminaria. On May 2 and 6/13 Council
May 9 after each service, you will have the chance to
make a donation and light a luminaria. The Luminaria
Ceremony is an important part of the Relay event.
Hundreds of these lighted bags surround the walking
track, a brightening glow--each bearing the name of
someone who has battled cancer and won or battled
cancer but, sadly, lost. All represent someone special
who themselves, or whose families, have been
profoundly affected by cancer but continue to fight
back in their honor.
Stop by my display. Ask me questions. Make a
donation--any amount. Inscribe a luminaria to
someone specific or in general ("to all who battle
cancer"), and help me fight the fight. I'll light your
luminaria that night for all to see, for all to honor.
THANK YOU, Katie Wilson.
Good Shepherd’s Homecoming History
All pictures are on display in the 1st floor Sunday School Hallway
FINAL week! Week 50 – closed – Pr. Bean’s Retirement Service @ St. Luke’s
Week 51 a b c all due Week 52 a and b also
TODAY! due TODAY!
51 bonus Ask the Travis Family
Good Shepherd’s 50th Anniversary Keepsake
Buy a Cat’s Meow replication of our church for $20.
REMEMBERENCE The Armenian Genocide matters because as the
On April 24, 1915, Ottoman Turks rounded up over 200 Twentieth Century progressed, six million Jews were
Armenian men – mostly community leaders, educators murdered during World War II, Stalin allowed Ukraine’s
and priests in the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul). to die from starvation, and Bosnians were massacred in
Some were killed, some were deported; others were the 1990’s. Then there was Cambodia, Rwanda. Even
jailed. now we are praying for the killing to stop in Darfur.
April 24, 1915 marks the beginning of the Ottoman It matters to me and my family because ninety-five
Turks’ systematic and ruthless efforts to exterminate years ago, my mother, age 6, and my father, age 8, were
the Turkish Armenian population. While the exact caught up in the horror of the Armenian Genocide.
number will never be known, but it is estimated that They survived, by the grace of God, and found their way
almost two million Armenian men, women and children to our wonderful country. Neither of their mothers
were killed, enslaved or forced marched into the Syrian (my grandmothers), nor most of their siblings (my aunts
Desert to die. Like all genocides, all sorts of justification and uncles) survived. My siblings and cousins grew up
for these actions were offered. The Ottoman Empire listening to harrowing stories of the incredible
said that Armenians were undermining the Ottoman hardships my surviving family endured - of families torn
Empire’s efforts to support its ally Germany as World apart and of unspeakable cruelty. Despite this, my
War I was coming to a close. The real reason, however, family not only survived, but found joy and thrived in
was that the Armenian population in Turkey was the United States. While this resiliency can be
entirely Christian. attributed to the value that Armenians place on
So, why should a genocide that happened 95 years ago education and hard work, it can also be attributed to
matter to us today? It matters because the rest of the the strongly held and dearly purchased Christian faith.
nations of the world did little to nothing to stop the And so we remember and we pray. We pray for peace
killing. It was not condemned by the rest of the world in the world, peace for families and entire peoples who
and very little was done to stop it. In 1939, as he was have endured the horrors. I pray that my parents have
ordering the invasion of Polish lands, Adolph Hitler, found their families and peace in Heaven. I pray for the
referred to the world’s indifference of the Armenian family I never knew.
Genocide: “Accordingly, I have placed my death-head Most of all, I pray that we never, ever, again turn to
formations in readiness … with orders to them to send hate to justify murder. Patricia Fontes
to death mercilessly and without compassion, men,
women, and children of Polish derivation and language
… Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the
Good Shepherd is in need of
some more Bibles. We are
looking for 60 Spark Bibles for our Midweek and
Confirmation classes, and 60 red Bibles to go in our church
pews. Each Bible costs $15.
PLEASE DONATE ONE TODAY!
See the Thermometer in the Narthex to see our progress
We have 74 out of 120 ordered – Help us reach the goal!
Bible Donation Order Form
Number Donated @$15 each
Total Donation = $
Please make checks out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and note “Bible
Donation” in the memo line.
If you wish to donate a Bible in honor of someone, or in thanksgiving for an
event in your life, please note that below.
Given in memory of
Given in celebration of
Given in honor of
Given to the Glory of God
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING DAY FUND RAISER
Environmental Project Supporting
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Date & location: May 9th 9am-3pm
Location: 183 West Main Street, Westborough MA
Bring items to the parking lot and look for a large trailer truck in the parking lot.
The following fees will be changed for each disposal:
Keyboards ...................................................................... FREE
Monitors, Computers, Stereos,
Radios, Microwaves & DVD Players ..................... $5.00 each
Metal Doors and misc metal junk
(i.e.) bikes, grills (Clean out) ................................ $5.00 each
Dishwashers, Stoves, Washer, Dryers
& HW Heaters ...................................................... $10.00 each
Plastic TV’s & AC Units ........................................ $10.00 each
Large TV’s over 20 inches.................................... $15.00 each
Wood Console TV’s ............................................ $20.00 each
Surrounding Communities are welcome
All items should ne empty and contain no gasoline, oil or water!
No limit to amount of items for disposal!
Recycling supports the environment and prevents hazardous waste!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or
call Dennis Wood 508-277-7513
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church May / April 2010
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
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RUMMAGE SALE PREPARATION NO OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS RUMMAGE SALE
5th Sunday of Easter 12 – 130 EI Music 330 -6 D Bennett 11 Staff Meeting 12 Interfatih Clergy 930 Woman’s Study TAGS CAR WASH
Regular Schedule Group (Nursery & Music (MR) 330 -430 D Harvell Lunch Group Campership Fund
Church Music Sunday FH) 7 Connections Tutoring (CL 14) 5 Dinnerbelles Recycle Day to
330 -8 D Bennett 6 Bell Choir (BL) benefit the
Music (MR) 730 Learning (CED) Campership Fund.
4 -6 Amy Rawston 730 Worship & 7 AA (FH)
(CR 11) Music (KOB)
6-7 K Arnold Music 7 Troop 4
(CR) 8 AA (FH)
730 New Direction
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
6th Sunday of Easter 12 – 130 EI Music 12-1 AA (DFH) 330 -6 915 EI (N & FH) Ascension 930 Woman’s Study 7 AA (FH)
MOTHER’S DAY Group (Nursery & D Bennett Music 11 Staff Meeting 915 EI (N & FH) Group (Possible Lentz
Regular Schedule FH) (MR) 330 -430 D Harvell 4 Daisy Troop 11130 12-1 AA (DFH) Students Recital
4 Daisy Troop 30124 3 – 5 Junior GS 7 Council Tutoring (CL 14) L. McLaughlin (DFH) 430-6 Girl Scouts 10:30 to 12:30)
(FH) Troop 554 (DFH) 7 Troop 4 Adult 330 -8 D Bennett 5 Dinnerbelles (DFH)
4 Troop 4 Patrol 6– 8 Pack 4Tigers Committee Music (MR) 6 Bell Choir (BL)
Leaders (DFH) & Weebelos Josh meetings (DFH) 4 -6 Amy Rawston 7 Health Ministry
630 Girl Scouts (DFH) Krugman (DFH) (CR 11) (KOB)
730 AA (FH) 6-7 K Arnold Music 7 Troop 4
(CR) 8 AA (FH)
730 New Direction
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
7th Sunday of Easter 12 – 130 EI Music 12-1 AA (DFH) 915 EI (N & FH) 915 EI (N & FH) 930 Woman’s Study 7 AA (FH)
Regular Schedule Group (Nursery & 330 -6 D Bennett 11 Staff Meeting 5 Dinnerbelles Group (Possible Lentz
10-1030 BP FH) Music (MR) 330 -430 D Harvell 6 Bell Choir (BL) 12-1 AA (DFH) Students Recital
Screenings HOP-N- 7 pm Amy Rawston 7 Council Tutoring (CL 14) 7 Prayer Shawl 430-6 Girl Scouts 10:30 to 12:30)
ING Recital (FH) Faith Statements 7 330 -8 D Bennett (KOB) (DFH)
4 Troop 4 Patrol Property Music (MR) 7 Troop 4
Leaders (DFH) 7 Service 4 -6 Amy Rawston 8 AA (FH)
730 AA (FH) (CR 11)
6-7 K Arnold Music
Practice Gr. 8
730 New Direction
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
183 W. Main Street • Westborough, MA 01581 • 508-366-7095 Tel. • 508-366-3879 Fax
The Rev. Dr. Kathryn B. Baines, Senior Pastor
The Rev. Jeffrey Goodrich, Associate Pastor
Suzanne H. Gillam, Director of Christian Education
Claire W. Paquette, Director of Music
Tom Olson, Financial Secretary/IT
Kristen McCordick, Parish Nurse
David Golden, Sexton
Caryn H. Francese, Parish Secretary