Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
The people of God, who are the Church made visible in the world, must convince the world of the reality of the gospel or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation of this responsibility; the Church is either faithful as a witnessing and serving community, or it loses its vitality and its impact on an unbelieving world.
-- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-- 2008

Every Sunday

8:00-10:00 am  Comforter's House Chapel -- Rm 8
8:00-10:00 am  Messengers of God -- Nook
9:00 am  Adult Sunday School -- in Parlor
11:00 am  GSUMC Standard Worship Service
2:00-3:00 pm   Latino Service
4:00-6:00 pm  Full Gospel Believers -- in Parlor
Agape Fri  10-11 pm  Sat 7:30 - 12 pm; Wed 6-9; Sun 6-9

​ March 2020

March is 'Women's History Month.' During Sunday services we will celebrate the roles of Women in American History as well as the history of Methodism.

Sun 01  First Sunday in Lent

Mon 02  Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)

Thu 05  "MD Legislative Advocacy Day 2020"  Call office for info.
        Choir practice  7:30pm

Sun 08  Second Sunday in Lent
        Praise Band scheduled today
        Tabitha Circle meets After Service

Mon 09  Deborah Circle meets  (Time and location TBD)
        No Praise Band practice

Wed 11  Registration opens for the May 27-29 236th Session of 
        the B/W Conf at Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore

Thu 12  Rachel Circle at McConnell home  10:30 am
        Choir practice  7:30 pm

Fri 13  "12 Hours of Famine" event 11am to 11pm. Youth are asked to
        learn about core teachings of Christianity, beginning with
        (being asked to) voluntarily fast during these hours. 

Tue 17  Tabitha Pantry open 10-11 am  (3rd and 4th Tue's each month)

Thu 19  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sun 15  Third Sunday in Lent

Fri 20  Shepherd's Table  (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month) 

Sun 22  Fourth Sunday in Lent
        UMCOR Sunday  Please consider to give to UMCOR
        "Lunch with the Pastor"  12:30 pm (or After Service) is a
        90-minute new member class.

Tue 24  Tabitha Pantry open 10-11 am (3rd and 4th Tue each month)

Thu 26  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sun 29  Fifth Sunday in Lent
        Former Pastor Joye Jones (2004-16) will preach 

​April  2020

Thu 02  Choir practice  7:30 pm​

Sun 05  Palm Sunday (Sixth Sunday in Lent)

Mon 06  Shepherd's Table  (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)

Thu 09  Maundy Thursday  (Lent ends today) 
        No Choir practice 

Fri 10  Good Friday  7:30 pm Tenebrae Service

Sun 12  EASTER Sunday

Thu 16  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Fri 17  Shepherd's Table (1st Mon and 3rd Fri each month)

Sun 19

Tue 21  Tabitha Pantry open (3rd and 4th Tue each month)

Thu 23  Choir practice  7:30 pm

Sat 25  Christmas in April  (See Janice Taggart) 

Sun 26

Tue 28  Tabitha Pantry open (3rd and 4th Tue each month)

Thu 30  Choir practice  7:30 pm 

Looking Ahead         

May 27  Wed  the 236th Session of B/W Conf meets May 27-29 at
        Waterfront Marriott Hotel in Baltimore. Registration opens
        on March 11

        All Children and Youth are invited to participate      
        on "Jubilee Market Place" day during fellowship hour. 

** the Food Pantry is constantly in need of replenishment. You can help.
  -- Buy one or more $10 food cards next time you grocery shop
  -- Buy extra of these (Just one grocery bag a month can help!)
     - dried beans and/or rice, coffee, flour, corn meal
     - Dried foods, Mac'n Cheese or 'just add water'
     - canned soups, sausages (Vienna), corn, beans (red and black)
     - crackers, peanut butter, cookies, cereals
     - ready to heat:  Chef Boyardee, Spaghettios, chili, heat-n-eat
     - nothing perishable, nothing out of date
     - NOTE: tend towards Latin American staples to make entire meals or
       extend a family meal: things like the beans, rice (2-lb bags),
       cornmeal (2-lb), canned tomatoes, flour (2-lb), soup stock, etc.
  -- Better-yet, if able, push a second cart for the food pantry.
     - Pay separately at checkout, keep receipt for tax purposes. 

  -- Most Costco and Sam's bulk items of canned and boxed food stuff still tends to be too big, even after breaking down the multi-packs. (e.g., commercial sized and 'value' sized portions of peanut butter, canned chili, et al, wherein, the cans or jars are the size of footballs and are really meant for businesses, buffets, picnics and bulk preparations.) It is best to shop at Safeway, Giant, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Aldi, etc. for family or single-portion sizes. -- Try to use weekly coupons or discounts to save even more money on individual sized cans and jars, portions, and boxes.