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Announcements – April 12, 2009

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Bob G. suffering from injuries received in an accident at work; Carol L., recovering from a back injury.

GROUNDBREAKING SERVICE Today, after the Easter breakfast and the Sunday School Easter egg hunt, we will gather at the building site in front of the church building for a Groundbreaking Service. Each family is invited to bring a shovel for their family members to help get the project started. We will all make the first turns of earth on the new building project together with the blessing of our Triune God, Father, and Holy Spirit.

LABORERS FOR CHRIST We welcome to our church family Mike & Thelma M. and Gary & Pat F., who have set up their temporary homes next to the Youth Trailer. They will be helping us with the new expansion of the church building. Be sure to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome.

THE OVER-50 GOOD SHEPHERDS will meet this Thursday evening at 6:00. Bring a snack and join the broup for fun and fellowship.

SOFTBALL BEGINS THIS WEEK The men’s team will be playing their first game of the season on Tuesday evening at 6:30, and the co-ed team will play Friday evening at 8:30. Both teams play at Carthage Municipal Park. Come out and cheer on the home teams.

BLOOD DRIVE Recycle Life…Give Blood! Next Sunday, the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be at the Youth Trailer from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for a blood drive. Please give…the need for blood can be at anytime, for anyone. You will receive a free cholesterol screening with your donation.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING The church council will meet next Sunday evening at 7:00.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING The Voters will meet Sunday, April 26th at 7:00 pm.

GSLC-CARTHAGE.COM Be sure to check out the church web site, gslc-carthage.com, updated each week and maintained by Don Wilson. Thanks, Don! He has been posting the announcements from the Sunday bulletin, as well as downloading the monthly Newsletter. Also, for your viewing, are pictures from the Goin’ Green Fellowship Dinner and pictures of Bradley & Cheryl’s mission trip to Africa.

REMINDER The Wednesday evening groups will return to their regular schedule this week. See Events this Week for the specific times.

TAPES OF THE SERVICE Audio tapes of the service are available after the 8:15 am service each Sunday. They are located in the glassed-door cabinet in the narthex. Tapes of the previous Sunday are also available..

ASSISTIVE LISTENING If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

NURSERY A staffed nursery for small children is available downstairs during the late service. Should your child become distressed or distract others during the early service, the furnished nursery is downstairs for your use. Please ask one of the ushers if you need directions.

Work to begin soon

We will have groundbreaking for the new building expansion Easter Sunday, at 10:00 a.m.

Work on the project will begin soon. The septic tank will have to be moved before any kind of excavation work can begin. It is located right where the new expansion will be built.

After that, site work will be that of getting ready for the concrete work: pouring the footings, the foundation, and the basement floor slab.

As work begins on the building project, we do so with the prayer that God blesses our work to His glory

Health

Good Shepherd has a Parish Nursing program. Nurses make home visits to the ill and shut-in. Blood pressure and weight checks are available.

Good Shepherd recently acquired a defibrillator to keep in the church. The device has voice instructions to make it easy to use in case of an emergency.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the narthex after each service. You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.