Our Monthly Memory Verse:
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. — Colossians 4:5-6 (NIV)

Family Hospice Seeks New Volunteers

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  • April 15, 2019

FAMILY HOSPICE SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERSFamily Hospice, Part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency, is now recruiting volunteers. Volunteers have the rewarding privilege of supporting patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers through a significant and inevitable season of life. Hospice volunteers make an impact in various ways, such as visiting with patients, providing relief for caregivers, making phone calls, supporting grieving family members, and more. Volunteer involvement is determined by the individual’s skills, desires, and schedule. Volunteers are good listeners who display flexibility, understanding and empathy. Specialized training is provided for new volunteers. For more information or to apply as a […]

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Military & College Students

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  • April 11, 2019

Please update the church office with current addresses for military personnel and college students (when available) so that we can support them with prayer partners.

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April’s Memory Verse

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  • April 11, 2019

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” ~Matthew 16:18

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Remember Our Missionaries

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  • April 11, 2019

Our church provides financial assistance to two missionary families. Randy and Cristy Shearer, with TWR. The White family in Uganda. Information concerning the White family is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex Please continue to uplift both families with prayer.

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Altoona HUB Needs:

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  • April 11, 2019

Request: Crayons (24 count for School Kits) Needs: Baby sweaters, Receiving blankets, Onesies, Sleepers, Spiral notebooks- 1 subject, Dust masks, Insect spray- NO AEROSOLS, only pump and gel The HUB accepts old cell phones, eye glasses, and used greeting cards (please bundle). Designated boxes for these items are in the hallway and narthex.

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COGS Office Manager/Secretary Position Available –

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  • April 11, 2019

The SPRC is currently seeking to fill the COGS Office Manager/Secretary position after receiving Viola Dollar’s letter of resignation. We are extremely grateful to Viola for her 14 plus years of service to our church. We are hoping to fill this vacancy by the middle of April. Copies of the job description and applications are available in the church office. We hope you will prayerfully consider this opportunity to serve at COGS and if you feel led to apply for this position, please respond by April 15.

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Join the Worship Team

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  • February 9, 2018

Join The Team How can you help our corporate worship become more meaningful for everyone? It takes a full team to create meaningful worship and we need you. Where can you plug-in? We are currently in need of people to step up and help in many different ways. Please pray and then answer God’s call to how you can help serve. Please read over our current needs and either contact Donna Bryan or the office if you are feeling led to help out. These are all in the area of Worship: Liturgist Children’s Sermon Sound/Video Ushers Acolytes Communion Greeters Choir […]

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Nursery Help Needed

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  • February 17, 2017

We have several of our regular nursery helpers on break right now and that frees up several time slots for someone else (with or willing to get) clearances to snap up these up! This is not only an important ministry to the parents and young children but is also a great way to get to know the Little Ones in our church family. The scheduled rotation currently is once a month but with more helpers it would be less frequent.

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Prayer Bear Ministry

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  • February 13, 2015

Does a hug from a teddy bear light up your day? The Church of the Good Shepherd is starting a Prayer Bear Ministry.  These Bears will sit in the Sanctuary to be prayed over and loved each week.  The bears will be available to take to someone who is in need of a little extra love during a time of sorrow.  The bear can also be given to someone in the time of celebration (new baby). Each bear will wear a tag that shares a special verse and lets the recipient know where the bear is from. We are in […]

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