Welcome One and All - from the people of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Welcome to our FACEBOOK Worship
Rev. Tom Willetts
HANDBELL REHEARSAL - Thursdays at 9am in the Worship Center - Room 3
CHOIR REHEARSAL - Thursdays at 3pm in the Ministry Center - Chapel
A new way to give to your church - MYWELL
We're excited to let you know that Good Shepherd UMC has moved to a new online giving platform called MY Well. By offering this platform, we are able to save money in processing and transaction fees. Now more of your tithe money will stay at Good Shepherd to be used to reach people for Jesus. Awesome, right?
.Download the My Well Giving App.
.Sign into the My Well Giving app to create your account.
.Add the payment account you want to use. (We suggest a bank account to help your gift reach further.)
.Enter the amount you want to schedule, and click continue.
.Confirm all the details look right.
.Celebrate! Your scheduled giving will begin on the date you choose.
Traditional Worship Times
SATURDAY WORSHIP AT 4:45PM IN THE MINISTRY CENTER CHAPEL - reservations requested & masks for unvaccinated people
FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE ONLINE - Because we are recording Saturday at 4:45pm WORSHIP for our online worship content it will not be posted and available until SUNDAY MORNING on Facebook and YOUTUBE.
SUNDAY WORSHIP at 10:00 am IN THE WORSHIP CENTER SANCTUARY UNTIL JAN 9TH, 2022
Reservations requested - Sunday services (due to seating) social distancing, masks for those not vaccinated - no bulletins.
TWO SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES BEGIN
Sunday, Jan 9th,2022 - with new Worship Times this year
9:00 AM - EARLY Worship - Sanctuary
10:30 AM - LATE Worship - Sanctuary
9:00 AM - SUNDAY SCHOOL/BIBLE STUDY - Room 2
Worship at Good Shepherd UMC is always centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We hold a traditional, evangelical Wesleyan theological perspective which means that God’s grace and forgiveness is for all people and we are going to show our love to God and our neighbor in many ways. We encourage participation and involvement of everyone in our worship services. We begin each service with a few hymns to help us focus on worshipping God. Everyone is welcomed and then we prepare our hearts for worship in prayer and silence. Throughout the rest of the worship time we experience the presence of the living God in prayer, praise, songs, special music, the reading of scriptures, the celebration of the sacraments of baptism or communion and the sermon.
UPDATE COVID-19 UPDATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021: As of today, Lee Health has: - 32 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals (inpatient). - Of these patients, 1 of them is a child being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. - Since Friday, we’ve had 18 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 19 COVID-19 discharges. - 77% of our ventilators and 21% of our ICU rooms are available for use. We have 1 COVID-19 patient on a ventilator and 5 in the intensive care unit. - This morning, census was at 85% of staffed operational bed capacity. - Since the start of the pandemic, 1,208 patients have lost their lives inside our hospitals to COVID-19, including 0 yesterday. According to the CDC, Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself. CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows that in August 2021, people who were unvaccinated were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people who were fully vaccinated. People who were unvaccinated were 12 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to people who were fully vaccinated. Everyone should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible, including people who have already had COVID-19. To find a vaccine provider near you, visit vaccines.gov or your state or local public health department website. Getting a booster is very helpful in preventing infection from Covid 19. With time the strength of any vaccine diminishes. Boosters are administered by many outlets. Check the websites for Publix, CVS, and Walgreens to find a booster appointment. Your booster can match your original vaccine type or can be mixed with another type. People over 60 are still at the highest risk of severe illness and death from Covid 19. New treatments are being developed and more lives are being saved, but infection is not the easiest or safest way to gain immunity. Good Shepherd will continue to request that all persons wear a mask while indoors for meetings, groups and worship gatherings. There are many who are immune compromised and at greater risk. We could accidently infect them. Masks help keep your “germs” to yourself. Please care for each other and get vaccinated, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands well. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Don’t worry about what to wear. We are in Florida not back home. On Saturday evening everyone is respectfully casual in shorts and shirts or blouses and skirts. On Sunday a few will be in suits, if it is cold outside, but everyone else is comfortably dressed. Come as you are and you are guaranteed a warm welcome. You will only be a visitor once – after that you are part of the family.
PLEASE NOTICE that our worship service times do change throughout the year to accommodate the increases in attendance because of the arrival of the seasonal residents to our community.
Monday - Thursday