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1 THE SHEPHERD S FOLD Monthly Edition April 2016 Published monthly by and for the people of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Sapulpa, Oklahoma The mission of Good Shepherd Church is to make disciples by sharing Jesus Christ's love and acceptance with all people. SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST PREACHING TO THE MASSES IN THE WILDERNESS Pieter Brueghel the Younger - 1

2 Calling All Bookworms!! Mark your calendar now for the Good Shepherd Used Book Sale (did I hear someone say first annual?) The sale will be Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8AM 4PM in the parish hall. No admission will be charged. Book donations have been brisk but we can always use more. All donated books need to be at the church no later than Sunday, April 10 th. We will have new, used, big, small, hardcover and paperback even rare books and boxed sets. Books for all reading interests will be available literature, fiction, biography, cookbooks, gardening, cowboys, Indians, science fiction, romance, psychology, religion, children and more. Contact Sharon at if you can help sort books before the sale or want to volunteer at the book sale. MARK YOUR CALENDAR MAY 1.SUNDAY, MAY BRUNCH (FUND RAISER) JUNE.BLOCK PARTY 2

3 ECW OFFICERS President: Candy Naifeh Vice Pres.: Judy Whitney Treasurer: Gloria Wiley Secretary: Mary Smith Ladies Night Out Ladies Night Out will meet April 7, 6pm, at George s, 108 N 1st, Jenks ECW MEETING Meeting of March 6, 2016 Minutes from Feb. 7, 2016 were approved. The annual bazaar will be held the 2nd Saturday in November. Najla Faulkner has volunteered to chair advertising committee. Suzanne will chair the Holy Smokers meat distribution. Mary Smith will do Bazaar Café breakfast. Announcement was made by Sam & Mae Naifeh families. They will donate the cost and coordinate the rehabbing of all kneelers but bridal. ECW will pay half of camper fee for St Crispin s for whichever tier parent decides to pay other half. Next meeting: April 3, :30pm UTO Next UTO ingathering is May 22, START SAVING YOUR CHANGE.DOLLARS,...ETC BAKE SALE APRIL 16, 2016 FROM 8AM - 4PM To double everyone s pleasure, ECW will have a bake sale at the same time as the Book Sale. Contact Candy at to volunteer your baking talent or to volunteer the day of the sale. The Altar Guild Good Shepherd NEEDS Altar Guild members. The Altar Guild members assist the Priest in setting the Altar for each service. They make sure the linens are washed, ironed and ready for use, keep all candles full of oil and ready for each service. Training is available for those who would like to serve. A sign up sheet will be available for you to give your talents. 3

4 BISHOP COMMITTEE MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 2016 Attending: Fr Joseph Faber, Bill Barnes, Bill Heinen, Jan Garvin, Mikel Janitz, Joy Naifeh, Madelyn Smith, Sharon Moody, Jan Garvin, David Gilliland. Absent: Visitors: Rynd Barnes, Ted Garvin The meeting was opened with prayer by Fr. Joseph. December s minutes were moved and accepted. Financial Report was given by Sharon Moody. Motion were made and approved for: Financial for year end 2015 and January 31, Combine the Youth, Outreach, Other and Organ accounts into the Food Pantry account. Give $100 per month to MMS for 1yr starting with December 2015 through December Give Food Pantry $1,000 (if available) per month. To close old books and open new books as balance was presented. Sharon Moody will present an Audit Committee for approval prior to the next vestry meeting for 2014 and Committee Reports It was moved and approved to form an Outreach Committee comprised of outreach ministries of the church with one member from each outreach project and a vestry member included. New Business: Vestry Academy, March 5, moved and approved the general fund would pay $22.00 per person to attend. Door Hangers- moved not to pursue at this time. Facebook ads It was suggested to send everyone a weekly of events within the church. Upcoming Events March 10-Spring Break Kickoff 3:30-6:30 April 16- Book and Bake Sale 9am-5pm (pre-sale on April 15) May 1- May Davy Brunch 9a-2p June- Block Party Parochial Report is due in March Handout of the By-Laws to be discussed at the March meeting. Closing prayer at 8:17pm and adjourned. 4

5 INCOME AND EXPENSE STATEMENT In February the Vestry voted to submit actual financial information rather than budget information in the newsletter each month. Watch this corner to learn more about church finances. Call Sharon at if you have questions February Year to Date INCOME Contribution Income Unrestricted $ 7,089 $ 11,336 Restricted Subtotal Contribution Income 7,304 11,576 Interest Income - (266) Miscellaneous Income 1,254 1,554 Diocesan Support 3,665 7,329 Total Income 12,223 20,193 EXPENSE Diocesan expense $ 400 $ 400 Christian Development - 55 Worship Facility, grounds, equipment 3,275 6,556 Parish operations 1,124 2,232 Advertising Clergy salary & benefits 10,613 17,376 *** Outreach ministry 474 1,091 Fellowship Other expense Total Expense 16,300 28,493 Excess Income (Expense) $ (4,077) $ (8,300) *** Contributions were received in 2015 for 2016 Outreach Ministry expense 5

6 MARCH BIRTHDAYS 4/2 Margeaux Naifeh 4/3 Dinshaw Contractor 4/5 J. T. Naifeh 4/7 Tatum Battenfield 4/8 Alec Naifeh 4/10 Fr. Clyde Glandon 4/15 Betty VanLandingham 4/17 Shirley Harlan 4/18 David Miles 4/18 Jausten Miles 4/20 Judy Whitney 4/23 Pat Hare 4/25 Richard Hamilton 4/28 Juliette Updike The Good Shepherd E-prayer Chain If you have a request for prayer or a praise report to share with others, please remember that your brothers and sisters in Christ are only an away. MILITARY PERONNEL SERVING BOTH AT HOME AND OVERSEAS PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR HEROES EVERYDAY!!! For those in the Armed Forces of our Country Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Dakota Van Meter MARCH ANNIVERSARIES Mikel & Dena Janitz 4/1 Bill & Rynd Barnes 4/27 6

7 Bishop Committee (Vestry) & Staff Last Year to Serve The Rev. Joseph Farber Vicar The Rev. Nancy Brown Deacon Mary Smith Secretary Sharon Moody Treasure 2017 Joy Naifeh Sr. Warden 2017 Bill Barnes Jr. Warden 2017 Jan Garvin Member 2017 Bill Heinen Member 2018 Madelyn Smith Member 2018 David Gilliland Member 2017 Mikel Janitz Member 2018 Candy Naifeh Bishop Committee Clerk Bishop Committee next meeting: 7pm April 13, 2016 Meetings are open to all church members. Food Pantry Schedule April April 1 - Melissa Siler April 8 - Gloria Wiley April 15 - Melissa Siler April 22 - Gloria Wiley April 29 - Jane Berger As we have done in the past, any emergency need for food will get immediate help on whatever day they call. When a meal is served on Friday, please help serve and clean up. If you are not able to work on your scheduled day, please find a replacement. He saith unto him, Feed My Lambs. -St. John 21:15 Food Pantry Update: Thank you for your generous support. We have helped 14 people in the month of March. Keep in mind that this ministry is on-going as hunger is always present. Any canned good or staple food item you may wish to contribute will thankfully be welcomed. No One Should Go Hungry!!! 7

8 Worship with us at: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 1420 East Dewey, Sapulpa, OK Telephone goodshepherdsapulpa.org Worship Schedule Sunday Morning 9:30am Sunday School 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist with Healing Good Shepherd Episcopal Church PO Box 335 Sapulpa, OK Return Service Requested Newsletter for April

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