Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

Bruster’s Dessert and Trafficking Awareness Night — November 2


Fellowship of Families: Harvest Party — November 15

autumn_5971cFellowship of Families will be having a Harvest Party on Saturday, November 15 from 6-8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Any family with a child or grandchild 5th grade and younger is welcome to attend. RSVP and/or sign up for something to bring with Cocoa or TJ Maday.

Lasagna Luncheon Fundraiser to Support Volleyball Court — November 16

Good Sam youth will be hosting a Lasagna Luncheon following the Family Meeting on November 16. Tickets will be available for purchase this Sunday (11/2 & 11/9) in the fellowship hall. The money raised will be going directly to the Volleyball Court for the church backyard project. Cost is $5 per ticket, or $20 total for a family. Lunch includes lasagna, drink, salad, and piece of dessert. We will have some plain pasta with sauce–please let us know if you have other allergies, and we could alter your lunch to fit your needs. $250 dollars was donated by Thrivent for seed money for our project!

Stitching Sisters — October 27

stitchingStitching Sisters will be making hats and scarves for the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry patrons at their regular bi-monthly meeting this Monday, October 27 from 12 noon to 3 pm. We will meet in the fellowship hall and Edna will provide refreshments. See Edna, Ele or Ginger if you have any questions.

–Edna A.

Important Churchwide Meetings — November 16 and 23

meeting_5396cYour Congregational Council will host a Good Samaritan Family Meeting on Sunday, November 16 at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This informational meeting will provide updates on Good Samaritan’s ministry activities thus far in 2014. Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on November 23 at 10:30 am. The Annual Meeting will include election of Council members, Nominating Committee members, representatives to the annual Synod assembly, and approval of our Congregation’s 2015 operating budget. Please plan to attend these meetings… Your support is greatly appreciated!

–John S., Council President

Church Volleyball Schedule Posted (updated 10/24)

volley_5891cnBump, Set, Spike – Are You In?

Church Volleyball Season Is Here!

The match schedule has been posted and is available at A direct link to Good Sam’s list of matches is available here. Games continue into 2015. If you, any of your family members, your friends, or others are interested in participating on the volleyball team this year, please contact Mandy at

–Mandy R.

“Coffee and Conversation” Begins October 26

Stabible_5713cn -crop to a coffee cuprting Sunday, October 26, Good Sam will be offering “Coffee and Conversation” in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am. Coffee and Conversation is a lay-led* current events forum where we get together over coffee to discuss current world, national, or local secular events with an eye towards the gospel.  (*Lay-led: led by non-clergy)

Who hasn’t wondered from time to time how, as a Christian, should I respond to some event or issue? As someone previously said, the question, “What would Jesus do?” often has a clear but uncomfortable answer. There are no preconceived answers to be taught, just growth and exploration of what an appropriate response might be.

This is a way we as individuals in community together can discern how to exercise Christ’s will and influence in a secular, sinful world.

–Tim P.

What Does God Desire Anyway?

gslclogo …from Worship at Good Sam on October 19, 2014

Here at Good Sam we think giving is an act of worship.  It certainly is when giving is an act of faith.  Over the years I have heard many people comment about the things that they feet God expects from them.  The list of expectations that we believe God requires has been varied and certainly impressive.  I have come to believe that many of these perceptions of what God desires suggests we really carry a significant amount of fear and confusion about just what God wants from us anyway.  I do know that God does not need money (coins or currency) from us, for what need does God have for money?  The answer to the question of what God desires is perhaps much simpler and not near as onerous as we might imagine.

Message from Worship at Good Sam on Sunday October 19, 2014  “What Does God Desire from us Anyway?”  

Wycliffe Associates Banquet – November 7

There is a Wycliffe Associates banquet event coming up in Solomons on Friday, November 7. Andy Peck will share about his experiences living and working for Wycliffe Associates on a 10-year assignment in Peru. While there, he served as a one-man computer support team for 30 Bible translators working on 20 different language programs. If you’d like more information about attending, please contact Jill in the office at (The banquet’s coordinators have requested a head count by the end of October, so please contact the office by Oct. 29 if you are interested.)

Church Clean-up Day – November 15

cleanup_5885cVolunteers are needed to help with a clean-up day on November 15. We will be working on the inside and outside of our church. Any level of help will be appreciated. Time of clean-up will be 8:00 am-12:00 pm. A sign-up sheet can be found in the Fellowship Hall. See Kevin K. for more information.

–Kevin K.

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