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Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on June 10, 2018, Third Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1, Mark 3:20-35

Sermon: “Confused About the Will of God?”

Prayer:  All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

2018 Good Samaritan Lutheran Church Graduates

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 Graduates. There will be a blessing of Graduates at the 9:30 am Service for Paige Marino on June 10th; Jamie Hartigan on June 17th; and James “JD” Kelly on June 24th.

Tori Benefield 

Tori will be graduating from Union University, Magna Cum Laude with general honors and a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Business Management. She will be returning to Southern Maryland to be a Civilian Contract Specialist for NAVAIR’s contracts department.

Jamie Hartigan 

Jamie will be graduating from The Calverton School,  Huntingtown, MD with International Baccalaureate (IB) honors. Jamie is going to be a student at University of Arizona (Tuscan). She will be studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.

James “J.D.” Kelly 

James will graduate from Great Mills High School. He has achieved Eagle Scout Award, St. Mary’s County Science Grand Award, and STEM Co-Salutatorian. He will be continuing his education at Stanford University, where he plans to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Paige Marino

Paige will be graduating from Leonardtown High School. This summer she will have an internship with Pacific Architects and Engineers in their Business Department. In the fall Paige will attend the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Casey Normyle

Casey will be graduating from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Business. She will be staying in Raleigh looking for a job as a Researcher or a Pharmacy Technician.

 

 

“Shipwrecked and Rescued by Jesus” VBS Theme for Summer 2018

Gearing Up for Vacation Bible School (VBS)!
VBS season is right around the corner!  It’s time to spread God’s Word through singing, science experiments, crafts, games and delicious snacks.  VBS will be July 16-20 from  1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Children age 3 (and potty trained) through rising 6th graders are welcome to be Shipwrecked and Rescued by JesusWe are looking for teenage and adult volunteers to help make VBS unforgettable.  If you would like to volunteer, sign up on the Volunteer Form. If you have questions about VBS please contact Cocoa Maday. Registration forms are available in the church office and online at Good Samaritan VBS Registration.

Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 3, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on June 3, 2018, Second Sunday after Pentecost

Lessons: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:1-10, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23–3:6 

Sermon: “Sabbath and Restoration”

Prayer:  Almighty and ever-living God, throughout time you free the oppressed, heal the sick, and make whole all that you have made. Look with compassion on the world wounded by sin, and by your power restore us to wholeness of life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from Mark’s Gospel.

Holy Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on May 27, 2018, Holy Trinity Sunday

Lessons: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17

Sermon: “Family of God”

Prayer:  Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from John’s Gospel.

June Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

** Part Time Job Opening  Mission and Engagement Director (click the link for more info.)  Position closes Aug. 1.**

June 3 [Sunday Theme] “Sabbath and Restoration”

June 10 [Sunday Theme] “Confused About the Will of God?”    

                 ◊ June 10- Getting to Know Good Sam! 10:45 am (after Fellowship) 

June 17 [Sunday Theme] “Sanctuary is Received and Shared”

June 24  [Sunday Theme] “Fear, Faith and God’s Activity”

                ◊ June 30 Good Sam’s Annual Yard Sale 7:00 am – Noon

Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 13, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on May 13, 2018, Making New Connections Celebration Sunday

Lessons: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, Psalm 1, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19

Sermon: “Unity and Community with God”

Prayer: Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from John’s Gospel.

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on May 6, 2018, with Guest Pastor Leila Ortiz

Lessons: Acts 10:44-48,Psalm 98 ,1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17 

Sermon: “Finding the Spirit in our Work”

Prayer: O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from John’s Gospel.

Fifth Sunday of Easter April 29, 2018

…from Worship at Good Sam on April 29, 2018

Lessons: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8

Sermon: “The Fruitfulness of Being in Christ”

Prayer: O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The sermon begins after the reading from John’s Gospel.

May Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

        ◊ May 5 Farming 4 Hunger Fundraiser “Seeds of Change” 12:00pm -2:30pm

        ◊ May 5 Mother and Daughter Day Tea 12pm

May 6 [Sunday Theme] “Love and the Spirit of God”   Making New Connections Commitment Sunday

May 13  [Sunday Theme] “Unity and Community with God and within God”   Making New Connections Celebration Sunday 

May 20 [Sunday Theme] “God Has a Plan: It Includes You” – Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation Sunday

May 27 [Sunday Theme] “Family of God”   (Summer Schedule begins today, Worship is at 9:30 am)

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