Welcome Vicar Nicole Rockne!
We are excited to have her as a part time pastoral intern for the next two years. From Vicar Nicole: "This journey to Good Shepherd has been long with many twists and turns along the way. Instead your journey has been rather short. A journey you didn't even know you were going to partake in. This is one of the reasons I give thanks to God for you, for you are people of great faith to take such a leap. You have wide open arms to welcome me without knowing much about me. Thank you!"
Decorating & Movie
Adults and children of all ages are invited to gather on Friday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. to spread
the joy of Christmas.
6:00 pm Simple meal
6:30 pm Cookie decorating
7:00 pm Hear the Christmas story with a movie for children
Please RSVP to Marty Hassig at email@example.com so we have enough food. We will chip in
together to cover the costs.
A Time of Giving
Giving Tree & Toys for Tots box. Bring your gift cards for the giving tree and toys for Toys for Tots. They will be distributed locally.
God's Work: Our Hands Sunday
We packed 57 personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief, made 10 blankets for MN Hands and Voices, and sent 27 colored pictures to children in Belize.
Check out the Faith Milestones and Sunday school education calendar here: pdf
Time to start baking for
The cookies you donate and buy will go to support important outreach ministries.
Cookie Walk is December 3
Advent worship Sundays at 8 am & 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Advent devotions for adults and families are available
in the church office.
Decorating luminaries to remember and honor those with cancer
Lighting of luminaries and the town Christmas tree.
Chili Cook Off Winners
1st Place Professional Chili St. Isidore's
1st Place Chicken Noodle St. Isidore's
1st Place Individual Chili Carole Georgen-Fenske
1st Place Individual Chicken Noodle Jim Mason
Thank you to the whole community for coming together to support the food shelf. Everyone is a winner!
Good Shepherd fills PEM food backpacks in Dec & Jan. Come at 6 pm on Wed nights if you would like to help.
BUILDING RENOVATION AND EXPANSION UPDATE - DEC. 2016
The Renovation and Expansion plans are proceeding. During the month of November, a Building Committee and Kitchen Committee were formed to help make basic design development plans.
The Building Committee includes Erin Bluhm, Scot Engler, Kory Bigalk, Joe Suntken, and Pastor Krista. During the month of November this committee met two different times with the architect and general contractor, Luke Kreofsky.
The Kitchen Committee includes Lily Bartz, Jason Bluhm, Karen Jurgenson, Sibyl Mason, Wayne Miller, Joe Suntken and Pastor Krista. This committee is helping to make recommendations regarding the use, needs, and layout of the future kitchen. In order to help think about different possibilities in terms of design and function, the committee took a tour of the newly remodeled kitchen at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester, MN.
Once the Building Committee and Kitchen Committees’ recommendations have been incorporated into the design plans, the Church Council will receive an update and then bring the information to the congregation. The Council wants to have these plans available for review at their January meeting, so they can be shared with the congregation at the annual meeting in January.
If you have any questions, contact Pastor Krista or Joe Suntken.