Easter Egg Hunt
The Service of “Affirmation of Baptism”, also known as “Confirmation”, will take place on Sunday, May 6th at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Confirmation pictures will be taken in the sanctuary that morning from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Confirmands will share their faith statements with their parents, peers, and other caring adults at the confirmation banquet on Wednesday, May 2nd. We will have a meal together at 6:00 p.m. The evening is always a highlight of the Confirmation year. Council leaders, family and all who want to support them are encouraged to come too.
Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory
Monday - Thursday, June 11-14 6:00 - 7:45 PM Meal served for all 5:25 - 5:50!
For children currently age 3 through 4th grade Come with a caring adult (if possible). Anyone older than 4th grade may participate as a helper.
Registration is open now through Sunday, May 14th. Everyone is welcome, so share the news and invite a friend, neighbor, or family member. We will have a blast exploring how wonderfully God created us and what we can create!
Registration forms can be found on Good Shepherd’s website www.goodshepherdlutheran-plainview.org or in the church narthex and should be returned to the church office. One child per form please. A $10 donation per child or $20 per family is encouraged by not required.
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering
Where: Houston, TX When: June 26 - July 2, 2018
Ten youth will be traveling to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX from June 25th - July 2nd along with Pastor Krista and Carole Joyce. April’s noisy offering will go to help support the youth going on the trip. Keep them in your prayers as they experience the chance to get to know, support and help the community of Houston, learn more about their faith, and worship with 30,000 people. This experience will widen our understanding of the body of Christ and how we work together. Amazing speakers and musicians will also be highlights. Thanks to Good Earth Village who has organized our bus transportation!
We have both Simply Giving and On-Line Giving systems all set up for easy and free access – just let us know how we can assist you. Please feel to contact the church office or Tom Anderson directly (507-993-8326)
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Good Earth Village Bible Camp
A week (or several days) at Bible camp is a wonderful way to have lots of fun, explore God’s amazing creation, and have great faith conversations. Because this can be such a meaningful experience, Good Shepherd would like to pay part of the cost for any student who would like to go to camp at Good Earth Village this summer! This offer is for any student Kind-9th grade. (Full scholarships are available for anyone with financial need. Just talk to Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista.)
The easiest way is to register and pay deposit on-line at www.goodearthvillage.org
Brochures are now available at church on the table in the narthex (and on-line); then
send your registration and deposit directly to GEV.
Let Carole Joyce or the church office know you are going!
GEV recommends you register early to guarantee the week you want.
Some Good Shepherd kids are going for all the week of July 22-27. If that doesn’t work, choose any week that does.
Any Kind-4th graders who want to go for one day only, sign up for the Adventure Day on July 25. Carole Joyce or Pastor Krista will bring a group of kids.
Preschooler Prayer Scavenger Hunt
THRIVENT ACTION TEAMS
Thrivent Financial gives seed money for groups to make an impact through service, education, and community projects. The money is to make a difference in our community and world. Any Thrivent member can sign up for money for up to two projects each year. Thanks to Good Shepherd members, Thrivent supported the cookie walk, Vacation Bible School, youth coffee shops, care packages, Palm Sunday breakfast and blanket ministry during 2017.
A reminder to all Thrivent members that you have until March 31 to designate your 2017 Choice dollars. If you have any questions, you can contact Jake Thompson directly or call 534-3411.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - GROWING TO SERVE, GROUNDED IN FAITH
As of the August council meeting, pledges for the capital campaign total just over $350,000. Thank you to everyone who is participating! If you haven’t had time to make your pledge yet, please do so by September 24th. By the end of September we will need to make a decision on how to best proceed. Our goal for the capital campaign is $500,000 in pledges in order to accomplish the needed repairs of the building, as well as setting up our physical space to provide actual rooms for Sunday School, a kitchen for potlucks as well as making meals for others, a large enough gathering space for us to build community, a fellowship space to be utilized by both the community and church and that can be used during the Sunday School time. Take a look at the website for details or contact the church office.
Attached are pdf files to download:
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to make Good Shepherd a great place to worship and the opportunity to build lasting relationships in a place with people we call our church family! Godspeed!
The Capital Appeal Campaign Committee,