Senior High Youth
Service Nights: Wednesdays March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Serving soup suppers and clean up is great fellowship and fun. Join your classmates each Wednesday that you are able. This is a gift we can give our faith community and they LOVE talking to you.
Palm Sunday Education Hour Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast
Sunday, April 14th, a congregational breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am. Then at 9:30 am, families are invited to experience the Easter story and join in an Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket if you have one. We do have a few here too. Palm Sunday worship will be at 8:00 am and 10:30 am as usual.
Save the Dates for VBS 2019:
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 10-13
Meal Served Between 5:25 – 5:50 PM
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Children currently in Grades Pre K- 4th
Older siblings and all youth are encouraged to be helpers!
We encourage parents and other caring adults--grandparents, god parents, aunts/uncles, neighbors… to share the experience with a child. VBS sign-up sheet.
Youth & Adults Needed!
We are currently looking for youth and adults to help with VBS 2019 which will be held June 10-13 from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. Shepherd a group of kids, serve snacks, play games, prepare a simple meal, sing and dance along. If you are interested in helping, please contact Carole Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-9374) to sign-up.
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. New research shows this has a life-long effect! Because this can be such a meaningful experience, Good Shepherd will pay part of the fee of 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.)
Only want to go for one day and go with Good Shepherd friends? Sign up for July 24th and we will carpool together. Sign up by mid-March to make sure there is space.
2nd graders recite John 3:16
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During the summer months with weekend events and family vacations, we know church attendance tends to slip. Even if you are unable to make it to church, you can still help us meet our monthly expenses through your continued giving. Offerings can always be mailed to the church or dropped off during the week. 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)
Don’t forget to designate your Choice dollars for 2018 to the nonprofit of your choice. Good Shepherd is on this list and uses these dollars as scholarships for our students attending a Lutheran college. Choice dollars need to be directed by March 31st. Contact Jake Thompson at 534-3411 if you have questions or need assistance.
Together in Faith for
4th graders & parents
Sunday, March 3rd & 10th at 9:15 am students and parents will explore the Apostles’ Creed together. What do we believe? As always, some fun and games are planned as we learn the parts of the creed and what it means. Students will lead the Apostles’ Creed at worship at a later date.
First Communion training offered
Part of our living as God’s people is sharing in the meal that we call the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. During Lent we will be offering First Communion Instruction for all children in 2nd grade and above, with children receiving their first communion on Maundy Thursday, April 18th at the 7:00 pm service. Our hope is for each student to be accompanied by a parent or another caring adult to share in this learning with their child.
- Sunday April 7 2:00 - 4:00 PM
- Thursday April 11 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Students participating in First Communion Preparation are invited to receive their First Communion at the Maundy Thursday Worship service at 7:00 pm, April 18th. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child’s readiness to receive Holy Communion, feel free to contact Pastor Krista or Carole Joyce.
Kindergartners lead Lord's Prayer
Beach Party for Infants Age 3 & Parents
Beach Party for parents and their infants, babies and toddlers up to age 3. We remembered your baptism as we prayed and played together.
Thanks to the high school youth, we have flavored coffee, hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls between services once a month. Look for these tasty treats on March 17th. Join us for wonderful fellowship. Thank you to the congregation for your support of high school ministry.
20 Good Shepherd members and friends had an awesome day at the Coffee Mill ski slopes.
Thanks to all who packed and contributed to the Care Packages sent to our post high school youth. 27 packages were distributed. Each had personalized notes, Valentines, and other goodies. Thanks to Sue Tangen for the Thrivent action team which provided most of the postage and to everyone who provided goodies, and postage money.
Did you know that ALL of Good Shepherd’s Wednesday night Lenten offerings go to the PEM Food Shelf? Please take this opportunity to do God’s work—feeding the hungry. A special thank you to the many Good Shepherd members who volunteer regularly at the Food Shelf.
High School Mission Trip
July 28th - August 2nd, 2019
This summer Good Shepherd will be sending a group of youth to serve and learn in Chicago. Often this is one of the most meaningful for our youth. We will see the world through different eyes when we return. We do have space if someone else would like to come. Contact Carole Joyce as soon as possible to reserve your spot. There will be a meeting for youth and parents on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Coming up in March
- Preschool Pray and Play for 3 & 4 Year Olds—March 17th
- 1st Grade: God and Gifts -- March 24th
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - GROWING TO SERVE, GROUNDED IN FAITH
County commissioners approved the conditional use permit. The County Commissioners voted on Good Shepherd's standing for a conditional use permit. Currently, CMS is reviewing our plans for their approval. Once we have approval on these two things, we plan to start the renovation and construction project. We will keep the congregation informed by email. Please be aware that during much of the renovation and construction project the front doors will not be available for use. The back door to the church will be our only handicap entrance, and we will move the handicap parking close to that back door. During some of the project, the kitchen door will not be accessible and all will need to use the back door. If the kitchen door is accessible you may use that door. For the safety of everyone, during the construction project we are asking parents to bring their children into the building and pick up their children inside the building. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
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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,