Kick Off the Sunday School Year
Sunday, September 16th
at 9:15 am
- Meet your Sunday school teacher & class!
- Join in some fun & games and crafts.
- Important parents’ meeting for ALL parents!All are welcome so bring a friend.
Please join us on Sunday, September 16th at 9:15 a.m. for the Sunday School Kick-off event. Parents will start out in the sanctuary for information and fellowship. Kids will start out in the sanctuary too but will be dismissed by grade to their Sunday school classes.
Passing on the faith!
Third Grade Bibles
During worship on September 16th, we will celebrate the milestones of 3rd graders receiving Bibles from their parents. The Bibles are a gift from Good Shepherd, and are presented by parents to children. This is one step of fulfilling the promises we made at baptism. Third graders and their parents will take part in two special class sessions on September 23rd and 30th to help them get more familiar with their Bibles.
Faith and Science
Sunday Forums at 9:30 am
How do faith and science work together? Can Christians believe in evolution? If God created dinosaurs, why aren’t they in the Bible? Confirmation students often ask these questions and we adults wonder too. During September and October we will explore these challenging questions with a series on Faith and Science: September 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 14th, and 28th.
- Each week will begin with a short video to start our discussion.
- Youth will help lead the conversation.
- Our final week will include a panel of local scientists.
Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering
Our group in Houston, worshiped with 30,000 others, served the community, and learned all kinds of interactive activities. This experience widen their understanding of the body of Christ and how we work together. Amazing speakers and musicians were also highlights. Click here for more Houston Youth Group Photos.
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)
Lunch on the lawn
Outdoor worship followed by s'mores.
Although we have a whole month of summer left, the leadership at Good Shepherd is busy making plans for the fall program year. Watch for the many exciting education opportunities this year. Mark your calendars NOW for the following upcoming events!
- Bedtime Bible Stories Wed. Sept. 12 - 6:00 pm (for 3-year olds and parents)
- Sunday School Teacher Meeting Wed. Sept. 12 - 7:00 pm
- First Day of Sunday School and Sun. Sept. 16 - 9:15 am Parents Meeting
- Third Graders Receive Bibles Sun. Sept. 16 - 10:30 am
- Senior High Youth & Parents Ice Cream Wed. Sept. 26 - 7:30 pm Social Kick-Off
Super Hero Summer
Super Hero Summer Service is for anyone who has completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. If you have completed 9th – 12th grades, you can be a leader/mentor. Be a super hero in the community by helping others.
Road trip to Good Earth Village Bible Camp to help them
get ready for summer campers.
- School supplies for PEM schools (needs the same as your child's school list)
- Operation Christmas child (pencils, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, little notebooks, glue sticks, block erasers, scissors).
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - GROWING TO SERVE, GROUNDED IN FAITH
On September 24th at 7:00 pm at the Wabasha County Courthouse Board Room there will be a public meeting to vote on a conditional use permit for the church. Since Good Shepherd is in an area of Wabasha County that in 2001 was zoned agricultural or residential this step is necessary for the renovation and construction project. On October 2nd the County Commissioners will then vote. Currently, CMS is reviewing our plans for their approval. What this all means for us is that the earliest we will be able to start the renovation/construction project is right after October 2nd.
As a result, the building will NOT be under construction for the 40th Anniversary celebration on September 9th and for the start of our fall programming.
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,