Wednesday evening worship services are about 30-40 minutes in length. During the service, we sit around round tables and enjoy refreshments while we worship. Sunday morning worshipers will gather in the chairs in the rows in the sanctuary.
The lessons and sermon will be first shared at the Wednesday evening worship, and will be shared again four days later at the Sunday worship. Both worship opportunities will include “Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending”, and follow a biblically based liturgy. Both worship services are about God’s people coming together to worship, to show hospitality, to be fed with Word and Meal, and to be sent out in God’s mission for the sake of the world. Let's continue to find times of Sabbath to be renewed, refreshed, and strengthened as children of God.
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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- 3rd grade.
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.
Click here for VBS registration form. Meal for families served at 5:25.
Registration is open now through May 15th. We will have a blast exploring how Jesus is with us and rescues us!
Dedication of the new addition will be on Sunday, September 8th at the service of worship at 10:30 am with a meal to follow. This is our traditional Ebenezer Sunday. The building project is coming along and we look forward to moving in and getting settled over the summer months. As soon as we have completed the inspection for use of the new addition, we will send out word and celebrate on one of the following Sundays
Passing on the Faith
We need caring adults and high school youth to teach and help with Sunday school AND mentor with Confirmation on Wednesdays. Is God calling you to share your gifts? Please consider this call to be a caring adult in the lives of our children and youth.
Most grades already have one teacher, but most teachers prefer to team teach — allowing flexibility to be gone up to half of the time. Would you like to serve in the Preschool, K-1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th-6th grade? We can always use Sunday school helpers and substitutes as well. Contact Carole Joyce at 269-9374 or email@example.com if you have questions or would like to serve.
Good Shepherd will again be taking a group to the Adventurers camp at Good Earth Village for any students completing grades K-4. This is a one day camp on Wednesday, July 24th. The camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with lunch provided. You pay a deposit of $30 and Good Shepherd will pay the rest because it is such a great experience! Carole Joyce will carpool to and from GEV in Spring Valley and join you for the day. If you would like to participate in this great opportunity please sign up on-line at goodearthvillage.org and let us know in the office that you did. If you have any questions please contact Carole Joyce.
End of Year Book Club
Making communion bread
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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)
High School Mission Trip
July 28th - August 2nd, 2019
Please pray for our seven Good Shepherd youth, plus adult leaders Larissa Jurgenson and Carole Joyce, as they experience urban life and serve in Chicago through CSM—City. Service. Mission http://www.csm.org/ July 28th - August 2nd.
We will serve with a children’s program, serve at a soup kitchen, visit the elderly, and learn at a shelter for men experiencing homelessness. We will have the chance to experience different cultures as we dine in local ethnic restaurants. We will share our experiences with you in August. We go in Jesus name, but also as part of you and Good Shepherd’s ministry!
Collecting Health Items for Chicago Trip
Our high school youth traveling to Chicago to serve this summer are collecting health items to share with those experiencing homelessness. Please bring any of the following to church between now and July 21st: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap (travel size are fine), tampons and pads (especially needed for women), and new underwear and socks (especially needed for men), You are able to make an impact in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Chicago!
Graduating Seniors: Blessings to the following seniors who graduated from high school this spring: Olivia Amos, Rachel Ferkin, Jacob LaBare, Jacob Munsch, Taylor Nelson, Parker Ramthun, Grace Wangen and Christian Wangen.
Confirmation: Blessings to the following students who affirmed their faith on May 5th:Skylar Jo Beckel, Cameron Joel Bluhm, Luke Kris Henning Ferkin, Dylon Alvin Michael Flattum, Caitlyn Jeanne Harlow. Claire Ava Henry, Tucker Bradley Johnson, Destiny Skye Kraemer, Benjamin Joseph Suntken Click here to see more photos.
Super Hero Service
Last summer our 6th-9th graders had a blast serving in the Plainview community. We stretched our faith as we helped and had fun together. We will have Super Hero Days on the Wednesdays in June: 6, 13, and 20 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We need 2 things to make this happen.
- Most Important — awesome youth to participate (you can participate around sports and appointments.)
- A few caring adults to spend a day driving OR help finalize project ideas.
Projects at Good Shepherd.
Painting bowls for Channel One.
- Wednesday, June 12th Food Shelf. Family Promise -- set up, baking at Community Presbyterian for families experiencing homelessness, Community Clothesline. BINGO at Green Prairie
- Wednesday, June 19th Whitewater State Park (serve in the morning), trout fishing in the afternoon.
Please contact Carole Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Yes, your friends may come too. Are you a caring adult who can help drive on one of these days? Let Carole know!
GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS
Blanket makers: Thank you to the women who gathered this winter to make blankets for the graduates and pray for them.
The May noisy offering went to support our youth who are serving in Chicago this summer. Thank you for being a part of this ministry.
Sunday school offering this winter and spring went to help hungry kids in Plainview through the backpack program and lunch assist. Thanks kids for caring about other kids.
Good Shepherd will be a construction zone this fall and winter. Be sure to check out the changes each week!
Watch and pray as God guides our congregation in on-going ministry.
Walls are Going up!
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,