Good Shepherd’s education team decided to have distanced Sunday school for September and October. That gives us all a little time to settle into whatever the fall will look like. Please contact Carole Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in hosting a group virtually.
Faith at home kits will be available in September with supplies to use for SS at home. You can watch videos of your church friends telling Bible stories, acting out skits, doing science experiences, sharing crafts and more. All of this can be done whenever you want—or sign up to do the activities on Zoom with other families. Thanks to Thrivent for the action team to provide these.
3rd graders will receive Bibles! So will new 3 year olds! These milestones will happen in person, distanced and safely in September. Watch for more details in the newsletter!
Who do you know that wants their kids to grow in faith? Invite them to sign up for Sunday school at Good Shepherd. We all need the promises of God’s love, peace, and hope! For now they can email me at email@example.com Watch for a registration coming later.
Please contact me if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns! Carole Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org 507-269-9374
Join for 9:00 worship at church or join us in your pj’s or with a cup of coffee at home. Whatever makes you more comfortable. Please read the required documents if attending church services. Facebook and YouTube are recorded live at 9 am on Sunday mornings. Watch live or any time after.
Join us at 9:00 church service.
Connect to Facebook Worship is live streamed at 9 am and also available any time after.
Connect to Youtube Worship is live at 9 am and also available any time after.
Webpage: Scroll to Worship with us and click on the Facebook or Youtube icon that are right underneath.
Pass on prayer requests to the church by emailing the church office or contacting Pastor Krista. Lift up a prayer at noon for our world, country, and community.
Caring for one Another
Check on others via phone, email, text, etc. If anyone needs an errand run or a meal, etc., contact Pastor Krista or the church office. We have a list of people who are willing and able. Care ministry going strong praying and sending messages. They are praying and sending notes like crazy.
Do you need a mask, a meal, someone to talk to, help with errands? If you or someone you know has a need, let Pastor Krista or the church office know. If you would like to be one of our volunteer helpers let us know.
Community Blessings in Soup
Area churches, community members, and business are all working together to make gallons of soup to be distributed to those in need. The Good Shepherd church kitchen is being used for production. A local business has donated freezer space, the cooks are limited to those who have cooked in restaurants and know health codes, and then there are a few others helping so that there is no more than 3-4 people in the kitchen spread out in separate workstations.
How Can I Give/Help
II Corinthians 8:1-4 Paul speaking to the Macedonians: “Now ….we want you to know about the grace that God has given…for out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in the rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able and even beyond their ability. In these difficult times, we learn to “Give”, for in our Giving; be it a phone call, email, text, running an errand, providing a meal, etc. we receive so much more in return!
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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)
Considered Online Giving?
Simple – Convenient – No cost – Full Control
One Time Gift or Regular Giving -- (Weekly or Monthly)
Go to our Web-site page give
Select “Give” – Double Click on the Phone –
Follow the directions -
Once on the Vanco site, you will be given a step by step process:
Create your profile – email address, name, bank routing number and the account you wish to draw from and password etc.
Select your preferred start date, donation date and frequency (weekly, monthly etc.)
Select the fund(s) you wish to contribute to: General, Building Fund, Youth etc.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office or Tom Anderson – 507-993-8236 or Tom.email@example.com. Thank you for contributing to the ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Please review the following documents with the requirements for attending worship at church. We will still continue to offer worship online.
Let’s join together to pray: Eternal God, amid all the turmoil of the world your love is everlasting and your strength never fails. Be with us in these day when gathering together as often as would like is not possible. Where hearts are fearful and minds are anxious, grant peace and hope. Where impossibilities seem to close doors and windows, grant imagination and resistance. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. When we must be apart for reasons of safety, we trust that you surround us with your sheltering wings. Encourage us in connecting as we are able, reaching out to our neighbors in need and being persistent in prayer. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
ZOOM Coffee & Conversation
Would you be interested in joining a group of people for coffee and conversation via Zoom? Let Pastor Krista know and we will get something set-up.
Please join us in praying for Good Shepherd and committing to our church’s future through “A Place To belong, believe, become” campaign. In the coming weeks, you will receive a letter with an invitation to participate. Please read the materials carefully and join us in this campaign.
“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. To God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations.”
Capital Campaign Part 2
Capital Campaign Part 1
Caring for God's Creation
Family cleans ditches during shut down
Bottle feeding cattle
Together in Faith
Second Grade: “What’s Fair?”
Please join us in praying for Good Shepherd and committing to our church’s future through “A Place To belong, believe, become” campaign.
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!