Good Shepherd News
Check in often to read about the latest happenings and upcoming events at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. For information about youth events, please the Youth Ministries section.
Prayers Of God’s People
The Wednesday worship will be held at Lions Hillside Park at 6:30 pm in Shelter #2. The park is located on Boulevard Ave. and 19th Street. For inclement weather the worship service will be held at the church. All are welcome.
The Call Committee has completed Good Shepherd’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Our MSP is the document that helps introduce prospective pastoral candidates to Good Shepherd’s ministry and mission. The next step in the call process is receiving potential candidates names from the Synod office in order to begin meeting candidates. The timeframe during this step of the process can be a little uncertain because of the current significant shortage of pastors available for a new call in the ELCA. Updates to the Call Committee’s work, including the complete Ministry Site Profile, are available on the Call Committee section of our website at www.goodshepherdbismarck.com/call-committee-update/
The Garden Ministry is anticipating a wonderful growing season that includes some updating in various areas. If you have a dump trailer or dump truck that can be used for hauling rock and various other landscaping items, please call John Fischer at 701-223-2344. We are also looking for monetary donations for landscaping rock, flowers, trees or landscaping fabric. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Melanie in the church office at 701-255-1001 or via email: email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
Do You Like To Take Pictures?
We are looking for members who are interested in photographing events that happen at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They would be used in the newsletter, the annual report and the website. If you are interested, please contact Paige at 701-255-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can share the Shepherd’s love with your talents.
The youth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are having their annual car wash on June 23, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the west parking lot of the church. This is an event that we hold every year to raise funds for our ongoing youth ministry mission and fellowship trips. We will have youth washing and drying cars for a free will donation. You can bring any vehicle that you want to bring, we can
Stay Safe – and Save – with the AARP Smart Drivers Course
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The course will begin at 1:00 pm and run until 5:00 pm. Please come a few minutes early. This course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. There are no tests to pass. The course is open to drivers of all ages. Cost of the course is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. You may be eligible to receive a discount on your auto insurance upon completing the course. Consult your insurance agent for details. Please call the church office at 701-255-1001 to pre-register.
Good Shepherd will be hosting the Banquet on Thursday June 21, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Please sign up in the Narthex to cook, serve or bring bars. If you have any questions, please call Wendy at the church office, 255-1001 or Sharon Heilman at 425-3761. Thank you for your continued support in this feeding ministry.
Bismarck Meals on Wheels
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church provides drivers for the delivery of meals during the month of July. Four different drivers are needed Monday through Friday to deliver the four routes in Bismarck. Member, Donna Ellison, will be calling partners who have been involved with delivery in the past. If you have not been involved and would be interested in taking a week, all the Tuesdays in July, or are able to do two or three days here and there, please call Donna @ 701-391-3747 or email email@example.com. Meals are picked up at Sanford Medical Center at the Rosser Avenue entrance at approximately 11:30 am. Routes are in the Central, Northeast, West and Downtown/South of Bismarck. Most of the days delivery can be completed in a half hour. A current route is mailed to members who agree to deliver at the end of June. These routes do change because of various circumstances, but are provided as a guide to familiarize one with possible meal receivers. In the past, members pair up so one person drives while the other takes the meals to the door or some prefer to deliver alone and some involve children as an experience they may not otherwise witness.
A Little Free Food Pantry Is Coming To Good Shepherd
This little food pantry offers those in need a source of food. It is a ministry that came out of a Bismarck Chamber Leadership class. Good Shepherd will be a sponsor and location for one of the pantries. We are looking for a service team to stock and maintain it. If you are interested in being part of this team, please contact Pastor Craig.
It’s that time of year where Thrivent members will need to start making decisions on where to direct their Choice dollars. Please consider directing your Choice dollars to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Thank you for your continued support!
During Pastor Selva’s time with Good Shepherd, we will establish an Internship Committee to support him throughout his internship year. If you are interested in serving on this committee to support Pastor Selva, please contact Pastor Craig or church Council President, Royce Schultz.
Baby Care Kits
With the garage sale season in full force, keep an eye out for goods that may be used in the baby care kits. Those items include:
*lightweight cotton t-shirts (up to 24 months)
*long-sleeve gowns or sleepers
*receiving blankets – medium weight, cotton or flannel
*jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts with hood or baby cap
*hand towels, dark color
Please place donations in the wicker baskets in the Narthex.