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
On April 28 & 29, the Good Shepherd youth will be holding a Rock-A-Thon to raise money for the trip to Houston in June. Come and meet the kids who will be on the trip and donate to this wonderful event. They begin rocking on Saturday night at 5 pm and rock until noon on Sunday. On Sunday there will be a continental breakfast held in the Lynne Center from 8 am to noon. Free will offering. Contact Pastor Bob for more information at 255-1001 or Pastorbob@goodshepherdbismarck.com
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.
If you know of potential pastoral candidates that might be a good fit for Good Shepherd, you’re invited to contact any member of the Call Committee or the Synod office with that pastor’s name. 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/
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.
Good Shepherd is looking for volunteers to prepare our Sanctuary for Worship. Tasks include vacuuming, cleaning pews, straightening Bibles and bookmarks, and dusting. To have a few volunteers take care of our Sanctuary each week would free up several hours of time for our part-time custodian, time that could be used for other areas of the church that need attention. Mondays of each week would be the ideal day to accomplish these tasks. Please see the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Scott, the Facility and Maintenance Supervisor at 701-204-2901.
Quilt and Mission Kit Weekend
WELCA Annual Quilt and Mission Kit Weekend is May 5th and 6th. We need monetary donations to help with buying supplies and shipping costs for our quilts and mission kits. We assemble, pack and ship not only quilts but also personal care kits, baby care kits and school kits. The Mission Kits and Quilts will be on display in the narthex and sanctuary during all services. WELCA members will be handing out donation envelopes at each service or you can pick them up earlier in the office or library.
PAX—Program of Academic Exchange
PAX Representative is looking for families to host a foreign exchange student for the school year 2018-2019. You pick the country, male or female, and the representative will match some students with your hobbies, likes, interests, etc. for you to chose from. Host families supply a bed, place to study, 3 meals a day and the Love of your family. The students have their own health insurance, and spending monies. Call or email me today for more information: Kimberly Hegel 701-471-7529; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pax.org.
Church Sand Volleyball League
If you are interested in forming a team and playing on a church sand volleyball league, please contact Lisa Rhodes (Century Baptist Church) 701-226-2152 or Lisa Grace Rhodes (Mandan UMC) 701-400-5840. They are the Church Sand Volleyball Coordinators. The program dates are June 3 – August 5. The teams play on Sunday at Pioneer Park 6-8:30 pm. Registration is due May 15.
Western ND Synod Assembly
May 30-June 2, 2018
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, ND
The Annual Synod Assembly is a gathering of all 172 congregations of the Western ND Synod. We gather for worship, education celebration, and to do the business of our synod. This year’s key note speaker is ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. This is the first time a sitting Presiding Bishop has been at a Synod Assembly in Western ND. If you would like to serve as a voting member from Good Shepherd, please contact Pastor Craig ASAP for registration information. The only cost to attend is a few days of your time.
Prayer Team for the Banquet
Churches are being invited to provide prayer teams for a new ministry with The Banquet. The purpose of the teams is to be available to pray with anyone who voluntarily wishes prayer. Prayer teams should be scheduled with The Banquet Director, Karla Eisenbeisz – email@example.com. For more information, please call Wendy at 701-255-1001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 item 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.
5th Grade Confirmation Orientation Retreat
Saturday May 5, 2018 from 9 am to 9 pm
(or whenever you can make it)
All current 5th graders are invited to learn more about our confirmation program, spend some time in the Youth Room, play games, watch movies, and share in some fellowship. This is a perfect time to get to know the peers you will be in confirmation with for the next three years! If you have questions please contact Pastor Bob at 701-255-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Dates
It is not too early to get registered for Day Camp and VBS
Camp of the Cross Day Camp is coming on June 11-15. It is for 1st through 6th graders. Cost is $40 per camper or $65 per family. Registration forms are in the Youth Corner. If you have any questions contact Nicole at Nicole@goodshepherdbismarck.com
Vacation Bible School is coming June 18-21. VBS is for 3 year olds to 2 grade. The theme is Shipwrecked—Rescued by Jesus. The forms are location in the Youth Corner. Cost is $10 per child by May 31. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions contact Nicole Fehr at Nicole@goodshepherdbismarck.com