Good Shepherd News
Attendance Last Week
Saturday 5:00 pm – 106
Sunday 8:30 am – 107
9:45 am – 354
11:00 am -208
6:00 pm – 23
Last week 798 DISCIPLES were sent out to make a difference in God’s name. We go out to do the same this week.
Condolences to Cheryl Martell and family following the death of her husband, Vernon
Honor a loved one this Christmas by purchasing a poinsettia in their honor. To purchase, please bring a check to the church office and specify how you would like your greeting or remembrance worded in the bulletin. After the service on December 25th, you may take your poinsettia home with you. The deadline to purchase is December 15th with a cost of $8 per poinsettia.
December Senior Forum
Do you know someone who can use assistance to live as safely as possible in their own home as long as possible? Do you know caregivers who can benefit from respite care? Come to the Senior Forum on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in the Lynne Center. Mary Weltz is an Aging Services Program Administrator with the North Dakota Human Services Department and will discuss the family caregivers support program and the life span respite care grant.
In addition, there will be a Christmas carol singalong and sharing of Christmas goodies. Participants are encouraged to bring Christmas treats to share or a donation of non perishable food products for the Little Pantry, items for the personal care kits, or warm gloves, caps, and scarves are always welcome.
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!
WELCA Christmas Tree Decorating
The men and women of Good Shepherd are invited to get together to decorate the Lynne Center for Christmas on Wednesday, December 4th from 11:00am -1:00 pm. We will be having a salad potluck following the decorating.
This Advent Season, we would like you to share with us the ways you see and feel God’s presence during your day to day life. We are looking for pictures or a couple of sentences that show God at work in your life. The goal is to give this some thought each day! Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or look for the drop box in the Narthex. These submissions will be shared with the congregation in a variety of ways. Please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous. We look forward to hearing from you!
A huge thank you to everyone who helped with the Banquet, we served 422 meals. Thanks to cooks who prepared the turkeys, chopped onions and celery for the dressing and carved the 24 turkeys. The cooks that prepared the rest of meal on Thursday, everyone who set up and served and to all who provided pumpkin pies, also to the Horizon worship band that provided the entertainment. We are so blessed to have such great participation. Thank you for your continued support in this feeding ministry. We will be serving again on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Watch for the sign up announcement.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will have an opportunity to give back to the local and global communities during the 2019 Advent Season. A Christmas tree is in the Narthex with Angel Tags. Select an Angel Tag, purchase as many of the items on the Angel Tag as you are able to, gift wrap your gift and return the Angel Tag and gift to the church office before Friday, December 13th at 3:00pm. Good Gift Ornaments will also be part of our Angel Tree again this year. The ornaments represent gifts of ten dollars for chicks up to five hundred dollars for a cow. These gifts are examples of work being done in projects and programs of ELCA World Hunger. To give to The Good Gift Ornaments project go online @ www.ELCA.org/goodgifts or request an order form from Erin in the church office.