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

Attendance Last Week

5:00 pm – 82

8:30 am – 125
9:45 am – 190
11:00 am – 152


6:30 pm – 17

Last week 566 DISCIPLES were sent out to make a difference in God’s name.
We go out to do the same this week.


Lane Matthew Zimmerman



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 16th Street. For inclement weather the worship service will be held at the church. All are welcome.

Call Committee

The Call Committee has received a Rostered Ministry Profile (RMP) from a pastoral candidate interested in Good Shepherd’s call. Initial conversations have gone well. They are also awaiting paperwork on additional candidates. Continue to hold these pastors and our Call Committee in prayer. And as always, if you know of a pastor who may be interested in Good Shepherd’s Associate Pastor call, please contact the synod office. Updates to the Call Committee’s work, including Good Shepherd’s complete Ministry Site Profile, are available on the Call Committee section of our website at


Families willing to gain a new son or daughter by opening your home to an exchange child this upcoming school year.  Anyone can host: single, married, empty nesters (all with or without children in the home). You specify male or female & a country of interest. I’ll consider your interests, hobbies, likes, etc. & help match a young person to your family. Our students have their own health insurance & spending money. You supply 3 meals a day, bed/study area & all the love of a family. Youth are ages 15 to 17. Call me TODAY for more information: Kimberly Hegel 701-471-7529.

Little Free Pantry

The Little Free Pantry is up and running! It is located on the north lawn near the northwest entrance. Items can be placed in the grocery carts within the church or directly into the food pantry at any time. Non-perishable food items like peanut butter, tuna, soup, pasta, cereal, and canned vegetables and personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant are always appreciated. We are blessed to be able to serve our neighbors through this pantry ministry. Thank you for being part of it!

 Lutheran Campus Ministry is returning to Bismarck! 

And we need your help to get it going. The Campus Ministry Planning Team – made up of members from several local ELCA congregations – is hoping to gather a list of people interested in supporting campus ministry. If you are a student, faculty or staff member at Bismarck State College, the University of Mary or United Tribes Technical College – we would love to hear from you! Contact Pastor Craig Schweitzer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church if you are interested in helping launch campus ministry this fall ( or 701-255-1001). 

  Walk to Fight Suicide

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Bismarck Capitol Grounds 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Register today at

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

 Lost & Found

Please check the Lost and Found table that has been set up in the Narthex. There are a number of items that have been left behind. We will leave the Lost and Found table set up until the end of August. At the end of August, whatever is left on the table, will be given to Ruth Meier’s or one of the homeless shelters in the area.

 Church School and Confirmation Registrations Needed

Please fill out a registration form with your family information as soon as possible. The form can be found on our Good Shepherd website or in the Narthex. Please turn the form into the front office or email it to We appreciate your help in getting our kids signed up for these great events that start in the fall. Church School and Confirmation Orientation will meet on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

 Kiev Ukraine Orchestra and Chorus

Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:00 pm

 Legacy High School Auditorium, Bismarck, ND

No admission charge – free-will offering will be received. For more information, check out their website at This will be their 14th tour to America. This renowned orchestra and chorus is touring with Director Wes Janzen.

Good Shepherd Service Project

God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

September 9, 2018, at the Dakota Zoo

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, potluck supper

All ages welcome to help.

Watch for more information to come.

 Stephen Ministers are Care-Givers, God is the Cure-Giver

The role of Stephen Ministers is to give Christian care. They listen, empathize, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support on a weekly basis to hurting people for as long as the need persists. God works in and through them to bring hope and healing. If you are feeling lonely, experiencing a crisis, struggling through a difficult time, or simply stressed by everyday life, please contact one of our Stephen Leaders (Claire Lorinser 595-1292, Toni Daede 426-5685, Mark Kamphuis 471-1979, or Beverly Sandness 527-6001). Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you!

 9th Grade Confirmation Day Forms Due

Confirmation Day forms can be found on the confirmation page of the Good Shepherd website or in the Narthex and must be turned in by August 31, 2018. The form asks which confirmation service your family plans to attend, confirmation scripture and gown size.