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Need Items for Rummage Sale in September

Good Shepherd will hold a rummage sale (tentative date is Saturday, Sept. 16.) Please start bringing items to donate now; they will be stored until the sale. Clothing must be clean and in good condition; no furniture or extremely large items. Please be mindful of what is donatedl we want to raise funds and also bless our community.

Easter Needs: Baked goods and easter candy

Please bring wrapped Easter candy* and baked goods and desserts for the $Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on April 9th. The candy must be brought in by Palm Sunday (April 2nd) for egg-stuffing. The baked goods may be left in Shepherd’s Hall before Sunrise Worship.

* Pastor requests the candy all be “good stuff.”

Early Learning Center is Hiring Staff

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and able to pass a background check and a drug screening. Most importantly, applicants should have a love of children. There are part-time morning and afternoon slots as well as full-day work available.

We will train the right candidate and pay for the required certification from the Early Learning Coalition. Once the certification training is completed, there is a start-up bonus of $200 with raises and bonuses as each step of training is accomplished.

Our school has part-time and full-time childcare of children ages 2-5 years and after-school care of children in elementary school.

Please let your friends and family know that we are looking for staff. For more4 information, and how to apply, please call the Center at 321-264-1069 and ask for Heather or Irene.

Shepherd’s Hall Roofing Fund

In order to obtain affordable insurance for Shepherd’s Hall, the roof needs replacement and the stucco repaired. We have a roofer and a permit; we have a stucco repair contr5actor ready to go.

Now, all we need are the funds to complete the replacement and repair.

Will you prayerfully consider contributing to this project? The contract for replacing the roof is $61,500 and the stucco repair is $1,650. With your help, we can complete this work ASAP.

Chili Cookoff Fundraiser – New Information

Join us after worship Feb. 26 for a great competition, good fun, and yummy chili.  This year’s Chill Cookoff will be judged by a team of judges and there will be a silent auction for goody-filled baskets. Admission is $5 for adults with children free.  Money will go into the general fund.

to enter your chili, use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  We also need judges.

Women’s Retreat at Advent Lutheran Church

The Advent Lutheran Women’s Group is hosting a day retreat on Saturday, March 25, in the Knoedler Center (7550 Wickham Road in Melbourne, FL). There will be speakers, a Bible study, and a panel discussion on legal and financial topics important to women.  Cost is $15 with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.  Registration forms are available on the Narthex bulletin board.

Deadline to register is Sunday. March 19.

New Sunday Pastor’s Study

Beginning January 22, the topic for the Adult Bible Study on Sunday will be the CPH study Concerning Spiritual Gifts from the Discipleship Series. Copies of the study are available in class.

From the study: This is a course about spiritual gifts–the special gifts given to particular Christians for the sake of special ministries in the Church…. This course takes seriously what the Bible says about the gifts of the Spirit. The focus of the course is on you, the individual Christian looking for your niche in the Church, and on the congregation, the God-ordained gathering of believers around Word and Sacrament.

Chili Cookoff Fundraiser February 26 after worship

Do you make the best chili ever? If so, bring it to church Feb. 26 and compete against other chili cooks for the title “2023 Best Chili of Good Shepherd.” Sign-up sheet for competitors is in the Narthex.

Everyone else: come join us for a great competition, good fun, and yummy chili. Money raised from voting for the best chili will go towards two new and much-needed computers.

A Big Thank You!

Good Shepherd’s float in the Titusville Christmas Parade was a huge hit. Our Choir was the only one with microphones! All involved had a great time although the candy ran out at the one-third mark of the route. Thank you to all who worked on the float and golf carts, those who walked the route, our choir and Ricky Hall, and those who donated the candy and who prayed for our safety and success.

Buy Your Poinsettias by Dec. 17

Please order by Saturday, December 17(order forms in the narthex.) Current price is $10/plant. For each plant purchased, you may add a memorial, thanksgiving, or honoring mention that will be publishedin the Christmas announcements.

Pointsettias may be taken home after the New Year’s Eve worship service.

Food Pantry Thanksgiving Meal Bags

Thanksgiving Meal bags will be given on Tuesday, Nov. 22 during the regular pantry hours. To help, please donate the following foods:

  • Small Canned Hams
  • Dressing Mix
  • Dried Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Gravy
  • Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams

LERT Chainsaw Training Class on Saturday, 01/14/2023

Mark next year’s calendar now for Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) Basic Chainsaw training class. Date is Saturday, January 14, 2023 at5 Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (9700 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32606) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (

You must have previously completed the LERT basic training class to participate in this class. To be authorized to use a chainsaw on LERT disaster responses as an LCMS LERT Chainsaw Operator, you must attend BOTH the morning classroom lecture and the afternoon “hands-on” session.

Click here for the training information page