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February Newsletter Articles are Due

February newsletter articles are due no later than Wednesday, January 19. Please email articles to or leave a hard copy on the desk in the church office.

A big “Thank You!” to everyone who contributes to this monthly newsletter.

New Adult Bible Study: “Hopeful Neighborhood”

Starting January 16, Bill Kaiser will lead a six-week study titled Hopeful Neighborhood. This is based on a joint project of Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Barna Group: Better Together: How Christians Can Be a Welcome Influence in Their Neighborhoods. The study uses the project’s Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide. (links are to the LHM website)

Participants will look at ways to bless both Good Shepherd’s neighborhood and their own neighbor by discovering the gifts of community, imagining the possibilities, and pursuing the common good.

Class will meet in Shepherd’s Hall (room to be announced)

Pastor Bruce’s Sunday Study: Christianity 101

Pastor Bruce will start a seven-week study in his Adult Information series on Sunday, January 16. Ths class is based on Luther’s Small Catechism and is for those wanting to learn more about Christianity and the Lutheran church or those who want a refresher on the Catechism.

Join Pastor Bruce and the new Whiteboard (“Ah!”) in the large classroom in Shepherd’s Hall after worship (approx. 11:15 a.m.)

Updates on Worship and Classes for January 8 & 9

Junior Confirmation class is cancelled for Saturday, January 8th. Class will resume on Saturday, January 15.

Weekly Worship with Communion will resume Sunday, January 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Adult Class will resume Sunday, January 9th after Worship (around 11 a.m. when all the bacon has been eaten.) The topic is The Papacy and the Antichrist.

Altar Flowers for 2022

We have a new signup sheet for Altar Flowers on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Please sign up for that special birthday, anniversary, or memorial for your loved ones. It is still only $30.00 for these beautiful arrangements.

Poinsettia Pickup

Thank you all who bought poinsettias to help beautify our sanctuary for the Christmas season. It is time to take them home to help beautify your home or garden.

Please pick them up after today’s service if you wish to take them home

LWML Mite Boxes Due by 12/31

Anyone who has LWML Mite Boxes, please turn them in by December 31. These are very important funds to help local and Synod ministries. See Betty Kogok if you have any questions. Thank You!

The Space Coast Quartet Christmas Concert

The Space Coast Quartet Christmas Concert is Friday, December 10, at 7:00PM in Shepherd’s Hall. Come enjoy these beautiful voices that will fill you with Christmas cheer! Admission is free – Donations accepted. Call the church office for more details.

Food Pantry Sunday

The first Sunday of the month is Food Pantry Sunday. Please continue to help this ministry with either cash donations or the following items: Tuna, Tuna Helper, Dried milk-quart packages, canned fruit, canned meals-beef stew, chicken & dumplings, spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli; peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pancake mix-Small packages, syrup-small bottles, crackers, small bags of rice, pasta/pasta sauce. Please no substitutes.

Thank you to all who have made donations to this ongoing ministry.

Poinsettia Order Forms

Please see the insert in this week’s bulletin and make sure to place your order. Order forms can be placed in the offering plate or left
in the church office. Orders are due no later than Saturday, Dec. 18.

Food Pantry

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Food Pantry is a ministry that survives solely on donations from church members and community donations in the form of food staples and or cash donations. Not only does this ministry provide food for those in need in the community it also provides spiritual needs by accepting pray requests.

The food pantry is open 9:30 AM- 12 noon the 2nd and last Tuesday of the month. You must be a resident of northern Brevard County so please bring your ID card. For more information please call the church office (321)-2674323.

The food pantry is always accepting cash donations or the following items. Tuna, Tuna Helper, dried milk-quart packages, canned fruit, canned meals-beef stew, chicken &dumplings, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pancake-mix small packages, syrup-small bottles, crackers, small bags of rice, pasta/pasta sauce Please no substitutes.

Food Pantry Items
Food Pantry Items

Food Pantry News

On Tuesday, November 23rd, the food pantry gave $20 gift certificates, Thanskgiving food bags, and regular food bag to thirty-three families and people, which helped 184 people. The next day, someone presented the pantry with a healthy donation.

Thank you to the donor and to all those who helped the pantry with the Thanksgiving food distribution.

Good Shepherd Early Learning Center is Hiring

You can make a positive difference in the world. Good Shepherd Early Learning
Center is hiring caring individuals who strive to make a difference in young
children’s lives. Multiple positions are available, both full and part time. We are
seeking staff who are kind, gentle, patient, and see the significant importance and
value in working with all young children. You would be expected to care for each
child as an individual as well as in a group setting, develop lesson plans each
week, and provide a safe, fun, and engaging learning environment. We emphasize
learning through play and active engagement for preschoolers in our program.

We are looking for preschool teachers who understand the importance of assisting
children with social-emotional development both by instruction and by personal
example. Individuals hired are expected to perform at a level of professionalism
that adheres to policies as laid out in the employee and other handbooks as well
as be in agreement with the preschool’s stated mission and philosophy statements.

We support our teaching staff by reimbursing all required training expenses, we
accept TEACH scholarships, and we provide retirement and disability benefits to
full time workers. If you are hired, we will pay for your CPR certification and FBI
Level II background screening. We offer competitive pay and pay is based on
experience and certifications. Multiple opportunities are available beginning at
$10/hr. for entry-level positions through $14/hr. based on certifications and
experience. We are currently offering a sign-on bonus.

Please come and check us out as you consider your employment options.
Interested? Please email for more information or to set up an interview

Christmas Baskets For The Early Learning Center Families

Please think about donations for Christmas baskets. We need non-perishable items, such as dressing mix, cornbread mix, canned vegetables (sweet potatoes, green beans)–anything that you would serve in a Christmas dinner as well as money to buy items (like turkey) to complete the meal Money donations
can be marked as such in order to purchase gift cards for turkeys.

There is a basket in the Narthex for your donations.

Lowell Phelps Christmas Movie Night Tuesday December 7 at 4:30pm

Please join us for our 1st annual “Lowell Phelps Christmas movie night”! This is a free event and we will have “luncheon” sandwiches, hot cocoa, and cookies.

This year’s movie is “Angels Sing” staring Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, and Willie Nelson as well as other big stars. This is a wonderful movie for the Christmas season. No need to RSVP, just show
up and enjoy a night out with great fellowship, food and a super movie.

Free Holiday Concert December 4 at 6:00pm

Please join us for this free concert in Shepherd’s Hall. Sounds of the Season featuring Ari Poweska , Jelena Alonso and our own Jelena Schumacher and Heidi Schumacher aka Heidi Leigh. Come and enjoy these beautiful voices and see the Hall beautifully decorated! This will surely put you in the holiday mood! Dec. 4th 6pm Shepherd’s Hall… See you there!

Mid-Week Advent Services Begin Wednesday, December 1

Join us for our Midday services that begin at 11:00am on December 1st followed by soup lunch in Shepherd’s Hall. (See The Signup Sheet.)

Evening services will begin at 6:30pm. Services will
continue every Wednesday through December 15 in the Sanctuary.

Our special Early Learning Center Children’s program will be on December 15th at 6:30 in Shepherd’s Hall
(in place of the 6:30pm service in the Sanctuary.) Make sure to make note on your calendars to join us.

Mid-Week Advent Soup Lunches are back!

Soup lunches are back in Shepherd’s Hall following the 11:00am mid-week Advent service. Please help make this a successful return by signing up to bring a soup on one of the 3 Wednesdays. The signup sheet is in the Narthex. Call the office if you need more information or see Betty Kogok.

Wednesday Zoom Bible Study on hold until January 5

The holiday season is upon us! Wednesday’s will be busy with Thanksgiving and Mid-week Advent services. We will resume Wednesday evening zoom bible study the first Wednesday in January (January 5th). Please join us for these holiday mid-week services and rejoin us in the New Year for zoom bible study. Call or email the church office if you need more information.

Food Pantry Thanksgiving Bag

We are making special Thanksgiving bags for our food pantry patrons. If you can help by donating, it would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions would be canned sweet potatoes, boxed dressing, boxed potatoes, cornbread mix, canned hams, gravy mix, cranberry sauce–anything you would serve to complete a Thanksgiving meal.
Donations can be brought to church and left on the long table. Thank You for your continued support!

Christmas Baskets For The Early Learning Center Families

Please consider donating to our ELC Christmas baskets. We need non-perishable items such as dressing mix, cornbread mix, canned
vegetables (sweet potatoes, green beans)–anything that you would serve in a Christmas dinner. We also need money to buy items such as turkeys to complete the meal. There is a basket in the Narthex for your items; money donations may be marked as such and placed in the offering plate.

Requests for Donations

Children’s Sunday School
Please put in the basket in the Narthex.

  • colored pencils
  • colored tissue paper
  • colored craft sand
  • scissors
  • snack items
  • volunteers
  • prayers
  • cash donations

Quilter’s Group

  • Bed Sheets (cotton or flannel)

Food Pantry Christmas Bags
Please bring to the church and put on the table in the Narthex.

  • Canned Sweet potatoes
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Boxed Dressing
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Canned Hams
  • Gravy Mix
  • Canned Cranberries
  • Other Christmas dinner items

Food Pantry Weekly
Please bring to the church and put on the table in the Narthex.
(please, no substitutes)

  • Tuna
  • Tuna Helper
  • Dried milk in quart packages
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Meals:
    • Beef Stew
    • Chicken & dumplings
    • Spaghetti & meatballs
    • Ravioli
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Pancake mix (small packages)
  • Syrup (small bottles)
  • Crackers
  • Rice (small bags)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce


  • Used Printer Cartridges