Due to Pastor Bruce being out of town, there will be no Service of Prayer and Healing this Saturday.
Elder Tom Lau will lead our worship on Sunday, July 3 while Pastor is away. Leo Schenone and Danny will lead the Adult Bible Study.
Beginning June 26, Pastor will be using the book Awake & Alive to Truth: Finding Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic World by John. L. Cooper for his Sunday Bible Study.
From Amazon.com: “John L. Cooper is the lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter/producer for Skillet, one of the best-selling rock bands of at the 21st century…. John and his wife Korey have been touring together for the entirety of their 23 years of marriage and live in Kenosha, WI with their two children. John and Korey are passionate about sharing the truth of Christ to the world through music, the Cooper Stuff Podcast, two Skillet graphic novels entitled Eden and Eden: The Aftermath, and now through his debut book, Awake & Alive to Truth.”
Dun to a case of covid, there will be no Food Pantry this week.
Good Shepherd’s outreach effort Kingdom Seeds will meet in the sanctuary meeting room on Thursday, June 30. at 6 p.m. On the agenda is discussion of the concert on June 24 and finding people to support our future concerts and events. If you are interested in this outreach, want to help with the concerts, or just want to help plan, please join this meeting.
Next Sunday, July 3 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, small packages of pancake mix, syrup-small bottles, crackers, small bags of rice, pasta/pasta sauce. Please no substitutes, Thanks.
Thank you to all who have made donations to this ongoing ministry.
There’s been discussion about starting a community garden at Good Shepherd, possibly as an Early Learning Center project with space for church members or as a full community effort with our neighbors. If you have experience with community gardens or gardening in general and are interested in managing or helping, please let Pastor Bruce know.
Wednesday, June 22, we will have a quick prayer meeting, with breakfast, at 6:00 a.m. Please come to the sanctuary at that time if you wish to participate. This will be very brief and you can be off to your tasks.
The next Kingdom Seeds meeting will be Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in helping reach out to those around us using the strengths and resources of Good Shepherd is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, June 15th, we will have a quick prayer meeting, with breakfast, at 6:00 a.m. Please come to the sanctuary at that time if you wish to participate. This will be very brief and you can be off to your tasks.
Pastor Bruce and Tom Lau will be at the Florida – Georgia District Convention this week, June 16-18. The convention is in St. Augustine. Please call the office and leave a message if you need pastoral information/help.
Food Pantry statistics for April, 2022
- Bags given: 76
- People served: 211
- Prayers requested: 66
Food Pantry statistics for May, 2022
- Bags given: 63
- People served: 153
- Prayers requested: 43
We are still giving out fresh bread thanks to Leo.
The Lunch Bunch will meet at Victorio’s Oyster Bar & Grill, 1701 N. US Hwy 1
Titusville, at 11:30 a.m. Please sign up if you plan to come. Signup sheet will be on the bulletin board in the narthex. Come join in the good fellowship… good food… good fun. Everyone is welcome! Any questions? Call Gary or Barbara Gullikson.
Find out what the early Christian fathers considered heretical teachings, and why these teachings are wrong by joining Pastor’s Wednesday Zoom Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. On-line login and phone call-in info available from the church office
Anyone who has LWML Mite Boxes, please turn them in by June 30. These are very important funds to help local and Synod ministries. See Betty Kogok if you have any questions. Thank You!
We now have $13,135.00 toward the goal of $22,000 to replace one of the two AC units for Shepherd’s Hall. Only $8,865 and we will have cold air everywhere in the building!
An order sheet for Good Shepherd polo shirts is in the Narthex on the Welcome table or you can talk to Irene Stuehrenberg. Shirts are available in red, light blue, and navy with the GSLC logo embroidered on the left of the placket. Sizes run from Small to 3X. Cost depends on the number ordered. See Irene for more information.
Pentecost will see the confirmation of two of Good Shepherd’s youth. Please join us for worship and this rite then celebrate in Shepherd’s Hall afterward to enjoy sheet cake and our confirmands.
Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of Missions and Outreach for the Florida-Georgia District, will be at Good Shepherd on Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss ways Good Shepherd can reach out to our community and others. The congregation is invited to join the discussion. Location to be announced.
We now have $13,020.00 toward the goal of $22,000 to replace one of the two AC units for Shepherd’s Hall. Only $8,980 and we will have cold air everywhere in the building!
We are hiring for temporary part-time positions this summer. Must be over 21, have experience with kids, and pass a drug test (including THC and cannabinoids) and background screening. Pass the word to anyone you know who is looking for summer employment. Call Anne or Irene at the Early Learning Center (321.264.1069) to schedule an interview.
Join us for Bible study via Zoom on a special day–Tuesday May 24th at 6:30. We will resume on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 next week. Call or email the church office if you need the invite information.
There will be activities for children whose parents are attending the Voters’ Meeting after worship.
The videos of the 2022 Spring Community Picnic are on our Shepherd 7 Youtbe page. Click here to view them.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
The 1st Annual Spring Community Picnic was a success with all
the first responders showing up. Titusville police,
Fire department, Brevard Sheriff’s Department, the
Bomb squad, Sheriff Wayne lvey and his dog
Junny, and of course the Titusville Mayor Dan
Diesel. Also a special thank you to Pastor Bruce for
the blessings and prayers offered up.
But it would not have been a success without
members of our wonderful congregation! Great Big
Thank You’s go out to so many people.
Gail, Randy and Joel Gilchrist and Aunt Mary for
donating and making all that delicious food, serving
and cleaning everything up better than it was.
Amber and Stu Womack for all their organizational
skills, ideas, set up and clean up. Ron and Jeanne
Forte for inviting their car club and bring all those
beautiful cars. Leo for donating all the hamburger
and hot dog buns and desserts. Andrea and Hallie
for face painting. Kimmie for working the rock
painting station. Judy for working the Sunday school
table. Mikey for running the snow cone machine.
Ralph for securing the pond area. Lyle and Merrilu
for watching the bounce house and keeping the kids
safe. The quilters: Betty, Sandy, Mary and Margo.
Anne for opening the preschool. Troy for keeping
the trash picked up, set up and clean up.
All the people involved with set up, clean up,
donations, time and talent to make this a success:
Mike Corey, Bob Minor, Bill Makey, Chris Rich, Paul
Maurer, Glen Farnum, Rick Green, Joe & Helen,
Carl & lrene, Jerome, Jackie, Gary & Barbara, Brett
Stone, and of course Rickey Hall for working so
hard to keep this all on track by searching out and
inviting all the first responders and guests. All the
hard work behind the scene leading up to the picnic
day, setting up the P.A. system and hand-picking all
the music played during the picnic, and leading the
children’s choir singing at the picnic.
l’m sure I missed some people and I apologize, but
know we really appreciate you.
Thank You for Being Awesome!
If you are interested, please talk to Irene Stuehrenberg. She needs orders for at least ten shirts before placing the order.
On May 25 at 6:30 p.m., the VPK students will graduate from the Early Learning Center. All are welcome to come and celebrate their achievements and to enjoy the Center’s End of Year Program
We’re now at $12,900–over halfway to our goal of $22,000 to replace one of the two AC units in Shepherd’s Hall. With summer almost here (and high temperatures already here, replacing this unit before we overwhelm the working unit is a must.
Please prayerfully consider donating to this necessary expenditure.
A big Thank You! to those who participated in the USPS Food Drive Saturday. The food received is greatly needed and appreciated.
Pastor Bruce is leading a study on 1 John for the Adult Bible Study. Please join us after worship and breakfast (approx. 11:15 a.m.) for a great discussion and lesson.
We’ve passed the halfway point on this fundraiser. We have $12,840 of the $22,000 needed to replace one of the two A/C units in the building.
Please prayerfully consider giving to this effort. One A/C unit cannot keep the Hall cool in our hot summer weather and, with prices on everything rising, the sooner we can replace the bad unit, the better stewards we will be.
Get special announcements, updates on different ministries (Food Pantry, Zoom Bible study, quilters, and updates on special projects such as the Memorial Garden expansion, A/C fund-raising, etc.) Scan the QR code below with your smartphone or click on it to sign up for this email list.
Also, let us know what information you would like to receive. We are open for suggestions. Leave a message with the office or see Rick Green or Rickey Hall.
The next Lunch Bunch luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 11:30am at Sonny’s BBQ. Please sign up if you plan to come. Signup sheet will be on the bulletin board in the narthex. Come join in the good fellowship… good food…good fun. Everyone is welcome! Any questions call Gary or Barbara Gullikson.
After our worship service at 9:30am on Sunday May 22nd, we will hold our Semi-Annual Voters Meeting in the Sanctuary. No live-stream is available for this meeting. The budget will be discussed. Please make a note on your calendars and plan on attending this meeting.
We will have a special collection after the service to give a thank-you basket to Don and Maryann Kalwat. They both do so much for our church when they are here during the winter months. We need to make sure they know how much they are appreciated!
From last August through this March, the Food Pantry provided 417 bags of groceries and fed 1,116 people. Prayers were requested by 333 persons.
The volunteers gave out special bags for Thanksgiving and gift certificates for Christmas.
Leo has provided loaves from bread to hand out during March. We expect more bread for April.
We did add a little more funds in our effort to raise enough money to replace the A/C unit in Shepherd’s Hall, So far we have raised $11,945.00 to replace one of the A/C units in Shepherd’s Hall. We are just past the half point to our goal. With your help, we can do this!
We would like another meeting on Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm for anyone who couldn’t come to Friday March 4 meeting. It will be in the meeting room in the Sanctuary for all the ladies in the congregation who would like to get a “Women’s group” together. We will talk about things that we can do at church. It will be about an hour long. Please come and help us organize some activities. Contact Shirley Kaiser or the church office for more information. If you have a suggestion for a more convenient day and/or time, please let us know.
May Newsletter Articles are due no later than Tuesday, April 19. Please email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a hard copy on the desk in the front office. Thank you!
April’s lunch bunch will be meeting at The Village Inn, Thursday, April 28th at 11:30. Please sign up if you plan to come. Look for the signup sheet on the board in the Narthex.
A delicious Easter Breakfast in Shepherd’s Hall will follow the Easter Sunrise Service. This will be a full breakfast with sausage, eggs, desserts, and more. This will be a wonderful time of food and fellowship. We are looking for people to bring desserts. If you can help with this, please see the signup sheet in the Narthex. If you would like to help volunteer to do set up/clean up, and create table centerpieces or help in the kitchen, please talk to Don or Mary Ann Kalwat ,or Joe or Helen Laberge or contact the church office
April 10: Palm Sunday Procession, Worship with Communion, and reading of the Passion of Our Lord at 9:30 a.m.
April 14: Maundy Thursday worship with Communion at 6:30 p.m.
April 15: Good Friday Tenebrae worship at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
April 17: Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. behind Shepherd’s Hall
Easter Breakfast following worship
Easter Egg Hunt for children following the breakfast
Traditional Easter Service at 11:30 a.m. in Sanctuary
Please make plans to join us and please–invite your neighbors, friends, and family.
Help make the church grounds look great for Easter Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your work gloves and your favorite lawn tools.
Easter Lily order forms are now available. Please use the insert in the bulletin and
make sure to order a Lily or two to help beautify our Easter Sunday services. Lilies are $7.00 each and order forms are due no later than Sunday April 10.
Ladies: We would like another meeting on Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm for anyone who couldn’t come to Friday March 4 meeting. It will be in the meeting room in the Sanctuary for all the ladies in the congregation who would like to get a “Women’s group” together. We will talk about things that we can do at church. It will be about an hour long. Please come and help us organize some activities. Contact Shirley Kaiser or the church office for more information.
If you have a suggestion for a more convenient day and/or time please let us know.