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Hibiscus Show May 18

The American Hibiscus Society’s Central Florida Chapter will be having its last show and sale of the year at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. There will be beautiful blooms to show off. There will be plants, fertilizer, and handbooks for sale. We will have the plant sale ready around 8am. To get a good variety of the plants for sale, you should arrive as early as possible. The head table for the show should be set by 12:00pm, but no later than 1pm.

Food Pantry News

First, please–no more plastic bags. The Pantry has enough for now.

Second, the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 11. Paul Minor is seeking some able-bodied people to help get the food from the Post Office. he has pickup trucks and need people to load and unload. He also needs people on Monday, May 13 to sort and store the donations. If you can help, please email to call Paul.

Dinner and a Movie a Great Success

Shepherd’s Daughters, the GSLC branch of the LWML, raised $462.41 from its inaugural fund-raiser of a Lasagna dinner with the movie The Quiet Man. Sixty-62 tickets with sold (with some donations) and fifty-six people enjoyed plenty of food and dessert, popcorn, and a great Irish movie.

Shepherd’s Daughters plan to use the money raised for service projects.

Basket Raffle Fundraiser

The Chili Cookoff Basket Raffle has become the Sunday Basket Raffle! All baskets will be on display in the narthex Sunday, March 10 & 17. Bid high and bid fast to raise money for the church general fund and to win the basket of items you want.

ELC Grandparent Program Resuming

Are you a Grandparent? Do you have Grandchildren close by? Some of the children at the ELC have that, and some don’t. Good Shepherd has had an “Adopted Grandparent/Grandchild” program for many years, but it was interrupted in 2020 when Covid made its appearance. Now it’s time to start again.

What is an Adopted Grandparent?

  • Someone who shares the love of Jesus with a young child?
  • Someone who stands in the gap for a child who needs more adults in his or her life?
  • Someone who visits the ELC during special events and remembers the little one’s birthday with a card and/or small gift?
  • Someone who calls and prays for a specific family on a regular basis?
  • Someone who invites the child and family to worship and/or special activities at the church?
  • Someone who helps a family make a connection between the ELC and the church?
  • Someone who would like to be blessed by having a young child run to you yelling, “Grandma, Grandpa” when you visit?

We invite you to pray about joining the Adopted Grandparent Program and enjoy the blessings of having a sweet young child be a part of your life.

Stay tuned for more information about how to become a part of this outreach ministry.

Dinner and Movie Fundraiser for LWML

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Help Shepherd’s Daughters raise money for future LWML projects by buying a ticket to their Dinner and A Movie on March 16. $8 for a lasagna plate dinner with tossed salad, Italian bread, and dump cake plus popcorn and a showing of The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Sullivan. Lemonade and water offered for drinks. Not a bad price for dinner, fellowship, and a great Irish movie.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with the movie at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available after worship on Sundays and Wednesday from February 18 to March 6. Talk to Linda Baker for more information.

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday is February 14. Worship followed by a soup lunch is at 11 a.m. (meal in Shepherd’s Hall). Evening service is at 6:30 p.m. Both will have Imposition of Ashes.

Lenten worship will be on Wednesdays, Feb 21 through March 20, at 11 a.m. (with soup) and 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday is March 28. Good Friday is March 29. Easter is March 31. Worship times will be announced.,

POSTPONED: Chili Cook-off

New Date to be announced

Gift Baskets for Chili Cook Off Raffle:
Please bring in items to put in the gift baskets. There is a box in the Narthex for donated food or gift items for the baskets. We need enough for three baskets. This is a church effort to raise funds. Please be generous with the basket items so that we may raffle off some lovely baskets with many items in them. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for the Chili Cook Off:
Gift basket assembly; food preparation the day of the cook off – chopped onions & shredded cheese; and money exchangers. Please let Rickey Hall know if you can help with any of these needs.

Cookoff Participants: Please sign the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

For questions contact the church office, 321-267-4323 or Rickey Hall

Shepherd’s Daughters News (LWML)

Important: February’s meeting changed to Saturday, Feb. 10 to avoid Strategic Planning Retreat. Same time, same location.

The Mite contribution from 01/28/24 was $156.17. Mite collections will be the last Sunday of the month, after the regular offering. Thank you for supporting this ministry!

Congregational Strategic Planning Retreat – 02/17/2017

The Strategic Planning Committee has established Saturday, February 17th, for our Congregational Retreat. We will start at 10:00 am and target to be finished by 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. It will be held in Shepherd’s Hall and we urge everyone to join us for this extremely important workshop. We promise you an informative presentation and an opportunity to explore the path for which the Lord has planned for us at Good Shepherd. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Early Learning Center Drop-in Information

    • Call the ELC at 321-264-1069 for a registration packet
    • $50 Drop-in Registration Fee
      • Present proof of vaccination and a doctor’s physical

    Costs: $30 half-day (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
    $75 full-day (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

    Please schedule drop-in days in advance

    Interested in a Crafter’s Group at GSLC?

    Are you a knitter, crocheter, needleworker? Do you do quilling or origami, or make chain mail? Do you want to join fellow crafters for devotions, Bible study, and conversation? The idea is to work on your craft as you listen/participate in the class. If interested, please let Stewardship Chairman Wendy Green know what days and times work for you. If there are enough people interested, an organizational get-together will be scheduled.

    Lutheran Schools Week at Our Early Learning Center

    Second to the Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church has many more pre-schools, elementary and high schools, and colleges than any other denomination. This next week is set aside to celebrate all of those wonderful places of learning, not only about reading, writing, and arithmetic, but about the love of God and all of the Blessings He bestows on us.

    The munchkins at the ELC are celebrating Lutheran Schools Week with a Spirit Week of their own. So if you see any of them dressed crazily, or munching on pizza, you’ll know why! While they are wearing crazy outfits and learning more about the Beatitudes (Have a BEE-ATTITUDE, not a ME-ATTITUDE), they will also be preparing to bless you with song next Sunday during Worship. Be sure and welcome the ELC families as they join us next Sunday. Prepare to be Blessed!

    Voters Meeting January 28 after Worship

    This is the rescheduled November 2023 meeting.

    On the agenda is the election of officers and board members. The current Proposed Roster of Candidates is below.

    Nominations are still open. Contact a member of the Nominating Committee (Rickey Hall, Brett Stone, Pastor Bruce, Barbara Gullikson, Paul Maurer, and Joe LaBerge) or drop your nomination in writing at the church office. Candidates should be members of Good Shepherd for at least one year to be eligible to serve.

    Nominating Committee Meeting January 4

    The Nominating Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, to discuss candidates for Good Shepherd’s church leadership and boards. Candidates will be on the ballot at the upcoming Voter’s Meeting. This meeting will be in the Sanctuary.

    Committee members are Pastor Bruce, Richey Hall, Brett Stone, Barbara Gullikson, Joe Laberge, and Paul Maurer.

    To nominate a member as a candidate for office or board, please submit that person’s name in writing to one of the committee members.

    Monthly LWML Mites Collection Begins 12/31/2023

    Mites will be collected on Sunday, 12/31/2023 during the offering. Anyone (women, men, children) may contribute even if you don’t have a Mite Box. No loose change? Don’t worry! We also accept paper currency.

    Mites Explanation and History (links to

    From that site: Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1–4), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to congregations and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.

    Holiday Schedule at Good Shepherd

    Wednesday, December 20

    • Men’s Morning Prayer Group: 6 a.m.
    • Advent Service with soup lunch: 11 a.m.
    • Early Learning Center Christmas Program with cake: 6:30 a.m. in Shepherd’s Hall

    Thursday, December 21 and December 28

    • No Men’s or Women’s Bible studies

    Sunday, December 24

    • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4 p.m.
    • No morning worship this Sunday

    Monday December 25

    • No services today

    Sunday, December 31

    • Communion Service at 9:30 a.m.
    • No New Year’s Eve worship

    Monday, January 1

    • No services today

    Thursday, January 4

    • Men’s and Women’s Bible studies at 6:00 p.m.
    • Men’s in Sanctuary Meeting Room
    • Women’s in Shepherd’s Hall Meeting Room

    Nominating Committee Calling for Nominees for Officers and Board Members

    Communicant members with at least one year of membership may serve as officers or board members. Please advise the Nominating Committee of your interest in serving as a officers or board member by submitting a brief letter stating your desire to be considered for nomination to the Board. Please place in donation tray or bring to the church office.

    Additionally, person who have been communicant members for one year or more may submit, in writing, nominees to the nominating committee.

    A copy of the constitution, which has the by-laws, are available in he Narthex. A description of the officers and board members can be found in the constitution. (sic)

    Poinsettias for Christmas

    Please submit the poinsettia order request by December 16 by putting in the offering tray or in the church office. Cost this year is $15 per plant. Memorials will be in the Sunday, December 24th bulletin.

    Titusville Christmas Parade: volunteers & candy needed

    Help and candy are needed for the Titusville Christmas Parade on December 9th. The candy ran out halfway along the route last year. Volunteers are needed to decorate the float as well as to ride on the gloat or walk beside it to hand out candy. PLease contact Rickey Hall or the church office to volunteer or for more information.

    The Parade begins at 6 p.m. at Titusville High School. Volunteers should arrive by 5 p.m. at the school. There is no car parking on school grounds; volunteer parking is off campus. See also (URL in bulletin is incorrect.)