The newly-formed Men’s Group will be meeting Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Library. The first meeting will be April 13th. Danny Wyatt is the grtoup facilitator; call him for more information.
Category Archives: Fellowship
Taco Dinner Fund-raiser Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
To raise money for new computers for the office and the worship tech, there will be a taco dinner in Shepherd’s Hall on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Breakfast by the Sea Sunday, April 16
Details coming: but keep your schedule open for a breakfast by the Good Shepherd pond to commemorate Jesus’ feeding of his apostles after His Resurrection.
First Responders’ Luncheon Saturday, March 4
You are invited to attend the First Responders’ Luncheon on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 3 p.m. in Shepherd’s Hall. Some local dignitaries will attend as well as Police, Fire, and EMT workers.
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.
Chili Cookoff Silent Auction Donations Needed
There will be a silent auction at the Chili Cookoff for goody-filled baskets. To donation money to fill these baskets, please mark your check “Silent Auction Baskets” and place in the collection plate.
Lunch Bunch at Sonny’s BBQ on February 23
Meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sonny’s BBQ, 2900 Cheney Hwy, Titusville, FL 32780 for the Lunch Bunch. Call the Gulliksons for information and sign up on the sheet in the Narthex,
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.
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.
Lunch Bunch at the Blue Heron on January 26
January’s Lunch Bunch will meet at the Blue Heron Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Come enjoy good fellowship and good food. Call the Gulliksons if you have questions.
Help take down the Sanctuary Christmas decorations
Saturday, January 7, volunteers will take down the Christmas decorations. If you want to help, please arrive at 9:30 a.m.
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.
Early Learning Center Advent Program
The Early Learning Center’s Children’s Program will be during the morning Advent Worship on Wednesday, December 14 at 11 a.m. Please join the children as they celebrate with us.
Advent Worship 2022 (updated)
Worship is Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The morning worship is followed by a soup and dessert lunch. Sign up for food for this lunch on the board in Shepherd’s Hall by the entrance.
Candy Needed for Christmas Parade Dec. 10
Good Shepherd will be in the Titusville Christmas Parade (6 p.m. on Saturday, December 10) and we need wrapper candy to hand out to the spectators. Per Pastor: “We need the good stuff!” Please bring your donated candy to the Sanctuary.
Home for the Holidays Christmas Show
Join us in Shepherd’s Hall December 3 at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy Heidi Schumacher with Jelena Alonso, Jelena Schumacher, and Julie Schumacher as they bring in the Christmas season with Christmas and holiday favorites. Concert Flyer
Harvest of Hope Thanksgiving Dinner
The Titusville Hope Center is hosting its Thanksgiving Dinner in Shepherd’s Hall on Thursday, Nov.24, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lunch Bunch for September
The Lunch Brunch will lunch at Durango Steakhouse on Thursday, September 22, at 11:30 a.m.
Durango Steakhouse Website: https://durangostitusville.com/
Address: 4825 Helen Hauser Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780
Women’s Retreat at Hope Lutheran Brevard
Link to sign up: https://signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4dacad23a4fbc25-hope (you may need to disable your ad blocker to see this page)
- 8:30am Breakfast
- 9:00am Opening Devotion
- 9:15am Session 1
- 10:15am Break
- 10:30am Painting
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Session 2
- 2:30pm Closing
Registration is $20 and attendance is limited to 50 women.
For more information: Jackie Fernandez ( email@example.com ) or Linda Miller ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
August Lunch Bunch
This month, the Lunch Bunch will meet at New York/New York restaurant at NOON on August 25th. The restaurant is at 5401 River Edge Drive in Titusville. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex and you can call Gary or Barb Gullikson for more information
Again, the time for this month’s Lunch Bunch is Noon on Thursday, August 25.
Lunch Bunch at Andrei’s Restaurant July 27, 11:30 a.m.
Feast on classic Key West fare with chef-driven flair at Andrei’s in the clubhouse at the Indian River Preserve Golf Club, 3950 Clubhouse Drive in Mims, Florida 32754
https://www.indianriverpreservegolfclub.com/andreis for menu.
“Reaching Out” Bill Kaiser’s Message on Sunday, June 2
Men’s Prayer Breakfast Wednesday, June 22
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.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast this Wednesday
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.
Koinonia Concert in Shepherd’s Hall June 24
June Lunch Bunch Thursday, June 23rd
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.
Order Your Good Shepherd Polo Shirt
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.
Spring Picnic Videos
The videos of the 2022 Spring Community Picnic are on our Shepherd 7 Youtbe page. Click here to view them.
Spring Picnic Thank you
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!
Want a Good Shepherd T-shirt?
If you are interested, please talk to Irene Stuehrenberg. She needs orders for at least ten shirts before placing the order.
Early Learning Center VPK Graduation and Program
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
May Lunch Bunch at Sonny’s BBQ
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.
Special Plate Collection for the Kalwats on May 8th
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!
Community Unity Spring Picnic
Organizational meeting for a GSLC Women’s Group
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.
Lunch Bunch meets Thursday, April 28
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.
Join Us for Easter Breakfast
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
Holy Week Worship and Events
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.
Spring Rally Saturday, April 30th
Community Unity Spring Picnic Saturday, May 7th
Spring Concert Saturday, April 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in Shepherd’s Hall
Any interest in a Women’s Group at Good Shepherd?
There will be an hour-long meeting Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary meeting room for all the ladies in the congregation who would like to form a women’s group. We will discuss what we can do at church and what activites we can organize. Call Shirley Kaiser or the church office for more information or if another day or time is more convenient.
Chili Cook-off Winners
3rd place: Roasted Peppercorn Bacon Chili — Charlie Fahey
2nd place: Mama’s Secret Chili with a Kick –Crystal Larson
1st place: Connecticut Yankee Bean Chili — Mary Ann Kalwat
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to them and all who brought their yummy chilis. (My apologies if your chili names are incorrect; I transcribed them from the announcement.)
A Thank You also to those who bought Shepherd Bucks and voted; we covered the prizes and raised $445 for the general fund.
Ash Wednesday & Midweek Lenten Services
Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, is Wednesday, March 2. Morning service starts at 11:00am in the Sanctuary. Evening services will be at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Lenen services are every Wednesday from March 13 through April 6 at the same times.
We will continue our traditional “Lenten Lunches” following the 11:00am service in Shepherd’s Hall. Homemade soups, breads, and desserts will be served. (The food sign-up sheet is in the narthex.)
Everyone is invited and we hope that you will join us for lunch and fellowship during this special time of our church year.
Power strips Needed for Chili Cook-off
We need to borrow some power strips for the chili cook-off. If you have one or more to lend, see Rickey Hall or Don Kalwat. Put your name on it and we will give it return it after the chili cook-off.
Chili Cook-off Update (please bring condiments)
The Chili Cook-off needs condiments, drinks, and side dishes for the contestants’ chilis. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex for the following:
- Chopped Onions
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
Date: Feb. 27 after worship
Location: Shepherd’s Hall
Join us in Shepherd’s Hall immediately after Sunday Services for breakfast. We always have a light breakfast, coffee, & cold drinks for all of the congregation to enjoy!
The Annual Chili Cook-Off Is Back! (updated)
Sunday, February 27 in Shepherd’s Hall after worship. A sign-up sheet for the contestants/cooks is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. LutherBucks will be sold for $1 for the voting; money will be used for prizes to the winning chili-makers and to build the church’s general fund.
See the flyer for more info or call the church office.
Lunch Bunch is Back! (updated)
The lunch bunch is back! We will meet at Hoffman’s Table (311 South Washington Avenue in Titusville) on February 24th. The sign-up sheet will be coming soon. Any questions, call Gary or Barbara Gullikson.