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New topic for Pastor Bruce’s Sunday 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.”

Kingdon Seeds Meeting June 30 at 6 p.m.

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.

Food Pantry Sunday July 3

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.

Interested in a Community Garden?

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.

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.

Confirmation Sunday June 5th

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.

Church Planting discussion with Dr. Peter Meier

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.

Early Learning Center Staff Openings for Summer Camp

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.

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!

Update on the Shepherd’s Hall HVAC Fundraiser

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.

Shepherd’s Hall A/C news

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.

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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.

Semi-annual Voters Meeting on Sunday, May 22

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.

Food Pantry News

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.

Fund-raising for Shepherd’s Hall A/C Update

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!

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.

May Newsletter Articles Due

May Newsletter Articles are due no later than Tuesday, April 19. Please email your article to office@titusvillelutherans.org or leave a hard copy on the desk in the front office. Thank you!

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.


Easter Lily Ordering Time

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.

Women’s Group/LWML Organizational Meeting

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.