Category Archives: News

Calling for Altar Guild Members

Good Shepherd Lutheran has only eight Altar Guild members, which is not sufficient to fulfill the duties of the Altar Guild. Please pray and see if you are being called to prepare the altar and sacraments for Sunday Worship Service and other special services throughout the year.

Christ’s Spirit fills us with songs of thanksgiving for all that God has done for us. In response to all of this, we are called to offer ourselves in service to Christ. Schedules are flexible and easily adapted to change as may be-come necessary.

Is Christ calling you to offer your time and talents in Service to Him, the church (His body)?

Altar Guild training will be held in a few weeks (date to be announced.)

Contacts for Altar Guild: Barbara Gullikson and Barbara Corey

Money Counters Needed

We are in need of two volunteers to count money after worship service once a month. Counting takes around one hour. Please contact Susan Ritchie, Financial Secretary, if you are available to help.

Pew Bibles Missing

We are missing pew Bibles. If you have borrowed a pew Bible, please return that copy to the sanctuary. For those who would like to pur-chase a new ESV pew Bible, they are for sale for $15. The fifteen dollar price is subject to change as the price of paper continues to rise.

Voters’ Meeting June 2 after worship

2024-2025 Proposed Budget will be discussed at the Voters’ Meeting on June 02, 2024, right after the worship service. Remember, to be able to participate in the voters’ meeting, you need to be a current member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

A copy of the proposed budget is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex (next to church office). There are also printed copies on the table near the office. This same proposed budget has already been emailed to all eligible voting members. If you are a current member and did not receive an email, please email or call the office to be sure that your correct email is on file.

Volunteer Schedules

Debbie Hall is in charge of making monthly schedules. If you are unable to serve during the time listed on the monthly sched-ule or in the upcoming month, please let Debbie or Christine (in the office) know this fact.

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.