A big Thank You to all who donated food for Good Shepherd’s Thanksgiving Food Bags. The people of the Food Pantry filled 47 bags with food for Thanksgiving; these will be distributed on Tuesday, November 21st.
Please bring candy for the Christmas parade, which will be on December 9th. Candy may be left in the narthex and the due date is December 3rd.
Please have all donations in by Sunday, Nov. 18 for the Holiday Bags, which will be handed out on Tuesday, Nov. 21st. Needed food items are listed below; please put them in the basket in the Narthex.
1-2 pound canned hams (Aldi’s has them)
Dried/Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Canned Gravy or Dry Gravy Mix
Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams
Dr. Marshall, a member of Park Avenue Church, is planning a medical mission trip to Colombia next March. Park Avenue Church is a major supporter of Good Shepherd’s Food Pantry so Bob Minor is asking us to repay their generosity by donating supplies needed for this trip.
Gloves: sizes medium and large
Bandaging: gauze, paper tape, Coban, nonstick dressings, bandages
Neosporin and Bacitracin
Benadryl, Votaren, hydrocortisone
Clotrimazole or other antifungal cream
Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, Benadryl
Pepcid, Prilosec, Tums
Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Tylenol, aspirin
Multivitamins for children and adults
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Any unopened antibiotics
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The Food Pantry days will change in November and December due to holiday conflicts. The new dates are:
Tuesday, November 5 & 21 and Tuesday, December 5 & 19
Although Bob and Paula Minor are stepping down as leaders of the Food Pantry, they are not leaving the pantry. if anyone wants to serve the community by taking their place, let them or a Food Pantry member know.
Good Shepherd’s Food Pantry gave 549 bags of food to feed 1240 people last quarter. Prayers were said for 341 people.
We are grateful for all the people who made donations of food or money to our Food Pantry.
We’re joining the Titusville Community Trunk or Treat at Lowe’s (t (4660 South Street) on October 19 from 5-7 p.m. and hosting our own event with a Harvest Hayride on October 21. Times for our event are 4:30 p.m. for the hayride and 6 p.m. for the trunk and treat.
Decorate your car’s trunk and join us at Good Shepherd on the 21th and help us make Hallowe’en a safe and fun celebration for our local kids.
If you have candy to donate, we still need lots of it. Please leave it in the basket in the narthex.
The Early Learning Center needs volunteers for homework help, story time, and to teach weekly classes in arts & crafts, painting, or music. A background check is required for all volunteers. Call the Preschool for more information or to volunteer.
Good Shepherd is participating in not one, but two Trunk or Treat activities this year. *
WE NEED CANDY!. There is a box (probably not big enough) in the narthex for your donations of bags and bags of candy. Please be generous and bring lots of candy. **
* Oct. 19 at Lowe’s on South Street from 5-7 p.m. and Oct. 21 at Good Shepherd with our famous Haunted Hayride.
** I’m not exaggerating–we need a tremendous amount of candy.
Bob Minor has ordered 500 pocket crosses for people to hand out to those who need encouragement or prayer. He is looking for people to participate in this ministry. Talk to Bob for more information.
Good Shepherd’s Food Pantry served 184 people last Tuesday and the shelves need replenishing before the next Pantry Day on August 11th. Please consider a donation of money or food items from the list below.
- canned meals of beef stew, chicken & dumplings, spaghetti & meatballs, or ravioli
- Tuna Helper
- canned tuna
- dried milk in quart packages
- canned fruit
- peanut butter
- boxed cereal
- pancake mix in small packages
- pancake syrup in small bottles
- small bags of rice
- pasta sauce
Please, no substitutions
Thank you to all who helped with the Good Shepherd Community Unity Picnic on June 10. It was a lot of hard work, but the picnic was a great success.
Also, thanks to Pepsi for donating all the canned drinks.
We are blessed by everyone’s work and generosity.
A big Thank You to Peggy and Lary for donating to the church a popcorn machine and all its supplies!
We still need coolers, bags of ice, and cases of water; please let Joel or Amber know if you can lend coolers or bring ice and/or water the day of the picnic.
If you have the following and can lend them for the Community Picnic on Saturday, June 10th, please let Joel Gilchrist know:
- Commercial-sized popcorn machine
- Pop-up canopies
We also need volunteers to help with booths and games, cases of bottled water, and bags of ice to cool them.
Come at 10 a.m. to help plan Good Shepherd’s outreach events for 2023. All are welcome.
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.
Volunteers accompanying the float need to be at the Titusville High School staging area by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Parking is at Sand Point Park; there is no parking at the high school. To carpool, be at the church before 4:30 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 anyone who would like to get together with others in Shepherd’s Hall during the week for a class, a workshop, a coffee club, or anything else, please call or email Shirley Kaiser (contact info in church directory or from the office.)