Category Archives: Outreach

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.

Thanksgiving Meal Donations for Food Pantry

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)
Dressing Mix
Dried/Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Canned Gravy or Dry Gravy Mix
Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams

Dr. Marshall’s Mission trip to Colombia

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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Food Pantry date changes and clarification

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.

Trunk or Treats at Good Shepherd

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.

Much Candy Needed for Trunk or Treat on 10/19 & 10/21

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.

Pocket Cross Ministry

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.

Food Pantry Low on Food

Stained glass depicting Jesus Christ at Martini Lutheran Church in Baltimore on Thursday, March 27, 2014. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

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
  • jelly
  • boxed cereal
  • pancake mix in small packages
  • pancake syrup in small bottles
  • crackers
  • small bags of rice
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
    Please, no substitutions

A Big Thank You!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Spring Picnic 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!