Please bring wrapped Easter candy* and baked goods and desserts for the $Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on April 9th. The candy must be brought in by Palm Sunday (April 2nd) for egg-stuffing. The baked goods may be left in Shepherd’s Hall before Sunrise Worship.
* Pastor requests the candy all be “good stuff.”
If you are able to watch the Narthex and help late-comers during worship, please see Joel Gilchrist.
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.
Saturday, January 7, volunteers will take down the Christmas decorations. If you want to help, please arrive at 9:30 a.m.
Decorating will be Saturday, December 10, at 9 a.m.
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.
Mark next year’s calendar now for Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) Basic Chainsaw training class. Date is Saturday, January 14, 2023 at5 Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (9700 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32606) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (
You must have previously completed the LERT basic training class to participate in this class. To be authorized to use a chainsaw on LERT disaster responses as an LCMS LERT Chainsaw Operator, you must attend BOTH the morning classroom lecture and the afternoon “hands-on” session.
Click here for the training information page
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.
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.
Help make the church grounds look great for Easter Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your work gloves and your favorite lawn tools.
A huge thank you to all who helped install the new speakers in the sanctuary on Wednesday, February 16 and to all who helped set up the Hibiscus Show in Shepherd’s Hall on Friday, February 18, and early Saturday, February 19. We are grateful for your hard work.
“We’re putting the band back together…” so let Pastor know if you can sing, play an instrument, or can help in any way by returning the survey in the January 27th bulletin or by calling the office or Pastor.
Junior Confirmation class is cancelled for Saturday, January 8th. Class will resume on Saturday, January 15.
Weekly Worship with Communion will resume Sunday, January 9th at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Class will resume Sunday, January 9th after Worship (around 11 a.m. when all the bacon has been eaten.) The topic is The Papacy and the Antichrist.
We will be taking down the Sanctuary Christmas tree and decorations this Saturday. Everyone is invited to help. Come Enjoy some good fellowship and fun!