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Welcome to Good Shepherd! We have so much going on and hope you will join us for all of these great opportunities!

Join us for “The Summer of Revelation” Wednesdays at 6 p.m., or Sundays at 9 a.m.! You will more information here.

June is Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month
Throughout the month of June, show your commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Go Purple! Wear something purple throughout the month. Guys – do you have a purple shirt or tie? Ladies, where is your purple fingernail polish and purple hair/blouses/hats, etc. Turn your Facebook pages purple by posting your Go Purple photos with the hashtags #GoPurple #ENDALZ. Learn more about participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by forming a family team or start a neighborhood team. Go to alz.org to learn more about the Alzheimer’s and to support those affected by this disease.  And don’t forget to wear your purple!!

Vacation Bible School
Bring the kids to Bible school June 20-24 from 1-5 p.m.

If you can help clean/refinish the floors July 25-31, please sign-up on the sheet outside the office door.

Let’s shower them!
Shepherd’s Closet is in need of diapers for their ministry. They are especially looking for sizes 1, 3, and 4, and also wipes, but all sizes of diapers will be appreciated. Cash donations are welcome so that they can purchase new underwear and socks. Let’s shower them in the coming weeks!

Ruby’s Pantry will be here Thursday, July 7. The semi arrives around 1:30. Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck, set up the food, be a personal shopper, and to clean up. (We appreciate the clean-up crew if you can come in after 6.) Come and serve!

Manna Ministry
We have gathered meals and are ready to help. If you or someone you know are in need of a meal due to a transitional time such as a new baby, surgery, or death of a loved one, please contact the church office and let us know. We would love to donate meals to remind you that this congregation loves and cares for you. This is a small token to show we are thinking and praying for you. To give a name of someone, simply contact the church office at 715-834-2959 or email Jenny at jenny@goodshepherd-ec.org.

Feed My People needs your help
During the summer months at the food bank, we receive greater amounts of produce. Volunteers help us to sort through and pack the fresh produce so that it can be quickly distributed out to residents in our community. Throughout the summer, volunteers also continue to assist us in repackaging shelf stable products such as cereal, pasta and rice. Currently, on our shelves over 40,000 pounds of bulk product awaits being broken down into smaller sizes for families. Have some spare time this summer? Join us by volunteering. Any amount of time makes a difference. To schedule a time to come in and lend a helping hand contact Maggie at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or call 715-835-9415 ext. 101.

Volunteers needed at Beacon House
St. James the Greater and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd are partners in providing dinners and overnight chaperones at the Beacon House for homeless families. Our next two weeks of commitment are July 10-16, and Aug. 28-Sept. 3. We especially need couples or singles who are able to spend a night with these few families. You’ll have a private room, phone and TV and staff back-up. Contact DeAnne in the office or Lois Stolts.

Coming up on Wednesday, July 13 … Shepherd’s Closet is a ministry that provides clothing and school supplies for children from infant through elementary age children.  Families in need are invited to visit our clothing pantry free of charge, the second Wednesday each month from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., or by appointment if the need is urgent, which can be arranged by calling the church office at 715-834-2959.

Canoe trip July 15-16
The Middle School and High School youth groups are going on a canoe trip and are in need of canoes and paddles. Also female chaperones. Let Jenny know if you can help with any of these things.

Check out our 60th Anniversary “Living History” booklet.