Welcome to Good Shepherd! We have so much going on and hope you will join us for all of these great opportunities!
Worship on Sundays at 9 a.m.
We are excited to welcome Pastor Josh Toufar, his wife, Kayla, and children, Olivia and Jackson, to our congregation.
Installation will be Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. with pie and ice cream to follow in the lower fellowship hall. The community is invited.
Extra Heavenly Bell and Choir rehearsals
In preparation for the Installation Service, the Bells will be practicing Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7:30. The Choir will be practicing Sundays, Aug. 20 and 27 at 8 a.m. before the service. Everyone who is interested is invited to sing with the choir on Installation day. Just come to the rehearsals!
Blessing of the Backpacks will be Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. and Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.
It was a a great evening last Wednesday as we served 240 meals, handed out 180 backpacks, over 30 haircuts, used all of the carnival prizes and gave out 43 rewards for those re-using backpacks from the year before. Thank you to all who donated money, supplies and/or your time.
Monthly Mission Focus
Third quarter missions – Project Backpack
The Good Shepherd Outreach Group hosted Roosevelt Elementary students to a fun evening on Aug. 9. The students were able to pick out a backpack, receive school supplies, have a meal, get a haircut, have their photo taken, pick out some clothes and shoes and enjoy a fun carnival. Donations will go towards this annual event.
“Stand in the Light” Choir
People in the early to mid-stages of memory loss and their care partners are invited to sing, enjoy music, and socialize with others living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. No musical experience is necessary to participate, just come and enjoy! Weekly rehearsals begin Aug. 31 at 9:30-11 a.m. here, with a concert Nov. 16. New this year – Singing care partners are needed! Some choir members may not have a care partner and could use a little help. A singing care partner is paired with a person living with memory loss and assists if needed. Training is provided.
Alzheimer’s Walk is coming up!
Don’t forget we have a team from Good Shepherd walking in the Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk Sept. 23. We welcome anyone to walk with us or to donate to our group. See DeAnne in the office or Heather Garber or go to the Alzheimer’s website to sign up or donate.
Please note Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
The Street Ministry has updated their list at this time to include: men’s underwear (boxes preferred)-all sizes, women’s underwear-all sizes; women’s T-shirts, umbrellas, rain gear, shorts-both men and women-athletic style, sunscreen-smaller containers, bottled water, gas cards, food cards, monetary donations. Check out their new website – http://www.chippewavalleystreetministry.org/! You can also donate right on the website. Or if you are giving a check, please write checks out to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry and mail it or drop it off at the church.
Ruby’s Pantry volunteer and guest forms will need to be filled out each year. Don’t forget we have Ruby’s Pantry coming on Thursday, Sept. 7. We couldn’t do this without all of wonderful volunteers! Come anytime between 1:30-7 p.m. and lend a hand. If you’ve never been here, come and see what it is all about. OR, come and purchase a share for you (or someone you know) for $20.
You can text a gift to us! Text MYGSGIFT to 73256 to give to a specific fund using your text messaging. Standard text message rates do apply.
Check out our 60th Anniversary “Living History” booklet.