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. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
We are serving a meal at 5 p.m. with worship at 6 and Wednesday Learning at 6:45. All are welcome!
Christmas worship schedule
Dec. 17 – 9 a.m. – Choral program with fellowship afterwards
Dec. 20 – 6 p.m – Children’s Christmas program with meal afterwards
Dec. 24 – 4:30 and 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight worship (there will NOT be a morning worship)
Dec. 25 – 10 a.m. Christmas Day worship
Dec. 31 – 9 a.m. Worship
The church will be closed Dec. 26-29.
Thank you to everyone who came and to those who supported our Peder Eide concert. It was a fabulous night, and we thank Peder and his crew for the beautiful music they shared with us. Take a look at the coverage we received by WEAU and WQOW news. We are very excited to be able to support the Eau Claire Area School District Homeless Program.
End of the year items
Look for your giving envelopes near the stairwell/West entrance.
Return your Time and Talent forms by Dec. 17.
You can look at your giving record in Realm to see where you are at for the year. If you have questions, please give DeAnne a call in the office.
All donations must be mailed by Dec. 31 to receive credit for 2017.
Start thinking about your annual reports! Reports are due to DeAnne (electronically if possible) by Jan. 17. The Annual Meeting will be Sunday, Feb. 4 following worship.
We hope that you will take time to give a listen and ask any questions or offer any insights that you might have as Pastor Josh posts his sermon preview each week. Post your thoughts in the comments on Facebook or send an email to Pastor as we wonder aloud together how these texts fit into our lives. You can view this on Facebook or YouTube.
Faithful Disciple Award
The forms are available on the ushers table and online for you to nominate the person you feel who goes above and beyond and is a Faithful Disciple. Nominations are accepted through Dec. 31 and the Council will announce the award winner at the Annual Meeting in January.
We are now on Instagram! Check us out! goodshepherd_ec
Pastor Josh will be recording his sermons and we will be posting them online early in the week. You can find the link on our church website under the sermon tab or on our Facebook page.
Monthly Mission Focus
Fourth quarter missions – Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that focuses on people in need in our community. The ministry focuses on the homeless, people who are incarcerated and women who are being or have been trafficked or abused. he ministry subsists solely on donations, both monetary and more physical donations such as clothing, shoes, jackets, etc. See the back page for their current needs.
Please note Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ruby’s Pantry volunteer and guest forms will need to be filled out each year. We have Ruby’s Pantry coming on Thursday, Dec. 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.
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
The Street Ministry has updated their need list at this time to include: Monetary donations for everyday operations, such as gas for the vans, purchase of food from Feed My People and purchase of items that have not been donated. Hoodies, especially sizes 2 XL, men’s and women’s underwear-preferably new-all sizes, bus passes or bus tokens, gas cards, food cards, monetary donations. Check out the website for more information. 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.
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.