elcome 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.
Please note we will not be having anything here this Wednesday, Nov. 22, but will be back on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The church will be closed Nov. 23 and 24.
We are serving a meal at 5 p.m. with worship at 6 and Wednesday Learning at 6:45. All are welcome!
Our Joint Thanksgiving service with St. James the Greater Catholic Church will be Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
Peder Eide concert Dec. 10
Meal at 5 p.m., Concert at 6 p.m.
It’s never too early to make sure you’ve got YOUR tickets for this awesome concert! Contact DeAnne or Pastor Josh TODAY! AND, if you’d like to be a sponsor for the concert we’ll be happy to talk. All proceeds from the evening will go the ECASD Homeless Youth Program. Make your gift today! Tickets are $10 or $25 for a family of 3 or more.
Bring hats, mitten and scarves and decorate the tree in the Narthex. The warm items will be donated to the local elementary schools and shelters for those in need.
We have also been asked by Roosevelt Elementary if we could help supply clothing for children who may be in need of a change of clothing while they are at school. Watch for the paper ornaments on the mitten tree with suggested items and sizes. Please bring these items to church during this holiday season and place them in the box marked for Roosevelt. Thank you for your continued support of the Shepherd’s Closet ministry.
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
As we start to gear up for our Wednesday evening programming – starting Wednesday, September 13 at 5 pm – we want to offer a preview for the Gospel text for the week and an opportunity for you to hear it for the first time. We hope that you will take this opportunity to give it a listen and ask any questions or offer any insights that you might have. 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. Don’t forget 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. Backpacks-larger sized, 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.