Welcome to Good Shepherd! We have so much going on and hope you will join us for all of these great opportunities!
Join community members at First Congregational UCC on Wednesday,
May 25, 6:30 p.m. for Prayers for Peace
Beginning May 29 we will go to one worship service at 9 a.m. with coffee and fellowship to follow at 10.
“The Summer of Revelation” will begin Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m., or Sunday, June 5, at 9 a.m.! You will more information here.
Join us at the church on Thursday, June 2, when the semi arrives at 1:30 p.m. with all the food from Ruby’s Pantry. We unload, set-up, register, distribute food, and clean-up all in one afternoon. Volunteers are welcome. Spread the word that anyone can purchase a share of food for $20. If you don’t want it for yourself, maybe you know someone who could use it.
WISDOM – Linking communities across Wisconsin to work for Justice
Over the last 18 months WISDOM, the Wisconsin Council of Churches, Citizen Action, and the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families have hosted 18 regional forums on poverty throughout the state. At those events, we received lots of input from forum participants on both the substance and the message of a potential major campaign led by the faith community to reduce poverty in our state over the next decade.
We’re now inviting you to move from talk to action! All of those who participated in the forums — along with other interested people in the faith community — will soon gather to take the next step. At this next round of forums, we will finalize a theological statement we can use in our ministries, and we hope we can arrive at a consensus about moving toward a concrete goal, and a plan to demand a reduction in child poverty in Wisconsin which will also reduce our racial
disparities. Please join us! The “Faithful Citizenship Spring Forums” will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and free of charge. Join us Monday,
June 6, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd ~ 1120 Cedar St.
Purchase your tickets in the narthex for the June 15 Chicken Dinner! Tickets are $10. Reservations are appreciated. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4-6:30 p.m.
Coming up in May, we have opportunities for people to volunteer. Here are a few:
Vacation Bible School
We are in need of many volunteers for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 20-24. Contact Jeremy Hatleli if you would like to be a part of these conversations and work times. Guides and helpers can sign up with Jenny, or check out the website – just let her know you are willing to help. You can also find a registration form here for the kids.
We are a ministry that provides meals for those in need. We help when people are ill, in transition like a new baby or housing changes. Our drop-off and work day is Thursday, May 26 from 3-7 p.m. . You can drop off a meal or come to church and cook one any time between 3-7 p.m. We will have storage containers for you to put your food in. We are looking for volunteers to: help make meals, drive meals to homes as needed, make food or monetary donations to the ministry, help work on our drop-off and work day. If you have any questions about this new ministry or want to get involved, please contact Jenny at the church office at 834-2959.
Good Shepherd will be in the Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30, and we would love to have your help! We are looking for individuals to walk with us and help pass out water bottles as well as donations of water bottles. Shepherd’s Light will be playing on a flat bed and we hope to give a good presence of Good Shepherd. We will meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. Come in your Good Shepherd t-shirt. If you don’t have one, contact the church office for info on how to get one (sizes and quantity are limited). We can’t wait to celebrate those who sacrificed so much for our freedom to worship God.
Check out our 60th Anniversary “Living History” booklet.
Coming up on Wednesday, June 8 … 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.