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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!

Worship on Sundays at 9 a.m. 

PastorJosh

 

The Congregation has voted to call Pastor Josh Toufar as our next pastor. We look forward to having him start later this summer. We are excited to welcome him, his wife, Kayla, and children, Olivia and Jackson, as well.

Installation will be Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. and the community is invited.

 

Door security
Please be aware that the door locks have been changed and we have a new door security system in place. During business hours (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) you will need to use the button at the West entrance to gain access into the building. Please be patient as we all learn this new system in helping keep those who are in the building safe and to keep our building secure.

Floor refinishing
The floors in the fellowship halls will be worked on the week of July 24-28. Please contact Mark Kramer if you are able to help.

Social  Concerns Committee will meet  Sunday, July 30 following worship.

Good Shepherd Endowment Fund Golf Outing
Join us at Mill Run Golf Course Sunday, July 30 beginning at 1:30 p.m. for a team putting contest (to reduce your total score). Tee-off is at 2:30. Cost is $40 per person and includes golf, a cart and the meal. Contact Marlin Mueller at 715-832-1280 with your foursome or sign-up in the Narthex on July 16 or 23.

Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Azura Memory Care City-Wide Thrift Sale at The Shed (1519 Mayer Road, Altoona) Aug. 4
Volunteers are needed Aug. 1-3 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. to set up.
They are looking for Desirable Donations – items can be dropped off Tuesday and Wednesday. Most gently used, working items will be accepted. Call 715-563-2618 to help or if you have questions.
Come shopping on Aug. 4 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. to find many goodies.

Please note Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Looking ahead
Project Backpack will be Aug. 9.
Blessing of the Backpacks will be Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. and Sept. 13 at 6 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, August 3. 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.

Give online at any time, any where!

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