Good Shepherd News
Attendance Last Week
Saturday 5:00 pm -134
Sunday 8:30 am – 113
9:45 am – 380
11:00 am -135
6:00 pm – 22
6:30 pm -175
Last week 959 DISCIPLES were sent out to make a difference in God’s name. We go out to do the same this week.
Cameron Michael Kinnischtzke
Condolences to Kori Erikson and family following the death of her brother, Jason
Congratulations to April Kroll and Drew Sagsveen
New Member Classes
New member classes will begin in September. For those who wish to explore or intend on becoming members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, you are invited to attend orientation classes. You can either attend on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00am to noon or Thursdays, September 26 and October 3 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We will review what it means to profess Lutheran beliefs and the many opportunities for mission and ministry you have for participation. Please contact the office at 701-255-1001to reserve your spot and fill out the online information sheet under Who We Are; Join GSLC. Pastor Julie is looking for sponsors for new members. If you would like to help new members by being a companion and resource for them, please contact Pastor Julie with questions (Julie @goodshepherdbismarck.com
Introducing the Lydia Circle
A new WELCA Bible study group will begin meeting on the third Monday of the month starting September 16 at 5:30 pm in the GSLC Library. Lydia Circle is for women who need personal time after work and before homework. Come for an hour of interaction with the Bible on the topic of anger as seen in the Psalms.
The HR Committee is looking for a new member. The committee normally meets once a month for about an hour. If you are interested, please contact Melanie at 701-255-1001 or Melanie@goodshepherdbismarck.com.
Caring Ministries Training
Do you want to learn how to be an active listener in all parts of your life? Are you curious about what sort of caring ministry you would enjoy? Then come for the day on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Lynne Center to learn using the BeFriender Ministry model of learning about listening and caring for the sake of others. After taking the training you will have a better idea of where you are being called to ministry. The application is under Get Involved/Caring Ministries for you to fill out. Contact Pastor Julie if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-255-1001).
Good Shepherd will be hosting the Banquet at Trinity Lutheran on Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7pm. We will be serving meatloaf and mashed potatoes along with a fruit and vegetable. Please sign up online at http://goodshepherdbismarck.com/special-event-registration/ if you would like to work or bring bars for dessert. If you have any questions or need help to sign up, please call Sharon Heilman at 425-3761.
Living Out Our Calling Through Service-We Need You!
As the Holy Spirit calls you to live out your baptismal calling in a variety of ways and places, please use the app, “Get Involved” page on our website or Sign-Up Central computer in the Narthex. All of these activities are opportunities for us to serve Christ’s church with joy and may include ushers, church school teachers, liturgical readers, facility maintenance volunteer, communion assistants or other types of ministry as the Spirit sees a need. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Pastor Julie at email@example.com. Starting September 1, the electronic sign-up in the Narthex will be the only method of signing up for volunteer opportunities.
Java & Jesus
Faith – Friends – Coffee
Adults, moms, dads, ladies and gentlemen, come and check out our new Adult Group “Java & Jesus!” We will meet the 4th Sunday of every month (starting Sept. 22nd) in Room 112, downstairs, at 11am. September’s topic of discussion will be Striving for Justice and Peace. Each month we will have a different kind of specialty coffee available to sip while we relax in the comfy chairs and discuss life, faith, current events, and Jesus. Join us for this time of open conversation, meeting new friends, supporting one another, and talking about some of life’s big topics, all while drinking FREE great coffee! For more information, feel free to email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCA Thankoffering weekend will be September 28 & 29. Please use the special envelope you received today to make your contribution to the mission of Women of the ELCA. They can be placed in the offering baskets until October 20. Extra envelopes can be found in the pew racks.
Prayerfully consider making your stewardship giving through the Automatic Giving Program. This then becomes as constant as your love for the ministries at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This can be done by going to the GSLC website or app and signing up. For more information, please email Melanie at Melanie@goodshepherdbismarck.com.
Join WELCA in Collecting School Supplies
WELCA (Women of the ELCA) will be donating much needed items to the Bismarck School system. Please bring donations to the church and place them in the wicker baskets found in the Narthex and the northeast hallway by September 15.
Needs are: highlighters, Sharpies, wide and college ruled composition notebooks, glue sticks/glue bottles, 12+ scissors, backpacks, Kleenex, calculators.