Good Shepherd News
Check in often to read about the latest happenings and upcoming events at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. For information about youth events, please the Youth Ministries section.
Prayers Of God’s People
The Wednesday worship will be held at Lions Hillside Park at 6:30 pm in Shelter #2. The park is located on Boulevard Ave. and 19th Street. For inclement weather the worship service will be held at the church. All are welcome.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Long-Range Improvement Plan Survey
Dear brothers and sisters of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, as members of the GSLC Council, we are reaching out to you to assess the current and future facility needs of the church as we consider renovations and/or expansion of the church building and grounds. This is a long-term plan looking out 5-10 years in order to help GSLC meet its vision and mission for the congregation and the community. Please keep in mind that this is a plan that can go well into the future, so don’t limit your answers and your dreaming by considering cost or existing limitations on the site. All things are possible…
Survey Link and Information
The link to the survey can be found at the following web address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/goodshepherdbismarck
The Call Committee held interviews recently with a pastoral candidate interested in Good Shepherd’s call. The interviews went well, however, the candidate has withdrawn from consideration at this time due to family considerations. Continue to hold this pastor and our Call Committee in prayer. The Call Committee now begins another time of waiting for candidates to be offered for review by the Bishop and synod office. If you know of a pastor who may be interested in Good Shepherd’s Associate Pastor call, please contact the synod office. Updates to the Call Committee’s work, including the complete Ministry Site Profile, are available on the Call Committee section of our website at www.goodshepherdbismarck.com/call-committee-update/
Families willing to gain a new son or daughter by opening your home to an exchange child this upcoming school year. Anyone can host: single, married, empty nesters (all with or without children in the home). You specify male or female & a country of interest. I’ll consider your interests, hobbies, likes, etc. & help match a young person to your family. Our students have their own health insurance & spending money. You supply 3 meals a day, bed/study area & all the love of a family. Youth are ages 15 to 17. Call me TODAY for more information: Kimberly Hegel 701-471-7529. email@example.com www.kimhegel.com www.pax.org
The Food Pantry is up and running! Now we need to stock it! We are in need of non-perishable food items – examples: peanut butter, tuna, soup, pasta, cereal, and canned vegetables. Personal items like shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant would also be appreciated. Items can be placed in the grocery carts within the church or directly into the food pantry. This is a very important mission for our church and community.
Stay Safe – and Save – with the AARP Smart Drivers Course
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The course will begin at 1:00pm and run until 5:00pm. Please come a few minutes early. This course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. There are no tests to pass. The course is open to drivers of all ages. Cost of the course is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. You may be eligible to receive a discount on your auto insurance upon completing the course. Consult your insurance agent for details. Please call the church office at 701-255-1001 to pre-register.
Lutheran Campus Ministry is returning to Bismarck!
And we need your help to get it going. The Campus Ministry Planning Team – made up of members from several local ELCA congregations – is hoping to gather a list of people interested in supporting campus ministry. If you are a student, faculty or staff member at Bismarck State College, the University of Mary or United Tribes Technical College – we would love to hear from you! Contact Pastor Craig Schweitzer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church if you are interested in helping launch campus ministry this fall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-255-1001).
Mary Circle will host a tour of the garden of Gwen Brady on Wednesday, July 18. Meet at the Lynne Center at 9:30 am to car pool to her place in Mandan. According to reports, Gwen’s garden has over a thousand named day lilies. This is wonderful opportunity to see a display of God’s beauty in flowers. You do not have to be a member of a circle to join the tour. Everyone is welcome. For those interested, going out for lunch is also planned. If you are interested in going on the tour or for further information, please contact Jeanie Werre at 701-527-9685 or e-mail email@example.com.
Meal at Sunrise Homeless Shelter
Sunrise Homeless Shelter needs our help! They need servers for an evening meal on Friday, July 27, 2018. All helpers serving food will meet at Sunrise Shelter (on 3rd) at 5:45 pm that evening. They are in need of the following help: 2 more people to serve food at the shelter (from approximately 5:30pm-7:00pm), 2 pans of bars, (they need to be pre-cut, labeled for this event, and left in the GSLC kitchen that day); and 50 paper plates, napkins, and plastic forks, left in the GSLC kitchen that day. Please contact Angie at 333-9302 or firstname.lastname@example.org to commit to helping. Thank you!
United Way Emergency Homeless Shelter
United Way Emergency Homeless Shelter is in need of the following items. If you or your business would like to make a donation, please bring the items to our main office at 515 N. 4th St in Bismarck: Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm or Fridays from 8:00am-12:00pm. Thank you!
️Large body towels
️Styrofoam coffee cups
Pack the Tent
Join us at the KICK-OFF Event on July 18, 2018, 11:30 am at Charity Lutheran, 120 Aspen Ave., Bismarck.
Pack theTent campaign to collect items and funds for Guatemala in the aftermath of the Fuego Volcano through The God’s Child Project – July 18-August 1. Drop-off items at Charity Lutheran Church, 120 Aspen Av., Bismarck from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday. Contact: Maggie Portra 701-955-5574 for more information.
Items needed include: • Construction supplies (hand tools, work gloves, aprons, handsaws, work boots, any tools that will fit into a suitcase) • Medical supplies (gauze, bandages, sterilizer wipes, ointments, over the counter medicines, collapsible crutches, slings, any medical supplies that can fit into a suitcase) • Household and personal items: (bedsheets, towels, lightweight blankets)
- Cleaning supplies: (towels, washcloths, dustpan/brush, etc., any supplies that will fit into a suitcase) • Old suitcases with wheels • No food or clothing
For questions or to make a financial contribution, please contact Hannah at 701-323-0296. Donations can also be made online at godschild.org or by mailing a check to: The GOD’S CHILD Project Attn: Pack the Tent, PO Box 1844, Bismarck, ND 58502