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.
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Need Help Getting to Services or Activities at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church?
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has a Transportation Ministry to help fill that need. If you would like more information on this exciting new hospitality ministry, please call Melanie at the church office at 701-255-1001.
The Call Committee has completed Good Shepherd’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Our MSP is the document that helps introduce prospective pastoral candidates to Good Shepherd’s ministry and mission. It’s kind of like a resume of our congregation. The next step in the call process is receiving potential candidates names from the Synod office in order to begin meeting candidates. The timeframe during this step of the process can be a little uncertain because of the current significant shortage of pastors available for a new call in the ELCA.
If you know of potential pastoral candidates that might be a good fit for Good Shepherd, you’re invited to contact any member of the Call Committee or the Synod office with that pastor’s name. 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/callcommittee.
Lenten Meals are a delicious way to support Youth Ministry! Join us for dinner, 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Lynne Center, served by the youth of GSLC.
Mar. 21: Burgers and Brats
Cost: Free-will offering raising money for summer youth mission trips.
Lent Office Hours
During Lent – on Wednesdays ONLY – the office lunch hours will change. To provide the opportunity for the Good Shepherd staff to attend the 12:10 pm worship service, there will be limited staff in the office from approximately 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
There are two scholarships that you can apply for on the website at www.goodshepherdbismarck.com. Just scroll over the Youth Ministries menu tab and then click RAD on the drop down menu. On that web page, you will find a link for the Muriel R. Hyden Memorial Scholarship, which includes a history of the scholarship as well as an application form for the Youth in Action Scholarship.
The deadline for both scholarships is April 1.
During Pastor Selva’s time with Good Shepherd, we will establish an Internship Committee to support him throughout his internship year. If you are interested in serving on this committee to support Pastor Selva, please contact Pastor Craig or church Council President, Royce Schultz.
Easter is Fast Approaching
Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter are fast approaching. Anyone who would like to read, serve communion or usher for these services, please sign up in the Narthex. If you are interested and need training, want a refresher or more information, please call Wendy at 255-1001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Using New Options to Donate
If you plan on attending the Lenten Meals, but forgot your cash or checkbook, don’t worry! You are still able to donate by using:
- The Kiosk in the Narthex
- The Vanco app
- Logging on to the website or app and choosing to sign up electronically to donate to the Youth Ministry program
- Texting 701-205-3394, sign up through the prompts, and text donation amount, space, and youth (Example: 20 youth).
Donate an Easter Lily
To purchase an Easter Lily, please bring a check to the church office and fill out an order form to specify how you would like your greeting or remembrance worded in the bulletin. Easter Lilies are $10 each and the last day to purchase them will be Sunday, March 25. After Easter Sunday services on April 1, you may take your Easter Lily home with you.
Prayer Team for the Banquet
Churches are being invited to provide prayer teams for a new ministry with The Banquet. The purpose of the teams is to be available to pray with anyone who voluntarily wishes prayer. Prayer teams should be scheduled with The Banquet Director, Karla Eisenbeisz – email@example.com. For more information, please call Wendy at 701-255-1001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Out of Debt!
We are hosting a Dave Ramsey class – Financial Peace University beginning April 12, 2018. It has proven to be successful, well received, and an important part of our mission. The class meets once a week for about 2 hours, beginning at 6:00 pm. It will run for 9 weeks. If you are interested, but need additional information, you can call the office and talk to Melanie, 701-255-1001. To purchase materials and sign up for the course, go to http://www.fpu.com/1061679
Finance Committee Openings
The Finance Committee has one opening to be filled. This committee meets two to three times a year to provide financial feedback and support to the Church Council. If you have a financial background and would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please contact John Giese via email at email@example.com.