Good Shepherd News


Attendance Last Week


5:00 pm – 128


8:30 am – 120

9:45 am – 304

11:00 am – 158

6:00 pm –  81


6:30 pm – 191


Last week 982 DISCIPLES were sent out to make a difference in God’s name.

We go out to do the same this week.




2019 Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m., Lynne Center

The Annual Meeting of a congregation is one of the most important gatherings in its ministry life. If you are a member of Good Shepherd, your presence is very important at our annual meeting. Please make plans to join us for the 2019 annual meeting as we gather together to –

  • Approve the 2019 Ministry Financial Plan
  • Elect leadership to our Church Council and Endowment Council
  • Receive updates on the Leading for Faithful Innovation mission project
  • Receive updates on the Long-Range Facility Improvement Plan with recommendations from Church Council
  • Approve updates to GSLC’s Constitution and Articles of Incorporation
  • Celebrate and give thanks for the ministry and mission God is doing through GSLC

“Refugee Awareness:  Welcoming the Stranger”

Lutheran Church of the Cross (1004 E. Highland Acres Road, Bismarck) invites you to join them for a delicious dinner and program called “Refugee Awareness: Welcoming the Stranger” at 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 13th at LCC. A panel of New Americans, high school students from four different countries, will share their experiences, moderated by Jessica Thomasson, CEO of Lutheran Social Services. A not-to-be-missed ethnic dinner of international foods follows.

Endowment Council

The Endowment Council is looking for members interested in serving on the Council. This seat is elected at the annual meeting. If you are interested, please contact the Endowment Council Chair, Scott Parkin at


It’s that time of year where Thrivent members will need to start making decisions on where to direct their Choice dollars. Please consider directing your Choice dollars to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Thank you for your continued support!

 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 Annette at the church office at 701-255-1001.

 Prayer Chain Request

The Good Shepherd Prayer Chain is in its 20th year. We have a terrific slate of prayer warriors who are loyal, fervent and ever so eager to lift people in prayer however long it takes for the good Lord to do his work. We keep confidences and do not gossip – that’s why we are successful!

During the summer months and oftentimes during the holidays, prayer requests slack off a bit because everyone is so busy. We all go through times and, we urge you to call us when you’re facing health issues, job problems or any other heartache. AND, we love it when folks call us to report good news – then we send up prayers of thanksgiving. God just loves that! Use the prayer chain…call me, Cori Quist, at 701-224-1929. It’s just like using hand lotion on chapped skin!

 Human Resource Committee

The Human Resource Committee is looking to add one more member to the committee. The committee meets once a month on Tuesday’s for an hour.  If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please contact Catherine Jones via email at

 Personal Care Kits

Dorcas/Esther Circle will begin collecting items for Personal Care Kits in February. These kits will go to refugees and the homeless to maintain personal hygiene. We will need:

-lightweight bath towels – dark colored preferred

-sturdy combs (packaging removed)

-metal nail clippers (packaging removed)

Please place all items in the baskets in the hallways of the church.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Training Opportunity

Has caring for a loved one become stressful for you? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you, the family caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Six class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. Powerful Tools for Caregivers allows you time to acquire some tools to help you become more comfortable with your role as caregiver. The dates for the training are: February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. All classes will be held at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center North Campus, 4916 North Washington St, Bismarck, ND. For more information or to register for the classes, please contact Vanessa Hoines at 701-667-3340 or