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

Attendance Last Week

Saturday:   5:00 pm – 94

Sunday:     8:30 am -126

                       9:45 am – 345

                      11:00 am – 146

                      6:00 pm – 50

Wednesday: 6:30 pm –

Last week 760 DISCIPLES were sent out to make a difference in God’s name.

We go out to do the same this week.


Condolences to Jeff Hostetter and family
on the death of his mother

Condolences to Virginia Henning
on the death of her mother

Condolences to Helen Moe and family
following the death of her husband, Orvin

Condolences to Erik Olson and family
following the death of his grandfather


Hayslee Juliette Curl




Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee is looking for additional members. The committee meets monthly, as needed; three-year terms. Experience in Human Resources is helpful, but not required. If you are interested, contact the HR Committee Chairperson, Shannon Julson at 701-712-1468.

Fleece for Tie-Blankets

The youth of Good Shepherd are asking for donations of fleece material to make tie-blankets for agencies around the Bismarck/Mandan area. The fleece can be any color or design, and we would prefer it to be 2 to 2.5 yards. You can drop donations off in the church office or to Amy Wenzel. Thank you all for your support of this ministry.

Singers and Musicians are Invited to Join the Christmas Cantata

Preparation has begun for the Christmas Cantata. Weekly choir rehearsal will begin on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals will occur weekly and are wrapped up by 6:00 pm. The choral books will be available in mid-October. Please watch your bulletins or Facebook for updates. The Christmas Cantata will be shared with the congregation on Saturday, December 9 during the 5:00 pm service and Sunday, December 10 during the 8:30 am, 9:45 am, and 11:00 am services.

Leaders for the Dave Ramsey Class

We are looking for additional leaders to lead the pre-organized Dave Ramsey classes. There is no official training or certifications needed. You are just there to help Dave Ramsey get his teachings out to the attendees via video, workbook and conversation.  As a leader, you are provided with all of the materials and support needed for a successful class!  It is once a week for nine weeks.  We can work with your schedule.  We are planning some courses as far out as six to eight months.  These courses have been an incredible blessing to over 55 attendees in the past year. If you have questions, please contact Melanie at 701-255-1001.

Thank You!!

A HUGE thank you to everyone that helped make the Banquet happen. We served 465 meals. The cooks, turkey carvers, all who donated pumpkin pies, everyone who served and cleaned up, and the musicians.  Thank you for your continued support in this ministry.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting the Banquet again on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Giving Options

Did you know there are automatic giving options such as Simply Giving and online bill pay through your bank? There is also a kiosk located in the Narthex where you are able to use your credit card or debit card. We have many exciting ministries at Good Shepherd and none of them would be successful without your help!  Questions – call the church office or go to

Do You Like To Take Pictures?

We are looking for members who are interested in photographing events that happen at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They would be used in the newsletter, the annual report and the website. If you are interested, please contact Paige at 701-255-1001 or You can share the Shepherd’s love with your talents.

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.


Our Christmas party (instead of our usual Fall Event) will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 9:00am in the Lynne Center. Each circle will need to bring two sweet breads – sliced and ready to go. Bring a small, wrapped gift for Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center residents (lotions, jewelry, etc.) and mark it for a man or a woman. Pastor Pam will be installing our new officers; we will also be decorating the Christmas tree in the Lynne Center. Arlene Olson will demonstrate how to make counted cross-stitch ornaments for the tree.


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!


We are looking for some Older, Wiser, Lutherans, also known as OWLS, to share their faith story and faith journey with our 6th grade confirmation youth. This event will be taking place on November 29, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the Lynne Center. All adults are welcome to be an OWL. If you would like to be an OWL, please contact Amy Wenzel at or 701-255-1001.

Do You Enjoy Visiting With People?

With her upcoming departure, Pastor Pam is looking for people to help with visiting some of our members who are not able to get out and come to worship. The most important part of this ministry is simply being able to go to people’s home, a nursing home, or assisted living and simply visiting. Pastor Pam can train you as to how to provide communion as well, but if you are not comfortable doing that, visiting people alone is so valuable. If you love to chat and get to know people in our community, this would be a wonderful ministry to be a part of. Please join Pastor Pam on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10:00am in the Lynne Center for more information. Contact Pastor Pam at 701-255-1001 with any questions.

Christmas at Mary

The University of Mary Music Department will perform the annual Christmas at Mary concert on Friday and Saturday, Dec 1 and 2, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec 3 at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Gabrieli Brass. The concerts are free and open to the public; early arrival is encouraged for seating in the chapel. Gifts of non-perishable food will be donated to Ministry on the Margins.