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 – 44
Sunday 8:30 am – 49
9:45 am – 163
11;00 am – 79
6:00 pm – 28
5:00 pm – 519
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 136
Last week 499 DISCIPLES were sent out
to make a difference in God’s name.
We go out to do the same this week.
In memory of William Eslinger
from Norma Eslinger
Condolences to Eldon and Penny Cresaps
on the death of their daughter
Condolences to Jacob Eiseman on
the death of his wife, Janice
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 www.goodshepherdbismarck.com
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.
Stay Up-to-Date with the Upgraded Website and App!
I want to invite you to take a look at the new website goodshepherdbismarck.com and the new Good Shepherd Lutheran Church App. We made it easier for you to stay connected to the activities happening within the congregation, get the latest news, get involved or give to any of the wonderful ministries happening here daily! If you have questions about the website or the app, please call Paige at 701-255-1001.
Getting out of Debt!
We are once again starting the Dave Ramsey class – Financial Peace University! 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 on January 23rd at 6:00 pm. It will run for 9 weeks. If you are interested, please call Melanie -701-255-1001. To purchase materials and get signed up for the course, go to http://www.fpu.com/1055244.
Do You Make Purchases with Amazon?
If so, please consider using the link smile.amazon.com/ch/45-0277540 when doing so. When customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. This is just another way to help direct much needed dollars to our ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie at the church office at 701-255-1001.
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!
Good Shepherd’s Church Council is please to announce the formation of a Call Committee. The Call Committee will be responsible for walking through the call process with our congregation. The response from individuals in the congregation interested in serving on the Call Committee has been overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in serving! Please welcome and thank the following brothers and sisters who have accepted the call to serve on the Call Committee: Stephanie Falcon, Duane Bergeson, Peder Gulleson, Toni Daede, Vanessa Hoines, Dr. Brian Jesperson, Claudia Kuball, Greg McDonald, and Kathy Torske. The Call Committee begins serving immediately and will have their first meeting with Bishop Mark Narum in the coming weeks.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be serving the noon meal at the Banquet on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. The meal is served from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and we are usually done with clean-up by 1:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call Wendy at the church at 701-255-1001 or Sharon Heilman at 701-425-3761. Thank you for your continued support of this feeding ministry.
More than 280 households have committed to nearly $695,000 in financial gifts to God’s mission and ministry through Good Shepherd for 2018! Thanks be to God! There is still time to make a financial commitment to our mission together. Commitment cards are available on the counter near the church office. Making a financial commitment to your congregation is another way to live out your faith as a steward of all that God has entrusted to your care.
WELCA Bible Study
On January 16, 2018, at 9:15 am in the Lynne Center, there will be the first combined WELCA Bible Study of this year. Session One of Multiple meanings is entitled Washing Hands with Distant Hearts. Casting the Gospel – a look at how we identify with the characters of the Bible. Session Two entitled Prepare the Way of the Lord. What does the word “meaningful” mean to you will be held on February 21, 2018, at 1:00 pm. There will also be a third study on March 21, 2018, at 1:00 pm. All women of the church are invited to come.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can share the Shepherd’s love with your talents.