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News & Notes – June 17

  • Summer Playdates: Our first playdate is this Thursday, June 21. We would like to invite all Little Lamb families, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School families to attend our summer playdates. Feel free to bring other friends with you as well. We will plan on starting at 10:00 AM on our school playground. We will have drinks available. The restrooms in the school will also be available. In case of rain, come play in the Little Lambs room. Feel free to pack a lunch or just come and hang out. Mark your calendars, the dates are below!
    • Thursday, June 21st at 10:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 19th at 10:00 AM
    • Friday, August 17th at 7:30 PM – Summer Bonfire
  • Kitchen Items: The Ladies Guild cleaned the church kitchen this week. If you have any kitchen items here, please check for them on the counter and take them home when you are able. Thank you!
  • Veterans: The office is hoping to update our list of military veterans and update the plaque on the hallway wall. If you are a veteran and are not listed on the wall, please let the office or one of the pastors know. Thank you!
  • Loons Outing: On Saturday, August 4 we will be having our annual outing to a Loons game. Several other WELS congregations will be joining us. Game time is at 7:05. Mark your calendars and look for more information soon.
  • Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board.
  • Summer VBS: Please mark your calendars for the week of August 6-9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School will take place that week for potty-trained preschool age children through grade 5. Please invite your friends and neighbors as well! Volunteer opportunities are posted. Registration forms are available in the office. Thank you!

News & Notes – June 10

  • Veterans: The office is hoping to update our list of military veterans and update the plaque on the hallway wall. If you are a veteran and are not listed on the wall, please let the office or one of the pastors know. Thank you!
  • Loons Outing: On Saturday, August 4 we will be having our annual outing to a Loons game. Several other WELS congregations will be joining us. Game time is at 7:05. Mark your calendars and look for more information soon.
  • Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board.
  • MLS is looking to hire a full-time Food Service Worker for our dining hall. For a full job description and application please visit our website, www.mlsem.org. Interested applicants should submit a completed application and/or resume to the Food Service Manager, at rjd@mlsem.org.

News & Notes – June 3

  • Graduation Reception: Today in place of Sunday Bible Class, we will have a reception to honor our graduates and to wish them well on their future plans. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us in congratulating our young people!
  • Veterans: The office is hoping to update our list of military veterans and update the plaque on the hallway wall. If you are a veteran and are not listed on the wall, please let the office or one of the pastors know. Thank you!
  • Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board.
  • Summer Office Hours: We will have regular office hours in the morning from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday during the summer months. Afternoon hours will be intermittent.
  • Michigan District Convention Volunteer Opportunities: If you are able to help with serving at the District Convention at MLS on June 11 – 13, please contact Kara in the church office and she will send you a link to sign up.

News & Notes – May 27

  • There will be no Midweek Bible Class this week due to another meeting. My apologies for the last-minute notice.
  • Secret Sister: Would you like to be a Secret Sister? This activity is open to all ladies of Good Shepherd. A fun way to get to know each other better. Information is in your church mailbox. Today is the deadline to sign-up!
  • VBS: Mark your calendars! VBS is scheduled this year for August 6-9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Registration forms are available in the office.
  • The MLS Foundation is seeking applicants for a part-time office position. If you are interested in helping the MLS Foundation maintain our contact database, prepare mailings, and host events, please visit our website at www.mls-foundation.org/nowhiring for details and qualifications.

News & Notes – May 20

  • Summer Playdates: We would like to invite all Little Lamb families, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School families to attend our summer playdates. Feel free to bring other friends with you as well. We will plan on starting at 10:00 AM on our school playground. We will have drinks available. The restrooms in the school will also be available. In case of rain, come play in the Little Lambs room. Feel free to pack a lunch or just come and hang out. Mark your calendars, the dates are below!
  • Thursday, June 21st at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, July 19th at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, August 17th at 7:30 PM – Summer Bonfire
  • Summer VBS: Please mark your calendars for the week of August 6-9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School will take place that week for potty-trained preschool age children through grade 5. Please invite your friends and neighbors as well! Volunteer opportunities are posted. Registration forms are available in the office. Thank you!
  • The MLS Foundation is seeking applicants for a part-time office position. If you are interested in helping the MLS Foundation maintain our contact database, prepare mailings, and host events, please visit our website at www.mls-foundation.org/nowhiring for details and qualifications.
  • MLS Volunteer Work Day: Your WELS high school, Michigan Lutheran Seminary, is planning its annual Volunteer Work Day and needs you to help make it a success! Please set aside Saturday, June 9, 9:00 AM – Noon, and ready yourself to help with a variety of tasks, from landscaping to painting to general cleaning. Even if you can only stay for a short while, we would appreciate your help in accomplishing things that the MLS maintenance staff is hard-pressed to do on their own. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to call MLS at 989-793-1010, otherwise we hope to see many of you on June 9!
  • MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic: We’re excited to start planning for the 14th annual MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic golf outing! This popular event will be held July 21, 2018, at Beech Hollow in Freeland. Early bird discounted registration is available until June 1. We also need sponsors and volunteers to make this an enjoyable, successful event. Call the foundation office at 989-793-7511 or visit www.mls-foundation.org/events/golf for more information and to register yourself or your team.

News & Notes – May 13

  • Home and School Society will meet this Monday, May 14 at 7:00 PM at the Grand Traverse Pie Company. All LES parents are welcome to attend.
  • Voters will meet this Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM.
  • Secret Sister: Would you like to be a Secret Sister? This activity is open to all ladies of Good Shepherd. A fun way to get to know each other better. Information is in your church mailbox.
  • Box Tops for Education: Spring Greetings! If you are doing a little spring cleaning, please remember to bring in your box tops by May 31st. There is a collection box located in the narthex. Please turn in items there. Also, remember to use the box top app when shopping. Thank you for collecting box tops and having your friends and family help as well.
  • VBS: Mark your calendars! VBS is scheduled this year for August 6-9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Registration forms are available in the office. Look for volunteer sign-up sheets soon. Thank you!

News & Notes – May 6

  • Confirmation of our confirmands will take place during 2nd service today.  God’s richest blessings!
  • Flowers on the altar today are given in celebration of our confirmands from their families. May their confirmation be the beginning of a life rich in the Word of God.
  • Confirmation boutonnieres and corsages are given to the confirmands by the ladies of our Ladies Guild. Thank you!
  • Secret Sister: Would you like to be a Secret Sister? This activity is open to all ladies of Good Shepherd. A fun way to get to know each other better. Information is in your church mailbox.
  • Box Tops for Education: Spring Greetings! If you are doing a little spring cleaning, please remember to bring in your box tops by May 31st. There is a collection box located in the narthex. Please turn in items there. Also, remember to use the box top app when shopping. Thank you for collecting box tops and having your friends and family help as well.

News & Notes – April 29

  • Congratulations and God’s blessings to our confirmands!
  • LES School Play: Today our Lutheran Elementary School will be presenting their school play immediately following the second service and luncheon. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the meal. All are welcome to attend.
  • Ascension Worship: Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 10 for a special evening service to celebrate Jesus’ Ascension. Worship will begin at 6:30 PM.

News & Notes – April 22

  • Reconvened Voters’ Meeting will take place today immediately following second service.
  • LES School Play: Our Lutheran Elementary School will be presenting their school play next Sunday immediately following the second service and luncheon. All are welcome to attend.
  • Ascension Worship: Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 10 for a special evening service to celebrate Jesus’ Ascension. Worship will begin at 6:30 PM.