News & Notes – September 30

  • LWMS Rally will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Saginaw. Registration is at 9:30 AM and the Rally begins at 10:00 AM. A free-will offering is being taken today (in the back of the church) and next Sunday, October 7.
  • Ladies Guild: Please note the SPECIAL TIME because of the salad pot-luck before the meeting! Ladies Guild will be starting at 6:00 PM this Tuesday, October 2. All other meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45 PM.
  • Congregational Meeting: A brief congregational meeting will be held next Sunday, October 7 after both services. Our Congregational President will share information about current and future ministry plans for our congregation.
  • Mission Festival is Sunday, October 14. A potluck meal will follow the 10:30 AM service. There is a sign–up sheet on the church bulletin board.
  • Ladies shopping trip will take place Saturday, November 3, 2018. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board (for driving, also), if you are interested in going. This trip is open to ALL ladies of the church, aged 18 and older. We will be meeting in the church parking lot to leave by 8:00 AM.
  • Forward in Christ and Meditations: If you would like to receive these periodicals for the coming year, now is your opportunity. You do not have to pay now. We just need to know how many to order for 2019. Posted on the church bulletin board are new sign-up sheets. A statement will be put in your mailboxes after we send in our order. Please note the price is based on how much we order.

News & Notes – September 23

  • Presentation Today: Our members will give a presentation on their mission trip to Malawi this past summer during the regular Bible Class this morning at 9:20. All are invited.
  • Ladies Guild: Please note the SPECIAL TIME because of the salad pot-luck before the meeting! Ladies Guild will be starting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 2.
  • Teen Bible Class: A new Teen Bible Class will take place today at 6:30. Food will be served, and all high-school aged teens are invited.
  • Congregational Meeting: A brief congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, October 7 after both services. Our congregational President will share information about current and future ministry plans for our congregation.
  • The Front Door is now locked during school hours, which are 8 AM – 2:30 PM Monday – Friday. Your key will not work in the front door during these hours. Ring the doorbell to be let in. Your key will work after school hours and on the weekends.

News & Notes – September 16

  • School & Church Picnic is today at 12:00 PM at Plymouth Park. Please bring a dish to pass and meat for the grill. Table service and beverages will be provided.
  • Home & School Society will meet tomorrow, September 17 at 7:00 PM at the Grand Traverse Pie Company. Every LES parent is welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Teen Bible Class: A new Teen Bible Class will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 6:30 (the same time as catechism). Food will be served, and all high-school aged teens are invited.
  • Presentation: Our members will give a presentation on their mission trip to Malawi this past summer during the regular Bible Class hour next week (the 23rd) at 9:20. All are invited.
  • Congregational Meeting: A brief congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, October 7 after both services. Our congregational President will share information about current and future ministry plans for our congregation.
  • The Front Door is now locked during school hours, which are 8 AM – 2:30 PM Monday – Friday. Your key will not work in the front door during these hours. Ring the doorbell to be let in. Your key will work after school hours and on the weekends.

News & Notes – September 9

  • Regular Sunday Bible Class and Sunday School begin today at 9:20AM.
  • Choir: Please join us for choir this year! Rehearsals begin today following second service.
  • The Front Door will now be locked during school hours Monday – Friday. You will need to ring the doorbell to be let in.
  • New Alarm Code: The alarm code has been changed. If you had access before, please speak to Pastor Behnken to obtain the new code.
  • How We Got the Bible – Women’s Bible Class Begins Tonight! The story of the Bible has been called, The Greatest Story Ever Told. But did you ever wonder where the Bible came from? Who wrote it? Why they wrote it? Who decided which books to include? With its sixty-six books, more than 1,100 chapters, an astounding 30,000 verses, a mind-boggling 700,000 words—it’s no wonder the Bible is the world’s most fascinating book. Come and join us as we see how it was all put together in How We Got The Bible, written by Dr. Paul L. Maier, a Lutheran and a Professor of Ancient History from Western Michigan University.  This class has five lessons, so we should easily be able to cover the material in our September and October classes. Women’s Bible Class meets at church on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30PM. In September we plan to have class on Sept 9, 16, and 23. If you would like to attend but need a ride or a babysitter, please contact me and we’ll work something out. Likewise, if you are able/willing to provide rides or babysitting, please let me know. Call or text me at 989-835-9467 or email me at pamelakaykrueger@gmail.com. I’m looking forward to learning along with all of you once again!
  • School & Church Picnic: Our annual church & school picnic is Sunday, September 16th at 12:00PM at Plymouth Park, (formerly Pavilion “A”) (by the Playscape). Please bring a dish to pass and meat for the grill. Table service and beverages will be provided.
  • Little Lambs: Do you have a preschool-aged little one who could benefit from time with other children hearing the good news of Jesus? Do you know someone who does? If so, please contact our new Little Lambs Coordinator, Sally Fein (989) 274-3445. Thank you!

News & Notes – September 2

  • Little Lambs: Do you have a preschool-aged little one who could benefit from time with other children hearing the good news of Jesus? Do you know someone who does? If so, please contact our new Little Lambs Coordinator, Sally Fein (989) 274-3445. Thank you!
  • Ladies Guild is open to all adult women of the congregation. Our first meeting will be held this Tuesday, September 4 at 6:45PM. A Bible study on Lydia, a New Testament business woman, will be followed by a short business meeting. Come serve the Lord by serving others.
  • Choir: Please join us for choir this year! Rehearsals begin next Sunday, September 9 following second service. Choir is a wonderful opportunity to sing praises to the Lord, to edify our worship at Good Shepherd, and to enjoy fellowship with your fellow Christians. Hope to see you there!
  • Regular Sunday Bible Class and Sunday School begin next Sunday, September 9 at 9:20AM. The Sunday Bible Class will begin an 8-week study called “Lifestyle Witnessing.” During our time together, we will talk about how to share and talk about our faith with those in our lives. If you have someone you’d like to talk to about Jesus but don’t know where to start, this is the study for you. Come looking forward to some good discussion.
  • Midweek Bible Class: Midweek Bible Class resumes this Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00AM. Everyone is invited.
  • College Address? Do you or someone in your family have a college address? If so, please provide it to Pastor or to the church office. College students are eligible for free devotional materials and other gifts from WELS Campus Ministry, and we would love to get all of our students signed up to receive them. Thank you!

News & Notes – August 26

  • LES Open House is scheduled for today from 12:00 – 2:00PM and tomorrow, August 27 from 3:00 – 7:00PM. This will give you a chance to meet with the teachers, drop off supplies, and hear about some of the changes for the upcoming year. Students are welcome to join us for that time.
  • Little Lambs: Do you have a preschool-aged little one who could benefit from time with other children hearing the good news of Jesus? Do you know someone who does? If so, please contact our new Little Lambs Coordinator, Sally Fein (989) 274-3445. Thank you! An Open House for Little Lambs will take place this Monday, August 27 from 3:00 – 7:00PM.
  • Ladies Guild is open to all adult women of the congregation. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:45PM. A Bible study on Lydia, a New Testament business woman, will be followed by a short business meeting. Come serve the Lord by serving others.
  • Choir: Please join us for choir this year! Rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 9 following second service. Choir is a wonderful opportunity to sing praises to the Lord, to edify our worship at Good Shepherd, and to enjoy fellowship with your fellow Christians. Hope to see you there!
  • Regular Sunday Bible Class and Sunday School begin on Sunday, September 9 at 9:20AM. The Sunday Bible Class will begin an 8-week study called “Lifestyle Witnessing.” During our time together, we will talk about how to share and talk about our faith with those in our lives. If you have someone you’d like to talk to about Jesus but don’t know where to start, this is the study for you. Come looking forward to some good discussion.
  • Midweek Bible Class: Midweek Bible Class resumes on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00AM. Everyone is invited.

News & Notes – August 19

  • LES Open House is scheduled for next Sunday, August 26 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and Monday, August 27 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This will give you a chance to meet with the teachers, drop off supplies, and hear about some of the changes for the upcoming year. Students are welcome to join us for that time.
  • Little Lambs: Do you have a preschool-aged little one who could benefit from time with other children hearing the good news of Jesus? Do you know someone who does? If so, please contact our new Little Lambs Coordinator, Sally Fein (989) 274-3445. Thank you!
  • MLS Survey: Please fill out the enclosed blue survey from MLS regarding host families for international students. You can hand it in to an usher, Pastor, or the office.
  • WELS Campus Ministry: Heading to college can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. WELS Campus Ministry can help! Let us help you stay connected to God’s Word. To begin go to wels.net/campus-ministry and click the button “College students register here.” You can register for free subscriptions to Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations devotional booklets and will be connected to the campus pastor for your school. Students who have previously registered for WELS Campus Ministry are encouraged to check your profile and preferences and make any necessary updates. For questions please contact Ginny Mundstock at the WELS Campus Ministry office, ginny.mundstock@wels.net or 414-256-3279.

News & Notes – August 12

  • Summer Bonfire: We would like to invite all Little Lamb families, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School families to attend our summer Bonfire this Friday, August 17. Feel free to bring other friends with you as well. We will plan on starting at 7:30 PM.
  • LES Open House is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and Monday, August 27 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This will give you a chance to meet with the teachers, drop off supplies, and hear about some of the changes for the upcoming year. Students are welcome to join us for that time.
  • MLS Survey: Please fill out the enclosed blue survey from MLS regarding host families for international students. You can hand it in to an usher, Pastor, or the office. Thank you!
  • Services on MCTV: We are still having difficulty producing videos for MCTV to air on their station. We will let you know when our video issue has been resolved.
  • MLS Opening Service: Michigan Lutheran Seminary invites you to join them for their opening service on Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 PM. After the service, you are welcome to remain for a light reception in the Commons area to welcome our new faculty members.
  • WELS Campus Ministry: Heading to college can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. WELS Campus Ministry can help! Let us help you stay connected to God’s Word. To begin go to wels.net/campus-ministry and click the button “College students register here.” You can register for free subscriptions to Forward in Christ magazine and Meditations devotional booklets and will be connected to the campus pastor for your school. Students who have previously registered for WELS Campus Ministry are encouraged to check your profile and preferences and make any necessary updates. For questions please contact Ginny Mundstock at the WELS Campus Ministry office, ginny.mundstock@wels.net or 414-256-3279.

News & Notes – August 5

  • VBS Registration is still open! VBS is this week August 6-9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
  • Services on MCTV: We are still having difficulty producing videos for MCTV to air on their station. We will let you know when our video issue has been resolved.
  • MLS Opening Service: Michigan Lutheran Seminary invites you to join them for their opening service on Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 PM. After the service, you are welcome to remain for a light reception in the Commons area to welcome our new faculty members.

News & Notes – July 29

  • Voters’ Meeting: The voters will reconvene this Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider a motion made at our quarterly meeting to issue a divine call to Pastor Seifert to serve Good Shepherd in a part-time capacity.
  • Services on MCTV: We are still having difficulty producing videos for MCTV to air on their station. We will let you know when our video issue has been resolved.
  • Loons Outing: This Saturday, August 4 we will be having our annual outing to a Loons game. We will plan to meet in the lawn seats around center field. Tickets are $7.00.
  • VBS Registration is still open 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!