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News & Notes – November 10

  • Thanksgiving Door Offering: Today is the last day for this free-will offering. Gift cards will be purchased and delivered to some members of our congregation who could use a little extra help at this special time of the year.
  • Services on MCTV: We are currently having problems producing videos for MCTV to air on their station. We will let you know when this issue has been resolved.
  • SCRIP cards will be available for purchase between church services today and Sunday, December 3.
  • Home & School Society will meet tomorrow at Grand Traverse Pie Co at 7:00 PM.
  • Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chorale Christmas Concert is Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 749 N. Pine Street in Bay City and Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 PM in the MLS Chapel. A freewill offering will be taken at the concerts. This offering helps to fund the Chorale’s Cantate Deo Grant, given each year to an MLS graduate continuing studies for the ministry at MLC.
  • The Flower Chart for 2018 is on the bulletin board underneath the old one for 2017.

News & Notes – November 5

  • Thanksgiving Door Offering: We are taking a door offering today and next Sunday the 12th for our Thanksgiving baskets. Gift cards will be purchased and delivered to some members of our congregation who could use a little extra help at this special time of the year.
  • Reformation 500: The district-wide worship service is today at 4:00 PM. This service will take place at the Dow Event Center’s Heritage Theater. Afterwards, everyone is invited to get together for dinner at G’s Pizzeria in Saginaw. Good Shepherd has reserved the banquet room so there should be plenty of room.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Worship: This year, we will have our Thanksgiving worship on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. Join us to worship and give thanks to our gracious God for all his blessings.
  • SCRIP cards will be available for purchase between church services next Sunday, November 12 and Sunday, December 3. Please let us know if you are interested in additional purchases for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

News & Notes – October 29

  • Call Meeting: A reminder to our voters that we will hold our first call meeting for a principal and a preschool teacher this Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
  • Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, November 5. Set clocks back one hour!
  • A Door Offering will be taken for Thanksgiving baskets next Sunday, November 5 and 12. .We will be collecting a free will offering for gift cards to be purchased for our Thanksgiving baskets. These gift cards will be delivered to some members of our congregation who could use a little extra help at this special time of the year.
  • Reformation 500: A district-wide worship service is being planned for next Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM. This service will take place at the Dow Event Center’s Heritage Theater. Afterwards, everyone is invited to get together for dinner at G’s Pizzeria in Saginaw. Good Shepherd has reserved the banquet room so there should be plenty of room.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Worship: This year, we will have our Thanksgiving worship on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. Join us to worship and give thanks to our gracious God for all his blessings.
  • Good Shepherd Logo Wear Available: Please go to https://ksetees.com/good-shepherd/ and see what is available. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 31. All orders will be handed out through the church office in November.

News & Notes – October 22

  • Reformation 500: A district-wide worship service is being planned for Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM. This service will be in commemoration of God’s grace at the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Please plan to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Afterwards, everyone is invited to get together for dinner at G’s Pizzeria in Saginaw. Good Shepherd has reserved the banquet room so there should be plenty of room.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Worship: This year, we will have our Thanksgiving worship on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. Join us to worship and give thanks to our gracious God for all his blessings.
  • Good Shepherd Logo Wear Available: Please go to https://ksetees.com/good-shepherd/ and see what is available. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 31. All orders will be handed out through the church office in November.
  • Forward in Christ & Meditations for 2018: Note the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board. Please add your name to the current list if you are interested in a subscription for 2018. Cross out your name if you no longer want to receive it for the next year.
  • MLS Fall Musical: This year’s musical is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. This modern musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the Bible account of Joseph and his brothers and Joseph’s time in Egypt. It tells how the brother’s jealousy over Joseph’s special treatment and the coat leads them to sell their brother into slavery. The story is told by different characters singing different genres of music-throughout the whole show! Dates of the musical are Nov.16, 18 & 19. To order tickets, visit www.mlsem.org/fall-play. Hope to see you there!
  • Hospitalizations: If you are undergoing surgery or are hospitalized for any other reason, please let the pastors know. They would be like to visit you during your stay. Though some hospitals ask for religious information on admittance forms, because of privacy laws, they cannot share the fact that you are hospitalized with your pastors.

News & Notes – October 15

  • Reformation 500: A district-wide worship service is being planned for Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM. This service will be in commemoration of God’s grace at the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Please plan to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Good Shepherd Logo Wear Available: We are trying something new this year and offering items that are ordered over the internet. Please go to https://ksetees.com/good-shepherd/ and see what is available. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 31. All orders will be handed out through the church office in November.
  • Voters’ Meeting is this Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Voters, please plan on attending this important meeting.
  • WLS Food Bank: We are gathering a special offering today and next Sunday, October 22 for Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s food bank. Funds go to purchasing food, baby items, and household necessities.
  • Forward in Christ & Meditations for 2018: Please note the sign-up sheets on the church bulletin board. Please add your name to the current list if you are interested in a subscription for 2018. Please cross out your name if you no longer want to receive it for the next year. Thank you.

News & Notes – October 8

  • Reformation 500: A district-wide worship service is being planned for Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM. This service will be in commemoration of God’s grace at the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Please plan to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Good Shepherd Logo Wear Available: We are trying something new this year and offering items that are ordered over the internet. Please go to https://ksetees.com/good-shepherd/ and see what is available. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 31. All orders will be handed out through the church office in November.
  • LWMS Mid-Michigan Circuit Fall Rally is Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 AM. Registration begins at 9:30 AM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 602 Sidney, Bay City. Lunch will be provided. A free-will offering will be taken today.
  • Voters’ Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Voters, please plan on attending this important meeting.
  • WLS Food Bank: We will be gathering a special offering next week October 15 and 22 for Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s food bank. Funds go to purchasing food, baby items, and household necessities.
  • Forward in Christ & Meditations for 2018: Please note the sign-up sheets on the church bulletin board. Please add your name to the current list if you are interested in a subscription for 2018. Please cross out your name if you no longer want to receive it for the next year. Thank you.

News & Notes – October 1

  • Reformation 500: A district-wide worship service is being planned for Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM. This service will be in commemoration of God’s grace at the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Please plan to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are also planning on a congregational fellowship opportunity after the service. Look for more information on that detail soon.
  • Good Shepherd Logo Wear Available: We are trying something new this year and offering items that are ordered over the internet. Please go to https://ksetees.com/good-shepherd/ and see what is available. There are items with the school logo and the church logo. Payment and ordering will be done only through this website. The deadline to order is Tuesday, October 31. All orders will be handed out through the church office in November.
  • LWMS Mid-Michigan Circuit Fall Rally is Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 AM. Registration begins at 9:30 AM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 602 Sidney, Bay City. The speaker, Alice Danell, will present on mission work in Grenada. Lunch will be provided, and prizes will be given away! All are welcome to attend.
  • Voters’ Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM. Voters, please plan on attending this important meeting.
  • WLS Food Bank: We will be gathering a special offering on October 15 and 22 for Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s food bank. The food bank supports married students and their families while they are studying at the Seminary. Funds go to purchasing food, baby items, and household necessities.
  • Forward in Christ & Meditations for 2018: Please note the sign-up sheets on the church bulletin board. Please add your name to the current list if you are interested in a subscription for 2018. Please cross out your name if you no longer want to receive it for the next year. Thank you.
  • Need a ride? Can you give a ride? If either of these apply to you as you come to church, please let one of the pastors or elders know. We would like to make sure everyone who would like to is able to come to church on Sundays, and if a ride would help someone, we want to see if we can connect people who may be able to serve or be served in this way. Thank you!

News & Notes – September 24

  • Presentation: Today after worship, we will have a brief presentation after both services to introduce the Council and Board of Education’s recommendation to the Voters’ to place a divine call for a school principal as well as a part-time preschool teacher.
  • Invitation for the Ladies Only: Good Shepherd’s women’s Bible study meets tonight at 7 PM in the fellowship hall. Join us to discover what it means to be a Lutheran Christian. Martin Luther sparked the Reformation when he nailed his protest to the door of the Castle Church in 1517. That protest had the one goal: bring the church back to the foundation of the Bible. To be a Lutheran Christian means to base our teaching and practice on the Bible alone. Our new study, Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture, presents 12 important biblical principles that are still important to us and all Bible-believing Christians today. Join us tonight as we delve into our first lesson, “The Beginning: Baptism.”
  • School & Church Picnic: Our annual church & school picnic is today at 12:00 PM 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.
  • Teen Bible Class: The first is scheduled for September 29 at 6:30 PM. Dinner will also be provided. Please contact Pastor for more information.
  • Need a ride? Can you give a ride? If either of these apply to you as you come to church, please let one of the pastors or elders know. We would like to make sure everyone who would like to is able to come to church on Sundays, and if a ride would help someone, we want to see if we can connect people who may be able to serve or be served in this way. Thank you!

News & Notes – September 17

  • Return to Grace: The movie is scheduled to start this afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Tickets are still available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Presentation: Next week (September 24) after worship, we will have a brief presentation after both services to introduce the Council and Board of Education’s recommendation to the Voters’ to place a divine call for a school principal as well as a part-time preschool teacher.
  • Kitchen Dishes: Please pick up any dishes you may have left in the kitchen or they will be thrown out this week.
  • School & Church Picnic: Our annual church & school picnic is next Sunday, September 24th at 12:00 PM 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.
  • 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!
  • Little Lambs: Little Lambs will be starting this Tuesday, September 19th this year and will continue most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 AM until the middle of May.
  • Game Night: Join your friends from Good Shepherd for a night of fun playing games and enjoying fellowship. The fun begins at 6:30 PM this Friday, September 22. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Bring your favorite board game and a snack to pass.
  • Teen Bible Class: The first is scheduled for September 29 at 6:30 PM. Dinner will also be provided. Please contact Pastor for more information.
  • MLS Homecoming Concessions: Good Shepherd will again be volunteering to staff the MLS Varsity Football concessions stand at Homecoming on Friday, October 6th. If you are interested or have some questions, please contact Bob Lindesmith
  • MLS Open House is Friday, October 20 from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM. See the school bulletin board for more details. Please register by October 16.

News & Notes – September 10

  • Bible Class and Sunday School Starting: Regular Sunday Bible Class and Sunday School begin today at 9:20 AM. Sunday morning Bible Class will begin a new study examining the key biblical themes from Martin Luther’s writing.
  • Choir: Please join us for choir this year! Rehearsals begin today following second service.
  • 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!
  • Little Lambs: Little Lambs will be starting Tuesday, September 19th this year and will continue most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 AM until the middle of May.
  • Game Night: Join your friends from Good Shepherd for a night of fun playing games and enjoying fellowship. The fun begins at 6:30 PM on Friday, September 22. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Bring your favorite board game and a snack to pass.
  • Teen Bible Class: The first is scheduled for September 29 at 6:30 PM. Dinner will also be provided. Please contact Pastor for more information.
  • Return to Grace: Please call the church office at 835-4181 to reserve your tickets for Sunday, September 17 at 2 PM at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • MLS Homecoming Concessions: Good Shepherd will again be volunteering to staff the MLS Varsity Football concessions stand at Homecoming on Friday, October 6th. If you are interested or have some questions, please contact Bob Lindesmith.