News & Notes – November 20

 

  • Thanksgiving Worship: We will have a special service of thanksgiving to our gracious God for all his blessings on Thanksgiving morning at 9:00 AM. Please plan on attending.
  • Advent Evening Worship: This year, we will have a single Advent midweek evening service on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 PM. A soup supper will precede the service at 5:30. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
  • Christmas for Kids is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There are volunteer and donation sheets on the bulletin board. Please sign up if you are willing to volunteer your time or donate items. Many volunteers are needed to make a successful event.
  • Christmas Poinsettias: The sign-up sheet is up and you have until December 20 to order. Each plant is $6.00. You may take home your poinsettias after the first of January. Thank you for beautifying our church to celebrate Christ’s birth!
  • Fellowship: If you are interested in good coffee and stimulating conversation, please join us at Grand Traverse Pie Company on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
  • Men’s Basketball League: We are planning to participate in the men’s church basketball league again. You must be a member of Good Shepherd and of high school age or older to participate.  A sign-up sheet is posted.
  • Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chorale: December 10th and 11th, the Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert titled, “Christ Is Born.” The Saturday concert will take place in the newly remodeled sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bay City at 7 PM. The Sunday concert will be in the chapel of Michigan Lutheran Seminary at 4 PM. The SVLC is made up of musicians from WELS/ELS congregations throughout the area. A free will offering will be collected for the Cantate Deo grant. This is given to MLS graduates who are pursuing music education at Martin Luther College. Please plan to attend as the chorale proclaims the birth of Christ in song!
  • ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
  • Wednesday, December 7      6:30 PM           Advent Evening Worship
  • Sunday, December 18            3:00 PM          Children’s Christmas Service
  • Saturday, December 24         6:30 PM          Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
  • Sunday, December 25            9:00 AM          Christmas Day Festival Worship
  • Saturday, December 31          6:30 PM          New Year’s Eve Worship
  • Sunday, January 1                   9:00 AM          New Year’s Day Worship
  • Thursday, January 5               6:30 PM          Epiphany Evening Service

 

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