News & Notes – July 15

  • Installation: The installation of the Kellermann’s will take place in the second service today. The Home and School Society is providing a luncheon after the service. All are welcome to attend.
  • Voters’: This Tuesday, July 17, is the date for our regular quarterly Voters’ Meeting. The Voters’ Meetings are where the business of our church is conducted, and it is important that voters make an effort to attend. If, for some reason, it is impossible for you to attend, please call the church office or council secretary Jason Yopp.
  • Retirements: Remember to mark your calendars for the afternoon of July 22 when we will recognize our faithful called workers who are retiring this year. Please also remember to RSVP as soon as possible to Pastor Behnken.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 – July 8

Installation: The installation of the Kellermann’s will take place in the second service on Sunday, July 15. A meal will be served, and all are invited.

Card Shower: The Home & School Society is organizing a card shower for welcoming the Kellermann family. Cards and/or gift cards from some of your favorite area restaurants or stores would help the Kellermann family get acquainted with the Midland area. Please drop these off in the church office by Friday, July 13. Thank you.

Retirements: Remember to mark your calendars for the afternoon of July 22 when we will recognize our faithful called workers who are retiring this year. Please also remember to RSVP as soon as possible to Pastor Behnken.

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.

Kitchen Items: The Ladies Guild cleaned the church kitchen. If you have any kitchen items here, please check for them on the counter and take them home when you are able. 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 – July 1

  • Holy Communion will be offered to our communicant members and visiting members of WELS and ELS congregations who have spoken to the pastor before worship. Please approach the altar at the direction of the elder.
  • The Church Office will be closed this Wednesday, July 4 and Friday, July 6.
  • Installation: The installation of the Kellermann’s will take place in the second service on Sunday, July 15. A meal will be served, and all are invited.
  • Card Shower: The Home & School Society is organizing a card shower for welcoming the Kellermann family. Cards and/or gift cards from some of your favorite area restaurants or stores would help the Kellermann family get acquainted with the Midland area. Please drop these off in the church office by Friday, July 13. Thank you.
  • Retirements: Remember to mark your calendars for the afternoon of July 22 when we will recognize our faithful called workers who are retiring this year. Please also remember to RSVP as soon as possible to Pastor Behnken.
  • 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.
  • Kitchen Items: The Ladies Guild cleaned the church kitchen. If you have any kitchen items here, please check for them on the counter and take them home when you are able. 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 24

  • Installation: The installation of the Kellermann’s will take place in the second service on Sunday, July 15. A meal will be served, and all are invited.
  • Retirements: Remember to mark your calendars for the afternoon of July 22 when we will recognize our faithful called workers who are retiring this year. Please also remember to RSVP as soon as possible to Pastor Behnken.
  • Kitchen Items: The Ladies Guild cleaned the church kitchen. 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 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!