News & Notes – June 4

  • 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!
  • Good Shepherd Camping Trip: The entire congregation is welcome to join the campers on Saturday, June 9th , for a day of fun at Rifle River Recreation Area in the Grousehaven campground. To cap off the day, we’ll have a worship service led by Pastor Behnken at 5pm followed by a potluck meal. It’s not too late to reserve a campsite for the weekend either. Just go to www.midnrreservations.com
  • Summer Playdates: We would like to invite all Little Lamb families and Good Shepherd Lutheran 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 for Wednesday, June 21,  Wednesday, July 19, and Wednesday, August 16.
  • Summer VBS: Please mark your calendars for the week of July 24 – 28 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 6. Please invite your friends and neighbors as well! Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon.

 

 

News & Notes – May 28

  • Graduation Reception: Next Sunday, June 4, in place of Family 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!
  • Summer Playdates: We would like to invite all Little Lamb families and Good Shepherd Lutheran 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 for Wednesday, June 21,  Wednesday, July 19, and Wednesday, August 16.
  • Summer VBS: Please mark your calendars for the week of July 24 – 28 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 6. Please invite your friends and neighbors as well! Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon.

News & Notes – May 21

  • Ascension Worship Service is this Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 PM. Please join us.
  • Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the church bulletin board.
  • Loons Outing: Good Shepherd, together with area congregations, will enjoy fellowship at the Loons game on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 PM. Plan to purchase lawn seats in advance. Our group plans to gather in center-right field.
  • Summer Playdates: We would like to invite all Little Lamb families and Good Shepherd Lutheran 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!
    • Wednesday, June 21st
    • Wednesday, July 19th
    • Wednesday, August 16th
  • Summer VBS: Please mark your calendars for the week of July 24 – 28 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 6. Please invite your friends and neighbors as well! Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon.

News & Notes – May 14

  • Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the church bulletin board.
  • No Midweek Bible Class: Reminder that class will not meet this week but resume next week, May 24.
  • Loons Outing: Good Shepherd, together with area congregations, will enjoy fellowship at the Loons game on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 PM. Plan to purchase lawn seats in advance. Our group plans to gather in center-right field.
  • MLS is seeking a part-time administrative assistant, providing support to athletic and extra-curricular activities, as well as other responsibilities to be assigned. It is expected to be a part-time position, requiring 15-25 hours per week, depending upon the time of year. This position is part of a re-structuring of how some administrative support functions are executed, and will require a self-starting individual that is able to work in a team, take responsibility for completion of assigned tasks, and effectively communicate challenges or obstacles to other team members. Hourly wage will be dependent upon experience and qualifications, and there is potential for growth in the coming years. We will be adding it to our website, Facebook page, and Parent Email. Questions should be directed to Chris Kestner, Business Manager at MLS. (989) 793-1393 or email crk@mlsem.org

News & Notes – May 7

Confirmation of our confirmands will take place during 2nd service today.

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!

Mowing volunteers are needed for this summer at Good Shepherd. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the church bulletin board.

News & Notes – April 30

  • 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.
  • MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic golf outing: This popular event will be held July 15, 2017. Early bird registration pricing is available until June 1. We also need sponsors and volunteers to make this an enjoyable, successful event. Call the foundation office 989-793-7511 or visit http://www.mls-foundation.org/Golf.html for more information about any of these opportunities.

News & Notes – April 23

  • Bible Class is continuing its look at Ephesians today, especially the teaching of God’s election in Christ. Please join us.
  • Easter Flowers: If you ordered flowers for Easter, please feel free to take them home after services today. Thank you!
  • Join the MLC Wind Symphony on May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the MLS chapel as it presents its spring tour concert. The MLC Wind Symphony, under the direction of interim conductor Erin Meissner, is an instrumental ensemble of approximately 50 musicians representing all areas of study at MLC including music, pre-seminary studies and early, elementary and secondary education. The Wind Symphony performs standard, contemporary and sacred wind band literature in four concerts each academic year, touring annually.
  • MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic golf outing: This popular event will be held July 15, 2017. Early bird registration pricing is available until June 1. We also need sponsors and volunteers to make this an enjoyable, successful event. Call the foundation office 989-793-7511 or visit http://www.mls-foundation.org/Golf.html for more information about any of these opportunities.

News & Notes – April 9

  • New Bible Class: We are beginning a new Adult Bible Class this Sunday as we take up a study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. In the first chapter, Paul discusses predestination – the truth that God chose us to be his own before the creation of the world. Join us for a discussion of this challenging – yet wonderfully comforting – truth of God’s Word.
  • Special Offering: A special offering will be gathered this morning for the LWMS. Their rally takes place at Bethel, Bay City on the morning of Saturday, April 22.
  • Voters’ Meeting: April 18th is the date for our regular quarterly Voters’ Meeting.
  • Easter Brunch Sign-Up: On the bulletin board in the hallway you will find sign-up sheets about our Easter brunch. One sheet is for the food that is needed for the brunch. Please scan the sheet and see what you would be willing to bring. The second sheet is for those who plan on attending the Easter brunch. This helps the people who will be setting the tables and chairs up. The Easter brunch is a wonderful time for fellowship. We hope to see you there.

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion                 Thursday, 6:30 PM

Good Friday Tenebrae (Service of Darkness)            Friday, 7:30 PM

Easter Dawn with Holy Communion                               Sunday, 7:00 AM

Easter Breakfast                                                                        Sunday, 8:00 AM

Easter Festival Worship with Holy Communion       Sunday, 9:30 AM

News & Notes – April 2

  • Special Thanks to Pastor Fetzer for being with us this morning and for his message from God’s Word!
  • Voters’ Meeting: April 18th 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.
  • Lent: Our Lenten worship continues this Wednesday at 6:30. A soup supper begins at 5:30, and all are welcome. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board. The following Wednesdays of Lent will follow this same schedule.
  • Easter Flowers: We are ordering flowers from Boersma’s Greenhouse this year. There are several options to choose from.  All plants will be in foiled pots. A sign-up sheet is posted to the church bulletin board. Please specify desired color of flower for hyacinths, tulips, mums and azaleas. Deadline is today after second service!
  • Easter Brunch Sign-Up: On the bulletin board in the hallway you will find sign-up sheets about our Easter brunch. One sheet is for the food that is needed for the brunch. Please scan the sheet and see what you would be willing to bring. The second sheet is for those who plan on attending the Easter brunch. This helps the people who will be setting the tables and chairs up. The Easter brunch is a wonderful time for fellowship. We hope to see you there.
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS): The next LWMS Mid-Michigan meeting will be held Saturday, April 22, at Bethel Lutheran Church, in Bay City. Registration starts at 9:30, with the meeting starting at 10:00 AM. Election of officers will be held. A luncheon will be served. The speaker will be Vivien Gierach, St. John’s Lutheran, Ann Arbor, on “Apacheland.” This meeting is open to everyone, including the men. There will be a free-will offering after church services to go towards money for missionary work. This will be announced ahead of time. Fall Rally will be held at Mt. Olive in Bay City, usually the third Saturday. In Spring of 2018 (usually the third Saturday of April), our church will be hosting the meeting. We will be asking for volunteers as we will need greeters, servers, set up and clean up, and people to make food for the meeting

News & Notes – March 26

  • Easter Baskets: We will be delivering baskets for Easter to some of our members who could use a little extra help at this time of year. Today is the last day for a free-will offering. A basket is in the back of the church.
  • Intermittent Office Hours:  The office will be open intermittently during this week of LES spring break. Regular office hours will resume next Monday, April 3.
  • Voters’ Meeting: April 18th 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 and let the secretary know or Daren Roehl.
  • Every-Member Visit: Pastor Behnken is hoping to visit all the members of Good Shepherd. This is simply an informal visit to “see how everyone’s doing.” Please sign up on the bulletin board.
  • Lent: Our Lenten worship continues this Wednesday at 6:30. A soup supper begins at 5:30, and all are welcome. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board. The following Wednesdays of Lent will follow this same schedule.
  • Easter Flowers: We are ordering flowers from Boersma’s Greenhouse this year. There are several options to choose from.  All plants will be in foiled pots. A sign-up sheet is posted to the church bulletin board. Please specify desired color of flower for hyacinths, tulips, mums and azaleas. Deadline for ordering is next Sunday, April 2!
  • MLS Fine Arts Camp is an opportunity for children entering 2nd – 6th grade to participate in a wide range of fine arts classes. Camps will be held from 8:30 AM – Noon. Please visit www.mlsem.org/fineartscamp for more information and to register.
  • MLS Sports Camps emphasize teaching fundamentals, skills, and knowledge of the game in a positive, Christian setting. Please visit www.mlsem.org/sports-camps for more information and to register.