$40,000 in 40 Days Fundraiser

$40,000 in 40 Days Fundraiser

What is God calling US to do? When God told Noah to build an ark so that Noah and his family (and the animals!) could survive 40 days and nights of torrential rains, Noah didn’t question God. He just started building. As a congregation we need to think about what is God calling US as a congregation to do, and how we can get there. This fundraiser has a number attached–and it’s a big one: $40,000. This is the amount that we as a congregation committed to raising when we passed our 2016 budget at the annual meeting. But this fundraiser isn’t just about numbers, it’s is really about mission. It’s about allowing us as a congregation to be financially ready to do what God is calling us to do. Help Achieve Our Goal Together, we can be ready. With a little bit from everyone in the congregation we can get our ark built and be ready for whatever God calls us to do. If everyone gives something over the next 40 days we can meet our goal. Kids, can you share some of your allowance and dig into your piggy banks and give $.25 per day for the next 40 days? Grownups, can you brew your own coffee at home for the next 40 days and give that $5 per day to Good Shepherd’s mission instead? It will take everyone coming together for 40 days, examining what God is calling YOU to do, and participating in order for Good Shepherd Church to be ready for what God is calling us to do together. Schedule We will kick off our...

Congregation Meeting To Vote On An Associate Pastor Call

The Associate Pastor Call Committee has enthusiastically recommended a candidate to our congregation for the position of Associate Pastor. The congregational meeting to vote on the calling of this candidate will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2015, following the 9:00am worship service (approximately 10:00am). Normally, for reasons of privacy, the identity of the candidate remains confidential until the time of the meeting. However, due to the unusual circumstances of our situation, privacy concerns do not apply, and we are happy to identify the candidate as Carl-Eric Gentes, who has served as an intern and assistant minister since 2013. We look forward to hearing from the Call Committee about Carl-Eric’s work over the past two years at the meeting on June 28. Additionally, we look forward to discussing the terms of the recommended call and how the recommended call fits within our faith community’s future ministry plans at Good Shepherd Church. Please make plans to attend this very important meeting. A quorum of at least 71 voting (confirmed) congregation members is required by our constitution to conduct this vote. The authority to call a pastor lies with our congregation by at least a two-thirds majority ballot vote of members present and voting at this meeting. Finally, please remember that we will mark the end of our congregation’s Drive for 25 fundraising drive with a fellowship event following the congregational meeting on June 28th. God Bless, Eric M. Woodford President – GSC Church...
Easter Sunday Breakfast 2015

Easter Sunday Breakfast 2015

Join us for a light Easter Sunday breakfast in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, April 5, from 9:30-10:30am. Youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July and the Fellowship Committee invite you to share caramel rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee. What a great time to gather with friends and family while enjoying a light breakfast. Any freewill offering received will support the youth group for their...

Council Nominations 2015

The Council openings for 2015: Vice-President (2+2 year term) Education and Family (3 year term) Property and Technology (3year term) Finance (2 year term) Youth (3 year term) Fellowship (1 year term) A full slate of excellent candidates will be presented to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting on January 25th. It is a responsibility to serve the church in this capacity, yet it is also a great honor and privilege. Please consider this opportunity to serve the church. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the pastors, council members, or nomination committee members (Gaylene Ryan, Lonnie Fynskov, Eric & Michelle Schlicht, Tracy Tollefson, Duane Grosz, and Bart...

Annual Meeting 2015

Please plan on attending our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 25th, at 10:30am. There will be a single worship service on Sunday at 9:30am, followed by the Annual Meeting and potluck at 10:30am (Saturday worship is unchanged). Your attendance is important, as a quorum is required, and we want to join in a congregational discussion reflecting on the past year and preparing for 2015. We will review and approve the budget, nominations for committees, and plans for 2015. The Annual Reports will be available one week prior to the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Pastors or Bart...