3rd & 4th Graders – The Apostles’ Creed

3rd & 4th Graders – The Apostles’ Creed

Hello, Parents of Third and Fourth graders! The education team at Good Shepherd invites parents and families of 3rd and 4th graders to the 10:30 service on May 14, 2017.  Your 3rd and 4th-graders have been working to learn the Apostles’ Creed this year. To recognize them for the time they have spent learning the Apostles’ Creed, we will ask the class to come forward as a group to lead our congregation in the Apostles’ Creed that day. We hope you will be able to attend....
1st & 2nd Graders – The Lord’s Prayer

1st & 2nd Graders – The Lord’s Prayer

Hello, Parents of First and Second graders! The education team at Good Shepherd invites parents and families of 1st and 2nd graders to the 10:30 service on May 14, 2017.  Your 1st and 2nd-graders have been working to learn the Lord’s Prayer this year. To recognize them for the time they have spent learning the Lord’s Prayer, we will ask the class to come forward as a group to lead our congregation in the Lord’s Prayer that day. We hope you will be able to attend....
Reception to Honor Rev. Dr. Carl-Eric Gentes

Reception to Honor Rev. Dr. Carl-Eric Gentes

Please gather for a special reception to honor Rev. Dr. Carl-Eric Gentes for earning his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Lutheran School of Theology. This celebration will be held May 14, 2017, at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Carl-Eric has graciously agreed to share some interesting nuggets from his doctoral thesis as part of this reception. Please put this on your calendar to attend, you won’t want to miss...
Vacation Bible School – June 19-23, 2017

Vacation Bible School – June 19-23, 2017

Begin your summer with Vacation Bible School at Good Shepherd! VBS will be Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, 2017. Good Shepherd will again partner with Good Earth Village for a full-day camp experience for K-5 school-age children. Parent volunteers will also lead a half-day camp experience for 4 & 5-year-olds who have not been to Kindergarten. Register Here Registration and money are due to the church office by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.   Different VBS Camps for Different Age Levels Preschool Spark Summer Splash Preschool (4-5 year olds not yet in Kindergarten) Monday – Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm Led by parent volunteer(s) Preschool Spark Summer Splash is a fun-filled week of praise songs, arts and crafts, activities, and more! Each day focuses on a biblical story and lesson. VBS Day Camp Kindergarten – 5th Grade (2016-2017 school year) Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; Friday – 9:00am-12:00pm Led by Good Earth Village counselors VBS Day Camp is a Christian education program offered in partnership with Good Earth Village. Kids will have a blast being led by Good Earth Village’s energetic youth ministry team. VBS Day Campers will have a field trip on Thursday to Good Earth Village for a trail hike, campfire, and more! It will be a fantastic week of Bible study, recreation, worship, crafts, and much more! VBS Info Outreach To support Good Shepherd’s youth stewardship education initiative, a service or organization is chosen to be the focus of the VBS campers’ service and generosity. Food Snacks and meals are provided throughout the week. Food allergies and dietary restrictions are accommodated. Dress VBS is an active week, so no flip-flops, please. Be dressed for the weather; activities are indoors...
Education Update – April & May 2017

Education Update – April & May 2017

April 2017 Sunday, April 2 No Sunday School due to Spring Break Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday Intergenerational Event Please join the Sunday School classes on Sunday, April 9, from 9:15-10:15, for an event celebrating Palm Sunday. We plan to decorate locks for the “Locks of Compassion” project sponsored by the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program here in Rochester. With a $10 donation, we will give you a lock which you will decorate with words/pictures representing love, hope, and compassion. The locks will then be featured prominently on the Locks of Compassion Display in our community. The hope is that this display will send a message of welcome to refugee children and their families. This event will take place in lieu of Sunday School. Thursday, April 13 – Maundy Thursday 2nd graders will have their First Communion Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday Easter Sunday Activities (No Sunday School) Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am for breakfast put on by Confirmation and High School students. Donations will be used for the ELCA Youth National Gathering in Houston in the summer of 2018. Children 0-5th grade should bring their Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt at 10:00am. Sunday, April 23 Adult Education and Sunday School resumes May Sunday, May 14 2nd Graders will lead the congregation in The Lord’s Prayer during 10:30am service 3rd/4th Graders will lead the congregation in The Apostle’s Creed during 10:30am service Sunday, May 21 We encourage all Sunday School Teachers to join us for an appreciation brunch in Fellowship Hall at 9:15am. High school youth will be attending the...