HOLY WEEK AT GSC

Palm/Passion Weekend: Hosanna in the Highest! Saturday, April 13, 5:30pm Sunday, April 14, 9:30am  Holy Week begins as we participate in the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem through a sea of palms.  We will then experience the story which changed the world forever — the Passion of Jesus Christ. All are invited on Palm Sunday to engage your five senses as we begin our journey into Holy Week. During Lent, each of our Sunday School class groups have been teaching each other about parts of Holy Week. After the service on Palm Sunday, we welcome you to linger at the tables in the Narthex and talk to the children about what they have learned. We are excited to share our experiences with you! Maundy Thursday: Experience the Last Supper Thursday, April 18, 7pm We gather to not only remember, but experience the night Jesus was betrayed as disciples called to eat and drink, to wash and be washed, to love and be loved.  We will celebrate with children and their families as they receive their first communion. Good Friday: Jesus Dies Up On the Cross Friday, April 19, 7pm We gather around the newly raised cross on the day of crucifixion. We listen to the last words of Christ in a service of word, prayer, music, and decreasing light. Easter Vigil: vig·il  [ˈvijəl], a period of keeping awake, especially to keep watch or pray. Saturday, April 20, 5:30pm  In this time of keeping awake, we will gather to visit, enjoy snacks, and tell a few stories about how we knew Jesus. Soon thereafter we will move, led by candles...

EASTER LILIES TO ENHANCE WORSHIP – ORDERS DUE FRI 4/18 NOON TO BE INCLUDED IN BULLETIN

To enhance our worship experience during the Easter season, GSC will again be adding lilies to our seasonal sanctuary décor. You may purchase an Easter lily for this purpose and bring it to your own home after the Easter Sunday services. The cost for each Easter lily is $10. Many members buy lilies in honor or memory of a loved one. You can place your order in the offering plate, place it in the mailbox outside the office door, drop it off during regular business hours, or return it by mail. Orders can be placed up to the week before Easter with the last order forms in the April 13th/14th bulletins. NAME: _________________________________________________________________________ NO. ORDERED _______________ IN MEMORY OF: _______________________________________________________________ IN HONOR OF:...

HILLTOPPERS, A POTLUCK, AND PROGRAM – Thurs April 25th 12-2pm

What’s the difference between a Memorial service and a Funeral service? How much do I get to decide about my service? How are they planned? Do you have questions about these last rites? Come to HillToppers on April 25th for a special presentation on Planning my last...

GSC FAMILY PROMISE HOSTING WEEK: April 28th-May 5th

You can go to signupgenius.com/findasignup and type gscfpr@gmail.com in the “Search for a signup” creator’s email box to sign up online. We will have the white board up in the narthex again too, if you prefer or you can contact Molly Van Norman (mavskis@charter.net). If you or someone you know is interested and in need of training, contact Rudy Naul...

DEADLINE APR 29TH REG: “A PLACE APART” Nestled in Cascade Mtns of Glacier Peak Wilderness

Good Shepherd Lutheran is organizing a group trip to Holden Village Fri Sept 20 to Sun Sept 29, 2019.  We currently have a group of 20 plus people committed to the group. If you are interested in hearing more about the trip, contact Pastor Charlie in the office or Rita Howe (ritahowe@gmail.com), trip organizer. A registration form will be located at the Welcome center with trip information. Registration deadline is Mon April 29th. Nestled in the mountains of the beautiful Glacier Peak Wilderness, Holden provides space for visitors to get back to basics. The Village welcomes all who seek rest and renewal to take part in daily rhythms of work, recreation, worship, and shared meals with good company.  For information on Holden Village go to: http://www.holdenvillage.org/ Even if you will not be participating in the GSC group trip, you are encouraged to learn more about this wonderful community where fun and laughter permeate worship, work, study, and play to celebrate the awesome gift of God’s abundant love. We hope to see you in the...

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DAY CAMP: “Stories Woven – We are all connected within God’s Story.”

Join us June 10-14, 2019, for a fun-filled week of energetic games, messy crafts, engaging stories, and joyful worships led by Good Earth Village counselors. This year’s GEV theme is “Stories Woven – We are all connected within God’s Story.” Elementary Day Camp (K-5 school-age children): 9 am-3 pm (M-TH); 9am-12pm (F) Cost: $60 per camper before May 10th, $80 after May 10th Preschool Morning Camp (preschool 4 & 5-year-olds): 9:00am-12:00pm (M-F) Cost: $25 per camper (congregation volunteer led) Sign-up on the Good Shepherd website. Use this link: https://goo.gl/forms/p3mrRfyFhmmJvn3s1  Needed: We are looking for help to support this special ministry! Even if you don’t have a child participating in our Day Camp week, you can help children grow in faith during our week together. We are looking for: Homes to host Good Earth Village counselors (Will be hosted by Steve and Rita Howe), suppers and a lunch (either gift cards or host a meal for 4-5 counselors), volunteers to help throughout the week, and money for scholarships. Questions? Contact Tracy Tollefson at 507-358-5754 (call or text) or dougandtracy@charter.net  ...

ANIMALS FOR PEOPLE IN NEED – Start Shopping Now!!

Sunday School Families: Do you know where our Sunday school offering goes? This year we are collecting money for the ELCA Good Gifts. At the end of the year, we can choose which animals we want to give to families in need.  These animals can provide food to eat and can be sold at market for much-needed income.  It’s not too late to be a part of giving these gifts to families! Start your shopping now to help decide what animals should be given!...

SAVE THE DATE: Aug 16-18th GOODSTOCK @ GOOD EARTH VILLAGE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

This is your Save the Date invite! Good Earth Village in Spring Valley MN is having an extra exciting year this year! It’s the 50th Anniversary of Good Earth Village (and world-famous Woodstock!) so GEV is throwing a big ole celebration! Mark your calendars and plan to spend your weekend at GEV. Bring your friends and family. Expect good food, music, worship and friends. It’s going to be an incredible weekend! Info will be added as the details develop at:...

WHERE YOUR LIGHTS SHINES! April 7-13 National Volunteer Week

The Tree on the wall in our Narthex is now coming to light!  Have you added where “your light so shines?”  We’d like to see where YOUR light is shining, wherever you volunteer.  National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, and we’d like to celebrate where your light...

INDOOR GSC SPRING CLEAN-UP: Sat April 13th 8:am-12pm

Focusing on the Sanctuary, Welcome Center, Bathrooms and Fellowship Hall. Many hands make light work, so come join us! Light food will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Bart Hanson at hansonbart@hotmail.com or...