Spring Cleanup 2017

Spring Cleanup 2017

Who loves Spring Cleaning? Or who loves the results of spring cleaning? Please help our church family keep our immaculate property looking immaculate on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 8am–Done (hopefully noon). We will lay ground fabric, landscape rock, mulch, pull weeds, trim trees, wash windows, clean closets, and much more.  A light breakfast will be provided. A sign-up sheet will be located at the Welcome Desk. If you have any questions, please contact Bart Hanson. UPDATED: Rescheduled for June 10,...
Lent & Holy Week 2016

Lent & Holy Week 2016

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Series This year’s Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Series will focus on listening to and feeling the suffering of the world, as we discern the best way to respond. Each week will focus on a question for reflection in participatory worship and on Facebook. We will also be testing a new liturgy written by Pastor Carl-Eric. Join us for worship at 7:00pm on Wednesday nights during Lent.   Weekly Lenten Adult Education Series: Making Sense of the Chrisitan Faith This adult education is available at two times each week: Sundays at 9:30am and Thursday at 10:00am. The weekly topic will be first taught on Sunday mornings at 9:30am during the adult education hour. This time is intended for learners who want to learn some of the basic contours of faith by watching a video presentation and participating in a guided conversation. The same topic will also be taught on Thursdays at 10:00am, but is intended for individuals who want to take a deeper look at each lesson with more time for discussion and associated bible study.   Lenten Schedule 2016 Wednesday Nights 5:30pm – Praise Kids and Ring & Sing 6:00pm – Youth Choir and Lenten Mentors 6:30pm – Simple Supper 7:00pm – Ash Wednesday Worship 7:45pm – Adult Choir Thursday Mornings 10:00am – Adult Education Series: Making Sense of the Christian Faith (with Pastor John Allen) Saturday Evenings 5:30pm – Worship Sunday Mornings 8:15am – Worship 9:15am – Sunday School Opening 9:30am – Sunday School & Adult Education Series: Making Sense of the Christian Faith 10:30 – Worship   Holy Week Schedule 2016 Palm/Passion Weekend – Hosanna in...
Ordination & Installation of Carl-Eric Gentes

Ordination & Installation of Carl-Eric Gentes

Assistant Minister Carl-Eric has honored our congregation by choosing to be ordained at Good Shepherd on Sunday, September 27, at 3:00pm. All Good Shepherd congregation members are invited and encouraged to celebrate this life milestone with Carl-Eric, his family, friends, mentors, and Southeastern Minnesota Synod community members. Following the service, a catered meal will be served beginning at 4:45pm in Fellowship Hall. For catering planning, congregation members are asked to RSVP for the meal by signing up at the Welcome desk or calling the church office, 289-1748, by Rally Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help provide this celebration meal as a gift to Carl-Eric, please place your contribution in the red envelope near the office mailbox labeled PCE ordination. Your support for Carl-Eric during this special time in his life is very much...
Art On The Go! Painting Night Fundraiser At Good Shepherd Church

Art On The Go! Painting Night Fundraiser At Good Shepherd Church

UPDATE: Art on the Go Rochester at Good Shepherd has been rescheduled! Tuesday, August 18th, 6:00-8:30pm Join us for a fun night of painting with friends. All art supplies are provided and no experience is necessary At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church $35 per painter ($10 per painter is donated back to the youth program at Good Shepherd!) Relax and have fun! Register online at ArtontheGoRochester.com Questions? Call 507-244-1942 or email artonthegoroch@gmail.com   Join your friends on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as Nicki, from Art on the Go Rochester, walks you through step-by-step instructions to create your own artwork. You can customize your artwork with your favorite colors and there is no experience necessary. Reserve your seat by registering at artonthegorochester.com. The night begins at 6:00pm and the cost is...
Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule

The summer worship schedule: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend two services: Saturdays – 5:30pm Sundays – 9:00am Outdoor Worship: every third Sunday of each month (June 21, July 19, and August 16) camp-style worship in our amphitheater behind the church building in the event of inclement weather, worship will be held indoors Sunday School and Simple Supper have finished for the...
Vacation Bible School – June 8-12, 2015

Vacation Bible School – June 8-12, 2015

Start your summer with Vacation Bible School! VBS will be Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12, 2015. Registration forms and money are due to the church office by Sunday, May 17, 2015. Good Shepherd offers two 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 Preschool Spark Summer Splash 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 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 and outdoors. Sunscreen should be applied before arriving at camp each day. Bug repellent is suggested for the field trip to Good Earth Village on Thursday. Volunteer – Many volunteers are needed to make this exciting week a success: VBS PreK...

April Parents’ Night Out

UPDATE: Parents’ Night Out will be rescheduled for May. There is no Parents’ Night Out this Sunday, April 19, 2015. Thank you to the parent and youth group volunteers who made the March Parents’ Night Out a success. In response to parent feedback about early bedtimes, the next Parents’ Night Out will be Sunday, April 19, right after church. Let your kids play with the energetic high school student volunteers (and adult chaperones), while you enjoy Sunday Brunch with other...