All Saints Sunday Nov 4th

We will celebrate All Saints on Sat Nov 3rd and Sun Nov 4th at all worship services. Each member of our church who has died to Christ in this past year and all those baptized into Christ will be remembered by calling out their name and ringing of a bell. This is a special day to remember all saints in God’s light. If you wish to have a loved one who is not a member of our church named, please contact the church office by Fri Nov...
Summer Worship Schedule 2017

Summer Worship Schedule 2017

Summer Worship Timeline Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28) through Labor Day weekend (September 2-3). Two Services Saturdays – 5:30pm Sundays – 9:30m Outdoor Worship Dates & times are forthcoming camp-style worship in our amphitheater behind the church building in the event of inclement weather, worship will be held indoors in Fellowship...
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....
Stream the 2017 SEMN Synod Assembly

Stream the 2017 SEMN Synod Assembly

This weekend is the SEMN Synod’s annual assembly, which takes place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. On Sunday, May 7, 2017, there will be a livestream of the Synod Assembly Worship service at 8:30am. You can use the following link to access the...
Holy Week & Easter 2017

Holy Week & Easter 2017

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2017 Saturday April 8 No Worship Service Palm/Passion Weekend – Hosanna in the Highest! Sunday, April 9 – 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. 8:15am – Worship 9:15am – Sunday School Intergenerational Event 10:30am – Worship Maundy Thursday – Experience the Last Supper Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00pm 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 2nd Graders receive their First Communion. Good Friday – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross Friday, April 14 @ 7:00pm Encounter the Stations of the Cross…Hear the seven last words Jesus…Remember the ultimate act of love as our Lord dies for us upon the cross. Saturday April 15 No Worship Service Easter Sunday – He is Risen! Alleluia! Sunday, April 16 – Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord at Easter Festival worship. 8:15am – Worship 9:15am – Easter Breakfast 10:00am – Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am – Worship...
Lent 2017

Lent 2017

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Series On Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, we will gather for worship at the close of the day. In this quiet reflective service we will invite members of the Rochester community who are immigrants to share their stories with us. In the silence of night, we will engage in holy listening in hopes of hearing God’s promise anew. We will use the Night Song liturgy written by Pastor Carl-Eric. The nursery will be staffed by high school students from 6:00-7:30pm, making child care available to families.   Lenten Soup Supper Sign-Up A special sign-up sheet for preparing and serving Lenten Simple Soup Suppers (soup, bread, and beverages) is to be found on the Welcome desk. Be creative and form a group to make soup together, serve, and clean up for one of our 5 Lenten Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:00pm). We normally serve 50-80 people. Our entire church family thanks you!   Weekly Lenten Adult Education Series: Immigrants, Refugees & the Displaced During the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, we will engage in learning more about the experiences of immigrants, refugees, and the displaced. We have invited community organizations, like Catholic Charities of Winona, Intercultural Mutual Assistance (IMAA), Family Promise/IHN, and the Diversity Council, to present us with the issues facing these populations right her in Rochester. Join us to listen, learn, and engage in our community.   Lenten Schedule 2017 Wednesday Nights (March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 15) 5:30pm – Ring & Sing 6:00pm – Lenten Soup Supper & Lenten Mentors 7:00pm – Lenten Worship 7:30pm – Adult Choir Saturday Evenings 5:30pm – Worship Sunday...