HS MINISTRY MEAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

High school youth are traveling to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp this year for a week of service and adventure. When they return, they will be eager to tell you all about their experience and make you dinner. Ticket sales support this year’s trip. The Ministry Meal is Sunday, August 18 at 5pm. $10 per ticket, Families of 4 or more $40. Free will donations toward the youth trip are always welcome.  Seek out high school youth selling tickets on Sundays near the Welcome...

BLESSING OF GRADUATES: Sun June 2

During our June 2nd Sunday worship we will be recognizing and blessing graduating high school students with a light reception afterwards. If you would like to be included in this blessing please contact the church office.

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  ...

GSLC MOWING SCHEDULE: Mowers Needed!

With summer quickly approaching that means grass will be growing. Please consider helping keep GSC beautiful and sign up to mow. If you’re interested here is the link to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2772749/false#/ invitation or you may contact Colin Lange at 507 254-8855 or contact Mike in the church...

Well Worth It 2019 – A WOMEN’S BOOK RETREAT: Sat-Sun June 29-30

Well Worth It 2019 A Women’s Book Retreat Countering myths about sexuality, spirituality and societal expectations Sparked by two new books join us as we examine the healthy – and unhealthy – messages women receive from society and the church about sexuality and worth. We’ll uncover how to claim God’s grace amidst our own stories and dream about how to pass that grace onto the next generation. Want to make it a full getaway? Reserve a room at the Centerstone Plaza by June 8th for a reduced rate. Hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Event Dates and Times: Saturday June 29th, 2019, 8am-5pm Sunday June 30th, 2019, 8am-noon Event Location: Alpine Room at the Centerstone Plaza Hotel in Rochester, MN Books Being Discussed: “Pure” by Linda Kay Klein “Shameless” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Attendees are responsible for purchasing books and reading them prior to the retreat.) Cost: The cost of the retreat is $55 per person.  Sign up at: http://goodshepherdchurch.net/wel-worth-it-retreat Please send payment to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 559 20th St SW Rochester, MN 55902 by June 8th to guarantee your spot. as registration is limited to 40 participants Please make checks payable to Good Shepherd Church and write “Women’s Book Retreat” in the memo. Please note that the $55 fee is non-refundable. The $55 fee does not include lodging costs or the cost of books. Meals: Breakfast baked goods and snacks will be provided both days.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday only. Saturday supper will be on your own. Lodging (optional): A limited number of hotel rooms are available for retreat attendees to reserve at a reduced rate...

FIRST BAND ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 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. This is the first GoodStock Band Announcement! We are so excited for you to see Tim Hildebrandt and the Level Best Band! These guys ooze talent and you are going to LOVE their sound!  http://www.timhildebrandtmusic.com 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: http://goodearthvillage.org/goodstock...

END OF APRIL 2019 FINANCIAL REPORT

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Financial Update April 30th, 2019 Offerings $169,717* Actual Expenses $161,511** *Includes 4/12ths of 2019 full year gifts received in January. ** These totals do not include $5,269.52 of designated offerings received and given directly to local and global...

OFFICE EMAIL CHANGES! UPDATE YOUR CONTACTS!

Please note that Pastor’s and Office emails have changed to those below. Old email addresses will be forwarded to new ones for the coming months before being discontinued. Pastor Charlie – pastor.charlie@goodshepherdchurch.net Pastor Carl-Eric – pastor.ce@goodshepherdchurch.net Mike Thilges –...

REG DEADLINE MAY 17: “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 30 people registered. If you are interested in hearing more about the trip, contact Pastor Charlie in the office or Rita Howe (ritahowe@gmail.com), trip organizer who will be able to send you the trip brochure. Information about the trip is available at the Welcome Center. The cost is $1,200. Deadline is Thur May 17th with first come first serve on the remaining seats. 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.  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/ We hope to see you in the...

CONGREGATIONAL POTLUCK, COUNCIL UPDATE, FINANCIAL UPDATE: Sun May 19

Before we head into summer GSC will gather for food and fellowship. Council is preparing an update on important initiatives including: Key insights from the CAT survey, financial update, several important initiatives, and summer events. We will also draw winners for our CAT survey gift cards. This gathering begins immediately after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to...

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