FLOCK CAT SURVEY IS LIVE! SURVEY CLOSES SUN APR 7TH!!

It’s time for the Shepherd Church Flock to take the Church Assessment Tool (CAT) Survey. The GSC Council wants EVERY VOICE in our congregation to provide them with more insight for our visioning process. Everyone in your household age 16 and older should participate. It takes 15-20 mins in one sitting. Assistance can be given from the church office. Click HERE or type https://surveymonkey.com/r/GoodShepherdRochester into your browser URL field box. Please complete the Survey by Sun April...

GSLC COUNCIL UPDATE AND VISIONING NEXT STEPS – CAT SURVEY

Thank you for participating in our visioning process thus far. Our Council president gave a brief update at our annual meeting and he also said there is more to do. Council has decided to go deeper and wider with some meaningful questions for members and visitors of GSLC before creating a new strategic plan. Therefore, GSLC will be launching the CAT in a couple weeks. No, we’re not getting a church pet; CAT is the “Church Assessment Tool.” This is your way to join your voice to our congregation-wide visioning effort. God has led each of you here to be part of this church, your voice needs to be heard and your Council is ready to listen. A link to the online CAT will soon be shared via email, in a letter to all households, and on the GSLC Facebook and web pages. All members and regular visitors (age 16 and up) are asked to take the CAT. It’s completely anonymous. Plan on 20- 30 minutes in one sitting to make this investment for your church. For those without online access or familiarity with computers, assistance will be provided here at church or over the phone. You may read more about the CAT at...

RESCHEDULED TRIP SUN 4/7: RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit

As part of our Lenten experience, GSC has re-scheduled a trip to experience the RACE Exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Sunday, April 7th. We will travel by bus to St. Paul for the exhibit and then have conversation over dinner before returning to Rochester. All ages welcome. Cost is estimated at $50 depending on number of participants and includes museum admission, transport, and dinner. If you wish to go, please sign up on the Narthex Kiosk or by contacting the church office by March...

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:...

FINANCIAL Feb 2019 (through Feb. 28, 2019)

  2019 2019 Offerings $63,697* Actual Expenses $77,738 surplus (deficit) ($14,041) *Does not include $3,410 of designated offerings received for local and global Hunger in...

WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERVICE: “SEEING WE”

This Lent we open our eyes to the ways our lives and our spirituality have been shaped by race. This week Pastor Charlie reflects on the predominance of individualism in the self perception of white people and what it would look like to see ourselves as a “We” bound by historical social...

SOCIAL MINISTRY CORNER

Did you know that Good Shepherd has a history of being a leading ELCA congregation in benevolent giving to local and world hunger? Last year, members of GSC gave in excess of $15,000 as direct gifts to hunger causes. Everyone is welcome to join the cause. Gifts designated specifically for local or global hunger are sent directly to Channel One or ELCA Global Hunger. And did you know that March is Minnesota Food Share Month? We invite all members of Good Shepherd to be part of a special food collection drive. During March, you will see our 2 large blue barrels next to the entry doors to our sanctuary. We welcome donations of appropriate food shelf items as well as monetary gifts during March. Shelf stable/canned meat items are in great...

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

The Tree on the wall in our Narthex will come to light in a new way soon! We’d like to see YOUR shining lights far and wide, wherever you volunteer. National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, and we’d like to celebrate where your light shines! Watch the bulletin and Happynings for...

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