HILLTOPERS JUNE 2019: WRITERS WORKSHOP BY JEN KOSKI PB WRITER

HillToppers meets on June 27th at noon with Jen Koski from the Rochester Post Bulletin. She will lead us in a writers workshop. Jen’s goal is to help each of us better understand how to write and that we all have an important story to share. Please come and welcome Jen to Good...

HERSTORY: GOOD EARTH VILLAGE WOMEN’S DAY SAT JUNE 29TH 9AM-4PM

HERSTORY: HOW WE TELL AND UNDERSTAND OUR STORIES WITHIN GOD’S STORY. Women’s Day is an annual event that explores topics important in the lives of Christian women. From our 2019 keynote speaker, Rev. Jodi Houge: Every single one of us with a pulse has a story. Stories remind us that we are human and that we belong to one another. If we invite people to tell the truth about their own lived experiences, we create a thin, holy space that leads to transformation. Throughout the morning, Jodi will share stories from her own life, the Gospel, and from the church that she pastors. She will also invite you to do the same with gentle invitation and encouragement. You will leave feeling less isolated and more connected to both yourself and others around you. The afternoon will give participants an opportunity to engage with different ways to explore their own stories through a choice of journaling, poetry, nature, art, and storytelling. 9:00 AM      Gathering, registration, and coffee in Log Lodge Great Room 9:30 AM      Welcome and announcements 9:45 AM      HERSTORY with Rev. Jodi Houge 11:45 AM      Break for lunch Noon           Lunch served in Barr Lodge 1:15 PM        Break-out sessions – choose your session from: Telling your story through Poetry, Movement, Journaling, Speaking, in Nature, or learn about the stories of women in the Bible 3:00 PM     Closing Worship with communion, lead by Pastor Liz Erickson Disability parking is available at each building and rides are available between parking areas and meeting spaces. Cost is...

SAVE THE DATE! HILLFEST 2019!

Hillfest will be held Saturday, September 14th 4:00-7:00 pm. Planning is occurring. If you wish to help plan this event, please contact the church office. And, if you have, or know of someone who has a large tent to share for HillFest, let the office know.

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...

EXCITING INFORMATION AND BAND UPDATES! GOODSTOCK @ GOOD EARTH VILLAGE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

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. It’s going to be an incredible weekend! Bring your friends and family. Expect good food, music, worship and friends.  There will be activities throughout the day. Info will be added as the details develop at: http://goodearthvillage.org/goodstock FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Opener – Tim Hildebrandt and the Level Best Band: These guys ooze talent and you are going to LOVE their sound! http://www.timhildebrandtmusic.com 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Headliner – Six Mile Grove: Six Mile Grove will be playing opening night at GoodStock! They have just released their new album, Million Birds, and it sounds amazing! http://sixmilegrove.com/ 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Bonfire & Fellowship SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 11:00 a.m. Children’s Area Open – designated area for families and children. 11:00 a.m. Food Truck 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Art / Farmers Market / Vendors / GEV Store 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Dennis Warner – Children’s Area performer Dennis Warner is going to be performing “Beads On One String!” This amazing show has received high praise from parents, librarians, and teachers alike for its positive message about our “connectedness” in the world. Plus, we’ll have his books for sale and a bead craft for all to do! http://warnersongs.com/ 5:00 p.m. Children’s Area Closes 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Music – Moors & McCumber – https://www.moorsandmccumber.com! 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Music – Peter Mayer: Peter Mayer is...

LIRS LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICE URGENT CALL FOR HELP

LIRS is Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, a long standing honorable institution of the ELCA which helped countless Asian refugees into America after the VietNam War. Message from LIRS Krish O’Mara Vignarajah; President and CEO : Almost every month, a migrant child dies in U.S. custody or en route to the southern border. But unspeakable horrors, like gang violence and human trafficking, leave them no choice but to risk the dangerous journey to America.  Sadly, when they arrive, they’re the ones who are treated like criminals — inhumanely apprehended and detained. And then they’re turned out on the streets with nothing. Will you help children and families find safety? Support is needed so LIRS can offer shelter, food, and basic necessities to migrant families who have been released from detention with nothing but the clothes on their backs.  These families shouldn’t be punished for seeking a better way of life. They want the same things as we all do: a roof over our heads, a hot meal, and the chance to keep their loved ones safe from harm. It’s simply un-American to turn our backs on these families.  But you can show them that America is still a place of compassion and welcome by donating to LIRS today. Please help desperate children and families with a generous gift. Any amount helps. We cannot afford to ignore this dire humanitarian crisis any...

S’MORE CHURCH BEGINS WEDNESDAY!

S’more Church begins Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm! Come on out Wednesday evenings for S’(ome) more church. (See what I did there?!) Light-hearted camp-style worship around a campfire. Sing songs, remind each other of the message from the previous Sunday, and have S’mores. Great for all ages. Bring a lawn...

COME ON DOWN AND SUPPORT THE GOOD SHEPHERD SOFTBALL TEAMS

The Good Shepherd adult and youth softball team seasons are underway. The adult team plays on Tuesdays and the youth team plays on Wednesdays thru the first week of August. Games are played at McQuillan Fields. JUNE SOFTBALL SCHEDULE 6/4 – 9pm – GSC Adult Team vs. Ascension 6/5 – 7pm – GSC Youth vs. Redeemer 6/11 – 8pm – GSC Adult vs. Redeemer 6/12 – 7pm – GSC Youth vs. Bethel 6/18 – 9pm – GSC Adult vs. Gloria Dei 6/19 – 6pm – GSC Youth vs. Redeemer (Game 1) 6/19 – 7pm – GSC Youth vs. Bethel (Game 2) 6/25 – 7pm – GSC Adult vs. Pax Christi 6/26 – 6pm – GSC Youth vs. Redeemer (Game 1) 6/26 – 7pm – GSC Youth vs. Bethel (Game...

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...

Worship on the Go! June 9

It is Summer and we at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church know that this means many of our community may be traveling. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t worship with us. Wherever you are and whenever you can find the time, we encourage you to take 15 min to worship God and speak the good news of God’s gracious love into the world.

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