Hill Fest 2018 Summary

Whether you were the 70+ year-old taking pictures at the event, the 5 year-old that wiped down tables, or somewhere in between that worked on the quilts, helped clean up in the kitchen, or took time to show your enthusiasm for all the entertainers, again, THANK YOU! We couldn’t have had such a fun day and benefited a great cause without all your help and support! Thank you to all those that played a major role in pulling all this together.  Your months of preparations in all categories (decorations, time-table of events, tents/chairs, music, games, food, setup, greeters, finding a benefactor, etc) was very thorough and resulted in the day going on without even a hiccup. Had 170 people signed in, but we’re guessing we had more than 225 people.  You all made 3 quilts and raised $1,200 for IHN !!!  Good call on having the water games with temps in the high 80’s!! We are planning a “lessons learned” meeting to review what went right and what can be improved upon. We welcome your input too, the office is always taking...
Education Update – April & May 2017

Education Update – April & May 2017

April 2017 Sunday, April 2 No Sunday School due to Spring Break Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday Intergenerational Event Please join the Sunday School classes on Sunday, April 9, from 9:15-10:15, for an event celebrating Palm Sunday. We plan to decorate locks for the “Locks of Compassion” project sponsored by the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program here in Rochester. With a $10 donation, we will give you a lock which you will decorate with words/pictures representing love, hope, and compassion. The locks will then be featured prominently on the Locks of Compassion Display in our community. The hope is that this display will send a message of welcome to refugee children and their families. This event will take place in lieu of Sunday School. Thursday, April 13 – Maundy Thursday 2nd graders will have their First Communion Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday Easter Sunday Activities (No Sunday School) Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am for breakfast put on by Confirmation and High School students. Donations will be used for the ELCA Youth National Gathering in Houston in the summer of 2018. Children 0-5th grade should bring their Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt at 10:00am. Sunday, April 23 Adult Education and Sunday School resumes May Sunday, May 14 2nd Graders will lead the congregation in The Lord’s Prayer during 10:30am service 3rd/4th Graders will lead the congregation in The Apostle’s Creed during 10:30am service Sunday, May 21 We encourage all Sunday School Teachers to join us for an appreciation brunch in Fellowship Hall at 9:15am. High school youth will be attending the...
Game Night + Appetizers

Game Night + Appetizers

It’s Game Time! On Saturday, March 18, from 5:30-8:30pm, we will host a game night and have an appetizer potluck! All ages are welcome, so bring a game and an appetizer to share! Play old favorites or learn some new games. We will provide decks of cards, a variety of traditional board games, and several fun, newly published games! Contact Tristan Pearson if you have any...
Sledding in February

Sledding in February

Sledding After Church Bring your snow gear and sleds and come join us after the 10:30am worship service (weather permitting) on Sunday, February 12, 2017, for some sledding down Good Shepherd Church’s pristine sledding hills! Pizza Lunch & Hot Cocoa If anyone is interested in splitting the cost of pizza prior to sledding (since it will be around lunchtime), contact Erik or Michelle Schlicht with topping preferences. Afterwards, warm up with hot cocoa and...

Good Earth Village Pizza Night

Kids eat free at the Spring Valley Pizza Place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 5:00-8:00pm. Join GEV staff for a fun craft project and information about exciting new summer programs for 2017. Find out more at...
4th Annual Bake Sale to Support Rochester Women’s Shelter 2016

4th Annual Bake Sale to Support Rochester Women’s Shelter 2016

Bake Sale Hosted by Amanda and Amber Torvund, a bake sale will be held Saturday, November 19, from 5:00-7:00pm, and Sunday, November 20, from 8:00am-12:30pm, to raise money for the Rochester Women’s Shelter.   Donations & Purchases Please consider donating and purchasing baked goods. A donator sign-up sheet will be posted in the Narthex. Please drop off baked goods before each of the services. If you are unable to make either of these dates but would like to donate please contact Rhonda Torvund to make arrangements. Please support this great cause and get some wonderful treats for your Thanksgiving Day...
Women’s Summer Gathering & Guest Speaker Night 2016

Women’s Summer Gathering & Guest Speaker Night 2016

2nd Annual Summer Gathering & Guest Speaker Night Ladies of Good Shepherd, we are having our 2nd Annual Summer Gathering & Guest Speaker Night on Monday, July 25, from 6:30-8:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Guest Speaker Ann Bartlett Our main speaker is Ann Bartlett, who leads GRIEF SHARE in Rochester, MN. Her presentation is entitled WWSG: Walking With Someone Grieving. Ann says, “Ever felt at a loss of how best to comfort and support a grieving individual? Be assured you are not alone. We will explore some things to do and say as you walk with someone suffering a death. Our discussion, however, will not address all your questions, but hopefully it will be enough to enhance your comfort and confidence as you walk this journey with others.” Gardener Cindy Tomashek Following Ann’s presentation, our very own member Cindy Tomashek will share her hosta gardening expertise with us. Dessert Buffet And for the 2nd annual gathering we will have our 2nd annual delicious pie and ice cream buffet. Plan to attend and bring a guest to this special night of fellowship sponsored by the Monday night women’s Bible study...
Easter Sunday Breakfast 2016

Easter Sunday Breakfast 2016

Breakfast with Friends and Family You are invited to share caramel rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee between services (9:30-10:30am) on Easter Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a light breakfast with friends and family. Any freewill offering received will support the high school youth summer...