GSLC LEADERSHIP Council & Committee Leaders 2019

Good Shepherd Church LEADERSHIP Council & Committee Leaders 2019 Leadership Council   Member/Candidate Term Ends Lead Pastor Rev. Charlie Leonard Serving under call Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Carl-Eric Gentes Serving under call President Delbert Feenstra Jan-21 Vice-President Lori Bates Jan-21 Secretary Colin Lange Jan-20 Treasurer Rhonda Torvund Annual Appt. Member Carl Jepsen Jan-20 Member Tony Aipperspach Jan-21 Member Sue Titus Jan-22 Member Denise Krueger Jan-22 Member Ben Mohr Jan-20 Committee Leader Term Ends Social Ministry TBD at next meeting Jan- Worship & Music TBD at next meeting Jan- Youth Vacant Indefinitely Vacant Education & Family Lonnie Fynskov Jan-21 Fellowship/Evangelism Toni Aipperspach Jan-22 Finance Carl Jepsen Jan-20 Personnel Ben Mohr Jan-20 Property & Technology Tony Aipperspach Jan-21 Stewardship TBD at next meeting Jan- Memorials TBD at next meeting Jan- Audit Kenton Lynne Jan-20 Audit Joel Krueger Jan-21 Audit Rudy Naul Jan-22 Nominating Committee Lori Bates VP 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Mary Manges 2019 Nominating Committee Colin Lange 2019 Gift Committee member at large Carol Kivimagi 2022 Endowment Committee Dave Herder 2022 Endowment Committee Jack Friedli 2022 ? Endowment Committee Tim Fynskov 2022 ?...

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...

Pastor’s Letter Messenger Oct 2018 Part I – Lessons & Promises

Lessons for Life and Promises from the Gospel That’s the title I would assign to our 2018 Fall Stewardship emphasis.  Lessons and promises sound like more than traditional preaching, and in all actuality, it is. Preaching is about being filled with promised grace, lessons are part of a deeper learning to accompany these promises. This fall we have experienced a different form of preaching in worship, a format that calls upon us to engage more deeply with the promises of the gospel.  Yes, it has meant a slight change in our liturgy, but it’s meant to enhance engagement with the gospel promises through learning and responding.  I pray it is, or becomes, a meaningful reception of grace for you as we continue through the fall. Our Stewardship plan this fall has folded into five Sundays of lessons and promises. This combination is occurring through readings, singing, a video, preaching, meditation, sharing, and praying.  The Lessons and Promises topics for these 5 weeks are: Promise Legacy Ambition Capacity Essence Come ready to learn, to engage your hearts and minds, and to receive grace. In worship on November 3rd and 4th we invite you to celebrate this grace, perhaps with new meanings by looking ahead to 2019 with God’s promises deeply embedded in our hearts. See you in worship, Pastor...

Pastor’s Letter Messenger Oct 2018 Part II – Retirement Social Group

Something Newer for Our Loved Ones – Older I have a dream for something new at Good Shepherd Lutheran for those living in the age of retirement. My dream is a gathering of people during the day to eat together, to be enlightened together, to play together, and to be blessed. If you look at the attached calendar you will find on October 18th, at 12:00 noon A GATHERING WITHOUT A NAME.  I encourage you to put this date and time on your calendar if you are retired and looking for a reason to get together with your church friends (I need your help to discover a NAME for this group and gathering). Why?  Because I hear people asking for a middle of the day social gathering for folks who don’t work and don’t like to drive after dark to evening church events.  I’ve also received several requests to discuss faith related topics that pertain specifically to the lives of folks beyond retirement age. There are numerous options for topics to discuss and I’m eager to hear from you, and to plan future gatherings with all those who can come. I’ll provide sub sandwiches and beverages for our first gathering along with a program to enjoy. And one last thing, think about a name for this group, because we don’t want to confuse ourselves or others as THE GROUP WITHOUT A NAME. I hope to see you here, Pastor...

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...