Spring Indoor Cleanup 2017

Spring Indoor Cleanup 2017

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 8:00am-12:00pm, we will beautify (a.k.a. clean) the sanctuary in preparation for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. We will clean behind the altar, re-organize and clean the musical equipment, wash windows, collect dust bunnies, clean the bells area, mop the floor, remove wax from the pew cushions, and clean the Welcome Center. A sign-up sheet will be at the Welcome Desk. If you have any questions, please contact Bart...
Spring Cleanup 2017

Spring Cleanup 2017

Who loves Spring Cleaning? Or who loves the results of spring cleaning? Please help our church family keep our immaculate property looking immaculate on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 8am–Done (hopefully noon). We will lay ground fabric, landscape rock, mulch, pull weeds, trim trees, wash windows, clean closets, and much more.  A light breakfast will be provided. A sign-up sheet will be located at the Welcome Desk. If you have any questions, please contact Bart Hanson. UPDATED: Rescheduled for June 10,...
Carry the Future

Carry the Future

Good Shepherd has an exciting opportunity to help refugees in a tangible way. On the weekend of January 13-14, 2017, we are partnering with Carry the Future, an all-volunteer-run non profit that aids refugees in need of basic supplies. Currently, refugees are in need of baby carriers as they make the long trek by foot tot heir destinations. We will sort, organize, and pack baby carriers before they make their way to distribution zones in Greece. Come help between services to make a difference–there are so many in need of your care and...
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...
Prayer Writers

Prayer Writers

Did you know that our communal worship prayers are written by you? Every week members of Good Shepherd Church write thoughtful prayers engaged with our text for the day and our life together. We want to invite you to join this important ministry. Contact Lori Bates or Pastor Carl-Eric to learn...

Library Revitalization Work Days

The library revitalization team will host two cooperative work days on Saturday, August 27, 2016, and Saturday, September 10, 2016. Please join us for what is sure to be a fun day of work and fellowship! All ages and skill levels welcome! Sign up sheets will be available mid-August or show up on the work days! If you have any questions contact Amy...
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Butterfly Peace Garden

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Butterfly Peace Garden

Dear Good Shepherd Church, Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing for the brand new Butterfly Peace Garden! Come see the beautiful bench made by Ryan Cook and all of the flowers made possible by your wonderful donations. This event will take place on August 7, 2016, towards the end of the outdoor service. We would also like to thank all of you for giving us your support in getting the garden started and finished. Sincerely, Abbi &...

Library Revitalization

This summer Good Shepherd will revitalize our library. We are looking for anyone who has historical knowledge or past experience with the library, but also anyone passionate about books and how our library can become a vibrant ministry. Do you have an eye for design? Do you watch a lot of HGTV? As part of the Library Revitalization, we are looking for design-minded people to help us reimagine the library space, as well. Contact Amy Mohr if you are interested or have information that could assist our...
Mowing Schedule 2016

Mowing Schedule 2016

Now that spring is here, help cut grass on our beautiful land. How it works: Sign up at Volunteer Spot When you select a week to cut grass, you are expected to mow sometime before the next Sunday. This allow you to cut grass around inclement weather and your personal schedule Working in pairs at the same time is recommended, but you may work alone You will be able to see who chooses to be your partner in the signup process, so you two can coordinate times and days If you have questions, contact Delbert...
Butterfly Peace Garden

Butterfly Peace Garden

Girls Scouts in Action Hello, my name is Annika Schroeder and my scout partner Abbi Hendrickson and I are both Girl Scouts. Right now we are working on our Silver Award. The Silver Award is a complex process that involves making a lasting change in our home town. For our project we decided to make a Butterfly Peace Garden. It’s going to be a small garden with a bench and flowers native to Minnesota, located in the back of the Good Shepherd Church property.   Make and Decorate Stones & Bricks We are also going to line the garden with bricks and there will be stepping stones leading to the bench. This is where the church youth comes in! On April 17, after the church service, we invite you to join us to make and decorate stepping stones and bricks for an hour and a half. We will supply pizza and there will be a free will donation. All money collected will be used to purchase the bench and to buy flowers. Please come and join us as we would love to have...