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Advent Family Event

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The anticipation of Christmas is what the four weeks of Advent are about. Families looking for a way to make the Advent season special can join us on Saturday, December 5 at 10am for our annual Advent Family Event. This year each family unit will create crafts that incorporate our theme of a Global Christmas. While child friendly, this event is not just for children! Families of every age and stage are encouraged to come!


Gift Card Sale Fundraiser

Planning to buy gift cards as Christmas gifts this year? It's one-stop shopping at Good Shepherd! Once again our youth are sponsoring a gift card sale through Manna Scrips. You receive the full value of the cards you buy and the youth receive a percentage of the total sales. It's a win-win! To order your cards, print an order form here or pick one up at church. There are dozens of local and national companies from which to choose. Return order form to Deaconess Debbie along with payment. Orders placed by November 29 will be available on December 6. And orders placed by December 6 will be available on December 13.  Thanks!

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

Traditionally called "Cradle Roll," this ministry is aimed at our youngest members – our children from birth to the age of three.   At baptism, we as a congregation make a promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey.   Through resources offered by our congregation and Augsburg Fortress we can help parents in their role of bringing up children of God.  Splash! materials are sent out on a regular basis which offer ideas for faith-filled play, worship, meals and prayer together.  It is one way as a congregation we stay connected with young children and their families.   Read more »

Educational Opportunities on Sunday morning

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the sanctuary at 9:15 with music and then breaks into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders have class in the Youngman Room using the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on the *Second Sunday* for lunch after the 10:30am worship service.

1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Library at 9:15am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »