Children of ALL AGES are welcome to attend our Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm organized by the Connection-Building Ministry team! Lots of candy, games, and toys will be served! Come take a whack at the 3 piñatas that we’ll have!
We’ll have a special surprise for the older kids, too! Refuse this invitation for Halloween fun at your own risk!! We hope to see you there!
Funds for this party are available from a Thrivent grant we received, as it is considered a service project. Setup for the party will be on Friday, October 19, if you’d like to help decorate!
The October meeting of the Women of the ELCA will be on the 9th at 6:30pm at the Good Shepherd Center. We will continue with the first session of the Bible study, “Repentance”, which is in the September issue of “Gather” magazine. At the conclusion of the study, there will be a brief meeting. Call Jane Hensley (570-829-4394) if you have any questions.
The Connection Building Ministry Team invites the congregation to Sundae Sunday on October 7 in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00 worship service! Vanilla ice cream with a choice of various toppings will be served. Bring your appetite and join us for a sweet treat!
Two weeks after Hurricane Florence the flooding still continues in the Carolinas. The full extent of the damage is still unknown. You can help by supporting the ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response. Your gifts ensure our church will be able to provide help and hope for those whose homes have been devastated or who have been otherwise affected by the hurricane. Place your gift in a green envelope with the notation disaster appeal. You can also click here to give directly to ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response.
Good Shepherd said farewell and Godspeed to Pastors Janell Wigen and Peter Kuritz on Sunday, August 12th. The pastors led us for one last time in a special worship service celebrating 18 years of ministry to our congregation. A reception followed in the afternoon allowing us to share memories and say goodbye.
Pastors Peter and Janell inspired our congregation to build ministries that not only serve our members but reached beyond our building walls into the community. But they were more than just our pastors, they were a part of our church family. They shared in our celebrations and supported us with prayers and comfort in our times of trial. Many of us shared in watching our children grow with their son, Pete.
We thank God to have been blessed to have them as our spiritual leaders and wish them Godspeed on the next chapter of their journey in ministry. We also look forward to the next chapter in the continued ministry of Good Shepherd.