In September, WELCA started a 3 session study of the three articles of the Apostles Creed. In October, they will cover the second article, and November will be the third article. Pastor Janell is leading the study. The October meeting will be on Tuesday, the 17th, starting at 10:30 am in the Good Shepherd Center (please note the change of date from October 10th to the 17th). November’s study will be on the 14th, 10:30 am at the Good Shepherd Center. The Bible study is in “Gather” magazine. Let Pastor Janell know if you don’t get the magazine.
Our October/November newsletter is now available online. The Flock’s News has a new look with more in depth articles about our ministries. Printed copies will be mailed within the next week but you can read it online now.
Comments on the new format are welcome. Please note that the birthday and anniversary pages have been removed from the online version for privacy.
Please join us on Saturday, October 14 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Room for a spaghetti dinner, craft show and sale, and bake sale to benefit the Wilkes Barre Free Clinic. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, Texas toast, cake, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Children two and under are free. Tickets are on sale after church services on Sundays or may be obtained by calling the church office. Tickets are also available at the door, but pre-dinner sales are appreciated.
Donations of baked goods are welcome. They may be brought to the church on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. Donations of crafts are also welcome and may be brought to the church Sunday, Oct. 8 or during the week by Friday at noon.
Starting this Sunday, September 10, there will be two worship services offered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They will start at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Both will include the proclamation of God’s Word and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
As more images emerge of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey left behind our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. We also pray for the safety and strength of all of the volunteers that have gone to the affected areas to help.
Donations for disaster relief can be made at ELCA Disaster Relief. The website indicates that donations designated “Hurricane Response – United States” will be used entirely for the disaster until the response is complete.
Good Shepherd is seeking a part time Parish Secretary. The right candidate will be well organized and self motivated, familiar with office applications including database entry, have excellent typing and data entry skills, and present oneself professionally in person and on the phone. Submit your resume via email to email@example.com. We will begin reviewing resumes on August 25, 2017. Inquire via email only, no phone calls please.
VBS has arrived at Good Shepherd. Through interactive learning using the story of Noah children have learned how to Love one another and Trust in the Lord during the first two days. Fun activities include music, drama, crafts, games, and snacks. Click here to see photos of VBS in action. It’s not too late for kids 3 years to 6th grade to join in the fun and learning. VBS continues 9:am to noon through Friday, June 23rd.
Good shepherd commemorated Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem with our annual Palm Sunday procession through downtown Wilkes-Barre. The cross lead the procession followed by children riding a miniature horse with members carrying palms and singing. The procession stopped at times for Bible readings and reflections.
Members and friends of Good Shepherd enjoyed an evening of food and entertainment before Lent begins at Fastnacht. The theme of this year’s Fastnacht was GSL Goes to the Dog…Show. The evening started with a pot luck followed by entertainment and of course ended with delicious Fast Nachts. The entertainment included music and jokes by several talented members of Good Shepherd and a comedy skit by our members and pastors.