Congratulations to Confirmands

Congratulations to Alex, Lauren, and Jillian on their confirmation. The youth confirmed their faith through the Affirmation of baptism officiated by Rev. Lynn Rothrock on June 9th. Confirmation is a three year program that helps youth understand the faith so they can confirm the promises made when baptized. The confirmation program is part of Good Shepherd’s Faith Formation program to develop life long learning.

VBS Workshop

We will have a VBS workshop for all volunteers on Monday, June 3 from 6:00 – 8:00pm to prepare for Vacation Bible School. Come and help prepare projects to be used at this vital ministry.

Duffle Bags for Youth

Good Shepherd is collecting duffle bags and filling them with items for youth in crisis. Valley Youth House is an emergency shelter that serves counties throughout eastern Pennsylvania including Luzerne and Lackawanna. Youth come to the shelter due to abuse, conflict in the home, homelessness, and many other reasons.  Upon arrival at the shelter they have little or no belongings to bring with them. Often when they leave the shelter they have to take any belongings they have in trash bags. Our goal is to make these youth feel valued by providing needed items and duffle bags for their belongings.

 You can help by purchasing and donating new items from the list below. If you prefer to let us do the shopping you can also make a donation. Items can be placed in the bins provided in the Narthex. Monetary donations can be placed in a green envelope marked “Duffle Bags”.

 Items needed:

• Duffle Bags approximately 20 to 25 inches long

• T-Shirts

• Sweat Pants

• Leggings

• Pajamas

• Underwear

• Socks

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Body Wash

• Re-usable water bottles

(Clothing sizes for youth age 12-17)

Semi Annual Meeting

The Semi-Annual meeting of the congregation will be held Sunday,May 19, 2019 following the 11:00am worship service.

The agenda will include:

1. Adoption of the Agenda

2. Minutes of Congregational Meeting November 2018

3. Council Elections

4. Nominating Team Elections

5. Printed Reports

6. Financial Reports

7. For the Good of Good Shepherd

8. Adjournment

Holy Week/Easter Worship

Join us for reflection on the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for us and a celebration of His resurrection.

Holy Week and Easter Worship Services

April 18 at 7:00pm – Maundy Thursday Service with Sacrament of Holy Communion
April 19 at 7:00pm – Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 21 at 8:00am and 11:00am – Resurrection Celebration with Holy Communion.

Easter breakfast will be served following the 8:00am service until 10:30am.

Palm Sunday Procession

Good Shepherd will take the message of Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem to the streets of Wilkes Barre. Our Palm Sunday procession will be led by children riding a miniature horse followed by participants carrying palms and singing. The procession begins at 9:45am at the corner of Main and South streets. All are welcome to join us in the procession.

Palm Sunday 2018

Calling All VBS Servants

The cold is almost over and it’s time to prepare for Vacation Bible School. If you enjoy helping children grow in faith then join us for our information and planning meeting this Saturday, March 16 at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall. The theme for Good Shepherd’s 2019 VBS will be introduced at this organizational meeting. There are opportunities to serve as crew leaders, in Bible Adventures, crafts, snacks, and our new Fun Time area.