Scriptural Theme for Sunday Worship August 13

Amid storms of life, we gather this sunday to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. The gospel lesson is from Matthew 14:22-33.  Matthew typically portrays Jesus’ disciples as people of “little faith” who fail despite their best intentions. In sunday story Jesus comes to the disciples when they are in trouble and sustains them in their time of fear and doubt.

Worship service starts at 9:45 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This will be a casual, kids-friendly worship for all ages.

“O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.” Amen

Church Picnic

A Church picnic will be held this Sunday, July 30, at Pavilion #3, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. A casual communion service will begin at Noon at the pavilion. The picnic itself will follow at 1:00 pm. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, ice and water to drink. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be fun games for kids of all ages.  Come join in the fun and fellowship that we share as Christ’s body in the world.

Incredible Creation Kids Club

Children entering 1st through 5th grades are welcome to come to participate in this kids activity at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, between 5 – 7 pm. Each Wednesday there will be creative activities such as dance, drama, art, music to help children explore their talents as children of God.

Incredible Creations Kids Club

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Presents Incredible Creations Kids Club. A summer creative activities ministry for kids entering 1st through 5th grade.

Kids will explore their talents given by God through dance, drama, art, music, gardening and nature studies.

The program will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:30 through August.

Join us July 12 at 5:00pm for a Family Barbecue to kick off our new ministry.

This is a free ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, June 19 – 23, 9:00 am to Noon. This year’s theme is: God’s Promise – Where Kids Trust in the Word. Kids 3 years through 6th grade are welcome to participate in this ministry program of interactive learning through music, drama, crafts, and games. Register online vbs.goodshepherdwb.org or call 570-824-2991

Pentecost Sunday, June 4

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate Pentecost Sunday with three morning Holy Communion worship services: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, and 11:00 am. During the 11:00 am service two of our youth, who have completed their three years of confirmation instruction, will be confirmed as full members of our church through Affirmation of their Baptism. The 9:45 am service is a casual, kid’s friendly service for all ages. It is a part of our ongoing Family Faith Journey worship series. Come and celebrate youth who are growing in their faith. Wear red to acknowledge the living Spirit of God in our midst. Receive the free gift of the Holy Spirit into your life. All are welcome.

Talent Show & Dinner

A talent show and dinner will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church starting at 12 noon, on Saturday, May 6th. Cost is $5. This event is a fund raiser for a new and exciting program: “Incredible Creations Kids’ Club” coming this summer.  All are welcome!