This Week at Good Shepherd

Credo: I Believe…

Join us in worship this Sunday, August 18, at 8:15 in the courtyard or 10:30 in the sanctuary, as we continue our series, “Credo: I Believe. This week’s theme is "Redeemed.”

Register for Family-to-Family Workshop

This workshop is for family and friends of an adult living with a mental illness. Learn about mental illnesses, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. The workshop meets on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for 12 weeks, beginning September 12. Learn more.

Camden Promise Parking Lot Sale

Bring your clothes and housewares to the Multi-purpose Room South through August 14 for the Camden Promise Parking Lot “Sale.”

The “Sale” is Saturday, August 17. Sheets, towels, pillows, blankets, and dishes are especially appreciated, as are back-to-school clothes for young children through teens.

We need help on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16, sorting donations and packing them for the truck. Please sign up on the back of this insert. Contact Karen Walhof with questions.

Camden Promise Hot Dog Dinner

Volunteers are needed for the Camden Promise Hotdog Dinner on August 21. Sign up online or contact Director of Outreach, Karen Walhof.

Sign up for the Men’s Retreat

The men of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd are making plans for a strategic retrograde action, that is “retreat,” from August 24-27 (Saturday-Tuesday) at a guest house on Lake Superior just beyond Two Harbors. Cost per person will be somewhere between $150 and $200 covering rent and food. The goal of the men’s retreat is mutual care and support, bible study and prayer, rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The hope is that in taking a few days away we will return ready to be the best husbands, fathers, neighbors, co-workers, and friends that we can. Any and all are welcome. Questions? Contact Tim Matyi or Ron Hovland.

Families Moving Forward

The families of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd have been gifted with the opportunity of hosting up to four temporarily homeless families the week of August 25–September 1. Your time and talents are a blessing to these families. You are needed for preparing their rooms, cooking and serving their meals, being a friend to their children, listening to their stories, hopes, and plans. Sign up in the narthex or online today! Learn more.

Edina Coalition for Grief Support

The Edina Coalition for Grief Support offers a short-term program for adults who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. The summer session will be held at Good Shepherd on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. from July 11 through September 26. Learn more.


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Your Love Brought to Life

Thanks to the faithful team that works each first Saturday at Camden Promise, in the food pantry and clothes closet: Nancy Brenny, Steve Daubenspeck, Jennifer Johnson, Gloria & Ron Hovland, Elaine & Tim Matyi, Pat Sykes.