This Week at Good Shepherd
Songs for a Thousand Tongues
You may have heard it said that, "You are what you eat." When it comes to the life of faith, our faith is often what we sing; what we sing sinks into us, becomes a part of us, and forms us. Often times we sing and sing, without pausing to think about what it is that we are singing, what it means, and what it means for us.
Join us in worship these next weeks as we think about our singing, and what it means for our faith, day by day. This Sunday, at 8:15 and 10:30, we'll focus on "Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing."
Save those small toiletries!
A reminder to those who are traveling this summer: The Augsburg Health Commons at Central Lutheran Church collects small toiletries to share with those who visit the center. Persons coming to the Health Commons live at the margins of society. Last year over 4000 people visited the center, approximately 50% homeless. There is a container at the welcome center for your donations of unopened shampoo, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, chapstick, deodorant, and razors.
Summer 2019 Youth Trips
This summer will see opportunities to both venture deep into the northwoods and travel south to be a part of a weeklong mission experience.
Wilderness Canoe Base
Middle and High School Students
$400 ($100 deposit holds a spot)
High School Mission Trip
High School Students
$425 ($100 deposit holds a spot)
Midrash on France
The Midrash on France group meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. They wrestle with the Bible, with books and with topics of the day. All are invited. Learn more.
Your Love Brought to Life
Thank you to those who helped serve the hot dog dinner at Camden Promise this past Wednesday: Rob & Evelyn Albright, Nancy Brenny, Allan & Louise Campbell, Dustin Haider, Terry Haugen-Sjostrom, Elena Molbert, Pat Sykes, Karen Walhof.
Summer Musical Theater Camp
This week, over 150 children are gathering for Good Shepherd’s ninth annual Summer Musical Theater Camp. This camp, from June 17-27, is designed for kids going into 1st grade though 4th grade.
June campers will perform for family and friends on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
A second camp on July 8-18, is for kids going into 4th grade through 8th grade. Performances by that group are Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18. Some spots are still available for this camp. Learn more or register.
Sign up for Meals on Wheels
Good Shepherd is involved in enlisting drivers to deliver meals Monday through Friday at mid-day every five weeks, picking up the food from Church of Peace at 6345 Xerxes Avenue, Richfield, and delivering in South Minneapolis, Richfield, or Edina. Want to be a driver? It takes less than an hour to deliver meals, and the expressions of thanks you receive will thrill your soul.
We also are looking for a coordinator to contact an already-assembled list of drivers, asking them to sign up to drive one day during our assigned week. It primarily involves email contacts (along with a couple phone calls), inviting that list of volunteers to sign up. Again, it doesn't take much time, but it is so important for our home-bound neighbors. Do you hear God calling you to this leadership role? Contact Karen Walhof to discuss the possibilities. Provide a loving and life-giving service in Christ's name.
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