This Week at Good Shepherd

Volunteers (and Christmas treats!) are needed for Christmas Worship Services

Help make our Christmas services welcoming by serving as an usher, a greeter and/or helping with Christmas treats! Click here to learn more or to sign up online.

2017 Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar is sponsored by the Good Shepherd Hunger Ministry Team. It provides an opportunity for individuals and families to be involved with our various ministries to assist hungry people. Learn more!

Holy Yoga
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

This class is for all levels. If you have never done yoga before - no worries! All you need is an open heart and a mat.

Wednesday U on December 13

Adult Education

This week we’ll begin a new three-week series titled, “My Neighbor Is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith.”


The Magic of the Organ at Good Shepherd
Stand close and watch, hear how the restored organ is played and the wondrous sounds it produces.

There will also be prayer and meditation in the Chapel, choirs for all ages, confirmation and high school youth group. Childcare is available from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and don’t forget the pizza! Learn more about Wednesday U!

2018 Financial Commitments

There are still opportunities to make your financial commitment for 2018. Visit the Stewardship page to make a pledge online. Pledge cards are also available at the Welcome Center. Thank you! 

Third Friday Book Group

This groups meets on December 16 at 9:30 a.m. This month's book is Kelli Estes' Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. All are welcome! Learn more.

Christmas Giving Tree

Financial gifts for ELCA Good Gifts or our friends at the seminary or hospital in Ethiopia are due on December 24. Learn more.

Will you help decorate the chancel and narthex for Christmas services by sharing a poinsettia? Click here for an order form. Orders are due to church by Sunday, December 10.

Care Package for Airmen’s Ministry Center

On Veteran’s Day we heard from Pastor Darrell Kyle, Major, of Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing. Pastor Kyle is serving a joint force of Air Force and Army personnel in Afghanistan. We are putting together a care package to send to the Airmen’s Ministry Center on the base there, and you can help with donations in several different ways:

  • Magazines – Service personnel are hungry for reading material, such as Men’s Heath, Sports Illustrated, anything to with automobiles, motorcycles, fishing and hunting, etc.
  • Personal Items – Body wash, toothpaste and toothbrushes, antiseptic wipes, etc.
  • Snacks – individually wrapped hard candy, mini candy bars, beef jerky, gum, etc.

We are also going to purchase a number of clean, unmarked New Testaments to send along, so a donation of money to that end would be welcome.

We will plan to send the package in two weeks, by December 18. It takes about two weeks for mail to get to Afghanistan, so all of this will arrive around New Year's Day. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jacobson.

Golden Shepherds Christmas Buffet

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The Golden Shepherds Annual Christmas Buffet will be held on December 14. Music will be provided by Rick Riddle and members of the Twin Cities Harmonica Society. Transportation will be available from 7500 York. Tickets are $12 and will be on sale in the narthex this Sunday.

Sanctuary Chair Volunteers

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Thank you to those volunteers who worked this past weekend, and thank you to Ian Johnson for creating such an efficient plan. We are still looking for a few more volunteers for December 16 and 31. Please sign up through this link

Register Early for the Women’s Retreat

Join other Good Shepherd women and friends for the Women's Retreat at Dunrovin Retreat Center April 20-22. Cost will be based on number of participants so it is important to register or indicate your interest by December 31. Information is available at the Welcome Center or contact Andrea Norman or Elaine Matyi.