This Week at Good Shepherd
The Narrow Gate, Wide Open Stands
Join us on Sunday morning at 8:15 or 10:30 for the final week of our worship series, “The Narrow Gate, Wide Open Stands.” This Sunday’s text is Matthew 14:13-3.
As we move through Matthew we invite you to participate in the faith challenge of reading the whole Gospel of Matthew. If you like Good Shepherd on Facebook, you’ll see posts with links to each day’s reading. You will also see a list and links to all the weekday readings online.
Register for the Women’s Retreat
The 2019 Women’s Retreat will be April 26-28 at the Dunrovin Retreat Center in Stillwater, Enjoy a weekend away with other Good Shepherd women. Connect in a meaningful way and partake in creative, musical, and/or outdoor activities (all are optional). Be enlightened by our guest speaker. Most of all, experience the fullness of God's presence. Learn more, including how to register online.
Volunteer for a Lent Soup Supper
Lent is a holy time at Good Shepherd, rich with worship and community opportunities.
One of those community blessings is gathering together in fellowship hall for a soup supper on Wednesday evenings before worship. Volunteers are needed to make soup, grill sandwiches, bake cookies and set tables. Learn more!
Donate Girl Scout Cookies
Last year our congregation provided over 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the people dependent on the Camden Promise Food shelf. We would like to offer cookies again this year. If you are interested in participating, you may donate money or bring your donation of Girl Scout cookies to church the next two Sundays, February 10 and 17.
Consider participating in one of our welcome ministries: Become a Sunday Morning Service Team captain; join a Sunday Morning Service Team; staff the Welcome Desk; join the Hospitality Team, the Visitor Welcome Team or the Pew Chair Team; volunteer occasionally as an office receptionist. Contact Laura Stein.
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.
Women of Good Shepherd Bible Study
Join a women’s Bible study at 7500 York on Thursday, February 21, 2:00 p.m., in the Social Room. Contact Shirley Brandt (952-927-4836) with questions.
Concert this Sunday
Our beautiful Sanctuary hosts a variety of musical events. This Sunday, February 24, The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis is having a concert at 3:00 p.m.
Good Shepherd Invited to Gethsemane Lutheran Church Women’s Retreat
The women of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, where Camden Promise is located, are having a retreat here at Good Shepherd on March 9, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The theme is “God-bearers: The Blessing and Power of Women Together.” Good Shepherd women are invited to attend! Contact Karen Walhof for more information.
Three additional dates have opened up for directory photos – Thursday, February 28; Friday, March 1; and Saturday March 2. Please sign up here for a session on one of these new dates. You may also call the church office at 612-927-8849 to sign up or if you have any questions.
"Bible After-Dark (4 NC-17 Stories)"
January 23 and 30, February 13 and 20
Join Dr. Rolf Jacobson (Pastor Jacobson's brother and a member here at Good Shepherd) for a series on some of the harder and more interesting stories in the Old Testament, the stories of Hagar, Dinah, Tamar, and Joseph.
Come early for buck-a-slice pizza!
“Wednesday U” is our take on Wednesday night programming at Good Shepherd. Learn more.
Sign up for Discovery Class
Join us for a Discovery Class on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:00 pm. (Come at 5:30 if you can, for our regular Wednesday night buck-a-slice pizza dinner, and other refreshments.)
This will be an opportunity to learn more about the congregation, to meet others who have been visiting and worshipping with us, and to ask any questions you might have about what goes on here specifically, about the life of faith in general, or the Lutheran Christian tradition. Learn more.
Saturday Women’s Bible Study
Join other women on Saturdays in the church parlor for conversation together about verses and stories in the Bible that focus on "God's Holy Light" and how we experience God's light in our lives. This group will meet January 12, 26, February 9 and 23 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. This will be an informal, group led discussion. Contact Andrea Norman.
Summer Musical Theater Camp
The June camp is full, but there are still spots in the July camp for 4th-8th graders. Learn more or register.
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Your Love Brought to Life
Thank you to Mark Read who has worked with Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Congregation to assess their roofing repair needs and then made it happen. Thanks for your work, Mark. And thanks to the Good Shepherd Foundation for funding the initial repair.