This Week at Good Shepherd
Join us in worship this Sunday, August 25, 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 "Enfaithed.”
It’s Time to Register for Choir!
In September, we restart our weekly vocal and bell choir rehearsals, and our regular schedule of offering the gift of music in worship on Sundays. Good Shepherd has six wonderful musical ensembles for all ages and interests. Fun times, beautiful music, no cost, and no experience necessary! Just show up and see if you like it (you will!). Learn more.
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.
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.
Your Love Brought to Life
Thank you to those who sorted and packaged donations for the Camden Promise Parking Lot “Sale,” then loaded vans and worked at the “sale” on Saturday, August 17: Ben Brandt, Nancy Brenny, Allan & Louise Campbell, John Chrisney, Deb Ellsworth, Joy Erickson, Gary & Barb Halvorson, Mark Halvorson, Ron Hovland, Mary Ireland, Tor Johnson, Elaine & Tim Matyi, Ginny Pearson, Andy & Pastor Elise Pokel, Pat Sykes, Kay & Mike Thomes, Karen Walhof. You made a difference in the lives of many people!
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 is being held at Good Shepherd on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. through September 26 (no class on August 29). Learn more.
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Faith & Health Blog
Parish Nurse, Dorothy Ellerbroek, writes the Good Shepherd Faith & Health Blog each month. Check out the newest entry, titled “WATER, WATER, and MORE WATER!" You'll also be able to ready prior blog posts.