This Week at Good Shepherd
On Maundy Thursday, April 18, we will gather at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for dinner and worship. Lamb will be roasted in the courtyard and served along with other options. Then we will share the sacrament of Holy Communion at the dinner tables. Nine children will receive their first communion. After worship, at 7:00 p.m., we begin a 24-hour vigil around the courtyard fire.
On Good Friday, April 19, there will be two options for worship. A preaching service will be held at noon, with seven preachers focusing on the Seven Last Words of Christ on the cross. A Tenebrae Service (service of darkness) will be held at 7:00 p.m., featuring the cantata, “Seven Last Words,” by Ralph Johnson, presented by the Good Shepherd Choir with chamber ensemble and soloist.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord with festival worship at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., with music by all the choirs of Good Shepherd, accompanied by brass and timpani.
Summer 2019 Youth Trips
This summer will see opportunities to, both venture deep into the northwoods, as well as travel south to be a part of a weeklong mission experience.
Wildernerss 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)
Camden Promise Food Shelf
Teams from Good Shepherd will be working at the Camden Promise Food Shelf on April 20. Contact Karen Walhof.
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.
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 the team who assisted with the Maundy Thursday meal and watch fire: Ingrid Krafve, chef; Jeff Burrows & Craig Sharp, lamb roasting; Shirley Brandt, Cathy Davenport, Joyce Dubke, Lynn Hjelmeland, Shelley Horstman, Susan Johnson, Elaine Matyi, Marian Nichols, Ginny Pearson, Donna Perlbachs, Carla Sykora, Karen Walhof, Altar Guild members who helped set up; Paul Grangaard, Grant Johnson, Tor Johnson, Linda Kerker, Deb Kilgore, Joel Marty, Sam & Marian Nichols, Bob Stein, Penny & Ty Tallakson, Sanctuary setup; and to all who kept watch.
Vacation Bible School
Our Vacation Bible School theme for this summer is “Tales from the Treehouse”. Please join us June 10-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for fun art, games, music and drama as we learn exciting stories from the Bible. We’re adding a dramatic performance with music that we’ll perform for families on Friday, June 14 and, once again, for the 10:30 service on Sunday, June 16. The age range is 3 years old to kids who have completed 4th grade. Find out more information and register here.
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Third Friday Book Group
Because of Good Friday, the Third Friday Book group will meet on the fourth Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m., in the conference room. This month’s discussion will be Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman, a 2017 New York Times’ bestseller.