Announcements

Announcements — December 20, 2020

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Gary B., hospitalized from complications of Covid, Jan B., recovering from Covid; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† SPECIAL SERVICES

            – 5:00 & 7:00 pm Thursday night, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion.

          10:00 am Friday, Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion

† SERVICE OPTIONS  We are offering a ‘Service of the Word’ on the first and third Sunday’s of the month and a ‘Service of the Sacrament’ on the second and fourth Sundays.  The next Service of the Sacrament will be at 7:45 am on Sunday, December 27.  Because these are high precaution services we encourage everyone to wear masks and will have minimal singing as we have done with our current Wednesday morning services. 

† NEWS OF A KING’S BIRTH  We are excited to be hosting a Christmas Program watch party today, during the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall.  We are so glad to be able to give the kids an opportunity to observe the product of all their hard work!  The program will also be available for viewing online through the usual formats.

† THE ANGEL TREE  A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Angel Tree this year.  The Christian Education Committee is so appreciative of your help with this project!

† 2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES  The 2021 offering envelopes are on the round  table in the narthex.  Please remember to discard your 2020 envelopes and use only the 2021 envelopes beginning on Sunday, January 3.  If you  do not see your name and want envelopes, please contact the church office.  Likewise, if you prefer not to use them and see your name, simply write NO on the label.

† BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

 13– Charles S. (16)
21 — Emma N.
21 — Jack B.
22 — Jim F.
22 — Todd M.
22 — Shawn & Jennifer P.

† ALTAR FLOWERS  Today’s altar flowers are given to God’s glory by Shawn and Jennifer P. in honor of their wedding anniversary.

† EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sunday                             7:45 am  Service of the Word (High Precaution)

                                           9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament

                                        10:30 am  Sunday School Program Watch Party

Monday                          6:00 pm  GSLC Friends Bible Study

Tuesday                          6:30 am  Men’s Bible Study

Thursday                       5:00 pm & 7:00 pm  Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion

Friday                             10:00 am Christmas Service with Holy Communion (High Precaution)

Next Sunday                  7:45 am  Service of the Word (High Precaution)

                9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament

           10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

Announcements — December 13, 2020

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES are at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during Advent. Please join us!

† SERVICE OPTIONS  We are offering a ‘Service of the Word’ on the first and third Sunday’s of the month and a ‘Service of the Sacrament’ on the second  and fourth Sundays.  The next Service of the Word will be at 7:45 am on Sunday, December 20.  Because these are high precaution services we encourage everyone to wear masks and will have minimal singing as we have done with our current Wednesday morning services. 

† NEWS OF A KING’S BIRTH  We are excited to be hosting a Christmas Program watch party on December 20, during the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall.  We are so glad to be able to give the kids an opportunity to observe the product of all their hard work!  The program will also be available for viewing online through the usual formats.

† GSLC YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY is today at 4:00 pm in the church Fellowship Hall.  Food, Fellowship, and Fun. Youth in grades 7 – 12 are invited.

† THE ANGEL TREE is up in the narthex.  This year’s ornaments list items for families in our congregation who could use a little help this Christmas.  Please  return your item/items to the tree unwrapped with the tag attached by Sunday, Dec. 20, so that they can be distributed.  The Christian Education Committee is so appreciative of your help with this project!

† 2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES  The 2021 offering envelopes are on the round  table in the narthex.  Please remember to discard your 2020 envelopes and use only the 2021 envelopes beginning on Sunday, January 3.  If you  do not see your name and want envelopes, please contact the church office.  Likewise, if you prefer not to use them and see your name, simply write NO on the label.

† BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
13 — Karsten N.
19 — Jo C.
19 — Hannah R. 

† ALTAR FLOWERS  Today’s altar flowers are given to God’s glory by Dave and Lora Wacker.

† EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sunday                    7:45 am  Service of the Sacrament (High Precaution)
                                  9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
                                 10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
                                  4:00 pm  GSLC Youth Christmas Party

Monday                   6:00 pm  GSLC Friends Bible Study

Tuesday                   6:30 am  Men’s Bible Study
                                  5:30 pm  Stephen Ministry

Wednesday            11:00 am & 7:00 pm  Advent Service

Thursday                10:00 am Bible Study

Next Sunday         7:45 am  Service of the Word (High Precaution)
                                9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
                              10:30 am  Sunday School Program Watch Party

Announcements — December 6, 2020

† IN OUR PRAYERS  The Howerton family, at the death of Jack Howerton; Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES are at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during Advent. Please join us!

† NEW SERVICE OPTIONS  We are offering a ‘Service of the Word’ on the first and third Sunday’s of the month and a ‘Service of the Sacrament’ on the second  and fourth Sundays.  The next Service of the Sacrament will be at 7:45 am on Sunday, December 13.  Because these are high precaution services we encourage everyone to wear masks and will have minimal singing as we have done with our current Wednesday morning services. 

† CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  Recording for the program will take place Dec. 6 & 13 during the Sunday School hour.  We are excited to be hosting a Christmas     Program watch party on December 20, during the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall.  We are so glad to be able to give the kids an opportunity to observe the product of all their hard work!  The program will also be available for viewing online through the usual formats.

† GSLC YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY next Sunday, December 13, at 4:00 pm in the church fellowship hall.  Food, Fellowship, and Fun. Youth in grades 7 – 12 are invited.

† THE ANGEL TREE is up in the narthex.  This year’s ornaments list items for    families in our congregation who could use a little help this Christmas.  Please  return your item/items to the tree unwrapped with the tag attached by Sunday, Dec. 20, so that they can be distributed.  The Christian Education Committee is so appreciative of your help with this project!

† BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
6 — Justin B.
7 — Cameron K.
9 — Lydia N. (19)
10 — Keli S.
12 — Karen L.

† ALTAR FLOWERS  Today’s altar flowers are given to God’s glory by Jan and Gary Bratton in honor of  their wedding anniversary.

† EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sunday   7:45 am  Service of the Word (High Precaution)
                9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
               10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
                6:00 pm  Church Council Meeting

Monday   6:00 pm  GSLC Friends Bible Study

Tuesday   6:30 am  Men’s Bible Study
                  7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting

Wednesday   11:00 am & 7:00 pm  Advent Service

Thursday       10:00 am Bible Study

Next Sunday      7:45 am  Service of the Sacrament (High Precaution)
                            9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
                           10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
                             4:00 pm  GSLC Youth Christmas Party

Announcements — November 29, 2020

† IN OUR PRAYERS  Jack H., on Hospice at St. Luke’s in Carthage;            Stephen Ministry and their care receivers.

† MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES  As in recent years, Good Shepherd will provide midweek worship services at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm each Wednesday during Advent.  The first Advent service will be this Wednesday, December 2.  Please join us!

† NEW SERVICE OPTIONS  We are offering a ‘Service of the Word’ on the first and third Sunday’s of the month and a ‘Service of the Sacrament’ on the second and fourth Sundays.  The next Service of the Word will be at 7:45 am on Sunday, December 6.  A Service of the Word is essentially a regular Sunday service    without communion.  Because these are high precaution services we encourage everyone to wear masks and will have minimal singing as we have done with our current Wednesday morning services.  A Service of the Sacrament will be a  communion service that will be structurally similar to the one used for drive-up communion (confession and absolution, a short reading, a short message, etc.).

† CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  Parts for the Christmas Program have been distributed. Recording will take place December 6 & 13 during the Sunday School hour.  We are excited to be hosting a Christmas Program watch party on December 20, during the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall.  We are so glad to be able to give the kids an opportunity to observe the product of all their hard work!  The program will also be available for viewing online through the usual formats for those who prefer viewing in that way.

† POINSETTIAS  If you would like to purchase a poinsettia(s) to help adorn the sanctuary at Christmas, please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex and prepay Diana Endicott.  The cost is $8.00 each. 

† BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

29 — Logan P.
30 — Eric P.
 3 — Lesley G.
 3 — Kyris M. (5)
 4 — Mary C.
 5 — Nan B.
 2 — Gary & Jon B. 

† ALTAR FLOWERS  Today’s altar flowers are given to God’s glory by Bradley and Donya Moll in honor of  Kyris’ birthday.

† EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sunday    9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
                 10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

Monday     6:00 pm  GSLC Friends Bible Study

Tuesday      6:30 am  Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday  11:00 am & 7:00 pm  Advent Service

Thursday       10:00 am Bible Study

Next Sunday  7:45 am  Service of the Word (High Precaution)
                         9:00 am  Service of the Word & Sacrament
                        10:15 am  Sunday School & Adult Bible Class