Work to begin soon

We will have groundbreaking for the new building expansion Easter Sunday, at 10:00 a.m.

Work on the project will begin soon. The septic tank will have to be moved before any kind of excavation work can begin. It is located right where the new expansion will be built.

After that, site work will be that of getting ready for the concrete work: pouring the footings, the foundation, and the basement floor slab.

As work begins on the building project, we do so with the prayer that God blesses our work to His glory


Good Shepherd has a Parish Nursing program. Nurses make home visits to the ill and shut-in. Blood pressure and weight checks are available.

Good Shepherd recently acquired a defibrillator to keep in the church. The device has voice instructions to make it easy to use in case of an emergency.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the narthex after each service. You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.

Announcements – March 29, 2009

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Bob G. suffering from injuries received in an accident at work; Michele B., having sugery on Monday; Lilian S. having hand surgery on Wednesday.

BAPTISM TODAY We rejoice with Perry & Carla S., who have brought their son, Tanner Robert, to be batized today during the late service. Tanner was born February 3, 2009. His sponsers are Jeff & Kelly K. We ask for the Lord’s continued blessings on Tanner and his family.

“GOIN’ GREEN POTLUCK” This evening Duke Mason will start off the congregational get-together with his always very enjoyable vocal performance in the sanctuary at 5:30 pm. We will then head downstairs for a great Irish pot-luck meal. The meat and drinks will be furnished. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish, and of course, wear green. Hope to see everyone here!
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LWML The ladies of the Missionary League will meet this Wednesday evening at 6:00. The duo sister team of Lee Ann B. And Corrine W. will be serving as hostesses and topic leaders, and I hear they have something planned that all will enjoy. All gals of the congregation are encouraged to join with us in praise, and in our task to enlarge God’s kingdom through missions.

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT Band Practice, 5:00 pm; Jr. Confirmation class, 6:00 pm; Men’s Ensemble Practice, 6:00 pm; Youth Group, 6:00 pm; LWML, 6:00 pm

MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES This Wednesday is the last of the Midweek services before Holy Week.

LWML MARCH MISSION PROJECT Our mission project for March is almost over. We will be taking the items donated to the Carthage Crisis Center this week. If you would still like to donate please have your items hear before Wednesday, April 1st. Thanks, everyone; we appreciate your generosity.

EASTER LILIES If you would like to puchase an Easter Lily to help beautify our sanctuary on Easter, please use the signup sheet provided in the narthex. The price is $6.00 each. Please pay Betty K.

EASTER BREAKFAST PREPARATIONS Check out the sign-up sheet in the narthex to see how you can help with food and/or supplies for the annual Easter morning breakfast. Last year over 175 folks enjoyed the combination of breakfast casseroles, fruit, sweet rolls, etc. A free will offering will be taken and the money will possibly go toward a new coffee maker for the church. Our present one is starting to show its wear and not always working properly. The LWML will be responsible for the breakfast set-up and clean-up.

EASTER BASKETS FOR KIDS IN NEED The Youth Group is gathering items to make Easter baskets to give to children in need. These baskets will be distributed through agencies such as the Carthage Crisis Center and Children’s Haven in Joplin. If you would like to help with the project, please place items such as small toys, books, school supplies, candies, or toiletries in the big blue bin in the narthex. Monetary donations will be used to purchase an Easter book to be placed in each basket, sharing the beautiful story of Jesus’ resurrection.

SOFTBALL SIGNUPS If you are interested in playing with the men’s team or the co-ed team plase use the signup sheet at the information center in the narthex To date no ladies have signed up to play co-ed, so we might need a couple of guys to “dress up” in order to be a part of that league. Any takers? Play begins April 14th.

UPDATE ON DAISY Check out the email correspondence posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. You can see a picture of her with husband Anthony, and son Caleb.

TAPES OF THE SERVICE Audio tapes of the service are available after the 8:15 am service each Sunday. Tapes of the previous Sunday are also available. Contact an usher.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING If you are having a hard time hearing the service, assistive listenening devices are available from the ushers.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS are available in the narthex after each service. You will be given a small form that can be carried in your wallet which will include medical information and a log of your blood pressure readings.


Good Shepherd has an active youth program. The youth participate in various activities.

Plans are being made for the youth to travel to the LCMS 2010 youth gathering in New Orleans. The youth will be working at many fund raising activities to make the trip possible.