Announcements

Welcome First Time Attenders!

We are happy that you are here to worship with us this morning. Please join us for coffee in the Narthex after the service so that we have an opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have about our church.

Children Sunday School


“The Visit of the Wise Men,” as told in Matthew 2, is the Bible story in Sunday School today. This Bible story teaches us that the Savior came into the world for the salvation of all people. Just as the Wise Men came to Bethlehem to see the Savior and to honor Him, so we come to church to see the Savior in His Word and Sacraments. With these gifts, He both honors and blesses us. Consider discussing, “How are we sometimes like Herod? How are we like the Wise Men?”

Adult Sunday School Classes

LifeLight (Heaven and Hell)
    Pastor Ray    Library

Faith Lessons
    Tom Cox    Fellowship Hall

Worship Hospitality
    Ron Artman    Ed Bldg #3

Pericopes (readings of the day)
    Ross Binkley    Ed Bldg #4

Contemporary Issues
    Bill Anderson    Ed Bldg #5

Cross Explorations
    Sherry Wiese    Ed Bldg #6

Lutheran Worship
    FLM Curtis    Youth Room

Adult Sunday School Class Description


A New Season of Sunday School begins in January
Familiar Favorites


Contemporary Issues - Classroom 5. Join in on the discussion as we seek a Christian response to the many complex cultural and social issues of our time. Christ is our anchor in these turbulent times. Facilitated by Bill Anderson. 

Faith Lessons - Fellowship Hall. Experience the Bible in historical context. Discover the mission that can give your life - and the lives of those around you. A study by renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan. Taught by Tom Cox.

Pericopes - Classroom 4. An in-depth examination at the weekly Scripture readings used in the worship service uncovering the riches of the pericopes. Facilitated by Ross Binkley. 

New Topics

A Guided Tour of Heaven and Hell – Library.   Heaven and Hell are for real. Ever wonder what Heaven is going to be like? In this class we will explore what the Bible has to say about Heaven and Hell. What happens to us in the first minute after we die? How will a heavenly perspective impact our life on earth? Taught by Pastor Ray.

Lutheran Worship - Youth Room.  Lutherans worship is a continual conversation between God and the believer, in which we focus on Jesus who is present for us through His Word and Sacrament. This course will focus on the unique expression of Lutheran theology through the worship service. Lead by Family Life Minister Curtis.

Cross Explorations - Classroom 6. God promises to strengthen our life in Christ as we study His Word. This study will assist both novice and expert Bible students in their study of Scripture. The sessions in this Adult study allows you to study in depth the Bible stories the children are studying in Sunday school. Facilitated by Sherry Wiese.

Worship Hospitality - Classroom 3. A focus on serving the Lord in the worship service to the best of our abilities. Unit elements will cover specialized training for reader’s and greeters. Attend all sessions or only the parts directly related to your service function. Contact Ron Artman.
January 13
th – Readers: 9:30 – 10 AM Greeters: 10 –10:30 AM
January 20
th – Greeters: 9:30 – 10 AM Readers: 10 –10:30 AM
January 27
th –    Readers: 9:30 – 10 AM Greeters: 10 – 10:30 A

Pastor's Wednesday Bible Study

Meets in the Library at 10:00 AM – Pastor Ray invites you to join him for various topics in Bible study.

Lifetree Cafe


Reyna crossed into the U.S. illegally when she was 9 years old. Does she deserve the same rights and protections as someone born in the U.S.? Share your opinion and hear a few others during “Kids Without a Country” this week at Lifetree Café.

Reader/Greeter Training

will be in classroom 3 of the Family Education Building during the Sunday School hour on January 20th and 27th. If you are a Greeter or Reader your participation is required, so please choose the date that best fits your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Ron Artman at 598-0881.

January 20th – Greeters: 9:30 – 10 AM Readers: 10 – 10:30 AM
January 27
th –    Readers: 9:30 – 10 AM Greeters: 10 – 10:30 AM

Keys to the Kingdom


Many of you know, our church organ is in dire need of replacement. It has out lived it life expectancy. To help us raise additional funds, “Lois Henry and Friends” will be putting on a spectacular evening of classical music at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium on Saturday, January 26, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the event are $25 and will be available for purchase prior to the event and at the door. There will be a Silent Auction featuring George “Bud” Day Memorabilia, a George Rodrigue Blue Dog Painting, as well as other items. All proceeds from the event will benefit the GSLC Organ Replacement Fund.

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 2nd.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.

Ladies Bible Study

On Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in the church library, come join other women as we dive into God’s Word and discuss how it impacts our lives.  For more information, please call or email Mary Ann Day at (832) 585-2931 or springdays@outlook.com.  

Young Adult Group

Meets in the Café on Sundays (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM) for fellowship and to discuss the essential stories found in Genesis. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Katie Tolbert (850) 218-6451 or Family Life Minister Curtis.

Blanket Drive

Our friends at Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City are in need of blankets! If you have gently used or new blankets that you can donate, they will be greatly appreciated. A collection box is located in the Narthex.

Divine Destinations / Flight 3:16

Join musical “flight attendants” Wendysue and Susanna Lynn as we laugh, pray, and explore life from the moment we leave the gate to the final destination! Make connections with fellow passengers, and discover more about the everlasting Pilot. Tickets are $20 which includes lunch. Please RSVP by February 1st to Bea Daily at 850-862-8130 or joyfulbea@cox.net

Life Quote


“If God places such high value on life—all life (John 3:16)—how can we possibly be less concerned? We do love others because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). We speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8) because when we had no voice, no standing, no defense, Jesus stepped in on our behalf. There is no way we can be less loving.” Christian Life Resources – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org

This Week at Church


SUNDAY 1/6
    Traditional Service with Communion    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:15 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service     10:45 AM
    Elementary Youth Group    12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
    High School Youth Group    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #10 (Lepper & Schwartz)    This Week
MONDAY
1/7
        
TUESDAY
1/8
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
1/9
    Quilting    9:30 AM
    Pastor’s Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Confirmation (9th)    5:00 PM
    Hand Bells    5:45 PM
    Confirmation (8th)    6:30 PM
    Choir    7:00 PM
THURSDAY
1/10
    Ladies Bible Study    10:00 AM
FRIDAY
1/11
    Bulletin Team    9:00 AM
SATURDAY
1/12
    Praise Team    8:00 AM
SUNDAY
1/13
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:15 AM
    Sunday School     9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion    10:45 AM
    Puppet Practice    12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Bible Study    4:30 PM
    Lawn Team #1 (Bittle & Hill)    Week of 1/1

This Week at Church

SUNDAY 1/13
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:15 AM
    Sunday School     9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion    10:45 AM
    Puppet Practice    12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
     High School Youth Group        6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #1 (Bittle & Hill)    This Week
MONDAY
1/14
        
    LWML    7:00 PM
TUESDAY
1/15
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
1/16
    Quilting    9:30 AM
    Pastor’s Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Confirmation (9th)    5:00 PM
    Hand Bell Practice    5:45 PM
    Confirmation (8th)    6:30 PM
    Choir Practice    7:00 PM
THURSDAY
1/17
    Ladies Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Church Council    6:00 PM
FRIDAY
1/18
    Bulletin Team    9:00 AM
SATURDAY
1/19
    Praise Team    8:00 AM
SUNDAY
1/20
    Traditional Service with Communion    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:15 AM
    Sunday School     9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service     10:45 AM
    Elementary Youth Group     12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Bible Study    4:30 PM
    High School Youth Group    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #2 (Chandler & Hagel)    Week of 1/2

Staffed Nursery

A STAFFED NURSERY is available to care for your young children during both services, including the Sunday school hour. There is also a CRY ROOM with sound and a window into the Sanctuary.

Prayer Cards

PRAYER CARDS are located on the table as you enter the Sanctuary (under the iron shepherd). If you have a prayer request, please complete a card and place it in the PRAYER REQUEST box.

Online Giving


SUPPORT Good Shepherd has several ways to help support our ministries:
•    Direct – Cash or check donation into the plate
•    Online – Donate on our website: www.shalimar.church
•    Text – Donate via Text to 772-291-5019 – Simply text an amount to the number and follow the prompts
•    GivePlus Mobile App – Download the “GivePlus Church” app to set up a one-time or recurring gift. Search Zip Code 32579 for our church.