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Shrove Tuesday

Upcoming
February
25
2020

Pancakes is on Tuesday, February 25th, from 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Please come to support our youth and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Money donated will help with youth projects.


Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. To Shrove is the past tense of the old verb to shrine, which means to confess one’s sins. From ancient times the season of Lent is a time of special devotion, self-denial, and humble repentance. Before Lent begins, people would also purge their households of fattening ingredients in preparation of times of fasting during Lent. Pancakes an easy way to use up those ingredients that most people had in their homes.






Ash Wednesday

Upcoming
February
26
2020

IMPOSITION OF ASHES SERVICE will be held at 7:00 AM in the Sanctuary on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.




Lent Meals

Upcoming
February
26
2020

The Youth Board is sponsoring meals prior to Wednesday services during the Lenten Season, beginning February 26th with Ash Wednesday. Please watch for sign-up sheets in the Narthex if you are willing to donate food items for the meals. Dinner is served from 5:30 until 6:15 PM. The Fellowship Board will be providing desserts after the meal.




World's Greatest Baby Shower

Upcoming
March
12
2020


Hosted by Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties

The World's Greatest Baby Shower is expect to welcome approximately 1,300 who are new parents, expectant parents, and their family members!

Our purpose for attending this event is to have a presence in the public square and to remind the unchurched community that faith has a place in the welfare of a growing child and also within their families.

If you would like to participate by representing Good Shepherd at the baby shower please contact Curtis.

For More Information: Family Life Minister Curtis




Lutheran Band Visit

Upcoming
March
13
2020

Lutheran High North Band from Houston is making their way down the Gulf Coast and are stopping at Good Shepherd for a concert on Friday, March 13, 2020. We will feed them dinner in the Fellowship Hall then send them off with host families for the night after their concert. To that end, we are looking for hosts for approximately 35 students and chaperones.

For more information email: Curtis.




Children Sunday School

Upcoming
February
23
2020

Today, the Sunday School students study the account “Paul Sails for Rome.” As Christ was with Paul and His companions, so He is with me, holding me up, keeping me with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all my sins into the depths of the sea. Parents could ask, “Who and what did God use to keep Paul safe? How does God keep us safely with Him



Adult Sunday School Classes

Updated
January
12
2020

God Connects (Basic Christianity)
Joe Staton Ed #5
Ideal for people who are interested in what the Lutheran Church teaches and believes.

Faith Lessons
Tom Cox Fellowship Hall
Experience the Bible in historical context.     

Missional Church
Pastor Ray Library
We are empowered by the Holy Spirit for ministry. Congregations are meant to enable the empowered by providing systems and norms to best facilitate action. Together with church leaders, this course examines our local church culture for obstacles in our missional path and then seeks ways to overcome them.

Pericopes
Ross Binkley Ed #6
Dig deeper into the week’s three Scripture readings used on Sundays from the lectionary series. The lectionary series is a list of readings that were not a randomly select but compiled with forethought and purpose. Identify and explore the common theme in this week’s pericopes.

Genesis
Family Life Minister Curtis Youth Room
The purpose of the Bible is to point us to Christ Jesus. This study seeks to understand the world from a biblical perspective while highlighting the redemptive work of God through Christ revealed to us in Genesis.

    




American Heritage Girls

Upcoming
February
19
2020

American Heritage Girls Troop 1517: AHG is a faith based girl scouting organization. Troop 1517 begins another exciting year on November 13th @ 6:00 PM with kick off and registration party. Make new friends! Bring a parent and learn more on what we are about. We’ll have light snacks & activities. Tell your neighbors and bring a friend! For more information see Family Life Minister Curtis



Stewardship

Bulletin
February
23
2020

Matt. 17:8 - “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” Jesus is enough. Moses and Elijah point to Jesus and are happy to fade into the background. With our eyes focused on Him - and Him alone - the rest of our lives come into focus. He is primary; all else is secondary. When that order is right in our lives, things truly fall into place



Life Quotes

Bulletin
February
23
2020

I am extremely thankful for the many doctors and nurses who stand firm in their opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia, although they are finding themselves being pressured to change their position. Please pray they remain firm in their For Life stance. May we also pray that … they boldly … maintain the ethical standards their professions were created to provide to society and that the Gospel clearly proclaims.” Virginia Flo, Lutherans For Life - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org



Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
February
25
2020

Have you ever been hit with an extreme case of déjà vu? Could it be a glimpse of a past life experience? Discuss it with us during “Reincarnation” next week at Lifetree Café.



Lawn Care Teams


Posted
January
12
2020
It is time again to recruit 2-Person Lawn Team members to help keep our Church grounds attractive and welcoming to visitors! We need to replace a long-time team which just retired from our lineup—and also to add several additional teams to lessen the burden on the present members. Please, offer to join us and help. Contact Darrell Bittle @ 218-8140 or any member of our Church Properties Board



Dinner for Eight

Bulletin
January
26
2020

D48 started January 2020 with four groups of eight people who dine and fellowship together. Our goal is to deepen interpersonal relationships by nurturing an environment for spiritual conversations. We have room for you so call the church office to join one of a D48 groups. If you have questions, please call Joe Staton at 520-954-1200 or email: joe.staton@q.com



Puppets

Upcoming
February
16
2020

In an extraordinary lesson of forgiveness there once was a man who could do nothing for himself and was dependent on his friends. Some saw this as God’s judgment upon him. Jesus forgives him of his sins to the astonishment of the teachers of the Law. And then, Jesus heals him.

Contemporary Issues

Upcoming
February
16
2020

A critical review of the clash of faith in culture through current news articles. We are endeavoring not to stray into political party differences because our focus is on Christ.  Besides, salvation is by faith in Christ Jesus not in political affiliations. Participants are invited to bring an article they have seen for group discussion.

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.



 1. Jesus - Album on Imgur
2. Dead flesh smells, demon voices and scratches: Possessed teen’s terrifying exorcism
3. In Bold Act Of Defiance, Joel Osteen Rips Up Bible
4. Pope Francis sides with the hard left, again.
5. God and a Glock: Texas churchgoers are training to fight off attackers wielding guns
6. Polygamists may not face jail time under Utah bill
7. Personally I have no problem with this - Imgur
8. Seven years after stepping down, Benedict fuels 'two popes' headache
9. Many Parents Giving Their Babies Outlandish Names — To Stand Out On Social Media!
10. The Evangelical Divide | The American Spectator
11. Pope rejects push to ordain married men
12. Islamic world outraged at transgender activist posting photos at religious shrines while wearing garb for women
13. Slavery not a crime for almost half the countries in the world - study
14. Hookers for Jesus? Whistleblower complains about human trafficking grants, report says
15. Catholic priest who denied communion to pro-choice lawmakers says 'pedophilia doesn't kill' — abortion does
16. Drag Queen Story Hour at Ohio elementary school canceled after 'outside agitators' complain — and district doesn't sound happy
17. Thousands get married in mass wedding amid coronavirus outbreak
18. End of the world: Coronavirus panic and African locust plague spark Bible apocalypse fears
19. Kenyan farmers traumatized as swarms of locusts devour crops in seconds
20. Pueblo police get report of 'demonic sounds' at restaurant
21. Why Witchcraft Is on the Rise
22. Air Force changes dress code to allow Sikh and Muslim garb
23. Utah Goes All In On Polygamy?
24. . - Album on Imgur
25. Sex robots may cause psychological damage
26. Meet Harrisburg’s modern-day exorcist
27. BOZELL & GRAHAM: HBO: Vicious To Christians, Silent On Muslims

This Week at Church 16 February

Bulletin
February
16
2020

16/2/2020
    
    
Sunday 2/16
    Traditional Service with Communion     8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship 9:00 AM
    Sunday School 9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Youth Jr.    12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #10 (Lepper & Schwartz) This Week
Monday 2/17
    
Tuesday 2/18
    LWML 7:00 PM
    LifeTree 7:00 PM
Wednesday 2/19
    Quilting 9:30 AM
    Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 AM
    Choir 6:00 PM
    AHG 6:00 PM
    Bells 7:00 PM
Thursday 2/20
    Ladies Bible Study 10:00 AM
    Confirmation    12:00 Noon
    Church Council 6:00 PM
Friday     2/21
    Bulletin Team    9:00 AM
Saturday 2/22
    Praise Band 8:00 AM
Sunday     2/23
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship 9:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion 10:45 AM
    Puppet Practice 12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group 4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #1 (Bittle & Hill) Week of 2/



Christmas Trees

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February
23
2020

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas tree fund. The new Christmas trees are now both paid for



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This Week at Church 23 February

Bulletin
February
23
2020

23/2/2020
    
    
Sunday 2/23
    Traditional Service    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship 9:00 AM
    Sunday School 9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion     10:45 AM
    Puppet Practice    12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #1 (Bittle & Hill) This Week
Monday 2/24
    
Tuesday 2/25
    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast 7:00 AM
    LifeTree 7:00 PM
Wednesday 2/26
    Imposition of Ashes 7:00 AM
    Quilting 9:30 AM
    Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 AM
    Choir 5:15 PM
    Lenten Dinner 5:30 PM
    Service 6:30 PM
    Bells 7:00 PM
Thursday 2/27
    Ladies Bible Study 10:00 AM
Friday     2/28
    Bulletin Team    9:00 AM
Saturday 2/29
    Praise Band 8:00 AM
Sunday     3/1
    Traditional Service with Communion 8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship 9:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service    10:45 AM
    Youth Jr. 12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group 4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #2 (Humphrey & Philpott) Week of 3/



Welcome Snowbirds and Visitors


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.



Other Studies on Other Days



Posted
December
2019


Post High School - Young Adults
Sundays
4:30 - 5:45 PM

Lifetree Cafe
Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Pastor's Bible Study
Wednesdays
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Youth Confirmation
Thursday
12:00-1:30 PM

Ladies Bible Study

Thursdays
10:00-11:30 AM

LWML 
3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM



Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study  (Mary Ann Day) The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture. Discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. This study offers a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament. 

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 883-886-1879 – 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.

Parking

Churches are exempt from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which means our handicap parking spaces are available to anyone with mobility issues (temporary or permanent) with or without a handicapped decal or placard.

As We Gather

Bulletin
February
23
2020

Many people seek wise counselors. The Holy Spirit is the world’s best counselor. In today’s Gospel, Jesus promised that the Father would send the Holy Spirit in His name as Counselor. In this ministry, the Holy Spirit both honestly convicts us of sin and tenderly comforts us with good news of forgiveness for Jesus’ sake. We gather to hear God’s Word and receive the Sacrament, which together have been called “the Means of the Spirit” through which the Holy Spirit applies the Law and the Gospel in our lives.



Lutheran Witness

Bulletin
February
23
2020

It’s time to renew your subscriptions. Please make your checks for $13.00 payable to GSLC, and in the memo line write Lutheran Witness. You may deposit these checks in the offering plate or drop them off to the church office