Family Life

Children Sunday School

Cancelled
March
29
2020

No Sunday School on March 29th

The Sunday School lesson would have been “The Transfiguration” of our Lord. At the transfiguration, Jesus’ glory was unveiled before the disciples. Everyday, His glory is unveiled for us in the Word preached by the pastor, in the water of Baptism, and in the bread and wine of His Holy Supper. In heaven, we shall see Him in all His glory! Discuss with your children, “How are we like the disciples who trembled at the sound of God’s voice?”



Easter Egg Hunt

Upcoming
April
11
2020

Easter Egg Hunt April 11th at 10:00 AM.

The coronavirus has put significant double as to whether or not we can hold the Easter Egg hunt on April 4th. Therefor we are tentatively rescheduling for April 11th. It all depends on the continuing response to the Pandemic.

The Tradition of Easter Eggs: Second-century Christian missionaries encountered people in the North with pagan celebrations and evangelized to them using the symbols familiar to that culture. Christianity changed the pagan symbolism of the egg (nature’s rebirth) and linked it to the empty tomb - to Christ’s Resurrection and His victory over death. Lore that has developed around the decoration of Easter Eggs includes a tale about the mother of Jesus at the foot of the cross and Mary Magdalen’s visit to Jesus's tomb. Mary is said to have given eggs to the soldiers at the cross so that they would be less cruel. Her tears fell upon the eggs, spotting them with dots of brilliant color. Another tale explains that when Mary Magdalen went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, she had with her a basket of eggs. Upon arriving at the tomb she discovered the eggs had taken on a rainbow of colors. These story’s are not biblical but are useful examples of how Christians in the past took advantage of secular symbols to share the Gospel with the world around them. The prize found in today’s Easter Eggs can be an opening to describe the prize won for us through Christ’s work.



Lent Meals

Upcoming
April
1
2020


The coronavirus has put significant double as to whether or not the remaining meal will take place as schedule.

The Youth Board was sponsoring meals prior to Wednesday services during the Lenten Season. Dinner was served from 5:30 until 6:15 PM. The Fellowship Board provided the desserts.

April 1 - Lisa: Taco Bar



American Heritage Girls

Upcoming
April
1
2020

The coronavirus has put significant double as to whether or not we will be meeting as scheduled.


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



High School Sunday Morning Lessons Learned

Weekly Sunday morning key learnings from classroom discussions.




Confirmation

Updated
March
2020

Confirmation is a lifelong Christian education and relational experience, within the congregation, that began when you came to faith in Jesus Christ. It is also a deeply held Lutheran tradition of formal classroom instruction. Our approach at Good Shepherd is to have two years of focused instruction (Sept- May) beginning in the 8th grade school year.

Confirmation is not meeting because of Lent but classes are scheduled to resume after Easter.



Puppets

Marionettes tell the stories of Gods love and the promises fulfilled in Christ Jesus on the 3rd Sunday each month at 9:30 AM. Puppet practices are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month at noon.

Youth Group



Sr High Youth Group meets Sundays @ 6:00-8:00 - Nurturing discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary.





Youth Jr


Youth Group for elementary age kids.

1st and 3rd Sundays, Noon - 1:30PM