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Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021

“In the sight of God” is a phrase used throughout Scripture. It reminds us of God’s unceasing care and concern for His creation. In Proverbs: “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man” (Proverbs 3:3–4). All our life is in God’s amazingly loving sight as He watches over all His creation and especially over people. Out of love for Christ and one another, we can strive to see others around us in the same way that God sees them.

Sunday School (Myth or Faith)

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021
9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - Myth or Faith. In Person or Live Stream.

The world has its way of squeezing us into its own mold. People around us hold to all kinds of “myths” concerning God, eternity, humanity, and reality. People have all kinds of misconceptions concerning those things that were revealed to us in Scripture. Make no mistake, the myths held by the world around us are out to influence us. Therefore it is important for us to distinguish between fact and fiction, myth and faith. Join us for this examination into Christian teachings.


For more information email: Pastor Ray.

Previous Sessions:
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four

Children's Sunday School

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021
9:30 AM

We long for the return of Sunday School for children. On several occasions over the past few months we have had false starts thinking you were ready when you were not. Volunteer Sunday School teachers are willing to share the love of God with your kids. If your family is ready to resume attending Sunday School please visit with Family Life Minister Curtis so he can coordinate with the Sunday School Teachers.

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.

Sunday School (Jacob's Favorite Son)

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021
9:30 AM

A multigenerational class for the Middle Schooler, the High Schooler, and anyone post High School. Parents are welcome to participate. Investigating the life of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph as told in Scripture. Many parts of Joseph’s story are familiar. With the help of the Holy Spirit, our contextual examination will reveal truth and hidden gems that are relevant for today.

Genesis 47 the family meets the Pharaoh. Under Joseph's stewardship, Egypt owns everything.

Lutherans For Life (Life Quote)

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021

“Little though you can see it now, God intends to do wonderful things with you. If He is taking it slowly, that’s no surprise; He did it the first time, too. Nothing the devil can do will stop the Lord from finishing His work in you. After all, He has already laid down His life to make you His own.” Dr. Kari Vo, Lutheran Hour Ministries – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • lutheransforlife.org

Stewardship

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021


1 John 5:3 – “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

God’s commandments are not burdensome, but that’s only true for Christians precisely because we know that we are not saved by our keeping of the Law. We are saved by grace. Therefore we are set free by grace to walk in newness of life, to grow in faithfulness, and rejoice in the Law of the Lord: for the love of God is that we keep His commandments.

Youth Group

Upcoming
May
Sunday
9
2021

Our goal with Youth Group is to nurture discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary.

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.

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Youth Jr

Upcoming
May
Sunday
16
2021
12:00 PM


Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids.

Our last activity had us raising our hands and looking up (1Timothy 2:8-10). Another activity is being planned that will allow us to express our connection to God.

For more information email: Curtis.

American Heritage Girls

Upcoming
May
Monday
10
2021
6:00 PM

Troop 1517

meets on the 2nd and 4th

Mondays

of the month at 6:00 PM.

"I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Lord. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common." - 1Cor 1:10 (The Message)


For more information email: Laura Nimmo.

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A Closer look at the art form that is Puppetry. Puppetry has intrigued us for thousands of years. It is used both to teach and entertain.

American Heritage Girls Mother/Daughter Tea

Upcoming
May
Saturday
8
2021
10:30 AM


American Heritage Girls Troop 1517

Our annual Mother/Daughter tea is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th beginning at 10:30. You may RSVP through Troup Tracer and on the Facebook Event. Dress in YOUR fancy or Sunday best, bring an appetizer, finger food, or a savory treat. Sorry no boys are invited to this event. However, you may invite your sisters, cousins, or aunts. For more information email: Laura Nimmo.

Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
May
11
2021
7:00 PM

Does God actually hear us and answer when we pray? Or is prayer simply an exercise to make us feel better? Join us and share your opinion during for “How Does Prayer Work” next week at Lifetree Café.

Schedule of Lifetree Episodes

Midweek Bible Study

Upcoming
May
Wednesday
12
2021
10:00 AM


The Book of Acts
The preaching of salvation through Jesus “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). Saint Luke continues the story of Jesus’ work in and through the apostles and other disciples. The Book of Acts records the Church in mission to reach the ends of the earth with the promise of forgiveness and everlasting life in Christ—a mission that continues today.

Previous Sessions:
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four

Confirmation

Upcoming
May
Thursday
13
2021
5:00 PM

Confirmation is a lifelong Christian education and relational experience, within the congregation, that began when you came to faith in Jesus Christ.


This week we are examining the dual nature of Christ to better understand how Christ is the fulfillment of the Promises made by God.

Unit Creed


Goal: With the help of the Holy Spirit, students will utilize the creeds as a tool to understanding Scripture.

Creed 5, Who is Jesus

Lesson Objective: Given Scripture references TLSB, SC, and class discussion, students will...
1. know the dual nature of Christ

2. identify the two reasons why Christ is human.

3. identify the two reasons why Christ is God.

4. explain how Christ is the fulfillment of the Promises made by God

The Watchers (a Small Group)

Upcoming
May
Wednesday
12
2021
4:00 PM

Sharing faith is about building relationships for spiritual conversations. The Watchers are a Small Group that meets on Thursdays @ 7:00 PM to watch and discuss movies together. We are currently reviewing and rating movies that were well received by the Christian community based on their Biblical accuracy.

For more information email: Jacob Schwartz.

Ezekiel 33:6 "If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned,…"

Lutheranism Class

Upcoming
May
Friday
7
2021
6:00 PM


An introductory level discussion into the core beliefs of Christianity from a Lutheran perspective where we will touch upon the topics of the 10 Commandments, the Apostle's Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Communion, and Confession.

Alter Flowers

May
Sunday
9
2021

Flowers are given to the glory of God by Allen and Brenda Hemmer in thanksgiving for mothers and in memorial of their mothers. Also Tom and Julie Cox in loving memory of George and Bobbye Pearson





65th Anniversary

Upcoming
May
Sunday
23
2021



REMEMBER, REJOICE, REDEDICATE

Celebrating Good Shepherd's 65th Anniversary of ministry.

Former Pastor Richard Ziehr, is preaching at both services.
A reception on the lawn at 9 AM is planned and Bea Daily is presenting a picture church history beginning at 9:30 AM.

Pastor Ziehr will be joined by his wife Connie, daughter Ellen Ziehr Lange from CA, and son, Rev. David (wife Trudy) Ziehr of Charlotte, NC.  We look forward to seeing them all!

For more information email: Bea Daily.