Announcements

Advent & Christmas Special Services Schedule

SPECIAL SERVICES

Advent 2018
“What Child is this”

Mid-week Advent, Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
(Advent Dinner before each service at 5:30 PM)
December 5th, 12th & 19th

Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th – 6:00 PM

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25th – 10:00 AM with Communion

New Year’s Eve
Monday, December 31st – 5:30 PM with Communion


Children's Sunday School


Today in Sunday School, the children learned the account “Mary Visits Elizabeth.” In the presence of the Son of God growing within Mary’s womb, John the Baptist leapt inside Elizabeth’s womb. God fills us with Himself in Word and Sacrament, and we, like Mary, offer our praise and worship. Consider asking, “How or when does God fill us with His presence today?”

Adult Sunday School


Basic Christianity    
Pastor Ray    Library

Faith Lessons
Tom Cox    Fellowship Hall

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

Contemporary Issues
Bill Anderson    Ed Bldg #5

Shorter Books & Letters of the Bible
FLM Curtis    Youth Room

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.

Altar Flowers


Flowers are given to the glory of God by Larry & Ruth Hill and Don & Martha Haggerty in memory of Emma Gerken.

Pastor's Tuesday 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


How did these conservative, Christian parents react when their son told them he’s gay? Find out during “My Son Is Gay” this week at Lifetree Café.

Advent Meals


Each Wednesday during Advent. Look for a signup sheet in the Narthex to help contribute. Youth begin serving the meal at 5:30 PM. Desserts will be served after the meal. For more information contact Kelly Binkley.

Staff Appreciation Gifts


If you would like to contribute toward a Christmas gift for the Staff of GSLC, please put your gift in the Staff Appreciation envelope provided in your bulletin. You may place your envelope in the offering plate or the gold box in the Narthex. Since we recently celebrated Clergy Appreciation, Pastor Angerman and Family Life Minister Curtis will not be included in the allocation of these funds. Your donation will be reflected on your record of contributions. Thank you!




Christmas Angel Tree


As is our tradition, the Human Care Board will have an Angel Tree set up in the Narthex for the Christmas holidays to help those children who might not otherwise have a Christmas.  There will be a signup sheet next to the tree.  Just take an angel, and write your name and phone number next to the corresponding angel number on the signup sheet so we can keep track of them.  Please place your wrapped gifts under the tree by Sunday, December 16th so we can distribute them in time for Christmas.  If you do not like to shop, feel free to contact Jean Grieve (jean.grieve@yahoo.com 850-240-4300) and we will do the shopping for you!  As always, we appreciate your generosity during this time of year and love to see the smiles on the faces of the young children.

Christmas Breakfast


The Congregational Christmas Party is going to be the Christmas Breakfast on December 23rd during the Sunday School hour in the Brown Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited and encouraged to fellowship and celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Lutheran Witness Subscribers


It is time to renew your subscription to the Lutheran Witness. If you would like to RECEIVE the Lutheran Witness, or if you would like to CANCEL your current subscription, please notify Dianna Riggenbach (651-1022) or email membership@gslcshalimar.org in the church office no later than Thursday, December 20th. Otherwise, your subscription will be automatically renewed. The cost is $13.00. Please reference your check as Lutheran Witness and place it in the offering plate.

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.

Life Quote


“We love children as they can remind us of the simple fact of love’s openness and embrace of new life and communion of one person with another. Children can open up our hearts to this. That our society now treats children the way it does is a dark shame, another sign of its separation from God. Regardless, we confess that Jesus Christ, Son of God, has come in the flesh and preach these glad tidings to all.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org

LWML

Gifts and giving. It’s the season for gift giving, and while we keep foremost in mind God’s greatest Gift of His Son, we still seek to find special gifts for those near and dear to us. How about a gift/gift suggestion for yourself: a trip to Mobile, Alabama, for the LWML Convention in June? The convention theme is “In Praise to the LORD!” based on 1 Chronicles 16:23-24a, Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations. Surely spending June 20-23, 2019, at the Mobile Convention Center with thousands of other LWML ladies would be a fantastic gift experience! Since the host districts are Florida-Georgia, Gulf States, and Louisiana-Mississippi, you could also volunteer to work at the convention at a number of different jobs that can be found on your district LWML website. Plus, volunteers who work at least two 4-hour shifts will be able to get a greatly discounted registration fee ($70), and you may bring your family along if you choose. Take a good look at the Call for Workers form to see where your talents and interests can best fit in to help; there are many opportunities. Think seriously about that gift for yourself; Mobile is calling you!

Advent Devotions


“What Child Is This?” devotion books are available for pick-up at the information station in the Narthex.




This Week at Church


SUNDAY 12/9
    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
12/10
        
TUESDAY
12/11
    Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
12/12
    Quilting    9:30 AM
    Advent Dinner     5:30 PM
    Hand Bell Practice    5:45 PM
    Advent Service     6:30 PM
    Choir Practice    7:30 PM
THURSDAY
12/13
    Ladies Bible Study    10:00 AM
FRIDAY
12/14
    Bulletin Team    9:00 AM
SATURDAY
12/15
    Praise Team    8:00 AM
SUNDAY
12/16
    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 12/1

This Week at Church


SUNDAY 12/16
    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 #2 (Chandler & Hagel)    This Week
MONDAY
12/17
        
TUESDAY
12/18
    Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Lifetree Cafe    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
12/19
    Quilting    9:30 AM
    Advent Dinner    5:30 PM
    Hand Bell Practice    5:45 PM
    Advent Service    6:30 PM
    Choir Practice    7:30 PM
THURSDAY
12/20
    Ladies Bible Study    10:00 AM
FRIDAY
12/21
    Bulletin Team    
SATURDAY
12/22
    Praise Team    8:00 AM
SUNDAY
12/23
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Christmas Breakfast    9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion    10:45 AM
    Young Adult Bible Study    4:30 PM
    High School Youth Group    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #3 (Haag & Haggerty)    Week of 12/2

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.