Send Cards, Make Calls, Share Love

The Caring Ministry is looking for volunteers to help us keep in touch with our Good Shepherd family members during this time of “social distancing.”  We want to reach out to those who may be feeling particularly isolated because of health issues, because they live alone, or maybe they don’t have access to email or other technology to “keep in touch.” 

Please let us know if you would be interested in making some phone calls, sending some cards, or texting/emailing those who have this capability. 

Nothing fancy–just something to let people know we’re thinking about them and that we care. Don’t we all need this right now! 

To sign up to help or for more information email [email protected].

The Religious Coalition Needs Your Help

Donate Food

The Religious Coalition is in need of food for the growing number of homeless families in Frederick. You may bring food or have Amazon deliver to the address printed in the Electronic Sunday Times or Pastor Dave’s email. There is a bin on the porch for easy drop off. Examples of food needed include: Pouched Rice, Canned Beans, Canned meat, Canned fruit, Canned veggies, Canned soup, Powdered milk, Cereal, Oatmeal, Peanut butter, Honey/Jam, Instant coffee or tea, Spices and condiments, Nuts such as mixed nuts, Packaged microwave meals, Snack bars, dried fruit, granola bars, Children Liquid Tylenol, Adult Tylenol.


If you have a some time to spare and are called to help during this pandemic, The Religious Coalition is looking for volunteers to pickup and deliver food or medicine, transport individuals or families (symptomatic or non-symptomatic), manage/sort/or deliver supplies other than food, and more. Please click here for all volunteer opportunities available.

Vacation Bible School – Registration Open

Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through

2020 Vacation Bible School registration is open online:

July 13 – July 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   
Ages 4 – Grade 5

Good Shepherd Camping Trip!

This Spring, May 29th-31st

We are going CAMPING!! Calling all people interested in spending some time in the glory of God’s creation! Anybody is welcome to join in on Good Shepherd’s camping trip this Spring. Please reserve your campsite or rustic cabin at Gambrill State Park. Campsite 25 has already been reserved and will have group activities and meeting up around there. There will be the opportunity to meet up during the day if anybody isn’t up for spending the night.

Senior Luncheon

February 19th at 11:45am

We will meet at the Panera Restaurant on Route 26 East/ Liberty Road (1700 Kingfisher Drive for your GPS). Order your lunch when you arrive and join the group. After lunch we will visit the new Walkersville Public Library. If you have any questions or would like to drive with someone from the church parking lot to Panera and the library, please contact the church office at [email protected] or call (301) 663-3344.

Annual Congregational Gathering

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Please join us for one service at 10:00am followed by a light lunch and a word from our Church Council.

Paolo Veronese  (1528–1588)   
The Wedding at Cana
Oil on Canvas, 1562/3
 Musée du Louvre, Paris

Youth Ministry: FreeRide Retreat

For Middle Schoolers, October 18th-20th

For young people in grades 6th-8th and their friends. FreeRide is a fun retreat for middle school youth. It is a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions and friendship building. The retreat costs $150, which includes programs, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt. For more information, talk to Brian or Lisa.

OCTOBER 18-20, 2019

NorthBay Adventure Camp
11 Horseshoe Point Lane
North East, MD 21901

Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response – 2019 Hurricane Relief

“Total destruction.” These are the words used over and over to describe the effects of a direct (and lingering) hit by Hurricane Dorian on the Grand Bahama Island and the Abaco Islands. And Dorian continued its devastation in the Carolinas. The full extent of the loss of life is not yet known, but heart-rending stories are already starting to emerge. 

For information on the situation affecting our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Bahamas, visit the Facebook page of the Florida-Bahamas Synod. The Social Ministry Team has approved a donation of $1000 to Lutheran Disaster Response out of the Gift of Love Fund. Individual contributions may be made to Lutheran Disaster Response/2019 Hurricanes or directly to the Florida-Bahamas Synod Disaster Response Fund. or

Let us also pray for the safety of the rescuers and all offering aid, and that the healing Presence of God will give those affected peace and hope in this time of need.