Just a few days more than a month until Good Shepherd’s Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, August 10. We’ll be setting up on August 8 and 9; please gather up your treasures and plan to drop them off at the church from 7 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 7 p.m.
Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be on the Social Ministry bulletin board by the men’s restroom. Please contact Marilyn Ayres if you have a particularly valuable item(s) that you’d like to donate and we’ll look at selling it on Facebook or ebay. Proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd families in need.
Proceeds from post-sale “surplus book” sales will go to the Good Shepherd library.
Good Shepherd Women’s Retreat“Faithful Friendships”
October 13-14, 2017
Mar Lu Ridge Inn
Women of all ages are invited to a women’s retreat at Mar Lu Ridge Inn and Conference Center. Together we will study women of the Bible, spend time in fellowship with our sisters in Christ, and enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Mar Lu Ridge.
Cost: $100, which includes one overnight stay
(including linens) and 3 meals:
Friday evening meal, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch
Deposit of $50 due by August 31st – please complete the information form
The finale of the Luther 500 Festival, was a performance of Luther the Rock Opera. What a fun and creative summary of Martin Luther’s life. After the show, some of us headed for home. Others stayed to further explore Germany. Before we parted ways, we chose our last Fruit of the Spirit – love. We have enjoyed this scavenger hunt and hope you have too. If you’ve missed any of the previous fruits, feel free to go back and add to them. We love to hear what you find.
Our last full day in Wittenberg, we challenged ourselves to a high ropes course. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the fellowship and team building the experience offered us all. We ate lunch with some youth from Oakland and even learned to felt. And.. because it was Day 8 of our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt. We looked around town for the spirit of self control.
We have all enjoyed reading your comments about where you see the fruits of the spirit in the world. You may add your findings on our Facebook page at any time.
Today we visited the towns of Eisenoch and Erfurt. Eisenoch is the home of the Wartburg Castle where Frederick the Wise protected Martin Luther after Pope Leo X excommunicated him. It was also where he translated the New Testament. In Erfurt we saw St. Mary’s Cathedral where he was ordained and visited the Augustinian Monastery where he served as a monk and presided over his first mass. It was a great place to make us think about the Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness. We’ve be doing this Scavenger Hunt for 7 days and it’s been a lot of fun. We hope you will visit our Facebook page and share your fundings. If you find a different Fruit of the Spirit and would like to share it, feel feel to go back to that fruit’s post and share. We love to hear from you.
We spent the day in Wittenberg. It started with a tour of the Luther House – where we saw his actual Bible (complete with his notes and underlines.) Afterwards we toured the town on bikes. Of course we searched for today’s Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness.
You can participate in our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt too. Just check out our Facebook page and share your findings as a comment to that day’s post!!
We visited Berlin today. There we saw the usual tourist stops: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Memorial to Murdered Jews, of course the Berlin Wall, but we were also able to have prayer time in St. Mary’s Church. The Martin Luther statue below is just outside the church. While we were exploring, we also searched for our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt fruit of the day – Peace. We have enjoyed all of your posts sharing where you see the fruits in your life. Don’t be shy. If you missed a day you can come by on another. So…to play along, just click on our Facebook page and share in the information.