Preschool Open House

Good Shepherd Preschool is holding an OPEN HOUSE, Information Session and Tour for 2020-21 on Saturday, January 25th, at 10:00 a.m. Please tell your friends!!

Upcoming Youth Events

Souper Bowl

The senior high Sunday school class’s annual Souper Bowl fundraiser to combat world hunger is now underway. Your donations of money and soup will be go to our community’s Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. Look for the display table in the Narthex and do consider contributing to this worthy cause.


Youth Bingo Search Party

January 19th @ 3:00pm

All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our annual BINGO Search Party on January 19th from 3:00 until 5:00. We will meet at church at 2:45 to go downtown in search of prizes for our BINGO on March 14th. We will split up into teams. Everyone who participates will receive free raffle tickets to be used at the BINGO. The winning team will receive bonus tickets! We will finish up and return to the church in time for our regular Youth Group activities. We hope to see you there!


Middle School Lock In

Coming Soon!

All middle school youth are welcome to join us for our Middle School Lock In. This will be a night filled with everything you could want: friends, food, fun, games, but probably not sleep. Friends are always welcome, so feel free to invite a friend or two. Talk to the youth leaders for details!


High School Mission Trip

This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip! We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to homes of elderly people on fixed income. Did you already pay your deposit? The remaining amount will be due on April 25th. More information is available in the document section of the Team App.

Upcoming Events in January

Senior Luncheon

Wednesday, January 15th @ Noon

Won’t you join us for Senior Luncheon? This month we will be meeting at the church. Join us for Bible Trivia. Pastor Dave will be our quiz master. Don’t forget to bring a covered dish to share.

Senior Luncheon: Bring a dish to pass!


The Bible: An Owners Manual

Wednesday, January 15th @7:00 p.m.

Pastor Dave is teaching a fun and fundamental course called “The Bible: An Owner’s Manual” in the Community Room. In this study, participants are learning why there are 66 books in the Bible and about the many translations available today. Also covered is the exciting story of how people risked their lives to bring the Bible into English. After six weeks, participants will be more familiar and comfortable with the Bible. This course is ideal for those new to Bible study as well as for “veterans” who want to know more about the most important book in the world.

Questions are encouraged in this study; much of the class is based on questions asked by those who attend. Pastor Dave learns new stuff every time he teaches this course – and he’s been teaching it for over 15 years!

See or e-mail ([email protected]) Pastor Dave for more information or to let him know you’re coming. But you don’t need to register, just show up in the Community Room!

NOTE: This course will not meet on January 22.


Brown Bag Bible Study

Thursday, January 23rd @ Noon

Brown Bag Bible Study meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the pastor’s office. We are journeying through the book of Philippians. We will gather from 12:00 -12:30 for a brown bag lunch, followed by study from 12:30 – 1:30. Please join us as newcomers always welcome!

The Bible: An Owners Manual

Bible Study with Pastor Dave, Wednesdays at 7:00pm starting in January

Brown Bag Bible Study

Pastor Dave will be teaching a fun and fundamental course called “The Bible: An Owner’s Manual” in the Community Room, starting Wednesday, January 8th, at 7:00 p.m. In this study, participants will learn why there are 66 books in the Bible and about the many translations available today. Also covered will be the exciting story of how people risked their lives to bring the Bible into English. After six weeks, participants will be more familiar and comfortable with the Bible. This course is ideal for those new to Bible study as well as for “veterans” who want to know more about the most important book in the world. Questions are encouraged in this study; much of the class will be based on questions asked by those who attend. Pastor Dave learns new stuff every time he teaches this course – and he’s been teaching it for over 15 years! See or e-mail ([email protected]) Pastor Dave for more information or to let him know you’re coming. But you don’t need to register, just show up in the Community Room on January 8.

NOTE: This course will not meet on January 22.

Youth Ministry Upcoming Events

High School Mission Trip: Deposit Due January 12th

Attention all youth in grades 8-12: This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip ! We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to homes of elderly people on fixed income. The cost is $200 per person. $50 deposit is due January 12th. The remaining $150 will be due on April 25th. More information is available in the document section of the Team App or contact the youth leaders.

Youth Bingo Search Party: January 19th

All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our annual BINGO Search Party on January 19th from 3:00 until 5:00. We will meet at church at 2:45pm to go downtown in search of prizes for our BINGO on March 14th. We will split 5 up into teams. Everyone who participates will receive free raffle tickets to be used at the BINGO. The winning team will receive bonus tickets! We will finish up and return to the church in time for our regular Third Sunday activities. We hope to see you there!

Middle School Lock-in: Coming Soon in January!

All middle school youth are welcome to join us i January for our Middle School Lock In. This will be a night filled with everything you could want: friends, food, fun, games, but probably not sleep. Friends are always welcome, so feel free to invite a friend or two.

Installation of Pastor Dave

January 5th, 3:00pm

To quote Pastor Dave, “I do not need to be installed to work.” Well, it is time to make it official. We have scheduled Pastor Dave’s installation by Bishop Gohl for January 5th at 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there as we welcome him to our family!

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Puppet Ministry

Puppeteers Needed!

Mo and Katarina are looking for some friends. The puppet ministry is returning to Good Shepherd, and we are looking for puppeteers. No previous puppet experience is required. Contact the church office with the ATTN: Puppets in the subject line at [email protected]

Youth Group Mission Trip

June 21st-27th, 2020

This summer our high school youth will go on a mission trip to Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. We will be repairing and replacing gutters, adding wheelchair ramps, painting, etc. to the homes of elderly people on a fixed income. The cost is $200 per person. Please give a $50 deposit to the youth leaders by January 12th. The remaining balance is due on April 25th. More information is available in the Team App.

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Online Giving

Faithful financial giving to our congregation is vital to sustaining and growing our ministry in God’s kingdom here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, both in our community and around the world. Online giving makes it easy and convenient to give generously. Click on the image to enter the online giving portal.

Through the GivePlus+ program, you can manage your own giving right here on our website. Click on the image to begin!

Through the GivePlus+ program, you can manage your own giving right here on our website.

**Current SimplyGiving participants have one extra step to take in order to integrate their current account with GivePlus+. Email the church Treasurer for more details.


GivePlus+ Mobile App

Giving through our GivePlus+ Mobile app is an easy and convenient way to donate
to our church. It only takes a moment to set up an account:

  1. Download the free GivePlus+ app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Find our church by ZIP code 21702 or by searching for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
  3. Donate!

Thank you for your generosity!

Christmas Eve Service Times

Good Shepherd Spirit Wear

Our winning spirit wear design , created by Caroline & Brian Keefer, is a perfect excuse to invite your friends to join you at Good Shepherd for worship, Sunday School or any other fun event.  T-Shirts, Ladies T-Shirts, and sweatshirts (crew neck & hoodies) are available!! 

Please place your order by December 8th!

Orders will be ready for Christmas gift giving!

Poinsettias for Christmas

Order your Poinsettias for Christmas to beautify the sanctuary for Christmas, and then take them home with you after the last service on Christmas Eve. Order forms are included in bulletins and in the Narthex. Deadline to order is December 16, 2019.

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