- FALL BOOK SERIES
This fall, you are invited to join in an all-church read of the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. We hope to learn what it means to be “Everyday Disciples.” Through our readings and sermon series, we will become aware of God’s presence in everyday practices. The plan is to read half the book this fall and then finish it during lent, so we’ll get double use out of one purchase! Please sign up on your connection card for your copy of the book to be ready for the big fall read. We’ll begin the first weekend in October. We’ll also offer growth groups.
- OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
School supplies are beginning to appear in the stores – it must be time to think about Operation Christmas Child! The Mission Team is ready to pack boxes as a group again. This is the best time to pick up many of the items we will need for our boxes. We will be packing boxes for boys age 10-14. This age group tends to be neglected, so we decided to send them some love! The items we need are toys, solar calculators, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, erasers, rulers, scissors, composition books, markers, colored pencils, toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, soap, soap boxes, combs, washcloths, and T-shirts. You can also pack a box at home for any age boy or girl. You may also help by buying some of the plastic boxes we’ll need. You can sign up on your connection card. Remember that you will also be sending the truth about Jesus in keeping with our mission to be Sharing Christ! Changing lives!”
- CONGREGATIONAL MEETING, JULY 23 & 24, 2022
The Renovation Committee has another proposal that they are asking the congregation to consider. It is for the updating of the office furniture and technology. We are asking for a Congregational meeting on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24 following each service.
We are using the furniture that was in the old office that we moved out of over 15 years ago. It has been used in that office for over 15 years. It has served us well, but really does not enable us to work at our best nor does it make our best presentation to those who visit our office.
The computers in the office were purchased over 7 years ago. They are networked to be able to communicate with each other, but over the years that network has stopped functioning. We’ve had someone try to figure out the problem. All the setting are correct, the computers just can’t communicate, making it difficult to accomplish the work of the parish.
The hardware is obsolete and having problems, where their dependability is in question.
We will have information to you next week about the costs. All of this was planned for in the “Go Campaign” so we have the funds to accomplish it. We just need your approval to go forward.
- “THE AMAZING BED RACE” JULY 30, 2022
Family Promise of Ontario County will be hosting their annual “Amazing Bed Race” in person on July 30 at 10 AM or virtually from July 24 – 29. If you want to get a team together to participate or just learn more about the race, please visit the Family Promise of Ontario County website and click on the “Get Involved” tab at the top of the page.
- KIWANIS CHARITY GOLF TOUNAMENT, JULY 18, 2022
be held on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Ravenwood Golf Club. The cost is $135 before July 1 or $145 after July 1st & includes lunch, dinner, cart, range balls, prizes and tee gift. Monies raised will help support numerous ongoing programs dedicated to shaping the youth of our society and comforting the seniors in the community. If you would be interested in participating please see Pastor.
- VBS Information and Registration!
Please join us for some summer vacation bible school fun. It has been 2 years since we have been able to run our VBS. Our program runs for children PreK- 6th grade. Music, crafts, snacks, amazing bible stories and God’s love. Come make new friends and learn about the love of Jesus. We welcome all! Look forward to seeing you in the Knights Castle.
For more info and to register, click the link below or contact Kerri Ellison.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Knights of North Castle
- SAVE THE DATE FOR VBS!!!
VBS will be held July 18 – 22 this year! The hours will be from 9 – 11:30. If you are interested to volunteer in any capacity, please contact the church office either by phone (585) 394-2760 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A MESSAGE FROM THE CALL COMMITTEE
The Lord’s Peace To All. The Call Committee is grateful for all the continued prayers, as we continue to follow the Lord’s guidance on our journey. We have developed a defined transition plan for our Co-Pastor model, so the new Pastor knows his roles and responsibilities until Pastor Don retires. We had hoped that Pastor Don and the new Pastor could discuss plans later in the process, but it has proved to be challenging. We will share this plan with them during the interview process. We also have a new list of Pastors and will discuss the candidates in our next meeting. Keep your faith strong and believe that our committee is working diligently on your behalf.
Blessings To All,
Mark Carlson and the Call Committee
- CHURCH GARAGE SALE! JUNE 17 & 18
The Church Garage Sale will be held a little early this year on June 17 & 18. As you clean out your cupboards and closets please keep it in mind for your items that are clean, gently used and in good repair. Remember we cannot accept computers, mattresses or baby items that must meet requirements such as cribs, car seats etc. There are pallets in the basement for your donations. You can sign up to be a cashier on your connection card today. The funds raised will be used to purchase new chairs for Celebration Hall.
We will also be having a bake sale. The funds from the bake sale will be used to provide food for the Christmas food baskets. It’s not too early to bake and put things that you can into your freezer. Don’t have room at home? We have a large freezer in the basement. Let us know you need the space. We want to offer a good variety of items to our guests that will help supply food at Christmas
If you are interested in serving as a cashier at the sale, please sign up on your connection card or call the church office.
- SPECIAL OFFERING FOR EASTERN DISTRICT
Our district is inviting us to take part in a special offering. The district has a scholarship fund for people who are seeking to enter the pastoral or teaching ministry or serving as a Deaconess. As we’ve learn there is a shortage of such people. Helping them to attend school will be a blessing
In addition, our District President, Dr. Chris Wicher, is retiring. He has served for many years, including one extra from his planned retirement because of COVID.
On the next two weekends we will receive a door offering after each service for the District Scholarship Fund and a gift for President Wicher. The monies received will be split 60/40 for those two concerns. If you want credit for your gift please use an envelope with your name, amount and envelope number on it, if you know it. Mark it “GIFT” so the counters will know what it is for. If you prefer to give by check put “GIFT” on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.