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Good Shepherd is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Loving, Liturgical, and Musical...
Good Shepherd Lutheran is a welcoming, caring congregation, with programs for all ages.

The Vineyard -A Christian Preschool
 
Our purpose is to provide a warm, healthy environment in which your child can grow physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.  We have a developmental program. We provide the children with age appropriate activities and experiences and strive to help your child feel happy and successful in the school setting.

REGULAR WORSHIP

Worship and Communion

SCHEDULE

9:30 - 10:45am

Coffee Time

10:45 - 11:15am

Adult Forum

11:15am-12:00pm

Kid's Sunday School

After Lessons and during sermon time, then the children come back in to church for communion and sending with their families.

Dear Members and Friends of Good Shepherd,
The 22nd of June (Fourth Sunday) is Refugee Sunday and our Fourth Sunday Brunch at God Shepherd.  Please read the following article as a reminder of our participation in this ministry of the ELCA.  We are Church together, and can do so much more because we are working together on projects like this.  Thanks, and we'll see you in worship.
 

Sunday, June 22nd is Refugee Sunday in the ELCA.  We join the faithful across our country who will also observe this date.  At Good Shepherd, we will focus our day on the refugees from the conflict in Syria. 

For over two years, ongoing violence in Syria has led to an increased risk of a humanitarian crisis. Many Syrians have left their homes, choosing to escape the violence by relocating to more stable areas of Syria or neighboring countries. Syrians are also now faced with decreasing levels of security, restricted access to primary healthcare — jeopardizing child nutrition and health — and high levels of unemployment because of displacement.

Among the 2.5 million people displaced, many have taken refuge in Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan. Like Jordan, many of Syria’s neighbors have opened their borders to receive refugees fleeing chaos and danger in their home country. Receiving refugees is difficult work that can stretch resources and affect political dynamics in the host countries. In these difficult times, groups already vulnerable in the region can be at even greater risk. 

Our response: 

From the early stages of this conflict the ELCA has been committed to standing in solidarity with our companions in Syria. This support has stretched from (former) Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson's letters to Christian church leaders in Syria, offering support of the churches' collective call for an end to violence and his prayers for the people in the region, to our financial support of partners working within Syria. 

Operating through our local partners we are working to provide food and items such as hygiene kits, household items, bedding sets and clothing for internally displaced Syrians. Our partners are also addressing healthcare awareness through psychosocial care and training in nutritional support for mothers. Additionally, rental subsidies, tuition fees and classes will be available to help alleviate some of the economic burdens faced by displaced families. 

We have contributed over $1 million to the support of those affected by the conflict in Syria. Gifts have gone particularly to help mothers and children and to support the Za’atri refugee camp. Your gifts can help make sure we continue our response to those most vulnerable.

 
We will move our Third Sunday Brunch from June 15th to June 22nd, the Fourth Sunday.  Our basket offering that day will be sent to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for Syria Relief.  Thank you!
 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon:
where there is doubt, faith ;
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy
O divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.