The Spending Guidelines for 2018-2019 are available on the Church Council page. Members are encouraged to look these over as we prepare for our next Voter's Assembly Sunday, June 24, 2018 following the 10:30 a.m. service.
Good Shepherd was blessed to receive a gift $4,000+ from the Mary Jane Wade estate. The Church Council added that to the current Endowment Fund.
The Security Team has met several times to work on our crisis management plan. Our next usher's meeting will also focus on security. Our security efforts focus on awareness, prevention and responding to potential problems.
Vacation Bible School planning is underway. Please go to the VBS page to see how you can help!
Learning to Read the Bible is a new webpage designed to help anyone get started reading the Bible. We have helps, suggestions and recommendations that can help!
Good Shepherd Lutheran School is starting a new Learning Center. This will be used for students and teachers to integrate STEM into classroom activities. There are a number of different items needed such as wood scraps, packaging material, glue, scissors, etc. The complete list is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Good Shepherd has been asked to help our sister church, St. James, Glen Carbon as they try to do more evangelism work in their community. We are considering the possibility of loaning them Pastor Mueller for this work. You can read more about that here.
Good Shepherd sent a team of six people to Hope Lutheran Church in Winnie, Texas, the week of September 4, 2016 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The group removed flooring, sheet rock, and insullation from flood damaged homes. Click here for more.
The Balcony Renovation Project is underway. We have received sixty new music chairs. The next step will be to disassemble the pews and begin work on the floor.
At our last Voter's Assembly on June 25, 2017, the congregtion approved the Budget Summary for 2017-2018. They also approved the recommendations from the Acoustics Task Force for improvements to the balcony. .
Demographics Report - This report is a summary of a study done by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. All churches and our country as a whole will soon feel the impact of demographic changes. Reduced birthrates will have a significant impact on the church in the next twenty years. You can view a short video of the presentation.