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New Service Times

To better accommodate our congregation during this pandemic, we have decided to add an additional service beginning Saturday, October 31st. We will add a service at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday morning services will be at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., with Bible Study at 9:00 a.m. Monday evening will remain the same at 6:30 p.m.

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Christmas Poinsettias

Would you like to donate a poinsettia to help beautify our altar area for this Christmas season? If you are willing, sign up on the sheet under the windows in the expanded narthex. Make a check out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for $15 per plant and place it in the envelope on the counter.

Meditations and Forward in Christ

We are encouraging our members to once again sign up to receive a copy of Forward in Christ and Meditations. Both are available for the low cost of $10 each per year. If you are interested, please fill out the form found in your mailbox or on the counter and place it in the subscription box located under the windows. Both of these items will then be delivered to your church mailbox.

Grief Support Group

There will not be a session held on Sunday, November 29th.

We would like to invite you to join us at the Grief Share support group that will begin on Sunday, September 13th. The group will meet from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. It is a 13 week, Bible based program, that brings Christ-centered relief to those who are mourning the loss of a close loved one – spouse, parent, child, friend, etc. If it’s only been a short time, or several years have passed since your loss, please come. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall since it is a larger space to allow for distancing. If you have any questions or want to sign up, talk to Pastor Zimpelmann or call Carol Radtke at (920) 922-9058.

2021 Men of His Word Conference

The 12th Annual MOHW Conference will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. Online registration is available at http://www.menofhisword.org. Watch for more details in the weeks to come.

Registration link: https://www.menofhisword.org/registration.html

When to Call a Pastor

Sometimes people aren’t sure whether or not they should call a pastor in a given situation. You might not think it’s important enough or you might not want to bother him or take time from his busy schedule. When should you call?

Please remember that a pastor is called to be a shepherd of souls. He leads and feeds the flock with God’s Word and Sacrament. But to do his work effectively, he needs to know what’s happening in the lives of his people. The following is a list of times when your pastors would appreciate hearing from you:

Call the Pastor:

  • if you’re going to be hospitalized
  • if you’re planning to move, or just changing your phone number
  • if you’re experiencing problems in your marriage and need the counsel of God’s Word
  • if you’re struggling with some aspect of the Christian faith or life
  • if you’re planning to be married
  • if illness or personal problems are preventing you from attending worship services
  • if a particular sin is troubling your conscience and you’d like to confess it to the pastor and be assured of God’s forgiveness
  • if a problem at church is keeping you from worshiping your Savior joyfully and regularly
  • if you are expecting a baby or would like to talk about the baptism of your baby
  • if you know a prospect for New Life Class, the class in which the pastor teaches people the basics of the Christian faith

This is only a partial list, but please be assured that the pastor stands ready to assist you with your spiritual needs. Pastor Zimpelmann is available at (414) 702-6717.

JLL Teachers Needed

Jesus’ Little Lambs is currently looking to add two full time individuals to their teaching staff. The hours would be full-time (35-40 hours per week) between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. depending on enrollment. Applicants should possess strong communication skills, a love of children, and a desire to share God’s Word with the children and families that attend Jesus’ Little Lambs. Early childhood experience is a plus, but not necessary. Qualified persons should be an active member in a WELS congregation. If you are interested or have questions, contact Kendra Norris, JLL Director, (920) 921-8500 or norris@gshep.net.