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Message Regarding COVID-19

Following the announcement from government officials on March 17th that groups larger than 10 are prohibited from gathering, Good Shepherd will be suspending all worship, meetings and classes for the next three weeks. Because this is a fluid situation, please check back here and on our Facebook page for the latest information.

“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who can always be found in times of trouble.”

Choir

We will not be meeting due to COVID-19 outbreak. We will inform everyone of when we will meet next.

Those in choir can feel free to practice by going to these links.

The Day of Resurrection: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=bp2207

Christ the Lord is Risen Today: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=christ+the+lord+is+risen+today+pickett

Hallelujah Chorus: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=hallelujah+chorus+pugh

Come to Me (SSAA): https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=bp2217

Please contact Jeff Krumbein with any questions at jvkmusic@yahoo.com.

Grief Support Group

This program is currently canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak. We will update everyone as to when we will be meeting again.

Beginning in March, Good Shepherd will be offering a program called Griefshare. The program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. This program is for anyone who has lost a loved one (whether recently or years ago) and continues to experience some measure of grief. The program begins Sunday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m. To pre-register, please contact Carol Radtke at (920) 922-9058. For more information, see the material on the counter in the gathering area, or speak with Carol Radtke or Pastor Zimpelmann.

Financial Peace University

This program is currently canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak. We will inform everyone when we have our next session.

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich (2 Cor 8:9).”

These words are of course talking about the way in which God sent his Son to die for you so that you could have the very best of the riches of God’s love now and forever. With that truth firmly planted in your heart and mind, you want to serve God the best way you know how with what he has given you. Financial Peace is designed to give you the knowledge to help you be more efficient with the financial gifts that God has given you. Classes begin Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact Kurt Klaske at (920) 979-5527 or Pastor Zimpelmann.

Camp Phillip 2020

Registration is now open for Camp Phillip’s 2020 programs. Camps fill up quickly so they encourage you to register early to secure a spot and save money! You will find brochures with lots of information on the counter in the gathering area.

Every Member Visits with Pastor Grunewald

Pastor Grunewald is anxious to meet the members of Good Shepherd. Please sign up on the sheets in the narthex for a visit when it is convenient for you.

  • If you are retired, please try to choose a daytime hour, saving the work hours for those who are at work during the day.
  • Choosing a time slot means Pastor Grunewald will show up at the start of that hour. The length of the visit depends on how much you’d like to talk, and when Pastor might need to leave to travel to another scheduled visit or other scheduled event.
  • If Pastor Grunewald’s schedule changes so that he cannot keep your visit time, he’ll let you know as soon as possible. If your schedule changes after you have signed up, please let Pastor Grunewald know as soon as possible, and please sign up for another time.

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.