Celebrate the Season of Creation with Us

The Season of Creation is an optional season for the church year. It is generally celebrated between Creation Day on September 1 and St Francis of Assisi Day on October 4. For four Sundays in the church year, we join in a whole-hearted experience of celebrating the mysteries and wonders Read More

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Why Sing in the Church Choir?

Stacy Horn’s book Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness While Singing With  Others, published by Algonquin Books tells us that music is awash with neurochemical rewards just for working up the courage to sing. That rush, or “singer’s high,” comes in part through a surge of endorphins, which at the same time alleviate pain. Read More

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Faith Formation Fall Kick-Off Is September 16

Here at Good Shepherd we operate on a few different calendars. We’ve got the church year, the calendar year, the fiscal year, and the school year. And right now, we’re looking at the school year and saying “Yay! It’s time for Sunday School & Bible Study again!” We want to Read More

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What is God’s work. Our hands. Sunday

God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday on September 9 is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this opportunity and dedicated one Read More

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Welcome to Our Transition Pastors

Welcome to Reverend Michael Greenwalt and the Reverend Duane Fister, who will be our transition pastors beginning in August. . The Rev. Greenwalt will serve Good Shepherd 16 hours a week, while the Rev. Fister will be available 32 hours a week. The Rev. Michael Greenwalt is a retired Naval Read More

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Are You Changed???

The banner at the front of worship on Sunday morning, was a mosaic of tiny photographs, reading Are You Changed? After almost a week studying, playing, and reflecting on the theme This Changes Everything, the 31,242 youth and adult participants at the ELCA Youth Gathering could resoundingly reply, “Yes!” One Read More

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Congregational Meeting to be held August 26

Looking to the future, the congregation will need to determine what kind of pastor we should call next. Council will be recommending to the congregation to call a redevelopment pastor. A special congregational meeting will be held on August 26 at 10:45 to vote on this recommendation. Congregation members should Read More

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FAQs about VBS

Registration is full and we are currently taking names for a waiting list. Please call the Church office at 360-357-3554 to add your name.    What is included in the registration fee? A t-shirt, daily snacks, and a week of fun memories are included in the registration. A CD of Read More

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Time to Shop for School Kits

The back-to-school sales are here (much to teachers’ chagrin) and that means it’s time to start collecting items for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) School Kits. Our goal is to pack 300 School Kits as part of God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 9. To the children who receive our School Read More

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We’re in the news!

  Drive by CIELO’s new home base at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on any given weeknight and you’ll see a bustle of activity after classes have ended. “If you hang around at night after things are closing up, nobody wants to go home,” says CIELO Board Chair Sherry Sullivan. “They’re talking Read More

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