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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Good Shepherd Annual Picnic, August 19

Sunday, Aug. 19 – Beginning at Noon Pioneer Park, Tumwater We’ve reserved the picnic shelter at Pioneer Park for a day of fun and fellowship. The shelter is adjacent to the volleyball courts and playground. The park has walking trails and ball fields as well as access to the Deschutes Read More

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We Agree with CCO

In Response the Arson at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, from Concerned Clergy of Olympia When a faith community is targeted with hate or violence we are all harmed. This is a moment when all faith communities without hesitation stand shoulder to shoulder against hate and against violence and fear. Read More

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Care Team Seeks Helping Hands

Do you have time to share your heart? Do you (or your family) feel called to assist fellow parishioners as a “Helping Hands” volunteer? The Care Team wants to hear from people willing to show care and love to parishioners through small one-time acts of service such as providing a Read More

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Interfaith Pride Service is June 7

Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Hatfiloh  201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 Concerned Clergy of Olympia (https://olycompassion.org) would like to invite you to celebrate the sacred in all of us during this interfaith Pride service. The service will feature readings and songs that draw upon Read More

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Ask, Search, Knock

Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  Matthew 7:7-11 First, a big thank you to everyone for their articles included in this report. It’s time consuming to write this stuff, but because of the many articles Read More

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2018 Offering of Letters

Just as Esther, in the Old Testament, was called to be an advocate with the king of Persia for her threatened people, we are called to raise our voices to urge our leaders in Congress to protect programs for people who struggle with hunger. Next Sunday we join Esther in Read More

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Take our Budget/Priorities Survey

The Congregation Council wants your input as we develop a budget proposal for your consideration at the annual meeting on Sunday, May 20. Please take 15 minutes to complete a survey on your priorities. While we are doing this survey to inform budget decisions, this is also a church planning Read More

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Our Action Plan is Ready for YOU!

The Good Shepherd Action Plan is Ready for Your Review and Comments The Strategic Planning Task Force has completed their assignment and their proposed action plan is available for your review and comments. There are printed copies of the proposal in the Narthex. You may also click Strategic Plan Web Read More

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