The Learning Committee is already working hard on our January project . . .
Good Shepherd’s 13th Annual Talent Show, Pizza Supper & Silent Auction
Sunday, January 29th. Tickets are – $10 per person or $20 per family and include supper and show.
Supper or Show ONLY – $7 per person or $12 per family
Sign-up on the Sign-Up Line-Up to share your talent!
Silent Auction donations are most welcome and may be brought in at any time.
A Fundraiser for Calumet Campership Fund
Suzanne Gillam Director of Christian Education
1st COMMUNION CLASSES
Third Graders and older children who have not yet been prepared for the sacrament of Communion are invited to participate in Good Shepherd’s 1st Communion classes. Classes will be held during each session of Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. beginning January 8, 2017. Pastor’s Class for children and their parents will be held on February 12th at 9:00 in the Downstairs Fellowship Hall.
First Communion will be celebrated on: March 5, 2017.
ADVENT WREATH HOLDERS
A very special thank you to the Rich’s for providing us with everything needed to make our Family Advent Wreaths on November 27th. More than 35 families and individuals participated in this annual event. Now it’s time to return the wire frames to church, so we’ll have enough for next year too. Thank you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING
Please continue using your same envelopes thru June. If you haven’t picked up any envelopes yet, you can get a box at Sunday School check-in. Giving Statements are issued for each envelope and can be accessed online.
A NOTE FROM THE PAGEANT DIRECTORS
Thank you to all the children, parents, teachers and volunteers who helped put the finishing touches on our Christmas Pageant which presented The Wonder associated with the birth of Jesus.
We are especially grateful to Bess Sproul, Julie Hamilton-Grant, Jennifer Lentz, Dana Gillin, Karen Morrissey, Julie Schwingbeck and Jen Fischer for coordinating all the musical aspects; and to Ned Rich for everything he does behind the scenes.
Special thanks to Steve Brevik, Elke Jacobson, and the Arnold and Schwingbeck families for coordinating the Brunch.
Suzanne Gillam and Celeste Rich
ADULT LEARNING IN JANUARY
If you’ve never tried an Adult Forum, make a New Year’s Resolution to stop in during January and sample one of the following sessions:
Sunday Adult Forums 9:00 and 10:45
1/1/17: No Adult Dialog because one service only on New Year’s Day.
1/8/17: Our Neighbor’s Faith Revised Edition: We will examine key teachings, worship patterns, practice and governance of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Judaism.
1/15/17: Our Neighbor’s Faith Revised Edition: We will examine key teachings, worship patterns, practice and governance of Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, Mennonite Church, Methodist Church and Moravian Church.
1/22/17: Our Neighbor’s Faith Revised Edition: We will examine key teachings, worship patterns, practice and governance of Presbyterian Church, Reformed Church in America, Religious Society of Friend, and Roman Catholic Church.
1/29/17: Our Neighbor’s Faith Revised Edition: We will examine key teachings, worship patterns, practice and governance of Salvation Army, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, and United Church of Christ.
In February, we will start with the Minor (not because they are less important) Prophets. Study guides are available.
Super Wednesday Adult Class 6:30
Faith, Sexism, Justice: Conversations Toward a Social Statement Led by Jennifer Wig
The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice invites us to join a growing conversation and to add our input.
Monday Bible Study 9:30
New topic to be announced
Friday Group 9:30
THE BOOK of ACTS
LEARNING LESSONS FOR JANUARY
WITNESS/SPARK – Curriculum for 3’s – Gr. 2
January 8 Queen Esther
January 15 The Lord is My Shepherd
January 22 Jonah
January 29 Jesus is Presented in the Temple
FIRST COMMUNION – Curriculum for Gr. 3 & Older
January 8 At the Lord’s Table
January 15 The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
January 22 Fed and Forgiven – Lesson 1
January 29 Fed and Forgiven – Lesson 2
FIRELIGHT II – Curriculum for Grades 4 & 5
January 8 Gather in Grace 1
January 15 Gather in Grace 2
January 22 Whirl 1
January 29 Whirl 2
PULSE – Curriculum for Grades 6, 7 & 8
January 8 Life at School 5
January 15 Life at School 6
January 22 Miracle of Jesus 1
January 29 Miracle of Jesus 2
MIDWEEK – Curriculum for Grades 5 & 6
January 4 Chapters 23 & 24 The Trial Begins The Trial Continues
January 11 Chapter 25 & LD They Crucified Him Lenten Devotions
January 18 Chapters 26 & 27 A Time of Waiting He is Not Here
January 25 Chapters 28 & 29 Risen Lord Appears Last Appearances
Thank You ! Thank you !
At the end of worship on Pageant Sunday, Francesca Bianchi invited members of the congregation to join her at the pulpit if they had ever been in a pageant directed by me.
High School students, College students and even some who had graduated came forward. They presented me with these lovely flowers and a beautiful card filled with gifts cards that will keep me well stocked with necessities from Amazon.
My 25 years of directing Christmas Pageants here at Good Shepherd are among my most fond memories. Thank you!
I was very surprised and quite touched. Suzanne Gillam
Click here for: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PICS – The Wonder