Archived Congregational Communications during the Pandemic

As COVID cases began arriving in our area in early- to mid- March, we sought to keep communication going by adding a pastors’ message to each weekly e-newsletter. In the midst of rapidly changing circumstances, they’ve become one of our primary means of keeping the congregation connected and up-to-date. We’ve archived these weekly and monthly communications here to help keep a record of how our community’s life has unfolded in these past few months.

Weekly News October 25, 2020

Weekly News October 18, 2020

Weekly News October 11, 2020

Reopening Survey

Weekly News October, 4, 2020
Change in Worship times. Reopening Survey, Blessing of the animals photos needed.

Monthly October Messenger

Weekly News September 27, 2020
In-person Outdoor and Digital Service, Sunday School, Adult Forum, Bible Adventures and Confirmation

Weekly News September 20, 2020
Kickoff Sunday: installation of our new Christian Ed director; blessing of the learning community

Weekly News September 13, 2020
“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday: a focus on service.

Weekly News September 6, 2020

Monthly September Messenger

Weekly News August 2, 2020
VBS this week and Communion is Coming

Monthly August Messenger

Weekly News July 26, 2020
Blessing of the HS graduates and Baptism 

Weekly News July 19, 2020
Change in time and location of in-person worship to mitigate summer heat.

Weekly News July 12, 2020
Review of how in-person worship went; adjustments to come.

Weekly News July 5, 2020
Beginning in-person worship on July 5th.

Monthly July Messenger

Weekly News June 28, 2020

Weekly News June 21, 2020

Weekly News June 14, 2020

Weekly News June 7, 2020

Monthly June Messenger

Weekly News May 31, 2020

Weekly News May 24, 2020

Weekly News May 10, 2020

Monthly May Messenger

Weekly News April 26, 2020

Letter from Bishop Eaton of the ELCA

Bishop Eaton’s Easter Message

Monthly April Messenger

Weekly News, April 5, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including Holy Week schedule. Updated schedule and other news.

Weekly News, March 29, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including Holy Week schedule. Updated schedule and other news.

Weekly News, March 22, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including news that we will be closed through Holy Week. Updated schedule and other news.

Pastors’ Letter, March 16, 2020
Good Shepherd updates cancellations to include April 5th and all public gatherings.

Pastors’ Letter, March 13, 2020
Good Shepherd cancels public worship; moves to livestream through March 22nd.