Consecrated Stewards campaign will start on March 17. Check the weekly announcements and bulletin for details.
Join us every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm March 6-April 10
Lent Service Schedule
Ash Wednesday – March 6 @ 6:30
Midweek of Lent 1: “The Upper Room: A Place of Service” (Luke 22:14–38)
Midweek of Lent 2: “Gethsemane: A Place of Strength” (Luke 22:39–46)
Midweek of Lent 3: “The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love” (Luke 22:47–53)
Midweek of Lent 4: “The Courtyard: A Place of Renewal” (Luke 22:54–62)
Midweek of Lent 5: “The Trial: A Place of God’s Will” (Luke 22:63–23:25)
Maundy Thursday – April 18 – Seder Service @ 6 pm. Special service in fellowship hall with Seder meal, RSVP required, sign-up sheets available on Sunday.
Good Friday – April 19 – Tenebrae Service @ 7 pm
Holy Saturday – April 20 – Prayer Vigil is 9 am – 5 pm
Easter Sunday – April 21
- Sunrise Service @ 7 am
- Easter Breakfast 8:30 – 9:15 am
- Traditional Service @ 9:30 am
- Contemporary Service @ 11:15 am
Places of the Passion
The scenes of Lent are familiar. The Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, the halls of Pontius Pilate, and the hill of Golgotha—these are the places we remember when we meditate on our Lord’s Passion. Yet when Jesus enters a place, He never leaves it as He found it. The most troubling places in our lives become the most amazing places of God’s grace when Jesus visits them.
Our Lord’s Passion
For this reason, in our midweek Lenten series, we will read and contemplate Luke’s account of our Lord’s Passion. Each week, we will read a different section of the story; and each week, Luke will take us to a different place, the places of the Passion.
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Our focus, however, will not be on these physical places. Instead, we will gaze in wonder on the spiritual work that our Lord does there. Jesus will share His strength in our times of weakness. He will fill us with His praise in the midst of our sorrow. Week after week, we will enter the places of the Passion only to discover our Lord . . . waiting for us . . . willing to share with us a love that was set in place before the foundations of the world.
Plan to come to our Lenten services this year. Prepare to enter into these places of devotion, for there, your Lord will meet you, sharing with you His wondrous love that saves a fallen world.
LWML will not meet in July or August!
NEW GROUP! The “Phoebe Circle” is the Evening Division of the GSLC-LWML!
The “Phoebe Circle” Ladies Group is on its way! We meet every Wednesday @ 6 pm! (We will NOT meet on May 22!) What is the FOCUS of Phoebe Circle: Devotions, Bible Study, Mission Needs (Objects), Fellowship! WHO CAN COME?? All ladies of GSLC College-Age and Up! Moms are encouraged to bring your kids!! It’s fine with us! For questions: Contact BethAnn Lee @ 423-240-5289
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
Also known as LWML is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The LWML at Good Shepherd meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00AM in the church library with snacks and refreshments provided by a member each month. All women are welcome to attend. Learn more >
October 14, 2018
Homecoming Blended Service @ 10 am
FREE lunch served following service
Members are asked to bring a dessert to share
Theme — Wear your favorite team colors!
Pie Baking Contest — bring your best pie
- Corn hole
- Ladder ball
- Face painting
- Sack races
- Bounce house
- Photo booth
All proceeds go directly to the cost of the 2019 National Youth Gathering.
LIMIT of 25 people – RSVP your spot now @ 423-629-4661
September 21 ~ 6:00 to 8:00 pm @ GSLC Fellowship Hall
Hosted by Laura Dahlke of “Laura Dahlke Creative Designs”
Our painting subject is a decorative cross intended to hang on your wall/kitchen door.
Snacks provided, supplies fully funded by THRIVENT FINANCIAL. All Lutheran Church members and friends are cordially invited. Call now & join us 423-629-4661!
We want the youth of Good Shepherd Lutheran to explore a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus. Our youth are pursuing discipleship by engaging in worship, community, and service, all of which are designed to be gospel-centered.
These fundraisers are one among many that help the youth group raise money to attend gatherings that allow them to meet and worship with other Lutheran youth in the region and the nation.
Sept. 21-23, 2018 @ Eagle Rock Camp, Tallassee, TN
East Tennessee Zone Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Retreat
All ladies are invited to attend the LWML retreat – membership in the LWML is not required. The retreat begins at 3:00 pm Friday afternoon and will end at 10:00 am Sunday morning. Two nights lodging and 5 meals (2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts) are included in the registration fee. The theme is “The Armor of God” and will include Bible study, free time, crafts, fun, and fellowship. If you are interested, please contact your local society LWML president, or feel free to contact Candy Habich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is September 7.
This year’s theme – The Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your
stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)
• Begins 3:00 pm Friday – Ends 10:00 am Sunday
• Dinner Friday, three meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday
• Free time to hike, rest and enjoy the view
• Registration deadline is September 7
• Registration form available online, in the office or BethAnn can email you one.
• Contact Candy Habich at email@example.com with questions
Registration fee includes two nights lodging, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
Attendees must bring linens: towels, wash cloths, sheets, blanket (or sleeping bag), and pillow.
Note: Site has no mobile phone service!