Ministries

 

What are ministries?Adult Study OpportunitiesProperty and GardenersHospitalityStoreStudentsSunday School - for all agesWorship Arts

Church StoreWHAT ARE MINISTRIES?

Church is more than a service. It’s people living life together and helping one another.

Each week, members and guests of Good Shepherd meet in small communities and small groups to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. We call these groups our Ministries, and they are the lifeblood of our church. Ministries use our passions and connections to further our mission of loving, nurturing, and serving God’s people.

Check out the tabs on the left side to learn about some of Good Shepherd’s ministries, and how to get involved.

ADULT STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

During the typical school year, adults gather on a weekly basis, from 10:00am to 11:00am, in the Library. The format for the study is inductive, that it moves from reading the text and asking general questions, and then moving to more particular questions. The class, led by Pastor, reads and studies an entire book of the Bible before it moves to another. The class usually moves back and forth between Old and New Testaments.

Contacts: Maren A. and Pastor Keith

GARDENERS

Our Gardeners are a group of folks in the congregation who meet every Thursday morning, and they help care for the upkeep of the church, it’s building, and grounds. This includes cutting grass, trimming shrubs and trees, planting and cultivating flower beds, etc. There are always projects inside the building to be done, too!

If you’re interested in getting plugged in, contact Bob Austin, our property manager, by calling the church office.

HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality Ministry is a group of people in our congregation who provide for the ministry of food! Just as Jesus’ ministry was a gastronomical delight, and just as Lutheran Christians love to break and eat bread with one another, the Hospitality Ministry humbly prepares and implements all of the major meals, coffee hour between services, and helps care for the well-being of our kitchen facility.

See Kathy Austin or Sherry Fieux for more information on how to get connected.

STORE

Good Shepherd has a thrift store featuring gently used home goods. Donations and drop-offs are accepted during hours of operations.


Thursday & Friday
10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, get in touch with the Gini ZeRuth by contacting the church office.

STUDENTS

We feel that it is important for children to worship with their families. That is why families will pray together, sing together, hear God’s Word together, and commune together during worship. Further, relationships are key to any ministry, so we strive for all students – of every age – to become a part of a small group where they can grow in relationships with each other, with caring adults, and with Jesus Christ. There are weekly opportunities to hang out, play games, eat together and study God’s word, as well as opportunities to have fun and serve the world through mission trips and other events.

To see some of the weekly opportunities for students, please visit our calendar. You may also contact the office for more information.

SUNDAY SCHOOL – FOR ALL AGES

During the school year, Sunday School meets between worship services, from 9:45AM to 10:45AM. We begin in the Nancy Hamilton Fellowship Hall for a general opening, then break out into classrooms for age appropriate lessons and activities. Sunday School is also the place where lifelong friendships based on Christian values begin. Relationships that begin during Sunday School often grow and flourish as our students enter Youth Group, creating a strong foundation that helps them navigate adolescence.

Classes Offered:

  • Cradle Roll: Birth-Preschool
  • Elementary: Kindergarten- 5th grade
  • Confirmation: 6th-8th grade
  • High School: 9-12th grade
  • Adult Sunday School

Good Shepherd’s Sunday School program has many different activities throughout the year. Children are encouraged to participate in:

  • Fall Festival
  • Mother’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • First Communion
  • Confirmation
  • Rally Day
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Christmas Play
  • Vacation Bible School

Patti Nickol is our dedicated, volunteer Sunday School Superintendent. She coordinates teachers, volunteers, special activities, programs, curriculum and more.

WORSHIP ARTS

  • Choir
    Practices on Wednesday nights, at 7:00pm. Choir members use their gifts to help lead the congregation in song during worship services. All are welcome!
  • Praise Team
    The Praise Team leads monthly our Contemporary Worship, and rehearses the Saturday mornings before. Guitarists, singers, drummers and kazoo-ers are invited to share their gifts.
  • Chancel Ringers (Bells)
    Our bell choir rehearses on Tuesday nights, at 7:00pm. While helpful, no music background is necessary, and anyone is invited to join in.
  • Liturgist
    Helps lead the congregation in worship by singing hymns and liturgical responses, and assisting the our Pastor.

Adam Emery is our Director of Music. If you have questions about worship, the arts, and or how to get involved, please reach out to Adam. You can send him an email at adame@mygoodshepherd.net.