Many of our young youth have participated in the Children’s communion instruction class this past Sunday, January 13th with Pastor Paul and our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Catalina Ontiveros. Many of these children will be receiving their First Communion on January 20th, 2019. Look for their posters in Fellowship Hall this Sunday, January 20th, highlighting some of the lessons they have learned about this faith stepping stone.
Congratulations to Bryanna Botner, Paul Champion, Gracen Clough, Justin Debranski, Joshua Finney, Isaac Freeman, Hudson Garges, Mason Hauswirth and Dayton Peters.
We are going to have a little fun with our next two-can Sunday drive. Start bringing your cans in now. Each can you bring in will earn a vote for a team in the NFL playoffs. However, if your team loses, those votes will be eliminated each week until we are down to the final “two-can” teams. You can vote as many times you like, but you must bring in a can for every vote. Help fight hunger and vote for your favorite team. The voting ballots and team names can be found near the collection cart. We will announce the winning team on February 10th.
Do you have a great chili recipe that has been passed down through your family? How about a delicious new twist on chili that you’ve been dying to try? The youth of Good Shepherd are challenging you to enter a pot of your best chili in the 9th Annual Heart Burn Chili Cook-Off. All members of Good Shepherd are invited to compete in two tests of kitchen skill. The first competition tests the taste of your chili and a prize will be awarded to the best-tasting chili. A second prize will be awarded to the chili with the most creative name so be sure your chili is well named before you fill out the entry form. This form must be completed and turned in to Cat’s box by February 3 if you plan to compete.
And, with all this chili around we’ll need plenty of people to eat it. Plan to join us after 10:45 a.m. worship for a wonderful chili lunch with a free-will donation going to support the youth mission trips of Good Shepherd. Be sure to come in a “judging mood” since members of the congregation will be expected to pick the chili with the most creative name.
All Sermons are now available online. Click here to listen. In addition, watch the beautiful story of Jesus birth unfold at the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve service, with beautiful artwork by our own Pastor Paul Baumgartner.
The High School Youth will be participating in a lock-in on January 20th, which will conclude with a MLK Day of Service. Click here for more details about the lock-in.
We ask that everyone please join us, Monday, January 21, 2019 for an MLK Day Service Project here at Good Shepherd in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am.
We will be arranging care packages and writing letters of support to an Army Unit from Georgia that is currently stationed in Iraq. For more information and how you can support this project with donations, please click here.
This event will take place: February 2, 2019: 9AM—3PM
St. John’s Lutheran Church
1410 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
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We have lots of opportunities for all ages. Traditional Sunday School for ages 4-12th grade and 3 adult bible study small groups. Faith Stories, Coffee and Conversation and Men in Mission. Come and pick the class that works for you. Contact Janice Swinford, our Sunday School Superintendent if you have any questions.
Coffee & Conversation
Sunday Mornings at 9:45 am. Meeting in room 111. Please bring your coffee and join the conversation with Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. Our current topic: Our Love for God. Contact Lori Peters @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Men in Mission
Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in room 116. An ELCA sponsored mission for men that provides support and guidance for men of all ages. Stop in or contact Jamie Escamilla at email@example.com for more information.
Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in room 117. This group focuses on in-depth discussions of various faith-related topics, usually using a book to guide our study. Contact Mary Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday Lunch & Learn
We meet at noon with lunch and begin our discussion around 12:30. Studies usually last 6-8 weeks. Contact Margaret Mixon, Angela Renner, Emilie Gudger, Nancy Coupland or Brenda Kviten for more information.
Word on Wednesday
Looking for a mid-week Bible Study? We’d love for you to join our small group at 9:30 a.m. We are currently studying 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Contact Lori Peters @email@example.com for more information.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
The Caring for Creation team would like to share with you on a regular basis some tips and information on how we can all take small steps to take better care God’s creation. We hope the below information is helpful for you. Interested in our monthly initiative? Click here.
Deuteronomy 10:14 Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it.
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