In an abundance of love and concern, it is the consensus of our Congregation Council that we cannot provide the necessary safety measures to accomplish that at this time. The Council has appointed a COVID-19 Response Task Force to work through the very detailed guidance for reopening provided by our synod and by the CDC. We are not setting another target date for reopening at this time, as many things still change from day to day. We will be communicating with you regularly, so please stay alert for those messages. We will also continue to post Sunday worship services for you on our website.
Click the link above for quick links to all the information and online opportunities going on at Good Shepherd.
The Sunday services always renew the spirit in me. The members of Good Shepherd are giving and friendly.
Welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock, Georgia, we are glad you are interested in finding out more about the life of our church. We have many opportunities to worship, learn, serve and connect! If you are visiting for the first time, please see our Visiting Page with answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Check out our Donate tab, in our header, for all the various ways you are now able to make a donation to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Due to social distancing restrictions, caused by the Covid-19 virus, Worship Services are being pre-recorded and available online through a worship video on the designated day. You can find all our worship services with service bulletins here.
MUST Ministries is coordinating a MUST FOOD Rapid Response program. Family food boxes will be distributed at several points around Cobb and Cherokee Counties beginning soon. They are accepting donations at their facilities seven days a week. Good Shepherd has placed a barrel outside the front doors of the church. Mike McCoy has offered to deliver the non-perishable items to MUST. Please consider this way of supporting our community. The top items that MUST is collecting are:
Beef Stew, Canned Pasta, Mixed Canned Veggies, Canned Carrots, Canned Meats (Tuna/Chicken), Canned Fruit, Chunky Soup,Canned Potatoes, Condensed Soup, Canned Beans, Tomato Products,Canned Corn, Spaghetti, Ramen Noodles, Bag of Pasta, Mac&Cheese, Rice
Send cards to our graduates. We ask when sending cards to our graduates that you consider sending a card to all of our graduates and not one specific individual. Mail them to the church or drop them off and we will distribute them at our graduation recognition service when it occurs. Below are the names of our seniors. Please send or drop off your cards to the church mailbox or office by May 31st.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
from 8am to 1:00 pm.-FELLOWSHIP HALL
We will only accept donors by appointment. You can sign up online at www.redcross.org. Our sponsor code is: goodshepherdlutheran. Appointments fill up fast so be sure to sign-up today.
Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. The Red Cross MUST follow CDC and FDA guidelines to keep these drives open. The FDA and CDC have been visiting random blood drives to make sure they are following protocol. Everyone’s temp must be taken before they enter the room. This will be done at the front door of the church. After passing the temperature station each person must pass through a sanitizing station. At that point each donor must have their history taken. Beds are all at least 6 feet apart. It is essential to keep the staff as well as the donors safe during the entire blood donation process.
Help us with the upcoming Lutheran Coalition for Habitat build. No experience necessary, just willing hands – training and tools are provided. Build dates are all on Saturdays –
Join us on one or more of these dates and help us provide affordable, quality housing for families in our community needing a helping hand.
For any who wish to volunteer for the Canton build that was started back in February we are now set to restart Saturday, May 30th. Registration on line is required. This year we will be building a house in Canton at 160 Garrison Trail. Click here to volunteer. For more information about The Lutheran Coalition and Habitat for Humanity projects please click here.
Time will be the same: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
No meals will be at the site as in the past. Volunteers must bring breakfast and/or lunch with them. Water will be provided.
The Habitat affiliate will be following CDC and Best Practice for hygiene and safety.
The revised Saturday dates are:
There are only five (5) volunteer slots so it’s first come, first serve.
Both Mike Dooley and Max Epling are available for any questions.
If you have not registered for this year please Contact Janice, our Sunday School Superintendent. We have lots of opportunities for all ages. Traditional Sunday School for ages 2-12th 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. Check out our online Sunday School videos here.
We again will be offering a volunteer staffed nursery for our Sunday, 10:45 a.m. worship service. If you are able to participate as a volunteer in this capacity and have taken the Child and Youth Protection Class, please let Janice Swinford know and we will get you on the schedule. A sign-up sheet is also available at Sign-up Central in the Fellowship Hall.
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. For more information, Click here.