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.
Read the current letter to the congregation, dated August 3, 2020 from the GSLC Covid Task Force here.
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.
We have a new e-mail address for you to submit prayer concerns. Prayers will be posted to the Prayer Circle, via e-mail, during normal business hours. You can also drop us and e-mail at this same e-mail address if you would like to be a part of the Prayer Circle.
The GSLC Covid Task force is continuing to work hard developing a “playbook” for the reopening of Good Shepherd. Below you will find links to the primary resources that the GSLC COVID Task Force members are utilizing, to guide them through detailed process of safely opening our building for worship and activities. Again, we ask you to stay tuned to our weekly Friday Sheep Buzz announcements and a new section heading on our website titled Covid-19. Any information that Council has approved for reopening, will be communicated through these channels of communication. We have not set any target dates at this time for reopening, but will continue to post Sunday worship services for you on our website.
GSLC COVID Task Force Primary Resources
For more information and to schedule an appointment at another location, please go to www.redcrossblood.org
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:
NEW URGENT NEED! School age children need new socks and underwear. Please consider dropping these items off along with your food donations.
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
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.
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.