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!
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June 24-28, 2019 from 9 a.m.—Noon
We are excited to note that we have reached our maximum capacity for launching to Mars and Beyond on June 24th beginning at 9 am. For more detailed information, please click here to access our Vacation Bible School information page. Members, we are still in need for volunteers to be crew leaders. Sign-up at Sign-up Central today!
After much discussion with the state and county health officials, MUST Ministries has been informed they can no longer accept sandwiches that are made outside of certified kitchens for the Summer Lunch Program. As Good Shepherd’s kitchen is not certified, this certainly changes the face of what our giving to MUST Summer Lunch looks like. After much thought, we have decided that we will donate a certain portion of money that was set aside for MUST Summer lunches to MUST’s Save Our Sandwiches (SOS) campaign. MUST will then purchase pre-packaged sandwiches from a national sandwich company at a significantly discounted price.
MUST still needs the “setup” portion of the lunch that consists of 2 individually packaged snacks and 1 drink in a paper bag. Therefore, the remainder of our budgeted money will go to provide setups. Since the preparation of the setups will take far less time than the preparation of sandwiches we will be preparing them in the Fellowship Hall between services ( 9:30 – 10:30) on June 30.
But that’s not all; we had a wonderful response to our Give A Kid A Chance Fundraising campaign. As a result we will be able to commit 100 backpacks to this wonderful organization this year. In usual fashion, the backpacks will need to be filled with all the usual supplies. Therefore, we will also be prepping backpacks for GAKAC in the Fellowship Hall between services (9:30 – 10:30) on June 30.
In years past, through cunning bargain hunting and shopping, we have been able to streamline our MUST Summer Lunch giving program to where we were able to provide 2500 healthy bag lunches (including sandwich, two snacks (one a fresh veggie or fruit), and drink) to MUST for about $.80 each. This maxed our designated budget to the very last cent but allowed us to consistently deliver 2,500 lunches year after year. Unfortunately, due to the new policy changes MUST is now experiencing, our budget does not allow us to provide 2,500 complete lunches – largely in part to the fact that MUST pays $.75 just for sandwiches. This year, we will use our designated budget to provide all that we can but if you would like to help supplement the budget so we may provide a larger number of lunches, MUST has three ways to donate:
Ways to Donate to MUST Summer lunch
We will also be accepting additional donations on our MUST Summer lunch assembly day June 30. We will add the total from any individual donations we receive toward our donation to help MUST purchase additional sandwiches.
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.
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Lutheran Coalition for Habitat build. No experience necessary, just willing hands – training and tools are provided. Last build date for landscaping is June 15.
Thank you to all the wonderful teachers that helped with our youth and their christian education and faith formation. If you have not registered for next year please Contact Janice Swinford, our Sunday School Superintendent. We look forward to the fall where 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.
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. Click here.
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