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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!

  • Worship – Worship is central to our life together. We offer traditional worship services at 8:30 a.m. and praise worship services  at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
  • Children & Youth – We offer a variety of activities to promote lifelong learning and experiencing God’s presence in multiple ways for children and youth.
  • Service Opportunities – Serving in the church and community helps us to grow spiritually and we all have gifts to offer. At Good Shepherd we offer plenty of service opportunities within our community to share these talents with those in need.
  • Small Groups – We connect through classes, groups and events to deepen our relationships with one another and to create new friendships.

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Upcoming Events

HOLY WEEK SERVICES–JOIN US!

April 18:  Maundy Thursday: Called to Works of Love:  The Love Commandment.  Services at noon and 7:30 p.m with Holy Communion

April 19:  Good Friday: Called to Works of Love:  The Greatest Love.  Services at noon and 7:30 p.m

April 21:  Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord!  All services will include Holy Communion

Sonrise Service: 7:00 a.m. (Outdoors, weather permitting)

Traditional Festival Service: 8:30 a.m.

Praise Worship Service:  10:45 a.m (nursery available)

Easter Brunch: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Letter to the Congregation and 2019-20 Budget

Read the letter to the Congregation, dated April 10 and review the proposed budget for the 2019-20 year.  Members of the Church Council and Finance Committee will be available between services on April 21st and April 28th to answer any questions.  You can access those documents here.

Bi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation

On May 5, 2019 we will have ONE SERVICE at 10:30 a.m.  There will be no Sunday School that day.  Following the service we will have our Bi-Annual Meeting of the Congregation and hopefully approve the 2019-20 budget.  After the meeting, we will FEAST and CELEBRATE with Kathy Gunn, our former Office Coordinator, and her 10 years of service to Good Shepherd and her retirement. Please check Sign-up Central for ways to help serve and donate food items to share.

Get ready for 35th annual HungerWalk 2019

Join us on Sunday’s after the 10:45 a.m service to get ready for our Good Shepherd Team planning to walk the roughly 3 miles during this year’s HungerWalk on April 28th, in Atlanta.  We plan to start out slow so no experience is necessary.  Bring your walking shoes and join us!  (We will not walk if weather is too inclement.)

REGISTER AND/DONATE  to our team here.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

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.   We will begin offering this on March 31st.

Sunday School Help Needed for Next Year

We are looking to round out our teaching teams for next year.  Please contact Sunday School Superintendent, Janice Swinford, if you would like to find out more information about what grades are still needing help, or if you would like to be available as a substitute teacher or assistant.  Volunteering in any youth Sunday School class requires first taking the Children and Youth Protection class.

Lutheran Coalition and Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Lutheran Coalition for Habitat build.  No experience necessary, just willing hands – training and tools are provided.  Multiple build dates are available.  May 18 and June 15.

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.

This year we will be building a house in Woodstock, off Highway 92.  Get more detailed information here or contact Mike Dooley at dooleym@bellsouth.net for any additional questions.

Sunday School

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.  

Check out our Bible studies!

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: Discipleship and Mission. Contact Lori Peters @ petersfive@att.net 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 jcescamilla@comcast.net for more information.

Faith Stories

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 marric1@yahoo.com 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 @petersfive@att.net for more information.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible study meets, at 10 am in Fellowship Hall.  The group is led by Pastor Paul.   All are welcome.  Click here for more details.

Caring for Creation

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.

  • Recycle – earth911.com – helps you find places to recycle different items.
  • Recycle – Bring your dry cell batteries, including AAA, AA, C, D and 9-volt batteries containing alkaline, carbon-zinc, ICAD, NIMH, silver oxide, mercury, lithium metal, and lithium ion to church and place in recycling bin in Fellowship Hall.  Batteries Plus stores – will accept light bulbs, ballasts and batteries.
  • Reduce – Compost – www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

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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