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Wednesday Night Activities
 

September through May:
Join us Wednesdays for dinner, Bible study,
choir practice, youth group, and fellowship.
Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

 

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends,
let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
2 Corinthians 7:1



 

Acolytes and Crucifers Needed 


If your child would like to serve as an acolyte or crucifer, please let Pastor Mike know.
We will teach them and schedule them to become one who serves during worship
in a special and meaningful way.

Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
1 John 4:21


 

Sunday School Hour
 9:30 am
Between Labor Day and Memorial Day


Sunday School for all ages!
Join us during the time between the 8:30 and 10:30 worship services.  We also share a
congregational breakfast (provided by our wonderful church council) on the first Sunday of each month.
 

In your anger, do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down on your anger and do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:26-27
 



 

Volunteer at LCGS

Our congregation feels like family.  This is true due, in part, to those who volunteer
to be the hands and feet of Christ in this place.  If you have a desire to help with anything at all,
please contact the church office or ask on Sunday!
Opportunities exist in the following categories: community outreach, Daily Bread Ministry,
choir, hospitality, cleaning, youth groups, Sunday school, VBS, yard maintenance,
altar guild, and more!

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.
But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Galatians 5:13



Want to help but don't have much time?
Sign up for hospitality hosting, an important part of fellowship ministry!
 

Bring a few snacks and drinks for after the 10:30am service.
Set up. Clean up. That's it!
email: mleila@bellsouth.net

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14



20 years in our building!


October 2017  will mark the 20th year our congregation has worshiped in
our sanctuary.  We give thanks to God for our resources.

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11



 

Tenth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner - 2015

It is truly a wonderful experience to reach out to our community.
Thank you to all who served in many ways!

Click the link to see a student-project video about our Daily Bread ministry.

watch-v=aApWuqfm0dE

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1



Catering Teams

Our catering teams are a great way to serve at Good Shepherd.
The teams prepare a meal on Wednesdays for our gathering. The more teams we have,
the fewer times each team has to work. Would you consider being on a team?
We need the help of both men and women! If you are interested, send an email to
Johanna Welch at skippiejo@bellsouth.net, She would love to hear from you!

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1



Confirmation Class
Confirmation consists of 2 years of classes and is the process by
which youth become adult members in the Lutheran Church. The classes
focus on our Christian faith and our Lutheran traditions and are for
students in the 7th and 8th grades or above who have not been
confirmed. Part of the program includes a week at Lutheridge, our camp
in North Carolina, with other students from North Carolina and South
Carolina. This camp week is a wonderful opportunity for them as they
grow in their faith and understanding. The students generally attend
the summer between their first and second years of confirmation
classes.

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have and I
will be glad to answer them.


Pastor Mike

Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:22

 



Meyers and Cunningham win

U.S. National Bobsled Pilot Push Championship titles

 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2012)- Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) clinched the 2012 U.S. National Bobsled Pilot Push Competition titles on the wheeled push track in Lake Placid, N.Y. this morning. Meyers and Cunningham posted the lowest combined time of two pushes to claim their respective titles.

 

Meyers secured her fifth consecutive push title by 0.29 seconds in the women's pilot push competition after clocking a total time of 9.51 seconds. Meyers, a seasoned brakeman that went on to win the 2010 Olympic bronze medal with Erin Pac, proved she is still one of the strongest athletes off the block by posting push times of 4.74 and 4.77 seconds.

 

"Every time I compete I want to win, so it's always exciting to come away on top," Meyers said. "If there are timing eyes involved, I see it as a competition. I'm definitely excited, and this is something to build on going into the season. It's just the beginning."

 

Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) pushed identical times of 4.90 seconds for a total of 9.80 seconds to lock in second place. Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) finished third with an aggregate time of 9.95 seconds after clocking 5.00 and 4.95 seconds in the two-heat contest.

 

"Today's competition was a big testament to the strength of our pilots," Meyers said. "Everyone was fast today, and we hope to dominate push times this year. We have a deep field of brakeman and they are posting some impressive times this week, and it's exciting to see the drivers step up at the push bar as well."

 

Cunningham posted a combined time of 8.99 seconds to win the men's pilot push title by 0.11 seconds. The brakeman turned pilot clocked push times of 4.49 and 4.50 seconds to lead the veteran field.

 

 

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 28:7
 



 

Faith in Action article on our Daily Bread Ministry - May 2012

 

At FIA we learned awhile back that its about His kingdom, not ours. One of the ways we live that out
is by serving other ministries besides FIA and looking for ways to create strategic partnerships
to serve our community.

For some time we have been serving the Daily Bread Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
led by Leila Myers, which goes out on Tuesdays to feed the homeless in Douglasville and show them
the love of Jesus Christ. One area of partnership has resulted in the Pantry and FIA providing Daily Bread literally with daily bread along with pastries and desserts from Publix. Each Tuesday morning we visit the Lutheran Church to deliver the blessings and pray up their work before they go out into the woods and
other places where our homeless live.

We met Dawn, a young mother of four, with her newest child William, who is either crawling amongst the volunteers putting together the meals or strapped on her in his carrier. Over time we also get to see his
smiles, laughs, and delight in every new expression on his beautiful face as he grows in the midst of theDaily Bread servants who come from many different churches in our community. We asked Dawn why she volunteers, having to take care of a new baby and three other children. Her simple, quiet answer, “I enjoy it.”

It would be so easy for Dawn to say that she has a baby and can’t help, yet, she finds a way to serve Daily Bread. And William’s family will share with him a wonderful legacy of what his mother did for Christ, with him there every step of the way.

Faith without action is dead.  James 2:17



Link for Madeline's Care Page

Click the link below to read updates on Madeline's progress.
http://www.carepages.com/carepages/medbmt

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6



Elana:

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
2 Samuel 22:33-36


Thank You!

In June 2008, our congregation generously donated school supplies and toys that were personally delivered to the Balboa Lutheran Church in the Republic of Panama.   The good stewards of  their resources saved many of the toys for their children's Christmas party this week.  Our contact there (Yazmina) sent an e-mail on Christmas eve to thank us (again) for the toys that our congregation sent to them.   She included a few really sweet photos of some of the kids who attended the party.  Click on each photo below to view it larger.  Those smiles are priceless!  Thank you, LCGS, for your contributions.  Small gestures from us seem big to others.  May God continue to abundantly bless you.           

¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!

 


 

 

 
 

 There is a sign up sheet in the fellowship hall for people interested in yard work maintenance.

 

 

It may seem like a simple thing to do, but it is very important.
The need to make people feel welcome when they come to our church is extremely
important for first and lasting impressions.  
Please let us know if you are interested in being a greeter and also indicate if you would like to be scheduled 
for the 8:30 or 10:30 worship service.

 

 


 

 Have news? Please email it to autorip@aol.com.

 

Happenings! Events! Scheduling!
As we grow in ministry and mission it is wonderful to see all the events taking place! Become involved!

One problem that does occur, has to do with scheduling conflicts. BEFORE scheduling a meeting or event, please call the Church Office
and speak with Leila, to check the calendar and to place the event on the calendar.

This is essential for every meeting or event (apart from regularly scheduled ones).
Thanks for helping us avoid conflicts!