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What happens when 13 youth and 3 adults from Good Shepherd join 30,000 + people in Detroit for the ELCA Youth Gathering? A LOT OF INCREDIBLE THINGS!!!
The people of Detroit welcomed our group of 16 and the larger group of 30,000. We were affectionately referred to as a skittles explosion because those
who looked out from tall building saw the mass
group on the streets wear their different colored
t-shirts (on any one day there were 10,000 people
in orange t-shirts headed out to do service
projects). Each night when the youth left Ford Field (where the evening program was held), police
officers, city volunteers, and local residents would
be looking on, giving high five’s, cheering, clapping, saying “thank you” and even taking video.
Our group was chosen to work with the pro-
gramming for children and families. We provided a meal, talked with, played games and did activities
with the children. A few months ago when I asked
each person in our group what they hoped to do in
Detroit, two of our young men said they wanted to play ball with the kids of Detroit. God heard their prayer and they (and others) were playing kickball
and football with the kids of Detroit.
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH
High School Day Trip to Feed My Starving Children
and Eagan Water Park -- Tuesday, August 11th
Pack food for hungry children and learn about world hunger. Have fun serving with friends. Each person
will pack over 100 packets of food during our shift. Consider bringing money to donate—once you know moreabout Feed My Starving Children, you will be
glad you did.
Meet at 7:45 a.m. Bring a sack lunch. Wear closed shoes.
Adventures of Flat Jesus
Flat Jesus is a playful way to keep connected to each other and to Jesus as we travel this summer. Jesus has already been boating on the river. Where will Jesus go with you? Get flat Jesus here or at church. Send your Flat Jesus photos to the church office or our Facebook page. Remember Jesus is
with you EVERYWHERE.
You are Invited to Worship!
We are an ELCA congregation located on Highway
42 between Elgin and Plainview, MN.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
(in other words "God is our Stone of Help”)
10:30 a.m. -- One Worship Service
12:00 p.m. -- Share a meal together
Ebenezer Sunday is a day Good Shepherd has set aside to look back over the past year and remember all the ways God has helped us to grow in our ministry. We have many things to be thankful for and on September 7th we will name those things and recognize that our ministry isn’t finished yet but we have come this far because the Lord has helped us. We will raise our “Ebenezer” or “stone of help” and give thanks to God who is our “help” not only in times of trouble but always.
Ebenezer Sunday Checklist:
Take time to reflect on what God has done in your life and at Good Shepherd.
Bring a stone as a symbol of what God has done for you.
Come ready to give thanks to God at the 10:30 a.m. worship!
Continue the celebration with a noon meal under the big tent on the front lawn
Sunday School Registration Link
It’s time to register for Sunday school! We will need ALL children to be registered prior to attending the first day of class on Sunday, September 20th. All children who are 3 years old (by September 1st) through 8th grade are encouraged to sign up. To help with the scheduling process, we would appreciate all forms be turned in by August 31st. You can register using one of the following options:
Register on-line at http://goodshepherdlutheran-plainview.org/sunday.html
Pick up a registration in the church narthex.
Complete a form emailed to parents with a valid email address on file.
Check out the great summer opportunities at Good Earth Village this summer. Register for whatever works best for your family.
- Some Good Shepherd kids are going the week
of July 26-31.
- Adventure day for Good Shepherd is Thursday, July 30 (for kids Kind-4th grade). Carole will
lead the carpool.
- Remember to let the office know. Good Shepherd will sponsor part of your cost.
Try out the wonderful activities at Vibrant Faith
at Home for kids, youth and adults:
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