News and Notes
July 7, 2019

Stewardship Moment

Luke 15: 10 “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  Why does Jesus eat with sinners?  Certainly not so that they will remain stuck in their sins.  Jesus meets sinners where they are so that they will come to know His love and repent.  To repent means to turn away from sin and toward Jesus in faith.  Whether the sin we struggle with is pride, greed, doubt, etc., the Lord calls us to turn to Him again in faith and away from our sin.

Cubbie Boxes

The boxes where mail is received from the church office and from other members of Good Shepherd are located outside the coat room to the west. We are working on a change to the system and hope to have the changes made by Sunday, June 16th. The boxes will be numbered beginning at the upper left with the box below its number. There will be numbered lists with names of the persons assigned each number located at the south end of the cubbie unit, and at the information center. Look at the list of names in alphabetical order to check on the number assigned and then check the numbered cubbie for your mail. Most of the cubbies are assigned to member families with a few frequent visitors included. If you would like a cubbie and we have mistakenly omitted you from our assigned list, please contact the church office at (402 423-7639 and let us know.

These cubbies may be used to send birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc. cards and greetings to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. They are also used to distribute usher schedules, altar guild schedules, mowing schedules, articles from the pastors or the church office, invitations, etc. Please check your cubbie on a regular basis.


Y’all come and help give a fond fare-thee-well to Vicar Albert Bader, Gretyl and Dawson before they head back to Ft. Wayne. We will have a potluck on Sunday, July 28th beginning at 5 pm. Please bring a main dish, a salad or a dessert. Beverages and tableware will be provided. Help in setting up at 10:30 am after the Sunday Bible study and at 4:30 pm before the potluck begins would be appreciated. Volunteer sign-up sheet will be in the narthex. There will be a western theme to this event.


On Sunday, July 7th our former vicar, Lawson Short, will be ordained and installed as pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend, NE at 4:30 pm. North Bend is about 60 miles north of Lincoln. It would be great if Good Shepherd could have a supportive representation at this event.


Good Shepherd’s vicar for August 2019 — July 2020 will be installed at Good Shepherd on Sunday, August 4th. Daniel & Julie Golden and their daughter, Kelly will be arriving in mid-July and will have a couple of weeks to get used to Lincoln, unpack, etc.



The Good Shepherd family picnic & new vicar welcome is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 pm. Scott & Susan McKinney, 3231 Covered Bridge Dr., have graciously offered to share their place for the event. Smoked pork and chicken, hot dogs, beverages, tableware (plates, cups, napkins and utensils) will be provided. Bring a side dish and dessert to share for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Bring a lawn chair to relax . . . AND, bring a fishing pole! Kids 12 and younger bring your swimming suits so you can play on the “Slip N Slide”. There will be a variety of yard games and free fishing on a private pond. Please let us know if you plan to come so we will know how much meat to prepare. Sign up sheets will be in the narthex.

Life Moment

Father, You are the Author of life, and we thank You for the gift that it is.  Forgive us when we devalue it in any way.  heal our land from the scourge of legalized abortion and turn our hearts back to profound respect for life.  Amen. 

God is the ultimate Designer.  He designed the greatest good the world has ever seen to come from the most heinous evil mankind has ever produced.  You are never too stained for God to love.  When you are feeling weak and foolish, give thanks to God for that, because that’s exactly the kind of person that God likes to use. 


We have begun to use mailchimp to send newsletters and other communications from Good Shepherd.  This week we sent a trial blurb about VBS.  If you did not receive it, first check your spam filter.  If it is not there, it is possible we do not have your email address.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page, and under the “Subscribe to our Newsletter” section fill in your first and last name and email address. Click the “Sign up for newsletter box” and hit submit.  You should receive a welcome email shortly.

Purchase Your SCRIP Today

Prepare for spring and summer by purchasing your SCRIP gift cards.  SCRIP has gift cards for groceries for your bbq (Hy-vee, Super Saver, etc.), supplies for your gardening (Menards, Lowes, Earl May, etc.), gasoline for your travels, and restaurants for eating out (Don & Millie’s, etc.).  The SCRIP program helps out our Christian education programs at our church (Sunday School, Preschool, K-4 School, VBS, etc.).  You purchase the vendors gift cards through the SCRIP program and a percentage of the price of the gift card is donated back to Good Shepherd to support Christian education.  Check with the ladies in the church library (located in the northwest corner of the fellowship hall) between services and they will be able to answer any questions you may have.  And you can also purchase your gift cards then!

Help Needed

Volunteers are needed to help run the soundboard on Sunday mornings.  Please contact Wayne Gudgel for more information or to volunteer.  Training is available.

The following were elected to be officers of the congregation at the voters’ meeting on June 18th.

President: Marc Huff
Vice President: Corby Stolcpart
Secretary: Stacy Durr
Inside Properties: John Reigle
Public Relations: Steve Wright
Mission & Outreach: Ramon Marcano
Youth: Nancy Stepp
Fellowship: Vacant
School Board: Dale Borneman
William Gottwalt
Elders: Gary Baker
Kurt Stradley
Rich Lichtenfeld
It was also decided not to renew our contract with KFOR. The last service to be transmitted will be on June 30th. You may hear the entire service each Sunday at 8 am & 10:30 am and on Wed. at 6:30 pm on KNNA 95.7 FM.

Now Accepting Registrations

Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Contact the school at 402-423-7677 for an information packet and registration forms.


Simplify Your Giving

We want to remind you that Good Shepherd has an electronic option for making your offerings. Contribution can be debited automatically from  your checking or savings account. Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and donation consistency for our congregation. It also allows you to easily split your donation between the General Fund, the Capital Compaign, the Vicar Fund, KNNA Radio, and Good Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool.

Donations can be scheduled as frequently as you like whether weekly, monthly or otherwise. You can even schedule special one-time gifts. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. When travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

An authorization form is available at the information desk. Simply fill in the form, attach a voided check and put the form in an envelope marked “TREASURER”. Turn in the envelope to the church office or place it in the offering plate. Your information will be completely confidential and secure. Contact Brent Stehlik or Ken Knaus with any questions.


Mission Central

A visit to Mission Central was enjoyed by a group of women from the Lincoln area a year ago. Another trip is being planned for this summer or early fall. If you would be interested in finding out more about Mission Central or possibly interested in going on this tour, please speak to Sandy Langemeier or Shirley Green.


As you look around the church, you will see several items (desks, tables, chairs, movable basketball hoop by preschool, etc.) that have a pink tag. These items are available for anyone to have. After a time all of these tagged items will be discarded. Thanks!



During the month of July, KNNA will be taking orders for tee shirts. A color selection and sizing guide is located on the tall table in the narthex. It is recommended that you take an order form home with you, measure the length and width of one of your favorite tee shirts, determine the size, complete the order form, and return it to the church. Order forms must be returned on or before July 28th. Payment is not due until you receive your shirt.

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