News and Notes
May 19, 2019

Stewardship Moment

James 1:17 – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”  The thought James captures here is repeated in the Bible time and time again.  Everything good we have is from God.  He loves to give.  He loves to bless.  He loves to show us generosity, and He desires that we grow into His image and reflect His love.  That is why God wants us to give to the ministry of His Church.

KNNA Radio

KNNA-LP promotes Christ-centered doctrine, Christian morality and values not only in Lincoln, but nationally and internationally through FM radio and internet streaming and networking.  KNNA 95.7 FM helps provide comfort, conviction, compassion and assurance.  We foster a sense of bold belonging to Christ and His Church.  Tuns us in . . . or catch us on the internet at our website.  The Cross is an all-volunteer radio station and relies solely on donations.  Donate to KNNA-LP on Give to Lincoln Day on May 30, 2019 here.


For many years, Joe Velasquez has been serving Good Shepherd as our custodial and general maintenance person. Joe has always done an amazing job making sure our church looks good and all the little things are taken care of. Joe is retiring at the end of May.  We will be having a Sunday School treats celebration thanking him for his help towards the end of this month.

We also have formed a committee to see that the custodial duties are taken care of. If anyone is interested in helping fill that position either on a voluntary basis until a long-term solution can be found, or would be interested in serving Good Shepherd in this capacity, please let Marc Huff know. We all wish Joe the retirement he deserves!


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.


Life Moment

“What God has made clean, do not call common.” (Acts 11:9)  The same grace that sanctifies our consciences also safeguards the lives of the least of these.  By creating them with His own fingers (Psalm 139:13), redeeming them with His own blood (II Corinthians 5:19), and calling them with His own Spirit and Word (Matthew 28:19), the Lord our God has declared every member of our race, including embryos and elderly ones, not only clean but precious.


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!

Pastor-Elect Lawson Short

Good Shepherd former vicar Lawson Short received his first call on Tuesday, April 30, to St. Peter Lutheran church in North Bend, NE.

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.


Kitchen Clean-up

A kitchen clean-up day has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1st from 9 am – noon.  Questions?  Call Corie Christiansen!


As you look around the church, you will see several items (desks, tables, chairs, 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!


Boys’ Basketball Camp

The Concordia University Men’s Basketball team would like to invite all boys entering grades 3 through 12 to the Concordia Basketball Skills Camp on June 3 – 5.  Campers learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, competitive, and Christian environment.  Register online or download a brochure at or call (402) 643-7310 for more information.


Vicar for 2019 – 2020
Daniel Golden

Good Shepherd has been assigned a vicar for the Aug 2019 – July 2020 year.  He is from Horseheads, New York and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Waterloo, New York.  His wife is Julia.

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