News and Notes
November 10, 2019

Stewardship Moment

Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Christian generosity begins with this realization: We are the sheep of God’s pasture. It is He who made us, not we ourselves. Therefore, we should use all that God has given us toward His purposes. What are His purposes? Consider your callings in the Lord: in your family, in your church, and in society at large. How can you use the financial gifts the Lord has given you in each of these areas?

CHECK OUT THE MISSION TABLE

The mission table at the bottom of the south stairway to the balcony contains information about opportunities to provide financial support and prayer support .

FRIDAY PM GAMERS

The Friday PM Gamers had a fun time! But it would and could be more fun if more than 6 people come! There is interest in dominoes, pinochle, pitch, marbles, hand & foot (card game, similar to canasta) or whatever YOU like to play!

SAVE THE DATES: NOV. 15 and DEC. 13
2:00—4:00 pm
TAKE A BREAK AND JOIN US! BRING A SNACK IF YOU LIKE!

SAFETY & SECURITY UPDATE

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, the West entrance (school) will remain locked on Sundays. If you are able bodied, please consider parking further away from the main entrance so those who are less ambulatory can park closer. Anyone willing to assist with monitoring the doors and assisting with parking this winter please contact Rich Lichtenfeld.

CHURCH OFFICE STAFF E-MAIL

At this time, please address e-mails for prayer requests, News & Notes, bulletin info or other church related concerns to both Jan and Karen. Thank you!!

jan@goodshepherdlincoln.org
karen@goodshepherdlincoln.org

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is asking for your used (religious if possible) Christmas cards for a project. There is a basket on the school table for those card donations. Thank you!

Life Moment

November 10 “In Christ, we are united as One Body, and as humans we are all of one race. Ethnicity should mean nothing for the Christian, and our parishes should demonstrate the truth of the ethnic diversity of the Kingdom of God. If we hold to racist beliefs, we only demonstrate how far we have distanced ourselves from the teachings of our Lord. Can a Christian be a racist? The answer is an emphatic NO!” Abbot Tryphon, Vashon Island, Washington – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org

Outreach Opportunities Available

Broadcasting the Word of God to the Lincoln community and the world is an important ministry at Good Shepherd. In order to transmit our services on Sundays and on Wednesdays volunteers are needed to operate the soundboard in the church balcony for each of these services. The outreach is vital, the task is light and training is available. Please contact Wayne Gudgel if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

BIBLE STUDY AT CONCORDIA U

Pastor Moline has begun a Bible study on the Concordia University campus on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Please share this info with any students you know at Concordia. For questions and information, please contact Pastor Moline.

FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF

HELPING HANDS NEEDED!  The Flood Disaster Relief team based at Messiah Lutheran needs helping hands.  The rebuilding in Kings Lake (near Valley, Nebraska) is going slower than anticipated.  There are still many displaced people living in campers or with family members and they are feeling very discouraged…BUT YOU CAN HELP!  Teams of volunteers are being sent to this area on the following Saturdays:  November 9, November 16, November 23 and November 30.  You do not need to be a skilled carpenter to help.  There is a need for people to visit with the displaced people and give them encouragement as well as a need for people who can do construction, painting, etc.  Volunteers should bring their own lunch, water, gloves and masks.  All tools needed for the day will be provided.  If you feel moved to help, please call the Messiah church office at 402-489-3024 so they have an idea of how many workers to expect. If you find you are free and haven’t signed up, just show up at Messiah at 7:15 – volunteers will plan to leave at 7:30 sharp.  If you can help on other days, contact Roxie Stork, 402-450-1604.  She can put you in touch with the Omaha Rapid Relief team that is directing this rebuilding project.  God Bless you as you consider this opportunity to be a blessing to others.  The contact person at Good Shepherd is Allen Wilkens at 402-786-5362.

Opportunities for Bible Study

Sunday @ 9:30 am Pastor Poppe will continue the study of Romans 5 in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Moline will continue the Introduction to Christian Doctrine in room 109.

Lifelight Every Thursday @ 1pm
Currently studying the book of James.

Men’s Bible Study Tuesday @ 6am
Pastor Moline is leading a study of the book of Acts.

Midweek Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Vicar Golden is leading a study of the book of Jonah.

LINCOLN AREA LUTHERANS FOR LIFE

LINCOLN AREA LUTHERANS FOR LIFE is meeting at 7 PM on November 12 in the Christ Lincoln Church Library at 4325 Sumner St.  The program for the evening is a DVD of the 2019 National Lutherans For Life Essay Contest winners presenting their essays.  Please join us for an interesting and informative evening as we plan and support prolife activities.  Good Shepherd Contact Person:  Sandy Langemeier, 402-486-1361

Free Values – Based Budgeting Class

Please join the stewardship committee for a free, one hour class on budgeting after the 10:30 service TODAY.  There will be pizza and some limited child care offered.  We’ll review the Values –Based Budgeting class which was developed by Thrivent and:
* Learn how to manage your money within a balanced spending plan.
* Design a budget to reflect your values and goals.
* Gain tips on discussing your plans with others.

ADVENT MEALS!

Wednesday, December 4th is scheduled for the first Advent Meal in 2019. Following are available dates for groups interested in serving a meal. We are asking groups to serve the meal from 4:30 pm—6:00/6:15 pm this year to accommodate the choir who practice at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Please call Corie Christiansen at 402-525-7923 to schedule your group and date.
December 4—(OPEN)
December 11—(OPEN)
December 18—Youth Group