Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School – Lincoln, NE
Welcome in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! At Good Shepherd, we are committed to preaching and teaching the life-giving and life-changing Gospel of Jesus in its truth and purity. In all of our activities, the heart and core is always the Good Shepherd, who laid down His life to save lost sheep like you and me. To Him alone be the glory! If you have any questions or Prayer Requests please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re just a click away and we’re always here to share God’s Word in it’s truth and purity.
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SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL began on Sunday, June 7th. We plan,as is the custom at Good Shepherd, to give our regular Sunday School teachers a break for the summer and have volunteers fill in for a week or several weeks. There will be a sign-up sheet at the information center for volunteers sign up for the date you are available and also under the age group (preschool – grade 1 or grade 2-7) you would like to teach. Materials are user friendly. You may sign up as a team with a friend, spouse, or parent.
A NEW SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE will begin on Sunday, July 12th at 9:30 am in room 109 on the main level. The first lesson is entitled, “Who is God?” If you would like to learn more about what Lutherans believe, teach and confess as it is found in God’s Word, this class is for you. You are also welcome to use this opportunity to review the basics about such topics as: Sin and Grace, Who is Jesus?, Salvation Accomplished, Salvation Delivered, Confession and Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Maronde after he returns from vacation on June 29th.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Vicare Fairwell on July 26. We will be saying farewell to our current vicar, Christian Preus and his family as he completes his year of vicarage here among us. Details about the events of the day will be in future News & Notes and Good Shepherd newsletters.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY SCRIPT & SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL…. A BABY SHOWER for Mary Katherine Preus: All are invited to a welcome shower for Mary Katherine Preus on Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm in the th fellowship hall. Because of the upcoming move, it is suggested that “Dollars for Diapers” be considered or gift cards to be redeemed for needed items. There will be an appropriate receptacle for your gifts at both the shower and in the narthex on that day. Let’s fill a diaper for Mary!. Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship.
GOOD SHEPHERD’S NEWLY ASSIGNED VICAR for the August 2015 – July 2016 year will be Marcus Williams from Idaho. Marcus is married to Jill and they are expecting a baby in the near future.
NEW CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Elections were held at the Voters’ meeting on June 29th. The following people were elected to serve:
Scott McKinney Chairman
Marc Huff Vice Chair
Jerika Perrin Secretary
Brent Stehlik Treasurer
Aaron Boucher Outdoor Properties
Corie Christiansen Fellowship Co-Chair
Susan McKinney Fellowship Co-Chair
Dale Borneman Stewardship
Mark Simnitt Parish Education
Dale Meyer Elder
Mark Nispel Elder
Wayne Gudgel Elder
Chad Renter Elder
Jenny Higgins School Board
Benjamin Woodburn School Board
Congratulations to those elected and thanks for your willingness to serve.
For Grades 8-12 Bible Study on Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:15 various topics. Higher Things Lutheran Youth Conference most every Summer. Other events and announcements through out the year
HT Sunday Bible Study – there are 3 pre-conference bible studies that we would like to get done before the youth attend Higher Thing. Please make an effort to be at Sunday school July 5th – 26th if possible especially if you are attending the conference in Seward with us at end of July. If you would like a copy of self study I’m sure one of the youth leaders could get that for you.
HIGHER THINGS “Te Deum” at Concordia University in Seward, NE from July 28th-31, 2015. Eat Lunch before you come as there will be no lunch in Sward and then meet Pastor Maronde & Vicar Preus at church by 12:00pm to catch a ride to Seward with them. Andrew and Jeana Wood live in Seward so they will just meet you at Concordia and have the information you will need for the week and your room assignments. Worship starts at 2:00pm. If you have not already done so your remaining balance needs to be paid in full before you leave church with Pastor and Vicar. You will also need a copy of your insurance card to give to Pastor so he can get that to Andrew Wood in case of emergency.
Lincoln’s Only Classical Education School
Classical Lutheran education is focused on teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. All subjects are taught with a Christian worldview.
Our unique aspects of the curriculum include:
A Christ-centered Education
The Mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool is to proclaim Christ, prepare the foundation for further learning and equip for lifelong service to God, family and society for the salvation of all.
Proclaim Christ ~ Prepare the foundation ~ Equip for vocation.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL teaches phonics in order to prepare students for reading. The English language is based on the recognition of letters and the pronunciation of sounds because learning to read phonetically enables children to understand the grammatical aspects of the English language. Did you know that half of all English words have a Latin origin? The study of Latin enables children to develop and understand a wider range of vocabulary in the English language. We begin teaching Latin in 3rd grade. This is another of the many reasons to consider Good Shepherd Lutheran School for your child/children.
2015 MAP Test scores are completed for the second through sixth graders in the Nebraska District, Good Shepherd Lutheran School as well as being compared to the Nation’s Average. Results….. overwhelming and impressive!! Good Shepherd does educate every student to be life-long learners who excel above the national standards. Way to go students of Good Shepherd! Interested in how you too can be a part of these amazing results? Give the school a call for your special appointment today!
2015-2016 School and Preschool registration is open! – Click here to view our Admission page
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE: programs will be offered for Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool students beginning in the fall of 2015! More details will be available in coming weeks. If you have any questions, please speak to a school board member (Nancy Stepp, Jenny Higgins, Joel Kaldahl, Sara Hoyle, Mark Simnitt or Matt Phillips) or contact Pastor Maronde. It’s just another of the many reasons to consider Good Shepherd Lutheran School/Preschool for your children or grandchildren. Check the display at the school table in the narthex for more reasons.DO YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH CHILDREN? Are you looking for some extra income? The Good Shepherd School Board is considering offering a before and/or after school program starting this Fall. In order to run such a program, one or two individuals are needed for before school and two individuals are needed after school. All helpers before or after school will be paid hourly employees of the school and will be responsible or supervising games, snack, and homework before school begins or before parents arrive to pick the child up. If you are at all interested, even for only a couple of days a week, speak with Matt Phillips, Linda Ahrens, or Pastor Maronde.
SCRIP Gift Cards S.O.S – Support our school by SHOPPING!!! With spring right around the corner, perhaps you are thinking about sprucing up your yard or your wardrobe. Come to the church library between services and pick up some gift cards for Earl May, Menards, Campbells, Dress Barn, Kohls and more. The difference between these gift cards and those you can purchase in other places is that the merchants will rebate a percentage of the face value of these cards to Good Shepherd Lutheran School. You still pay the face value to purchase them and Good Shepherd receives this bonus. What a deal! The ladies in the library (at the east end of the fellowship hall) will be glad to answer any questions you may have and check to see if the merchants you prefer are participating in this program. If you need an order form contact Jan Stehlik or find her in the church library between services on Sundays.
GREETINGS FROM KNNA RADIO! We need you to tune in to the radio station on www.live365.com! It is amazing that our church has a radio station. Not only is having a radio station fantastic fun, but it is also a form of outreach. Don’t believe us? Check this out! We have listeners not only here in Lincoln, NE, but also in New Jersey, Texas, Kansas, Washington, Colorado, Arizona and many more states! It doesn’t stop there. We have listeners outside the states! Malaysia, Kenya, Mexico, Japan, and Nigeria to name a few. What a fantastic way for the radio, and the church, to reach out to the world, proclaiming the Word of God!
There are several shows to listen to throughout the week: Issues, Etc., Table Talk, Nebraska Table Talk, Double Edge Sword, Lamp Lighters, Steadfast Throwdown, the Lutheran Hour, and occasionally we add a show or two.
We also broadcast our Sunday church services LIVE. Now you can attend church services even if you are physically not able to! We hope to broadcast Bible studies in the future as well.
We also have our first LIVE program! When Music Was Music is hosted by Pastor Jack Kirk on Friday evenings from 7 pm – 8:30 pm ever since the first part of February. Not only is it great Big Band Music, but some great historical insight of those times. (He’s on Facebook).
In the future, you will be able to listen to our own pastors and vicar on their own radio show. Stay tuned for more information pertaining to this.
There is instrumental music in the early afternoon and throughout the evenings and weekends.
Don’t know how to use internet radio?
From any page on this current website (http://www.goodshepherdlincoln.org/) just click on the red & white 365 icon to go to the Live365 page to hear our KAAN 95.7FM The Cross. Or
– Open your internet browser.
– Type www.live365.com in your web address bar at the top of the screen. (Or copy the web address at the beginning of this sentence.)
– Once there at Live 365, click the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the page.
– Type in KNNA.
– Once the new page is on screen, click on the KNNA picture, or, click on the bold KNNA. (You can make this a favorite page if you so wish.)
– Then click the big play button. If you are still lost, please ask for help. We want you to be able to listen!
You can also download the app on your mobile device and take the radio wherever you go! KNNA radio functions through donations. KNNA does not rely on the church’s finances. If YOU would like to support us financially, we gladly welcome it with great appreciation. What is the best way to support the radio? LISTEN! Listen to KNNA Radio 24/7! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Please tune in on a regular basis. Listen to it, have it on in the background, listen to it while sleeping, or whatever suits your fancy. Please, help support the radio by using your ears. Spread the news of our radio station. If you would like to help in any other capacity, contact Nik Sandman, Curt Christiansen, and/or Jim Kirk.
A big thank you to all for your support!
KNNA Community Radio