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.
Recent Church News and Notes posts:
Advent and Christmas with Isaiah… For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6
The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah is known and loved for many of his Holy Spirit inspired words that speak of Jesus. This year during Advent and Christmas we will spend a little extra time with Isaiah, examining some familiar and some perhaps less familiar prophecies regarding the person and work of Christ. You may want to use this time of Advent preparation by spending a little extra devotional time with the Prophet, especially the first eleven chapters!
Here is our special Isaiah schedule:
Advent Midweek service 3 – December 17; Isaiah 35: 1-10 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Christmas Eve – December 24; Isaiah 7: 10-14 (4pm & 7pm)
Christmas Day – December 25; Isaiah 9: 6 (9am)
New Year’s Eve – December 31; Isaiah 30: 8-17 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Epiphany – January 4; Isaiah 60: 1-6
Baptism of our Lord – January 11; Isaiah 42: 1-7
God’s richest blessings in Christ during Advent and Christmas! – Pastor Clint K. Poppe
ADVENT MEALS AND SERVICES began on Wednesday, December 3 at 5 pm. The evening will continue with midweek classes at 5:30 pm and the Advent service at 6:30 pm. The first Advent meal was prepared and served by the parents of Good Shepherd’s school and preschool students. There will be two additional opportunities to attend Advent meals followed by Advent services on Wednesdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 prepared and served by the Boy Scouts and the Lutheran Women in Mission
WE KICKED OFF our Freedom: The Word of God is not Bound campaign on Sunday, Sept. 21 and studied God’s Word to learn how to improve our spiritual lives and also to learn good biblical stewardship principles. We came together for prayer, for fellowship, and to learn about what this capital campaign will do to further God’s ministry here at Good Shepherd Church and School. Now it is time to hear our pledge total. All Glory to God!
CAN YOU HELP? Recently Lincoln Right to Life counselors on the street in front of Planned Parenthood were able to help a pregnant young woman choose not to abort her baby. Lincoln Area Lutherans for Life is working with Lincoln Right to Life to help this young woman furnish a small apartment. Some furniture has been collected so she especially needs cookware and dishes. If you have extra kitchen items you would like to donate or if you would like to donate SCRIP for Walmart, please contact Sandy Langemeier at (402) 486-1361.
KNNA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PRODUCTION STAFF:KNNA is beginning the production of programs for the website and radio broadcasts. If you have training or experience in producing radio programs, ripping, editing, or creating audio files and would like to help or need more information, contact Nik Sandman at or Curt Christiansen at (402) 483-1238.
Bags for Buddies 2014
Dear Parents and Friends of Good Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool,
Each year during the holidays we have taken time to purchase/collect items for mission. This year, December 1st through the 12th we will be collecting NEW items for children in Nebraska hospitals.
One of our current preschool families, the Achlschwedes (Mrs. Hanson’s MWF morning class) witnessed first-hand at Children’s Hospital (when their daughter, Leyna was under-going treatment for her cancer), the number of children that were without family members because of work schedules. Many of these families, because of financial obligations are not fortunate enough to be able to be with their children during the week.
Bags for Buddies is a collective project between Good Shepherd Lutheran School and the foundation PCAN (Pediatric Cancer Action Network) to provide items that can be used by the children independently. PCAN was founded by the Achlschwedes to help fill the needs of Nebraska families who have been effected by pediatric cancer. A list of suggested items is listed on the back. These are suggestions only …you are not limited to this list. Children’s Hospital in Omaha did request that we not donate board games or puzzles as these items tend to get lost. Items can be dropped off at Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 6th & 7th.
- ALL items must be new, in the original package and NOT wrapped.
- This project is being supplemented by Thrivent Financial.
- “Bags of Buddies” is registered at Target through their baby registry. Type “Bags for Buddies” as the first name and “Lincoln” as the last name.
Thank you for joining us in helping others! Click here for more info on what we are collecting!
17th GSLS Field trip to Children’s Hospital in Omaha
19th GSLS dismissal at 11:30 Preschool—NO SCHOOL
5th First Day of School after Christmas
25th-30th National Lutheran Schools Week
28th VIP Meal
20th School Auction
SCRIP Gift Cards S.O.S – Support our school by SHOPPING!!! Available each Sunday between services (about 9:15-10:30 am) in the church library at the northeast end of the fellowship hall. Just purchase gift cards as you usually do from merchants and give them as gifts, do your Christmas shopping, eat out, or do your regular family shopping as usual. The supporting merchants will then rerebate a percentage of the face value of the gift cards sold to Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool. Check with the ladies in the library to get a list of merchants involved and to get your questions answered or make a purchase. Click here for an Order form
For Grades 8-12 & College/Young Adults Youth Bible Study on Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:15 Higher Things Lutheran Youth Conference most every Summer Other events and announcements through out the year
HIGHER THINGS “Te Deum” at Concordia University in Seward, NE from July 28th-31, 2015. Registration form and $150 deposit due Sunday Nov 23. Our Good Shepherd youth are planning to attend the Higher Things Conference again this next summer and would love to have you join us! Anyone that is confirmed before the conference date can attend. College age and young adults are welcome as well. This conference will be limited to 750 spots…(click her for more).