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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A NEW SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE 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.
SUMMER TIME IS PICNIC TIME! The Good Shepherd family picnic and welcome for Vicar Marcus Williams is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30th at 4:30 pm. Scott and Susan McKinney, 3231 Covered Bridge Rd., have graciously offered to share their place for the event. Come for an afternoon of fun and bring a lawn chair to relax, a covered dish to share, AND 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. Hot dogs, pulled pork, chicken, beverages, tableware (plates, cups, napkins and utensils) will be provided. Maps and directions will be made available soon. Please let us know if you plan to come so we will know how much meat to prepare. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex.
CHOIR PRACTICE will begin again on Wednesday, Sept. 9th following the midweek service (about 7:20 pm). New members to the choir are welcome. If you can’t start to attend until November, you are welcome to come when you can. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
MIDWEEK CONFIRMATION PARENTS/STUDENTS MEETING will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm. At this meeting we will share our Wednesday schedule for the year, pass out materials, discuss expectations for the year, talk about church attendance and memory work, and answer any questions you may have. We hope that all parents and students will be
able to attend on this date at this time.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR 2015-2016: If you have a child/grandchild in Sunday school, please prayerfully consider team-teaching one of their classes. We especially need a second teacher for the preschool class, a second teacher for grades 5- 7, and a co-superintendent for the Sunday school. The fall sessions will start on September 6th. With the team- teaching
concept you would be teaching only half of the Sundays (about 20 from September – May). For more information or question, contact Mark Simnitt at (402) 486-3782 or the church office (402) 423-7639.
NEW CLASS: Have you ever wanted to study a biblical language to assist your study of the Scriptures or to prepare for seminary? Pastor Maronde will be teaching Hebrew, the original language of the Old Testament, to all who are interested during the 2015-2016 academic year. The classes will begin in September and the group will meet every two weeks on a
day and time acceptable to all who are involved. Contact Pastor Maronde (email@example.com) for more information or to
SCRIP Gift Cards – S.O.S – Support our school by SHOPPING!!!
1. Is easy to use – Just purchase gift cards to pay for items you are already planning to purchase.
2. Doesn’t cost you a penny – You pay $25 for $25 worth of merchandise.
3. Gives a rebate to Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool – Rebates range from 2% of the cost of the gift card to 20% of its cost depending on the merchant.
For more details about how to assist the school and preschool in this manner, check with the SCRIP ladies in the church library between services. A big thanks to all who have been faithful purchasers of SCRIP.
Proclaim Christ ~ Prepare the foundation ~ Equip for vocation.
Lincoln’s Only Classical Education School – 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.
Philosophy – We believe in a Classical approach to education:
L Learning of the Classics
A Acquiring life-long skills through academic achievement
S Scripture-based, spiritual development
S Service to God and others
I Integrated Curriculum
C Character, Virtue, Excellence
A Absolute truth, goodness, beauty
L Love of learning
2015-2016 School and Preschool registration is open! – Click here to view our Admission page
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.
Our unique aspects of the curriculum include:
A Christ-centered Education
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!
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. Click her for before & after school formDO 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. Click here for before & after school form
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
Mark your Calendars for Upcoming GS Youth Events:
Youth Paint Ball at CJ’s Paintball Park Saturday September 26th meet at church at 9:30am. Fee will be $15 per-person playing. The youth Group will cover the rest of the cost. Please wear long sleeveless and long paints even if it’s warm out for safety. We will pool all the paint balls into one group box and play until we run out! Please let Andrew & Jeana Wood 402-369-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc & Beth Huff 402-890-9752 or email@example.com know if you are planning to attend.
Higher Things information meeting for Students & Parents (8th-12th Grade) Wednesday Oct 7th at 7:30pm. To get Registration forms and discuss when where and how of Higher things conference for Higher Things Bread of Life July 5-8 2016 at University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA.
ROCA Scary Farms – Jr & Sr High YOUTH (5th-12th Grade) Saturday Oct 10th Tentatively Meet at church at 6p and should be back by 10p. Bring $10 to get in and some extra money if you want snacks while out there. Youth Group will cover the rest of the admission. More details to follow. Please let Andrew & Jeana Wood 402-369-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc & Beth Huff 402-890-9752 or email@example.com know if you are planning to attend.
Youth Christmas shopping for donations Nov. 14 1p-3p -Meet at Church at 1p and we’ll go shopping at South Walmart bring $10 and youth account will give $10 and see what we can gather to donate to for youth in need this Christmas. May go for Ice cream after Shopping! Please let Andrew & Jeana Wood 402-369-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc & Beth Huff 402-890-9752 or email@example.com know if you are planning to attend.
HIGHER THINGS Registration & Fee is Due Sunday Nov 15th for Bread of Life July 5-8 2016 at University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA – The $150 fee & your sing up form will be Due by no later than Sunday November 15th 2015. So that we can mail in our payment before thanksgiving. Sign up and registration is early again this year as they expect all three conferences to be full again since they are more centrally located. We will get form out as soon as we can after Higher Things posts them. More information coming soon… http://higherthings.org/conferences/breadoflife201
Youth to serve Advent Dinner in December – We typically try to server an Advent Dinner in December as a fundraiser for both youth group and to offset the Higher Things Trip. We will have to see what date is available for us from the Fellowship board for December 2015. We will need parent assistance with dinner as Marc works in Omaha and Andrew works at East Butler School in Brainard, NE. Also Beth/Marc will have a new baby to be looking after so we will have some additional challenges with getting things ready this year other than Marc & Andrews work schedules. Parents took charge last year and it worked out great! We typically server taco salad for this dinner so it should be easy to pull together. Will announce more when we find out what date we are serving for.
KNNA UPDATE: The board of KNNA has committed to build and operate the station without incurring any debt. On July 20th the city council approved the special use permit for the construction of our radio tower. The approval included an amendment to plant 6 trees, as requested by the Briarhurst West neighborhood association. Three of these trees have been planted and the remainder will be planted following construction of the tower; either this fall or next spring. In addition to the special use permit, the city requires a building permit. Approval of the building permit is ending some paperwork, but we expect approval of the building permit soon. Donations have been received that cover the cost of the tower. We are currently about $15,000 short of having enough money to start construction and finish the project. Once we receive donations for the cost of construction and some additional equipment, we can begin construction of the tower, the final step towards being on the air. Thanks to all for your support of the radio station and continue to pray for KNNA 95.7 FM. Right now you can access programming via the internet @www.live365.com.
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– 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.)
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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.
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