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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SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS : We know that it’s only October and just approaching Halloween but we also know how fast this time of year flies!! We are preparing for the Sunday School Christmas program already and are working on getting music and spoken parts to our teachers. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Sunday School Christmas Program is set for Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm. Practices will be on Saturdays 11/15, 11/22 & 12/6 from 9 am – 11 am. Volunteers to help with the program &/or snacks for practices would be welcome. Contact Jenny Roeder ator Ashley Saltzgaber at if you would like to help.
“FREEDOM: THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT BOUND”: You should have received an invitation and pledge card for the Pledge Event Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 23rd following the 10:30 am service. Pastor Marcus Mackay, former vicar at Good Shepherd and now pastor at Peace Lutheran, Hastings, NE, will be the speaker for this event. The dinner will be catered so you are asked to call or e-mail your home gathering host or the church office to RSVP.
The Advance Pledge Event was held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Hyatt downtown. There were about 65 people in attendance at this kickoff to the pledging phase of this campaign. Pastor Brent Kuhlman was the speaker for this event; Michael Jank supplied the background music on piano and violin during the dinner. We thank both for their donation of time and talents. Good Shepherd members in attendance at this event pledged more than $276,000 over the 3 year life of the campaign which is about 37% of the total goal. Thanks be to God! If you are unable to attend the Pledge Sunday service and the dinner following the services, but would like to make a pledge to this debt retirement and vicarage support effort, you may bring your pledge card to the church office or put it in the offering plate on any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening service in the next several weeks. If you have any questions about the “Freedom” campaign, please contact office ator an elder.
THANKSGIVING SERVICES will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 pm and Thursay, Nov. 27 at 9 am. Holy Communion will be offered at both these services.
WRESTLING WITH GOD IN PRAYER is the subject of a new Sunday morning Bible study beginning on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 9:20 am in room 109 on the main level in the northwest corner of the building. Jesus promises that the baptized will face suffering, both from persecution and simply because they dwell in a sinful world. But Scripture has not left us unprepared. The study of prayer in the midst of suffering will include a look at Jacob’s wrestling match with God. We will learn how much of biblical prayer is a similar wrestling with God as the people of God struggle with the effects of sin. We will learn how to pray like Jacob, Job, the psalmists, the Canaanite woman, and Christ Himself, clinging to God’s promises in the face of suffering, promises which all find their ‘yes’ in Christ.
PERHAPS YOU HAVE NOTICED the word “justification” on our sign by the entrance to the parking lot. What does “justification” mean? We are “justified” by faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Come to men’s Bible study on Tuesdays at 6 am to look at how we are justified and what that means to us. Vicar Preus will be leading this study.
THANKSGIVING DINNER for the seniors and shut-in members will be on Thurs., November 20 at noon. Help is needed in purchasing and preparing the food, serving, and cleaning up. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to help. Thank you.
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
Thank you for joining us in helping others! Click here for more info on what we are collecting!
26th-28th NO SCHOOL
1st– 12th “Bags for Buddies” mission project
3rd Advent Meal, School and Preschool students sing at 6:30 pm Church Service
10th GSLS students to sing on KFOR radio
13th GSLS&P Christmas Program
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).