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:
TEAM LEADERS for the capital campaign met for the first time as a group August 22nd & 23rd. A theme was chosen based on II Timothy 2: 1-13, Freedom: The Word of God is Not Bound.Team leaders will be putting their teams together in the coming weeks. If you are asked to join a team, please prayerfully consider volunteering to help. In coming weeks you will also be hearing more about the theme, a prayer vigil, etc. Please keep Good Shepherd in your prayers as we ask God’s guidance in this campaign. If you have any questions, please contact the church office, Pastor Poppe or Marc Huff. The next gathering willbe for team meetings and training with consultants will be Friday September 12th starting at 5:30pm.
IN A LETTER RECEIVED FROM PASTOR MARONDE on Saturday, September 6 were these words: “At the end of such a difficult process, it is with great joy and excitement that I announce to you that I have accepted the call to serve as your associate pastor. I look forward to working with you and among you, serving both church and school to the best of my ability. It is a humbling honor to be extended a call, but it is an even greater honor for these sinful hands and broken lips to speak Christ’s Word and give His gifts in Word and water, Body and Blood.” We welcome Pastor Christopher Maronde; his wife, Bethany and their daughter, Samantha to our midst. Tentatively, the Marondes will be arriving in Lincoln about the middle of October. Please keep them in your prayers for a smooth transition. Also pray that St. John Lutheran in Kiron, IA and Faith Lutheran in Deloit, IA receive the Lord’s guidance, blessing and direction as they enter the call process.
REV. DR. JAMES LAMB will be preaching this Sunday, Sept. 14 as we celebrate LIFE SUNDAY here at Good Shepherd. He will also lead Bible study in the fellowship hall between services (about 9:20 am). Dr. James Lamb, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life, with be the guest preacher on Sunday, September 14, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Lane, in Lincoln, with worship services at 8 and 10:30 am. He will also be leading the Bible Study time at 9:30. Everyone is invited to attend. Lutherans For Life believes that the Church is compelled by God’s Word to speak and act on behalf of those who are vulnerable and defenseless. The crisis of our times is the repudiation of Biblical truth manifested in the wanton destruction of innocent human life through legalized abortion-on-demand and the growing threat to the lives of others through legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia. Therefore, as Lutherans For Life, we will strive to give witness, from a Biblical perspective, to the Church and society on these and other related issues such as chastity, post abortion healing, and family living.
SEVERAL BIBLE STUDIES will begin this fall in coming weeks. Take a look at the following schedule and subjects and plug yourself into one or more of the following:
Sundays at 9:20 am Galatians – in the fellowship hall Summary of Christian Doctrine – in room 109 (starts Sept. 21)
Tuesdays at 6 am Men’s study of Biblical Manhood Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Divine Service then The Ten Commandments from Luther’s Large Catechism in the fellowship hall
Thursdays at 1 pm I & II Thessalonians in the fellowship hall (begins Sept. 11)
Fridays at 8 am Folding bulletins then Bible study on various subjects
SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE classes begin on Sunday, Sept. 21st at 9:20 am in room 109. If you would like to know more about what Lutherans believe, teach and confess as it is taken from God’s Word or just want to review the basics, this class is for 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.
S.O.S – Support our School – COME TO DON & MILLIES (at 56th & Hwy. 2) on Monday, Sept. 22 from 4 pm – 9 pm and let them know that you are a supporter of Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool. They will donate 20% of every dollar spent on food and drink to Good Shepherd School & Preschool. Mark your calendars! See you there!
Sign up online for Parent Teacher Conferences by clicking here Thursday, September 18th, from 3:30pm- 6:30pm, or Friday, September 19th from 8:30am-12pm (noon) we will be holding parent/teacher conferences.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for FAMILY FUN NIGHT hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran School and Preschool. On Friday evening, October 17 from 5-8 pm we will have lots of different activities happening here at Good Shepherd. Some of the favorites from past years will be back and new things will be added. Come and check out the bounce house, face painting, “chuck the chicken”, healthy teeth bingo, cupcake walk, pop walk, and more. Bring your children and grandchildren for a fun evening. See you there!
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL thanks God for your support over the years. Please continue to pray for this vital ministry to Christ’s little ones. I am making a special request to our congregational members. We desire to have all children of congregational members attend our school. There are some families to whom we provide tuition assistance. If you would be willing to contribute to this fund for tuition assistance, please speak to Matthew Phillips. You may also contact him at email@example.com. If you are not able to support financially, we ask you to continue to pray for our pastors, parents, teachers, and students.or by email at
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
Jr & Sr High Youth – ROCA Scary Farms – Saturday Oct. 18th – TBA
HIGHER THINGS “Te Deum” at Concordia University in Seward, NE from July 28th-31, 2015. 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).