Eblast 11/6

Eblast 11/6

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, November 6.  Don’t forget to set your clocks back.


Parking Lot Communion will be offered on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmNovember 20 will be the next time we have it. 

Worship With Us Online! 
Good Shepherd will continue to offer online worship on Sundays and our parking lot Holy Communion on the third Sunday from Noon – 1:00 pm. 
Please use the following links below to connect online to the Sunday Church Service:
Facebook click here: Facebook
YouTube click here: Youtube

All Saints Sunday 
On November 6 there will be a 4:00 pm service for ALL SAINTS. It is Holden Evening with special music by the Choir.  It is a beautiful service and GSLC highly encourages everyone to come and worship together.   If you have a loved one who has passed away in the last year and would like their names added to the All-Saints Sunday service, please let the office know at (937) 298-0316 or email to office@goodshepherdkettering.com or you can pick up a form in the Narthex or click here.

Advent Midweek Services 
On November 30, December 7, December 14, and December 21 there will be Advent Midweek Services in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm. We will be streaming all our Advent Midweek Services on YouTube & Facebook.


Fall Craft Fair
Special thanks to all those who volunteered for Good Shepherd’s Fall Craft Fair!  Our craft fair would not have been a success without our dedicated volunteers and the many talented crafters who rent a space from us. 

We Need Volunteers! 
GSLC is in need of one new Council Member and four Commissioners (Finance and Administration, Parish Life and Response, and Worship and Celebration).  If you would like to volunteer for these positions, please let Pr. Jamie, Roger Bauser or Wayne Rosholt know.

Jeremiah’s Letter November 20
The mission of Jeremiah’s Letter is to bring congregations together from the greater Dayton community so that together they can enhance the daily lives of individuals and families of the inner-city who find themselves in need. To help support the works of Jeremiah’s Letter, Good Shepherd will be collecting bath and bedroom linens, personal hygiene products, canned foods and cleaning/laundry supplies.

Food Pantry News 
Your generous donations for the month of September totaled 130 items Thanks for your continued faithfulness to this important ministry. Food was delivered to three food pantries on October 6 and helps support their efforts to provide food for families in these difficult economic times. As one of the food pantry volunteers said: “THIS IS AWESOME. THANK YOU, ALL SO, MUCH.  In this fiscal year (since October 1, 2021) we have donated almost 4200 food items. You can bring donations at any time, and the next FOOD PANTRY SUNDAY is November 6.  The primary food pantry donation bin is in the narthex; so, if you come to church on Sunday morning you can bring your donations and place them there.  During the week, you can still place your donations inside the fellowship hall doors. Monetary donations may still be made by placing a check (payable to Good Shepherd with “food pantry” in the memo line) in the offering or mailing it to the church office.  The food pantry has told us that the following items are among the most needed and useful for donation: noodles and pastas, cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, kids’ canned pastas, boxed “helper” meals, canned meats, chicken and tuna, instant potatoes, canned soups (Campbell’s or brand name Chunky soups or Progresso soups – if on sale – are especially useful because they can be stretched by adding pasta and making a casserole meal).


GSLC Leadership Retreat HAPPENED!
Twenty-four folks gathered last Friday and Saturday giving their time and energy to support GSLC. Thanks be to God!
This was the plan:  Worship, Singing, Study, Discussions, Fellowship and GREAT FOOD!

  • We did indeed worship together appreciating Mark’s musical gifts on the piano. 
  • We did indeed sing using the text of the hymns to stir our devotions. Thanks Pastor Katie!
  • We did indeed study and discuss, wonder and imagine, observe and record. All with a heart open to God’s invitation. 
  • We did indeed enjoy the fellowship and laughter. We are good company.
  • We did indeed eat GREAT FOOD! Thanks Sandy, Karin, Michele, Eileen and ALL who helped! 
  • We did indeed read The Invitational Christian by Dave Daubert.

We heard God’s Word reinforcing God’s welcome. We pondered ways we can be an inviting congregation on Sundays and beyond. 
Want to know more? Ask Pastor Jamie, Don Bennett, Mark Shoemaker, Rich Kellstrom, Roger Bauser, June Newell, Wayne Rosholt, Becky Cook, Judy Treadway, Paula Bennett, Michele Weyhrauch, Eileen Hunter, Pam Bauser, Lisa Connelly, Sandy Rosholt, Wayne Weyhrauch, Chris Connelly, Debbie Kempf, Ed Thieman, Jennifer Kellstrom, Karin Linch, Kathy Seim, Judy Oldham, or Brenda Thieman.
Many thanks to Pastor Katie Kerrigan, Southern Ohio Synod staff, who served as our facilitator for the event.  

Lifelong Learning  
Learn more about God’s Word for us. Join us ONLINE to learn together. 

Our ADULT Lifelong Learning Classes are ONLINE. Everyone is welcome! Use the links below to join in the conversations. Discover the quality adult education we have at GSLC. Our Bible studies are open to ALL near and far. If you haven’t checked any of these out, please consider this invitation to join us now. 

Sunday School for K-8 youth:   ALL YOUTH are WELCOME!  Come! Explore! Discover!  We would like to make all our youth welcome in our learning experiences. Come share what works for you and your child. Our youth meet in the chapel from 9:00 – 10:00 am on Sunday morning. ALL youth K – 8 are invited. The Whirl curriculum is designed to connect the lessons in the church service with the discussions and projects in the classroom. For more information, talk with Karin Linch or Sandy Rosholt. 

FAITH FORMATION:  Luther’s Small Catechism 
Martin Luther’s Small Catechism highlights The Ten Commandments, The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, and The Sacrament of Holy Communion. Luther believed that being connected to God and one another in faith grew from common practices and understandings. Lutherans still value the roots of faith that are shared through God’s Word and Luther’s Small Catechism. 
This year in conjunction with our middle school youth, all folks at GSLC are invited to come and discover the gems of Luther’s Small Catechism. We are inviting the congregation to join our “household” as we study Luther’s Small Catechism once a month on the second Saturday November through April.  Curious about this?  Contact Pastor Jamie or Don Bennett. 
First Session:  Baptism on Saturday, November 12  Dinner and Discussion. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in coming, please let Don Bennett know by Wednesday, November 

Topic: Earthbound:  Created + Called to Care for Creation
Facilitator:  Roger Bauser
Time: 8:50 am – 9:50 am
Place: Comfort of your own home – connect and discuss with others online!
Climate change. Stewards of the earth. The care of our earth is a hot topic in many arenas. Cultivating the Christian practice of caring for creation involves a dynamic process of both acting and reflecting. We have encountered practices of caring for creation in our lives. We may reduce, reuse, recycle. We may turn off lights when we leave a room. We may choose cloth napkins over paper ones. This DVD supported study will encourage us to reflect on the daily actions we take on behalf of creation. It is the intent of this study to inspire each of us to act as a witness to God’s love as we care for the world.  The format is online to provide a convenient way to connect. The sessions are designed to allow folks to come to one or all of the conversations. Roger will share the access to the video content for those who are interested. If you experience any difficulty, please contact Roger at rebauser@me.com or call 937-299-5186. 

Topic: Gospel Lectionary Reading for worship 
Facilitator: Roger Bauser
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
Place:  comfort of your home – connect online!
The Men’s Bible Study is ONLINE on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your own coffee along with your BIBLE.  The focus is on the Lectionary’s Gospel Lesson for the upcoming weekend.  Come join the discussion. This is a chance to go deeper before hearing the lessons on Sunday.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Roger at rebauser@me.com or call 937-299-5186.

Topic: Gospel Lectionary Readings for worship 
Come on FRIDAY mornings! Bring your own coffee and treats along with your BIBLE. The focus is on the Lectionary Lessons for the upcoming weekend. Come join the discussion facilitated by Roger Bauser. Everyone is welcome! No prior experience is needed. Each week the study relates to the Scripture lessons for Sunday’s worship. Drop by and learn what’s behind the message on Sunday.
Facilitator:  Roger Bauser
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am   
For more information, please contact Roger at rebauser@me.com or call 937-299-5186. 

Jesus and nature: Teachers of faith
Session three: Creatures 
This study by Rev. Sara Olson-Smith connects Scripture to God’s creation surrounding us this fall. We’ve talked about Trees and Soil.  This month we focus on Creatures. All sessions will be offered in a hybrid format allowing both in person and virtual participation. 
Facilitator: Pam Bauser
Time: Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 am or 7:30 pm
Place: Meeting in Fellowship Lounge or via Zoom at either time.
Bring your Bible.
The same Zoom link will work for both morning and evening sessions. 
Our November study on “Creaturesl” allows us to observe and learn about God from birds, foxes, sheep, dogs and other animals. We will be considering habitat protection, food justice and the model of trust.  We are using the November/December 2022 issue of Gather Magazine.  Contact Pam Bauser at psbauser@me.com or call 937-602-8385 with any questions. ALL are truly WELCOME. Bring a friend!

Good Shepherd offers GriefShare. This ministry offers biblical, Christ-centered teaching on topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life personal stories, followed by a small group discussion about the weekly topic and personal grief experiences. Good Shepherd offers the 13 week GriefShare program in person and online from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sundays.   Our current GriefShare series ends on Sunday, December 4th. There will be no class on Sunday, November 27.  Our winter GriefShare Mourning to Joy will be available on Sundays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm from January 8 – April 2.  If you or someone you know is interested, please register online at www.griefshare.org or call the church office. No prior registration is required for folks coming in person. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Seim (937-901-0532) or Pam Bauser (937-602-8385). 


GSLC Council Meeting Minutes – October 13
Please find a copy of GSLC Meeting Minutes by clicking the link here

Owl’s Luncheon 
To all OWLs out there… Please join your fellow OWLs for a luncheon at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 12, at Archers Resturant, 2030 E Dorothy Lane. Call Eileen Hunter (937-654-5588) or Ginny Herbeck (937-298-8876) to reserve your spot so they can know how many OWLs are attending.

Stewardship Snippets November 6
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 — “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.” Do you long for hope, comfort and strength? In our turbulent and insecure world many do. In this blessing Paul tells us that God gives us these things out of great love for us. And God gives us comfort and strength for a purpose – that our lives may proclaim God in word and deed!

Offerings for last week:  N/A
The amount reported applies to contributions used towards the annual ministry plan which requires contributions of $5,243 every week.

Electronic Giving
Don’t forget to send in your weekly tithe/offering to the church at 901 East Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429 or go to our online Electronic Giving:
Electronic Giving Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is now offering the option of electronic giving for regular offerings and special offerings.  Giving is done using the company Tithe.ly which is the only one endorsed by the ELCA.  There are three ways to give: 
1.     Via smartphone using the Tithe.ly app (download via the App Store or Google Play)
2.     Online at Tithe.ly  
3.     Via the GSLC Website which has a link to the Tithe.ly website to give directly to GSLC
The process to create an account and give is simple because it is tied to a debit or credit card.  There is also a processing fee of less than 3% that you can choose to cover if desired.   Benefits of Electronic Giving:  
1.     Ability to give from anywhere including other countries – you only need an internet connection via smartphone or computer.
2.     Ability to give 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
3.     Ability to choose from a variety of options where your gift goes.
4.     Can give more than one gift at a time with the “Add Gift” option.
Questions:  Contact Martin Pierce (937) 287-4021. 


It’s easy to do. Go to our website for Youth Donations, Good Shepherd Youth Donations, scroll down and you will see a little graphic labeled amazonsmile.  Click on that and follow the directions. Once you’ve done that, instead of going to amazon.com to make an online purchase, go to smile.amazon.com and for every purchase you make, we will get 0.5% of that price donated to us. It’s still Amazon, with all the features of the normal site, we just get a small cut. Over time those 0.5% donations add up. Please consider supporting us in this way. The proceeds go to help with youth events. If you have any questions, please contact Don Bennett.

GSLC Lutheran Youth Corps (LYC)
Gift Card Program Did you know there is a way that you can financially support Good Shepherd at no cost to you?  Through the LYC, you can order gift cards from a variety of merchants and restaurants at face value and a portion of each purchase is donated to the church to support youth programs and the First Lutheran Breakfasts. Although the percentage donated to the church may seem small, a few percent of our collective purchases can add up to a significant donation to Good Shepherd over time. Order forms are available in the Narthex.  Orders placed on the weekend are normally available for pick up the following week, with the exception of some holiday periods and weeks where we do not reach the minimum threshold for placing an order.  Please contact Don Bennett if you have any questions.  What a great way to be faithful stewards of our resources! Click here to fill out the form:  Gift Card Order Form


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ELCA Global Links.  Click here.
ELCA World Hunger.  Click here.
ELCA Disabilities Ministry.  Click here.


All Saints Choral Evensong 
Trinity Seminary Choir with Chamber Orchestra and Soloists will be holding an All Saints Choral Evensong on Friday, November 4 with a Prelude starting at 7:30 pm.  Trinity Seminary is located at 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209.  A freewill offering will be given to support Church Music at Trinity.

 The Night of Broken Glass  Join the Jewish Columbus to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust.  You can gather at three locations to listen to stories of survivors and their descendants  Leadership from Jewish Columbus and Capital University’s Trinity Lutheran Seminary as well as interdisciplinary clergy will speak and offer prayers for our community.  RSVP at www.bit.ly/2022remember.  Questions: contact Justin Shaw at justin@jewishcolumbus.org.
Join either at:  Trinity Lutheran Seminary –  2199 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
Christ Lutheran Church – 2314 E. Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209
Congregation Beth Tikvah – 6121 Olentangy River Road, Worthington, OH 43085