THRIVE: Equipping a Vibrant Church Together On Celebration Weekend, we announced that Good Shepherd families had pledged a grand total of $41,515 for the THRIVE! Campaign of the Southern Ohio Synod. Pledges continue to arrive. We now have an even grander total of over $42,000!!!
We shared these amazing results with the Southern Ohio Synod.
Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt writes: Thank you all! This is incredible! Thank you for your generosity!
Campaign facilitator and advisor, Pastor Larry Donner writes: I am absolutely overwhelmed with joy at this news! In the midst of my wife’s situation, Good Shepherd’s incredible outpouring of generosity gives light to my soul. The Holy Spirit is indeed at work in you and our synod. Please extend my overflowing gratitude to the congregation. God’s grace and peace be with you all.
We embarked on this campaign in faith, with hope that we would share in the opportunity to support these ministries, and LOVE poured forth with generosity. THANK YOU ALL for your support of the Southern Ohio Synod’s THRIVE! Campaign.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13
Parking Lot Communion will be offered on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. June 19 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
Save the Date! Delco Park Worship Service
On Sunday, July 31 is our annual picnic! This year we will gather at Delco Park at 10:30 am (located at 1700 Delco Park Dr. in Kettering). After the service we will share a carry-in picnic.
OUTREACH AND SERVICES
Jeremiah’s Letter – June 19
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 totaled 350 items Thanks for your continued faithfulness to this important ministry. Food was delivered on Monday, June 6, and helps support four local food pantries’ efforts to provide food for families in these difficult economic times. 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 Chunky soups or Progresso soups – if on sale – are especially useful because they can be stretched by adding pasta and making a casserole meal).
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: Our youth are not meeting during the summer. Please watch for dates when classes resume in the fall.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Adult Crossings: God’s Journey with Us!
Facilitator: Roger Bauser
Time: 8:50 am – 9:50 am
Place: Comfort of your own home – connect and discuss with others online!
Looking for a change of pace to bring hope and wonder to your summer Sundays? Consider some lively conversations about God’s people recorded in God’s Word. Join the Sunday discussions! It’s easy to participate from wherever you are. Click the Zoom link and find folks who are listening, questioning, exploring, and discovering that God loves us on our journeys!
The Adult Crossings explores the Bible through eight core stories: God’s call; the Exodus; Sinai covenant; Promised land; Davidic rule; Jesus’ life; the Cross; Resurrection life. Use this season of time to grow your relationship with God as God keeps the promise to journey with you!
The format is online to provide a safe, healthy way to connect. The sessions are designed to allow folks to come to one or all of the conversations.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY for Men
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-299-5186.
FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION for ALL
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 email@example.com or call 937-299-5186.
WELCA BIBLE STUDY – SUMMER sessions June 15, July 20, August 17
Summer brings a change in pace to our lives. This summer the Bible study in the Gather Magazine will use the concept of quilting to explore rest, renewal, and Christian community. Whether or not you are a quilter, consider joining us for these times to discover how the pieces of our lives within out communities are bound together in Christ. Crafted in Christ: A Summer of rest and renewal by Rev. Katie Hines-Shah
This summer we will meet in person in the GSLC Fellowship Lounge while keeping the Zoom option available for folks to connect near and far. Come learn about God’s patterns for our lives. The morning session will be at 10:30 am and the evening session will begin at 7:30 pm ALL are welcome to join us for this lively discussions.
Stewardship Snippets – June 12, 2022
Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Cultivating a sense of wonder about God’s amazing creation helps nurture a spirit of generosity. Look at the world around you; signs of God’s lavish goodness abound. Now look in the mirror and see the wonder that you are. The Creator entrusts YOU to care for this abundance.
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.
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.
CHURCH PROGRAM DONATIONS
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
A PLACE FOR NEWS
A Note from Bishop Dillahunt Click here.
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND NOTICES
The Age and Wisdom Concert – The Centerville Community Chorus
Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm
Epiphany Lutheran Church at 10551 Sheehan Rd.
There will be a free concert with food included, any donations are welcome.
Featuring Songs by: The Beach Boys, Tim Minchin, Pete Seeger, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, The Fifth Dimension, The Alan Parson’s Project, Alan Menkin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and more!
Dione Parker Bennett – Soprano
This Little Light of Mine – An evening of songs and stories.
Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University at 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
www.capital.edu/trinity (614) 236-6131
Free Parking and Freewill offering.
Professor Dione Parker Bennett brings music to life in a new way. Well known to Central Ohio audiences and beyond, Professor Dione Parker Bennett will entertain with the theme This Little Light of Mine – including a variety of music, and Spirituals that speak of light, life, love, and laughter. Known for her work with Opera Project Columbus, as teacher and performer at Capital University and Ohio Christian University, Dr. Bennett, with accompanist Edward Bak, will entertain with beautiful music and thought provoking song. Come early for good seating.
Kids Fishing Derby
On Saturday, June 18 Delco Park will be having a kid’s fishing derby. Registration is from 9:00 am – 9:45 am and the derby will be from 10:00 am – Noon. Free lunch and awards will be provided from Noon – 1:00 pm. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 937-689-1021. Parents or guardians must remain with their children during the event. 87 loaner poles will be available, wax worms will be provided, and the event will be held rain or shine.
World Premier Sandra J. Combs +One Tour
On Saturday, July 25 Restoration Church at 63 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH 45459 will be having an evening of laughter and stories, inspiration and connections. Doors will be open at 6:15 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 or $18.00 for 10+ groups online at plusonejuly2022.eventbrite.com. For more information go to www.2buildcommunity.com/events.