Eblast 6/25

Eblast 6/25

Summer Music Festival
GSLC will be hosting a Summer Music Festival featuring Generation Big Band in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, June 29 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Beverages and ice cream sundaes will be provided.  Everyone is welcome!  Bring a friend. Come, sit back and relax, feel the beat and dance, socialize and enjoy a snack.


Worship With Us Online! 
Good Shepherd will continue to offer online worship on Sundays.
Please use the following links below to connect online to the Sunday Church Service:
Facebook click here: Facebook
YouTube click here: Youtube

4th Wednesday Monthly Prayer Service  
Do you need some time away from the busyness of life? On the 4th Wednesday of the month come join us at GSLC for a prayer service. Enjoy some time together singing and praying, while also getting some time to spend with the Lord in prayer by yourself.  There will be “stations” to help you focus on open different parts of our life if you need that, you can stay in your pew and pray, or you can just walk around the sanctuary if that is what helps you enter some prayerful space for the Lord. Come join us Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to join us!

Save The Date! Delco Park Worship Service   
On Sunday, July 30 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 in a carry in picnic.


Day Camp  Click here for our Operation Restoration brochure! 
We still have openings for campers for our Operation Destination Day Camp!
If you know of some youth who have finished grades K-5, it is not too late to invite them to join us this week. We will be singing, crafting, playing, and learning about how we can help God restore the world.
We have brochures with registration forms in the narthex and church office available for you to give out to youth you know or even just leave on a restaurant table when you eat out! Registrations for Day Camp can also be downloaded here.
Most of all, please continue to pray for us as we share the love of God with the young people attending.
Thanks, Don Bennett

Food Pantry News
Your generous donations for the month of May totaled 720 items. What an amazing site to see all that food filling the donation bin to overflowing This is our highest total for any single month in a very long time Thanks for your continued faithfulness to this important ministry and many thanks to our ANONYMOUS DONOR who really pushed us way over the top – figuratively and literally. Food was delivered to four different feeding ministries (Feeding Friends, Neighbor-to-Neighbor, South Community, and Marshall Road Church of God) on June 5. and helps support their efforts to provide food for families in these difficult economic times. The feeding ministry staffs and patrons are always so deeply appreciative. You can bring donations to church any time during the month of June. Next Food Pantry Sunday will be July 2.
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 pantries have 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).

Jeremiah’s Letter July 16
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.

We Need Volunteers! 
GSLC is in need of four new Commissioners (Commissioner for Finance, 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.


Lifelong Learning   
Our ADULT Lifelong Learning Classes and YOUTH Sunday morning classes are on a break in June. Please watch for updates as there are new opportunities on the horizon. 

Sunday School for K-8 youth:   Our YOUTH Sunday morning classes are on break for the summer. Please watch for classes to resume in the fall.Many thanks to our faithful Sunday School staff, Sandy Rosholt and Karin Linch, for their service.     

Our Sunday morning classes will resume in July. Watch for further information. 

Topic: Gospel Lectionary Reading for worship 
This Men’s Bible study is currently on break. Watch for emails when the study resumes. 

Topic: Gospel Lectionary Readings for worship 
The Friday Morning Bible study is on break. Watch for emails when the study resumes. 

WELCA (Women of the ELCA) Bible Study
The Summer 2023 Bible Study is Salvation Now by the Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen. More details can be found here https://www.gathermagazine.org/summer-2023-bible-study-salvation-now-by-the-rev-dr-anna-madsen/
This study has three sessions. The first session Promised Salvation Now: Jesus brings wellness is currently online and, in the May,/June issue of Gather Magazine.
All the Bible studies are accessible online at www.gathermagazine.org 
Contact Pam Bauser at psbauser@me.com or call 937-602-8385 with any questions. 

Harmony Creek Safety Training  
A Kettering Police Officer will come out on Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 am for a training session on church safety.  Harmony Creek would like to invite any GSLC leadership, ushers and greeters, and staff for this event.  Please let Sonya Harris know at office@harmony-creek.org if you have any questions or would like to attend.


Harmony Creek is circulating a petition to put before the Ohio voters an Amendment to add Section 22 to the Ohio Constitution titled “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety.”   The particulars of the amendment are printed on the Petition, but basically prohibits the state from interfering in any reproductive decisions. There is a provision to allow prohibition of abortion after fetal viability.   They will have copies of the petition available to be signed by registered voters of Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Miami, and Butler Counties after our church services for the next 3 or 4 Sundays.   If you would like to sign the petition or if you need more information, just walk over to the fellowship hall after Sunday services and ask an HC member to help you.

The previous communications on weekly offerings were misleading due to the exclusion of on-line and monthly giving.  Going forward the financial information will be shown as monthly and YTD totals:
March monthly offerings $18,993 vs. budget of $20,172, excluding Harmony Creek contribution
March YTD offerings $116,285 vs budget of $121,034, excluding Harmony Creek contribution
March YTD Harmony Creek $13,750 vs budget of $10,000
March YTD expenses $123,208 vs budget of $128,453

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. 


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


ELCA Good Gifts. Click here.
Lutheran Disaster Response. Click here.
Lutheran World Relief. Click here.
ELCA Global Links.  Click here.
ELCA World Hunger.  Click here.
ELCA Disabilities Ministry.  Click here.

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