Parking Lot Communion will be offered on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. July 17 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
NO Amazing Grace Day Camp in 2022
This year GSLC will not be hosting an Amazing Grace Day Camp (AGDC). After LOMO could not provide counselors, we have run out of time to find volunteers and learn the curriculum and properly invite the community to participate. Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer and we look forward to hosting camp again next year.- Pr. Jamie Vannoy & Don Bennett
Jeremiah’s Letter – July 17
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).
Planned Gift Workshop
Have you considered what will happen to your assets after your death? Do you have a great love for your church or another charity and want to help create a sustainable mission for them long into the future? Sadly, 70% of estate plans fail to pay out the way the donor intended. There are so many complexities to what will be probated and how much money it costs to probate and what assets are best for family and loved ones.
Creating a comprehensive charitable estate plan means ensuring you are providing for family and loved ones while leaving a planned gift to a charity or faith community you care about. It can get complicated and overwhelming.
To support those in our community interested in learning more about the process of creating a comprehensive charitable estate plan, we are hosting a free Planned Giving Workshop @ Good Shepherd on Monday, July 25 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or later that evening at Peace Lutheran Church (Beavercreek) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
During this workshop you will learn about the realities of what it means to say, “I am leaving you in my Will.” You will learn which assets are probated and which are not. You will learn what assets have tax and other implications for family and loved one and how to leave the best assets to the best beneficiaries in the best ways.
Mitzie Schafer from GSB Consulting and Karl Bierman from ELCA Planned Giving will be with us to help teach us and answer questions.
To RSVP for Good Shepherd please contact the Church Office at (937) 298-0136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Continuing through July. 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. In July the focus will be on the stories of Jesus’ life, the Cross, and Resurrection life. Come explore your relationship with God as God keeps the promise to journey with you!
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-299-5186.
WELCA BIBLE STUDY – NEXT session is WEDNESDAY, July 20
Can’t join us in July, mark your calendars now for Wednesday August 17 on Crafted in Christ: Ties that bind
Quilting. Quilting patterns. Quilting terms. Quilting metaphors. This summer’s Bible study in the Gather Magazine uses the concept of quilting to explore rest, renewal, and Christian community. Experience quilting is not a prerequisite. Consider joining us for these sessions to discover how the pieces of our lives within our communities are bound together in Christ.
Crafted in Christ: Cutting and Piecing by Rev. Katie Hines-Shah
This summer we are meeting in person in the GSLC Fellowship Lounge while keeping the Zoom option available for folks to connect near and far. Come learn how God pieces the fabric of our lives into works of beauty. 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 these lively discussions.
Stewardship Snippets – July 17, 2022
Colossians 1:15-16 – Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. We celebrate the many freedoms and the abundance we enjoy, but we must remember with thanksgiving and humbleness the source of all we have — Christ, who holds all things together and in whom all things will be reconciled.
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
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND NOTICES
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.