Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

At Good Shepherd, we take these words of Moses seriously. We provide many opportunities for God’s people to hear God’s words, talk about them and impress them upon their hearts.   To learn more about these or other educational opportunities contact our Commissioner of Life Long Learning, Pam Bauser.


In conjunction with our middle school youth, all folks at GSLC are invited to come and discover the gems of 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. 
YOU are invited to join our “household” as we study Luther’s Small Catechism on the second Saturday of the month.  Next month is the Apostles’ Creed.  Curious about this?  Contact Pastor Jamie or Don Bennett. 
Fourth Session:  The Apostles’ Creed
Saturday, February 11  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Free will offering accepted but not required.
If you are interested in attending, please let Don Bennett know.

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 9:30 – 10:20 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.  


Topic: Romans:  Living Faithfully
Facilitator:  Roger Bauser
Time: 8:50 am – 9:50 am
Place: Comfort of your own home – connect and discuss with others online via Zoom! Please contact church office for link.
Romans, the letter of the apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome, was a central focus in the Lutheran Refomation. Martin Luther wrote in his introduction to Romans that “this epistle is in truth the most important document in the New Testament, the gospel in its purest expression…It is a brilliant light, almost enough to illumine the whole Bible.”
Join us this Epiphany season as we explore this letter and know more deeply the true light, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. No prior Bible knowledge is required. This is a chance to explore, wonder, and learn together. 


Topic: Gospel Lectionary Reading for worship 
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. 
Facilitator: Roger Bauser
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
Place:  comfort of your home – connect online via Zoom! Please contact church office for link.


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. 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   
Place:  comfort of your home – connect online via Zoom! Please contact church office for link.

NEW WELCA Bible Study

For the winter study, there are four sessions on The Ten Commandments. Check out the overview HERE
We covered Commandments 1 and 2 in January 11. There was much to consider and fill our hearts with God’s abundant love for us. We will meet on the second Wednesday:  February 8, March 8, and April 12. Mark your 2023 calendars now! 
February 8, Session TWO: Commandments 3 and 4:  Rhythms and respect
Please contact church office for more information

Summer Day Camp:

Our weeklong summer day camp for youth who have finished Kindergarten through 6th grades. The camp is free and is limited to 30 youth. This year’s theme and dates haven’t been decided yet.