Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
MARCH 17, 2015
If you have any church family type updates, activities or news you would like included in this weekly letter, please let the church office know by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.
Church Office: We are closed on Mondays. The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday office hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Note from the Office: We need your help. When you send an announcement or message to the church office via email, please request to be notified it has been received. Sometimes we do not receive the message and then we both are disappointed when it is discovered too late for publication. If you do not receive an answer from us within a day, please call and let us know.
PRAYER CHAIN: At this time, ALL PRAYER CHAIN PHONE CALLS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE CHURCH OFFICE (918-622-2905) and they will be sent out from there.
PLAY HARD DAY CARE CENTER
The Play Hard Day Care Center is open in our Community Life Center. No one is allowed in the Community Life Center/Day Care Center weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. without express permission!
NEW FLOOR IN FELLOWSHIP HALL – Work is in progress! Do not enter the Fellowship Hall.
We have purchased 20 Easter Lilies for Easter Sunday. If you would like to purchase one or more, you may earmark your check for “Easter Lilies” and place it in the offering plate along with next Sunday’s bulletin insert.
VOTERS’ MEETING – The Leadership Council has called a Special Voters’ Meeting for Sunday, March 22nd immediately after late worship. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a Call Committee and review actions/decisions for going forward. Please plan to attend this important meeting….the future of our congregation depends on actions at this meeting and also others to come. A light lunch will be served.
LWML “Women’s Prayer Breakfast” – Saturday, May 2nd our LWML will hold their second annual “Women’s Prayer Breakfast”. Our speaker will be Carol Round, whose presentation is entitled “Have You Prayed Today? and her technique for “Journaling With Jesus”. We will also have great food, fellowship and even some prizes. The cost is $10.00 per person. You may ask any LWML member about it (or you might be invited to sit at a member-sponsored table). More information will be forthcoming.
LWML is collecting baby clothes for LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF “Baby Care Kits”. We are asking your help with this project. Items needed are: lightweight cotton shirts, long or short sleeved gowns or sleepers (no feet), receiving blankets – medium weight cotton or flannel, cloth diapers – flat fold, jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with hood (or include a baby cap), baby sox, hand towel (dark color), bath-size bars of gentle soap in original wrapping, diaper pins for large safety pins.
You may place these items in the box on the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. The deadline for collecting is April 12th. If you have any questions you may speak with Gloria Buehring or Carol Haught.
– We will not be having our annual Easter Egg Hunt this year, but it is being replaced with a SPRING CARNIVAL on Saturday, May 23rd. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This will be a community outreach event. If you would like to help with this event, speak with Alberta Manry.
Weekly Lenten services will be held each Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. through March 25th.
OUR 2015 FLOWER CHART is posted on the bulletin board (west). If you would like to provide flowers for any given Sunday, write your name and phone number on the chart. Flowers are $35.00 unless you request a special arrangement. If no one signs up for a given Sunday, the Flower Fund is used. Donations to the Flower Fund are necessary for us to continue to place flowers in the Chancel. There are no flowers in the chancel during Lent.
THE 2015 COOKIE CHART IS ON THE KITCHEN DOOR – Donna Ellis is faithful in providing and serving cookies after late worship. If you would like to help, put your name on the chart for the specified Sunday. You may either provide cookies, or better yet, provide and serve them after worship. You may also donate money (give to Donna) for the purchase of cookies. Home baked cookies are always a hit!
You may order gift cards from Alberta Manry at any time.
Support our Good Shepherd Youth
Where do you eat or shop?? Where do you buy clothes or household goods? Check our list of available gift cards and see if you can purchase a card to help our youth. We do have some cards on hand. The lists are available on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall or ask Alberta for a copy of them to take home. Call Alberta at (918) 224-7947 or email her at email@example.com with questions. Alberta orders cards on Sunday afternoon and has them available on Wednesday evening. If she orders them by Tuesday, we have them available on Sunday. When cards are ordered, they are paid for, so Alberta will need your payment at the time of your order. You can also set up a family account and order cards yourself and have them delivered directly to you. Ask Alberta how. This is a great way to support our youth and not pay any extra out of your pocket, since you are paying for things you would be purchasing anyway.
OUR ALMONER FUND is in need of donations. If this is something you would like to help with, over and above your weekly offerings, place your donations in the offering plate earmarked “Almoner Fund”
OUR COMPASSION CUPBOARD. Our food pantry is in need of food items. . Please consider bringing staples (meat, tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, beans, pasta sauce, pasta, Mac and Cheese, peanut butter, etc.). If you would like to donate money towards these items, please earmark your check for “The Compassion Cupboard”. Thank you to Rebeca Roman Roman and Miguel Pietre who continue to check and put away groceries as they are donated. A special thank you to Carol Haught who is volunteering to manage the food pantry and hold hours that the food pantry is open. More information on the day and time will follow.
L.C.E.F. Young Investor Club (Y.I.) is a great way to teach children that God gives us many blessings to use wisely and share with others. The Y.I. Club offers young people, ages 0-18, the benefits of investing. Be sure to take a brochure from the table in the narthex and share with any Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles. This is a great way to let them help prepare for their future.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Mike Poston is leading our 9:45 Sunday morning Adult Bible study. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall. The title of the Bible Study is “The Gospel of John”.
YOU ARE INVITED to participate in all LWML activities....being an LWML member requires only a willing heart to serve the Lord through this organization. LWML MITES are collected for supporting the Oklahoma District and National LWML. There are no dues.
“Serve the Lord With Gladness” is the theme of this organization. Join in the fun, fellowship, mission and service projects as you join your sisters in Christ working in God’s kingdom.
We will be collecting mites on the second Sunday of each month. We will have our large mite box out in the narthex as well as small ones for you to take home. As you drop a coin in your mite box, say a prayer for yourself, a friend or anyone or anything that is in your heart. Pray also that the coins you give are blessed in the projects they support.
Our next meeting will be Sunday, Apri
SAVE YOUR ALUMINUM CANS
HELP NEEDED - Someone is needed to take over this project. Buddy Kunze has faithfully taken care of this since its onset. Would you be willing to help?
NOTE: PLEASE CRUSH CANS BEFORE BRINGING THEM TO CHURCH!
"To help Good Shepherd increase its general revenues, you are asked to contribute your aluminum cans to the church on an on-going basis. Please bring your bagged cans (crushed, if possible), to the Church any Wednesday or Sunday and drop them off by the first garage on the east side of the Church. If you bring them any other evening or day, please place the bags on the south side of garage one. The cans will be taken to the scrap yard as often as necessary and sold.
This program will be ongoing and continuous. All proceeds will go to the Church general operations fund. Please ask friends and neighbors for their aluminum cans. This program can make a difference. Thanks so much for your support." Any questions, please contact Buddy Kunze or Bob Patrick.
FLOWER FUND If you are placing flowers in the church, please make your checks out to “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church” and place in the offering plate or in the box in the church office. The minimum order is $35.00. You may also donate to the Flower Fund at any time. This money will be used to pay for flowers when there is no one signed up for a designated Sunday. A 2015 FLOWER CHART is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall
A COOKIE CHART FOR 2015 IS POSTED ON THE FELLOWSHIP HALL KITCHEN DOOR. (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS)
Bulletin inserts and information for bulletins and the newsletters need to be in the church office by Tuesday. If you leave information on the desk, please put your name on it so we can contact you if we have any questions.
“The Lutheran Hour” can be heard each Sunday morning at 7:00 on KRMG 740 AM. A new Lutheran Hour radio presentation, “Life…Revised” can be found on KCFO 970 AM on Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Building Use – If you are going to schedule any kind of event or activity (outside of regularly scheduled church events), you must clear it through the church office. A Building Use calendar and guidelines are available in the office.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Tulsa, OK.
AREA COORDINATORS AND MINISTRY LEADERS:
President: Glenda Allison
Vice President Merit Pannell
Members At Large: Mike Poston, Curtis Northrup, David Riggs
Past President Emeritus Matt Iwama
Leadership Council Secretary: Kay Ozmun
Treasurer: Bob Patrick
Voters ‘Assembly, Secretary: Joyce Isaacs
Financial Secretary: Peggy Poston (Temporary)
Family , Adult Social & Outreach Alberta Manry
Operations Ministry Coordinator: Buddy Kunze
Business Manager: Bob Patrick
Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator: Elmore Isaacs
Volunteer Ministry Coordinator: Vacant
Music Ministry Coordinator: Vacant
School Ministry Coordinator: Glenda Allison
Hispanic Ministry:` Bernardo Rangel
Hmong Ministry Developer: Sing Vang
Office Ministry: Volunteer Office Staff Members
Technology Team Coordinator: Matt Iwama
Calendar Events at GSLC:
Wednesday, March 18th No Meal & Classes
7:15 p.m. Lenten Worship
Sunday Servants’ Schedule
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Elder: Paul Lamb
Usher: Paul Lamb
Lector: Shelli Lamb
Acolyte: Rebecca Riggs
Greeters: Paul & Shelli Lamb
Elders: Matt Iwama
Ushers: Curtis Northrup, Dwayne Mittag
Lector: John Brockhoff
Acolyte: Curtis Northrup
Counters: Jim Ingram, Stephen Flach & Carol Haught
Regularly Scheduled Weekday Activities on the Church Calendar:
Mondays: 7:00 pm. Boy Scout Troop 26
Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m. Midweek Meals, Classes and Chapel
5:45 p.m. Weekly alternating Praise Choir and Praise Team rehearsals
7:15 p.m. Lenten Worship
1st Wednesday 1:00 p.m. WOWS “Out to Lunch” April 1st Charleston’s, 6839 S Yale
3rd Wednesday 4th Wednesday
3rd Thursday 7:00 p.m. Leadership Council
1st Friday 10:00 a.m. FALAS (EVERY FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)
4th Friday .
Saturdays: Check monthly calendar for Al-Anon
1st Sunday 12:30 p.m. Family, Outreach & Adult Social Ministry Team
Remember our Homebound: Hildegard Bartlau, Nancy Crayton, Ken & Flo Wantland, Hyldred Saubert, Opal Bailey, Carl Nienhuser, Jr., Edie Schroeder, & Care Giver, Stephanie Hill.
PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT! ALL FOODS BROUGHT INTO THE CHURCH FOR ANY OCCASION should be free of peanuts, peanut oil or any peanut product. Parents: If your child has any kind of food allergy, please monitor their foods church and let the kitchen know ahead of time.
Comenzamos el 19 de enero del 2013
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Para más información llame al:
918-813-9235 – Español/Inglés
918-622-2905 - English
Fecha: 19 de Enero a Marzo 16 del 2013
Días: Sábados: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dónde: Iglesia Luterana El Buen Pastor
8730 E Skelly Drive Tulsa, OK 74129
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The Tulsa Shock provides a youth and adult basketball training facility at Good Shepherd. Check out their website at: www.sbabasketball.net.