Summer Momentum


Memorial Day is now behind us. We are ready to venture into an exciting summer at Good Shepherd. Like the energizer bunny, our ministry plows ahead in the summer months. We don’t stop.  A few things to point out as we head into summer.


·         Summer Sunday School begins on Sunday, June 16 for all ages.  We give thanks that our congregation has a strong passion for education and connection.

·         A new website will be launched. It will be faster and more mobile friendly

·         Dinners for 8 will provide a nice summer fellowship opportunity for people to connect.  Get signed up with Pastor Kate (

·         Our Evangelism team will host another new member session in July.

·         Council is exploring ways to partner strategically with other congregations to help the ELCA. You’ll hear more about “Anchor Church” as the summer rolls along.

·         Our Building Committee will be working on the next projects beyond the Shepherd’s Hall renovation.

·         Men’s Shelter Ministry will continue.  Please show your support for the outreach this summer.

·         Youth Ministry will have ongoing adventures throughout the summer (Elementary, Middle, and High School).  Our teens will be heading out on two week-long work camps. 

·         We have some golf outings scheduled.

·         Staff will be working on fall plans throughout the summer.

·         Special music will occur at all services throughout the summer, thus reminding us of the depth of our musical talent. 

·         We will celebrate some special milestones this summer including Pastor Ted’s 60th Ordination Anniversary on June 9, Peter Schmidt’s 25 years of service at Good Shepherd (tbd), and the re-dedication of Shepherd’s Hall in August.  



The next three months are very important for us to maintain momentum. We will have many visitors and we give thanks that we will be able to show them a vibrant ministry in action. It’s also very important to keep up the generous and regular support of our ministry. I want to encourage you to set up a reminder to make an intentional gift in June, July, and August and/or schedule a recurring gift online at   Thanks in advance.