Adult Forum, Sunday, November 19, Pr. Marion Speaks on the book of Mark

On Sunday, November 19, Pr. Marion will lead Adult Forum.  She says:  Sunday, Dec. 3rd is the first Sunday of Advent and the first Sunday of the new Church Year. As this new year begins we will leave aside Matthew’s Gospel and begin reading from the Gospel of Mark. Come to the adult forum this Sunday to learn more about Mark’s unique story of Jesus and how we will explore that during the coming year.  

Good Shepherd’s Wednesday Evening Worship Schedule Changes

wednesday-calendar-14335069Wednesday evening worship services will resume on Ash Wednesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m., with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes.

On the following five Wednesday evenings during Lent, services will begin at 5:30 p.m.; Holy Communion will not be served. A simple Soup Supper will be offered in the Fellowship Hall after the services.

There will not be a Wednesday evening service during Holy Week. Holy Communion will be served at the Maundy Thursday service, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

News and Events, January 18-24

News EventsMonday, January 18
8:30 a.m. – CNA class until 3 pm

Tuesday January 19
5:00 p.m. – Audit Committee Meeting – Library
7:00 p.m. – Congregation Council Meeting


Wednesday, January 20
7:30 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
7:00 p.m. – Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 21
10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
5:00 p.m. – Community Meal at First Lutheran Church
February Newsletter deadline

Saturday, January 23
9:00 a.m. – WELCA Brunch hosted by CLA Circle – Fellowship Hall

Sunday, January 24
9:30 a.m. – Worship Service with Holy Communion – Third Sunday after Epiphany
10:30 a.m. – GS Annual Meeting during Fellowship Hour – Fellowship Hall
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School in Sanctuary

Reminder – Good Shepherd is hosting the graduation ceremony and lunch for the CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) Class on Monday, January 25,  beginning at 12:30 p.m.  The ceremony will take place in the sanctuary; lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Contact Luther intern Makayla Marinack through the church office for additional information.


News and Events, January 11-17

News Events

Tuesday, January 12
8:30 a.m. – CNA class until 3 pm
9:30 a.m. – Anna Circle – Helen Schweizer, host
2:00 p.m. – Pr. Amy @ Wellington Place
2:00 p.m. – Aase Haugen Senior Services Auxiliary Annual Meeting


Wednesday, January 13
7:30 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – CNA class until 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – Band Rehearsal

Thursday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study – Led by Makayla Marinack, Luther Intern

Sunday, January 17
9:30 a.m. – Worship with Holy Communion, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – Luther Intern Makayla Marinack, preaching
10:30 a.m. – Fellowship Hour
10:45 a.m. – Budget Discussion; all congregants are welcome to participate – Fellowship Hall
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School; Youth/Confirmation in Pastor’s Office

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION – will be held Sunday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  All are encouraged to attend this important meeting in our life together. We will elect officers and committee members, vote on the proposed budget for 2016 and consider proposed changes to the ministry team structure.

Bishop Steven Ullestad Commented About His Good Shepherd Visit

Bishop Steven Ullestad commented about his visit to Good Shepherd on Sunday, November 15.  He said:


“What a joy to be with God’s people at Good Shepherd in Decorah. Mission is in their DNA. One of our leaders in general mission support, they help to sponsor a YAGM, are a part of sponsoring a missionary, proving support for a seminarian, will soon be hosting Barnabas Uplift and even more. No wonder they are such a joyful and hospitable congregation! By the way, Good Shepherd does all of this with an average worship attendance of 107.”