Welcome Neighbors Picnic – Sunday, September 7

A Good Shepherd gift to the community – “Welcome Neighbors” picnic (great food, great music, great fellowship) will be Sunday, Sept. 7th from 5 until 6:30 in our church yard. The WELCOME NEIGHBORS picnic is a FREE community celebration in which ALL NEIGHBORS in the area are welcome.  In its 4th year, the picnic has been a great success with over 200 people attending each year.  The Evangelism committee will supply hot dogs and buns, drinks and tableware. We are asking congregants to supply various hot dishes, salads, desserts, and condiments. A sign-up sheet for congregants is on the conference table near the church narthex. Thank you in advance to Good Shepherd for once again demonstrating “God’s work – Our Hands” in your support of this “no hidden agenda” gift to the community. For more information contact Evangelism committee members: Lindy Moeller, Gail Judisch, or Matt Tapscott.

Krumkake Workers at Nordic Fest

Krumkake Workers

Good Shepherd Band Plays at Nordic Fest


Krumkake Kids



Several young families from Good Shepherd were able to help out making Krumkake this year for Nordic Fest.  They learned this Norwegian tradition from the veteran bakers who have faithfully been doing this for many years.

Nordic Fest Krumkake Fundraiser


The Good Shepherd WELCA group has been demonstrating and selling Krumkake for many years as a fundraiser during the annual Nordic Fest celebration in Decorah. Funds from the sales not only support initiatives at Good Shepherd but also are used to assist a variety of local and national non-profit groups. The demonstration occurs in the lobby of the Bank of the West building at 120 W. Water Street while sales are in a booth in front of the bank.

Krumkake, meaning bent or curved cake, is a Norwegian waffle pastry made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar and cream. A special decorative two-sided iron griddle is traditionally used to bake the thin round cakes. While hot, the Krumkake are rolled into small cones around a wooden or plastic cone form. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled.