Fuel for the Fight

Road RibbonWinneshiek County Celebration of Life is proud to announce their new program “Fuel for the Fight,” providing gasoline grants to area women to help them on the journey to recovery.

All grants are awarded to women in Winneshiek County who are actively pursuing treatment for any form of cancer. The nominee must be female, age of 18 or older, in active treatment for cancer, and either a resident or her family doctor is in Winneshiek County, A simple nomination form is available at Margaret’s Clothing store, Winneshiek Medical Center, Gundersen-Decorah Clinic or on-line at http://bit.ly/FuelfortheFight. Nominations are accepted year round.

Completed applications need to be dropped off at, Margaret’s Clothing store in Decorah, or mailed to PO BOX 314, Decorah, Iowa 52101. Nomination forms will be reviewed monthly, and $100 gas card will be sent to the recipient to help offset the expense for traveling to appointments and additional care required.

Winneshiek County Celebration of Life is a community effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Through business sponsorships, individual donations and memorials, the Winneshiek County area has supported the health of their own mothers and daughters, nieces and sisters, friends and neighbors since 1998. In 2012, Winneshiek County Celebration of Life helped over 50 local women obtain preventative screenings.

More information on Winneshiek County Celebration of Life, can be found at facebook.com/WinneshiekCountyCOL or WinneshiekCOL.com.

For more information on our programs, contact Margaret Walter at 563-382-8208.

2014 Moravian Daily Texts

The Moravian Daily Texts offer an inspirational connection to the Holy Scriptures every day. Each entry in this beloved daily devotional includes “watchwords”—Old and New Testament verses to accompany readers throughout the day—combined with beautiful hymn texts and heartfelt prayers.

The Moravian Daily Texts are available in the following versions: English ($10.50), English Large Print ($13.00), German ($10.50), Spanish ($12.50). These are the regular prices and do not include shipping. As usual, there is a 15% discount for ordering early. Pastor Mau will be ordering the Moravian Daily Texts for 2014 during the first week in August. If you would like a copy, please let her or the church office know by Thursday. (Call: 382-3963)


Egg-palooza: Kids with Pastor MauFor many years, the GSLC youth (current & alumni) have gathered on Good Friday to decorate eggs for Easter Sunday. The eggs are given to people as they leave worship as a reminder of new life in Christ.

We had a GREAT group of GSLC youth and friends get together on Friday, March 29. We decorated eggs, caught up with each other, and enjoyed some time running around outside on a beautiful day.

This tradition was started years ago by Elizabeth Kaschins and friends and it’s been a fun one to continue each Holy Week.

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Become More Energy Efficient & Save Money!

On July 14th during fellowship hour, Chrisann Zuerner and Evan Neubauer, the Greening Churches interns from Luther College, will be discussing the various ways Good Shepherd has taken steps to become more energy efficient and reduce their impact upon the environment.

Come join the conversation of what Good Shepherd has done, and explore what you too can do at home to become more energy efficient and save money!

Middle Mash Backyard Bash 2013

Parachute GameThe first annual Middle Mash Backyard Bash was a huge success! 25+ middle schoolers from Decorah (and beyond!) and a number of adults gathered in the Good Shepherd “backyard” on Sunday evening to celebrate the start of summer.

The evening started with a fun time of singing and playing silly games with Luther graduate Karsten Snitker. The activities then shifted to a variety of games such as parachute games, beanbag toss, frisbee golf, and soccer.

During this time, kids and adults also enjoyed refreshments consisting of popcorn, apples, doughnuts, s’mores, and lemonade. It was good!

In closing, Karsten led the youth in a fun Middle Mash Backyard Bash rap!

It was a perfect evening.

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