Thursday, May 24 @ 6:35 PM - Midweek Service of Holy Eucharist
Sunday, May 27 @ 10:00 AM - We'll celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday and in advance of Memorial Day, we remember those who gave all for our nation.
Thursday, May 31 @ 6:35 PM - Midweek Service of Holy Eucharist and Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Sunday, June 3 @ 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM - We'll celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion and also use for the very first time, our brand new green altar cloths!
Thursday, June 7 @ 6:35 PM - Midweek Service of Holy Eucharist
Saturday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM - Monthly Service of Intercessory Prayer and Petition
Tuesday, June 12 @ 10:00 AM - Women's Guild Holy Eucharist (all women and men are invited to worship, whether a member of Women's Guild or not)
Story and photo by D.J. Estopinal
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Good Shepherd Church had another guest pianist play music at the 10:00 A. M. church service, Mrs. Rinda Coleman.
Mrs. Coleman played beautifully.
In a short interview, Mrs. Colman advised me that she has a “Bachelors Degree in “Music Education”. She stated, she also has a “Masters Degree in Church Music” from the Baptist Seminary in New Orleans, La.
Mrs. Coleman’s has been married for 48 years to The Reverend David Coleman. He is the former Pastor of the “First Christian Church”, “Disciples of Christ”. He is retired and is currently a Band Director.
She stated, she enjoys teaching and children.
She also stated that she is interested in the Music Directors position at Good Shepherd Church.
Story by D.J. Estopinal
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, the Good Shepherd Church’s Council approved and set the below listed activities and fund-raising events.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 – Vanilla Ice Cream Cups for all children in Sunday School.
Sunday, July 29, 2018, 11:30 AM – Church Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 11:30 AM – Black and Gold Sunday. Saints play Atlanta. Pot Luck Dinner. All attendees please bring a covered dish. Wear your black “We Love Our Saints” T-Shirt.
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Liquor Basket Raffle Ticket sales start.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Church Bingo Night with "parade of prizes". Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Will be selling: Hot Dogs, Bottle Water, Soft Drinks and Chips. Buy Bingo Cards at the door. We are currently seeking donations for "parade of prizes" of new gift items and gift cards.
Sunday, November 25, 2018, ALL Liquor Basket Raffle Tickets not sold, ticket stubs and sales money must be turned in to D. J. Estopinal.
Monday, November 26, 2018, 6:30 P.M., Church Men’s Club Meeting in Fellowship Hall. The winning Liquor Basket Raffle Tickets will be pulled during the meeting.
The ladies will hold their June meeting on June 12th at 10:00 a.m. We are once again blessed to begin our meeting with a Worship Service by our pastor.
If you aren’t already a member of The Guild and are interested in becoming one, please join us!!
Refreshments will be provided by Pam Peters.
For more information, see any member of the Women's Guild or their president, Barbara Mehrtens.
If you are submitting an article for the June 2018 edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter, please email it to Rev. Graf by this Sunday, May 27th.
Article and photo by D.J. Estopinal
On an internet site named, “Bible Study Tools” part of the definition of an Angel is: “Their general purpose is to declare and promote God’s will.”
There is a group of Good Shepherd Church Angels, (Mothers and teenagers) that do necessary work for us Sunday after Sunday, week after week. They never ask to be compensated for their work. They never even ask to be recognized for the necessary job that they do. They happily do their volunteer job, never complaining with an almost non-existent budget to operate with. Often these Good Shepherd Angels purchase items that they need to do their jobs out of their own pockets, never asking to be reimbursed.
These Mothers and teenagers are the ladies of our church that teach our children and grandchildren about Jesus Christ in Sunday School and baby sit the infants in the nursery every Sunday, while we attend church service.
These dedicated ladies are:
Mrs. Renee’ Graf is the Christian Ed Director. She is not only in charge of the Christian Education program for Good Shepherd Church but is also a full-time teacher at John Curtis Christian School and has been teaching for over 25 years.
Mrs. Debbie Volk is the Sunday School teacher of the 2 to 4 year old children of the church. Mrs. Volk is also a full-time school teacher at John Curtis Christian School. She has been teaching Sunday School for over 50 years.
Mrs. Heidi Lagarde is the Sunday School Teacher for the 3rd to 6th Grade students. She is a full-time school teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. She has been a Sunday School Teacher for over 10 years.
The volunteer teenagers that take care of the infants in the church’s nursery are: Miss Madison Graf, Miss Haley LeGarde and Miss Karah Hotard.
If you have not noticed, these ladies do such a great job teaching our children and grandchildren in the word of the Lord, the children eagerly look forward to attending Sunday School. Pay attention next Sunday to how enthusiastically all of the church’s children go with these ladies to Sunday School and the Nursery after Pastor's children's time.
Our children and grandchildren are the future of not only our church but of Christianity. Our children and grandchildren will be our legacy.
So, the next time you see one of our ladies that work with the children and grandchildren in Sunday School and the Nursery, be sure to thank them. Tell them how much they are appreciated for the job they do so very well Sunday after Sunday.
Well done ladies and thank you very much for all of your repetitive hard work and dedication.
The May 2018 edition of the Shepherd's Voice Newsletter is now available for download with paper copies available in the narthex of the church. To keep up with everything that's happening at Good Shepherd Church, get your copy today!
Article and Photo by D. J. Estopinal
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, we were privileged to have Mr. Chase Ludeau play the piano and sing for us during the 10:00 A. M. church service.
I spoke to Mr. Mr. Chase Ludeau shortly before church service.
Mr. Chase Ludeau stated that he is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Ludeau advised that he has two (2) degrees in Classical Music from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also stated that he was Nationally Certified through M.T.N.A. as a music teacher.
One surprise that he gave the congregation is that besides playing the piano, he also sings very well. He sang several times, during church service, while playing the piano and each time the entire congregation applauded him upon completing each song.
Everyone that I spoke to, after church service, about Mr. Chase Ludeau’s performance agreed that they toughly enjoyed his playing the piano and the way he sang.
Mr. Chase Ludeau stated to me that he is interested in the music directors position at Good Shepherd Church.
Article and Photo by D. J. Estopinal
I would like to thank everyone that donated all the premium liquor for the raffle basket. Next, I would like to thank everyone that sold the liquor basket raffle tickets. Without all of you, this raffle would not have been the huge success that it turned out to be.
The Liquor Basket contained eight (8) bottles of premium liquor that was valued at over $200.00.
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the winning Liquor Raffle Basket ticket was drawn during the Fish Fry. The winner of the Liquor Basket was Mr. Zac Chauffe. Mr. Chauffe picked his Liquor Basket up from Pastor Randy on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
We sold $785.00 worth of Liquor Basket raffle tickets. That money was turned over to Good Shepherd Church on May 6, 2018.
I believe that this Liquor Basket Raffle was such a great success as a fund raiser that we should conduct another Liquor Basket Raffle before the end of the year. If you agree, we will be glad to start receiving liquor donations now!
Great Job Good Shepherd Church!