Welcome to Good Shepherd! We have so much going on and hope you will join us for all of these great opportunities!
Check out our Children, Youth and Family page for more information for kids.
Join us on Wednesday evenings!
Meal at 5 p.m.
Worship at 6 p.m.
Connect at 6:35 p.m.
Heavenly Bells at 6:30 p.m.
Sr. Choir at 7:30 p.m.
If you can help provide items for the Wednesday meal, take a note from the sticky note board to help with donations for the meal!
Position at Good Shepherd
The Director of Children, Youth and Family is a key member of the ministry team of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, and as indicated in the following paragraphs, a steward of many of the gifts God has entrusted to the congregation. This includes developing a ministry overseeing all children, youth, and family curriculum, programs, and missions. This requires working closely with the Pastor, other staff, and volunteers. It is essential, therefore, that the life and vocation of the person holding this position embody Christian faith, principles and values.
- Develop a wide-array of adult volunteers to be engaged in a broad-based youth ministry. The goal is to have dozens of AAA adults (available, affirming, authentic) engaged with youth. This will require communicating what is needed, training and providing on-going support and encouragement to adult volunteers. This is an absolute critical responsibility of this position.
- Coordinate Wednesday evening and Sunday morning ministries as well as coordinate Middle School and Senior High Ministries.
- Plan and provide regularly a mix of fellowship, learning, and service/mission activities that will engage youth/AAA adults/parents.
- Other duties as directed by the Pastor.
- Engage Good Shepherd youth in area and synodical events.
- Participate and offer shared leadership in youth fund raisers.
- Reach out to all Good Shepherd youth by working to meet them, connect them with AAA adults and engage them in ministry opportunities.
Proposed starting salary and hours:
$24,000/yr. based on 30 hrs./week ($16.67/hr). After 90 days probationary period, (and a satisfactory review and evaluation) the salary goes up to $28,000/yr., ($19.45/hr).
Yard assistance for Fall
The Youth Group would like to rake lawns in October. If you would like some help with your lawn this Fall, contact Kaye Rhody at 715-456-3243 and leave a message with your name and phone number or send an email to email@example.com. They will contact you and make a schedule.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Adopt a Highway cleanup will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to approximately noon. We will plan to meet in the church parking lot at 9 a.m.. Please make sure to wear weather appropriate clothes, including good shoes, gloves and something to drink. Garbage bags and vests will be provided. Thanks in advance for your help on this most worthy community project. Please contact Dean Tabor at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Oct. 26 if you can help or you have any questions. Thanks!
Needed – substitute counters on Monday mornings
If you would be available and are interested in being a substitute counter on Monday mornings, please contact Lois Stolts at email@example.com.
Join us at The Welcome Table – JONAH’s 9th Annual Celebration
Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Willie E. Brisco
Sunday, Oct. 23, 4-6:30 p.m., Eau Claire Children’s Theater, Hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Silent Auction.
Begins at 4 p.m., tickets: $25.
Norwegian Bake Day
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.
These items will be used for the bake sale on Tuesday, Nov. 8
Assist in making (or come and learn)
All supplies will be provided.
Election Day Bake Sale
Nov. 8, 7 a.m. – ??
(NO early sales)
BAKE, BAKE, BAKE!
Cookies, muffins, bars, breads, cupcakes
Bring your baked goods to church on Monday, Nov. 7 by 3 p.m.
Come back Nov. 8 and get some goodies to have for the holidays.
(This will be our Christmas bake sale as well.)
(Proceeds will go to our Line of Credit.)
Another online giving option
We are now set up to receive offerings by text message-ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! Text a dollar amount to 715-602-4777 and you will receive a text back with a link that takes you to a page to fill out the following information: name, address, card information and how frequently you want it taken out. Or you can swipe your card with our new Square option. (We will still be able to mark it on your giving record.)
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
The Street Ministry has updated their list at this time to include:
Hand-warmers; hoodies-especially sizes XL and bigger; water; backpack-large; sleeping bags-adult sized; gas cards and food cards Cash is never handed out.
Check out their new website!
You can also donate right on the website. Or if you are giving a check, please write checks out to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry and mail it or drop it off at the church.
Just the Basics
Living well with memory loss and brain change. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Lake Street Methodist Church. Free event, but registration is requested. Register online at 222.adrcevents.org or call the ADRC at 715-839-4735.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Adopt a Highway cleanup will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to approximately noon. We will plan to meet in the church parking lot at 9 a.m. Please make sure to wear weather appropriate clothes, including good shoes, gloves and something to drink. Garbage bags and vests will be provided. Thanks in advance for your help on this most worthy community project. Please contact Dean Tabor at 715-271-4321 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Oct. 26 if you can help or you have any questions. Thanks!
Come and hear the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus here on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. People in the early to mid-stages of memory loss and their care partners have come together to share their love of music and they want to share it with you.
The Menomonie Singers will present a concert here on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but a suggested donation of $10 to defray expenses will be greatly appreciated. The concert theme is “Northern Wonderland.” The choir will present a wide variety of music, mostly acapella (unaccompanied), that explores what it’s like to live in the northland. Some pieces evoke the holiday season and play time in the snow.
Mission Envelopes for October-December
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry (formerly Plymouth Street Ministry) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that focuses on people in need in our community. The ministry focuses on the homeless, people who are incarcerated and women who are being or have been trafficked or abused. The ministry subsists solely on donations, both monetary and more physical donations such as clothing, shoes, jackets, etc.
The ministry started in 2012 and was founded at Plymouth United Church of Christ. Pastor Mike Henry oversees operations and has the assistance of multiple volunteers. Over the years, our ministry has grown and we have been welcomed and supported by numerous individuals and organizations in the area. As a means to encompass everyone we serve and who support us, we are in the process of changing our name to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry. Our missions will not change. We are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, rain or shine.
Check out our 60th Anniversary “Living History” booklet.