Dear Good Shepherd,
We hope you are staying well and enjoying our kinder weather. God’s peace to you as we enter into this Fall season.
Join for Worship this Sunday, September 19
By setting before the disciples a child and calling them to extend service or hospitality to those who were the least-regarded (children in that culture had low status), Jesus redefined greatness in a way that was counter-cultural to his first-century time as well as our own in the 21st century. Pastor Scott Trevithick preaches.
You can join us for in-person worship at our 9am Contemporary Worship or our 11am Traditional Worship on Sunday morning. Masks are required to attend worship. If you prefer, join us for our livestream worship at https://youtu.be/omwr8nYBrlg on our YouTube Channel any time after 10:50am Sunday morning. You can also find our livestreams and recordings at https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodShepherdLutheranReno any time.
Handbell Ensemble Resumes this Sunday
Have you always wanted to join a choir but been afraid of singing? Have you missed lifting things at the gym during the pandemic? Do you like shiny objects? Have we got a solution for you! The Good Shepherd Handbell Ensemble will be resuming on September 19 after the 11:00 service (around 12:15pm). Put on your favorite mask and come join an activity that is musical, physical, communal, and shiny! Prior musical experience is helpful but not required to join this unique musical experience.
Registration for the 2021-2022 Kids’ Community & Youth Group
We’re not sure yet when Kids’ Community will resume but we encourage all families with children to register for fall programming now so we can a head count and plan accordingly for the coming year. Help us out by registering early at: https://www.goodshepherdreno.org/children-families
Blessing of the Animals – October 4
In Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, we are having a Blessing of the Animals on Monday, October 4 at 5:30pm in Shepherd Hall. Bring your pets for Pr. Scott to bless. Louis Ling will lead music with guitar
Caregivers Support Group Resumes - Monday, October 11, 2pm
If you have a loved one who has a chronic debilitating condition and you are involved in their care either directly or indirectly, consider participating in Good Shepherd’s lay-led group. It’s a safe community to share the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one as well as sharing resources. For more information, contact Maribeth Doerr, group facilitator, at email@example.com or 329-0696.
Rita Jeffres Memorial CROP Hunger Walk – October 17
Join Good Shepherd’s team for this year’s CROP Walk on Sunday, October 17 at 2pm. It’s a 3 mile walk along the Truckee River in downtown Reno and Idlewild Park to raise hunger awareness and donations for Church World Service and our 3 local recipient agencies: Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Eddy House, and Ridge House. You can sign up and/or donate on Good Shepherd’s team page at: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/team/good-shepherd-team. For questions, contact Becky Erdmann or Alexis Hill.
Women’s Bible Study Fall Schedule
We finish the study of Mary on September 23 followed by Fall Fellowship on September 30 at 10am. Our 4-week October study is Galatians: Christian Faith and Freedom and begins October 7 in Shepherd Hall. For more information, contact Maribeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are collecting new and gently used shoes for PEO
PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is an organization of women, by women and for women. Many Good Shepherd members are involved in PEO, Chapter B. They are sponsoring a shoe drive this year and are in need of shoes for men, women, and children (EXCEPT ski boots and flip flops). Their goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes throughout the Reno/Sparks community for folks who really need them. We have placed a bin in the Welcoming Space for Sunday mornings or in front of the office during office hours for you to drop off new or gently used shoes.
Shared Harvest Assembly for September
Shared Harvest assembly is September 26. Items may be dropped off at the office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 2pm or at church on Sunday mornings. Our shopping list for September includes:
- Canned vegetables (We need 41 cans.)
- Macaroni & Cheese (We need 55 boxes.)
- Saltine Crackers (We need 41 sleeves.)
- Cold cereal (We need 27 boxes.)
- Deodorant (We need as many as possible.)
Church Office Hours:
Mondays - 9am to 4:30pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9am to 2pm
Closed Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
The peace of the Lord be with you!