Dear Church,
 
As we resume more and more programming, it’s a delight to share several new events with you. Please read your eblast and let us know if you have any questions.  A reminder - masks are not required at church for those who are fully vaccinated. We request that you do wear a mask if you are not yet fully vaccinated.
 
July 11 Worship
Join us for in-person worship this Sunday, July 11 for our 9am Contemporary Worship or our 11am Traditional Worship.  If you prefer, join us for our livestream worship at https://youtu.be/FtN6y7Y2FyI any time after 10:55am Sunday morning.  You can also go to https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodShepherdLutheranReno to find our livestreams and recordings any time. 
 
Twist, Tie & Dye – Our Summer Tie Dye Event for All Ages this Sunday
On Sunday, July 11 at noon, we’ll be making tie dye shirts in anticipation of the Northern Nevada Pride Parade which is July 24. Get your white shirt (or socks or towels or shorts) now and join us on July 11 for some twisting, tying and dyeing!  We’ll be BBQing hot dogs! 
 
Registration for the 2021-2022 Kids’ Community & Youth Group
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. Rally Day will be September 12 and we’re so excited to have our kids back in church!  Help us out by registering early at: https://www.goodshepherdreno.org/children-families
 
Upcoming Events!
 
Next Hike is Friday, July 16
Alert!  Once again, it’s been necessary for us to change the day we had originally planned for the Dagget Pass hike – so it will be Friday morning, July 16, instead of Saturday.  We will meet at the Raley’s/Starbucks parking lot on Wedge Parkway at 7:45am to carpool by 8am to Daggett Pass (top of Kingsbury grade). We will park at the trailhead (no facilities there). Bring the usual hiking supplies—water, sunblock, snacks, walking stick(s), and a camera. There are a few filtered views of Tahoe along the way. Click on this link for the hike: details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/castle-rock-loop-trail?u=i  Last time we hiked Daggett, a few of us stopped in Genoa on the way home for lunch at the quaint General Store. An option for those interested in visiting the oldest settlement in Nevada. Questions? Contact Lisa Mays at NVfirechick@me.com or 775-745-0840.
 
Pride Sunday – Sunday, July 18, Pride Week Kick-off with our first potluck in 2021!
Help us celebrate Northern Nevada Pride Week!  Wear your tie-dyed shirt or colorful clothing to worship as we celebrate the return of the “Potluck” – The signup sheet is in the Welcoming Space. Bring a colorful potluck dish to share for our morning brunch between worship from 10am-11am!  And don’t forget to join us for the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 24! 
 
* Pride Parade – Saturday, July 24
We meet at the Good Shepherd’s parking lot at 9:15am Saturday, July 24 and at 9:30am we’ll walk to the parade starting location at 5th and Virginia with our Good Shepherd banner.  The parade route ends at Island where you can then visit the booths at the festival or come back to Good Shepherd.
 
* Reno Aces Ballgame – Deadline to order tickets is July 21.
Triple A baseball is back and going strong in the Truckee Meadows. Let’s go to a game together on Friday night, August 6. Tickets are $20 and order forms are available in the Welcoming Space. Just place your order form and check in the offering box or drop by the office.
 
* Sunday, July 25 – It’s Christmas in July!
Ho-Ho-Ho Holy Night!  Dig out that Christmas sweater (we’ll crank up the air conditioning) and put your jingle bells on because we’re celebrating Christmas in-person!  And applause please, coffee hour resumes!  Share your favorite Christmas cookies and join us Sunday morning, July 25. We will tell the story of Christ’s birth (in person!) once again this year. We also encourage you to take this time to share a special financial gift to Good Shepherd.  A special offering will be taken in worship July 25 or you can make a contribution (Memo: Xmas in July) through our website, cell phone app Give+ or mail a check.
 
* Memorial Service for Peggy Von Bargen
We gather to give thanks to God for the life of Peggy Von Bargen in the Good Shepherd sanctuary on Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. with a luncheon reception to follow. Peggy was an active member of Good Shepherd who had been a regular worshiper at the early 8:00 a.m. service and was present on April 18 when we resumed in-person worship. Peggy moved to Reno from New Jersey in the late 1980s after a career as an elementary school teacher. In retirement, Peggy continued to be active as a teacher’s aide and mentor to children. 
 
* Thursday, July 29 – Women’s Bible Study Fellowship
Women of Good Shepherd are invited to attend a fellowship gathering in Shepherd Hall at 10am on Thursday, July 29. Bring your own drink, and we’ll have muffins available. We’ll be discussing the “what and who” of our next Bible study which will begin in September. All women who are interested in attending the next Bible Study or a future one are welcome. Please RSVP to maribeth@goodshepherdreno.org so I know how many muffins to have available.
 
Shared Harvest Assembly for July – Assembly is July 25
You can drop off your items in the Welcoming Space at church on Sunday mornings or you can drop them off at the office during office hours. The bin is located by the front office door.  Office hours are Mondays from 9am to 4:30pm and Tuesdays through Thursday from 9am to 2pm.  Our shopping list for July includes:
  • Chili (We need 41 cans.)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (We need 55 boxes.)
  • Saltine Crackers (We need 41 sleeves.)
  • Tuna (We need 41 cans.)
  • Powdered Laundry Detergent (We need as much as possible.)