Dear Church!
 
I hope by now you've had a chance to read Pr. Scott Trevithick's email about our in-person worship plans (opening April 18).  If you have any questions about his email, feel free to direct them to Pr. Scott, Governing Board President Celia Kupersmith or the church office.  A copy of Pr. Scott's letter is here.
 
Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend
It’s time to "spring" ahead one hour. Set your clocks ahead an hour before bed Saturday night so you can be on time to watch our livestream worship this Sunday at 11am on YouTube.
 
Easter Lilies
It is our usual tradition to invite the congregation to purchase an Easter lily plant for $10 as a way to honor/celebrate a loved one. This year we will not be purchasing lilies, but we’d like to offer you the opportunity to remember and celebrate your loved ones as we usually do. We are inviting you to give $10 or more and the money will be used to pay for our “Again & Again” Holy Week bags (which we will announce next week). Our deadline to receive your names is March 29.  All names will be listed on the screen during Easter Sunday livestream worship.  You can make your financial gift online via our website or by mailing or dropping a check by the office. Let us know your loved ones’ names by calling us at 775-329-0696 or emailing Ciara Hornbarger at ciara@goodshepherdreno.org
 
Missing Good Shepherd Friends? Join us for Zoom Fellowship on March 21
Bring your own coffee, bagels, or doughnuts and join Good Shepherd friends for post-worship fellowship via Zoom on Sunday, March 21 at 12:30 hosted by Pastor Scott. We’re all longing to see one another and, better yet, to worship in-person, but you’re invited in the meantime to see some Good Shepherd friends via Zoom. Take a stretch break after 11 a.m. worship on March 21 and then join the call at 12:30. We’ll have a chance to see and talk with one another and Pastor Scott will have some quiz questions, too.  Call or email the office for the Zoom link.
 
The Endowment Fund Granting Team is pleased to announce that they are receiving applications for grants for 2021
Granting range is between $500-1500 and must be used for persons in time of need, for local and community organizations, for groups or programs, for ministries of the ELCA, for national and global mission needs or for special programs and facility needs at Good Shepherd.  Applications are available on our website at https://www.goodshepherdreno.org/endowment-fund.  The deadline is April 15. Grants will be awarded and a celebration luncheon will be held at Good Shepherd in the fall  (date to be determined).  If you have questions, please talk with Deanna Gaunt or email Deanna2@goodshepherdreno.org.  We look forward to your partnership!
 
Sunday Worship for March 14, 2021
Join us for our livestreamed Sunday worship at 11am on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZp-VxXQtNhP9ge-xNluZg. You can always find our livestreams and recordings with that link, or you can go to YouTube.com and search for “Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reno” to find us.  You can join us there at 11am or you view the recording of the livestream any time after worship concludes.  A list of all worship recordings is also available on our website at goodshepherdreno.org. You do not have to have a YouTube account to watch our videos or livestreams.  However, if you wish to "chat" in the live chat box, you will need to sign up for an account.  Our livestreams are also shown on Facebook.
 
Lenten Lessons for Families
If you have been tuning in to worship, you might have noticed that we have incorporated Lenten Lessons for Children and Families into the worship service. Here are the video clips for you to watch any time.  Enjoy!
 
Tech Services
We are offering tech services to those who need help with accessing Zoom or our YouTube channel for worship. If you are interested, please call the office at (775)329-0696 to make an appointment. 
 
Shared Harvest for March
The last day to donate food for this month's Shared Harvest is Thursday, March 25.  You may drop off your items at the church office on Mondays between 9am and 4:30pm or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 9am and 2pm.  The bin will be outside the Office front door for your safety and convenience. Our March shopping list includes:
  • Chili (We need 26 cans.)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (We need 35 boxes.)
  • Saltine Crackers (We need 26 sleeves.)
  • Tuna (We need 26 cans.)
  • Canned Vegetables (We need 26 cans.)
  • Zip-lock bags - quart size
 
2nd Mile Offering for March
This month's 2nd Mile Offering benefits our Rwanda Companion Parish. You can mail a check for 2nd Mile any time during the month or drop it off in the mail slot at the church office.  Please write 2nd Mile on your memo line of your check.  
 
Maribeth Doerr
Director of Operations and Pastoral Care 
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd