Christmas blessings dear Good Shepherd!
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas Eve worship video.  If you haven’t seen it yet (or if you wish to watch it again), it will remain on our YouTube channel so you can watch it anytime (and who doesn’t want to see those cute kids again!) at https://youtu.be/gdpI_15Dh5s.
 
Office Closure and Eddy House Deliveries on Monday, December 28
Just a reminder, our office will be closed Monday, December 28. We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, December 29.  If you are bringing something for Eddy House on Monday, please bring it between 3:30 and 4:30 and deliver it to Becky Erdmann at the Shepherd Hall door.  Please do NOT leave food at the office front door. Thank you all!
 
Online Worship for December 27, First Sunday of Christmas
Join Pastor Scott on Sunday, December 27 at 10am as he leads worship on the first Sunday of Christmas through Zoom. Many of us have grown accustomed to using Zoom for business meetings, Bible studies, and other gatherings. Pr. Scott will use Zoom to offer a more informal worship service on this First Sunday of Christmas. The service will include music, scripture, reflection on the readings, and prayers in an abbreviated format. After the worship service, we can linger for conversation as people wish. If you’re still in your pajamas, that’s okay. We’d love to have you join us and you can participate without video as you wish. This Zoom Sunday worship service is one-time only on this first Sunday of Christmas to allow our hard-working worship crew a one-week break from preparation and leadership of a full service. We’ll resume a livestream of worship on Sunday, January 3 available on both our YouTube channel and Facebook page. 
 
Year-End Offerings
Your year-end offerings need to be received at the church office by noon on Dec. 31.  Any offerings received past that date will get processed in 2021. It’s not too late to send in your 2021 Estimate of Giving. You can mail to us or drop it by at 357 Clay Street, Reno, NV  89501 or you can complete it online at https://www.goodshepherdreno.org/2021-estimate-of-giving. Thank you to everyone who has pledged.
 
Small Business Directory
We know small businesses in our community are struggling during the pandemic, and we would like to help those in our congregation who own small businesses. If you’re a small business owner, send us your business card by January 10. We plan to have the directory ready by February 1. Mail to us at 357 Clay Street, Reno, NV 89501 or email us at staff@goodshepherdreno.org.
 
Thank you virtual poinsettia sponsors!
Thomas & Jan Brady: In memory of Joe & Mary Pritchard 
Becky Erdmann & Don Hill: In memory of Gertrude & Curtis Hill
Becky Erdmann & Don Hill: In memory of Phyllis Jark
Gale Lundquist: In memory of Robert Lundquist
Gale Lundquist: In memory of Bernice Freestone
Carl & Dianne Wilfrid: In memory of Alice Wilfrid
Carl & Dianne Wilfrid: In memory of Edith Hill and Wallace Hill 
Dan & Ann Reaser: In memory of Margaret Sue Watson 
Barbara Reese: In memory of June Hobron
Barbara Reese: In memory of Earl & Blandina Asmus
Ken & Janyece Narducy: In memory of parents Carol, Violet, LeRoy, & Donald
Ken & Janyece Narducy: In memory of Jack & Shirley Ericson
Ken & Janyece Narducy: In celebration of children Tom, Chad, & Dawne
Ken & Janyece Narducy: In celebration of grandchildren Katie, Kody, Amelia, & Austin
Ken & Janyece Narducy: In celebration of great-grandchildren Blake, Oliver, & Luka
Elizabeth Lenz: In memory of Gilbert G. Lenz
Elizabeth Lenz: In memory of Lise Lenz Drake
Elizabeth Lenz: In memory of Jack Ericson 
Vernie & Dennis McCrohan: In celebration of our wedding anniversary 
Deanna Gaunt: In celebration of all staff members at Good Shepherd
Deanna Gaunt: In celebration of office mates at church Pr. Scott, Maribeth, Stephanie, & Ciara and Marijo
Deanna & Dave Gaunt: In memory of father Dean Head
Deanna & Dave Gaunt: In memory of father Jack Gaunt
Sheila Freed: In memory of Pastor Roland Grumm
Peggy Von Bargen: In memory of brother Fred Von Bargen
George & Arlene Summerhill: In memory of Gabriel Summerhill
George & Arlene Summerhill: In memory of Rev. Ernest Rupert & Marjory Rupert
George & Arlene Summerhill: In memory of Gladys & George Summerhill
George & Arlene Summerhill: In memory of Marie, Don, Victor, Oleah, Alice, David, Roger, Arlene, & Gene
George & Arlene Summerhill: In celebration of Craig, George (Skip), & Brad
George & Arlene Summerhill: In celebration of Sophia Summerhill
Mary Aker: In loving memory of George Aker 
Grace Schoenfeld: In memory of husband Budd Schoenfeld
Ellen Marston: In memory of Joan Rodican
Joanne Kaufmann: In memory of Augie Kaufmannand all loved ones who have joined the church triumphant 
Mary & Pat McGrath: In memory of our sister Carol Roush
Mary & Pat McGrath: In memory of friends Opal, Ernie, Shirley, Jack, Joan, and Ed
Mary & Pat McGrath: In celebration of the Good Shepherd staff and Sunday assistants
Lee & Sue Landrith: In memory of Shirley Eppley
Lee & Sue Landrith: In memory of Tami Ainsworth 
Marlene Swaffar: In memory of husband Baxter Swaffar
Marlene Swaffar: In memory of Shirley Ericson
Ron and Linda Smith:  In memory of Margaret Smith
 
This year in lieu of purchasing poinsettia plants, all monies raised from Poinsettia sponsors will be divided between: 
Mt. Cross Lutheran Camp 
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary 
Good Shepherd Clothes Closet 
Catholic Community Services
Bread for the World
Habitat for Humanity and 
Sierra Pacific Synod’s Rwanda companion parish in Africa
 
The peace of the Lord be with you all!
 
Maribeth Doerr
Director of Operations and Pastoral Care
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
(775) 329-0696, ext 100