Dear Good Shepherd,
 
You are getting your Friday eblast a day early this week so we can share two Sierra Pacific Synod events you may be interested in, one of which happens at 6pm today . . .
 
Luther & Buddhism Conversation with Rev. Paul Chung & Bishop Megan Rohrer
Thursday, August 12th at 6:00pm PDT on Facebook
Join Bishop Megan Rohrer and Rev. Paul Chung for a live conversation and Q&A around the intersection of Martin Luther and Buddhism. This event will be streamed simultaneously on both the Synod and Bishop Megan Rohrer's facebook pages here: https://fb.me/e/1DWTtKp11
 
Pray Away Netflix Documentary Conversation with Producers & Bishop Megan
Friday, August 13th 9:00am PDT on Facebook
Join Bishop Megan Rohrer and Producers of the new Netflix documentary "Pray Away" for a live conversation and Q&A about the documentary. Learn more about the Producers from Multitude Films who will be a part of Friday's conversation here: https://www.multitudefilms.com/ and here: https://www.mylesmarkham.com. This event will stream simultaneously on the Synod and Bishop Megan Rohrer's facebook pages. Join us here: https://fb.me/e/1BRSCB1TJ 
 
August 15 Worship – Welcome Guest Preacher Pr. John Handrich
Pr. Scott Trevithick is on vacation this week. We are delighted to have retired pastor and Good Shepherd member John Handrich preaching and presiding this Sunday. You can join us for in-person worship at our 9am Contemporary Worship or our 11am Traditional Worship.  If you prefer, join us for our livestream worship at https://youtu.be/C9yi-jsZndgon 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.
 
Pr. Carl Wilfrid will be our guest preacher on August 22.  Pr. Scott will return to the office on Monday, August 23.
 
We’re hiring! Faith Formation Coordinator and Childcare Attendant positions available
Good Shepherd is looking to hire a Faith Formation Coordinator for its ministry with children, youth, and families and Childcare Attendants for our nursery on Sunday mornings and for other church events. If you know of suitable candidates, please encourage them to look at the position descriptions on our website and apply with a cover letter and resume. Questions? Contact the church office. 
 
Next Hike – August 14
On Saturday, August 14, we’ll be hiking from Tahoe Meadows up to Chickadee Ridge, then will continue south for a while. Much of the trail is shaded as we wind up through a forest to a stunning view of Lake Tahoe. It is uphill to the ridge, but after that the trail gently rises and falls.  The starting elevation is 8,740 feet and the group will determine how far we’re going to hike.  We’ll meet in the Raley’s parking lot (off Mt. Rose Highway) at 9:00 am near the McDonald’s.  Bring water and a snack.  This is an in-and-out hike and covers a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail.  It is also the starting point for the Good Shepherd Mile on the TRT, a 12 mile hike that we used to do every year.  Grace Schoenfeld will be our leader.  If you have any questions, you can call her at 825-8355 or 742-2826 (only for hiking).
Women’s Bible Study Fellowship - Thursday, August 19, 10am
Women of Good Shepherd are invited to attend a fellowship gathering in Shepherd Hall at 10am on Thursday, August 19. All women who are interested in attending the next Bible Study or a future one are welcome. 
 
David Brock’s 23rd Annual Hot August Pipes Organ Concert – Saturday, August 21
We will once again be blessed with David Brock’s music this summer on Saturday, August 21 at 5pm in Good Shepherd’s worship space. Tickets are $20 at the door (cash or check only) or $15 in advance at davidbrockmusic.com.  All proceeds will be donated back to Good Shepherd for outreach. Thank you David!
 
Shared Harvest Assembly for August
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.  Assembly is August 22. Our shopping list for August includes:
  • Peanut Butter (We need 27 jars.)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (We need 55 boxes.)
  • Powdered Milk Packets (We need 41 packets.)
  • Chicken Noodle Soup (We need 41 cans.)
  • Disposable Razors (We need as many as possible.)
 
2nd Mile Offering for August
Each month, we take a special offering called the “2nd Mile Offering” which is over and above the regular offerings received. Donations can be given any time during the month; simply mark 2nd Mile on your check’s memo line or on your offering envelope. Each month we focus on a different ministry in our Synod. The August 2nd Mile Offering will be distributed as follows:
* 1/3 to St. Vincent’s / Catholic Charities (locally)
* 1/3 to serve poor people locally (Project Lazarus)
* 1/3 to serve poor people worldwide
 
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,
 
Maribeth Doerr
Director of Operations/Office, Property, Communications and Pastoral Care 
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
(775) 329-0696, ext 100
 
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation