COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

(Last updated 8:00am on 4/1/20)

To our Good Shepherd Partners and our local community,

The Good Shepherd staff have been actively discussing future worship services and events in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. We realize that the rapidly changing situation with this virus can create a lot of concern as well as confusion. We are committed to the health and safety of our staff, partners and visitors.  We encourage you to continue to visit this page on our website and/or our Facebook page for updates as more information becomes available, as well as visiting cdc.gov or local news outlets.

Please watch our homepage for information about listening to a Sunday morning message from Pastor Ted.

ALL Good Shepherd sponsored events (on and off site) as well as Sunday Morning Worship are canceled for the month of April.

This includes, but is not limited to:
Sew In Love
Sunday Night Lights
Wednesday Lenten Services
Youth Activities
In-Home Bible Studies
Saturday Morning Bible Study
LWML Gatherings
Bell/Vocal Choirs

We encourage you to use your best judgement when considering attending future worship services. If you are experiencing symptoms of a cold or the flu, we encourage you to stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. For older adults and people who have underlying chronic medical conditions, the CDC is recommending the avoidance of crowds as much as possible.

Decisions about future worship services will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Do you know a Good Shepherd Partner or a neighbor in need? Do YOU need help? We have formed a team of willing volunteers to help pick up prescriptions, supplies, groceries or help take care of other needs that might arise! Please contact the office at 360-254-5158 and we will do our best to help during this challenging time!

In times of fear and anxiety, we must cling to Christ and His Word. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 says “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes nor on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Our mission of “Be Won. Be One. Be Wanting More.” will continue to lead our steps forward. Be Won to Christ and stay in His Word and in prayer. Be One in community. Even if we cannot all be together, check in on your family, friends and neighbors. Continue to Be Wanting More by being a light to those around you. If you are part of the vulnerable population, make encouraging calls to friends and neighbors, offering kindness, love and prayers. If you are able bodied, consider being a resource to those in need through simple tasks such as delivering supplies to the vulnerable population or purchasing extra supplies for those in need.

Many of you have called regarding your offerings.  Thank you.  Offerings may be mailed or dropped off.  There is a mail slot in the narthex at the office window near the coffee maker.  You may also send them electronically with bill pay through your bank.