Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


The Shepherd's Staff

Shepherd's Purse

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For those of you who might not be familiar with Shepherd’s Purse, below is a brief description of our purpose and mission at Good Shepherd.  

This in-reach fund started in April 2008 to provide confidential assistance for members and regular attendees of Good Shepherd in the event of a financial crisis, hardship or emergency situation.  Some of these situations could be as follows: travel costs due to a death in the family, medical bills, car repairs, utilities, groceries, etc.  The initial seed money was from generous contributions in memory of two beloved GS members.  

The fund serves two purposes: 1) to help people who have a one time or non-recurring financial need, or 2) to meet the needs of people who have ongoing needs such as medical expenses.   

Since 2008 we have been able to help approximately 35 people and families and have given a total of $27,731.52 to date.  This has made a huge difference in the lives of these individuals and has enabled us to fulfill the command of our Lord in John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”.   Please help us to continue this mission by contributing to Shepherd’s Purse when possible.  If you ever have questions or would like additional information about this fund, please feel free to contact any member of the committee listed below.    

Chris Soltisiak
Jean Lambert
Jim Boyd