Welcome To Our Weekly Sheep Buzz Newsletter

October 28, 2022

Look for the link to our Trunk or Treat photos at the end of this e-mail.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Reformation Sunday / Confirmation

Please print your bulletin from home if you are able.

Worship Bulletin8:30 AM | 

The 8:30 AM Traditional Worship Service will be livestreamed at facebook.com/gslcwoodstock

Confirmation Sunday Please print your bulletin from home if you are able.

Worship Bulletin10:45 AM

Our 2022 Confirmation Class will be affirming their baptisms and reading their faith statements during this service. 

Please congratulate, 

Alexis Freeman

Vincent Morris

Anna Louis Panhorst

The 10:45 AM Praise Worship Service will be livestreamed at facebook.com/gslcwoodstock

Sunday School at 9:45 AM.

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The 10:45 AM Traditional Praise Worship Service will be livestreamed at facebook.com/gslcwoodstock

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Following the service we will post the recorded service to our YouTube channel and our website on the sermon page gslutheran.org/sermons.


Next week we will livestream our Traditional Worship Service at 8:30 AM

on our Facebook Page.

You do not need a Facebook account to view our livestreamed services.

Pre-packaged communion will be available for anyone interested in participating in the sacrament of Holy Communion while watching a livestream/taped service. Please stop by during normal office hours, or contact the church office if you need help in obtaining these sacraments for your at home use. Pastor Rosy has offered to deliver it to anyone in the area. 

We give thanks to God for the opportunity to gather together and celebrate as the Good Shepherd community.

Daylight Savings Time ends next Saturday, November 5th. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.




November 13th— at 10:30 AM Combined worship service.

Please be sure to return your Stewardship Offering forms by November 13th, for Consecration Sunday at our combined service at 10:30 AM. This will also be the day of our Semi-annual congregational meeting will follow the worship service to elect our new church council. The meeting will be followed by a Thanksgiving meal.

Please be sure to submit a new Simply Giving Authorization Form if you are changing your Simply Giving amount in any way.



Stewardship Forms
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We are seeking a volunteer In Reach Coordinator. This person would assist Pastor Rosy with coordinating internal congregational member needs. Some tasks may include, making phone calls, sending correspondences, and coordinating with fellowship on some activities for congregational member care.

If interested, please contact Pastor Rosy


We are collecting clean, label free prescription bottles for a giveaway project for our visitors titled, “Prescriptions for Life”. A great way to recycle too and care for creation.

We are also collecting used eyeglasses.  A box is located in Fellowship Hall.  These will be donated to the Lion's Club.



GARDEN OF GRACE: We are thankful for an abundant fall harvest of carrots, onions, beets, spinach and peppers, which we donate to be added to food boxes for the food-insecure in our community. Thanks be to God!


The Bells of Good Shepherd rehearse Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM If you are interested in joining this group, contact Thomas Eisnor or email him using the link below.

The Celebration Ringers rehearse Tuesdays at 6 PM. This is our beginner handbell group. Contact Thomas is you are interested in joining using the link below.  

Click here to email our Director of Music

The Praise Team rehearse Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM. Contact Pam if you are interested in being in our Praise Team. The group will continue to meet on Saturday’s but only the first Saturday of each month.

Click here to email Pam, our Praise Service Coordinator

News from the  SES Synod and ELCA


Available for any and all ages!!

All Classes begin at 9:45 AM

Visit our Sunday School page for detailed information.

A Bible Study opportunity on Sunday Mornings for parents with youth in Sunday School. Come join us and check it out! Rm. 120.

Faith Stories has begun a new study Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM titled, "“Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US”. Book available on Amazon.  We meet in room 117.


Thursday Morning Bible Study on Thursdays, with Pastor Rosy, at 10 AM. “The Psalms in Color” coloring book is the basis for our discussion and is available on Amazon. We will color as we meditate and study the Psalms.  


Remember to use the word "smile" and a period before the word Amazon in the website address and designate Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock GA as your preferred charitable organization. GSLC will receive a portion back from Amazon when you make any Amazon purchases this way.


Word on Wednesday Bible Study-Come join us.

  • Would you like to meet new people? Join a small group? Expand your Bible knowledge?
  • Word on Wednesday small group meets via Zoom virtual format from 10:00 – 11:30 AM on Wednesdays, for study of The Word, discussion and fellowship.
  • Our study will be: Truly Present, Practicing Prayer in the Liturgy by Lisa E. Dahill.

  • You are welcome to join anytime.
  • Our study format allows flexibility for your schedule.
  • For more information, please contact Lori Peters, small group leader or the church office.


meets next Wednesday, Nov. 9

Have you ever had a tough question about faith/church/religion that you maybe don’t feel comfortable asking in church? Still seeking answers? Come join us for an adult beverage (you don’t have to drink!) and inquisitive conversation. Pastor Rosy will lead a discussion on various topics each time we meet. We will meet every other Wednesday at 7PM, at Donovan’s in Woodstock, on the patio. 


Outreach Committee meets next via Zoom at 7 Pm on November 2. Contact Jenny Truesdale or the church office for the Zoom link.

Sunday, November 6th

Bring your orange bag recycling for a convenient way to recycle those hard to recycle items. Need some orange bags? They are available in Fellowship Hall.

Two-Can Sunday Thanksgiving Drive - Starting now until Nov.13.

We will be helping our smaller food pantries stock up leading up to Thanksgiving. These pantries are in need of:


Timothy’s Cupboard

Turkey box stuffing


1 lb Spaghetti noodles

15oz Tomato sauce



Papa’s Pantry

Stuffing boxes

Boxed potatoes

Oatmeal Containers


Canned fruit



Place items in Fellowship Hall. Look for table with the Two-Can symbol!


For our 5 month Sunday program this month we are collecting school supplies. Leave in bin in Fellowship Hall.

· Paper towels

· Kleenex

· Snack- variety chip packs for prizes

· Pencil top erasers

· Binders (1.5")

· 50 zipper pencil pouches (for anxiety kits)

· Clear water bottles

· Hoodies in neutral colors M/L/XL

· Shoes (sizes 5-10) for male & female


Monetary donations for lunch balance for students in need. (counselors will work with lunch room to determine needs). 


Another option is to call the school directly and state that they would like to pay off a student's lunch balance of a family in need. 



MUST Ministries is currently experiencing an increase in families that are in need of food. The organization is looking for supporters to try unique ways to obtain supplies for their food pantry initiatives.

Current most needed items from MUST Cherokee:

Food items: Jelly, salt, pepper, grits, ramen, oil, mustard, mayonnaise, flour, corn , carrots, yams, broth, cereal, stew, dressings, ketchup, coffee, instant potatoes, snacks, spaghetti noodles, canned potatoes, mixed vegetables, cornbread, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, mac & cheese, spam, sugar.

Non-food items: Diapers size 4, 5, 6, Pull-ups size 4t-5t, baby wipes, conditioner, razors, Chapstick, towels, grocery bags.

We continue to collect food items on our front porch. Please consider a way to help your neighbors. 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us - Ephesians 5: 1-2a.

Must Ministries Website


Join us for Movie Night—October 29th, at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall. Bring your own dinner and join us for Luther the 2003 historical drama film dramatizing the life of Protestant Christian reformer Martin Luther.



Happy Halloween Trick or Treat Instagram Post.jpg

 Thank you to all those that decorated and bought candy, spread the word and brought friends and neighbors. This was a fun and successful event. We served around 200 people from the community!  

Looking for all the news for our Youth? Be sure to read your Wednesday, Weekly Lamb Buzz Email. Some exciting things are happening at GSLC for all ages of our youth. Access each week on our website under the Youth Tab, the button below or sign-up to be on the e-mail list. Let Mel know at youthfamministry@gslutheran.org if you want to be included in the email blast. 
We will continue to list important youth activities in our worship bulletins.

Sign-up to join us for a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 PM.  You don't need to bring anything, we just want to get an idea of how many we will be feeding.  

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This is our e-mail address for you to submit prayer concerns. Prayers will be posted to the Prayer Circle, via e-mail, during normal business hours. You can also drop us an e-mail at this same e-mail address if you would like to be a part of the Prayer Circle.

Current Prayer List

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Go in peace. Christ is beside you! 

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