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February 10, 2023

The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

Sunday, February 12, 2023

8:30 AM Traditional Worship

9:45 AM Sunday School/Fellowship Hour

10:45 Praise Worship

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Our Traditional Service will be Livestreamed at 8:30 AM on our Facebook page at facebook.com/gslcwoodstock/videos

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


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Amazing Grace – Lent 2023

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the writing of “Amazing Grace,” this worship series for Lent, by theologian Michael Hoy, ties the words of the beloved song to our lives today as Christ’s disciples. Those in the Bible who experienced the amazing grace of God help us each week to realize that though we once were lost in sin, we now have been found by Jesus, and though we once were blind to God’s mercy, we now can see his love at work in us, through our Savior’s death and resurrection.


We will be offering services each Wednesday beginning on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 AM and 7:30 PM, with soup and salad offered before each evening service beginning at 6:30 PM.


Ash Wednesday, February 22nd. There will be 3 opportunities offered. In the morning, Pastor Rosy will administer ashes and prayer in a drive-thru style, from 7 AM-8:30 AM, in the lower parking lot. At 11 AM and 7:30 PM there will be worship service with communion. Our Ash Wednesday theme is David, based on Psalm 51:1. Soup and Salad supper begins at 6:30 PM.


We find comfort that King David confessed his sins to God and received amazing grace in God’s forgiveness and a connection to Jesus, the Savior.


Week 1 • Isaiah of Babylon (Isaiah 6:7)

Week 2 • The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:32)

Week 3 • The Blind Man (John 9:24

Week 4 • The Woman at the Well (John 4:13-14)

Week 5 • Paul (1 Timothy 1:15)


At its February meeting, the Church Council voted to approve:


  • Rob Homer as Assistant Treasurer
  • Outreach's Hunger Walk at the church on March 12
  • A BINGO Night youth fundraiser on April 22


The Council discussed:


  • A proposed financial policy as recommended by the Finance Committee


The Council lifted up for accolades:


  • Cathy Mattocks for her outstanding work in cleaning out and reorganizing the Fellowship Hall kitchen and closet. 

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Birthday Bash is This Sunday

February 12, after the 10:45 AM service.

We hope you will attend after the Praise service, as we serve pizza, salad, drinks and of course Birthday Cake for each table. Last chance to sign-up to let us know how many are attending.

Bring Your Loose Change to the Birthday Bash

 The money will offset delinquent lunch accounts at Clark Creek Elementary School. So sbring that loose change to help those in need.

New Member Class

Our next class will be this Sunday, February 12th, continuing with the study “Come and Grow with Us”. All are welcome to attend. Classes will be in between services in the small room adjacent to the Entryway. New Member Sunday will be March 5th.



Are you single? Does the thought of spending Valentine's Day alone bother you? YOU ARE LOVED! Open to all single persons! Come join us for a “Love dinner” here at the church on Valentine’s Day. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Fried chicken will be provided. We will have a night of fellowship, laughter and games. If you’re single, mark your calendars! Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 6-8pm.   

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LADIES NIGHT OUT will be meeting next at Keegan's in Towne Lake on February 21st. Please RSVP by signing up at Sign-Up Central, in Fellowship Hall. 

Reminder that if you signed up, the MARTI PAINT PARTY is Saturday!

February 11, 2023 6-9 PM

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Contact Tammy Frink


You May Have Been Assigned a Servant Role in February

The Sunday Servant Worship Schedule can be found by clicking the button and viewing on our website. There is a link on our home page under "Quick Links."

If switching to a new role, please email our Office Coordinator, Melina, so she can add you to our schedules. Also, please let the office know in advance if you are scheduled, or future plans have you going away and cannot serve. Thank you.

February Servant Schedule


Have You Ever Wondered What Exactly Happens to Your Returns?

According to a 2018 report, returns account for five billion pounds of waste sent to landfills and 15 million metric tons of carbon emissions every year in the United States. Read our latest Caring for Creation article here.

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

We also continue to collect oral care waste for recycling. These items are mailed to TerraCycle where they are made into plastic pellets which can be made into outdoor furniture of playground equipment.  

We also continue to collect used batteries to take to the appropriate recycling facility. This keeps the toxic materials out of landfills.


The Next Date to drop of Hefty Orange Energy bags is Sunday, March 5th The bags are for hard to recycle plastics and are available in the Fellowship Hall for a nominal charge. These are collected on Two-Can Sunday and taken to the appropriate recycling facility. 


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

Remember Pam has a new e-mail address: praise@gslutheran.org

News from the  SES Synod and ELCA

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Available for any and all ages!!

New Study beginning this week!

Faith Stories typically meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM. We will begin a new study on February 5th titled "The Book of Joy“ by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Book available on Amazon. We meet in room 117. 

Monday’s Lunch and Learn: “A Study of 1 & 2 Kings—Trustworthy” by Lysa Terkeurst..

If you’d like to begin with lunch and fellowship come at noon, otherwise we will begin our study at 12:30 PM.

Contact the church office or Brenda Kviten if you are interested in joining our group.

Word on Wednesday Bible Study

Come join us.

Current Study: "Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People" by Mark Yaconelli 

A new study will begin during Lent. Beginning Ash Wednesday and continuing throughout Lent, we will meet via Zoom, but will meet from 9:15-10:15. We will be studying “A Word a Day Devotion” from Guidepost. We will resume our regular study and time following Easter. For more information, please contact Lori Peters through the church office. 

Current Thursday Morning Bible Study

10 AM with Pastor Rosy. “An Unexpected Revival”: Experiencing God’s Goodness through Disappointment and Doubt. An 8 week study of Ezekiel.


New Study beginning February 23rd, 10 AM-

"Plenty Good Room", by Marilyn E. Thornton with Lewis V. Baldwin

This unique short-term Bible study combines an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the music and lyrics of six African American spirituals. The six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of the spirituals: 'Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit," "This Lonesome Valley," "Bow Down on Your Knees," "Plenty Good Room," “Ain't Dat Good News," and "Were You There?"


We will be listening to these songs and studying them.


Meets next, Feb. 15th, at Game Day, at 7 PM. Join us for fun, fellowship and answers/discussions challenging your faith. All are welcome.


Continuing this week, bring in a food donation or two and cast your vote for your favorite NFL team in playoffs. Every item brought in earns a raffle ticket. Fill out a raffle ticket with name and phone number and place each ticket in the teams box you hope to win. One name will be drawn from the winning teams box. Tickets are on the honor system and available near the collection cart. Please use the Shopping Carts inside to drop off your donations.


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

This week however, please use the shopping carts to donate for our Two-Can Sunday promotion.

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

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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. 


Some upcoming youth and family events are:

Confirmation and FX3 will meet next Sunday, February 19th.

Care Package Day: February 25th, 10 AM - 12 PM

Read the Weekly Lamb Buzz newsletter for all the details.


Join us in Fellowship Hall for Trivia Night, tonight at 6 PM! Put your knowledge of miscellaneous facts to the test. Can't join us in person? We are offering a Zoom link as well.

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Save The Dates

The Lutheran Coalition and Habitat for Humanity are lining up the dates for their 2023 build in Acworth. Registration information will be on our website mid-February.


This is our submission form for you to submit prayer concerns. Prayers will be posted to the Prayer Circle, via e-mail, during normal business hours. 

If you would like to pray for others, as part of our prayer circle, please contact our Office Coordinator and she can add you to the Prayer Circle group.

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