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Worship & Education
THIS SUNDAY


February 10 will be Pastor Mary's last Sunday with us. Please join us as we celebrate the time and ministry we have been blessed to share with her over the past five and a half years. Special coffee hours will follow both worship services.
INTERSECTIONS CLASS
The Intersections Class discusses a variety of topics that connect faith and life during the Sunday School time (9:10 to 10:00 a.m.). The program part of the class runs from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., but people are welcome to come early and stay late to chat and enjoy refreshments. Please come join us in Room 6 to share your perspectives and hear from others. 

On February 10, the class will look at and discuss one of the most popular articles from Living Lutheran magazine in 2018: The "E" Word: Why does the ELCA have the word "evangelical" in its name? 
DiGG CLASS
The Delving into God's Grace class is holding a series of discussions organized by Bill Moore, "The One and the Many: Is this Christianity's biggest tension?"  We will try to identify tensions that Christians have felt in the present and the past. Bill is proposing that there is a fundamental similarity among all these tensions between a preference for an individual person, group, or idea, or else for some larger variety or structure. Some of these tensions may block God's grace; some may spread God's grace. On February 3, the class looked at tensions within the self (i.e. being individually inspired or participating in a spiritual community); on February 10, we will look at tensions in the Church (such as differences among denominations); on February 17, we will discuss tensions in the world (such as Christianity's relation to other religions). Please join us!

On  February 24, Ellen Dozier will share pictures, stories and reflections about her walk on the Camino de Santiago in October of last year. 
WOMEN OF THE ELCA ONE-DAY RETREAT AT LCGS
Love as God Loves: Unconditionally
Speaker: Rev. Shelly Webb, Executive Director of Sharing House

As we learn to love ourselves as God loves us, 
we are better able to love others with the heart of God.

S aturday, February 16 
(Snow date: February 23)
Check-In: 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.

Please send your registration form and fee ($10) to Lisa Philback at the address on the form. Additional information, forms, and a sign up sheet are available on the bulletin board. You may also register and pay at the door.  Projects completed at the retreat will support various organizations, including Bread of Life and Sharing House. 
DIVERSITY TRAINING WORKSHOP
The NC Synod of the ELCA is offering a "Diversity Training" workshop to "prepare leaders for healthy intercultural and interracial interactions for the sake of the world." The workshop will be on Saturday, February 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Asheville. There is no cost and lunch will be provided. Pastor Jack Russell from Living Waters Church in Cherokee will lead this workshop, so it is a great opportunity for members at Good Shepherd to be with Pastor Jack and learn about his ideas as to how we might best relate to our neighbors in Cherokee.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact Kimberly in the church office (828-883-3680 or kimberlylcgs@comporium.net) and she will register you for this event. We will plan to meet at Good Shepherd on the morning of February 16 and carpool to St. Mark's Church in Asheville.
At Good Shepherd
TRIVIA NIGHT
Did you know that Good Shepherd has a trivia team that plays at Dugan's Pub every Tuesday evening from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.? Our team name is Fred & Ethel (Lucy and Desi's neighbors), and we compete against other local teams for a fun evening of food (if you chose to eat there), drink and laughter - lots of laughter. There are nights we do very well and other nights we totally bomb. Win or lose, we always have a good time. If you would be interested in more information about the trivia team, please contact Caroline Smith ( carolinesmith1736@gmail.com) OR just show up!
SPELLING BEE
Were you the best speller in your elementary class? *Are you the person everyone comes to when they don't know how to spell a word?* If so, we need YOU! 

Debbie Cooper and Jackie Jenkins need two more adults for the LCGS Spelling Bee team! We are participating in the Spelling Bee, a fundraiser for the Augustine Literacy Project. This program provides one-on-one volunteer tutors in Brevard schools to help kids who struggle with reading and language arts.
      
The event takes place on Saturday evening, March 30, and it promises to BEE a raucous, rowdy, fun time for participants and audience! For details about the BEE, go to  https://www.augustineproject-brevard.org/team-registration .

*If you answered "no" to the questions above, you can still support our team by (1) making a contribution to the registration fee, (2) purchasing a ticket to attend and cheer for us, or (3) helping design and make our unique, outrageous costumes (because there will be prizes for best costumes!).

Contact Debbie ( debocoop@yahoo.com) or Jackie ( revjjenk65@gmail.com) ASAP if you want to be on our team or help in another way. 
HOLD THE DATE!!
The LCGS Fellowship Committee is sponsoring a "Fabulous Friday Fundraiser Fish Fry on February 22 (Featuring Frank!) in the Fellowship Hall on Fisher Road!"  

Proceeds from the dinner (along with donated items to stock their shelves) will benefit Sharing House. The fish fry will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with entertainment to be provided by Frank McConnell. The menu will include fish, fries, mac and cheese, slaw, hush puppies and dessert. Dinner is $10 per person (tickets sold in advance) PLUS at least one nonperishable item donated for Sharing House at the door on the day of the dinner. Tickets will be sold during coffee hours on February 10 and 17 (see Linda Goethe after the 8:00 a.m. service or Donna Aiken-Colflesh after the 10:30 service). Contact De Carlson, Leigh Ann Stinson or Donna Aiken-Colflesh with any questions.
COMING SOON AT GOOD SHEPHERD . . .

Sunday, February 10
  8:00 a.m.  Worship Service (Sanctuary)
  9:00 a.m.  Coffee Hour (Fellowship Hall)
  9:10 a.m.  Confirmation Class (Pastor's Office)
  9:10 a.m.  Delving into God's Grace (DiGG) Class (Conference Room)
  9:10 a.m.  Intersections Class (Room 6)
  9:10 a.m.  Elementary Children's Sunday School Class (Rooms 3 & 4)
  9:10 a.m.  Nursery/Preschool Class (Room 1)
10:30 a.m.  Worship Service (Sanctuary) 
11:30 a.m.  Coffee Hour  (Fellowship Hall)

Membership & Evangelism
CONGRATULATIONS!

Our own Joe Smith auditioned for and was placed as first chair for both alto and baritone saxophone for the  Western NC All District High School Honor Band clinic and concert at Western Carolina University. The event will take place this weekend, February 8 and 9, and he will perform on baritone saxophone.  Joe is also eligible to audition for the state honor band in March. Congratulations, Joe!
COMMUNITY CARE CORNER
The "Community Care Corner" feature in the weekly newsletter allows us to update you on people for whom we are praying or to submit a new prayer request. If you have an update on someone or a new prayer request to share in the Corner, please email or call the church office (lcgs@comporium.net or 883-3680) by noon on Thursday. 

Rivers Smith will have neck surgery later this month, after sustaining an injury in December.

Marilyn Carlson's neighbors, Jesse Fiorini and his family, are going through an extremely difficult time and would appreciate your prayers for comfort and healing. 

Erin Whiteaker, Debra Whiteaker's daughter, delivered her baby, Adam James Whiteaker  on February 3. Adam weighed  7 lbs 13 oz and was 20.5 in. long. Both are doing well and are adjusting to being at home. 

Lindsay Batson, daughter of Jamie Lancaster, is experiencing health issues. 

Gloria Kidd, Gail Leon's sister, is suffering from a severe flare up of rheumatoid arthritis after being in remission for 17 years.
SERVING THIS SUNDAY
Ministers ......................................................................... The People of Good Shepherd
Pastor.................................................................................................Mary Hinkle Shore
Minister of Music.....................................................................................David Gresham
Organist......................................................................................................Vance Reese
Outreach Ministry Coordinator..............................................................Kimberly Dunbar
Children's Ministry Coordinator...............................................................Heather Merritt
Assisting Minister...............................................................Linea Warmke / Lorel Durlak
Reader........................................................................Lauren Weed  / Robert McKeown
Ushers..........Lauren & Fred Weed  / Frank McConnell, Paul Onnink, & Parker Dickens 
Acolyte..........................................................................Linea Warmke / Sophie Dunba r
Greeters..................... Henry Dixon & Darrell Dixon   / Linda & Terry Moore, Isa Emaus
Child Care During Sunday School..........................................................Debbie Cooper
Elementary Sunday School Teachers.....................................................Jackie Jenkins
Elementary Sunday School Door People...................................................... Jia Emaus
Child Care during Worship........................................................................Barb Jackson
Altar Care............................................................................................ Sheila Swancara
Communion Bread......................................................................................Kate Reinke
Tellers........................................................................Walt Schneider & Marilyn Carlson
Doorkeeper of the Day..............................................................................Barb Jackson
Coffee Hour.............................................. Debbie & Paul Cooper, Sandra Ostermeier /
                            Lisa & Matthew Busche, Michelle Peterson, Susan & Mike Whitaker  
                                                        
World & Community
BREVARD MIDDLE SCHOOL GIVING CLOSET NEEDS
Each of the Transylvania County Schools has a Giving Closet that is supplied with hygiene, clothing, food and sometimes household items that can be given to students when needed. Good Shepherd staff just learned that Brevard Middle School (BMS) has an urgent need for particular items in their Giving Closet: feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons), women's deodorant, and boys' medium underwear and sweatpants. If you can help, please indicate the items you will provide on BMS' Giving Closet page. Then deliver the items to the front office at BMS and inform staff that they should be given to school social worker, Beth Branagan. Thank you!
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY COLLECTION THANK YOU!
A big thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the collection of money and warm items for Sharing House and The Haven last Sunday. We collected a total of eight bins of clothing and blanket donations and $318.16. The donations were sorted by our children and delivered to Sharing House and The Haven this week by members of the World and Community Committee. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
In Our Community
ORGAN RECITAL

On Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church will present Dr. Marilyn Keiser in recital. The concert is free, but offerings to support the care of FUMC's organ will be collected and greatly appreciated. 
MOMS DEMAND ACTION
This community group will next meet on Tuesday,  February 26 , from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Brevard, in the Youth Activity Center room downstairs. 

For their first group meeting of 2019, they will discuss the roll-out of their Gun Violence Survivor Network. One of their major survivor outreach projects planned for this year will be a film screening on Saturday, April 20, the 20-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. On February 26, learn how you can help with the event in April. If you can't make the February meeting but want to be involved, please email chapter leader Emily Walthall.

ELCA, NC Synod, & LWF News
WILD WOMEN WEEKEND
March 8 - 10
Are you tired of the winter blues? Have cabin fever? Wanna just have some time to laugh and deepen your spiritual life? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you are ready to experience a wonderful women's retreat at Lutheridge - only 35 minutes from Brevard. Adult women of all ages will gain fresh vision and strength in the beauty of our rustic, but very comfortable, retreat center. There will be Bible study and creative worship which will focus on God's promise in transition times. How do we move from one season to another without fear or regret. Where does Jesus offer JOY at every stage? Thoughtful reflection, laughter and fun make for an unforgettable retreat. Cost is $223 for overnight accommodations and $210 for commuters. Scholarships are available. Contact Linea Warmke ( linea@frontier.com  or 740-707-1822) for more information, or to register call 828-209-6329 or  click here.
LUTHERAN CHURCH LEADER SHARES HIS VISION
The following is an article from Lutheran World Federation's Lutheran World Information's e-newsletter of February 1, 2019, which gives a glimpse of the Lutheran Church in Mexico. 

A healing community of believers, that is how Rev. Roberto Trejo Haager envisages the Lutheran church in Mexican society today.

For Trejo, Pastor President of the  Mexican Lutheran Church (ILM), the message of the church is clear. "In whatever context - the Lutheran message has much value and is very important because the gospel message that we transmit is a message about the grace of God."


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