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Worship & Education
  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL...FOR GROWN UPS!
Remember how much fun you had at Vacation Bible School when you were young? We have lots of good memories from those times. So let's have VBS for adults! 

We will meet at Barb Jackson's house on the corner of Minor and Maple Streets (166 Maple) on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. (Extra parking is available at the library.) Please bring your memories and a potluck dish. Kool Aid and adult beverages will be furnished! Our theme this year is the same as our youth program: "Who Is My Neighbor?" Yes, we will also make a fun, simple craft. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway.  Questions? Contact Linea Warmke (740-707-1822).
SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH 
This summer the children and youth will take part in events comprised of the theme: Who is my neighbor?
 
1. Brevard, NC
Tuesday, July 9 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
The youth will take a tour of Sharing House, then return to LCGS to make deodorant for the people receiving assistance from Sharing House and play games.

2. Creation
Thursday, July 11 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Children and youth will flock to the Jenkins-King home to learn about creation through experiential learning (i.e. real animals) and crafting.
 
3. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Wednesday, July 31 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   
Children and youth will work alongside the LCGS Carpenters on projects around the church. Afterwards, the youth and adults will enjoy a lunch provided by the Fellowship Committee.
At Good Shepherd
ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC
The annual LCGS picnic will be held on Sunday, June 23, at Lake Atagahi Park in Connestee Falls. Worship services that day will take place at Good Shepherd as usual, at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. The picnic will immediately follow the 10:30 service.

Pulled pork (along with buns and sauce), chicken, lemonade, water, plates, cups, napkins and eating utensils will all be provided. Congregation members are asked to provide BBQ-type family-sized (8 - 10 servings) side dishes/salads and desserts. Also, please feel free to bring other beverages of your choice.

Besides bringing a dish to share with your church friends and family, please also bring along a can or box of non-perishable food to share with your friends and neighbors at Sharing House. Toilet paper and paper towels are especially needed right now. A full list of specific requests from Sharing House is posted on the bulletin board. If it is more convenient or for those not attending the picnic, items can be dropped off in the bins in the commons as well.  Cash or checks will also be welcome. Thank you!  
 
Directions to the park (from the church) are available here. Hard copies of the directions will be available  following both services on Sunday for those who have signed up to attend. If you are using a navigation system, the address of the park is 687 Utsonati Lane, Brevard.

Questions may be directed to Leigh Ann Stinson, De Carlson or Donna Aiken-Colflesh.
TRUSTEESHIP MEETING
On this past Tuesday afternoon, we had a meeting to learn more about the concept of trusteeship that Pastor Graf mentioned in his sermon on Pentecost. We had a good group, but it was a rainy, messy day. If you were unable to attend and would like to know more about how this program can enrich our lives at LCGS, speak to me or give me a call at 702-6746.
 
Bill Johnson
HIKING CLUB - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
The hiking group will meet at the church on Wednesday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a hike on Flat Rock Trail in Dupont. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles with a slight elevation gain. There will be lunch out after the hike for any who would like to come.  Please join us!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Could you assemble one shelf for the children's Sunday school room? 
Could you assist someone who can?  Matthew Busche wonderfully agreed and started cutting the wood for the shelves. 
 
Blue prints, hardware and pre-cut wood will be supplied to each volunteer or volunteer group. We need to have six shelves built before the new school year. If you can help, p lease contact Heather Merritt, Children's Ministry Coordinator ( hmerrittlcgs@gmail.com). 
COFFEE HOUR HELPERS
It's that time of year again! We need everyone to look at their schedules and please sign up to help with Coffee Hour for the next six months. We are trying to keep from asking you more then twice a year. The July through December sign-up calendar is now available on the bulletin board. If you have any questions please feel free to contact De Carlson (828-885-5206 or deanncarl@gmail.com) or Aggie Romans (828-776-6761 or aggieromans@hotmail.com).  Thank you.  
COMING SOON AT GOOD SHEPHERD . . .

Sunday, June 23
  8:00 a.m.  Worship Service (Sanctuary)
  9:00 a.m.   Coffee Hour (Fellowship Hall)
10:30 a.m.  Worship Service (Sanctuary) 
12:00 p.m.  Church Picnic (Atagahi Park in Connestee Falls) 

Membership & Evangelism
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. 

Nora Johnson was scheduled to have surgery on June 18 but it was postponed due to a scheduling issue with the physician.   

Raegan Eggleston  underwent successful foot surgery on Friday, June 14. She will be in recovery with limited mobility for several weeks. 

Marilyn Carlson had knee surgery on June 20 and is doing well.

Arthur Raynolds cut his hand at work on Monday and had to receive stiches. Prayers requested for a speedy recovery.

Debbie Cooper  will have hip surgery on July 1.

Sandy Taylor, sister of Suzi Karnatz (friend of Barbara Hotaling), is undergoing testing for breathing issues following a tough case of pneumonia. 
SERVING THIS SUNDAY

Interim Pastor...............................................................................Rev. Dr. Richard Graf
Minister of Music ..............................................................................    .. David Gresham
Organist .....................................................................................................Vance Reese
Outreach Ministry Coordinator.............................................................Kimberly Dunbar
Children's Ministry Coordinator...............................................................Heather Merritt
Assisting Minister ..........................................................Annette Blum / Karen Anderson
Reader ....................................................................................Lauren Weed / Sue Sena
Cantor.................................................................................................Deb Kelly Greene
Ushers ...............................................Lauren & Fred Weed / Dave Carlson & Bill Essig 
Acolyte .............................................................................Annette Blum / Carolyn Smith
Greeters ...............................................Susan & Mike Becker / Marilyn & Larry Fogdall
Child Care during Worship .....................................................................Heather Merritt
Altar Care. & Communion Bread................................................................Kate Reinke
Tellers ........................................................................Hal Galloway  & Barbara Hotaling
Doorkeeper of the Day.........................................................................Kimberly Dunbar
Coffee Hour (8:00) ......... ...................................................................PJ & Bruce Larson
Coffee Hour  (10:30). .........................................................................................Church Picnic
                                                     
World & Community
NOISY OFFERING
Our next "noisy offering" will take place on  Sunday, June 30, when the children will collect your pocket change in metal buckets (hence, the noise). The offering will benefit the new Children's Advocacy Center of Transylvania County in Brevard, which serves children who have been impacted by child abuse.  The Center is a program of Southmountain Children and Family Services, which has been serving Western North Carolina since the founding of their first center in Morganton in 1998.

Start rounding up your change now! If your change jar happens to be low, bills and checks will be gratefully accepted by the children. Thank you!
BAKED GOODS FOR THE HAVEN
A group from Good Shepherd will be preparing food for The Haven for the weekend of July 5-7. They would appreciate donations from the congregation of baked goods, such as breakfast muffins, quick breads, coffee cakes, desserts, etc. Just label them "for The Haven" and drop them off in the kitchen by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5. Any questions, contact Barb Jackson (828-553-4771 or barbandmark@comporium.net). 
LIVING WATERS NEWSLETTER
Here is the June newsletter  from our friends at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Cherokee. 
ELCA, NC Synod, & LWF News
BISHOP SMITH ADDRESSES ASSEMBLY
Here is another story focused on the recent Synod Assembly. 
Bishop Tim Smith's address to the assembly began with a video thanking the NC Synod for their giving and lifting up the many ways the synod raises up so many fine candidates for ministry: LRU, LTSS, Agape+Kure Beach Ministries, NovusWay Ministries, campus ministry programs, and LYO.

Then, he stood to address the assembly. 
THE GOOD THINGS GOD IS DOING
Here is a story from the NC Synod about the recent Synod Assembly.
Planning an assembly is challenging. What ministry areas need to be highlighted? What do we hope congregations will learn that can be energizing for their own ministries? The recent 2019 NC Synod Assembly was no different. While the assembly theme, Vital Congregations, was lifted up in a variety of ways, folks also learned much more about shared ministries and the good things God is doing in this synod. Here are comments from several assembly attendees who shared their own assembly take-aways.


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