News

As We Gather


Our faces tell a lot about what’s going on inside. Some days we might be gloomy. But when we hear truly joyful news, it changes us from the inside, a smile adorns our face, and we join our friends in rejoicing. Isaiah prophesied abundant joy when the Messiah would come, which He did centuries ago. In our resultant joy, we can wait patiently for His return, James encourages in the Epistle: as “the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth.” Though our Lord will return as judge, Isaiah promises, “He will come and save you.” Now there’s great news to put a smile on your face



Children Sunday School



In Sunday School today, the children learn how each of us is like the lame beggar as we stand before God (Acts 3). Yet through the Means of Grace, God’s Word and Sacraments, God bestows on us what Christ accomplished on the cross:
forgiveness of sins. In your family discussions, talk about what it means to have the forgiveness of sins




Adult Sunday School Classes

Basic Christianity
Joe Staton Ed #5 (Restarts in January)

Faith Lessons
    
Tom Cox Fellowship

Missional Church
Pastor Ray Library

Pericopes
Ross Binkley Ed #4    

Genesis    
Family Life Minister Curtis     Youth Room


    

Other Classes on Other Days

Young Adults (Family Life Minister Curtis), Cafe; Sundays 4:30-5:45 PM

Lifetree Cafe (Hosted by: Family Life Minister Curtis, Ann Lienemann, and Jacob Schwartz), Cafe`; Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM

Pastor’s Wednesday Bible Study (Pastor Ray) Library; Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 AM

Confirmation (Family Life Minister Curtis), Youth Room; Thursday, Noon

Ladies Bible Study  (Mary Ann Day), Library; Thursdays 10:00-11:30 AM

LWML Bible Study (Karrell Staton), Fellowship Hall; 3rd Thursdays 7:00 PM


Post High School

Post High School - Young Adults (Family Life Minister Curtis)
A new study begins. We are reviewing the clash of faith in culture through current news articles. We are endeavoring not to stray into political party differences because our focus is on Christ.  Besides, salvation is by faith in Christ Jesus not in political affiliations. Participants are invited to bring an article they have seen for group discussion.

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study  (Mary Ann Day) The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture. Discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. This study offers a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament. 

Lifetree Cafe


The average married couple argues as much as 312 times per year. Why so much fighting, and could it actually help our relationships? Find out during “Conquering Conflict” next week at Lifetree Café.

POBLO Christmas Wishlist


· A vehicle for mission work

· Prepaid gas cards for missionaries’ work (Kroger, speedway, mobile etc.)

· Gift cards for refugee and new immigrant families (Walmart, Target, Meier etc.)

· Office supplies for POBLO main office

· Bibles in various languages

If you would like to help out, please bring items to the church office an dwe will send them a package.

Staff appreciation gifts:
If you would like to contribute toward a Christmas gift for the Staff of GSLC, please put your gift in the Staff Appreciation envelope provided in your bulletin. You may place your envelope in the offering plate or bring it to the office. Since we recently celebrated Ministerial Appreciation, Pastor Angerman and Family Life Minister Curtis will not be included in the allocation of these funds. Your donation will be reflected on your record of contributions. Thank you




Life Quotes



I would suggest that each of us, when we begin our Christmas preparations next year, spend a bit of time remembering those whose festival is not tinsel and toys, presents and packages. Let us ask the Lord to preserve the Savior’s followers who are hated and persecuted because our Lord of life is hated.” Pastor Ken Klaus, speaker emeritus of “The Lutheran Hour” - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org



Stewardship



Isaiah 35:4 - “Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.’ ” The return of our Lord at the Last Day is a cause of joy and anticipation for us believers. We know our Lord and His love, and we look forward to His Second Advent. Indeed, how we live our lives here and now flows from our certain hope of resurrection and eternal life



This Week at Church 15 Dec




SUNDAY 12/15
    Traditional Service with Communion    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
     Contemporary Service     10:45 AM
    Youth Jr.     12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group     4:30
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #8 (Lawson & Lienemann)    This Week
MONDAY
12/16
        
    LWML    7:00 PM
TUESDAY
12/17
    Lifetree Café    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
12/18
    Quilting    9:30 am
    Pastor’s Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Advent Dinner    5:30 PM
    AHG    6:00 PM
    Advent Service    6:30 PM
THURSDAY
12/19
    Ladies Bible Study    10:00 AM
    Confirmation    12:00 Noon
    Church Council    6:00 PM
FRIDAY
12/20
    Bulletin Team     9:00 AM
SATURDAY
12/21
    Praise Band    8:00 AM
    Choir    10:00
SUNDAY
12/22
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:00 AM
    Sunday School     9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service with Communion     10:45 AM
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #10 (Lepper & Schwartz)    Week of 12/15





This Week at Church 8 Dec



SUNDAY 11/24
    Traditional Service     8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:00 AM
    Sunday School    9:30 AM
     Contemporary Service with Communion    10:45 AM
    Voters’ Assembly     12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group     4:30
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #1 (Bittle & Hill)    This Week
MONDAY
11/25
        

TUESDAY
11/26
    Lifetree Café    7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
11/27
    Church Office Closed     
THURSDAY
11/28
    Thanksgiving - Church Office Closed    10:00 AM
FRIDAY
11/29
    Bulletin Team     9:00 AM
SATURDAY
11/30
    Praise Band    8:00 AM
SUNDAY
12/1
    Traditional Service with Communion    8:00 AM
    Coffee Fellowship    9:00 AM
    Sunday School     9:30 AM
    Contemporary Service     10:45 AM
    Voters’ Assembly    12:00 Noon
    Youth Jr.     12:00 Noon
    Young Adult Group    4:30 PM
    Sr. High School Youth    6:00 PM
    Lawn Team #2 (Chandler & Hagel)    Week of 12/1




Prayer Cards


PRAYER CARDS are located on the table as you enter the Sanctuary (under the iron shepherd). If you have a prayer request, please complete a card and place it in the PRAYER REQUEST box

Online Giving


SUPPORT Good Shepherd has several ways to help support our ministries:
•    Direct – Cash or check donation into the plate
•    Online – Donate on our website: www.shalimar.church
•    Text – Donate via Text to 883-886-1879 – Simply text an amount to the number and follow the prompts
•    GivePlus Mobile App – Download the “GivePlus Church” app to set up a one-time or recurring gift. Search Zip Code 32579 for our church.

Space Heaters Needed

Elder Services of Okaloosa County is in need of space heaters for our frail elderly and handicapped homebound. If you can help, please drop off safe and operable space heaters at Elder Services in Fort Walton Beach, 207 Hospital Dr. or call 850-833-9165 for more information. Donations in the Crestview area can be dropped off at our office at 198 South Wilson St



Welcome Snowbirds and Visitors

We are happy that you are here to worship with us this morning. Please join us for coffee in the Narthex after the service so that we have an opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have about our church

Angel Tree

is set up in the Narthex. We are supporting the same families from Kenwood Elementary that we did for Thanksgiving. Take an angel (or two) and put your name and phone number next to the angel number on the signup sheet. ALL GIFTS need to be returned, wrapped, and underneath the tree by Sunday, December 15 so we can distribute them to the families in time for Christmas. Contact Jean Grieve for more information: jean.grieve@yahoo.com, 850-240-4300



Poinsettias

Many thanks from the Life Team to all in the congregation who purchased poinsettias to benefit the Rhonda Coon Women’s Home in Fort Walton Beach. All poinsettias will be labeled with names and can be picked up after the last Christmas service



Parking

For all members, visitors, and Snowbirds) Our policy is that ALL signed handicapped parking spaces are there to be used by anyone with temporary or permanent physical limitations requiring them to need close access to our buildings:

Examples are expectant mothers, people using wheelchairs or walkers, and people with temporary movement limitations due to injuries or recent surgery. In short, since churches in Florida are exempt from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), our spaces are there for use by people who have limitations whether or not they have a handicapped decal or placard




Unplanned

If you missed the showing of the movie, UNPLANNED, or if you would like to see it again, stop by the church office and ask to borrow the DVD



Staff Appreciation Gifts

If you would like to contribute toward a Christmas gift for the Staff of GSLC, please put your gift in the Staff Appreciation envelope provided in your bulletin. You may place your envelope in the offering plate or bring it to the office. Since we recently celebrated Ministerial Appreciation, Pastor Angerman and Family Life Minister Curtis will not be included in the allocation of these funds. Your donation will be reflected on your record of contributions. Thank you



Lawn Care Teams


It is time again to recruit 2-Person Lawn Team members to help keep our Church grounds attractive and welcoming to visitors! We need to replace a long-time team which just retired from our lineup—and also to add several additional teams to lessen the burden on the present members. Please, offer to join us and help. Contact Darrell Bittle @ 218-8140 or any member of our Church Properties Board



Christmas Breakfast


CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST on December 22nd beginning at 9:15 through the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy food and fellowship, (maybe some trivia and other games) as we come together as part of our celebrations on the birth of our Savior




2019 Donations


Reminder that all donations to the church must be in by December 31