Celebrating our Graduates on May 21

 

Congratulations to Good Shepherd’s high school graduates,

Paige Lee Bolding, daughter of Cheryl and David Bolding and granddaughter of Delores Poteat, graduates from Stuart Cramer High School on Saturday, June 10. Paige plans to attend Gaston College for two years in the Fine Arts program. Following her graduation from Gaston College, Paige plans to transfer into another college to continue her studies.

Cassidy Grace Concannon graduates June 10 from Stuart Cramer High School. Cassidy is graduating with honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. She will continue her education by attending East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Cassidy is the daughter of Scott and Jan Concannon.

Zachary Frazier “Zack” Merritt is also graduating June 10 from Stuart Cramer High School. Zack is graduating with honors and was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He plans to attend Appalachian State University in Boone to major in English with a concentration in Film Studies. Zack is the son of Laura and Bill Merritt and the grandson of Interim Pastor Cyrus Frazier.

Caroline Margaret Philbeck, daughter of Kelly and Susan Philbeck, graduates June 10 from Highland School of Technology. Graduating with honors, Caroline is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and the Beta Club. She served as an officer in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club and completed the Career and Technical Education pathway for Business and Legal Studies. Caroline also plans to attend Eastern Carolina University of Greenville, N.C. to major in Political Science. She hopes to achieve a post-graduate degree and become a lawyer.

Your Good Shepherd family congratulates each of you upon this graduation milestone in your lives. May God’s blessing rest upon you and love light your path. May that path be filled with adventures and discovery. May you live, love and give your best to the glory of God.

Weekend Backpack Food Team swings into action

Good Shepherd participates in the Weekend Backpack Food Program providing nutritious food for 13 children in our community who hunger without school meals. The December Weekend Backpack Food Program pickup and sorting is Wednesday, December 13. The team is asked to report to the church around 9:15 a.m. Any member who would like to help…

Angel Tree Gifts Are Due!

Good Shepherd cares about our community and those in need. All of the angels on our Angel Tree were adopted. Angels were supplied by the Mt. Holly CRO and Lutheran Services for the Carolinas Foster Care Program. Angels are due next week. If your angel has “CRO” on the bottom of the angel, those gifts…

Youth offer babysitting and gift-wrapping services

Friday, December 8 is the date; 5 – 9 p.m. is the time. Good Shepherd’s Youth are offering their services for parents to have a night out. Children from infants to age 10 are welcome. They also invite the congregation and their friends to drop off gifts for wrapping during these hours too.  This effort…

Thanksgiving In A Bag

Reformation is over. Now it’s time to turn our thoughts to Thanksgiving. As is Good Shepherd’s custom, we are filling bags with a Thanksgiving meal to be donated to the CRO. Bags will be available beginning Sunday. Each bag has a list of suggestions for items to include. Attached to each bag is an envelope…

All Saints Sunday Worship

November 5 is All Saints Sunday, a day set aside to remember those who have ascended to the Church Triumphant. Please bring pictures of your deceased loved ones to place on the sanctuary windowsills so we may be surrounded by the “great cloud of witnesses.” This year Good Shepherd will remember three of our saints…

500th Anniversary of Reformation

As we observe this important anniversary of our religious heritage, we will have only one worship service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday school will not be held on this day. Join us for the festival worship and stay for the luncheon honoring the 100th birthday of our oldest member.

Luther–The Movie

Mark Sunday, October 22 at 5 p.m. on your calendars for Luther—The Movie! We will enjoy popcorn, snacks, etc. while we view a most entertaining and engaging movie about Luther and the Reformation. This is an expansion on what we learned in the Steves’ documentary. Fun activities will be offered for young children who are…

ELCA National Youth Gathering Interest Meeting

Andrew and Susan Matznick are getting our Youth Group organized for the fall . The first priority is to begin talking about the ELCA National Youth Gathering which happens in June 2018 in Houston, Texas. Susan and Andrew invite all current eighth through twelfth graders and their parents to an informational meeting about the Gathering…

Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation

Celebrating the Reformation anniversary in grand style. Join us October 8 at 5:00 PM for a catered Italian (yum) supper then we will view the Rick Steves’ DVD of Luther and the Reformation. Many of you will recognize Rick Steves who does an excellent travelogue show on PBS. Lucky for us – Rick Steves is a…