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.

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…

10:00 pm Christmas Eve Service

Join us as we celebration Christ’s nativity with festive music and Holy Communion. By candlelight, we hear again the story of Jesus’ birth. We sing and hear Christmas carols old and new. We welcome the Christ child’s presence among us in the Eucharist. People of all backgrounds are invited to fully participate in this service. Wherever you are…

4:30 pm Family Service

We welcome all to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord with festive music, storytelling, and Holy Communion. This service is especially designed for families with children. It will incorporate a great deal of interaction and participation. All ages are invited to come and celebrate with us!

Adult Bible Study

What do we have to learn from the early days of the Church? Beginning Tuesday, May 19, Pastor Cuttino will begin a four-week adult Bible study on the Book of Acts. Classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9. All adults are welcome.

Social Ministry Committee Meeting

After a brief hiatus, the Social Ministry Committee is back to work! Judy Suttenfield will chair the committee and invites all Good Shepherd members who are interested in outreach ministries to join her at a reorganization meeting.

Springfest Pancake Brunch

Come join us for an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch during Mount Holly’s Springfest. $5/plate, kids under-3 eat free. Proceeds will be given to the CRO. The Youtherans will also be on hand selling candy for the National Youth Gathering.