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Members Events


Come out for an evening of fun, fellowship and exciting plays. The team loves to have people play or cheer for them. They are always glad to have ladies join them. Check the schedule or the calendar above for location. Game begins at 6:30 PM. Contact Ron Baley, if you’d like more information. They play each Tuesday evening at various locations.



Good Shepherd is active with a wide range of “teams” that carry out the mission of our church – “Sharing Christ, Changing Lives!” Each team focuses on an aspect of ministry or mission. Each month, there will be a slide on the monitor, highlighting one team - what it does and how YOU can be a valued part! So watch for the various teams as they are showcased. You can also check out Page 15 of this bulletin, where every team is listed, and who to contact if YOU would like to join! ALL TEAMS NEED PLAYERS TO WIN! Consider joining one!


Come join us for our Vacation Bible School, this summer! This year’s theme is "Rolling River Rampage: Experience the ride of a lifetime with God!"  It’s a fun-filled week beginning on Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17; it runs from 9 – 11:30 AM each day. Come as often as you can.

This is a great way to add learning about Jesus to your summer activities: Stories, crafts, music, friends, fun and snack are the order of each day. There are groups for children from 3 years old through 6th grade. Please join us and feel free to invite your friends. It’s always a fun and exciting time. Want to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers if you are interested let Pastor know

If you need a registration form for yourself, or some friends, please see Pastor today. If you’d like to help, note that on your Registration form and we’ll get back to you. If you would like a sneak peak at the program or would like to register online you may go to:


Do you have an interest in serving at worship in the ministry of communion assistant or altar care? Kathy Chapman and Cindy Hemingway will be leading a training session on August 26 for these two ministries. If you have any questions you may contact Cindy at or Kathy at You would be scheduled to serve once a month or less, depending on how many people have volunteered to serve in that ministry. Serving is a blessing to you and those at worship. Please prayerfully consider if these ministries might be right for you.

Community Events


We were able to buy all the plastic boxes we need for our church packing project! Thank you for your support. Watch the kiosk for the weekly goal of a particular item to go into these boxes. If you would like to purchase a plastic box for the OCC boxes you are packing at home you may sign up on the Wittenberg Door. The cost of each box is $2. If you are packing boxes at home and wondering about age categories, OCC groups children by gender 2 - 4, 5 – 9, 10 – 14. You may wish to keep this in mind when packing your boxes. Happy packing!


If you have attended an Inside Good Shepherd group and your book, “I am a Church Member,” is sitting on your shelf, gathering dust, would you please return it to Pastor Don and he’ll recycle it to another person. Thanks. It makes us better stewards by recycling.


The New York State Fair Booth ministry distributes New Testaments, Scripture Activity Books for Children, Preschool Activity Books, “What Lutherans Believe”, Listing of Central NY Churches, and other religious items. This year, the New York State Fair in Syracuse begins Wednesday, August 22nd and ends Labor Day, September 3rd. The fair is open 10am to 10pm. If you would like to help staff the booth (especially in the evening) please contact Fred Neebe 725 Lee Circle G29 Johnson City, NY 13790 Phone: 607-203-1970



On Thursday, August 23rd, Quail Summit, 5102 Parrish St. Ext will hold a “drive in & drive home” chicken BBQ. The cost is $10 and all proceeds from this event will support the Alzheimer’s Association.


The Ontario County Office for the Aging is distributing Senior Farmers Market Coupon booklets provided by the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program; each booklet contains five $4 coupons for a total value of $20. Only one check booklet may be issued per eligible person. Coupons valid through Nov. 30 at participating Farmers Markets. Guidelines and distribution sites for coupons are posted on the community bulletin board.



Living Well Companion Care, a service of Jewish Senior Life is expanding into Canandaigua and seeking companions, housekeepers and handymen. Part-time flexible schedules, weekend availability a plus. Must have a clean, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Their HR Department will do a background check, DMV check and drug screening prior to a job offer. If you are interested in applying please visit their website: Click on Careers and look for Companion Care. For more information you may also call the office Mon. – Fri., 8:30AM – 5 PM, (585)248-5021.


Canandaigua Evening Class - Thurs. evenings, 7 – 8:30 PM

This class has groups for men, women and couples.

  • Christian Leadership (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus) – 12 week study emphasizing the essentials necessary for a church to be united and grounded in God’s truth.
  • Galatians – 6 weeks study discussing Christian liberty
  • Christian Living (Philemon; 1, 2 & 3 John; Jude) -12 week study containing practical guidance for living the Christ-centered life.

Registration is required. Contact Cathy Thomas at (315) 945-8565 or

Finger Lakes Day Class – Wed. mornings, 9:15 – 11:15 AM

  • The day class will be following the same studies as above. This group is a women’s class open to women of all levels of Bible knowledge. There is also an excellent program available for children from infants through teens.

Registration is required. Contact Deb Houston at

*All sessions are held at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd



What could be better than a fall weekend in the Poconos which is designed to enrich and revitalize your marriage? Don't pass up your chance to attend the number-one-rated marriage enrichment program presented by Lutheran Marriage Encounter at the beautiful, hotel-style Spruce Lake Retreat in Canadensis, PA. The dates are September 14-16, 2018. To avoid being on a waiting list, register NOW! Two nights lodging, 5 meals for each of you, and all supplies are included with your $100 per couple registration fee, plus toward the end of the weekend you will be given an opportunity to make a confidential contribution of whatever amount you wish to help cover expenses and towards the continuation of the program. Simply go to: and pay the $100/couple registration fee with your credit card, or mark the option to mail a check. For questions, or if you would like a brochure mailed to you, contact Northeast US Directors of Lutheran Marriage Encounter, Fred & Julie Schamber, at 724-325-3166 or