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 Prayer at Thompson Hospital

On the first Monday of every month, we meet in the chapel at Thompson Hospital to pray for those who are in the hospital as patients, physicians, nurses, and other care givers and those who visit loved ones. Please mark this on your calendar and plan to join us.


So what’s all the fuss about The Reformation? It happened a long time ago! This fall, our growth groups will look at what was happening in the world that led to one of the most significant events in history. “A Man Named Martin” is a DVD study about the religious, cultural, and political conditions of the time and how God worked through Martin Luther to direct the growth of His Church. Please sign up on your connection card.

Group A: Meets on alternating Mondays at 9:30 AM in the Teen Room. Start date to be determined.

**The every other Monday Group will be taking a break from Revelation and doing the Martin Luther study in the fall.

Group B: Led by Kathey Drennan will be held on alternating Sundays evenings beginning Sept. 24 at 287 Silver Creek Circle, Clifton Springs.

Group C: Led by Roxann Muller will be held Oct 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20 at 7 PM. This group will meet at 84 Arlington Park, Canandaigua NY

Group D: Led by Pastor Don will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM beginning 9/27. This group will meet at church. Meeting schedule will be determined by the group.


We hope you can join us in presenting a reenactment of the original Christmas Eve. On December 16th & 17th, the local church community will come together to portray the marketplace in Bethlehem, an Inn where there was no room for Mary and Joseph, and stable that was the birthplace of Our Savior. The purpose is to illustrate that in the midst of our busy world, finding Jesus will always bring God's peace. The First United Methodist Church of Canandaigua, 100 Main St., will be hosting this project as a drive through experience in their parking lot. They welcome participation from other church communities.

There are many ways in which we can use your help: building the set, sewing costumes, baking cookies, preparing food for the actors, setting up and tearing down, publicity, lighting/sound, costume care and storage, performing as townspeople, fund raising and monetary contributions.

Please consider joining in our efforts to bring the message of joy and peace of Christmas to our fellow citizens of Canandaigua. If interested, please contact Cheryl Drake at or Maggie Wiegand—394-3218 or We will begin working on the project in August.



In conjunction with our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation there will ban informal discussion of the book Martin Luther: a Life, by Martin Marty. There will be two opportunities to meet here at Good Shepherd to discuss the book; Sept. 14 at 10 AM and Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM. The book is published by Penguin books and is available from Amazon for $9.94 in paperback or $11.99 in the Kindle version. If you are interested in participating in either of the groups (same discussion, just different times), let Jackie Wittschen know at


This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and some great plans are underway for the fall! We will be doing the drama “The Trial of Martin Luther.” This will give us insight into the amazing ways God worked through this simple monk to grow His church.

Our plan is to do the play during worship on the second & third weekends in October. This will be part of our Reformation Celebration. We’re also planning on showing the Martin Luther Movie on Friday, Nov. 10, (time to be determined), as a celebration of Martin’s birthday. There are a number of other plans in the works. We’d love to have your help. Help us celebrate by stepping back in history to the beginning of our denomination.

Prayer Request Mailboxes

Have you noticed the mailboxes by the front and back doors?  They are for prayer requests from the community...including the groups that use Good Shepherd, visitors or people passing by.  Anyone can anonymously fill out a request form and it will be sent out with the weekly connection card prayers.  If you have any questions ask any Prayer Team Member:   Christa Schneider, Amanda Reding, Cindy Hemingway, Jacki Scheib, Jane Zagata, Sandy Voigt, Pastor & Roxann Muller, Mary Allhusen, Kathey Drennan & Kathy Chapman.

Community Events



The Teen CBS crew is gearing up for another year of fun and learning. The group will be studying the book of Acts. Students between the ages of 12 – 30 are welcome. The group meets from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. There is a $40 registration fee. If there is any difficulty in paying this, please don’t allow that to deter you from coming. If you have any questions or are interested in registering or helping please contact: Laura Ouimette, Coordinator:


When Oct. 7, 2017

Where Grace Lutheran Church, 736 Cayuga Dr., Niagara Falls, NY

What Certified training for disaster assistance

Cost $20 for the one day, six hour course

Contact John Prochaska – 315-457-1632 or


Once again Thrivent Financial will be hosting an Evening of Play at The Strong National Museum of Play. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 6 – 8:30 PM. All attendees are encouraged to bring along a donation of blue jeans. The collected jeans will be recycled into insulation for use in Habitat for Humanity homes so old jeans are perfectly acceptable! Sign-ups are being handled by Thrivent. Please RSVP by Oct. 4 by calling Jennifer Coan-Mahmood at 203-530-5734 or e-mailing her at The event is FREE to everyone who attends but there will be a FREE WILL OFFERING TO BENEFIT local food cupboards in the Rochester area.


Have you ever considered a trip to the Ark Encounters and Creation Museum in Kentucky? A group from Faith Lutheran Church, Penfield will be making the trip in October. Lyle Heggemeier, their Director of Christian Education, is going to be leading a Bible study while en route, focused on both the Creation & Noah’s story. To view the sign please go to The cost of the trip is $391 pp/dbl, seniors over 60 $375. The deposit of $100 is needed by August 20th (extended date) with the balance due August 27. We have an itinerary and registration form in the office if you are interested. There are only 14 spots left so if you are interested please register soon.