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Members Events


Sunday School is not just for kids! We have a teen groups as well as three groups for adults to choose from:

  • The Book of Acts (meeting in Prayer Room)

What the 21st century church can learn and be encouraged by from the 1st century church as it spread Christ’s Gospel throughout the known world. Facilitated by Bob Smith and others

  • The Book of Esther (meeting in the Music/Tech Room)

Have you ever felt that God put you in a place for a special reason at a special time? What did you do when you found yourself there? Did it take courage and character to follow God’s call? All this and more will be what we’ll discover as we look at and talk about the young woman who became Queen and went on to save her whole nation. Facilitated by Pastor and others

  • “The Parables: Understanding What Jesus Meant” (meeting in Andrew’s Room)

Join this group as they explore this topic through Gary Inrig’s book. Inrig reveals Jesus’ parables as “Windows into God’s very Heart and Mind.” The group will read and discuss how Inrig makes these timeless parables personal and real. (Books are $12 and will be available at the first class) Facilitated by Sandy Voigt


“A Beastly Christmas” is the title of our musical this year. We need lots of animals for the show, so if you are inclined to be “beastly,” come join us. We rehearse each Sunday from 12:30 to 2:00. Performances will be on Dec. 1 & 2. We need actors, readers, set helpers, back stage helpers and costume makers. Actors and readers should plan to be present for at least 8 out of the 10 rehearsals. Other helpers could work when available. Once again, we will share the Good News about Jesus while having a rollicking good time!


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!


 Believe it or not we are already looking ahead to our annual Christmas Bazaar and Café which will be held on Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st. There are pallets in the basement to receive your unwanted items for the rummage sale portion of the sale. If you have made any Christmas crafts that you would like to donate they would be appreciated as well. As always, there is a lot of work to be done to prepare for this event and items to be purchased for the café. Please watch for sign-up sheets on the Wittenberg Door.


Once again this year we’re pleased to invite you to join us for our Christmas Musical, “The Friendly Beasts.” Through song and dance we’ll share the joy of the Christmas musical through the eyes of the most lowly visitors there were at the manger.

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 5:30 PM or Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 11 AM for our shows. (There will be worship at 8 AM that day also.) It’s not too early to think and pray about whom you might invite to join you for the fun. This is a great kick-off for our Christmas holiday and we hope you’ll join us and bring your family and friends.


Come join the fun on Monday, Dec. 10 as we shop and pack the Christmas Food baskets! We’ll leave from church at 4 PM to pick up the items and have the food ready to be packed beginning at 6 PM. Then on Wednesday, Dec. 12 we will be distributing the baskets. Can you help? People can come to collect their baskets between 10 AM – 1 PM. We have a team for the morning session. Please sign up on the Wittenberg door on the sheet that has the shopping information at the top.

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!