GSCC "Mini" Update - October 7, 2020
From the Lead Pastor:

          A Prayer for Our Nation

          And then all that has divided us will merge
          And then compassion will be wedded to power
          And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
          And then both men and women will be gentle
          And then both women and men will be strong
          And then no person will be subject to another's will
          And then all will be rich and free and varied
          And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
          And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance
          And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
          And then all will nourish the young
          And then all will cherish life's creatures
          And then all will live in harmony with each other and the Earth
          And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.

          -Judy Chicago

Pastor Nina is under the weather with symptoms of the common cold. To keep everyone safe she will be quarantining. Due to this, there are a few changes we have to make to the schedule this week:
  • The in-person Meet & Greet with Pastor Nina scheduled for this Thursday, October 8, will change to the GoToMeeting format. The time will still be 6 pm. Please use the following information to join:
          From your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

          You can also dial in using your phone:
          Call (toll-free) 1-866-899-4679, when prompted, dial
          access code: 668-689-701
  • The Prayer Gathering service scheduled for this Sunday, October 11, is cancelled


Due to the rain this past Sunday, the youth bonfire has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, October 11, at 6:30 pm in the churchyard. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Palagyi, Sophia Belli, or Jeremy Guffin.


Join us for the next Coffee Table Conversation on Monday, October 12 at 7:30 pm via GoToMeeting. The discussion will be over chapter 10 through the rest of the book. The book we are discussing is Pre-Post-Racial America by Sandhya Rani Jha.

 To join:
From your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone:
United States (Toll Free):
 1 866 899 4679
Access Code: 628-224-741

Annually at Good Shepherd we remember our loved ones that are no longer with us physically but remain in our hearts. Normally we would have you bring a picture of your loved one(s) to the church and light candles in memory of them. This year we wish to celebrate their lives by having you submit a photo of a picture of your loved one with a lit candle next to it. Those with smartphones can even submit the photo with the "live" feature that shows a quick flicker of flame. These can be sent to the church office by email or postal mail by Tuesday, October 20. If you would prefer to text your photo please text Pastor Jill.

If you would like to volunteer your time with the Welcome Table Ministry, there are multiple opportunities to do this. Below are the links to the sign-up forms.

Food on the Move - Pinewood Gardens -
Thursdays in October

October 18th Community Meal

 If you would like any clarification or additional information please email the Welcome Table Food Ministry.

Calendar for the week of October 7 - October 14, 2020:

Thursday, Oct 8

6:00 pm - Meet & Greet with Pastor Nina via GTM

Sunday, Oct 11

10 am - Worship online

11 am - Meet & Greet with Pastor Nina via GTM

CANCELLED - Prayer Gathering Service 

6:30 pm - Youth bonfire

Monday, Oct 12

7:30 pm - Coffee Table Conversation via GTM
Please use the following information to join: 
From your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone:
United States (Toll Free):
 1 866 899 4679
Access Code: 628-224-741

Wednesday, Oct 14

9:30 am - Prayer Group with Pastor Jill via GTM

10 am - Bible study via GTM

*GTM is an acronym for GoToMeeting*

Unless otherwise specified please use the following information to join us in GoToMeeting:

To join us from your computer, tablet, or smartphone please click here or go to 

If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you may also dial-in using your phone.  To join us using this method please call this toll-free number 1-866-899-4679, and when prompted, dial this access code: 668-689-701.

New to GoToMeeting?  Get the app: Click here: GoToMeeting or visit

Birthdays and Anniversaries for this week:

Kaleena Hensley - Oct 8
Stephanie Sipos - Oct 9
Diana Beck - Oct 10
Donna Beck - Oct 10

Vern & Janet Rudder - Oct 14

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