Newsletter from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School
God’s Encouraging Word …
when I am overwhelmed It's finally summer. Plans have been made for months. The kids are out of school. Vacations are right around the corner, but rest and relaxation are the farthest thing from my mind. Do you have any idea how much I need to accomplish? My list grows by the day no matter how many things I check off. I feel like I'm swimming. I wish I could give something away, but I can't. I'm the keeper. I am the keeper of the lost sock. I keep the orthodontist appointments not just in my calendar but in the back of my head. I try and keep everyone's emotions high. I keep the check book balanced. I know, I know "there's an app for that" on my phone, but it doesn't really matter because I am the keeper. Some days I don't just feel like I'm swimming. Some days I wonder if I can keep my head above water. Maybe you understand where I'm coming from. Are you a keeper too? The truth is what's crushing me the most is the guilt that I keep. The truth is for all of my efforts to keep everything straight, I can't. It's too much. I'm not the perfect parent. The demands at work during the summer don't stop. The demands at home only grow because the kids are home and we have places to go.
The most important place for keepers like us to go is to God's encouraging word. It is there that we find someone who keeps us. He is the almighty God who keeps us safe. Jesus is the Savior who forgives us our sin. He is the risen Lord who guarantees that every promise he makes for us is true. Therefore, I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8 This summer, I know that I don't need to keep everything, because God is at my side. I will not be shaken because he is the one who keeps me. True rest for my soul is found in the words, promises, and almighty arms of my loving God. You can find rest there too.
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Mary (Jake) Cline Cooper Schmidt Stacey Berdan Elaine Harrington Edison Zanow Dan Brandl Amanda Grant Jayme Brahmsteadt Daniel Rech Tom Thiele Dub Hanson Violet Powell Elise Irwin Bill Harrington Andy Bunt Elaine Zuege Paul Davis Steve Koniar Mike Weigel Brad Davis Faith Kanter Noah Kammueller Bill Atwood Jon Mittelsteadt Elmer Loechler
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Rev. Karl & Karen Kuenzel Walt & Haley Tuttle John & Terri Haase Justin & Renee Green Joe & Amanda Grant Conrad & Karen McGarry Mel & Sandy Garlie Marty & Kathy Rutz Dave & Chris Ryun Al & Julie Bunt Mike & Tricia Weigel Bruce & Linda Mohns Brad & Tambi Prey Ron & Fern Fregien Bill & Sue Atwood Kent & Carol Zastava Pete & Sue Danielsen
Rose Marie Adams
Cassie Ross (Kuwait)
The Family of George Cline
Tom Shepard Family (Mexico)
Peyton Dubbs (Connie Heise’ Marichal Family, on the loss Great Grandson) of Dede’s mom
Loren Tullberg Micheal Weigel Elaine Zuege Elton Zuege
Dr. Kevin Miller
Pastor Robert Hartman
Sarah Allerding’s Grandmother
Becky & Sam Piper (Guam)
Scott & Debbie Heiman Family
Dr. Shannon Straszewski Gloria Walters
What are you planning to wear on Friday, June 15th? Not planning that far in advance. Well, I would suggest that you wear BLUE. National Wear BLUE Day is celebrated the Friday of Men’s Health Week. Men’s Health Week has been observed annually in the United States since 1994. Wear BLUE was created by to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives. Men, women, and children should Wear BLUE. Why a special focus on men’s health? On the average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women. (Men’s Health Network) In 1920, women lived, on average one year longer than men. Now, men on average, die almost five years earlier than women (CDC) Women are 80 - 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men (CDC 2001). Compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, and make unhealthy or risky choices (medlineplus.gov). What is preventative care? Preventive care includes health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling that are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being. If you want a customized preventative check list go to https://www.cdc.gov/prevention/. You can enter your age and gender to generate a list. If you do not have access to the internet, ask me to generate a list for you. All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover preventive services without charging a copayment. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deducible. You can learn more about covered services at www.healthcare.gov or by contacting your insurance provider. What are some things your health care provider should complete annually regardless of age? Many examinations depend on age, but people of all age should expect to have the following checked: height & weight, blood pressure, body scanned for suspicious moles or skin lesions, heart and lungs with a stethoscope, abdomen & thyroid gland, ears, eyesight, and review of any chronic conditions. Other tests include cholesterol screening (one time in your twenties, and then at age 35), prostate screening starting at age 50, colonoscopy starting at age 50, and bone density starting at age 65. The frequency of these tests depend on age and risk factors. Blessings,
Kathy Lee, RN
“News from Your School” June 2018 Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 10611 Hwy 13 South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 PH: 715.325.3355 WEB: 1goodshepherd.org/school/ Email: [email protected]
By Pastor Ben Sadler Serving Jesus at Goodview Trinity Church in Minnesota
“What if everyone reading this post invited a friend to church next week? A thousand people might read this post. Do you think a thousand more people will be in a church next week?
Probably not. Well, what about 50%? If we all invited one person, would 500 more people be in church next week? Probably not.
If every single one of us invited one person to church next week, I bet only about 50 more people would be in church. Out of those 50, most of them probably already have a church. So, even if 1,000 of us invited one person, I bet about a handful of people who are not already Christians would show up in church. And those people, the ones who really need to be reached, would probably not understand what’s going on in the worship service and would most likely not come back the following week. (I know this sounds negative. Just stick with me. It gets better.) Let’s face it. Church culture is different than the wider culture. We say weird words like justification. We know weird names like Hezekiah and Mephibosheth. We sing strange songs to an invisible God. It’s weird. So even if your friend came to church, he or she probably wouldn’t get it.
So instead of inviting your friends to church, you bring church to them. That’s what Pentecost is all about. Speaking of weird things that Christians do . . . Pentecost must be at the top of the list. You know, that day 2,000 years ago when a ball of fire separated into little flames and rested on a group of Jesus’ followers. Then they spontaneously started speaking other languages. I’m not making this up. It’s in the Bible (Acts 2); read it for yourself. To be honest, I don’t think I understood this event until last week. So what’s up with the tongues of fire?
Well, in the Old Testament, God told Moses to build a tabernacle (a fancy church word for “tent of worship”). Then the Lord came down from heaven in a cloud of fire and rested on the tabernacle. Fast-forward 500 years and King Solomon upgraded the tabernacle by building a magnificent temple. Again, God showed up and rested on the temple in a cloud of fire. In both cases, the fire represented the presence of the Lord. Through the fire the Lord was saying, “This is where I dwell. If you want to know me, you need to come to my place of worship. You need to come to my temple. ” Jump ahead 900 years, 10 days after Jesus’ ascension. The apostles are gathered in a home and not the temple. The Lord descends again from heaven in fire, but this time he rests on God’s people.
Do you get it? Do you see what new thing God is teaching us at Pentecost? If someone wants to know God, they don’t need to go to a temple or even a church building. They need to meet with you. God’s fiery presence rests on the people of God. You are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:19 -22). God dwells in you and works through you wherever you go. When you meet with a friend over the backyard fence, at a coffee shop, or around your kitchen table, you bring Jesus into that person’s life. When they tell you their pain and loss, listen, empathize, and then take a bold step and pray with them. Does this mean you don’t need to go to church? Of course not. You need the worship service. It just might be the one hour a week you are surrounded by Christians. Worship energizes you as you realize you ’re not alone. Most important, it is in worship where you hear again: You are God ’s temple made holy through the blood of Jesus. Years ago every sermon seemed to end with a call to invite a friend to church. Well, the world has changed. Of course, we want as many people as possible to find a house of worship. But for most people, they just aren’t ready yet.
So don’t invite your friend to church . . . at least not yet. Go and be the church .”
Donna read this post and passed it along to me. I read it and thought you all would benefit from God’s message through Pastor Sadler also. Now that you have read it, with whom will you share this? When? Alive in Jesus! Pastor Tullberg
VERY EXCITING BIBLE SCHOOL
Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 2017 9:00 – 11:45 am (arrive between 8:45 and 8:55) Ages: 4 – 6th Grade Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church & School 10611 State Hwy 13 South Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 INTERESTED IN HELPING?
Here are some of the areas we can use help.
PUBLICITY: Help promote VBS in the community and at Good Shepherd REGISTRATION: Work on actual VBS mornings to sign-in children and track attendance SNACKS: Help plan menu, prepare food, & supervise kids in the kitchen GAMES: Select age appropriate games with assistance, run the games on days of VBS CRAFTS: Supervise and assist during craft time. Suggest craft ideas TEACHERS: Teach a Bible story – Assistance with lesson ideas is provided HELPERS: Lead a group of children throughout the activities of the morning. (7th grade and older) DECORATING: Make a “set” for a TV Cooking Show Sign up to volunteer at church. Contact Karen McGarrity or Kathy Lee with questions.
call 715-325-3355 for more information
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Pictures will be taken in the church fellowship hall on: Friday, June 1 (1-8 pm) Saturday, June 2 (10 am—5 pm) Monday, June 4 (1-8 pm) Tuesday, June 5 (1-8 pm)
Monday, June 25th 6:30 pm
Worship Service 9:00 am
TTNG Outreach 6:30 pm
Service / 24 Worship Communion 25
Worship Service 9:00 am
Board of Ed 6:30 pm
ONE ITEM VOTER’S MEETING
Worship Service/ Communion 9:00 am
Educator Donna Tullberg
Pastor Paul Tullberg
Info to [email protected]
Service 7:00 pm
Worship/ 28 Communion 29
Service 7:00 pm
Worship/ 21 Communion 22
Worship Service 7:00 pm
Worship / Communion Service 7:00 pm
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: 1goodshepherd.org
10611 Highway 13 South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
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