Children’s Ministry News


We have two special events that will take place in August. 

  • On August 11, we will have a blessing of the athletes, including coaches, team parents, parents and grandparents during the service...please wear your team’s uniform/jersey!  After the 10:00 service, in lieu of our welcome and coffee fellowship time, we will provide ball park food to enjoy as Bill Tierney joins us to speak on balancing sports and church.  Details are still being ironed out at the time of this writing. 

  • On August 18, we will have one service at 9:00 so that the entire congregation can come together for Visitation Sunday with Bishop Kym Lucas.  We WILL NOT offer Sunday school on August 18 so that all the kids can join the excitement as we welcome our new bishop as she visits Good Shepherd for the first time.  During the Peace, the kids will gather in the back of the Sanctuary to come together and present Bishop Kym with a special gift that the kids had a hand in creating! 

The kids will transition back to their school studies and we are so thankful to also soon move back to our space downstairs!   Once we can return to our space downstairs, the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class will enjoy a larger newly renovated room next to the current Godly Play class. 

Please keep in mind that Sunday school will meet every Sunday in August at 9:45, except for August 18th when all the kids will attend the entire 9:00 service to experience the first visit of our new bishop, Bishop Kym Lucas!  Then, on every other Sunday in August, at approximately 10:35, we process into the sanctuary so the kids can rejoin their family at the Peace, followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.

The combined Godly Play classroom (which currently meets in the chapel is for children aged 3 years through 2nd grade), will complete our summer Saint’s series:

  • August 4:    St. Francis of Assisi

  • August 11:  Mother Teresa 

  • August 18:  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL: One service at 9:00 for Visitation Sunday with Bishop Kym Lucas

  • August 25:  St. Nicholas

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class (which currently meets in the room across from the chapel), is using Living the Good News which is liturgically based, meaning it follows the church service liturgy.

  • August 4:  Rich in God’s Sight (Forget worldly prudence; seek the true riches found in Christ…Luke 12:13-21…Parable of the Rich Fool).

  • August 11:  Heritage of Faith (Fear not, people of God; Jesus calls you to enter God’s kingdom…Luke 12:32-40…Do not worry/Watchfulness).

  • August 18:  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL: One service at 9:00 for Visitation Sunday   with Bishop Kym Lucas

  • August 25:  Healing and Faith (Let us cast off complacency and renew our lives in the power of the gospel…Luke 13:10-17…A crippled woman healed on the Sabbath).

Have a wonderful transition back to school and we look forward to seeing all the children on Sunday mornings.