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Why become a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd?

So you have visited us a couple of times and like what you have seen. You have checked out our web site and think that we might be okay. Why would you want to join The Church of the Good Shepherd? You can worship here and even take Holy Communion without becoming a member. You can participate in most of what goes on here without joining. So why join? Are there any perks? A better parking place? A seat of my own in the sanctuary?

The most important part of church membership has little to do with such "benefits". The most important part of membership is the commitment you make to the people of The Church of the Good Shepherd. Members make the commitment to be there for each other. Members make the commitment to help each other grow in their love for God and for God's world. Members give of themselves for each other and for the wider work of the church in the world much as Christ gave himself for us.

In our society we tend not to make commitments easily, but in the Church faith we believe we mature spiritually only as we make commitments. This is the most important reason for joining a church.

How can I become a member?

If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.

If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take membership vows.

If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Lutheran, etc.), then you can transfer your membership from that church to our church.

If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you can make a profession of faith and be received as a member.

Please feel free to contact our pastor about becoming a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd. He will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take.
April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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2 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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3 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

DCOM
Location: Room 11
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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4 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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5 Painting Party
Time: 8:30am

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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6 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Eagle Ceremony
Location: Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Time: 1:00pm -4:00pm
Garrett Stewart is the Scout being honored. Reserv ...

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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7 Church Council
Location: The Gallery
Time: 7:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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8 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Pack 13 Monthly Meeting
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
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Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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9 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Saints Alive!
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 12:00pm

SOUP, SONG & STORY
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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10 Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Parent Support Group
Location: Room 10
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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11 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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12 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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13 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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14 Girl Scout Trp 5714
Location: Junior High Room 9
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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15 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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16 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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17 HOLY THURSDAY

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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18 GOOD FRIDAY

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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19 AA
Time: 2:00pm

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20 EASTER SUNDAY

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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21 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Trustee's Meeting
Location: Adult 2
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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22 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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23 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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24 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

Awakening Study
Location: Adult Room #2
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Preschool
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Hot Meals
Location: Kitchen
Time: 2:00pm -5:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke or Laurie Juliana.

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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25 Church Rummage Sale Collection
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 9:00am -5:00pm
Collection begins on Monday after Easter.  Bu ...

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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26 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Outreach Rummage Sale
Location: Fellowship Hall & Room 1
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm

AA
Time: 2:00pm

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27 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Location: Education Building
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

Confirmation
Time: 4:00pm

Youth Group
Time: 5:30pm

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28 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

Worship Team
Location: Information Center
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke.

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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29 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Traveling the New Testament
Time: 7:00pm

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30 BS Collection Begins (Rummage Sale)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Rummage Sale Collection for Boy Scouts on the Satu ...

Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

Bell Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:15pm

Chancel Choir Practice
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 7:30pm

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