Thursday, July 11, 2019

Update from Good Shepherd (July 11, 2019)


Divine Services are Sundays at 10:00 AM.

        Sunday School & Sunday's Adult Bible Class will be on hiatus throughout the summer.  They will resume on September 8.
        There will be no more Thursday evening services offered this summer.

The dates for our Family VBS are Monday-Wednesday (6:30 – 8:00 PM), July 29-31. 
Rather than limit the study of the Bible to our children (and guests), our VBS will include people of all ages.  There will be an adult study going on the same time as the children.
The topic of study and discussion for the adults will be The Canon of Scripture: Why These Books?  “Canon” refers to a stick or a standard (like a “cane”).  We confess the 66 canonical books to be the Holy Scriptures.  But why those books?  And why not others?  And what about the Apocrypha; why not them?  For three nights, we will consider how God gave us the Scriptures and why we regard only the 66 books in our Bible as the word of God.
We encourage you to invite friends to our VBS sessions—both children and adults.  Look for a registration form on our web page to indicate your participation.

Lola Park Evangelical Lutheran Church of Redford will be having a special service of thanksgiving for Rev. Gregory Gibbons who has served in the office of the ministry for 40 years.  Pastor Gibbons has also been serving at Lola Park for 25 years.  A special service will be held Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 PM with a dinner to follow.  To RSVP for the dinner, contact Lola Park at (313) 532-8655 or via email at  

        St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Ann Arbor, MI. (Northfield Twp.) est. 1869 - is planning on celebrating this milestone on Sunday September 15, 2019. There will be a 10:30 a.m. Worship Service followed by a catered meal at 12 Noon and an afternoon worship service at 2:30 p.m. All those who are planning on attending the meal are asked to RSVP by sending an e-mail to: before August 15, 2019. Anyone who does not have access to e-mail may call: (734)-761-1740. Please indicate how many are planning to attend the meal. To view a photo of the historic church building which was built in 1932 go to the website at:

In order to get ready for the children's portion of our VBS later this July, we will need to make sure that we have people in place for teachers, assistants, providers of snacks, promotion, and others to support our efforts.  We will meet after church Sunday July 14.  Even if you do not attend the meeting, please help promote both parts of our Family VBS for both adults and children.

The WELS is hosting a gathering for college-aged students and young adults on Saturday, August 10 in Columbus, Ohio.  As of this writing, only the dates is known.  More details will be published when they are released.

NOTES from Huron Valley Lutheran High School (HVL)
International Host Family Needed
We have 2 applications for international students that we need host families for.  Both are from China (a freshman and a senior).  Hosting a student is a rewarding experience and expenses are covered through a $7000 stipend to host families.  If you are interested in being a host family, please contact the school office.

Registration - If you have not yet registered for the 2019-2020 school year, please go to

HVL Summer Sports Camp - All students entering grades 5-8 are eligible for HVL Volleyball & Soccer Camps on Aug 12-15 (6-8pm).  Register on our website ( or call the school office (734) 525-0160.

HVL Financial Position - Thank you for your support and contributions throughout the year.  During the past school year, HVL received $270,000 in individual gifts. While this was a little short of our goal of $300,000, each dollar was a tremendous blessing and enabled us to not only meet our budget, but also chip away at the previous years’ deficits.  Our goal for the 2019-2020 school year is $300,000 in individual gifts. Gifts at this level will allow us to meet our budget and eliminate previous years’ deficits. To give, go to and click on “Support Us”, or mail your check to HVL, 33740 Cowan Rd., Westland, MI 48185. 

Regular office hours at Good Shepherd will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. While there may be some flexibility to this schedule, we will try to keep it as regular as possible. 

Look for Good Shepherd on Facebook.  Then “LIKE” us for updates and other postings.

God bless you.

In Christ,
Pastor Schroeder

DIVINE SERVICES -- Summer Schedule
     Sundays at 10:00 AM

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT BIBLE CLASS will resume September 8.



Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church
41415 W. Nine Mile Road
Novi, Michigan  48375-4306
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Divine Services -- Sundays at 10:00 AM

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