Thursday, September 3, 2020

Update from Good Shepherd (September 3, 2020)


      For information on what you can expect when you come to church and what will be expected of you, see this link.
        Services will still be broadcast on Facebook Live, Sundays at 10:00 AM, and uploaded to YouTube.   Share our services and invite friends to tune in.

         Services are posted on YouTube, usually in a few hours after the service.  When you go to YouTube, do a search for "Good Shepherd Novi" and they should pop up.  The service from August 30 is here: Feel free to share the videos.
         Bulletins for services can be downloaded from here (scroll down): 

Our final sermon of the summer series on the Ten Commandments will be this Sunday.  For the schedule, see this link.

It will not be long before we are getting our fall schedule underway.  As much as possible, we will try to do everything in person.  We will continue to assess as we go if we need to adjust our plans.  You will be informed accordingly if anything changes.
>>>  Bible Matters, a discussion group, will begin on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM.  More information on Bible Matters can be found here.
>>>  Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 13 at 8:45 AM.
>>>  Adult Bible Class will begin on Sunday, September 13 at 8:45 AM.  We will be going through the epistles of St. John.  The schedule can be found here.
>>>  Catechism Class will begin after Labor Day weekend.  Date and time still TBD as of this writing.
>>>  Bible Information Class will begin on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM.  The schedule can be found here.
>>>  Divine Services will continue at 10:00 AM on Sundays.  In the event that we have a larger group attending on Sundays, we may add a service in order to serve as many as possible and still maintain social distancing. 

        Online Worship:  Besides Facebook Live and YouTube, you can find the pastor's sermons archived on this blog.  You can use the search bar to find a particular date, day of the Church Year, or Scripture reference.
        Pastor Schroeder will be available for private devotions, Holy Absolution, and Holy Communion to members in small groups or to individuals.  You may call to set up an appointment at any time.  Visits by appointment can be done either at church or at your home.
        If you want to ask for intercessions for loved ones, we will certainly remember them in our prayers, too.  If your loved one has no pastor, ask if they would like Pastor Schroeder to visit them.  

Private Communion is available by appointment at any time.
To limit the risk of contracting COVID-19 as much as possible, please review the protocol we will follow when you come in.  You can see it here.

While we may not be meeting for worship, we do have financial obligations to meet.  You may either mail your offering into Good Shepherd, or you can set up your offering to be transferred electronically from your bank.  If you are interested in the automatic transfer of funds for your offering, please contact the church at (248) 349-0565 or

The next scheduled Bible Information Class (BIC) will begin on Monday, September 21.  Classes will be 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
This notice is given so that our members can consider whom they may invite to BIC.  This class is for people who have questions about the Bible.  There is no further obligation beyond that.  If, on the other hand, you are convinced that we are teaching God's word correctly and faithfully, you are most welcome to become a member.  There is no cost for the class.  All materials are provided.
Call (248-349-0565) or e-mail ( to register for this class.  The format may be in person (depending upon the comfort level of the participants) or over Zoom.  The pastor will confirm the format with any interested parties.

After Labor Day weekend, office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – Noon.  The pastor will be in his office unless a meeting has been scheduled elsewhere (consult the weekly schedule).  He may be in his office at other times throughout the day as well.  Pastor Schroeder is also available by appointment.  Call or text (248-719-5218).  You may also email (, but the response may be slower.

Look for Good Shepherd on Facebook.  Then “LIKE” us for updates and other postings.  Be sure to share posts with friends.

We desire as many as possible to rejoice in the Gospel which we proclaim and confess.  Share the information from our weekly email blast, links to our web page, and even to the pastor's blog to let others know that we have a space in our congregation for them!

In Christ,
Pastor Schroeder
DIVINE SERVICES -- Sundays at 10:00 AM  (We also stream on Facebook Live )
SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT BIBLE CLASS begin on Sunday, September 13 at 8:45 AM.
BIBLE MATTERS, a discussion group, begins Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM.


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