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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church September 2010

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									Good Shepherd Lutheran Church                              NON-PROFIT ORG
2456 Decatur Highway                                         U.S. Postage
Gardendale, AL 35071                                             PAID
                                                            Gardendale, AL
                                                             Permit No. 31
WORSHIP WITH US!
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
                                                         Address Service Requested
Wednesday Night Fellowship 5:30—6:15, Dinner
                                               Dated Material—Please deliver at once
                            6:30—7:30, Oasis




Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Making A Difference Today
                                                              A Publication of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church




         September 2010
 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                                                                    Volume 30, No. 4
                                                                                                               September 2010
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                            MISSION STATEMENT
  Good Shepherd is a Lutheran community that lives by grace,
        faith and the Word of God. Our mission is to:
             REACH out with the love of Christ,
         CONNECT members to the body of Christ,
       EQUIP believers to be followers of Christ, and
              SEND disciples out to serve Christ

               Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
            2456 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071
                  Rev. David Moerbe, Senior Pastor
                  Rev. Ed Brashier, Associate Pastor
                  www.gardendalegoodshepherd.org
                                               2010-11 Church Officers
    Ministry Coordinators
                                        President .................. ..Randy Dunlap
Prayer Chain ........ Susie Blackwell                                      647-0659
                            631-7864    Vice-President…...Jonathan Brogdon
                                                                          680-0991
Meal Ministry…...Georgia Murray         Treasurer……..….............Angy Bibb
                      631-4438                                             223-6018
                                        Financial Sec……………..Terri Ray
Altar Guild……. …...Ann Graham                                             631-6590
                     631-7964                2010—11 Board Directors
            Becky Gospodareck           Christian Ed…………..…Suzy Kraft
                     631-2332                                               631-5144
                                        Church Property…………Jim Parola
Cherub Choir……………..vacant                                                   285-9170
                                        Lay Ministry………..Brian McAlister
                                                                            427-9605
          Support Staff                 Fellowship…………....Doris Higgins
                                                                            631-9591/
Church Secretary……….Terri Ray                                            Susan Erwin
                   631-2585                                                  631-9846
                                        Outreach…………....Wendy Vickroy
Pianist……….Elizabeth McAlister                                             999-3055
                     240-0940           Special Events……..….Jessica Dixon
                                                                           608-2058
Praise Team ……....Miles Jackson         Stewardship…….…...David Crockett
                      631-4168                                             631-0885
                                        Worship……….…………..Pam Cato
Wed. Cook...….Jeremiah McMinn                                              674-8440
                      542-7108          Youth……………….….Trent Barron
                                                                            285-9412
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                             New President of
                                the LCMS
 Jokes that can be
                             Pastor Matt Harrison was
  told at Church...          elected the next president
                              of the Lutheran Church-
 (An old one, but a good           Missouri Synod.
          one.)                 Matt Harrison is the
                                executive director of
  Reverend Ole was the        World Relief and Human
pastor of the local Norwe-   Care and you can find his
  gian Lutheran Church,        Mercy Journeys here.
 and Pastor Sven was the
  minister of the Swedish      He told delegates "you
 Covenant Church across        have kept your perfect
   the road. I saw them      record of electing sinners
yesterday standing by the     as presidents of the Mis-
road, pounding a sign into    souri Synod. I guarantee
  the ground that reads:     you I will sin and fail. I will
                              fall short." Harrison said
 Da End iss Near! Turn         he forgives those who
 Yourself Aroundt Now!       have sinned against him,
  Before It‘s Too Late!‖     and asked forgiveness for
                             anything that I said or did
As a car sped past them,          that offended you.
the driver leaned out his    He asked for prayers, and
   window and yelled,        promised to be as straight
  ―Leave us alone, you          with you as I possibly
     religious nuts!‖        can, to the best of my ability, guided by the spirit of God. He
                                 said he would work as hard as I possibly can for unity
 From the curve we heard      around the clear and compelling Word of God and nothing
screeching tires and a big                                   else.
splash...Rev. Ole turns to
  Pastor Sven and asks,       Please join me as we pray for President Harrison to lead
―Do ya tink maybe da sign     and guide the LCMS and continue the wonderful work of
  should yust say ‗Bridge    outgoing president, Gerald Kieschnick. May we as a Synod
          Out‘?‖                            Make a Difference Together

                                                     Pastor Dave
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                                                                                                         The Crew in New Orleans
              September Birthdays
      1 ............................. Audrey Brogdon, Darlene Lockhart
      3 ...............................Ashley Crockett, Jonathan Warner
      4 ...................................................... Walter Zimmerman
      5 ........................................................ Vonnie Whisenant
      6 ......................................................Savannah Trammell
      7 ......................................................Becky Gospodareck
      8 ............................................................. Theresa Wright
      9 ................................... Bill Blackwell, Amanda Wright
      10 .......................................... Sam Causey, Susan Erwin
      12 ....................................................Elizabeth McAlister
      15 ......................................................... Brandie McCain
      16 ............................................................ Ethan Dawson
      18 ......................... Tonja Meadows, Annamaria Murray
      20 .................................................................. Angy Bibb
      22 ........... Connie Dahlke, Morgan Goolsby, Sam Smith                             Bobby Wossner, Chris Cato, Marie Guthrie, Meagan
      23 ..................................................................Beth Erwin   Long, Christa Long, Christina Brashier, Olivia Brashier,
      24 .......................... John Matthew Ford, Ronny Sorrelle                    Jonathan Warner, Christopher Warner, Justin Wilder,
      25 .......................................................... Emma Brogdon                     Dale Wilder, and Pastor Dave
      26 ............................................................ Marcia Nabors
      28 .... Susan Frederick, Zack Tubbs, Emily Zimmerman
      29 ................................ Nora Kate Evans, Fredia Owens


                       Wedding Anniversaries
    Sept. 5 .................... Clyde & Vonnie Whisenant (51 yrs)

    Sept. 8 ..............................Trent & Jessica Barron (3 yrs)

    Sept. 11 .......................... Alan & Brooke Dawson (6 yrs)

    Sept. 20 ...............................Bruce & Dale Gohn (35 yrs)
                                                                                         The New Orleans Superdome—Home to 25,000 crazy
                                                                                                       Lutheran Teenagers
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            Scenes from the 2010 National
            Youth Gathering in New Orleans




                                                    September 5 ................................... Clyde & Vonnie Whisenant
                                                    In honor of their 51st anniversary.

                                                    September 12 ......................................... Fred & Connie Dahlke
                                                    In honor of their 21st wedding anniversary.

                                                    September 19 ..................................................... JoAnn Johnson
                                                    In memory of Jordan Johnson’s birthday 9/16.
  Bobby and Chris and some strange looking animal
                                                    September 26 .....................................................Louise McCain
                                                    In memory of Bruce McCain.


                                                                    Baptismal Birthdays
                                                              Sept. 5 ......................................... Bill Blackwell
                                                              Sept. 7 .......................................Brantley Owens
                                                              Sept. 15 ........................................... Mike Erwin
                                                              Sept. 16 ...................................... Matthew Smith
                                                              Sept. 16 ........................................ Kaitlyn Smith
                                                              Sept. 16 .................................... Katherine Smith
                                                              Sept. 17 .........................................Allyson Reed
                                                              Sept. 19 ................................. Jonathan Brogdon
                                                              Sept. 25 ..................................... Amanda Mason
                                                              Sept. 30 ........................................... Thom Kraft



      Our hotel room overlooking Bourbon Street
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                                                       Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 (NIV) reads: “A man can do nothing better
   Gardendale Area Farmers Market                     than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I
                                                      see, is from the hand of God, for without Him, who can eat or find
This summer Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in          enjoyment?”
partnership with Alabama Growers Association will     St. Paul in writing to the Ephesians and Thessalonians said: “He
          be hosting a Farmers Market.                who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing
                                                      something useful with his own hands, that he may have some-
  Location:                                           thing to share with those in need.” (Ephesians 4:28 NIV). For
K-Mart Parking                                        even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man
     Lot                                              will not work, he shall not eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV).
                                                      God’s redeemed people understand that Christian stewardship is the
    Time:                                             free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the
2:00—6:00 p.m.                                        church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s pur-
                                                      poses. Giving money to support the work of the church and other
     Dates:                                           institutions, giving time to help with honest efforts, and using our
 Every Thursday                                       talents to bring glory to God and blessings to others are all impor-
through Sept. 20                                      tant parts of Christian stewardship. This truth is summed up beauti-
                                                      fully in these words from 2 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV): “So whether
As part of this community service and outreach we     you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of
are looking for volunteers who can help with set-up   God.”
(1:00 pm) or take-down (6:00 pm) on Thursday af-      This Labor Day and every day give thanks to God for the blessing
 ternoons. If you would like to volunteer and earn    of work. Giving thanks for honest labor is something that Christian
some free food along the way, then please contact     stewards can remember to do in their daily thoughts and prayers.
             Rich Dender, Jim Parola or               So, enjoy whatever you are doing to observe Labor Day, and then
                                                      continue your daily work with joy and enthusiasm.
                   Wendy Vickroy.

   Come support our local farmers!                             August 2010 Stewardship Report
                                                                           As of August 29, 2010:

                                                                  General Offering: $ 40,690.71
                                                                  Total Expenses: $ 37,863.43
                                                                  Difference: (+)$ 2,827.28
                                                               Weekly Budget Needs:     $4,192.30
                                                               Weekly Average Offering: $4,521.19
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                                                                            North Jefferson Women’s Center
                                                                                      Invites you to
                                                                                           Celebrate Life!
                                                                         Everyone is invited to this annual Fundraising Ban-
“The blessings of honest work”                                           quet on Thursday, September 30, 2010 beginning at
                                                                         6:00 p.m. at Gardendale Mt. Vernon Methodist
On Monday, September 6, Americans and Canadians will observe
“Labor Day,” a legal holiday set aside to honor labor. Work is of-       Church. Special Guest Speaker Henry Jernigan with
ten thought of as drudgery--something that you have to do to make        entertainment by George Weeks. The event will be
a living. So we sometimes call work toil, a chore, an obligation, or     catered by Jim ‗N Nick‘s and tickets will be $15
even a necessary evil. The New World Dictionary does not agree           each. For more information call the NJWC at 608-
with that, but holds work up as honorable and positive. Part of its      0100.
definition goes as follows: “work is physical or mental effort ex-
erted to do or make something and be involved in purposeful ac-
tivity.”                                                                                          Thrivent Builds Habitat
The Bible takes an even higher view of labor. Labor is actually a                                  Birmingham Reunion
gift from God meant to fill our hours and days with meaningful ac-
tivities that honor God, respect His creation, and provide blessings                               Reconnect with Habitat families and
for others and ourselves. It was God who put Adam in the Garden                                   fellow Lutherans from around the city
of Eden to work it and take care of it (Genesis 2:15). This work
was given to Adam before the fall into sin and thus was a blessing                                   Saturday, September 25, 2010
from God. It is true that after the fall into sin, work became weari-                                        4:00-6:30pm
some toil as the ground was cursed so that sinful human beings
would have to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brows
until their dying day (Genesis 3:17b-19). But, in spite of that curse,         Shades Valley Lutheran Church
labor or work remains a blessing from God.                                                     Fellowship Hall
Dr. Martin Luther (who wrote much on the subject of vocation) be-                                ―PotLuck‖
lieved that vocation was a calling, which encompassed the whole of
the life of the believer, and was NOT narrowly defined as a job,
                                                                                  bring a Vegetable, Salad or Dessert
trade, or even a religious vocation. Luther believed that the honest
work of a janitor, maid or housewife was just as important and               RSVP to Donna Crabb: 205-979-0549
pleasing to God as the work of a president, pastor, teacher, doctor,             Deadline: Sunday 9/12/10
scientist or any other vocation held in high esteem.                        Please let me know number of people and what you might bring
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            July 4th Cookout


                                                               2nd and 3rd
                                Brian Gore
                                and Adam                       Amy Brogdon
                                  Dixon
                                  grilling
                               burgers and
                                 hotdogs




                                                               Kindergarten
                                                               and 1st grade

                                                               Susan Erwin
 Get Out
  of the
 way Max




                                             Our little ones

                                               3’s to 5’s

                                              Dale Wilder
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                                                 The Battle of
                                                the Moms—
                   SR. High
                                                Whose Going
                   Rowdies
                                                  to Win?
                Bob and Judy
                                                 Jannine or
                  Wossner
                                                   Jane?




JR. High
 Ladies                         It’s Hunter
                                     and
 Steve                            Ronny’s
and Lisa                         turn to go
 Weiss                           at it. Let’s
                                  get it on!



                                                  Good Food
                                                 and Friends,
            4th and 5th grade                     Time to sit
                The Crew                           back and
                                                  watch the
             Laurie Dunlap                        kids bash
                                                  each other
                                                    into the
                                                    ground.

                                                 Good TIMES
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                               Join us mid-week for                          Bobby and
                                great food, fun and                           Jonathan
                                fellowship. Dinner                           having fun
                              begins at 5:30 followed                        in the sun
                                 by classes for all!

              The menu for September is:
Sept. 1     Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Peas, Carrots, Cole
            Slaw, Rolls, Banana Pudding.

Sept. 8     Meatloaf, Hash Brown Casserole, Broccoli,
            Salad, Cornbread, Fruit and Pound Cake.
Sept.15 Taco Salad, Fruit Tray, & Chocolate Pudding.           That is the
Sept. 22 Ham, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Rolls            way you go
         and Dump Cake.                                         down a
Sept. 29 Roast Beef, Fried Okra, Seven Layer Salad,            Water slide
         Rolls and Texas Sheet Cake.                           GSLC style
THE CASE FOR CHRIST – NEW EQUIP SERIES
  Each Wednesday Night you are invited to join Pastor
Dave as he leads an EQUIP series entitled the ―Case for
Christ‖. We will be looking at the most common objections
 people have against recognizing Jesus as ―The Christ‖.
This series will be the first of two Apologetic Courses that
   we will be offering this fall during Wednesday Night
                            EQUIP.

Our Wednesday Night Ministries exist to help us fulfill our
 calling to make disciples of all nations by teaching them
  everything Jesus has commanded. Dinner is provided
beginning at 5:30, $6 per adult and $3 per child to age 10,
 so that people can come straight from work or school to
            participate. Hope to see you there!
The Voice                                                                                            September 2010


       SCENES from RALLY DAY 2010
                    Sunday, August 15

                                                                              2010
                                 The little ones are
                                 taking a dip in the       October 9, 2010 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
                                    kiddie pool.                      Volunteers If you would like to help with
                                                                      Oktoberfest but aren‘t quite sure where you
                                                                      would be needed most you can contact
                                                                      Jessica Dixon at
                                                                      jessicalarose89@yahoo.com

                                                                      While Oktoberfest has always been a
                                                                      success it takes the help of the whole Good
                                                       Shepherd family. With God‘s blessing and the whole
                                                       church family OKTOBERFEST 2010 will be a success!.
 Dale Wilder is going
    into the water                                     Yard Sale – We are collecting items for the yard sale to be
                                                       held in conjunction with Oktoberfest. Please place all
                                                       donations in the Wardrobe room. Please note that we will
                                                       not be accepting donations of socks and/or underwear.

            I think the water slide was a big hit!     Canned Drinks – This year we are asking folks to donate
                                                       canned soft drinks to be sold at Oktoberfest. All drinks
                                                       should be left in the kitchen and clearly marked
                                                       ―Oktoberfest‖.

                                                       Vendor Booths – Booths will be available this year for a
                                                       charge of $35.00 for non-members and $25.00 for
                                                       members. Contact Jessica Dixon at 608-2058 if interested.
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            Church Pictorial Directory
Dear Members & Friends,

We need you to make our new family album complete.
Help us put faces with names. Our Directory Commit-
tee has chosen Lifetouch to help us connect our mem-
bers and tell our story.

Each family will receive a Complimentary 8x10 portrait
& directory for participating.
                                                          BROGDON HOME - They meet at Amy and Jonathan's House
                                                          at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month. Call Amy
                      Convenient                          and Jonathan at (680-0991) for directions. They are currently
Lifetouch sets up their photography studio at our loca-   leading a 10 week study called "Living With Confidence in a
tion. In your session you will:                           Chaotic World" by Dr. David Jeremiah.

   Check-in                                               Brashier Home – Will be studying the Wisdom of Proverbs on
   Be professionally photographed: No sitting Fees        the second & fourth Sunday of each month from 4-6 PM. Bring
   Immediately view your portraits                        your Bible…snacks optional, but appreciated by all. Call Pastor
   Have an opportunity to purchase additional portraits   Ed at 296-3714 for more info.

Your portraits will make excellent Christmas gifts for    Gabel-Causey—This group is taking some time off this sum-
parents and grandparents and are sure to become val-      mer but will resume in the fall. Please call Randy (631-0289)
ued family keepsakes.                                     or Sam (680-4914) for info, time, place, and date.

Photographers will be at Good                             College Small Group - A College-Age Discussion group led
Shepherd on Sept. 13—15 from                              by Pastor Dave will be meeting on Sunday evenings at 6 pm.
                                                          at the Ray home. For more info contact Pastor at 901-9574.
2:30—9:00 pm. (the 16th may be
available as we fill up). There is a                      Thursday Morning Bible Study - A Senior Adult Study group
sign up sheet on the table in the                         that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month for July and August.
narthex or you can call Terri in the
church office (631-6590) to sign                          Dender Home - Empty Nesters HOME group meets at the
up today!                                                 home of Rich & Jill Dender on the first and third Saturday of
                                                          each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information con-
                                                          tact Rich or Jill at 608-3285.
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            Sunday Morning Bible Study

―Discovering the Lutheran Faith‖ – Come join us as we
walk through the Basics Truths of the Lutheran Faith. Our
class meets in the Fellowship Hall. For more information
contact Pastor Dave at 631.6590
―Genesis‖— Join us as we dive into the first book of the
Bible. Led by the Board of Lay Ministry and Pastor Ed. We
meet in the Multipurpose/Choir Room.

―Luke‖ — Join Danny and Jane Goolsby as they lead a Bi-
ble study on the book of Luke. This class is for couples, sin-       The annual workday to prepare the church for
gles, and young adults. We meet in the Library.                             Oktoberfest is scheduled for :
                                                                            Saturday, September 18,
"YOU! God’s Brand New Idea" - Each person is a brand                         beginning at 9:00 am.
new idea from God. The challenge is to live to the full po-
tential of that idea!. Join the Women's Bible study class in
                                                                     The rain date for the outdoor chores is Oct. 2.
PASTOR DAVE'S OFFICE to learn more on this Bible study                  The following things need to be done:
by Max Lucado.
                                                                    Clean inside lower level windows
                                                                    Clean Fellowship Hall inside windows
                                                                    Clean inside upper level windows
                                                                    Replace florescent bulbs
                                                                    Clean kitchen cabinets and walls
                                                                    Clean outside lower level windows
                                                                    Clean lower level hallway walls
                                                                    Clean upper level hallway walls
                                                                    Clean outside grounds on Pastor‘s side
                                                                    Clean outside grounds on highway side
                                                                    Trim shrubs and bushes
                                                                    Clean gutters

                                                                 There is a sign up sheet available on the bulletin board
                                                                 in the narthex or call Jim Parola at 285-9170 to
                                                                 volunteer.
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 Scenes from 2010 High Seas Adventure
                                                      Go Christi
                          Brian and                   Go Christi
                            Sunni
                         getting the                  2, 4, 6, 8,
                          job done!



                                         The kids
                                         learning
 The kids are                           about Jesus
   raising the
     roof and
      singing



                        Pastor Dave
                        getting his
                        grove on for
                            VBS

								
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