We will be providing donuts in-person after the Parking Lot service on the front lawn. Outside door A. Coffee will not be served, so if you desire coffee with your donut, please provide your own travel mug of your favorite java or other beverage of your choice. We are so ready to reconnect with each other in this safe, socially distant manner. Please join us!
Focus question: What does it mean to be witnesses today?
We are extending the Ralph Reeder Paper Drive through April
In light of the resounding success of our March Paper Product Drive for Ralph Reeder (and their continued need) we are extending the drive through April! Bring in a product you hadn't brought in yet or bring in more, our neighbors truly can use these items and Ralph Reeder cannot get reduced cost for purchasing them as they can for food items. You can drop off your donations at Shepherd Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (during office hours) outside door G and the staff will bring them inside. The Oltmans will continue to be deliver them from Shepherd to Ralph Reeder so a huge thank you to them for continuing to keep us connected to Ralph Reeder in this strange time.
Shepherd’s Spring Season of Service 2021
Sunday, April 25th through May 23rd we are inviting individuals, families, and self-organized groups to safely do acts of service throughout this month and share on social media or send in pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for worship on April 25th as kick off this great event. Here is the Spring Season of Service Flyer with many ideas and ways you can help out. Let’s fill our month with loving and serving our neighbor!
PARKING LOT WORSHIP IS MOVING TO 10:00AM
Join Pastor Brice on Monday, May 17, at 10:00-11:30am on the patio at the North Oaks Bruegger’s.
Grab a bagel and a cup of coffee and spend some time in conversation on their patio. Pastor Brice will be there at 10:00-11:30am. Won’t you join us?
Curbside Communion Pick Up
Today we are having TWO Communion-to-Go Pickups. 10:30-11:30am and 5-6pm
We are once again meeting in-person and online. We will be passing out the individually packaged communion on Sundays as you enter the building at Door A (the main doors). Please sign up if you would like to attend to the
in-person services here.
We are passing out Season of Service starter packs. We will also have them ready to go during office hours (9-4) if you miss out on coming today.
Come and pick up:
Preschool and School-Age Summer Care
Ages: 33 months-Elementary
Monday-Thursday June 7-August 19th
Contact Jilene for more information
Preschool Openings Available for 2021-2022 School Year
Ages: 33months-5 years
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-11:30am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30pm-3:00pm
School Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
Matching Funds update:
You’ve heard mentioned the past couple of weeks in worship and in the newsletter that we’re in the midst of a matching fund campaign. Our giving hasn’t been what it was projected and we saw some gaps appear, the same is true for our ministry partners. Last month many of us saw another round of stimulus funds appear in our accounts and we got to thinking about the good we could do with those funds. From the deep generosity of several of our Shepherd members we’ve received $12,500 in pledged funds that will be going to Holy Hammers of Habitat for Humanity and now we turn to you, the entire Shepherd community and are working toward raising the next $12,500. I am excited and elated to share that we’ve already raised nearly $2900 of that $12,500 that’s almost 25%! We’ve got a great start now have the opportunity to turn that start into momentum and reach our goal. I invite you to pray about this and dig deep and generously. To give to this campaign reach out to Pastor Brice and he can point you in the right direction.
Sign up for your COVID-19 Vaccine
Minnesotans 16 years of age and older who live in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and Anoka County
Minnesotans living in the zip codes above will be randomly selected from the vaccine connector for an appointment.
Lunch on the Lawn with Your Shepherd Staff Tuesdays 11:30 am - 1 pm after the morning Curbside Communion Pickups
Now that it is warmer, Lunch on the Lawn with Your Shepherd Staff resumed this morning. We will once again be having our Lunch on the Lawn each Tuesday after Communion-to-Go pickups. We will gather outside door A from 11:30am - 1pm. Feel free to bring a lunch and a blanket or chairs as we practice safe physical distancing in the sun.
Your Shepherd Staff,
Renee, Brice, Tashina, Joe, Jilene, Miranda, and Michelle