40 Days for Life Kick Off Rally: The 40 Days for Life Kick Off Rally will take place on Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Grand Avenue Christian Church (1305 East Grand Avenue, Carbondale).  There will be several speakers, including Pastor Surburg, and the movie “Unplanned” will be shown.

40 Days for Life: Good Shepherd will be taking part in the first 40 Days for Life campaign in response to the abortion facility that is coming to Carbondale on Thursday, Sept. 29.  We need two people at the 600 N. Giant City abortion facility site in prayer during the time 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (groups of more than two are certainly welcome as well). 40 Days for Life provides appropriate signs to hold during this time.  The time can be split up in whatever manner works best for the congregation, as long as we have at least two people present.   This is both a peaceful time of intercession through Christ to our heavenly Father, and also a continuing public witness against abortion. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the nave. For more information, contact Pastor. 

Choir: Adult choir will resume on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30.  All adults, including high school age students are welcome to join the choir.  It is not necessary to be able to read notes.  We are especially in need of sopranos and altos. 

Youth bonfire/cookout: The bonfire/cookout for Jr. High, High School youth and their families will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:00-7:00 p.m. [please note that this is a change from the original Oct. 23 date].  Youth are asked to bring a two liter of pop or chips to share.  For more information, contact pastor.

Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch: Good Shepherd will have its annual outing at Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.  Hot dogs and chili will be provided.  Members are asked to bring chips or a dessert to share.  The hayride is included in the event.  Members will need to pay to take part in other activities (corn maze, etc.).

Substitute Sunday School teachers needed: We have a need for members who are willing to serve as substitute Sunday school teachers. 

Bible study: The current Bible study looks at Confession and Absolution, and specifically its practice in a private setting.  It considers the biblical foundation for this practice, and why it is a blessing for both pastors and lay people. The new Bible study will begin 

Wednesday Bible study: The Wednesday Bible study is looking at Confession and Absolution study. 

Coming in the fall: We would like to form an all men's choir to sing in church 2 or 3 times a year.  This would not require previous choir experience or the ability to read music.  Oh come let us make a joyful noise!