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A Special Thank You from Nancy

As this is my last Newsletter, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me over these past 33 plus years.  When I started in June 1986, I never thought I would be here over 33 years.  This has been a wonderful job for me and I have enjoyed working with all of you.  Your love and support has gotten me through the good and bad times in my personal life and you have always shown concern for me and my family.  I want to say a special thank you to Shelley Wauters and Mary Schemmel for the beautiful Coffee Time held on Sunday, December 8th for me and for[Continue Reading]

Thank You’s July 2019

Thank You's July 2019

Retirements: Craig Gesme is retiring as our Financial Secretary after many years of faithful service. Phyllis Hollinrake is retiring from the organ and piano bench after many years. THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE TO GOOD SHEPHERD.       Thanks to all who sent me cards for my BIG 90th birthday.  I so appreciated it. I had a grand celebration with all five of my children and their families-grandchildren, greats and great great.  Thanks again for remembering me. Sara Downs

A NOTE OF THANKS! – from Pastor Miller July 2019

I want to take this opportunity to thank the leaders and members of the congregation for the gift card, and the reception held in honor of the 40th Anniversary of my ordination into the Office of the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. The reception was held on June 30 between services. My actual date of ordination was July 1. It was so kind of you to honor me on this occasion, even though I haven’t been and won’t be here very long. Thank you for your support and expressions of gratitude for my ministry with and among you. In Christ,[Continue Reading]

Thank you’s – May 2019

Thank you to all who gave lilies for Easter Sunday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to all who helped clean and decorate the church for Easter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to everyone who participated in all the services during April. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To My Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Family, Thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers presented to me on my birthday which fell on Easter this year.  It was/is truly appreciated.  Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. Phyllis Hollinrake ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Good Shepherd Family, Thank you for all the cards, thoughts and prayers at the death of my[Continue Reading]


Thank you to Paul Minks, Russ Gerke, and Ken Horner for replacing the laminate and faucets and other improvements in the kitchen and shepherd’s center.   Your work is very much appreciated! Thank you to all those who have kept our sidewalks shoveled and clear of ice during this winter season. Thank you to altar guild members who so faithfully prepare communion, fill candles with oil and pick up flowers when scheduled. Thank you to the Sunday offering counters for your willingness to do this task. Thank you to Shari Miller for her inspirational bulletin boards in the entryway and shepherd’s[Continue Reading]

Thank you’s …

LCGS, Thank you so much for the gift.  I enjoy doing what I can to help out when needed.  I love this church and the people in it. Doris Lutyens ________________________________________________________ Dear Friends, I think I got my last bulletin from your church this morning and I want to thank you for all of them.  Some friends of mine were down there yesterday and they stopped by awhile ago and told me all about the great day.  I am sure you will miss Pastor Chet like we still do, he is a very kind and caring person.  I was glad[Continue Reading]

THANK YOU’S – January 2019

Thanks to all who remembered me at Christmas.  I so appreciate your thinking of me.  Also a big thanks to all who have taken bears from Sara’s tree and given items for church use.  Every item is appreciated.  A big thank you to Nancy Rauh for creating the sign for the Beary Merry Christmas tree and to Jack Solem and Doris Lutyens for putting up the tree and attaching the bears. Sara Downs *********************************************************************** Dear Pastor Chet, Staff and Volunteers of Good Shepherd, Thank you so much for your partnership in this ministry!  All of us at DMARC appreciate your[Continue Reading]

Thank You’s – December 2018

Thank you Good Shepherd family for my beautiful bouquet of flowers given to me for my birthday.  They were on my dining room table for almost two weeks.  I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Also thank you all for your concern, prayers and cards for my husband, Ron, during his surgery and after.  It has been a long road and will take a few more weeks or months for a full recovery.  Thank you all so much.  You mean so much to both of us.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Nancy Grout ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to everyone who[Continue Reading]

THANK YOU’S – October 2018

Thanks to all who prepared and served the picnic lunch on Rally Sunday.  Special thanks to Bill and Mary Schemmel and Shelley Wauters. Thank you to all who prepared, transported, served and gave the funds for the Central Iowa Shelter and Services evening meal Sunday, September 16th. Thank you to our church family for your prayers at the time of Ron’s long and difficult abdominal surgery.  He is doing as expected and has a long recovery ahead of him but with your prayers we will get through this difficult time.  Thank you so much! Ron & Nancy Grout