Join us on Sunday, December 16th after our 10am Service for the Greening of the Church! Share in fellowship, laughter and lunch!
Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 1-3pm at The Church of the Good Shepherd for our Advent Party for Kids! BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! We will do cookie baking and decorating, singing, and an Advent lesson and craft. Please RSVP by calling the church office (332.1474) or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. All we need to do is stop and notice and give thanks.
Come learn more about gratitude and how we can practice this spiritual discipline together.
Our All Saints and All Souls Service is this Sunday, November 4th at 8am and at 10am. We will read the names of our loved ones who have gone before us..
In our annual observance of All Saints’ Day, and the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed we make those words a tangible reality in the here and now by recognizing and celebrating our relationship, not only with those around us today, but also with all those who have gone before us in all times and places.
Join us this Sunday, October 28th, for ONE SERVICE at 9am. We will welcome Bishop John Tarrant and family for his last visit to Good Shepherd before he retires in 2019. We will celebrate the visit with a confirmation and 2 reaffirmations during the service with a brunch put on by our Parish Life Team to follow.
Please join us on October 21st, in-between our services at 9am, as Allan Saugstad joins us to talk about all things ‘Glory House’. He’ll be sharing all the exciting things happening with the Glory House situated here in Sioux Falls.
The Glory House, is a residential reentry program for men and women who have been incarcerated and are trying to reenter into the community. The organization has many high-quality programs for the clients and a staff that implements the programming to help the clients reduce the risk factors they may encounter. We are accredited with the SD Department of Social Services and the American Correction Association.
The local community has been very supportive and provides many opportunities for the clients to connect with different groups. Employers utilize our clients for jobs and they integrate back into the community through many other groups, like Church, AA, NA, etc.
The residential program has an approximate completion rate of 73%, and their risk to recidivate is reduced, also. Some of them come out of prison with nothing but the clothes on their back. The Glory House helps them to get jobs, housing and transportation so they can get back on track to a crime and drug-free life. The counseling and guidance is the key to success, together the staff and the client identifies risk factors and develops success strategies. They monitor the decrease in these risk factors as they move to greater independence and success in the community.