Category: Stewardship

January 28, 2017 gest

Furniture Movers were Busy at Work The Property Committee would like to say thanks to the movers who helped move everything out of the office and conference room on Tuesday in preparation for the new carpet. The moving team showed up again on Wednesday to return everything to its place.          …

January 23, 2017 gest

Every Voice Matters Starting January 30, everyone will have a chance to participate in an online survey that will help determine strengths, vitality and trends in our church. This anonymous survey will be invaluable in providing information to assist us in making decisions regarding the future of our congregation. Holy Cow! Consulting created the Church Assessment…

October 19, 2016 gest No comments exist

On Sunday, Dennis Gruell spoke to us about having “No Reservations.” It was the theme at the New England ELCA Synod Assembly 2016. According to Bishop Jim Hazelwood, “There are no reservations in the kingdom of God.” To do God’s work, we need to share abundantly with “No Reservations.” This our theme, too, at Shepherd of…

September 11, 2016 gest No comments exist

“Gods work. Our hands.” Saturday, October 1, 2016 and October 15, 2016 Friday & Saturday October  21 & 22, 2016 During the month of October, the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod ELCA has various opportunities to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in…

July 23, 2016 gest 1 comment

If you missed the last train (in June for the Shepherd Family) here’s a chance to catch the next train. What is a Meal Train? For those who need a refresher…..There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a…

July 17, 2016 gest No comments exist

Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Isn’t it wonderful when someone uses their God-given gifts, talents, time and energy to serve others to the glory of God? We can support what God is accomplishing through them by showing them our appreciation for their service –…

July 1, 2016 gest No comments exist

Get a Jumpstart on Christmas Shopping! The Social Ministry Team is getting a head start on collecting items for Enfield Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. These will be wrapped in December and be taken for the guests’ special Christmas celebration. Below is a list of suggested gifts. GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ENFIELD AREA STORES: Barber shops &…

June 19, 2016 gest No comments exist

Congregation Approves New Council  During the May Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, three new members were added to the Council – Scott Smith, Dennis Gruell and Steve Crossett. Since Scott’s profession involves a lot of travel (he’s a pilot), an innovative arrangement was presented. If Scott was out of town, EmmaLee (Scott’s very capable wife) would step…

June 11, 2016 gest 2 comments

What is a Meal Train? There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. mealtrain.com is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals…