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Worship:  Saturday @ 5pm & Sunday at 10:30am
Bible Study:  Sunday at 9am, Wednesday at 10am
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First Good Shepherd Family and Friends,
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An Evangelism Thought...
“The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.’” Isaiah 29:13
It is easy to think of God in human terms, as just one more authority in our lives. But God is the only authority in our lives! All the others only have authority because it was given them by God.
First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Statistics
Worship Attendance:
Saturday - 35; Sunday - 84; Total - 119; 2021 Avg. - 125
Feel free to share FGS' YouTube channel with your neighbors.
Stewardship Life Report
Received for August, 2021
August 1st: 
Church:  $11,138.86
TOTAL: $11,138.86
August 8th: 
Church:  $7,549.96
MVCS Lease Pmt: $340.00
TOTAL: $7,889.96
August 15th: 
Church:  $6,042.00
TOTAL: $6,042.00
Month Total: $25,070.82

Budgeted Expense for One Week:  $8,155.16
Budgeted Expense for One Month:  $35,339.00

Feel free to visit FGS' YouTube channel for worship.  You may also join us in worship with your tithes and offering through FGS' online portal.  Click Here to visit FGS' online giving page.
Click Here for a prayer chain for the entire family.
Click Here for a helpful prayer checklist.
Click Here for a nature prayer walk scavenger hunt.

Praise God for all the work He is doing throughout the world during this time and always.
*Praise God for the birth of a healthy baby boy to Tom Archer & Shayla Partridge.
*Praise God for a successful surgery for Carolyn Gaugert. Continued prayers for six months of upcoming chemo.
*Praise God for Mountain View Christian Schools as they begin another school year.
*St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Irvine, CA
*Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales, NM

Please also keep in prayer:
*Harold Akyeampong, spiritual attacks from family in Africa.
*Twyla Boswell, James Le Mands' sister, recovering from a fall and a broken hip.
*Pastor Bo Brink aggressive, fast-growing, inoperable, cancerous tumor in his stomach. Beginning chemo.
*Family & friends of Jim, David Clark's neighbor, who passed away.
*Family and friends of Chad Fite, Elizabeth Parker's nephew, who was called home to be with Jesus.
*Jo Etta Hill, done with 3 of 6 chemo treatments. The tumor marker has gone down to 71 from 82. In need of a drastic drop down to 35 or below. Would like to be at 10. 
*Deacon Steve Launer, recovering from surgery.
*James Le Mands, continued strength. Has moved to rehab.
*Family & Friends of John Peters, who was called home to be with Jesus on August 14th.
*Family & Friends of J.R. Schacher, who was called home to be with Jesus on August 20th.
*Amy Ventling and baby due September 1st. Healthy and safe birth. 
*Family & Friends of Elroy Winters, who was called home to be with Jesus on August 1st.

Please contact the church office if you are in need of prayer.  
"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God."
Philippians 4:6

Feel free to stop by FGS if you have an offering to give.  You may also mail your offering through the post office, TEXT MESSAGE or ONLINE!  Click Here to visit FGS' online giving page.
Church Council
President: Sonya Higgins
Vice-President: Eric Seefeldt
Treasurer: Sherri Carroll
Secretary: Kathi Anderson
Members at Large:
Mary Kincaid Chauncey
Randy Doring
Carol Shanks

Regular Church Council meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month.  All are welcome to attend the church council meetings.

Church Council meeting notes are available for review as well.

God’s Faithful Shepherds

Gary Franzen  702-232-9000
Family Zone:  Anderson - Burns

Don Koch  702-460-4972
Family Zone:  Burreson - Edgington

Kevin Buckley  702-438-7438
Family Zone:  Engh - Haag

Bob Schied  702-467-5342
Family Zone:Hagenbeek-Kornmayer

Keith Schneck  702-739-6032
Family Zone:  Krafft - Mommeny

Marcos De Leon  702-581-7197
Family Zone:  Morris - Peters

Richard King  702-458-4104
Family Zone:  Peterson - Smith

Family Zone:  Steiner - Young
Portals of Prayer

Available on the counter in the narthex and in the hymn rack.
Did you know there is a Portals of Prayer app?!  Click Here to download.
Lutheran Women's Quarterly

Available in the narthex.

All women are welcome to join the LWML on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the FGS conference room. LWML will not meet during the summer months. See you all in September!

The first weekend of each month is Mite Box weekend.

Please see your trained Stephen Leaders: Pastor B, David Clark or Kathi Anderson, if you would like to have a Stephen Minister to speak with or want to know more about becoming a Stephen Minister

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Pastors are like firefighters, rushing from one crisis to another to offer care—they appreciate having a team of Stephen Ministers to provide the regular, ongoing care people need after the fire is out.
Stephen Ministers: The After People. 
A Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person after the loss of a loved one, after a divorce, after a cancer diagnosis, or after any number of other life difficulties—and provides one-to-one, Christ-centered care for as long after as needed.
Holy Land Tour postponed

The Holy Land Tour has been postponed to late 2021 or 2022.  Pastor Joeckel will keep us updated.  Please contact Pastor Joeckel if you are interested in more information.  Click Here for a flier (details to be updated).
Comfort Dog Ministry
 After Lois retires (in a few years), FGS is looking to continue comfort dog ministry with a new dog. We need to recruit 10 more people as ministry partners. Please contact Jennifer Pollock or Diana Scheck if you are interesting is serving on this ministry team. If you aren't able to volunteer, but would like to financially support the ministry, please bring your offerings to church and mark them for comfort dog ministry. 

FGS has raised ALL $15,000 for the cost of our next comfort dog! 

Check out Lois' Facebook page to see all the great adventures she has had so far.
Contact the church office if you wish to schedule a visit.

Check out Lois'
new billboard
in the narthex!
Designed for Lutherans with the added benefit of support for the LCMS community nationwide, including church and school family members and employees. 844-430-1563 
10733 Sunset Office Dr. Suite 406
St. Louis, MO 63127-1020  
Psalm 96:1
Sing a new song to the LORD!
Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!

First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Shepherd’s Chorale

Sandra Youmans – Director
Ed Carroll - Accompanist

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August 21, 2021

Faith Community Lutheran church will be hosting a regional Lutherans for Life Conference. Click Here for more information. Click Here to register to attend.

September 9th. Click on the picture or Click Here for more information. 

Walter Hoving Home 10th Annual Gala
October 29th
Click Here for more information.
If we missed a birthday or anniversary, please let the office know!
Members with Pastoral Ministry Emergencies can contact:
Pastor B @ 402-802-1896
Deacon Steve @ 702-239-7771

Office Hours
Click Here for the current office schedule.
Youth Happenings
Please click here to visit the youth page of the church website.
Youth news is sent via e-mail.  Click here to sign up for the youth e-mail list.
All youth who will be going into 9th grade in the fall of 2022 (going into 8th grade this year) through this coming year's graduating seniors are invited and requested to meet in the Youth Room September 12th at 9am for information about the 2022 NYG.
Parents welcome too!
Young Adult Volunteers (ages 19-25) are welcome to attend the information meeting too!
Keep watch in your e-mail, regular mail and for Jon after worship.
Doughnut Sunday
THIS SUNDAY!!! Doughnut Sunday is this Sunday, the 4th Sunday of the month. Please RSVP with Jon for a headcount.
All 7th - 12th graders are welcome. This includes last year's 6th graders going into 7th grade this fall. 
Invite a friend!!

August 29th will be Youth Sunday!
Youth are invited to help with ushering, Power Point, Scripture readings, acolytes or even lead the children's chat. We've also had a request for youth to help lead vocals with the praise band.

FGS has a variety of SCRIP in stock and available immediately.  Click Here for a list of current SCRIP in stock.  Order $100 or more of these options and receive 10% off!  (Regular monthly orders do not apply for this discount.)
SCRIP is available year round and helps FGS Youth Ministry at no additional cost to you!
Click Here for more information.
Over the last 5 years, FGS has raised more than $4,500 through SCRIP.  All the little things add up!
Please place your order by the first Sunday of each month.  If you miss the deadline, SCRIP is always available, but there's an additional shipping fee.  Or SCRIPNow (an e-card) is also available. 
Click Here for an order form.
SCRIP reload puts money back on the gift card immediately.  No waiting for shipping!
Jon Peterson
253-293-9875 cell
FGS Education Hour!
  • Kindergarten-6th grade; will resume in September
  • Junior High & High School; Room 110.  Scary, Gross & Weird Stories from the Bible.
  • Adult Bible Study; Conference Room.  Chronological One Year Bible.
The Chronological One Year Bible continues to meet in the conference room during the Bible study hour on Sunday mornings.  Click Here for the downloadable study sheets.  There are also other resources available for download:  maps, visuals, charts, Bible basics.  Click Here for a direct link to the weekly study guides.
The conference room is set up for Zoom.  Click Here to join Bible study via Zoom if you are unable to join in person.

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Technology Safety Night
August 26th 6pm - 7pm
Click Here for more information.

MVCS is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.

Click Here for MVCS' current newsletter.

Financial Grant
There are multiple families that are receiving grants to attend MVCS.  Please Click Here if you are interested in sponsoring a student.  Please contact Ray LeBoeuf if you have any questions.
The sign up sheet for altar flowers is now digital. Click Here to view the current sign up sheet. Please contact the church office to sign up for altar flowers.

Sign up to sponsor the Altar Flowers in honor of a special day.   When you sign up we appreciate a $25 donation to defray the cost of the flowers. Any donations above the cost of the flowers go to the youth. You may place your offering for flowers into the offering plate using one of the envelopes from the pew.
Book Club 
The FGS Book Club will meet again September 8, 2021 in the conference room at 6:30pm.
Upcoming books:
September 8, 2021: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Author, J.R.R. Tolkien.
October 13, 2021: The Orphan Keeper. Author, Cameron Wright

God's Blessings,
Kathi Anderson
First Tuesday is a community meeting with discussions about safety, what's happening around our neighborhood and future events that will bring the community together.  
All are welcome to attend.  Join the community to learn about how we can make our community a great place to live and worship.  Click Here for the link to Metro's Facebook live.

Visit Metro's Website for more information.  You can also click here to read a sheet of information regarding safety at church.
Veteran's Dinner

All veterans and spouses are welcome. 
We'll keep everyone updated on the next Veterans' dinner.
Have you seen the wooden house in the narthex?  You can donate food to Lutheran Social Services of Nevada by dropping off a donation in that house.  Pick up an extra can of food whenever you're at the grocery store.
Chili's Restaurants are partnering with the Walter Hoving Home.
Click here for a flier and bring it to Chili's on the first Thursday of each month; 15% of your check will be donated to the Walter Hoving Home.  What a great way to help these ladies with their walk with Jesus!
Martin's Mart Thrift Shop
Martin's Mart is a thrift shop run completely by volunteers since 1971.  All profits go right back to the community.  Stop by to do a little shopping, donate or just enjoy a friendly visit.  The thrift shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 2pm.  All are welcome!

Click here to read their newsletter.

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Have you ever wondered who decorates all the floats in the New Year's Day/Rose Bowl Parade? Volunteers!
Lutheran Hour Ministries has had a float in the parade for over 70 years, bringing Christ to the nations!
Click Here to volunteer to decorate a float in the Rose Parade.

Click here for more information.
LAW AND GOSPEL on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide  Learn about two completely different Biblical teachings on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God's entire plan of salvation in Christ.Archived at Follow on
Sign up for Smith's Inspiring Donations and scan your Smith's Rewards card every time you shop.  Your shopping helps FGS.  Every time you shop at Smith's and scan your card, Smith's makes a donation to FGS.  It doesn't cost you anything.  You get to keep all your points and discounts.  The donation comes from Smith's.  
Go to, sign-in to your account, go to your "Account Summary" page,  scroll down to the bottom under "Inspiring Donations", click "Enroll" and follow the instructions.  Be sure to enter FGS' code BV478.  When you're done, FGS should appear at the bottom of your "Account Summary" page.  Contact the church office if you have any problems signing up.
was raised this quarter by 29 FGS households just doing what they always do.  Smith's made a donation on your behalf to our church.  Thank you to everyone who shops at Smith's!!!!
Amazon Smile
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Be sure to start at:
when you shop Amazon to support FGS.
$38.93 was raised
for FGS this quarter!

You can also buy Amazon SCRIP through the youth to double your impact without costing you anything!!!
Like us on Facebook.  And remember to join in the fun!  Attend events; tag FGS on your page and in your posts. 
Share Jesus with the world!

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Lutheran World Relief is working with longstanding local partners through Corus International to respond to the COVID-19 surge in India and Nepal, providing support to overwhelmed hospitals and helping rural communities to limit the spread of the virus.
Click Here for more information.
Aug. 22   Bailey Haag
Aug 22    Sonya Higgins
Aug 25    Pastor B.
Aug 25    Verla Niebuhr
Aug. 28   Walda Decker

Aug 3     Daniel & Sandy Scarberry
Aug 7     Larry & Carolyn Gaugert
Aug 15   Skip & Mary Seefeldt
Aug 18   Scott & Malinda Ray
Aug 19   Chris & Yvonne Otto
Aug 26   Andy & Kathy Macklberg
Aug 30   Dennis & Connie Engh
We thank God for all of you!
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