Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. — Phillippians 4:6-7

At Good Shepherd, we believe in the power of prayer and gather to lift up those requesting additional prayers for individual and confidential requests. Our prayer ministries provide opportunities to pray with and for each other.

Share the love of Jesus by serving in a prayer ministry! If you are interested, please send us an email. 

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Chapel Night First Monday of Every Month

Chapel Night is a time for Purposeful Silence, Reflection and Intentional Prayer. On the First Monday of every month, the Sanctuary will be open from 5pm to 8pm for a chapel-like experience. This is an opportunity to have a new experience at Good Shepherd, for you to know there is a designated place and time that you can be alone with God and connect through prayer and personal reflection without being guided or prompted.

The idea for Chapel Night grew from Good Shepherd’s first Core Value, “Prayer is Intentional”. First Monday signifies the first day of the week and the first week of the month. With intended simplicity, you will find the Sanctuary lights dim and there will be no music or message. Candles and Prayer Cards will be available as an interactive prayer aspect of the night. Light a candle for yourself or a loved one. Write a prayer request or praise and it will be lifted up and prayed over. This is an invitation for ALL, to come as you are, stay as long as you like, and be still in God’s presence.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12

***Due to the coronavirus, Chapel Nights are postponed until further notice. Learn more here.

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Pillowcase Dress Ministry Sew Dresses for Those in Need
Use your love of sewing to serve others in countries around the world. Sew simple pillowcase dresses at home to be distributed with Good Shepherd mission trips. Fabric is often donated.
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Prayer Chain
The Prayer Chain offers an opportunity to participate in a team of people who pray over the many needs of the Good Shepherd community. For more information about joining the Prayer Chain, please send us an email. To submit a prayer request, click here.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry Knit & Crochet to Make a Difference
This creative, fun and energetic group of women enjoys knitting, discussion, laughter, refreshments and great friendships. Bring your creative skills and use them in a powerful and important ministry as we work together each week to produce Prayer Shawls, Baby Blankets and Chemo Caps that go out to hundreds of individuals each year. This is a great opportunity to make a difference and get connected! Meets Wednesdays
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Quilting Ministry Make Quilts for Those in Need
No experience is needed and all women are welcome to join in the fellowship of quilting. Donations of cotton or cotton polyester are transformed into the colorful quilts to be sent around the globe to hospitals or orphanages through Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts. Also, annually the group's quilts are dedicated during Worship Services and shipped off with prayer to those in need. Meets Thursdays.  
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Stephen Ministry One-on-One Crisis Care

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. -Galatians 6:2

Lonely? Sad? Discouraged?

  • Are you going through a tough time - emotionally and spiritually?
  • Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
  • Are you adjusting to a new job, changed marital status, serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?
  • Have you been simply feeling down?
A Stephen Minister can HELP. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who are called to this ministry. They are Christian men and women— trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, family difficulties, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. They are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times while providing distinctively Christian care. Through caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them through life's hardships. This valuable care is confidential, free of cost, and very helpful.

Stephen Ministers are:

  • Someone to talk to

  • Someone to be trusted

  • Someone to be there with regular visits during times of crisis

  • Someone who does not “do for” but rather is “there for”

Stephen Ministers usually serve for two years, which includes an initial 65 hours of training followed by twice-monthly supervision by Stephen Leaders, as well as continuing education sessions. They are typically assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week.

Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!

To learn how you - or a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative - can receive care, please call the church office and ask to speak to a pastor.

Do you have a passion to bring Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need? If you feel a calling in your heart to become a Stephen Minister, the next training class will begin in September. Please contact us below for more information.

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