UPCOMING THIS WEEK:
SUNDAY, September 17... Choir practice: 9:30 AM
Youth Group meets at 5 PM
MONDAY, Sept 18...... Monday Night Service at 7 PM
TUESDAY, Sept 19.. Stewardship Meeting/6:30 PM
THURSDAY, September 21 Quilters – 9:30AM
Women’s Bible Study at 1 PM
SATURDAY, September 23............. PCC ~ 10 AM

Worth noting:  A li
fe lived for God leaves a lasting legacy!

This week’s Word… ~ Romans 12:11
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your
spiritual fervor, serving the LORD.” 
They are Jesus’ little lambs! ~ Sunday School began two weeks ago.  All children one-year old and up are welcome to attend and learn more about Jesus.  We’ll begin each week with some music in the Pre-K Room starting at 9:40 AM.  Our Adult Bible Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall at the same time.  Remember what the Savior tells us: Blessed rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey it! [Lk 11:28]

Here’s how you can help! ~ For those who’d like more
personal news and updates about how Hurricane Harvey has affected our WELS parishes and their people, you might like to click on hhtps:// If anyone would like to give monetary gifts to aid in the relief, you can do so in one of two ways: (1) Go to and click on “Giving Type,” scroll down to “Hurricane Relief” and select the designation.  The rest is self-explanatory.  (2) Go to and click on “Giving” and then click on “Christian aid and Relief” and then designate your gift for “Hurricane Disaster Relief” in the drop-down menu you will find at the bottom of that page.
For the gathering… ~Our new teacher’s wife invites parish moms and their youngsters (newborn to pre-K) to an Open House on TUESDAY 03 OCTOBER, 8-10 AM, in the Preschool Room here at SHEPHERD.  She’s hoping to meet monthly to get acquainted, share stories, provide encouragement and have the children play and learn together.  If you have ????? or want more information, you can call the church office.  Sounds like a great idea!
Choir rehearsals began September 10th at 9:30 AM. If you can sing, think you can sing, or have no idea if you can sing, come and join us. We still need more singers.  All are welcome!

LWMS… ~ There will be a LWMS Grand Canyon Circuit East Rally on October 7th at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ. Registration is $10.00 and is due by September 16th. There is a flyer on the bulletin board outside the kitchen in the fellowship hall.

Worship opportunities… ~ A proposed Open Forum will be held sometime in October to discuss one subject: our service schedules … and how to proceed after 1/1/2018.  Judging by the comments we’ve already received both pro-and-con one or two services that promises to offer a lively discussion.  We have reverted back to our former schedule on SUNDAY 10 September:
8:15 AM Worship / 9:40 AM Sunday School & Bible Class
10:45 AM Worship
Monday Evening Worship at 7 PM

Come and worship! ~ We have Monday Evening Worship at 7 PM each week to afford those who are away on the weekend, busy with work or other family engagements the opportunity to worship Jesus, hear His saving Word and celebrate the Sacrament (on the first and third Mondays).  Once again, let this be your invitation to worship with us when you can.  Remember these words from the Psalmist: Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.  [Psalm 95:6]  See YOU in Church!