April/May, 2018 Calendar

As of April 15, 2018, we revert back to one worship service at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School is during the 9:30 a.m. worship service through Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018. To view the calendar for the months of April and May, 2018, please click here: April/May, 2018 Calendars

March, 2018 Calendar

The highlight of March, of course, is Holy Week, culminating in Easter on April 1. On Wednesdays through March 21, Lenten services continue at 5:30 p.m. with soup suppers following. Come as you are from work or play to worship with us during Lent. On March 25, Palm/Passion Sunday, the Passion will be acted out with Holy Communion during the Passion Play. Thursday, March 29, is Maundy Thursday service with washing of feet, Communion with Pastor Lyberg around tables, and the stripping of the altar, signifying the transition to the Passion of Christ. On Good Friday, March 30, there will be a prayer vigil from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.; and at 7:30 p.m. there is a Tenebrae service focusing on the seven last words of Christ. Festive Easter worship on April 1 begins with worship at 7:00 a.m. outside in the courtyard and continues with services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Communion and special music. All children are invited to a Resurrection Egg Hunt between services at 10:00 a.m. To view the calendar for the month of March, 2018, please click here: March 2018 Calendar

February, 2018 Calendar

The highlight of February, of course, is the beginning of Lent on February 14. Ash Wednesday Service is at 5:30 p.m. on February 14, 2018 in the Sanctuary. The service will include imposition of ashes and communion, and will be followed by a soup supper for all. From Wednesday, February 21 through March 21, there are Lenten services every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with soup suppers following. Come as you are from work or play to worship with us during Lent. Also in February, Pastor Doug continues his winter Bible Study in the Books of Acts and later in Proverbs through March 22, at both 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. To view the calendar for the month of February, 2018, please click here: February, 2018 Calendar
To view a complete description of the Lent and Holy Week Series, please click here: 2018 Lenten & Holy Week Brochure

2018 Stewardship Campaign

Commitment Sunday, where everyone presents their gifts, time, and talents to the Lord, was Sunday, January 28, 2018. In preparation for Commitment Sunday, the following video, showing the life and ministries of Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, was prepared. You may see the video by clicking the following link:

December, 2017-January, 2018 Calendars

The highlights of December and January, of course, are the birth of Christ in December and the Epiphany in January. There are Advent worship services each Wednesday in December before Christmas at 5:30 p.m. There will be three services on Christmas Eve: regular morning worship at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. evening worship with communion, candles, and special music. New Year’s Eve morning there will also be a 9:30 a.m. worship service. On January 7, the schedule with two morning Sunday services begins with one service at 8:30 and one at 10:30 a.m. Between worship services there is coffee, fellowship, and Adult Forums. Please see the December/January newsletter for more information on the Forums. Also in January, Pastor Doug begins the winter Bible Study in the Book of Acts on January 11th, at both 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. To view the calendar for the months of December, 2017 and January, 2018, please click here: December-January Calendars

Monday, December 4, 2017, Paul Todd Christmas Concert

On Monday evening, December 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Paul Todd and Son will be presenting their Christmas Concert at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. For more information, please click the link following: Paul Todd Ad

November, 2017 Calendar

The highlight of November, of course, is the celebration of Thanksgiving. There will be a Thanksgiving Eve worship service on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and soup supper in the fellowship hall. Also in November there is a Veterans’ Day Potluck supper on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. To view the calendar for the month of November, 2017, please click here: November 2017 Calendar

Victory Service for Arline Jeppson

The victory service, celebrating the life and witness of Arline Jeppson, which was scheduled for September 16th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. A reception will immediately follow in Hanson Hall with a light lunch. All are welcome.

October, 2017 Calendar

The highlight of October is the celebration of Reformation Sunday on October 29th. Since Hurricane Irma disrupted Rally Day in September, we will celebrate a combined Rally Day/Halloween Fest on Reformation Sunday, October 29th after worship. All children are welcome and invited to wear their favorite costume to enjoy the food, fun, and games! Pastor Doug teaches a New Member Class at 10:40 a.m. on Sundays in the Choir Room for those wishing to make Shepherd of the Glades their church home. Those joining SOTG will be welcomed into fellowship also on Sunday, October 29th. To view the calendar for the month of October, 2017, please click here: October, 2017 Calendar

Hurricane Irma Update

Due to all the warnings and the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church will be closed from Friday at noon until Tuesday, September 12th. Therefore, there will be no church service this Sunday. Please stay safe and Godspeed! Below is a message from Pastor Doug:
“Greetings in the name of Jesus, whose peace surpasses all human understanding! As Hurricane Irma approaches, please heed warnings and prepare as best you can, even if it means evacuation. Remember Matthew 8:23-27: ‘And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A wind storm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. They were amazed, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’
Yes, we have faith, and, yes, we may be afraid, but we are ‘amazed’because of Romans 8:38-39: ‘For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Even a powerful hurricane called Irma!

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