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!

September, 2017 Calendar

The highlight of September is the celebration of Rally Day, the beginning of Sunday School, on Sunday, September 10th. All children are welcome! Sunday School for children will start at 9:30 a.m. with festivities, including food, games, and fun, after the worship service. Pastor Doug will also start a New Member Class at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, in the Choir Room. To view the calendar for the month of September, 2017, please click here: September 2017 Calendar

July/August Calendar

The highlight of July and August is the celebration of the 4th of July with patriotic worship on July 2. Veterans and those presently in the service are invited to wear their uniforms and process in to kneel for a blessing at the altar rail. To view the calendar for the months of July and August, 2017, please click here: July/August, 2017 Calendar

Victory Service of Betsy Skrede

A victory service for Betsy Ann Skrede will be held at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in Hanson Hall with a light lunch. All are welcome.

Victory Service of Adele Joy Giacometti

To see information about Adele Joy Giacometti and her upcoming victory service, please click the link below:
Adele Giacometti Obituary

May/June, 2017 Calendar

The highlight of May and June is Pentecost Sunday on June 4th, where Acts 2 and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is reenacted at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. To view the calendar for the months of May and June, 2016, please click here:
May-June 2017 Calendar

April 9, 2017 Peter Simon in Concert

On Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Peter Simon, pianist, will present “LoveNotes: The Music & Poetry of Love.” To see more information on this concert click the following link: Concert: Peter Simon, Pianist

April, 2017 Calendar

The highlight of April is, of course, Holy Week and Easter starting on Palm/Passion Sunday, April 9th and culminating with Easter on April 16th. A Maundy Thursday worship service with Holy Communion and foot washing is on April 13th at 5:30 p.m. There is an all day prayer vigil on Good Friday, April 14th, with a Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday there will be three opportunities to worship: 7:00 a.m. in the Courtyard and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. At approximately 9:40 a.m. there will be a Resurrection Egghunt for the children. To view SOTG’s Lenten brochure, click here: 2017 Lenten Brochure Two worship services continue through April 16th at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with Children’s Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. We resume one worship service the Sunday after Easter, April 23, 2017. On Palm/Passion Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Peter Simon, Concert Pianist will present a concert of music and poetry of love. A freewill offering will be taken. To see the “Glades Concert Series” brochure, click here: 2016-2017 Music Brochure To view the calendar for the month of April, 2017, please click here: April, 2017 Calendar

Carthage College Women’s Ensemble Coming to SOTG!

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:00 the Carthage College Women’s Ensemble will perform in concert at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. To see a flyer for the event, click here: Carthage College Women’s Ensemble Flyer

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