Growth and Service Opportunities

*updated January 16, 2017

ADULT CHOIR - Rehearses from 9:30 to 10:15 am Sunday mornings in the undercroft. Located in the far end corner of the undercroft.  Director: Dennis Searles 

ALTAR GUILD – Membership in the Altar Guild is an opportunity for women of the congregation to share in Christian service to our church and in service to our Lord. The purpose of the work of the Altar Guild is to SERVE, to serve with SPIRITUAL COMMITMENT, and to serve toward a SPIRITUAL GOAL. We welcome any ladies to join our membership. Chairwoman: Mona Pratt 

BELL CHOIR - currently on hiatus

BIBLE STUDY (SUNDAYS)* - Pastor Wagner teaches this class 9:30 to 10:15 AM each Sunday in the undercroft of the church. 

BIBLE STUDY (WEDNESDAYS)* - Deacon Donald Matthews teaches our midweek study 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM beginning mid-September.  In depth, yet accessible to no matter what your level of Biblical knowledge. 

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN – A volunteer organization that collects, sorts and boxes donated materials to be distributed to people in crisis situations around the world. Hospital and medical supplies, medicine and used clothing are collected at New York Division Warehouse in Albany for shipment to 3rd world countries. Volunteers are needed to fold and pack clothing at the Church of the Good Shepherd (Glens Falls) or help pick up donated supplies and load containers at the warehouse (Albany). The ministry was founded by Rev. Ray Wilke, in Norfolk, Nebraska after he visited Riga, Latvia in 1992. The New York Division (one of 14 divisions across the USA) was founded by Elfie Eberle in 1994. 
Coordinator: Roland Aikens

CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS* – Congregational meetings are held during the year to promote fellowship, conduct business and keep the congregation informed. Notice of the meetings are given 3 weeks prior to the meeting. Council President: Irene Orton

CONFIRMATION CLASS – A special 2-year program for young people, we study the truths of the Christian faith as found in The Holy Bible, and as explained in Luther’s Small Catechism. Classes meet Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM during the school year.  Our class is taught by Pastor Wagner. 

EVANGELISM*
- Our Evangelism Committee is always looking for ways to reach out with the Gospel to others, and meetings regularly. Chairman: Paul Schulze

LADIES SOCIETY*
 - Ladies of the church meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month from Sept to June for fellowship and to serve the church. President: Dorothy Saturno

LIBRARY – The church library is located in the Good Shepherd House. Much information is available for study. Also, Christian books for your reading pleasure. Videos also available. The children’s library is in the undercroft of the church. 

MENS CLUB* – One of Good Shepherd’s longest-standing groups, our Men’s Club has been active in sponsoring fellowship opportunities in our church. They have also led our outreach ministry, particularly in their sponsoring of The Open Door Food Kitchen and The Salvation Army. President: Adolf Meyer


SUNDAY SCHOOL* – Classes are held 9:15 to 10:15 am each Sunday the Good Shepherd House. There is no Sunday School in the summer. Sunday School Superintendent: Shelly Alexander

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL*
- VBS is typically held during the first full week of August each year. Watch the newsletter and bulletins for more information and updates! Vacation Bible School Director: Donna West 

WORSHIP HELPERS - Helpers always needed - call anyone listed below: 

  • Acolytes - Pamela Boller
  • Altar Flowers – Julie Miller 
  • Counters - Ken Hein
  • Greeters - Tonna Dougan
  • Lay Assistants - Paul Schulze
  • Lectors - Betty Palmer 
  • Ushers - Kurt Daubenschmidt 

If you would like to place flowers on the Altar sign the flower chart in the entry way of the church. Julie Miller will contact you prior to your sign up date to make arrangements. 

YOUTH GROUP*
– Our teen ministry fosters growth and fellowship through activities, service projects, and Bible study. More to come in 2017!

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