What a summer it has been at Good Shepherd! This summer included a life changing Confirmation Adventure for our 8th graders in Yosemite, a great week of fun at Campus by the Sea for our Middle and High Schoolers, over 290 children at Everest VBS, and an in depth study of the Lord's Prayer through our series Pray Like Jesus.
As temperatures cool off and students head back to school, we look forward to an exciting fall. On Wednesday, September 9th, we kick off our mid-week programs and hear a report from our Vision Team, called "The Future Starts Here." The following Sunday, September 13th, we begin our fall series, Welcome Home, in which we'll dig into Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Please plan ahead for each of these events.
In a recent post, I introduced you to Mary Gerard, a new member of our staff serving as an Administrative Assistant. There has been some confusion, however, about who does what!
With the Session's unanimous approval and ongoing support, Thea Walker has begun serving as Director of Administration, working with and overseeing financial matters, human resources, and our campus - as well as working alongside those teams (Stewardship, Personnel and Facilities). Mary has taken primary responsibility for daily bookkeeping and updating the website. And Ellie Brandyberry continues to manage the many on campus events, graciously welcome all who call or stop by the office, and create both the printed and online versions of the Weekly.
I am so thankful that Thea and Mary have been willing to step into their new roles, and that Ellie continues to serve the church so well in hers! Each of these three servants are vital to the ongoing ministry and mission of Good Shepherd. Next time you see them, please thank them for their ongoing service to God at Good Shepherd!
And please pray for our staff and Session, who are meeting this coming Tuesday, August 25th for our stated meeting! We have a lot to look forward to and work on together.
As always, please feel free to contact me or other members of our staff with any questions or concerns.