Daytimers are semi-retired and retired members of Good Shepherd, their neighbors, family, and friends who meet monthly for fellowship and companionship. The program agenda for each meeting consists of a devotional, opening prayer, potluck luncheon, an informative or inspirational speaker or presentation. In addition to the monthly meeting, the group provides day trips for service and study opportunities or just for fun!
The Brown Bag Book Club
The Brown Bag Book Club meets monthly throughout the year. Books are chosen at the beginning of the program year and are read on your own prior to the group meeting. Then, bring a snack or bag lunch and join in on the lively discussion. The upcoming book schedule is listed in the weekly electronic newsletter.
German-American Fellowship League
The Adult Exchange between families in Lenzinghausen and the LCGS congregation occurs every two or three years, and is designed with adults in mind and grew out of our Youth Exchange. As with the youth exchange, we live with host families from our sister congregation in Spenge-Lenzinghausen and take part in typical German daily life at home.
Pastoral Care Ministry
Follows up with members who have been away for a period, prays for members on the Prayer Concerns List, offers assistance or connects members with ministries that can offer support, takes the Sacrament to our homebound or infirm members.
Stephen Ministry is a Christian care-giving organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, MO. The organization provides training and resources to more than 57,000 caregivers in more than 8,000 congregations worldwide. Stephen Ministers at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd are trained to assist people in times of need. They comfort, listen to, pray for and with, and encourage those who receive their care.
A Reconciliation Team is available to help people resolve conflicts in their lives. Team members coach individuals or mediate between parties so reconciliation can take place. The team’s approach is Biblically based, involving study and self examination. Practical examples from Scripture are studied and can be put in place in our lives as we look to resolve conflicts. The Reconciliation Team keeps the highest standards of confidentiality for those coming for help.