Groups and Committees
Visit the GSLC Council page for a list of Council positions and committees.
Music Program – Bob Mueller
The Choir, Band, and Handbell welcome new members. The musical groups usually practice on Wednesday evenings with the time of practice dependent on the time of year.
Greeter Volunteers – Jane Coffin 521-2113
Greeters serve a very important role on Sunday mornings. They are the first people our members/visitors see when they arrive at Good Shepherd. Greeters make everyone feel welcome, and direct visitors to the Visitor’s Booth where they can learn more about Good Shepherd.
Usher Volunteers – Jane Coffin 521-2113
Ushers serve on Sunday mornings by handing out bulletins and greeting people as they enter the Sanctuary. They also provide assistance in the worship service during the offertory and communion.
Lectors – Jane Coffin 521-2113
Lectors are the people who read the lessons during the worship service on Sunday mornings. The lessons are provided to them in advance, so they can become familiar with what they are reading.
Sound System Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to learn the general operation of the sound board and video projectr for upcoming services and events. The intent is to have settings in place for normal service use, however occasionally there is a need for minor adjustments, addition additional microphones or use of this equipment for meetings in addition to normal worship use. This familiarization with equipment operation will not be intimidating and is in general quite simple. Volunteers will be needed on certain occasions to assist in the sound booth during worship services. Anyone interested in assisting with this ministry may contact Bob Kroening (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Askegaard (email@example.com).
Coffee Hosts and Hostesses – Jane Coffin 521-2113
Each Sunday morning volunteers provide coffee, juice, and snacks in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee and juice are supplied by the Church, but volunteers are needed to bring snacks, make coffee, and clean up kitchen afterwards.
Nursery – Joell Gish
The Nursery Roll provides pamphlets on developmental milestones and ways to connect with children up to age three.
Prayer Chain – Fern Kelsay
The Prayer Chain is a group of people who spend time each day praying for the health or special needs of people who have requested prayers.
Library- Helene Furst
The library is located across from the mailboxes and is available to all members of Good Shepherd. Books and videos may be checked-out by adults and children.
Altar Guild – Pam Matchell
There are many ways to assist the Altar Guild. People are needed to keep oil in the candles, change paraments for different Church seasons, and (most importantly and most needed) help with set up and clean up for communion.
Love Bears – Ellen Johnson
This group makes “Love Bears” that are given to children in local hospitals. They invite interested persons to assist in bear-making (sewing experience not required). Financial assistance in purchasing supplies is encouraged. The group meets every Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 11:30 am. We cut out, sew, and stuff teddy bears which are distributed to children who go to the emergency rooms for treatment at Washington Regional, Northwest Medical, and Siloam Springs Memorial Hospitals. Over 20 people participate in the Bear group.
Children’s Choir – Oma Blackwell
As part of Sunday School, we have two children’s choirs (the Lambs and the Flock). They sing during Church on Sunday mornings throughout the year and perform for the Children’s Christmas Program.
Media Ministry – Jerry Musick and Lynne Martin
Audio compact Disks (CD) are made for one of each Sunday morning of the traditional worship service. The CEDs are available for shut-ins and others in need. In addition, a podcast of the weekly lessons/Gospel and sermon are posted on our website.
WELCA Bible Study -Oma Blackwell
The Women of the ELCA Bible Study meets for lunch (bring a sack lunch) on the second Tuesday of each month at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.
Pastor’s Bible Study – Pastor Clint Schnekloth
Pastor’s Bible Study meets at Church at Noon on Wednesdays (bring a lunch).
Book Group – Mildred Meyer
The Good Shepherd Book Club has been meeting for 25 years. The club meets on the first Tuesday of February through May and October through December at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Each session includes a book review with discussion and refreshments. The group is open to anyone interested in good books and fellowship.
Creative (Ripple Effect) Ministry – Betty Metcalf
Creative Ministry meets each Sunday at Noon. This group started out as a Puppet Ministry, but now includes other avenues of creative entertainment used to spread God’s word.
Stephen Ministry – Janet Smith
Our Church offers Stephen Ministry training classes. The classes are offered for people interested in becoming a Stephen Minister through the development of skills to communicate with people who are going through life’s difficult circumstances. The class is open to all who want to reach out to others in need. Stephen Ministry is made up of caring, supportive, Christian people who have a desire to be with people in a time of need, grief or crisis. You may need a Stephen Minister or desire to become one.
Shepherd Groups – Ellen Johnson
The numbers by the names in the directory refer to the shepherd group that you fall into based on where you live. These are used to notify the congregation of a death or special service, and can be used as small fellowship groups as well.
Contemporary Worship – (Tommy Crosby-Intern)
The Contemporary Worship Service has many opportunities for involvement of our members. The Contemporary Service needs ushers and lectors, but also needs a Worship Leader and a Song Leader each week.