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May2015 | Monthly Newsletter of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Reno Nevada



Welcome Guests Especially if this is your first time at Good Shepherd, wel-come! May your worship today inspire and empower you for Christian discipleship this week. We ask that you pro-vide your name, address and phone number in the blue Friendship Register at the end of the rows. We promise not to pester you. Child care is available in the nursery from 8:45am12:30pm; however we welcome and encourage our little people to join us for worship! Please reserve the rear seats for parents with small children and for latecomers. Activity bags for kids are also available in the hallway. Assisted Listening Devices are available for those with difficulty hearing. Please inquire at the Sound Booth. Whether you are here for the first time today, or have been here for ages, we want to help you navigate the informa-tion maze here at our church.

Keeping In Touch

Information Tables in the Welcoming Space Here youll find a lot of good information that we dont al-ways report on in print. This is also the place to look for sign-up sheets for various activities. Our website is Are you on Facebook? Become a fan of Good Shep-herd Lutheran, Reno and receive regular inspiration, up-dates, and connection throughout the week!

You Are Welcome Here

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, and people new to the faith.

Welcome to all who have no church home, want to follow Jesus, have doubts, or do not believe.

Welcome to new visitors and old friends.

Welcome especially to all who have ever been made to feel unwelcome by the church.

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, marital status, ability and challenge,

sexual orientation and gender identity. We want to be clear that we welcome lesbian, gay,

bi-sexual, and transgender persons to participate in the life of the congregation.

Welcome to believers, questioners, and questioning believers.

This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and grieve, to rejoice and recover.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

This is a place where lives are made new.

Come and see!

A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

PASTOR Pr. Paul Bodin, Interim Pastor

Maribeth Doerr, Pastoral Care Assistant

FAITH FORMATION Shaun OReilly, Director

Patzy Martinez-Perez, Student Ministry

WORSHIP & MUSIC Deanna Gaunt, Director

Eric Doerr, Audiovisual Specialist Andrea Lenz, Organist

Jennie Tibben, Choir Director Iris Maytan, Organist Emeritus

PROGRAMS Kristin Lessard, Coordinator

Elizabeth (Dolly) Keller, Events Coordinator

OFFICE Deanna Gaunt, Director

Maribeth Doerr, Coordinator Marijo Rosevear, Financial Secretary

Where to Park:

On Sundays and Weekdays after 5pm:

Good Shepherd Parking Lot (behind church) including 2 handicap spots & 4 Senior spots

527 California (Geoffrey Giles, Attorney)

490 California (Wells Fargo Bank lot)

505 S. Arlington (West of Professional Bldg

299 S. Arlington (Washoe Legal Services)

Parking lot between 522 & 530 California

On-the-street parking any day:

California Ave., Arlington Ave., Nixon St.

Ridge St. EAST of Clay St.

City of Reno requires that we NEVER park on:

Lee or Ridge St. WEST of Clay St.

Shepherds Voice 3

By Pastor Paul Bodin, Interim Pastor

Gods beloved people,

If you were at worship last Sunday, April 26, you heard my announcement: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gil-lette, Wyoming, has called me to serve as their senior pas-tor, and I am accepting.

My last day at Good Shepherd will be Sunday, May 31. As we prepare to leave, I am confident that you are now poised to move forward from strength to even greater strength. God is preparing somebody to serve as your pastor in the next chapter of your ministry. You have chosen an out-standing Call Team; they are working carefully to follow the Spirits guidance. As you pray and seek together, God will be with you to lead you to your next partner in ministry.

In the meantime, President Paul Brosy and the rest of your Governing Board will be working together with the staff to provide a smooth transition for this congregation. Pastor Nancy Feniuk Nelson, the Bishops Associate, will also help the Governing Board, the Call Team and the staff prepare for the weeks between my departure and the arrival of your new pastor. Good Shepherd will be well led and well cared for.

Cherie and I would appreciate your prayers as we prepare for this big change in our lives. We will be packing and planning for the next several weeks. On May 13 I will at-tend the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly in Salt Lake City to be introduced to the Synod; Cherie will join me there and we will travel to Gillette on May 46 to work on finding hous-ing. I will be back here in the office on May 7. We will take the first two weeks in June to make the actual move, and I will begin my duties in Gillette on June 15.

Gillette is a mining, energy, and ranching center in far north-east Wyoming, between the Bighorn Mountains and the Black Hills. If you plan a trip to Devils Tower, Mt. Rush-more, or Sturgis you will likely drive through Gillette. If you pass through, please stop in to say hello!

I will be sad to leave Lutheran Church of the Good Shep-herd. It has been a privilege and my great delight to serve as your interim pastor for these eleven months. Cherie and I have found many good friends and a warm, supportive community here. You will remain in our hearts and in our prayers.

Grace and Peace,

PASTORS MESSAGE In April, the Call Team submitted our Minis-try Site Profile to the Sierra Pacific Synod. We want to thank everyone who helped contribute to the profile with their words, attendance at events, and most im-portantly, prayers.

We now are in the second phase of the call process. The Synod will review our Site Pro-file and make it available for potential candi-dates to review and declare their inter-est. We should have a list of candidates by late May, at which point the interview proc-ess will begin with the goal of presenting a candidate to the congregation in the early summer.

As always, we will update you on our pro-gress and welcome questions along the way.

Thank you, and God bless.

The Good Shepherd Call Team: Adam Anderson, [email protected] Judi Hein, [email protected] Kent Kubista, [email protected] Linda Smith, [email protected] Diana Welmerink, [email protected] Vic Williams, [email protected]



Pr. Paul is leaving a bit earlier than we ex-pected but please know that the Governing Board and staff are already in the process of managing worship and pastoral care during our transition. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to give anyone on the Governing Board a call.

Paul Brosy, [email protected], 851-2552

Louis Mendes, Treasurer [email protected], 425-2741 Lori Bigham, Secretary [email protected], 747-4837 Alyssa OHair, Member [email protected], 527-3561 Colin Robertson, Member [email protected],323-6729 Nicole Guyette, Member [email protected], 750-9281

Shepherds Voice 4


O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his stead-fast love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34 Congratulations to all of the Journeyers in this years Journey With Christ sessions. Thank you for the many hours you spent hearing the Word and sharing your sto-ries; deepening your faith in God and your connection to the Good Shepherd community. Thank you to their sponsors, who were companions along the journey and helped and guided our journey-ers. Thank you to the congregation, who supported, cele-brated, prayed for and welcomed the journeyers throughout this process, especially those who pre-sented to the journeyers or brought a meal to share. We look forward to sharing a life in Christ together. Our 2014-2015 Journeyers and their Companions:

Jim Ballard Troy Giersdorf Ruth Damron Teri Estes

Steve Hedrick Todd Mauldin Paul Kaufmann Dave Harbeck

Shelby Kolesar Erin Anderson Andrew Palmer Tom Albright Barbara Pratt Elaine Brown Burris Judy Prutzman Karen Hensel Phil Romero Todd Mauldin Amanda Slabaugh Katie Albright Journey With Christ Leadership Team:

Dolly Keller, [email protected], 826-2127 Steve Secora, [email protected], 360-6420 Adam Welmerink, [email protected], 622-1874

May Worship at Good Shepherd

May 3 Pr. John Handrich, Guest preacher

May 10 Happy Mothers Day!

May 17 Potts-Parrish & Rushing Baptisms at 9am

May 24 Day of Pentecost: Wear Red to Worship! Worship at 7:30am and 10am 10am Worship + the Rite of Confirmation May 31 The Holy Trinity Pr. Pauls final Sunday at Good Shepherd Choir recesses until fall 10am Sundae Sunday End of School Year

Ice Cream PartyKids Community recesses until fall

12:15pm Farewell Potluck for the Bodins


Adult Faith Formation Sundays, 10am | Luther Hall