Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Palm Sunday – The History Palm Sunday (first known as Pasha) originated in the Jerusalem Church around the late third or early fourth century. Ceremonies consisted of prayers, hymns, and sermons as people moved through the numerous holy sites within the city. At the last site, the place of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the clergy would read the … Read More

Dementia Support Group

dementia support group

Dementia Support Group Dementia Support Group presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This group will be meeting Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at the Good Shepherd Community, 325 11th Street North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379. Contact Anna Harren at 320-258-8665 or at annaharren@gsc-mn.org to … Read More

About Dementia Friends

About Dementia Friends

About Dementia Friends About Dementia Friends. Good Shepherd welcomed 10 new Dementia Friends after they completed an information session on March 8th. Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and is now becoming a huge movement in the US. Currently there are over 10,000 Dementia Friends in Minnesota. The goal is to … Read More

FREE, seven-week workshop called “Stepping On”

FREE, seven-week workshop called “Stepping On"

FREE, seven-week workshop called “Stepping On” FREE, seven-week workshop called “Stepping On”. Join other older adults in learning how you can take control of your life to prevent falls! Falls are not a normal part of aging. Take control of your life to remain independent in your own home without a fear of falling by enrolling in our FREE, seven-week … Read More

Meet Dennis of Good Shepherd

Meet Dennis of Good Shepherd

Meet Dennis of Good Shepherd. Meet Dennis of Good Shepherd. Born March 2, 1943, Dennis and his family lived on a farm in New York Mills. His father worked the farm along with his mother. She also worked as a nurse’s aide in a local nursing home. Enjoyment for Dennis was found in several childhood activities but his favorites were, … Read More

THE STORY OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Presidents Day

THE STORY OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY The Story of Presidents’ Day. The Story of Presidents’ Day: Origin as Washington’s Birthday. The story of Presidents’ Day date begins in 1800. Following President George Washington’s death in 1799, his February 22 birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like … Read More

Meet Sandy of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Sandy of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Sandy of Shepherd of Grace Meet Sandy of Shepherd of Grace. Sandy was the youngest of five children and grew up in Minneapolis. Her mom worked for Honeywell and her dad was a street sweeper for the City of Minneapolis.  She graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She worked for Hayes Potato Farm sorting potatoes for two weeks before … Read More

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018. Service will be at 10:00 a.m. in The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Lutheran Worship: History and Practice, a commentary on Lutheran Worship, one of our Synod’s hymnals, says this about ashes on Ash Wednesday: “Other customs may be used, particularly the imposition of ashes on those who wish … Read More

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Transfiguration of Our Lord The Transfiguration of Our Lord. On February 11, we observe The Transfiguration of Our Lord. Worship will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the The Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus, along with Peter, James, and John went up on a high mountain. There Jesus’ clothes became a spectacular dazzling … Read More

Groundhog Day Forecast

Groundhog Day Forecast - 6 More Weeks of Winter - Silly Groundhog!

Groundhog Day Forecast Groundhog Day Forecast – 6 More Weeks of Winter – Silly Groundhog! Some say Punxsutawney Phil is one of the most famous weather forecasters in the world. Amazingly, Phil does all his weather forecasting without ever saying a word. Unlike the scientists who predict the weather — called meteorologists — Phil didn’t have to go to school and doesn’t have to study radar maps. All he has … Read More