GOOD SHEPHERD FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH

120 SW 2nd St

P.O. Box 371

Madison SD 57042

Phone: 605-480-1790

Email: gsflchurch@gmail.com

 

CENTER FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH

44312 245th St

P.O. Box 341

Salem SD 57058

Phone: 605-480-1790

Email: deanfeistner@gmail.com


 I Am the Good Shepherd I know My own and My own know Me

John 10:14

 

FEBRUARY 2024 NEWSLETTER

GOOD SHEPHERD FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MADISON SD


Disciples for Christ, for life, for every member, for all the world.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Pastor and Judy / Gary and Lourine Vostad / Bruce Harms / Shawna Mellom / Center Free Congregation /

AFLC World Missionaries; AFLC Home Missionaries; AFLC Evangelism & Discipleship/

Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary /

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

(AFLC Missionaries are in parentheses)

Feb 3 – Matthew Feistner

Feb 4 – Pastor Dean Feistner

Feb 4 – Mary Hefner

Feb 6 – Alex Shankey

Feb 8 – Cassidi Hale

Feb 8 – Carolyn Goergen

Feb 9 – Colton Yeager

Feb 12 – Lincoln Feistner

Feb 14 – Gary Vostad

Feb 14 – (Barb Schierkolk – Mexico)

Feb 19 – (Hannah Lee – Brazil)

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

No February Anniversaries

 

UPCOMING NEW AND SPECIAL EVENTS 

(Please check the December calendar for dates and times of all events)

 

COUNCIL: Monday, Feb 5 at 2:30 pm

 

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP: Wednesday, Feb 14 at 7:00 pm at Center Free Lutheran Church – 44312 245th St, rural Salem

 

LENTEN SUPPERS AND LENTEN WORSHIP: Potluck Suppers and worship services will rotate between Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and Center Free Lutheran Church. Please bring a dish to share.

 

Schedule:

Good Shepherd: Feb 21 - 6:00 pm Potluck Supper / 7:00 pm Worship

Center Free: Feb 28 – 6:00 pm Potluck Supper / 7:00 pm Worship

Good Shepherd: Mar 6 - 6:00 pm Potluck Supper / 7:00 pm Worship

Center Free: Mar 13 - 6:00 pm Potluck Supper / 7:00 pm Worship

Good Shepherd: Mar 20 - 6:00 pm Potluck Supper / 7:00 pm Worship

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK NEEDS LIST: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies

 

A WORD FROM PASTOR

Come and Hear

Psalm 66:5, 16

 

We have been greatly blessed this winter with favorable weather. There has also been a bout of very cold and snowy days so we choose which one we will set before our thoughts. Will we focus on the difficult or on the more desirable parts of this season? What will we talk about? What will be the center of our weather conversations? In life as well, we all go through times of trouble and times of good, times of plenty and times of less. Sometimes our minds are stuck in remembering the rough spots in life and somehow forgetting all the blessings. In our conversations with people, we will talk about both, but are we able to share the source of all good things in our lives?

 

In Psalm 66 David encourages us to be ready to share the mighty works of the Lord. We are told in verse 5 to “come and see”. In verse 16 we are asked to “come and hear”. 5 Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men 16 Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. God has indeed been so good to us, both in worldly temporal things and in

spiritual eternal things. What Jesus Christ did for us on the cross to take the punishment for our sins is something that we need to share with others. Think about your own story. Think about the words that you can use to “tell of what He has done for my soul.” Your words of your redemption might be just what the Lord will use to bring a soul to salvation or to encourage a fellow Christian along in life’s journey.

 

Submitted by Pastor Dean Feistner 

 

ASSOCIATION FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH

For more information about the Association Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) and AFLC ministries, please visit their website at https://www.aflc.org/

 

To donate to AFLC World Missions and missionaries, please go to https://www.aflcworldmissions.org/online-giving/

 

MARCH PREVIEW

EASTER: Sunday, Mar 31

 

 

GOOD SHEPHERD FREE LUTHERAN – MADISON SD CONTACT INFORMATION

Church Address: 120 SW  2nd Street     ---     PO Box 371     ---     Madison, SD   57042

Pastor: James Lindgren 507-227-7368                       Email:  gsflchurch@gmail.com

Associate Pastor: Dean Feistner 605-480-1790           Website: http://goodshepherdfreelutheran.com

Council President: Joe Neville 605-291-9694               Instagram: goodshepherdmadisonsd

Church Phone: (605) 427-9400                                  Facebook: Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church – Madison SD

 


 

 

 

For more information

If you would like to know more about Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church and Center Free Lutheran Church, here are some options:


* Contact us using our contact form

* Email: gsflchurch@gmail.com or deanfeistner@gmail.com

* Call: (605) 480-1790

* Visit the I'm New, About Us, and FAQ pages 

 

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