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Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord and Savior!

This is Holy Shepherd's weekly newsletter. It contains announcements about important upcoming events at our church and preschool. Scroll down for information about our youth events and prayer list.

Sunday School 9:15 AM | Worship 10:30 AM

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Jan 27
Youth Night, 6 PM

Jan 31
Sunday School, 9:15 AM
Worship, 10:30 AM (Installation of newly elected officers)
Confirmation, 6 PM

Feb 6
Trivia Night, 6 PM

Feb 10
Lenten Dinner, 6 PM
Ash Wednesday Service, 7 PM

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Midweek Lenten Suppers & Services

Join us for Midweek Lenten services beginning Wednesday, February 10th at 7 PM. We also gather for a meal at 6 PM prior to the service. We are looking for volunteers to donate and prepare these meals for about 25 people. Two Wednesday night slots are taken and we have four remaining. If you would like to sign-up, please see the sign-up sheet next to the serving window in Neece Hall.

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Trivia Night

Join us on Saturday night, February 6 at 6 PM for Trivia Night. Prizes awarded to both 1st and 2nd place teams. Did your team not win last year? Time to take another chance! Please contact Deaconess Intern Michelle Domin for more information at deaconess@holy-shepherd.com

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Women's Bible Study

We are resuming Woman's Bible Study on 02/14/2016 @ 6:00pm. This session we are going to be studying Pew Sisters by Katie Schuermann.

Every woman in the pew has a story of God's faithfulness, and woman love nothing better than to revel in one another's experiences and celebrate the sisterhood of believers. This study tells what God is doing in the lives of real woman today. From depression to grief to cancer, woman from all over the church share their stories here for the consolation and encouragement of their sisters in faith.

We hope you would please join us.

Any questions, or if you would like to participate. Please contact Erin Cieslik ph# 817-501-2398 or email erincieslik@yahoo.com

No Confirmation Feb 2

Confirmation will not meet on February 2nd, Superbowl Sunday. Enjoy the game!

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Luther Tour in Germany

You are invited to join other Lutherans from 29 May until 8 June, 2016, on a tour of Martin Luther’s Germany as we prepare for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Coordinated by Benjamin Kolodziej, Director of Music at Lord of Life Lutheran in Plano, this trip will visit Wittenberg, Erfurt, Nuremburg, Eisleben, Eisenach, Augsburg and even Torgau where stands the first church built to Luther’s specifications (1544). We’ll conclude the tour in the beautiful mountains of Bavaria to see wonderful castles such as the famous Neuschwanstein. For more information, visit http://planolutheran.com/ ministries/music-ministry/ germany-tour-2016/ or contact Benjamin Kolodziej (bkolodzi@smu.edu).

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Men's Breakfast

Join us February 13th at 8 AM for our monthly Men's Breakfast. Bring a breakfast dish to share if you like or just come. We'll eat, have a devotion and then continue with our study called "A man Named Martin." This study looks at the life and theology of Martin Luther and the events that led up to the Reformation. Pertinent Bible verses are discussed as we follow along with Luther in his re-discovery of the Gospel.

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Text Message Updates from HSLC


Your child’s school may use an text message system known as “Remind.” This allows the school to confidentially communicate with all parents and students. Holy Shepherd has signed up to Remind and will use this service to provide members with prayer requests and periodic updates for activities and inclement weather. To sign up, please text the message “@83e3b” to the number 81010. You will then be asked to reply with your name. That’s it! This will allow our community to better keep in touch with current needs.

We will keep the text messages limited to once or twice per week. All prayer requests will still appear in the weekly enewsletter and bulletin. Remind text message Prayer Requests will be those which are more urgent in nature. As always, please be specific about the wording of your request so that confidentiality will be respected, if desired.

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Hannah's Hope

Many couples today are struggling with infertility. The Bible actually contains several such stories dealing with a couple's desire to have children. Hannah was the wife of Elkannah mentioned in 1 Samuel. She was childless, but desperately wanted to bear a child. She prayed to the Lord and eventually, she conceived. Her son was named Samuel and he went on to become one of the most notable prophets in Israel's history. Hannah's Hope will likely meet once a month to serve as a place of prayer and encouragement for couples who find themselves in circumstances similar to Hannah's. Our next meeting will be TBD. We'll meet in the youth room.

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Adult Sunday School 9:15 AM

Join us on Sunday mornings as our Bible class studies the Gospel of John. We will go through each chapter of this Gospel and talk about the style, theme, purpose and objectives of the author. John’s Gospel has played a pivotal role throughout the history of the church, especially when it comes to understanding the Trinity. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the Gospel of John, this would be a perfect time to begin attending Sunday School.

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Youth Night

Coming to you with your weekly Up^Date

Youth Night – Wednesday, January 20- Food. Fellowship. The Word of God. We meet 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Invite your friends! Today we will learn how to talk to a Mormon.

NEXT Youth Night – Wednesday, January 27 - Bible Trivia Night! Bring your Bible knowledge! We’ll also have a special meal from Feed My Starving Children. See you there!

Trivia Night - Saturday, February 6 - Our spaghetti dinner and trivia fundraiser is a required event for those planning to go on the summer trip. Please arrive at 4:30 to help with set up and cooking.

Ongoing Fundraiser!!!
Don’t forget about our ongoing recycling fundraiser. Bring in your empty ink cartridges, old cell phones & other small electronics so that we can send them in to support our events and trips. Ask your office and co-workers if they are looking to recycle some of these items… so far we have raised over $125! Visit www.planetgreenrecycle.com for more information.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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