Dear Good Sam Community,

I am reminded that God is able to bring good out of every circumstance and desires nothing more than to bring us into community, through abundant life and faith.  So, I keep vigil for these opportunities and gifts that really do come from God for our benefit.  Peace and courage to you and yours in this challenging time.

I ask you also to be mindful, not only of your own personal and family health but also of those whom you will not see, run across, bump into or have a chance to visit with.  Stay connected through social media, phone, checking on one another and your neighbors so that the work of God among us may continue in good courage.  I look forward to connecting with you online, on social media, by phone, text, video call and more.

Here you will find a collection of resources and ways we can continue to be community to help navigate the coming weeks as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll continue to update as new practices and information become available. 

Peace and Love,

Pastor Mitch 

Online Gatherings

And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

Sunday Morning Worship @ 9am via Zoom – Meeting ID: 894 0206 1586

Password: 20850

Thursday Good Sam Kids Meet Up @ 3:30pm via Zoom – Contact Kathy Marbach for Meeting ID and Password

Other Worship Services

And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:13

Here are some suggested Lutheran links to live streaming or recorded services on Sunday Mornings where you can watch and worship along in a familiar liturgy.  These sites were recommended by members of Good Sam.

Prayer Requests

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6

In this time of intentional separation, we want to consciously lift one another up in prayer. You can leave a prayer concern, request, or praise on our website at the Prayer Concerns page, found beneath the ‘Worship’ heading at the top of every page.

Hymn Playlist

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord

Ephesians 5:18b-19

Do you miss the music from Sunday mornings at Good Sam? We’ve curated a playlist of hymns and other Christian music with the help of congregation members and musical leaders. You can access the playlist for free via Spotify by clicking HERE.

Serving Our Community

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

The Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am) will remain open as long as there is food and volunteers to distribute it. Practices of distributing food have been adjusted for the safety of our volunteers and our guests.

  • We are still accepting food donations.
  • We still need volunteers to serve.

If you have any questions about Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, please contact Rich Slavik.