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December Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

Dec. 2 [Sunday Theme] “Fulfillment of the Promise”

(Congregational Annual Meeting @ 10:30 am in the Sanctuary)

◊ Dec. 5 Wednesday Advent Church Night

4:30 pm Eat and Play Fellowship

                5:30 pm Advent Potluck

                6:30 pm Advent Vespers

                7:00 pm Discuss Together “Lasting Impact” Intro and Chapters 3-4

Dec. 9 [Sunday Theme] “Stir Up Our Hearts”

◊ Dec. 12 Wednesday Advent Church Night (see schedule above)

Dec. 16  [Sunday Theme]Sunday School Christmas Pageant”

◊  Dec. 19 Wednesday Advent Church Night (see schedule above)

Dec. 23  [Sunday Theme] “Faithful Lives Always Give Birth to God’s Activity”

◊Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services

5:00 pm Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service

8:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 30  [Sunday Theme] “Lessons and Carols for Christmas”

November Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

Nov. 4 [Sunday Theme] “Small is Big” Rev. Phil Hirsch Assistant to the Bishop of the Metro DC Synod

◊ Nov. 4 Consecration Sunday Brunch 10:15 am (RSVP Here)  Theme:  “Giving and Growing in Faith

Nov. 11 [Sunday Theme] “Living in the Hands of God” also Honoring Our Veterans

Nov. 18  [Sunday Theme] “Like a New Day, Dawning”

◊  Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Meal at Good Sam 5:30 pm (potluck) with a short worship service at 7 pm.

Nov. 25  [Sunday Theme] “Knowing vs Understanding:  a Revelation”

◊ Nov. 28  Wednesday Church Night is back this Advent Season

                4:30 pm Eat and Play Fellowship

                5:30 pm Advent Potluck

                6:30 pm Advent Vespers

                7:00 pm Discuss Together “Lasting Impact” Intro and Chapters 1-2

October Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

October 7  [Sunday Theme] Fall Focus:  Finding our Neighbors “Building a Conversation”

October 14 [Sunday Theme] Fall Focus:  Finding our Neighbors “What Will You Live For: Giving It Voice”

October 21 [Sunday Theme] Fall Focus:  Finding our Neighbors “What Will “Finding Our Neighbors” mean for Good Sam and You?”

October 28 [Sunday Theme] Reformation Sunday “Faith and CHANGE”

 

 

September Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

September 2 [Sunday Theme] “Centered on God”

September 9 [Sunday Theme] “Along the Way”

            ◊ RALLY DAY – 11:00 am all Congregation Picnic with games, fun, activities and hotdogs and hamburgers to share.  Bring a side dish. 

September 16 [Sunday Theme] “Hold the Tongue, Reserve Judgement and Wait on the Lord”

September 23 [Sunday Theme] “Stories from the National Youth Gather in Huston”

           ◊ Youth Sunday

September 30 [Sunday Theme] “A Share of the Spirit”

          ◊ Welcome of New Members

 

August Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

August 5 [Sunday Theme] “Come in for What You Need, Stay for the Needs of Others”

August 12 [Sunday Theme] “When Bread is More Than “Bread”

August 19 [Sunday Theme] “Finding Jesus in the Bread”

August 26 [Sunday Theme] “A Feast of Hope”

 

July Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

** Part Time Job Opening  Mission and Engagement Director (click the link for more info.)  Position closes Aug. 1.**

July 1 [Sunday Theme] “A Healing Touch in the Midst of Lamentation”

July 8 [Sunday Theme] “I Forgot to Check My Hearing Aids…”

July 15 [Sunday Theme] “A Measured Course and a Plumb Line”

       ◊ Wednesday, July 18 from 4 -7 pm – Family Fun Night (this will take the place of Vacation Bible School)

July 22  [Sunday Theme] “A Shepherd for Our Lost Sheep”

July 29  [Sunday Theme] “A Message from Pastor Carlsen”

June Highlights

Good Sam Happenings 

** Part Time Job Opening  Mission and Engagement Director (click the link for more info.)  Position closes Aug. 1.**

June 3 [Sunday Theme] “Sabbath and Restoration”

June 10 [Sunday Theme] “Confused About the Will of God?”    

                 ◊ June 10- Getting to Know Good Sam! 10:45 am (after Fellowship) 

June 17 [Sunday Theme] “Sanctuary is Received and Shared”

June 24  [Sunday Theme] “Fear, Faith and God’s Activity”

                ◊ June 30 Good Sam’s Annual Yard Sale 7:00 am – Noon

May Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

        ◊ May 5 Farming 4 Hunger Fundraiser “Seeds of Change” 12:00pm -2:30pm

        ◊ May 5 Mother and Daughter Day Tea 12pm

May 6 [Sunday Theme] “Love and the Spirit of God”   Making New Connections Commitment Sunday

May 13  [Sunday Theme] “Unity and Community with God and within God”   Making New Connections Celebration Sunday 

May 20 [Sunday Theme] “God Has a Plan: It Includes You” – Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation Sunday

May 27 [Sunday Theme] “Family of God”   (Summer Schedule begins today, Worship is at 9:30 am)

April Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

           ◊ March 29   Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm

           ◊ March 30  Good Friday Service 7 pm

April 1 [Sunday Theme] “Easter is Always a Surprise”

            Join us for Easter Sunday Brunch @ 10:10 am

April 8  [Sunday Theme] “Life in Christ is a Community Activity”

Making New Connections Campaign Kick-off (⇐ click here to learn more)

April 15  [Sunday Theme] “Peace, Presence, Repentance and Restoration”

April 22  [Sunday Theme] “A Message from Pastor Carlsen”

April 29  [Sunday Theme] “The Fruitfulness of Being In Christ”

March Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

March 4 [Sunday Theme] “Idolatry That Dogs Us”

◊ March 7   Wednesday Church Night 

   5:30 pm Soup and Bread Supper (all welcome)

   6:30 pm Lenten Vespers (Joyous Light)

   7:00 pm  Classes Begin

        1) “Everything Happens for a Reason, and other Lies I’ve loved” with Pastor Mitch

        2) “Luther: Renegade and Prophet” with Pastor Carlsen

March 11  [Sunday Theme] “The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up”

◊ March 14   Wednesday Church Night

   5:30 pm Soup and Bread Supper (all welcome)

   6:30 pm Lenten Vespers (Joyous Light)

   7:00 pm  Classes Begin

        1) “Everything Happens for a Reason, and other Lies I’ve loved” with Pastor Mitch

        2) “Luther: Renegade and Prophet” with Pastor Carlsen

March 18  [Sunday Theme] “An Accumulation of Scars and Blessings”

◊ March 21   Wednesday Church Night CANCELLED due to Weather

March 25  [Sunday Theme] “Passion: a Play on Words”

◊ March 28   No Wednesday Church Night this week

◊ March 29   Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm

◊ March 30  Good Friday Service 7 pm

April 1  [Sunday Theme] “Easter is Always a Surprise”  (one service 9 am)

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