The Biblical mandate to serve all people is clear. God has always had a special care for the lonely, the outcast, those on the fringe of society. Community service is one of the things we believe we do well at Good Shepherd. Here are a few of the places that come under the care of our community.
Orville and Wendell Anderson Benevolent Fund
A Fund developed by a bequest of Orville and Wendell Anderson to be used for the support of peoples' needs and suppport of worthwhile projects.We assist those who are in need of financial help through scholarships for graduating seniors, assistance to those in need and donations to organizations.
Snohomish Food Bank We collect food on a weekly basis to take to the local food bank to help those struggling to feed their families.
Bethany of the Northwest Bethany of the Northwest is an extension of the Lutheran Church's ministry in the city of Everett. It provides wholeness of care to those in the twilight of their lives and those with special needs.
We provide financial support for many of Bethany's projects to enhance the care of their residents.
As Charles Schulz’s Linus character from the PEANUTS® comic strip was comforted by his blanket, Project Linus strives to do the same and more for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. The blankets our nearly 400 chapter coordinators collect from thousands of “blanketeers” (volunteers) across the United States and then distribute to these children provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort.
Lutheran Counseling Network
Lutheran Counseling Network is an extension of the church's ministry, providing counseling and care for all people. Through the generous donations of more than 30 congregations, LCN is able to provide therapy for clients on a sliding scale basis.
From the Sunday after Labor Day through May we offer Christian learning for all ages, that begins at 10:45 and runs until 11:15.
Our youngest learners use a variety of methods to relate to the well known Bible stories and they all meet together.
We have a chancel choir that practices every Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. at the church. We meet from the middle of September through Pentecost Sunday. We sing every Sunday and also add choir selections at various services throughout the church year.