"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."  ~Psalm 46:1

We know that god is with us even in the 
worst of times!  What amazing comfort that brings!  Our brothers and sisters at Good Shepherd walk in His Way and also want to bring us comfort in our time of trouble.

Bereavement…the very word can conjure up images that are difficult to process.  Mourning the loss of a loved one is a time like none other….especially in terms of needing the loving help of others.  Good Shepherd’s CFAM Bereavement Team is a wonderful source of such help for our members.

Led by Jan Zinnecker, the Bereavement Team stands at the ready to provide a time for fellowship and remembering which may include a meal or light refreshments.   

 If your loved one's funeral will be at Good Shepherd and you would like to have a time together with family and other mourners at the church, call Pastor Pat at 513.891.1700, ext. 111, or email her at pbadkey@goodshepherd.com   She will contact Jan and set things in motion.  Or you can contact Jan Zinnecker directly at 513.891.1700, ext. 127. 

Bereavement Team members will confer with the member family as to their wishes.  They will secure the food, set up the dining area and serve the meal.  

Of course, families may wonder how much this will cost.  Jan Zinnecker suggests a possible donation from the family based on the number of people and nature of the food requested. The food preparation and meal service, is of course, lovingly provided by the good people of GSLC.

Many times families who have gone through this experience have commented on how comforting it was to have the Bereavement Team handle the food and logistics…a wonderful gesture of Christian caring.

 Good Shepherd is a caring church. If you are looking for a way to join in the mission of providing help to your Good Shepherd friends in their time of trouble and you think this is an appropriate fit for your talents and interests, we urge you to contact Pastor Pat at 513.891.1700, x111 and let her know of your willingness to help out.  Jan and her Team members can always use an additional “pair of hands”!