December 2018

In my college days, the pastor of my church had graduate degrees in both Divinity and Engineering. I thought he was a real nerd. I went on to receive graduate degrees in both Divinity and Engineering. Therefore, I’ve spent much of my life studying and pondering...

The Good Shepherd Women’s Ministry would like to invite all women of the church and their friends, as well as middle and high school girls, to join us for an evening of dessert, candlelight and carols as we prepare our hearts and minds for the...

I was so excited for this new chapter in my life – getting married, starting a new job, and moving to a new city.  My parents enjoyed 50+ years of marriage, and I was looking forward to the same, including the plan to have at...

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Everything had changed in a moment.  It was three years ago and we were planning a big vacation to Vancouver Island, BC. We had been preparing for several months - now we would be going...

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” Ecclesiastes 3:11 I’ve experienced several liminal times in my life- times when I have noticeably shifted from...

A New Ministry with Orchard Ridge Elementary The children of some very needy ORE families have little to eat on weekends.  The ORE Adopt-a-School Committee is working with ORE staff and our Food Pantry Coordinators to provide weekend food supplies to those families. "Weekend Wellness Wrap"...

Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10 (NIV) Stop and realize that I am God Psalm 46:10 (Beck’s) “Praise Him in the hallway”“God doesn’t close doors without opening a window”  “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies”“And if not, He is still good” These...

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was...

Do you want to attend church on a regular basis, but don’t have transportation?  Thanks to a generous gift given to Good Shepherd’s Foundation in 2005, we are able to provide bus service for up to 9 members for the 10 a.m. service at the...

Many messages are produced every day about the end of times.  And those end times always seem to be just around the corner, don't they? Read your morning newspaper, watch the television, check out your Facebook newsfeed, or just look out your own window on some...

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God....

Thank you for supporting our Generosity Campaign to provide funds For Good Shepherd in 2019. We are grateful for the nearly 500 households who have agreed to be generous for next year. Now, we hope to erase the deficit we are facing in 2018 by...

Going Green is Good Stewardship Starting with your 2018 year-end giving statements, Good Shepherd will be providing giving statements electronically via e-mail by default. This will help save both time and reduce expenses for the church. Those members who still wish to receive a paper statement...