October 2020

Gather with us Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a time of reflective worship. Come as you are - bring your worries, joys, hopes, fears, exhaustion- all of it is welcome. In song, prayer, silence, and scripture we’ll join together with one another and with creation...

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A Variety of Denominations We’ve started confirmation for our church’s Middle Schoolers recently. We’re Zooming with about 25 6th graders on Tuesday nights and around 75 7th & 8th graders on Wednesdays. It’s their weekly mid-week Christian education time. This year, our young people will be learning...

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A Sense of Urgency This parable about a wedding banquet gone wrong is a bizarre story (Matthew 22:1-14). Matthew, our gospel writer, extends Jesus’ parable, adding even more dire twists and turns because, scholars believe, Matthew is trying to convey to his audience, and to us,...

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In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a...

Season in Review Thank you to all who volunteered, donated and prayed for the garden this year!  We produced ~1400lbs of peas, beans, melons, corn, tomatoes and squash.  We had ~60 volunteers give their time with a total of over 450 volunteer hours donated.  Even in...

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Get the latest edition of The Messenger The October 2020 issue of Good Shepherd's monthly newsletter "The Messenger" is now available to read online. Print copies have also been mailed out and should be arriving soon. Have a question or an idea for a future issue? Send...

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Change your Mind The ability of human beings to change our minds forms the basis of how we live our lives together. It is a noble and somewhat comforting thing to know that just because we have proclaimed an opinion, there still exists the possibility that ...

When I was in high school, I was in a production of a little known musical entitled Quilters. Prior to production, our director brought in various women to talk to us about their craft. We learned about the process, we learned about patterns, and we learned...