May 2021

The 'Man Upstairs?' Someone, who once thought they were making some sort of connection to a well-known pastor once said to them, “I don’t care much for churches and such, but I do believe in the ‘man upstairs’, and isn’t that what religion is about after...

What would you say? In just a few hours, 33 9th graders, who are affirming their faith at their Confirmation this afternoon, will share their belief statements before our online congregation and their in-person immediate family members. Many of our confirmands’ statements will hold words of...

The Letter of 1st John is written to very early Christian believers who lived a short time after Jesus was raised from the dead -around 100 A.D. The opening lines of this 1st letter indicate that we are receiving witness from someone who was close...

Maundy Thursday Tonight, we remember that Jesus gathers to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover with his disciples in an upper room. At tonight’s meal, Jesus spends time lecturing his friends over dinner. At various points of his lecture, Jesus tells his disciples that he’s about...

As we enter Holy Week, we begin to hear the stories we repeat, year after year. I don’t know how it is for you, but for me, these stories never get old. They are the stories of Jesus’ death and resurrection that are at the...

The April 2021 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....

This week, the center of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even his closest friends. ...

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Dear siblings in Christ, I am thrilled to announce the Good Shepherd Executive Committee, acting on recommendations from the COVID-19 Task Force, has authorized a return to in-person worship starting outside Easter Sunday, and inside a week later! One year ago, we made the decision to move...

Although Lent is rightly seen more often as a time for individual practices of repentance, prayer and fasting; Lent can also be seen as a time for the deepening of community....

The Sunday readings for Lent 4, year B include the visit of Nicodemus to Jesus at night. Though he is a leader in the community, his interest in Jesus pushes him to the outside of his own group and to the edges of Jesus’ followers....

Although Lent is rightly seen more often as a time for individual practices of repentance, prayer and fasting; Lent can also be seen as a time for the deepening of community. ...