So Proud of Our Youth

Yesterday’s Youth Sunday was a heartwarming and uplifting service lead by our very own youth. We could not be more proud of all of them. See for yourself all the great things Pastor Dave has to say.

Hi Brian and Lisa,

Please share with the young people who participated this morning how grateful I am for their talents and willingness to lead worship.

EVERYONE did an incredible job! What a witness to our congregation (and beyond – we’re averaging several hundred views of worship each week). As I said, young people are not (just) the future of the church, they are a vital part of the church right now.

Thank you Brian and Lisa for your leadership of Youth Ministry in general and of the service today in particular.

And finally, please tell Caroline how AWESOME the editing was today. It was obvious she not only knows what she’s doing, but put in the effort to make worship a seamless experience for those who watched.

Christ’s peace,
Pr. Dave

If you missed our Youth Sunday service, you can view it – along with other previous worship services on our YouTube Channel. If you subscribe, you will never miss another!

Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you so much for the generosity of our congregation.

A fifth delivery of food donations were taken to the new temporary shelter

for the homeless family shelter.

With a generous monetary gift and Easter bags being donated we were also able to put together 10 bags for the children to enjoy.

As you can see we did our part in being safe and staying healthy.

Thank you again for your donations.

Palm Sunday Breakfast

Just because we are not together physically does not mean we can’t gather for food and fellowship at the Good Shepherd Palm Sunday Breakfast on Sunday April 5 from 10:00 – 10:55 am. Cook or toast or pour out of a box your favorite breakfast food and join us on Zoom as we eat and talk together.  Please let Pastor Dave ([email protected]) know if you need help getting on Zoom so you can see and/or hear your church friends; it is doable for folks of all ages and abilities as several of our senior members have demonstrated by participating in our Zoom gatherings.

Decorate with Branches

Everyone is invited to decorate a door or window of your home – or multiple doors and windows – with branches to celebrate Palm Sunday. This can be a fun family activity! Then, take a picture of your decorations and send it to me ASAP but by Saturday afternoon either by email ([email protected]) or text (443-261-4255), and the Communications Team and I will get all of our pictures posted on our Social Media sites. 

It could be any green branch you can get. Only the Gospel of John mentions palms; the other Gospel writers talk about generic branches. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks. (Idea from The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit)

Send Cards, Make Calls, Share Love

The Caring Ministry is looking for volunteers to help us keep in touch with our Good Shepherd family members during this time of “social distancing.”  We want to reach out to those who may be feeling particularly isolated because of health issues, because they live alone, or maybe they don’t have access to email or other technology to “keep in touch.” 

Please let us know if you would be interested in making some phone calls, sending some cards, or texting/emailing those who have this capability. 

Nothing fancy–just something to let people know we’re thinking about them and that we care. Don’t we all need this right now! 

To sign up to help or for more information email [email protected].