Please bring any greenery: pines, hollies, magnolia leaves, Dusty Miller, Aucuba, etc. Anything you have you can trim! We will provide wreath bases & will teach anyone who wants to learn.
Xmas “Tree of Hope” will be put up on when we make wreathes. Please bring an ornament or ornaments with a picture of someone you want to remember this Xmas season!
In his passionate and life-changing book Forgiveness: Finding Peace Though Letting Go, bestselling author Adam Hamilton explores forgiveness in our relationship with God, with our spouses or romantic interests, with our parents and siblings, and with others in our lives.
Our four-session study in October is based on that powerful book. In each session, we’ll use stories and Scripture along with lessons from the book to shape a meaningful experience around forgiveness and letting go. You do NOT need to buy or read the book to participate.
The study happens Wednesdays starting October 6 at 7pm in the Community Room. It will also be offered as the Brown Bag Bible Study (see below) when we’ve finished our current study of Colossians.
Everyone is welcome . . . you don’t need to be a member of the church, so invite your friends!
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!
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.
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)