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This Week at Good Shepherd

5/10/20 – Facebook, 9am Celebrate the 5th Sunday of Easter. Meet us at Facebook at 9:00 for a live greeting, then gather with us at YouTube for worship with Reverend Elyse Nelson-Winger preaching. Printable worship bulletin. Link to worship service.

5/10/20ZOOM, 10:30 am Study the Book of Acts with Good Shepherd through May. Jason will lead us in a weekly discussion. You’ll find our reading schedule, videos and meeting link here.

5/13/20 – Facebook, 6:15 pm Join Jason for a Wednesday video devotion and discussion.

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. 

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This Week at Good Shepherd

5/3/20 – Facebook, 9am Celebrate the 4th Sunday of Easter. Meet us at Facebook at 9:00 for a live greeting, then gather with us at YouTube for worship with Marilyn Dudley, SAM preaching. Printable worship bulletin. Link to worship service.

5/6/20 – Facebook, 6:15 pm Join Jason for a Wednesday video devotion and discussion.

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ’s blessing, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. 

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Week of 4/26 at Good Shepherd

4/26/20 – Facebook, 9am Celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Meet Jason at Facebook at 9:00 for a live greeting, then gather with us at YouTube for worship with Reverend Elyse Nelson-Winger preaching. Printable worship bulletin. Link to worship service

4/29/20 – Facebook, 6:15 pm Join Jason for a Wednesday video devotion and discussion.

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

God of peace, give us eyes to see the Good News around us, and give us grace to bear the bad news.  Breathe your living Spirit on us, and raise us up to proclaim your peace and hope to a weary world. We pray these things in the name of your risen Son, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

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This Week at Good Shepherd

4/19/20 Facebook, 9am Celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Easter. Meet Jason at Facebook at 9:00 for a live greeting, then gather with us at YouTube for worship with Reverend Elyse Nelson-Winger preaching. Printable worship bulletin.

4/22/20 – Facebook, 6:15 pm Join Jason for a Wednesday video devotion and discussion..

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

God of peace, give us eyes to see the Good News around us, and give us grace to bear the bad news.  Breathe your living Spirit on us, and raise us up to proclaim your peace and hope to a weary world. We pray these things in the name of your risen Son, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

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Easter at Good Shepherd

4/12/20 Facebook, 9am Celebrate the resurrection of Christ with your Good Shepherd Family! We’ve prepared a service of readings, prayers, songs (and chickens!) featuring many, many familiar faces! Meet Jason at Facebook at 9:00 for a live greeting, then gather with us at YouTube for this very special Easter worship service. Printable worship bulletin.

You can find our Maundy Thursday service here. And our Good Friday service is here.

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

In you, Father all-mighty, we have our preservation and our bliss. In you, Christ we have our restoring and our saving. You are our mother, brother, and savior. In you, our Lord the Holy Spirit, is marvelous and plenteous grace. You are our clothing; for love you wrap us and embrace us. You are our maker, our lover, and our keeper. Teach us to believe that by your grace all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. Amen.

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This Week at Good Shepherd

4/5/20 – HOSANNA!!! Celebrate Palm Sunday with us at 9:00 am at GSLC’s Facebook. We’ll have a live greeting from Jason and a brief worship service with a sermon from Rachel Bass Guennewig.

Printable Worship Bulletin for 4/5/20

4/9/20 – Join us on Thursday for a Maundy Thursday service. Jason will start at 7 pm with Facebook Live and then will direct you to the link to watch the pre-recorded service. We will explore the significance of Maundy Thursday through music, art, and the Word. Pastor Elyse Nelson Winger will provide the sermon.

4/10/20 – Join us on Good Friday for a Tenebrae Service (Service of Shadows). In this service we follow Jesus to the cross through the Passion according to Saint John, read by members of Good Shepherd. With each step closer to the cross, we enter more and more into darkness. This is symbolized by the extinguishing of candles. As the candles are extinguished, one remains – the “Christ Candle.” Then this candle is removed, leaving us in darkness, symbolizing the apparent victory of the powers of darkness as our Lord suffers death. The restoration of the “Christ Candle” is a foreshadowing of the Resurrection. We invite you to participate in the lighting and extinguishing of the candles at home while you watch the service. You will need 7 candles. As usual, Jason will start us off with Facebook Live at 7 pm and then direct you to the link to watch the pre-recorded service.

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

Gracious God, it is good for us to gather as your beloved in community. We treasure your presence with us in word and meal, song and prayer. Be with us in these days when gathering together as often as we would like is not possible. When we must be apart for reasons of safety, we trust that you surround us with your sheltering wings. Encourage us in connecting as we are able, reaching out to our neighbors in need and being persistent in prayer. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our constant companion. Amen.


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Online Together

3/29/20 – This Sunday at 9:00 am, we invite you to join us at GSLC’s Facebook for a live greeting and a brief worship service recorded last week in the sanctuary. Hang around for virtual coffee hour!

Printable Worship Bulletin for 3/29/20

We’re Online Together! While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

O God, where our hearts are fearful and constricted, grant courage and hope. Where anxiety is infectious and widening, grant peace and reassurance. Where impossibilities close every door and window, grant imagination and resistance. Where distrust twists our thinking, grant healing and illumination. Where spirits are daunted and weakened, grant soaring wings and strengthened dreams. All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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Our Building is Closed – But Our Church is Open

We’re Online Together! As the old Sunday School song reminds us, “The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people.”  While our building may be closed, our church is open – we can still be church, even if we’re not together.  Click here to find our Online Together page with worship, prayer and devotion resources.

Let us hold each other in prayer.  Let us pray also for all who are sick, those who care for them, those who are distressed and those who grieve loss of loved ones, those entrusted with ongoing decisions — all who need God’s saving help throughout our world. Amen.