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.