The church office will be closed Monday, July 28.
So, what's so important to you that you would sell all you had to obtain it?
The 2014 session of the Virginia Annual Conference was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Friday, June 20, to Sunday, June 22. Click here to read about what happened each day.
Joe Kinego, Mark Burgess, Yohan Moon and Lyn Moon attended from the Church of the Good Shepherd. Joe and Mark were our respective lay and clergy delegates. Joe Kinego will share highlights from the conference during the 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 29.
Church Council will meet this Monday evening, May 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallery.
You're invited to join us for prayer each Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Please feel free to come and pray quietly in the sanctuary and leave, if you need to, or stay and join others as we move to the church's Information Center for intercessory prayer.
The youth will gather in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, April 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in Adult Room #2.
Bell Choir, 7:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir, 7:30 p.m.
The Church of the Good Shepherd’s confidential “Teens in Turmoil” Parent Support Group monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 10 (Senior High Room) in the Education Center. The group typically meets the second Thursday night of each month. The group is open to those who need support and prayers for their struggling teenage and young adult children. For more information, contact facilitator Becky Todd York through the church office.
Boy Scout Troop 13's Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are welcome and will be received April 28-May 2. Proceeds from the sale benefit the troop's activities.
You are invited to join us in Room 7 (through the Educational Center main entrance and down the hallway to the left) on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for contemplative prayer. Now also offered on Sunday Mornings, from 9:00a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room/Gallery located near the church offices.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet.
OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program. We practice unity with diversity, and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home.
A chapter of OA meets every Monday evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Members of this year's Lakota Mission Team as they were leaving Dulles International Airport Friday morning, June 27, at 6:20 a.m., enroute to Denver, Colorado, where they rented vans to drive the final leg of their trip to the Lakota Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Altogether, this year, there are 20 team members representing 5 area churches. Some team members flew and drove out to the reservation earlier to prepare for this year's mission.
Rev. Burgess invites you to join him this July in reading and discussing John Dalrymple's book Simple Prayer. The publisher says this about the book: "John Dalrymple wrote many spiritual classics, all stemming from his conviction that prayer is the most important element in Christian living. In this beautiful reissue of his bestselling Simple Prayer, he writes explicitly on prayer, teaching that the simple silent prayer of contemplation is attainable for anyone who seeks to try. What unfolds is a mature yet accessible consideration of all aspects of prayer and how it connects with politics, liberation, poverty, spiritual reading and the experience of the Dark Night."
The class will meet each Sunday in July at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult 2 classroom. Participants are urged to please purchase and download either a Kindle or Nook version of the book, as the few paperback copies that are still available will be late in arriving at the church.
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