Congregational Care Survey

The Good Shepherd Care Team gathers regularly to discuss the spiritual and pastoral care needs of church members and friends of the church. Up to this point, Care Team conversations have primarily centered on those who are hospitalized, in need of short term support following hospitalization, or homebound (including homebound communion). For the past few months, Care Team conversations have Read More

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Good Shepherd to Host Faith Over Fear

On October 26 at 1:00 p.m., Good Shepherd will host Faith Over Fear, Standing with our Muslim Neighbors. We encourage you to join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) for an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, Read More

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Join us for a CIELO Fundraiser

Join members of Good Shepherd’s Council and Staff on October 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Heritage Room, 604 Water Street, Olympia as we celebrate with CIELO The Day of the Dead. The evening will feature Mexican cuisine, live piano music of Eduardo Alarcon, a dessert dash, a drawing for Read More

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Theology Uncorked Celebrates the Reformation

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of his hometown church in Wittenberg. With that small, symbolic act, Luther unleashed a storm of change, kicking off the most important religious event of the last millennium—the Read More

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Help us Raise the Roof!!

Over the last several months we’ve been talking about our need to replace the Gathering Place roof, repair part of the Sanctuary roof and our need to improve ventilation throughout our building. In August, the Congregation Council approved a plan and budget to accomplish these projects. In September the Gathering Read More

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We Need Strategic Planners

The Congregation Council is seeking four people to serve on a strategic planning committee led by John Masterson. The committee needs members who have one or more of the following attributes: A deep sense of God being at work through the Body of Christ in a particular time and place Read More

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Good Shepherd to Host AIDNW

We’re excited to be welcoming Aid Northwest  to our church on October 15 at 1:30 p.m. for conversation and training regarding the Tacoma detention center. Even if you don’t have time to volunteer on an ongoing basis with AIDNW this is still an invaluable event to better understand how the Read More

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SWWA Women’s Convention October 14

The Southwestern Washington Synodical Women’s Organization Women of the ELCA will hold its annual convention here at The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The theme for the convention is One Body In Christ. How great our sharing of Read More

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How to Support “Days for Girls”

On the first and third Tuesday of each month, a work party assembles in Crary Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to make items to go into Days for Girls kits. But some items that go into the kits are purchased rather than made. Even if you can’t come Read More

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A Message from Bishop Eaton

“As we journey together through the time God has given us, may God give us the grace of a welcoming heart and an overflowing love for the new neighbors among us” –ELCA social message, “Immigration” (1997). We are saddened today by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Read More

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