The Long Darkness

Please join us on Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. for this special service, The Long Darkness. Darkness comes early; dawn comes late in this season of dwindling light. In the midst of the growing darkness we habitually find ourselves scurrying around to liven and lighten things up. But, instead Read More

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Cookie Walk December 17

We need homemade cookies for our annual Cookie Walk to be held on  Sunday, December 17! Cookies are sold by the pound before and between worship services. Cookies may be brought in on Saturday December 16 or on Sunday morning, and left in Crary Hall. Cookies should arrive as early Read More

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Youth and Children’s Christmas Service

We’ve begun working on the Christmas Service, All the Earth is Hopeful, which will take place here on Sunday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. This service focuses on the hope we have in God’s great gift to us, Jesus. Children and youth take the leadership role in this service. For Read More

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Good Shepherd Generosity

In November a group of individuals interested in world and local concerns met to determine how Good Shepherd’s FY 2018 benevolence funds would be distributed.  After prayer, discernment and discussion the group recommended (and Council approved at their November meeting) that $80,500 be distributed among the following groups: Local and Read More

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Mitten Tree Tradition Continues

The Shirley Tranum Mitten Tree is up in the Narthex where it is serving as a collection spot for gifts we give each year to kids in need at local schools. On the tree you will find paper ornaments that double as gift tags. Each tag has a written description Read More

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Give Alternative Giving a Try!

Did you know that the average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year? Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Do you want to give a gift with meaning that makes an impact on this world and brings true joy? Consider giving an ELCA Read More

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Warm Up the Holidays – Clean your Closets

You can make difference just by cleaning out your closets of winter wear for men, women, and children! The Zonta Club of South Puget Sound is spearheading a coat and accessories giveaway that will meet pressing needs in our own community. You can help by contributing clean, gently used or Read More

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Practicing Advent at Home

Advent is a time to prepare, reflect, and acknowledge our gift of salvation through Jesus. At Good Shepherd we want to help equip you to make the most out of this Church season. Advent Calendars Counting the days and weeks is one way to build anticipation for Christmas Day. We Read More

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Support Sidewalk, Visit Gingerbread Village

Enjoy a little sweet holiday magic and support SideWalk’s mission to end homelessness by coming to see Sidewalk’s Gingerbread Village. Come to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts  on Sunday, November 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is part of Olympia’s annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration,  Read More

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Celebrating our 8th Year as a RIC Congregation

The holy work of welcome is a lifelong journey for everyone. There are countless milestones to be reached in a faith community to welcome, include, and advocate for LGBTQIA+ people and their families and other marginalized communities. These milestones will be reached through ongoing education, relationship building, and staying up Read More

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