Summer as Sabbath

by Allison Pate, Faith Formation and Service Director This is the week summer begins. Not just because the Summer Solstice falls on Tuesday, June 20, but because (and probably more importantly) public schools are out this week. I’m sure you’ll notice the difference, as kids show up at grocery stores Read More

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A WholeHearted People

From Advent through Easter, we have journeyed through the seasons of the church that tell the story of Jesus. Now, we enter a new season where we transition to the story of the people of God. On the day of Pentecost, God fills us with the Holy Spirit, weaving us Read More

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Good Shepherd Partners with Days for Girls

Good Shepherd is just beginning  a new partnership with the non-profit Days for Girls. Days for Girls International is a grassroots non-profit that creates a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene. The Olympia Chapter of Days for Girls Read More

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VBS – Welcome to Hero Central!

Dates: Aug.7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon. You’re invited to soar with us at Hero Central Vacation Bible School! We’ll go on awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Hero Central VBS features epic music, spectacular science, crafty Read More

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Local Author Ned Hayes to Discuss The Eagle Tree at Good Shepherd

Save the Date for Our Book Swap Brunch Good Shepherd’s Women’s Book Club invites everyone to Brunch on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 10:00 for a conversation with local author, Ned Hays. We’ll be discussing Ned’s bestselling book, The Eagle Tree. Set in Olympia, “Tree” is told from the perspective of 14-year-old Read More

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Are We Really the Mother of Exiles?

….Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome….”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming Read More

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Welcoming Today’s Refugees

The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd and the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation are excited to host John Forseth, Program Director for Refugee Resettlement and Placement for Lutheran Community Services  on Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m at Good Shepherd. We’ll be learning about the many heartwarming and rewarding volunteer Read More

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Donate your Jeans to the Koinonia Quilters

Do you have blue jeans in your closet that you no longer wear? Why not put them back into circulation where they can be used and appreciated? Rosie Macs, one of our Koinonia Quilters, is making a rag quilt out of (repurposed) blue jeans to donate to Community Youth Services Read More

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Our Daily Bread

If you are involved or interested in Good Shepherd’s hunger ministry programs, join us on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. here at Good Shepherd for Our Daily Bread, a day to celebrate and cultivate our hunger programs. Come and learn new tips and tricks, share your Read More

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Apply Now for Lutheran College Scholarship

The Good Shepherd Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Lutheran College Scholarship. To qualify for this scholarship applicants must be: an active member of The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd and accepted for admission to a Lutheran college, university, or seminary for the upcoming academic year. Read More

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