Christmas Eve Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve at Good Shepherd brings us together for three services that celebrate how Love Has Come from heaven to earth in the form of a divine child.  Through scripture, story and song we joyfully proclaim the birth of the Christ Jesus, Prince of Peace. Our first two worship services Read More

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Statement from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton on Standing Rock

When we come together for worship, we often begin with confession and forgiveness using these words: “We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.” Lutherans acknowledge that this is a broken world and, as part of it, even our best wisdom and efforts fall short. Very Read More

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Good Shepherd Affirms Olympia Charter for Compassion

Over the last several month a group of pastors, at the request of Interfaith Works, drafted an Olympia Charter for Compassion. The charter is a call to the entire community to work diligently at being compassionate and inclusive of the most vulnerable in our midst. It has been signed by Read More

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VOTE!!

As a congregation, Good Shepherd generally does not endorse candidates or ballot initiatives. However, as an Advocating Congregation and an active member of Faith Action Network (FAN), we are sharing FAN’s 2016 Ballot Initiatve Guide. It is intended to offer some background information about the five ballot initiatives on which Read More

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Liturgical Art – Musings from the workbench

Broadly defined, liturgical art is any work of art that pertains in some way to the rite of Christian worship. This may include the altar, furnishings, vestments, candles, banners, and other ritual objects, and the architecture. All of these play some role in the divine worship service. Because the function Read More

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Voting…WWJD

Recently I was asked to write an article about how the upcoming elections intersect with our faith. I commend to you a series of articles on Faith and the Elections that can be found at www.Bread.org/blog. Recent blogger Galen Carey writes, Many political commentators are perplexed, and many American citizens Read More

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Sam Torvend to Speak at Theology Uncorked

Good Shepherd is pleased to host our friend, Sam Torven. He’ll join us on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Theology Uncorked. His presentation is titled Women Leaders in the Reformation: Voices Loud Then Silenced. Prof. Torvend writes “While Lutherans throughout the world will be celebrating the 500th Read More

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Theology Uncorked Invites you to Dive Deep into Faith!!

Do you feel like your faith has been beached for a while? Are you longing for deeper waters? Join Pastor Amy for a tour of the basic elements of Christian theology through the animateFaith video series. We will be in good hands as imaginative church leaders guide us through and Read More

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National Coming Out Day is October 11

On October 11 we have an opportunity to honor our designation as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation by participating in National Coming Out Day.  This is an internationally observed civil awareness day centered around people of the LGBTQ+ community. The first official “coming out day” was 1988 in response Read More

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Sharing the Harvest

Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the Read More

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