Women’s Book Club begins Second Year

The Good Shepherd Women’s Book Club resumes their monthly book discussions on Thursday evening, January 26 at 7. We’ll meet at the home of Suzanne Stillwell, 450 North Street SE, Tumwater. This month we’re reading Letter from Alabama by our friend David L. Workman. We’re excited that Dave will be Read More

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Simon Calcavecchia to Visit Good Shepherd

Join us on Tuesday, January 17 at 12:30 in our Sanctuary for an inspirational presentation by local author, Simon Calcavecchia. The program, sponsored by the Olympia School District, is open to all students, parents, staff and Good   Shepherd members and is appropriate for all ages. After graduating from Capital High Read More

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Toilet Paper Pyramid 2017

January is our month to collect toilet paper for the YWCA Other Bank. Starting on January 1 we’ll build our pyramid in the Narthex, and late in the month, Pastor Amy will bless the rolls before they go out the doors to the YWCA. Last year we reached the ceiling. Read More

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Blessing Your Christmas Tree

Do you have your tree up? Sometimes it feels like there’s a division between our secular Christmas traditions and Christian traditions. A Christmas tree is often a wonderful focal point during this season and blessing the tree can help cross the divide and remind us of the Christian significance of Read More

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Put These on Your Shopping List

ELCA Good Gifts 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 Read More

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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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