Sacred Movement at Good Shepherd

Since Michael Larson left Good Shepherd earlier this year, he has been working with our Synod developing a new worshiping community, Sacred Movement. Michael’s intention is  to provide an open, accessible space to explore spirituality and the human condition in community. Sacred Movement’s current home is at the Yoga Loft in downtown Read More

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Join Sages’ Trip to Cedar Creek Grist Mill

Sages invite anyone interested to accompany them on a trip to Woodland, WA on Monday, October 8 for a private “working tour” of the nationally historic 1876 Cedar Creek Grist Mill. It is the only water-powered grain-grinding mill in Washington. Everyone is sent home with a bag of freshly ground Read More

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CIELO Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser

Come celebrate the tradition of Day of the Dead and help raise funds for CIELO’s mission of providing hope for immigrants. The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 in the Gathering Place from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. and will wrap up with dancing from 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Read More

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Task Force on Homelessness

Several members of the congregation are very impassioned about the issue of homelessness in Olympia. As a social justice-oriented congregation and in light of current events downtown and certain interactions at Good Shepherd around homelessness, we would like to help create a task force to explore this congregation’s response to Read More

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Volunteers Needed at CIELO

CIELO is in need of volunteers to be tutors for the Homework Club on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  You could volunteer to do just one night or both. Tutors would be working with school age children, 1st-12th graders, while their parents are taking ESL classes.  You do Read More

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Social Statement on Women and Justice

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 for Theology Uncorked. Our guest will be Rev. Melanie Wallschaeger and the topic will be the ELCA’s proposed Social Statement on Women and Justice. The heart of the “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice” is expressed in the first nine Read More

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Celebrate the Season of Creation with Us

The Season of Creation is an optional season for the church year. It is generally celebrated between Creation Day on September 1 and St Francis of Assisi Day on October 4. For four Sundays in the church year, we join in a whole-hearted experience of celebrating the mysteries and wonders Read More

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Why Sing in the Church Choir?

Stacy Horn’s book Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness While Singing With  Others, published by Algonquin Books tells us that music is awash with neurochemical rewards just for working up the courage to sing. That rush, or “singer’s high,” comes in part through a surge of endorphins, which at the same time alleviate pain. Read More

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Faith Formation Fall Kick-Off Is September 16

Here at Good Shepherd we operate on a few different calendars. We’ve got the church year, the calendar year, the fiscal year, and the school year. And right now, we’re looking at the school year and saying “Yay! It’s time for Sunday School & Bible Study again!” We want to Read More

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