5 Ways to Remember Your Baptism in Your Daily Life

How can we live out our baptism in our day to day life? Here are five helpful ways! When you wake, leave for the day, return home, or before falling asleep, make the sign of the cross (on yourself or a loved one) as a remembrance of baptism and pray: I give thanks to you,…

Visitation at Good Shepherd – Part Three

New Ventures Visitation Pastor The second component of our plan for Visitation Ministry is to call a new, part-time Visitation Pastor. This pastor will primarily visit homebound members, but they will also be available to follow-up with folks who have been sick or in the hospital, after PT and I have already seen them. While…

Visitation at Good Shepherd – Part Two

Visitation by Pr. Tim and Pr. Marsha A central component of our call to ministry is pastoral care. We want to be there for you in times of trouble and times of joy. This is our God-given responsibility…and we enjoy it! The first part of our plan for Visitation Ministry is that PT and I…

Visitation at Good Shepherd – Part One

“…let him who until now has had the privilege of living a common Christian life with other Christians praise God’s grace from the bottom of his heart.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together I’ve served Good Shepherd for a year now, and as I reflect on what I have learned so far, one area of ministry that…

A Church in the World Reflection

Church in the World happens seasonally at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. While our traditional worship service takes place at 7000 Creedmoor Road, a worship service out in the world also takes place simultaneously. Thank you to Melanie Buchanan for sharing this reflection with us! Attending service at Sertoma Arts Center allowed us to spend time…

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

This week, we begin our celebration of “Seasons of Creation.” Each week, we will offer a suggestion of a book or movie that is a good accompaniment to that Sunday’s theme: earth, sky, mountain, or humanity. This week’s theme is “Earth.” Named one of the greatest science books of all time, Silent Spring is a…

The Two Most Church-y Days of the Year.

What are the two most church-y days of the year? Christmas Eve and Easter? Reformation Sunday and Pentecost? At Good Shepherd, my answer would be the two amazing Sundays that bookend our programmatic year, “Rally Raleigh Days” and the day of our big year-end picnic. What’s so church-y about “Rally Raleigh Days” and a picnic?…

Parable: Art Pfefferle and Family Promise

Art Pfefferle has been involved with Family Promise (formerly WIHN) for 15 years, since this ministry began at Good Shepherd. In this video, Art talks about his experience helping families in transition through Family Promise and invites us all to serve alongside him.

Parable: Mason Kaiser and the Garden Beds

My name is Mason Kaiser, I am 15 years old and a lifelong member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. I am a Boy Scout in Troop 215. A couple weeks ago, you may have seen that one of the islands is no longer filled with junipers but instead, has two new planter boxes on it….

Summer Sermon Series: Vol 1

This summer at GSLC Pr. Marsha and Pr. Tim will be utilizing a few resources to craft three sermon series.  With Ordinary Time, and the corresponding color green, being focused on spiritual growth (hence the green-for-growing-things motif), it is an opportunity to experiment, to dream, and to present just a slightly different feeling, as summer…

Parable: Andrew Buck, Director of Cross-Generational Ministries

<Good Shepherd’s staff is continually making connections between their work and our church mission.  These stories, or “parables” are where our life and work connect with God’s mission here. If you have a parable to share, please email the church office. We’d love to hear your reflection!> Andrew Buck was asked to come in and…

What Would It Take?

What would it take to give some clues about our mission and vision at GSLC, straight from the moment you drive into the parking lot? What would it take to do a little reversal regarding our lot? Our sign points to the street, but the doors are located in the sea of concrete around the…