Wild Goose Chase

Thank you to Larry Holmes for sharing this story… I have been an ordained pastor for about twenty years.  Some of you may remember me as that young vicar that worked here with PD during my third year in seminary in ‘96. About two years ago Ilene and I returned to Good Shepherd after I…

Championing Children as They Grow, Even from Afar

Good morning. My name is Katy Peachey, and if you attend Good Shepherd regularly, there is a very good chance that you know me, you’ve heard of me, or you’ve seen me running around. I work with the Children’s Ministry, I’ve served as an Assisting Minister, and growing up I was always in one of…

Good Shepherd’s Magi Tree: A Parable

Each year, the Magi Tree at Good Shepherd gives us the opportunity to share gifts with those less fortunate during the holidays. Children in the Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) Foster Care Program, survivors of Hurricane Florence, and our adult friends with developmental disabilities are recipients of Magi Tree gifts this year. This Sunday, take a…

Parable: The Walker Family & Coffeehouse

Coffeehouse has been a service opportunity that we have been fortunate to be a part of for the last few years.  When we first started, it was just that, a service opportunity.  However, we have found that serving others at Coffeehouse has evolved into being a part of a Raleigh community that we might not…

Parable: Cliff Wilcoxen and Meals on Wheels

Cliff Wilcoxen has been serving our community through Meals on Wheels for almost 20 years. When asked to talk about this ministry, he doesn’t talk about himself, but instead talks about the many people with whom he has formed relationships over the years. One person enjoys discussing her morning devotion with him. Another expresses concerns…

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…

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….

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…

Parable: Gail Vaughn and Memory Cafe

  Gail Vaughn co-founded, and has since facilitated, GSLC’s Memory Café with the help of faithful volunteers to set up, cook, serve, and tear down this mobile eatery for many years now.   Hear Gail’s reflection indicating how she sees Memory Café fulfilling GSLC’s mission to be Christ-centered and life-changing: “‘Let’s dance to the table’…

Parables: Mike Sardi, Resource Director

<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!> Resource Director Mike Sardi attempts to live out…

Parable: Cassi Skaar and the Lutheran Youth Organization Gathering

Hey Church! On the way to LYO (acronym for Lutheran Youth Organization) , I was a mix of emotions. I did not know what to expect since this was my first time going. I knew that it would be similar to other Lutheran camps and get-togethers, but still very different. I was mostly excited because…