Why Worship On Wednesday? Reason #12: I’m a Grandparent

About twice a month Good Shepherd has something we call Worship on Wednesday (WOW), and we’re pretty excited about that way it’s bringing families of all shapes and sizes together. The flow is simple: have a small meal, gather for a story, caring conversations, prayer, rituals, communion, and we serve one another by cleaning up….

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

Staff Parable: Sarah Marchi

The staff at Good Shepherd takes seriously our mission and values.  We’re always trying to work and live and move in ways that are Christ-centered, so that we can be a place that is life changing.  From our front office to the back of the sacristy, our goal to connect the people of North Raleigh…