We Are the Kingdom

"Once a great order, as a result of waves of anti-monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it had become decimated to the extent that there were only five monks left in the decaying mother house: the abbot and four others, all over seventy in age. Clearly it was a dying order. In the deep woods surrounding the monastery there was a hermitage. As the abbot agonized over the imminent death of his order, it occurred to him to visit the hermitage and ask if by some possible chance the hermit could offer any advice that might save the monastery. The hermit welcomed the abbot at his hut. But w

Living in Abundance

Calm fell. From Heaven distilled a clemency; There was peace on earth, and silence in the sky; These words, by Thomas Hardy, come from a poem he wrote to commemorate the end of the First World War. The First World War ended on November 11, 1918. 100 years ago today. The Great War, as it was called, was so terrible, the loss of life so great, that at the time, many assumed the memory of the war alone would be enough to usher in an era of lasting peace. But we all know that wasn’t the case. With every war, we honor the sacrifice of our veterans. With every war, we honor the lives of those who died. And with every war, we stand with the widows and orphans who grieve. The call of Remembrance Da

Always Connected

This year on the Feast of All Saints' we here the gospel account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. First his sisters, Martha and Mary confront Jesus - "Lord, if you had been here our brother would not have died." Mary weeps. Martha talks more. Jesus weeps. Some of the bystanders are moved by Jesus' tears, "See how he loved him!" But others still look for someone to blame, "Why can't Jesus fix this!" In times of anxiety, in times when we feel pressure from the crowds, in times when we are struggling to "fix" what is wrong and put an end to what is hurting, we can try and practice what Jesus does in this moment. Acceptance - Jesus is present to what is happening. Listening - Jesus lis

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

1401 Carrollton Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

SERVICE TIMES

 

8:00 am - Holy Eucharist

10:00 am – Choral Eucharist with Children's Chapel

Nursery Care is available during the 10 am service

 Weekdays in inclement weather our office follows the delay or closing schedule of Baltimore County Public Schools.

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Contact us at 410.823.0122 or

church@goodshepherdruxton.org

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