Camp Imagination

Camp Imagination is a summer camp program started by Amanda Talbot at St. Luke’s Church for children in the Franklin Square neighborhood of Baltimore City. Amanda is a Baltimore City School teacher and has introduced children ages 8 – 13 to the Creative Arts, Writing, Acting, and Positive Personal Achievement. This camp provides a clean, safe, kind atmosphere where children can grow educationally and spiritually. Church of Good Shepherd members embraced the camp and worked with Amanda over the past 4 years to help grow the program. In 2018, the camp was moved from St. Luke’s, where lack of space became an issue, due to its success, to Good Shepherd. Each day the children climb aboar

What is Camp Imagination?

Camp Imagination is a summer camp program started by Amanda Talbot through the youth ministry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the Franklin Square neighborhood of Baltimore City. Amanda is a Baltimore City School teacher and has introduced children ages 8 – 13 to the Creative Arts, Writing, Acting, and Positive Personal Achievement. This camp provides a clean, safe, kind atmosphere where children can grow educationally and spiritually. Church of Good Shepherd members embraced the camp and worked with Amanda over the past 4 years to help grow the program. In 2018, the camp was moved from St. Luke’s, where lack of space became an issue, due to its success, to Good Shepherd. Each day the

The Wellness Within You

"Do you want to be made well?" This is not the typical question Jesus asks of those in need of healing. This question that implies wellness for this man might be bigger in scope than the healing of a particular infirmity. Wellness connotes wholeness. Some people are able to say – it is well with my soul – whether or not their infirmity has been healed. For the past two weeks I’ve been seeing an acupuncturist. I’m sure some of you are familiar….several months ago I noticed a developing an ongoing pain in my shoulder. There wasn’t an event that caused it – all of a sudden I found I was waking up in the middle of the night because I was sleeping on my left side and it hurt. I bought new p

Rector Report - Annual Meeting 2019

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment. Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13 Peter said, “The Spirit told me to go with them and not make a distinction between them and us.” Acts 11 This is my eighth year serving as rector of The Church of the Good Shepherd. Hence, my eighth report. One thing I have learned is that it is impossible for me to write the report for the Annual Meeting until I have proclaimed the gospel and preached a sermon. The Annual Meeting is an extension of our worship—as is everything we do in and through this community. So, this morning we heard Jesus address his disciples at the Last Supper in John’s gospel and then we listened to Peter share a vision some

Seeing What Matters

Jesus said – I give you a new commandment – love one another as I have loved you. But this isn’t new is it? The prophets have told us this – Love God, love your neighbor – love the Lord with all your heart mind soul and strength – love as a commandment is not new. What is new – is Jesus – Love – he says – as I have loved you – love in the way that you have seen in this time we have had together. They have just seen him wash their feet. He washed the feet of Judas – before he left the room. He washed the feet of Peter. Both of whom will deny their connection to Jesus – Jesus will always be connected to them – that’s how Jesus loves – I am the Good Shepherd who will always be connected.

The Good Shepherd

Did you notice a common theme in our readings this morning? Sheep! Shepherds! “The Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd” “The Lord is my Shepherd.” “My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me.” Even Dorcas. She made clothing! Which means she was probably a weaver. And she most likely would have used wool. Sheep and Shepherds and Wool. I think a lot about these things, more than the average person. In part because I’m a priest. Scripture, as we see this morning, is filled with this imagery. But also because: I’m a knitter. Knitters love sheep. Of course we do - we need them to make wool to spin into yarn to knit into sweaters and hats and socks. I love knitting

Christ in You

There certainly is a lot of scripture this morning. Two incredible stories of very different men discovering who they really are – well 3 men, actually if you count Ananias. And we should. Ananias is very brave in trusting God. Trusting God over his own common sense – because he knows that Saul/Paul does far worse than just breathe threats of murder against those who follow The Way (Christianity's original name!) Saul kills them, stones them, imprisons them so it makes sense that Ananias would balk at God’s suggestion he go and put himself in harms way by helping to heal someone like that. But just as God tells Ananias that Saul is an instrument of divine love – so is he. And for whate

Holy Doubt

As Christians, one of the things we do is tell stories. We tell stories about how our ancestors have known and encountered God. And we tell one another our own stories. This morning, we hear the story of Saint Thomas the Doubter. I feel bad for Thomas. Thomas gets kind of a bad rap. He makes one, simple, reasonable request. And generations of Christians call him the doubter. But the story of Thomas’s holy doubt isn’t meant to be a chance for us to self-righteously judge Thomas. Rather, it’s meant to teach us how we, as the Body of Christ, are called to care for one another as we each grapple with the deep questions of faith. It’s meant to demonstrate that Thomas’s vulnerability opens him - a

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

1401 Carrollton Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

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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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