October 31, 2019

In the 19th Century in Japan there was a Buddhist master named Nan-in. He received a famous college professor who wanted to inquire about Zen Buddhism. Nan-in served tea. He poured the tea into the cup and kept pouring until it overflowed. When the professor could rest...

October 22, 2019

Good morning! My name is Mabeth Hudson and I chair the outreach committee. This candle I’m holding is a symbol of our Outreach ministry. Each outreach committee member here today has one.  I’m here to encourage you to shine your unique light to love and serve- to becom...

October 16, 2019

Ten were made clean. One was made whole.

All ten were healed but only one was made whole. The one who stopped, noticed, turned and gave thanks.

Is that it? Is that all we need to do, say, "thank you?"  Yes, and.

It's not often we encounter a surprised Jesus. Jesus is usua...

October 16, 2019

By the time I arrived in Greektown with a carload of boxes and lamps from Lesli’s Drumcastle apartment, her door was open and the moving van full of their furniture and more boxes was on its way.

It had been a four year journey, from our small group meetings at Good She...

October 16, 2019

It is a joy to share with you that The Rev. Van Gardner has joined Good Shepherd, part-time as Pastoral Associate & Missioner for Outreach and Community Engagement. A long job-title, but one befitting his gifts and the ways in which he will contribute to the life of ou...

October 9, 2019

On Sunday, 10/6 at Good Shepherd we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis. At 10 am we invited creatures great and small (and stuffed!) to worship with us. Something that pulls us out of our ordinary motions of worship and certainly adds joy and fun to our traditional ga...

October 2, 2019

Oh God of all, at this time of our gradual awakening to the dangers we are imposing on our beautiful Earth, open the hearts and minds of all your children, that we may learn to nurture rather than destroy our planet.--Lorraine R. Schmitz, Earth Prayers from Around the...

October 1, 2019

The last time I preached we were in Luke 15. A chapter I encouraged you to know, where to find when in need of a lifejacket for your faith. Because it is three glorious and uplifting parables about the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God.

Today, we’ve moved...

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