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Disciples Among Us: William Cromwell

  DISCIPLES AMONG US: WILLIAM CROMWELL Joel Richardson Many of us know him personally, as he’s been a parishioner and lay leader at GS for many years. I bet everyone recognizes him. If you attend the 10:30 morning service, and if you peak over to the lectern side (what this ex-Baptist calls the preacher’s side), […]

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Disciples Among Us: Barbara Hunt

  DISCIPLES AMONG US: BARBARA HUNT Sondra Ryan Barbara is one of those special, behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes who shows her love by helping programs at Good Shepherd work better.  She has been assisting the Children’s Choir directors as ‘Choir Mom’ for 21 years – greeting children, watching them on the playground after rehearsal until all […]

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Disciples Among Us: Barbara Pitts

  DISCIPLES AMONG US: BARBARA PITTS Jessica Riels I love the idea that as followers of Christ, we are all in full-time ministry. Whether you are standing in front of the crowd, preaching on Sunday morning; or leading your family in prayer around a dinner table. If you are a believer, you are called to […]

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A Good Word from the Rector: Seeking Constancy Amid The Chaos

Dear Parish Family & Friends, Last Sunday evening, my wife and I took our children to Half-Price Books for one of the franchise’s “50%-Off-The-Highest-Item-In-Your-Cart” sales. We look forward to these Sundays that come a few times each year, but the first store we visited did not have anything that got our motors running. Rather than […]

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Personal Reflection: Experiencing God in the World

  EXPERIENCING GOD IN THE WORLD Aimee Borders When I lose myself in a book, eavesdrop on a conversation or people-watch a bit too intently, I always give the same excuse to my husband, Aaron. “It’s my job,” I say. I am a writer. When I started my career, I thought my gift – my […]

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Personal Reflection: Experiencing Liturgy through the Senses

  EXPERIENCING THE HOLY THROUGH PAINTING Charles Sikes I understand that many runners experience a “high” during their extended runs. I’m not a runner but I understand this elevated experience. I’m an oil painter and often experience a mystical period after a prolonged time into a new work. God takes over. The brush is in […]

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Personal Reflection: Unexpected Sacred Senses

  UNEXPECTED SACRED SENSES Aimee Bostwick Last Sunday, on a whim, I decided to attend a panel discussion entitled “Jewish Wit,  Jewish Wisdom and Jewish Women.” Lisa Loeb was set to be part of the panel discussion along with Rabbi Susan Silverman and Hadassah Lieberman. To be honest, Lisa was the biggest draw for me.  […]

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Shepherd Story: Connection to Our Beliefs

CONNECTION TO OUR BELIEFS Karen Fuller For a long time, I thought of my stewardship pledge as an obligation. It was something that I had to do, not something I wanted to do. But then as my time at Good Shepherd unfolded, my pledge became the way I became truly connected to our parish, to […]

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