A Message from Pastor Eric

March 23, 2020 Dear members and friends, This is a challenging time for us all. Just a month ago, the Coronavirus was hardly on our radar screens. Now, many of us are on home isolation, going out only for essentials like food and medicine. Others, who work in hospitals or grocery stores or pharmacies or … [Read more…]

January 2019

Dear friends of our Good Shepherd, Merry Christmas! We have so much to be thankful for in this new year! Last month, we announced an opportunity from an idea by Lucy to provide laundry baskets and grocery gift cards to people in need at Laundry Love—and you came through! We were able to provide laundry … [Read more…]

December 2018

Dear friends, This is the season of Advent, the time when we prepare for the coming of Jesus the Christ in our lives and in the world.  Join us for inspiring worship this Advent and Christmas season. We are also continuing our focus on nurturing the faith practices in our lives and in our community … [Read more…]

Growing as Companions of Jesus

Dear friends, Usually, at this time of the year, we in the church begin to talk about stewardship, especially financial stewardship. That’s important, but the members of your church council decided that this year, we will instead embark on a yearlong exploration of faith practices that help us Grow as Companions of Jesus. We have … [Read more…]

October 2018

Dear members and friends of Good Shepherd, I am so thankful for health and healing as I recover from a car crash on Sept. 10. My sternum and right scapula were fractured, but no major internal injuries. I am healing and getting back into action—slowly. I am so thankful that I was the one injured, … [Read more…]

September 2018

Two words: thank you! Thank you for being so supportive and caring for me and my family at the death of my mom—and for walking with us these last two years, as I lost both of my parents—and our children lost two grandparents. Thank you for your cards and memorial gifts. Thank you for your … [Read more…]

Pastor Eric’s Note, June 2018

Dear friends of our Good Shepherd, With Ron’s help as our Spiritual Growth Guy, we have taken some important steps in our lifelong journey of spiritual growth, or spiritual formation – especially with a focus on reading the Bible. Spiritual growth can feel like an unreachable goal, so it’s helpful to break it down. Here … [Read more…]