Category: Activities

“STAY OUT OF THE ROUGH” Golf Tournament“STAY OUT OF THE ROUGH” Golf Tournament

“STAY OUT OF THE ROUGH” Golf Tournament

Benefitting the Northland Assistance Center (NAC)

  • Location: Paradise Point Golf Course
  • When: Saturday July 10, 2021,  8:00 AM Shotgun




Gifts, continental breakfast, beverages, hole prizes, and SLAPS BBQ included. CALL RITA D. PEARCE 816-591-0615 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Donations for our very own Holy Hackers would be appreciated!

Movie Night, Friday, May 21st 7pmMovie Night, Friday, May 21st 7pm

Friday, May 21st 7 p.m. Movie Night

We are showing News of the World, a 2020 film starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel, Friday, May 21st starting at 7:00 PM.

In it, “A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.”

The movie will be shown in the Parish Hall. Bring lawn chairs and your own beverages or snacks if you want.

Godspell at Starlight TheaterGodspell at Starlight Theater

Godspell at Starlight Theater

We have selected Wednesday, June 23rd for our Group outing to the Starlight Theater.  Going as a group will save us 25% and insure that we can sit together.  However, we need to act swiftly as full payment needs to happen by May 23rd. 

We have selected seats in Tier 6 that will cost $16.50 each.  Plans are to meet at church at 7 p.m. so that we can carpool.  The show begins at 8 p.m.   Parking on the grass is $7 in advance and $10 that evening.  Parking in the paved lot is $12 in advance or $15 that evening. 

Reservations and payment (check made to Church of the Good Shepherd) can be left in office or given to Judy Kile.  Carpooling and parking arrangements should be made by individuals.

One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival WeekendOne in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend

One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend

The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love. The weekend of events includes the following:

  • Saturday, May 22, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Concert for the Human Family and “From Many, One” Community Conversations 
  • Sunday, May 23, 4-5:30 p.m. ET: Churchwide Pentecost Revival Worship from Philadelphia, Navajoland, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

“Pentecost is the season when we celebrate the birth of the church and the Spirit landing on the glorious diversity of God’s people,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. “Thanks to vaccinations and CDC recommendations, it’s also the moment when lots of our churches can finally open their arms more fully to the public. We want to mark this moment of renewal with a revival and pray that God would rain blessing, guidance and power down on all people.”

Curry has led revivals across the church since early in his term. With the advent of pandemic, he and his team have partnered with groups like Washington National Cathedral, the Diocese of Central like Washington National Cathedral, the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast, and the Union of Black Episcopalians to host virtual revivals and prayer services.

The Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend begins Saturday, May 22, at 6 p.m. ET with the first in a series of virtual Concerts for the Human Family and Conversations Across Difference. Filmed at Philadelphia Cathedral in compliance with COVID protocols, the May concert features a diverse team – including Nashville pianist and composer Kory Caudill and Baltimore-based hip-hop artist Wordsmith – offering original music inspired by the Prayer for the Human Family.

The concert is framed by the From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference effort, with a pair of musicians sharing their stories at the opening of the concert. Bishop Curry will host further conversation after the concert and then invite the entire audience to share in small group Conversations Across Difference. Register for the free concert and conversations at

Most churches will have their local Pentecost celebrations Sunday morning. All are invited to a virtual Pentecost Way of Love Revival Worship Service on Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. ET. The spirit-filled celebration will draw on the gifts, testimonies, songs and voices of Episcopalians in cathedrals and communities across the church including St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, indigenous churches in Navajo land and South Dakota, Christ Church Cathedral in Philadelphia, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington National Cathedral, and Christ Church in St. Louis, Mo.

“We’ll pray next to bee colonies on Seattle’s cathedral roof and chant and give thanks for the earth with Navajo leaders. We’re going to celebrate our diversity, bless God’s creation, and receive the gifts of the Spirit for all that’s ahead,” said Jerusalem Greer, the church’s staff officer for evangelism. “It’s time for us to live the Way of Love out in the world in a new way.”

From 2021 The Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.

2021 Annual Parish Meeting2021 Annual Parish Meeting

Attached is this year’s Annual Parish Meeting packet which you should be able to download. You will need a .PDF reader such as Adobe Reader or any number of free PDF readers that are available today.

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This years Annual Parish meeting will be held via zoom. If you would like to attend the Zoom meeting, the link is listed here:

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Time: Jan 24, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Souper Bowl of CaringSouper Bowl of Caring

A Good Shepherd Youth Tradition since 1998

Souper Bowl of Caring 2021

Since 1990, Souper Bowl of Caring has inspired people to care for one another, united communities and helped us to “be mindful of those that do not have a bowl of soup to eat” during the time of the Big Game.

Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-inspired movement working across the nation to tackle hunger in their local communities. Mobilizing grassroots resources including churches, schools, civic groups and caring individuals, the Souper Bowl of Caring movement has created over $160 million worth of support that stays completely local.

In 2020, thousands of groups collected over $10.6 million in dollars and food donations for hunger-relief charities across the country. Thank you to donors who see the vision of a world where we can use the energy of our biggest events to help feed our neighbors in need. See our 2020 Community Report Here. Over $163 million has been collected since Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990.

Image depicting the souper bowl of caring food raiser
Souper Bowl of Caring

The Church of the Good Shepherd has been participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring since 1998. For the last several years, the youth have chosen the Good Shepherd Backpacks program as our charity of choice. We partner with Bethel United Christ Church in this program. Since 1998, our church and the youth group have collected $5,504.43 and 1,631lbs of food. Thank you to St. Luke’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Joy Church for their help in these efforts.

This year the Good Redeemers will be partnering again with St. Luke’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Joy Church. Starting now until the Super Bowl, please bring food items (preferred) or monetary donations to the church to help support our Backpack Shepherds program. The food items needed for February are:

  • Fruit cups- 4 or 6 pack
  • Pop tarts
  • Pasta sauce- Like Hunts
  • Cereal 9-16 oz packages
  • Peanut butter

To date, we have collected about 250lbs of food.

Thank you for all your support over the years. Please help make this year an even bigger success!

For more information or if you would like to help out, contact David Talbot or Laura Williams.

Souper Bowl of Caring
Souper Bowl of Caring

Praying and Learning at HomePraying and Learning at Home

Praying and Learning at Home

Embracing “to everything there is a season” is comforting as we acclimate to a new normal within our congregations. Many will be looking for ideas to form communities in novel ways and I hope you and members of your congregation will try some or all of the ideas below to connect with God, the faith community, and family clear through Pentecost!

Since many of us will spend additional hours away from work and school over the course of the next few weeks these ideas are a way to create space for Lent at home. My hope is people will find what works best for them to explore, grow, and deepen their Lenten experience!

The selection criteria for the suggestions below were that the directions be brief, limited preparation time is needed, and supplies required (if any) are minimal! On and offline options are included and as well as links to downloadable PDFs. Please use these as you see best and please share them!

Prayer & Meditation

Download the Book of Common Prayer for Morning, Noonday, Evening Prayer or Compline.

Several churches throughout the diocese are sharing daily prayers online via Facebook.

Forward Day by Day meditation booklets are available in most churches, but also online along with the Daily Office and prayer supports.

Living Compass offers Lenten Reflections, or signup for Weekly Words of Wellness online. They also have an app you can download to your phone.

Now might be an ideal time to explore guides to prayer and meditations. Try Praying in Color and the Clenched HandWorry KnotLectio Divina and Lectio Divina with Young People meditations activities.


Explore what Faith @ Home has to offer everyone with short, intergenerational resources for every day, inviting people to WATCH, LISTEN, READ, DO, AND PRAY.

Like watching videos online? Reflect personally, or share online to invite discussion. YouTube Lenten and Easter-themed videos on Loving Your NeighborOther FaithsNPR: Planet Money on Consumerism, or enjoy watching the short film Butterfly Circus with others.

Check out Wing Clips! Sign up for a free account and choose from an assortment of short age-appropriate free clips on Lenten themes or you might be surprised by what the SkitGuy has to say about the Skinny on Fasting.

Enjoy reading? Meet the Saints through Lent Madness or Meet the Saints with the kids using Forward Movement’s full-color downloadable pdf designed for families that include a story about each saint for parents to read to children, as well as family discussion questions and coloring pages for at-home interaction.

Looking for hands-on ideas that include others? Check out Godly Play Stories for Lent! Go old style to make pretzels using the simple tried and true recipe attached! Create a Lord’s Prayer tracing cross or make a prayer Bottle at home. Light candles and offer prayers or make your own Anglican Rosary.

Faith in Action!

Pick up the phone! Reach out to neighbors, family, and friends to see how they are. Is there anything they need that you could help provide? Please do not come into close contact with any vulnerable person, and do not instigate contact if you have been unwell. If you’d like help learning how to visit virtually, please contact to ask Kim for help.

  • Do you wish you had time to write notes? Handmade cards are the best and it is so much fun to open something other than a bill!
  • Create care packages with items you have on hand at home. Think outside the box using Ziploc bags to hold a small assortment of necessities: socks, toothbrush/paste, soap, comb, bus pass, water bottle, etc. Store it in your car so it’s handy.
  • Get outside, take in some fresh air and pray for your neighbors as you walk along.

And finally, this link will take you to the website and a useful post about Coronvirus, Anxiety, Children and the Church.

Please contact Kim at if you have any questions about the information, links, or need more ideas. We are here for you!

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