The Week beginning 2/8/21 at Good Shepherd

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Jesus,

Connection: There are eight more days in our shortest “green season” of the Liturgical Year B which began on January 6th.  I’m cordially inviting all members to investigate two links during the month of February. My hope is that you’ll find them enriching to the point they become one of your favorites.

The first link (button) is the Episcopal News Service which reports ways our branch of the Jesus Movement is addressing current events around the corner and the globe.

The second is to celebrate Black History Month with video clips from members of the West Missouri Diversity Committee who remember those brave women and men who illumined the need for racial justice in our American culture. This week Fr. Chas Mark’s acknowledges a predecessor of his, Rev. Edward Thomas Demby, who served as rector at St. Augustine’s, Kansas City in the early 1910’s before becoming a bishop. Thank you for spending time on these enriching links.

Being Evangelist’s in Action

Souper Bowl of Caring Ends February 7. Please help us restock our BPS Room with canned vegetables, canned pasta, Jell-O or pudding packs, peanut butter, popcorn, granola bars, tortillas, small packs of raisins, pancake or cake mixes, or financial contributions. As of Friday, 870 pounds of food already collected. Well done! The BPS Box will be by the chapel for your food contribution

Collecting Dried Palms for Ash Wednesday: Thank you for bringing your dried palms to church, placing them in the wicker baskets in the foyer or by the chapel before February 11.

Being Faithful in Worship

Ash Wednesday Services

On February 17 Ash Wednesday Services will be held via Facebook Live at Noon and 6:00 PM. Yes, you may come in person if you believe it is safe. It’s your choice. The evening service will have music, just like Sunday mornings.

What about the Imposition of Ashes? You will have a several choices.

  1. There will be disposable plastic containers with ashes in the chapel for you to pick up Sunday, February 7 so you may place on the foreheads of your family during the services on the 17th of February.
  2. If you come in person, the ashes may be applied to your forehead with an individual cotton-tipped STERILE applicator.
  3. ‘Ashes to Go’ will be available in the parking lot from 7-8 AM, 1-2 PM, and 7-8 PM with Fr. Galen+ applying them to your forehead with an individual cotton-tipped STERILE applicator.
  4. Ashes will NOT be applied by human touch.

If you have questions, ideas, or inspirations contact Fr. Galen before February 10th.

Educational Connections and Zoom Links

Weekday Services, Events, and Education

Noonday Prayer at Noon via Facebook Live Monday through Friday.

Compline at 8 pm via Facebook Live Monday-Tuesday, and Thursday-Friday. Not on Wednesday; instead, Wednesday Eucharist for Households.

Wednesday Eucharist for Households via Facebook Live: Wednesday at 6:00 PM from Our Lady of Walsingham Chapel via Facebook Live

Wednesday Noonday Bible Study via Zoom each Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Mark 13:1-14:65. Meeting ID is

Episcopal 4 U at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Email Judy Kile at for an invitation.

Circle of Friends Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM. All are welcome.

Facebook Live this Sunday.

Sunday Christian Formation Class-Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 AM. Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Psalm 50:1-6, Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9. Join us via Zoom

Holy Eucharist Rite II-Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, Sunday, February 7 at 10:15 AM. Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Psalm 50:1-6, Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9. Join us on Facebook Live or on our YouTube page.

It’s all about Zoom!

Zoom Technical Support: Contact via email Kim Snodgrass or call her directly at 417-793-0780.

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