Dear Sisters and Brothers Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
Pray-Fast-Give, A 2021 Lenten Resolve
This year we encourage everyone to Pray-Fast-Give as our way of observing Lent. Prayer and Meditation Booklets and practices are available in numerous ways this year at Good Shepherd. A few are included below.
Connection: Smile, infect others with yours
A beaming and generous and encouraging smile can make others smile too. It will lit up your insides regardless if you’re well rested or weary. Smile at others and nearly everyone you encounter will acknowledge it in some way. Many nod, some eke out a “hi” but few return a smile; and rarely one so bright. Powered by a stranger’s warm greeting will energize you for the rest of the day. This week smile at a stranger, infect others with yours and experience the difference it makes in the world.
What would it be like if we were more intention about blessing others with spontaneous smiles?
Save the Date
March 12 – Movie Night – Into the Wild
Members of the Christian Formation Committee has selected Into the Wild as our March 12th, 7 PM Zoom movie discussion. You may watch it on Netflix or by obtaining a copy at your local Mid-Continent Public Library. View the movie at your leisure before the night of the meeting. It’s an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same title by Jon Krakaurer.
Links from the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri
Black History Month Weekly Video on Julia Haywood Cooper
Heartland Ultreya is Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Information via this link.
Reminders for the Good of the Order
Easter Lilies may be ordered through episcopalcogs.org or by calling 452-0745.
Walking the Labyrinth is available in our parish hall during office hours or when you decide to enter.
A Blessing Jar for the household is a good idea. Kim Snodgrass reminds us that at the start of 2020 Rev. Natasha Stewart introduced a Blessing Jar to her family. The idea is simple. Once a week at dinner, have family members write down one thing they were grateful for and place it in the jar. Then read them at an Easter Sunday meal or other special occasion.
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.
Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Facebook Live – Booklets are available in the church at all times.
**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. Living the Way of Love, Day 8-15. Meeting ID is https://zoom.us/j/91477770100
Episcopal 4 U – Each Wednesday at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Email Judy Kile at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation
Facebook Live this Sunday.
Sunday Christian Formation Class-Lent III, Year B, Sunday, March 7 at 9:00 AM. Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, I Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22. Join us via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/93045831122
Holy Eucharist Rite II-Lent III, Year B, Sunday, March 7 at 10:15 AM – Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, I Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22. Join us on Facebook Live
It’s all about Zoom!
Zoom Technical Support: Contact via email Kim Snodgrass or call her at 417-793-0780.