The Week Starting 4/19/21 at Good Shepherd

Dearest Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Jesus Christ,

Inspiration from Prayers and Meditation by Catherine Parr.

Gather, O Lord, my senses and the powers of my soul together in yourself. Pardon me and forgive me as often as I pray without concentrating on you. Many times, I am not really at the place where I am standing or sitting. My thoughts carry me to some other place. I am where my thought is. I love what I think about.

I love heaven, I speak gladly of the things of God.

If I love the world, I love to talk of worldly things.  

If I love the flesh, I imagine things that please the flesh.

If I love my soul, I delight in talk about things that are for my soul’s health.

Whatever I love, I gladly hear and speak of it. I fantasize about it. Jesus was right when he said, “For where you treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Save the Date(s)

Good Shepherd Rogation Day with an Outdoor Beating the Bounds Celebration

This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, so we’ll be celebrating with an in-person 30-minute outdoor service beginning following the 10:15 service. We will begin at 11:45 AM to allow members who join by Facebook Live to arrive at the church. Gary Gee has been receiving education on Catechism and part of his assignment is the organization of this event. If you want to attend the 10:15 AM service, please call the church office to reserve your seat.

Bishop Field will be our guest homilist, the last time he will be with us as our bishop. Dean Don Compier, and Deacon Brock Slabach will also be in attendance.

(If you can’t join in person, it will be recorded and available via our website shortly after the service concludes.)

Regional Confirmation will be Saturday, April 24, 2:00 PM at St. Andrew’s, Kansas City

This service is limited to presenters, confirmands, and family. Thank you for praying for confirmands Tim and Janet Smith, and Sandy Rose Wallace from our church family.

Hope and Faith in a time of discouragement—April 20, 2021, 6:30-8:30 PM

Where do hope and faith come from in a time that challenges us? Come and join us as we gather online to hear insights from lay and clergy on maintaining and building faith and hope in a time when our lives have been turned upside down.

Speakers will include Rev’s. George Cleaves, Melissa George, Bryan Spoon, Jerry Miller, and Carol Sanford. Plus, Rita Kendagor and Kim Snodgrass.

Registration is found the Diocese of West Missouri website.

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.

April Vestry Meeting is Tuesday, the 20th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. This is an open meeting.

Wednesday Noonday Bible Study via Zoom each Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Book of Philippians 2:5-20. Meeting ID is

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

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

Circle of Friends Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM. All are welcome.

LiveStreams this Sunday

Sunday Christian Formation Class-Easter 4 Year B, Sunday, April 18 at 9:00 AM. – Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, I John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18. Join us via Zoom

Holy Eucharist Rite II – Easter 4, Year B, Sunday, April 18 at 10:15 AM. – Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, I John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18. Join us Live on Facebook Live and YouTube with the broadcast beginning at 10:00am CST.

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