The Week starting April 12th, 2021 at Good Shepherd

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Risen Jesus,

A Prayer for Children of All Ages:    In All the Earth!

Of all the incredible things God made which do you think is the most amazing? Is it the Grand Canyon? Or the Milky Way? What about the North Pole? Or Mount Everest? Or sunsets? Or starfish? Or the cheetah? Do you know what God says is the best, most magnificent thing God has every made?   YOU.                                       By Sally Lloyd Jones.

Connection: Thomas the Apostle

Sunday, we heard John’s account of Jesus appearing to the twelve when the doors were shut and locked in fear of the Jews. He greeted them with “Peace be with you.” Showed the prints from the nails and spear, breathed the Spirit on them, closing with “Peace be with you. As the father as sent me, so I send you.” Thomas certainly took this command seriously.

Church tradition and history tells us that Thomas traveled outside of the Roman Empire as a missionary, possibly as far away as India to preach the gospel, which is yet another indication of Thomas’ boldness. He may have reached Muziris, India where he baptized several believers and was possibly the first to bring the gospel to the Far East. This might explain why he is considered the Patron Saint of India. His name in the Indian language, “Thoma,” remains quite popular to this day in India.

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Save the Date:

Good Shepherd Rogation Day with an Outdoor Beating the Bounds Celebration. The last Sunday of April 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.

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

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.

Christian Formation Meeting is Monday, April 12 at 7:00 PM. Contact Judy Kile for the Zoom invitation.

Wednesday Noonday Bible Study via Zoom each Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Book of Philippians Chapters 1 & 2. Meeting ID is

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

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

Financial Ministry Council (FMC) via Zoom at 6:30 PM. Meeting ID is

Sunday Christian Formation Class-Easter 3 Year B, Sunday, April 18 at 9:00 AM – Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, I John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48. – Join us via Zoom

Holy Eucharist Rite II-Easter 3, Year B, Sunday, April 18 at 10:15 AM. Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, I John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48. Join us on Facebook Live or YouTube.

It’s all about Zoom!

Zoom Technical Support: Contact Kim Snodgrass at or 417-793-0780.

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