Dear Friends in Christ, Let us pray: Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither our of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Have a safe and happy Independence Day on Saturday! Thanks be to God! Our first In-person Holy Eucharist services will begin Saturday, July 25 at 4:30 pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 10:15 am. The 8:00 am service will be added once we experience our new practices. Social distancing, and wearing a mask are medically necessary for the health and safety of you and your friends. You’re likely to find yourself sitting in a new pew; gaining a new perspective of worship. Be watching for more details. Two important reminders:
  1. Remember criminals are always ‘fishing for your donations’. I will never ask for emergency or sudden donations by email in the form of gift cards, etc. Financial requests will always come from the church in an official manner. If you get such a suspicious emergency request always call the church or me before making any donation. Cybercrime is real, so protect yourself first and foremost.
  2. Good Shepherd Members will be the officiants for Noonday Prayer and Compline, so continue to join twice a day.

“Love is not a say word, it’s a do word.”

from “LOVE IS A DO WORD: A conversation with Bishop Yvette Flunder”


Save The Dates “Watch and Talk” about Martin Luther from the Christian Formation Committee. Martin Luther is a familiar name to many, but how much do we really know about him? On two Thursdays, July 16th and 23rd, and beginning at 7 PM you’re invited to Watch & Talk more about the life and experiences that shaped an individual and in turn, the Protestant Reformation. This will be interesting! Click here to register. Prior to the meeting you’ll receive an email reminder with the link and password. In the meantime, use the links below to watch Part 1 and Part 2 at your leisure prior to the zoom meetings.
  • Part 1 – Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance – Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church’s promise of salvation is irresistible.
  • Part 2 – Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary – The Catholic Church uses all of its might to try and silence Luther, including accusations of heresy and excommunication.
Faithfully yours, Father Galen Snodgrass Cell Phone: 417-793-0446  

This Week at Good Shepherd

[Link to our Google Calendar online]

Monday, June 29th, 2020 Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Friday, July 3rd, 2020
  • Nothing scheduled
Saturday, July 4th, 2020
  • Have a safe and Happy Independence Day!
Sunday, July 5th, 2020
  • 9:00-9:45 AM – Adult Bible Study via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97418993312
    • Have your Bible handy and thank you for reading Gen. 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67. Psalm 45:11-18, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
  • 10:15 AM – Morning Prayer, Rite II, Fr. Mark Jeske officiating via Facebook Live
    • Readings:  Gen. 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67. Psalm 45:11-18, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
  • 11:30 AM – Episcopal 4 U via Zoom.  Email Judy Kile at jkile@att.net for an invitation.

Additional News!

Building and Grounds Updates: Required maintenance and building improvements continue even though we are not meeting in person. In the past couple of weeks new air-conditioning units have been installed in the foyer hallway, vesting and choir rooms. Members have painted, and new carpet will be installed in a week. God willing this project will be completed by July 1. The carpets in the nursery, library, conference, common room, and classrooms were cleaned on Saturday. We’re hoping to get the pew cushions and carpet in the nave cleaned by July 15. Thank you for your Restoration and Development donations for 2020, private donations, and the many hours of time and talent of David and his team. Well done good and faithful servants. Ministry Chairpersons: If you are a chairperson of a ministry team, and would like an email regarding how you can use the new Good Shepherd Business Zoom Account to schedule meetings please let Fr. Galen or Kim Snodgrass know.  Also, please review your webpage Good Shepherd’s website, and if there are changes to be made, please notify the Communications Team. Regarding Zoom Meetings – Please remember you can join any Zoom Meeting through your phone.  On our website is a 5-Step process for joining Zoom meetings.  You may go to http://episcopalcogs.com/We%20Learn/zoom-meetings-in-5-steps.html if you have questions on how to join.  For Zoom Technical support, you may contact Kim Snodgrass at kimsnodgrass79@gmail.com or call 417-793-0446.