Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known


Church of the Good Shepherd

Rector: Transition Period

 Director of Music: Danny Corneliussen

Administrative Secretary: Sherry MacLaughlin





Good Shepherd Happenings

Church Survey starts next week. We will be distributing a church survey known as The Church Assessment Tool (CAT) next week. This tool will help to provide a picture of who we are as a church and what directions might be important for our future. The feedback gathered in the survey will be used by the Search Committee in our process to find a new rector. The survey will be emailed to current, active members of the congregation on Tuesday May 26th. Further details including instructions how to the take the survey will be provided at that time.  –J Yartz

Safe Church Audit: We are updating our records in preparation of the Diocese’s Safe Church Audit. If you have received Safe Church training, please be sure the church office has a copy of your certificate. Contact the church office at info@goodshepeherdrichmond.org or call the office at 8034-233-2278.

If you do not have a Book of Common Prayer at home, here it is in pdf format: book_of_common_prayer.

May 31, 2020: The Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday

Bobby Swineford – “Inside – Outside” (to be posted on Sunday morning)

Daniel Corneliussen – A Message in Music (to be posted on Sunday morning)

May 24, 2020: Ascension Day Sunday

Tim Ridolfi – A Message for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Daniel Corneliussen – A Message in Music

May 17, 2020: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Chuck Coreth – A Message for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Daniel Corneliussen – A Message in Music

May 10, 2020: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Joe Coalter – Walking with Ananias in a Time of Social Distancing?

Daniel Corneliussen – A Message in Music

May 3, 2020: The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday

The Rev. Fred Huntington – A Message for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Daniel Corneliussen – A Message in Music

April 26, 2020: The Third Sunday of Easter

Joe Coalter – A Message for the Third Sunday of Easter

Daniel CorneliussenA Message in Music

April 19, 2020: The Second Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Charlie Bauer – A Message for The Second Sunday of Easter

Daniel Corneliussen  – A Message in Music

April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Mario Gonzalez – Living Proof

Daniel CorneliussenAn Easter Sermon in Music

Bishop Susan Haynes – Easter Sermon 2020

Church activities remain suspended. The office remains open during our regular hours.

Notes from the Senior Warden:

Sunday, 26 April 2020: Dear Good Shepherd Friends,

Well, here we are on the third Sunday of Easter still planted in our homes.  Please call each other and check in with your Church family regularly. It is always special to hear from each other as we wait to open up our wonderful Church of the Good Shepherd. Joe’s sermon for this morning brings us comfort for today and the days ahead. And Danny’s musical message reminds us that Good Shepherd stands ready for our return.

Stay safe and healthy. Love to you all, Cortes Pauls, Senior Warden

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Dear Good Shepherd Family,

As we live through these unprecedented times, we will share the Good Word from some of our members from time to time during the week. We will continue communicate via email to keep you up-to-date and to send these brief words of hope through the coming days.

Feel free to contact the office if you have questions or concerns. We are maintaining regular office hours for now.

Cortes Pauls

Monday, 16 March 2020

Dear Good Shepherd family,

Yesterday was the third Sunday in Lent and our lovely little Church on Forest Hill Avenue had its doors closed. While we may understand the rationale of the Diocese in requiring us to close for two weeks, something was missing from my life and yours, too, I imagine. Our good friend, Rev. Fred Huntington, has this wonderful solution to our churchless series of weeks. “PRAYER EVERY DAY”! Extemporaneous prayer does not come easily for me. Many of us rely on our Book of Common Prayer to lead us. Here is an idea; get out that book and open it to page 37 for Rite One Morning Prayer. You can design your own service using the various readings offered. Daily Evening Prayer begins on page 61 and this is one of my favorites. Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families is on page 137. Get the idea? Look for the lessons for each Sunday on page 889 of the Lectionary. You know all of this.

You may design your own service borrowing pieces from all these services. Ending with the General Thanksgiving works best for me, as it is one of the loveliest poems in the entire book.

So – Pray and put your stamp on a service of your own. Pray for our friends and families and for all the people of these United States and throughout the world as we battle with the coronavirus. I hope to see all of you back in Good Shepherd Church very soon. May the peace of the Lord be with you and remain with you always.

Cortes Pauls, Senior Warden

Please click here to read Danny’s Message to us. Music Director
Danny’s Message in Music: Go Down, Moses by Calvin Taylor

We are invited to participate in the activities of nearby parishes and churches when they resume. Click here to learn more.  Nearby Opportunities

This Week at Good Shepherd:

Please check back here to see when church activities will resume. See note above.


April 5 Palm Sun
Apr 12 Easter
Apr 19 Apr 26
Lector I
Lector II
E Minister

Greeters E Bradford
A deButts
N Thompson
V Welshman
A Starr
A Hymes
T Swineford

Ushers R Allen
R Swineford
J Vaughan
S Pauls
M Starr
K Yartz
S Neblett
H vanHueveln