Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known


Church of the Good Shepherd

The Rev. Dr. Ross M. Wright, Rector

Danny Corneliussen, Director of Music

Sherry MacLaughlin, Administrative Secretary




Good Shepherd Happenings

Ross Writes: 

Sunday’s Readings: Before coming to church or while preparing for worship, read the scripture texts appointed for the day, with special attention to the sermon text.  (Sunday, October 20th readings: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 )

The Screwtape Letters: We shall continue our adult Christian education class on the study of The Screwtape Letters this Sunday at 11 a.m. The class will run through the end of October. Join us any time throughout the month as we listen to the audio book written by C.S. Lewis and read by British actor and comedian John Cleese and then follow the reading with a lively discussion. Won’t you join us?

United Thank Offering: The Fall UTO In-gathering will be held this Sunday, October 20. UTO is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church and awards grants for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty. The fund has been used to purchase kitchen equipment for a homeless shelter, fund a school in the Dominican Republic and establish a seminary library in Africa. These are just a few of the worthwhile projects they finance. Please make checks payable to UTO.

It’s Time for Brunswick Stew! Our scouts will be taking orders for Brunswick Stew today during the coffee hour for Boy Scout Troop 2868.

Richmond Center for Christian Study & Redemption Books presents Buddy Childress of Needle’s Eye Ministries who will discuss his new book Navigating the Needle’s Eye: Forty Years of Ministry to Business and Professional People (Q&A and book signing to follow).  Join us on Friday, Oct 25, at 7pm @ Redemption Books (next to Gelati Celesti in the Stony Point Shopping Center).  Buddy will also discuss a biblical view of work and wisdom principles he has learned on planning and decision making. No registration necessary.

A Note About Scheduling Activities: A friendly reminder. Good Shepherd Church and facilities are used for many purposes throughout the week by various groups. We need to make sure we can accommodate everyone’s needs. Please confirm space availability through the church office before you schedule a meeting or event. Contact the office by email at info@goodshepherdrichmond.org or by phone at 233-2278.

Flowers for the Sanctuary: There are Sundays available in November to give flowers. They can be in memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones. Please contact a member of the Altar Guild.

A service of Morning Prayer is held every Tuesday beginning at 8:15 a.m. and ending promptly by 8:45. This informal service offers an opportunity to begin the day with praise and thanksgiving. In addition to the standard parts of the service, there is an opportunity to join together in offering intercessory prayers for those in need, as well as to offer thanksgiving for our many blessings.

Liberation Lunches: We are in need of donations for the lunches prepared for the Liberation House. We need juice boxes, snack bars, individual serving size bags of chips, pretzels or other snacks. Please mark donations for “Liberation Lunches” and place in cupboard under the big window in the kitchen. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach program.

The first Sunday of each month the “loose offering” (i.e., funds not designated as a regular pledge offering) will be contributed to the discretionary fund for “relief of the poor” and “such pious and charitable uses as shall be thought fit” by the rector (Constitutions and Canons of the Episcopal Church). The fund allows me to offer acts of mercy to the needy and to extend Good Shepherd’s ministry beyond the provisions of the budget. You can contribute by writing a check to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and designating it “Rector’s Discretionary Fund.” RW

The GSES Fall Festival is Saturday, November 2. The kidsRVA festival will include creative activities, an art show, sidewalk chalk gallery, a talent show, food trucks, and more… If you’d like more information email ieklumb@gmail.com

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

This Week at Good Shepherd:

Oct 15, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m. – Bulletin Deadline

Oct 17, Thu., 3:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Library

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Oct 18, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study at Eat66

6:00 p.m. – GSES Family Fun Night

Oct 19, Sat., 11:45 a.m. – Liberty Lunches

Oct 20, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Looking Ahead:

Oct 22, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Oct 24, Thu., 3:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Library will not meet.

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Oct 25, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

Oct 27, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)

Nov 2, Sat., – GSES Fall Festival (See note above.)

Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct 20 Oct 27
Lector I S Simmons L Post K Lehman M Dodson
Lector II R Simmons S Bray D Boelzner J Bradley
E Minister H Coalter C Coreth S Reamy B Ernst
Intercessor H Coalter C Coreth S Reamy B Ernst
Presenters M Coreth
G Swineford
K Day
J Vaughn
J Yartz
K Yartz
A Houghtaling
K Houghtaling

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

Crucifer E Swineford H Bergman E Swineford W Simmons
Servers K Post
S Bergman
J Brown
R Simmons
K Post
H Bergman
S Bergman

Nursery J Bradley K Houghtaling J Yartz N Hardin