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

Ann M. Boelzner, Director of Music

Darlene Spires, Administrative Secretary




Good Shepherd Happenings

Sunday, November 5, was Stewardship Sunday. Pledge cards were distributed during the service and will be available every Sunday in November. Please return your card during the month of November so that the vestry can prepare our budget for 2018.

The Ten Commandments in Verse: I use this format when teaching the Ten Commandments to children and young people at Good Shepherd Episcopal School chapel. I first heard it from The Rev. Robert Massie, a former colleague at Grace Church in New York. RW

  • Above all else love God alone
  • Bow down to neither wood nor stone
  • God’s name refuse to take in vain
  • The Sabbath rest with care maintain
  • Respect your parents all your days
  • Hold sacred human life always
  • Be loyal to your chosen mate
  • Steal nothing, neither small nor great
  • In truth report your neighbor’s deed
  • And rid your mind of selfish greed


We Need Your Photo!: J. Vaughan has kindly offered to create an updated pictorial directory. If you missed the two Sundays when she was taking pictures, look for her next Sunday on the front steps before church or after the service.

Share Thanksgiving Day with an International Student: Pam Haney, of the VCU Global Education Office, was with us on Sunday, November 5 to speak after the service. The VCU Global Education Office invites you to share Thanksgiving Day with an international student or scholar who is eager to learn about our culture and make American friends. Thanksgiving  provides a unique opportunity for hospitality and friendship. For more information, contact Pam Haney at pohaney@vcu.edu or call 828-8309 no later than Monday, November 6 or go to  http://www.global.vcu.edu/media/geo/pdf/students/ThanksgivingVolunteerInfoForm.pdf

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:

Nov. 7, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

7:00 p.m. – St. Monica’s Guild in the Church Library

Nov. 8, Wed., 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Nov. 9, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Church Library

Nov. 10, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

Nov. 12, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead:

Nov. 14, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Nov. 15, Wed., 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Nov. 16, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Church Library

Nov. 17, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

Nov. 19, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Nov 5
Nov 12 Nov 19
Nov 26
Lector I S Simmons L Wright R Simmons W Simmons
Lector II M Lyell B Swineford D Tuimavana B Woodell
E Minister B Swineford H Coalter S Reamy M Lyell
Intercessor B Swineford H Coalter S Reamy M Lyell
Presenters H Coalter
J Coalter
R Swineford
T Swineford
F vanHeuveln
H vanHeuveln
A deButts
L Wright

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

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

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

Nursery J Rayfield N Hardin A Houghtaling D Fulcher