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

In light of Bishop Curry’s advice, the advice of health professionals monitoring the pandemic and the directions of government officials, public gatherings for worship continue to be suspended in the Diocese of Southern Virginia until further notice – a time frame which regrettably includes the liturgies for Holy Week and Easter. Click here to read her letters.  diosova.org


Notes from the Senior Warden:

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Hello Good Shepherd friends,

Joe Coalter prepared a sermon to deliver this Sunday, the 5th day of Lent. Since we can’t meet in person, Joe’s message is being shared with you, along with the music of a hymn suggested by Harriet, as you worship from home. Please click the Doubting Thomas link.

Stay safe and healthy.

Cortes Pauls, Senior Warden

Friday, 27 March 2020

Tim and Danny have prepared a message of hope and comfort for our Good Shepherd family today through the words and music of Martin Luther’s A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.

Danny has included a brief history of the hymn and his own performance of its organ prelude. Please click on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, an organ chorale prelude.

The Peace of the Lord be with you.


Sunday, 22 March 2020

Dear Good Shepherd Family,

We are continuing to offer messages from the membership. Attached, please find a message from Joe Coalter. We want to stay in touch with you all. We are keeping regular office hours. I will try send these good words on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Susan Pauls is keeping the website up to date with the latest message from our Bishop.  We are to remain closed until further notice and our Easter Week is closed. We will worship at home.

Take care.

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. The Rev. Fred Huntington has sent us this message. Fred’s Message of Hope

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

Tim Ridolfi’s Lenten Homily of March 8 can be found here. Tim’s Homily

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.


Mar 1
Mar 8
Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29
Lector I M Wilson J Vaughan
Lector II C Pauls T Ridolfi
E Minister S Reamy C Coreth
Intercessor S Reamy C Coreth
Presenters J Yartz
K Yartz

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 R Simmons
Servers B Wilson
K Post
K Bergman
S Bergman