Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known


Church of the Good Shepherd

Guest Priest: The Rev. Michael Malone (See note below.)

Danny Corneliussen, Director of Music

Sherry MacLaughlin, Administrative Secretary




Good Shepherd Happenings

The Vestry Meeting will take place in the Library this Sunday, February 9th, and will follow the Adult Education Class at 12 noon. If you have questions or concerns, the first 15 minutes are set aside for members of the parish to add them to the agenda.

Sundays, February 2nd and 9th, The Rev. Michael Malone, will be our guest priest and celebrant. A native Virginian, the Rev. Malone and has served parishes in the dioceses of Southern Virginia, Dallas, and Virginia. He retired after fourteen years serving two Northern Neck parishes in Farnham and Warsaw. Following the service and refreshment time the Adult Christian Education Class will meet in the Choir Room.

St Monica’s will be passing out mix boxes for cornbread muffins and brownies Sunday Feb 2. Volunteers are needed to bake and return by 10:45 a.m. Saturday, February 8. A signup sheet to help serve the lunch to Crossover Lay Healthcare Providers will be in the parish hall during coffee Feb 2. See K. Lehman for details.

The Altar Guild notes that there are opportunities to give flowers during the month of February. Please contact a member of the Altar Guild if you wish to give.

Adult Christian Education: What Is Expected Of Us After We Believe? In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he counseled fellow Christians to “conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” But what does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? Over five weeks starting on January 12th, the Sunday morning adult class at 11 a.m. will consider this question. During each meeting we will listen to the insights of two church leaders who have been compared to C. S. Lewis for the depth and clarity of their understanding of the gospel. The class will use these brief excerpts from their public presentations as a springboard for asking in Week 1 (What exactly is the ultimate goal that Christ has for our lives as Christians?); Week 2 (What are the “fruit of the Spirit” that we Christians are called to exhibit in our life?); Week 3 (Do we have any freedom after we believe or do we simply live according to a set of rules handed down to us in God’s word?); Week 4 (Should we expect suffering to be a part of our life after we believe?); Week 5 (Why is it difficult to live a life worthy of the gospel in our modern western culture? and What can we learn from the early church about how our congregation is “to know Christ and make him known” in our community.).

Remembering Ross’s Retirement Party and Last Sunday at Good Shepherd: To view the Ross retirement party PowerPoint, retirement party speech, and final sermon, please click here.  Retirement Party;   Friday night dinner 1-3-2020;   Saying Goodbye 1-5-2020

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.

In times of transition, it is particularly important to pay attention to your dreams. Join our ongoing dream group and seek the guidance God provides us in our nightly dreams. No previous dreamwork experience necessary. Study books and reference materials are available upon request. We meet alternating Friday evenings from 6-7:30 upstairs in the parish hall. Upcoming 2020 meetings: Feb 28, and March 20. For more information, please contact the church office.

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.

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:

Feb 4, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Feb 6, Thu., 3:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Library

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

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

Feb 8, Sat., 10:45 a.m. – St. Monica’s Crossover Lay Ministry Chili Luncheon (See note above.)

Feb 9, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist (See note above.)

10:45 a.m. – Refreshments in the Parish Hall

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 – Adult Christian Education (See note above.)

Looking Ahead:

Feb 11, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Feb 15, Sat., 11:30 p.m. – Liberty Lunches

Feb 16, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist


Feb 2
Feb 9
Feb 16 Feb 23
Lector I K Yartz D Sumner-Tuimavana S Simmons W Simmons
Lector II B Wilson B Sutton H Hodge S Pauls
E Minister B Swineford H Coalter C Coreth S Bray
Intercessor B Swineford H Coalter C Coreth S Bray
Presenters B Kelley
G Swineford
A deButts
J Coalter
J Samitt
S Firestine
A Hymes
S Neblett

Greeters E Bradford
A deButts
Nancy Thompson
Verna 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 J Brown H Bergman
Servers S Bergman
K Post
W Simmons
B Wilson
K Post
E Swineford
W Simmons
S Bergman