Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known


Church of the Good Shepherd

Guest Priest: The Rev. Canon Roy Hoffman (See note below.)

Danny Corneliussen, Director of Music

Sherry MacLaughlin, Administrative Secretary




Good Shepherd Happenings

Sundays, January 19th and 26th, The Rev. Dr. Edward Bushong, a retired priest in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, will be our guest priest and celebrant. Following the service and refreshment time the Adult Christian Education Class will meet in the Choir Room.

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. 2020 meetings currently scheduled: Jan 17, Jan 31, 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:

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

Jan 16, Thu., 3:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Library

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

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

6:00 p.m. – Dream Group (See note above.)

Jan 18, Sat., 11:30 a.m. – Liberty Lunches

Jan 19, 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:

Jan 21, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Jan. 26, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Jan 26, Sun., 11:00 a.m. – Annual Meeting

Jan 5
Jan 12
Jan 19 Jan 26
Lector I L Wright K Lehman J Vaughan S Firestine
Lector II B Sutton C Pauls A Goethals
E Minister C Coreth H Coalter B Ernst
Intercessor C Coreth H Coalter B Ernst
A Wilson
M Wilson
M Hodge
S Reamy
C Coreth
M Coreth

Greeters E Bradford
A deButts
A Starr
A Starr
A Hymes
T Swineford

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

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