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

The Good Book Club: Our Sunday morning bible study continues our five-week study of the Acts of the Apostles, using materials from Good Book Club.  We meet from 11:00 – 12:00 in the choir room. This Sunday we shall be studying Acts 9:1-22. The Good Book Club website (goodbookclub.org) lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support you as you read the scriptures.

Ross Writes: The Good Book Club is an opportunity to study the Gospel of Luke during Lent and the Acts of the Apostles during Easter with other members of the Good Shepherd community. Here are some reasons for participating:

The Good Book Club is ideal for those who are new to studying the Bible in  a group.

It promotes both individual reading and study with others and can be used for family devotions at meal time as well as at church.

It provides resources for understanding the Bible and applying it to daily life.

Studying the Bible in community is one of the best ways to connect meaningfully with others in the congregation.

You may jump in any time during Lent and the Great Fifty Days of Easter.

In addition to the weekly Sunday morning gatherings at 11:00, we shall offer other Good Book Club small group gatherings during the week. Contact the church office for information.

Dream Work: Join us as we unlock the messages of our nightly dreams by using the Haden Institute method for group dreamwork. All are welcome. We shall meet in the church parlor near the 43rd Street entrance on the following Friday evenings: 5/4, 5/18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne at suzannereamy@gmail.com with any questions.

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

St. Monica’s Guild: St. Monica’s will meet Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. for our annual flower arranging program. The presentation and hands on workshop will be “Fun with Line”. We will be using Equisetum (horsetail grass) which will be provided. Participants can bring some flowers, but only 3-5 flowers will be needed so don’t get/bring too many. Please bring a container and scissors. All parishioners interested are welcome.

This Week at Good Shepherd:

Apr. 24, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Apr. 25, Wed., 9:00 a.m. – Bulletin/email announcements due

7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Apr. 26, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study

Apr. 27, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

6:00 p.m. – Dream Group

Apr. 28, Sat., 11:00 a.m. – Memorial Service

Apr. 29, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer, Rite One

11:00 a.m. – The Good Book Club

Looking Ahead:

May 1, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

May 3, Wed., 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

May 4, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study

May 5, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

May 6, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

May 8, Tue., 7:00 p.m. – St. Monica’s flower arranging program

Easter Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29
Lector I B Sutton D Boelzner B Ernst S Reamy D Fulcher
Lector II S Bray J Yartz M Hodge L Post B Woodell
E Minister M Lyell B Ernst B Swineford C Coreth MP
Intercessor M Lyell B Ernst B Swineford C Coreth MP
Presenters A Houghtaling
K Houghtaling
D Day
K Day
F vanHueveln
H vanHueveln
M Coreth
J Vaughan
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 S Swineford J Brown R Simmons S Swineford E Swineford
Servers H Bergman
E Swineford
R Simmons
W Simmons
H Bergman
W Simmons
H Bergman
E Swineford
J Brown
S Swineford
Banner  J Brown
Nursery N Thompson D Fulcher K Houghtaling J Rayfield N Hardin