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

Invite, Welcome, Connect: Join fellow Good Shepherd members for a Lenten Pizza Brunch on Sunday, February 25, from 11:00 -12:30 in the Parish Hall. Enjoy good food, stimulating conversation, and suggestions for observing the season of Lent. All are welcome. Nursery and child care will be provided. A number of folks have signed up; please email the church office, info@goodshepherd richmond.org, to let us know that you are coming so that we can order enough food. RSVP by 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22.

The Good Book Club: Sunday, February 11, we launched The Good Book Club at Good Shepherd. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 as we work our way through Luke’s Gospel during Lent. We are joining Episcopal churches all over the country who are participating in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. The Good Book Club website (goodbookclub.org) lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support you as you read the scriptures. On Sunday, Feb. 25, we shall not meet. (See Invite, Welcome, Connect announcement above.) We shall resume The Good Book Club study of Luke on Sunday, March 4).

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.

A Lenten Journey: Devotional Guides written by members of the Westminster Canterbury community are available in the narthex.

St. Monica’s – Acts of Faith: St. Monica’s will organize carpools to attend two Sunday matinee Acts of Faith performances. You are on your own to purchase tickets. Let K. Lehman know if you would like to attend A Raisin in the Sun on March 4 and/or john & jen on March 11. See Monday’s email, Good Shepherd Announcements, for more 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: 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne at suzannereamy@gmail.com with any questions.

Snow Closings: In most cases the parish office will be closed if the school decides to close. We post weekday and Sunday closings on WTVR, Channel 6 and on our Facebook Page – Good Shepherd Episcopal Richmond.

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

This Week at Good Shepherd:

Feb. 20, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Feb. 21, Wed., 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Feb. 22, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Church Library (4:45 – Prayer time)

Feb. 23, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

6:00 p.m. – Dream Group in the church parlor (See note above.) Bring your dream journal.

Feb. 25, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

11:00 a.m. – Adult Class participation in The Good Book Club

Looking Ahead:

Feb. 27, Tue., 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Prayer

Feb. 28, Wed., 7:00 p.m. – Choir Practice

Mar. 1, Thu., 5:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study in the Church Library

Mar. 2, Fri., 7:00 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study

Mar. 4, Sun., 9:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25
Lector I L Wright W Simmons G Swineford N Hardin
Lector II S Simmons S Dodson K Murray R Simmons
E Minister B Swineford C Coreth S Reamy M Lyell
Intercessor B Swineford C Coreth S Reamy M Lyell
Presenters A Ernst
B Ernst
A Starr
M Starr
N Thompson
V Welshman
A Hymes
A deButts

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

Nursery J Yartz N Thompson D Fulcher K Houghtaling

Ash Wednesday: Lector: D Sumner-Tuimavana; EM & Intercessor: B Ernst; Presenters: A Ernst & S Neblett