If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
3416 Swansee Ridge
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9495
Fr. Mike's Cell: 608-354-2866
Please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times
Hey Good Shepherd,
Did you know that I love roller coasters? While we were in Florida, my daughter Ann and I went on about 20 roller coasters . I love the safety talks you always get before the ride begins. "Please keep your seatbelt securely fastened, and feet your hands and feet inside the ride at all times". I have always tried to follow these rules for safety and I feel like we could use the same speech for the adventure we are beginning this fall.
On Saturday, Sept 14, Jerry Simono, Reitha Johnson, Art Hollender and I attended a debt reduction workshop aimed for parishes of the Milwaukee Diocese which was held at St. Aidanís in Hartford. The presenter for this was Erin Weber-Johnson, from the National Episcopalian Church foundationís capital campaign department. Erin is coming to Good Shepherd to meet with the Bishopís committee on Oct 14th. She will help us put together a capital campaign to eliminate the mortgage on the church over the next three to five years. We will also be able to kick off the endowment fund that Jerry Simono and his group have been working so hard on. I came away from the day very excited and fired up. I believe that the next five years are going to be challenging, but as exciting, just as the roller coasters I have come to love.
We are off to an awesome start this fall. I am thankful for Laura Adams and all the teachers and parish members who have worked so hard to get our church school and fall programs rocking. I continue to be so grateful for all the hard work of the church leadership. I am thankful for the guidance and direction of the diocese and Bishop Miller and the diocesan staff.
Itís a great time to be at the best darn church in the shooting match. Have a blessed October.
Come Worship With Us
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist, Rite I – Traditional Language|
|10:00 AM||Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Family Service and Sunday School (Nursery available)|
|Tuesday||6:45 PM – Adult Bible Study|
|Wednesday||6:30 PM – Healing Service with Holy Eucharist|
|Saturday||5:00 PM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Contemporary Language|
Father Mike's Office Hours
|Drop in or by appointment|
|Tuesday||Afternoons by appointment|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Evening hours by appointment only|
|Please call 608-354-2866 to schedule an appointment|