Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
3416 Swansee Ridge
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9495
Fr. Mike's Cell: 608-354-2866
Vicars' Verve - August 2014
Hello to all!
Wow!!!! So much for a laid back summer. We are grooving, Good Shepherd. Vacation Bible school was a blast!!! Thanks to Laura Adams and the VBS team who worked so hard and made VBS possible.
Currently we have lots of people joining together on committees and holding meetings. This includes our capital campaign committee, as we gear up for our campaign kick off in early September. The Latino transition committee is busy, working on our 1st annual international dinner, to be held in late September. The carpet committee met for first time in late July, and is busy preparing a plan for the carpeting of the building. The summer has certainly been busy and very eventful.
I am so proud of our leadership, and all the great ministry happening at Good Shepherd. You are very special people and I am so proud to serve with you. August will be a big planning month for the fall. We are prepping for another foundations class, our confirmation class as well as Sunday school.
Spiritually, I have been thinking a lot about "growing oaks". We have had a lot of parables from Jesus this summer as we read the gospel of Matthew. Many of those parables focus on growing things. In our capital campaign prayer, we have the beautiful image of growing the acorns we plant into mighty oaks. I have been praying a lot about the mighty oaks we are growing. I think that the acorns we plant and the oaks we grow are going to give beauty, strength and stability for generations to come. God bless you, my mighty oaks. Weeds will always be among us. Our job is to feed the oaks, and grow together in Godís plan and Godís beauty.
Enjoy your summer and keep being the incredible faithful people you are!
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|