Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Sun Prairie, WI

Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

John 4:13-14

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Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

3416 Swansee Ridge
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9495

Phone: 608-837-3308
Fr. Mike's Cell: 608-354-2866

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Father Mike Tess - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Sun Prairie, WI

Father Mike Tess

Vicarís verve,
Octobre 2014

Wow!! What a great September we had: fast and effective, which seems to be how we roll. I am still cleaning the whipped cream out of my ears from the capital campaign kick off festival. That was a blast. What a great day and great team work from all our committee members. A job well done! We are doing an incredible job with our Capital Campaign so far. Please keep praying and pitching in. We can do all things with Christ who strengthens us (Phil 4:13)

The next couple of months will also have quite a bit of administration in them. The next crucial step is our annual giving drive. As a reminder, we will be off Diocesan aid as of January. This is the first time in Good Shepherdís history that we will be with out any financial support from the Diocese. Scary and yet so cool !!!!!. What that means for us is that every month we received a check from the Diocese which was used to help us pay bills. The monthly amount has been reduced each year for the last few years as we grew and had more resources. But, that money had really helped us for keeping our cash flow through the month. Our Capital Campaign is for the future, and our ability to be strong and self sustained; but now the task at hand is to stay strong in our day to day life. John Deininger has agreed to help us understand more about stewardship, and has a great way of explaining it. The pledge drive is only one part of that stewardship ~ but you will be hearing more about this, as well as our budget for 2015, and our dreams and plans as we move forward together toward Nov 9th, our annual meeting and the closing of our capital campaign. We plan to celebrate this great day with a potluck meal! Please plan to join us for this celebration; we have much to be thankful for, and all our hard work together following God's lead is why we are succeeding! I'd love to have as many of us gather that day to celebrate together!

From the bottom of my heart, I want you to know that I certainly do realize that we are asking a lot of our ďlittle church who canĒ. I donít know of any other church that could pull off all the tasks we are taking on. We are strong, we are focused, and I know we can do this, just as I know that God has us. I know that God would not be sending us on this journey, unless we are supplied with the gifts and tools to finish the task. I am so proud of all the hard work we have been doing especially this year. We are a powerful force for the kingdom when we work together and follow Godís lead.

I am thankful for all the hard work that goes into kicking off Sunday School and for all those who have stepped up and volunteered to help. I know our kids are glad to be back.

Have a blessed Harvest Time and may God continue to bless us on our journey.

Father Mike

Come Worship With Us

Sunday Services
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I – Traditional Language
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Family Service and Sunday School (Nursery available)
Weekday Services
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