Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Sun Prairie, WI

He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:20

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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

Vicars' Verve - August 2014

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

Father Mike Tess

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!

God bless, 

Fr. 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