“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God…Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2: 9-10.
The Church of the Good Shepherd believes that all Christians, not just ordained clergy, are active members in preaching, teaching and living out the Gospel. As the Apostle Peter called us, we are “a priesthood”. We not only have access to God through Christ, but we get to be partners with him in his Kingdom. We get to share in his caring ministry to his people, who are often hurt, broken, struggling, tired, or lost. In fact, we all may experience some of those feelings at various times in our lives. The Church of the Good Shepherd knows we need friends and family to walk with us through these times. While much of our caring takes place unofficially, outside of a structured group, coming together to share experiences in the context of our faith is encouraging, comforting, and life-giving.
We would also love to hear from you if you would like to see a group developed around a common need, such as grief support, divorce support, marriage enrichment, or parenting classes. It only takes a few to get started and organize ways of caring for each other.
Below you will find our latest ministry to develop around real needs of our church and school family:
“FEED MY SHEEP”
The “Feed My Sheep” ministry is a joint effort between the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. James Episcopal School. We provide a hot meal to our church and school families who are in need of special care, such as those who have experienced a death in the family, endured a long illness, or just had a baby. Members of the church and school bake casseroles and bring them to the Church Office, where they are frozen and then delivered as needed.
If you would like to get involved in one of our Caring Ministries, or if you know of someone in our church family who would benefit from them, please call the Church Office at 361-882-1735.