During my undergrad work at Michigan State, I took a computer programming class. One of the lessons dealt with 'garbage in... garbage out'. This meant that if you entered bad code, you got garbage out. I am convinced the same holds true with our lives. If we put nothing but garbage into our lives, we get garbage out. How do you nourish yourself both bodily and spiritually? We read in this Sunday's Gospel from the Apostle John:
"And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."
What keeps you going? In today's pop culture we hear repeatedly "You are what you eat." Is God a part of your 'spiritual diet'? What sustains you through both the good times and the bad times?
You are invited to worship with us as I preach on "Garbage In... Garbage Out". We worship every Sunday at 10:30am in Morrison Hall on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104.
- Rev. Rick Eisenlord, M.Div., Pastor Good Shepherd Church Pasadena
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THIS SUNDAY! Watch The Good Shepherd Worship Service Live On Your Computer!
We are pleased to announce that now you will be able to catch us every Sunday morning online and LIVE! Watch our Mass as it happens! Live streaming begins at 10:30am.
Directions: Log into your Twitter account, then go to @GoodShepherdPas. You will see a link (it may say 'Meerkat'. If you do not see the link, hit the refresh button on your browser. Click on the link...and enjoy!
We now accept PayPal for on-line donations!
Contribute to the programs and mission of Good Shepherd Church Pasadena by using PayPal. Just click on the DONATE tab above. Thank you and God Bless!
Good Shepherd On The Move!
Good Shepherd Church Pasadena will be moving to a new home! We are in negotiations on a wonderful property for our new location. We are setting up 2 teams to handle the transition:
Interior decorating team. Responsible for the designing and decorating of our new worship area. How will our new church look like on the inside?
Our Lady of Guadalupe Memorial Garden team. Our windows overlook an area for a small garden. We want to create a beautiful garden with a statue of the Virgin Mother. Volunteers will need to dig up the area and plant flowers & shrubs.
This is going to take time and effort, so be prepared to work if you sign up! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pastor Rick at RickGoodShepherd@gmail.com. Please Note: these are WORKING teams. So be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get dirty!
"My Gay Church" Podcast
Pastor Rick is now on iTunes with his brand new podcast "My Gay Church". The podcast series will highlight news, interviews and topics affecting the Christian LGBT Community.
Directions: Go to the iTunes store and head to the Podcast section. Click on the search box and enter: My Gay Church. You will then be directed to the podcast by Pastor Rick. BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON! Apple will then automatically notify you when new episodes of My Gay Church are available. But you need subscribe!
New podcast episodes will be broadcast every Tuesday. Be sure to catch all the fun! AND IT IS FREE!
Listen to Pastor Rick's Sermons Online!
After a brief break, we have started posting Pastor's sermons on line again. This is a great way to hear the sermon again, or hear it for the first time if you missed Mass. Just click on the "Sermons Online" tab above. Or you can just CLICK HERE. We hope the sermons inspire you and give you hope!
We worship every Sunday at 10:30am in Morrison Hall on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA.
Good Shepherd Women's Group Launches MeetUp Group
The women of Good Shepherd and friends have launched our very own MeetUp Group to plan fun summer activities.
Stay tuned for further details on upcoming activities. This group is open to all lesbians and their straight allies.
Donate Your Spare Change! Raising money for a cross.
Good Shepherd Church Pasadena does not have a proper processional cross. They are very expensive (around $1000). As our summer project, each Sunday we are giving away FREE piggy banks for you to put your pocket change in at the end of the day when you are at home. When your piggy bank is full, bring it to church with you.
We have an anonymous donor who will match dollar for dollar what we will raise! So dig deep! Empty those pockets! Our goal is to have all the money raised by Labor Day in September. Get your piggy bank this Sunday. Let's do this!
GoodShepherd Internet Project - Reaching OUT To the World!
We are very excited to announce plans to expand our presence on the internet. We are currently working on 6 major areas:
1. Social Media. We now have a presence on:
Tumbler (gd.shep.tekboy.com) and
2. MeetUp. The Good Shepherd Women have their own MeetUp Group happening. The link for that MeetUp Group is: http://www.meetup.com/Women-of-Good-Shepherd-Church-Pasadena/.
3. Live Streaming of the Good Shepherd Worship Service. Coming soon! Every Sunday you will be able to tune into the Good Shepherd Twitter account to watch a live stream of the Good Shepherd Mass.
4. iTunes Podcast.Pastor Rick is now on iTunes with his brand new podcast "My Gay Church". The podcast series will highlight news, interviews and topics affecting the Christian LGBT Community.
Directions: Go to the iTunes store and head to the Podcast section. Click on the search box and enter: My Gay Church. You will then be directed to the podcast by Pastor Rick. BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON! Apple will then automatically notify you when new episodes of My Gay Church are available. But you need subscribe! New podcast episodes will be broadcast every Tuesday. Be sure to catch all the fun! AND IT IS FREE!
5. Sermons Online/Good Shepherd Website. People can now go to GoodShepherdPasadena.com, click on the Sermons Online tab, and listen to Pastor Rick’s sermons! There is also information on the website concerning upcoming activities at Good Shepherd.
6. Email Blasts. Our email blasts go out to over 1000 individuals with the latest news and info on our activities.
Help Us Plan For World AIDS Day! Calling for volunteers!
This year World AIDS Day is on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. We will be observing that day with a wonderful choral musical concert featuring music from Hollywood films. On that evening we will honor those impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as the doctors, nurses and caregivers involved in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. There will be a special showing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt panels flown in from Atlanta.
This will be a moving and touching evening for all involved, and WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you would be interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Pastor Rick at email@example.com. Thank You!
Gay Parenting..."Y'all have 2 daddies? That's cool!"
I highly encourage you to watch a video of Kaleb Anthony and Kordale Lewis, pictured above. They are fathers with three children living in Geogia. The pair became internet celebrities after a photo of them helping their daughters get ready for school went viral on Instagram. Their family was featured in a Nikon commercial for the company's "I am generation image" campaign. Kordale published a book about their life together in 2014 called Picture Perfect. They want to get married as soon as it is recognized in Georgia.
In the video, they talk about the challenges of being gay fathers and raising kids in the South. To view this amazing video. CLICK HERE.
The Bible and Gay Marriage....
We worship in Morrison Hall on the campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church,
1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
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Good Shepherd Church
Pasadena is an emerging welcoming congregation for all people,
regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. We believe in God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We affirm that God loves and cherishes all
His children, and has shown His love through the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ. We invite you to join us, regardless of your religious or
An LGBT Church and so much more...
Our mission is to offer hope and
inspiration to those who feel discouraged, who have been discriminated
against or who are seeking spiritual fulfillment they are not getting
elsewhere. We are God's hands and feet in a world desperately searching
for hope and guidance. The Good Shepherd knows His flock and loves us
fully. You are deeply cherished for who you are, gay, straight,
bi-sexual, lesbian or transgendered. The Good Shepherd wants you. We
want you! Please join us, won't you?
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