This Sunday is Palm Sunday! The Gospel lesson for this Sunday tells the story of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem as his journey to the cross and Good Friday begins. Who was this guy? Was he a political leader who would drive out the Romans? Or was Jesus a spiritual leader? A miracle worker? A prophet? Who was he? Please join us this Sunday, April 13, at 10:30am when Pastor Rick preaches on "The Plot Thickens".
Want to listen to Pastor Rick preach? Then click on the Multimedia tab above. There you will find an audio file of last Sunday's sermon. Listen and enjoy!
The Easter Bunny to Visit Good Shepherd on Easter Sunday!
We have it on very good authority that the Easter Bunny will make a very special appearance on Easter Sunday for our worship service. AND the Easter Bunny will hand out Easter Baskets to all the children that Sunday!
So bring the kids! Young and old alike! If you know a neighborhood child that won’t get to celebrate Easter, bring him or her with you! EVERYONE is welcome!
The Good Shepherd Video Project
We are growing!!! We would like to put together a short 3 minute YouTube video of "We Are Good Shepherd", highlighting all the wonderful things happening at Good Shepherd. Samantha Kim has agreed to be our video specialist for this. If you have any photos or videos that you took at Good Shepherd, send them on to Pastor Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for an individual to direct our social media campaigns. If interested, contact Pastor Rick. Let's do this!
Easter Baskets for Villa Esperanza - We are assembling 70 Easter Baskets for the folk at Villa Esparnza - and we need your help to put these together. Save the date: Saturday April 12 from 4pm-6pm. If you can help please see Paulette Hunnewell after the worship service. We will distribute the baskets on Monday April 14 at 10am. Here at Morrison Hall.
Tenebrae (Latin for "shadows" or "darkness") is a service of worship for Good Friday before Easter Sunday. Tenebrae is characterized by a series of Scripture readings and meditations done in stages while lights and/or candles are gradually extinguished to symbolize the growing darkness not only of Jesus’ death but of hopelessness in the world without God. The service ends in darkness with a final candle, the Christ candle, extinguished, symbolizing the death of Jesus. The service concludes with a loud noise (strepitus, "great noise") symbolizing the closing of Jesus’ tomb. Worshippers then leave in silence to wait.
This Service of Tenebrae uses the eight biblical Stations of the Cross as a framework for the Scripture readings, meditations, and prayers. We will follow Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrow, as he journeys form Pilate’s Hall to his death on the cross. We enter this journey with the penitent’s prayer, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24).
While there are traditionally 14 Stations of the Cross, we will celebrate 8 Stations:
Station 1: Pilate Condemns Jesus to Die Station 2: Jesus Accepts His Cross Station 3: Simon Helps Carry the Cross Station 4: Jesus Speaks to the Women Station 5: Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments Station 6: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross Station 7: Jesus Cares for His Mother Station 8: Jesus Dies on the Cross”
SAVE THE DATE!
Ash Wednesday - March 5 - Combined worship with Westminster Presbyterian
Maundy Thursday - April 17 - Combined worship with Westminster Presbyterian
Good Friday - April 18 - Service of Tenebrae & Stations of the Cross Worship @ 7pm
Easter Sunday - April 20 - Easter Celebration Worship @ 10:30am - Morrison Hall
Happiness is building a great choir!!!
Help us build an awesome LGBT Choir. We are a new LGBT nondenominational Christian church with an openly gay pastor looking to build up its adult choir for our worship services. We meet every Sunday at 10:30am in Pasadena. Music is a central and important aspect of our worship service. Both leads and amateur singers are needed. Let’s put together a choir that will be a wonderful example to the wider community of LGBT Pride in the San Gabriel Valley. Choir rehearsal: every Sunday at 9:15am before worship, and 7:30pm every Tuesday evening (Voices of a New Tommorrow community choir).
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?
"Celebrating ALL Families" Bar-b-que a HUGE SUCCESS! 100 people gathered at Good Shepherd on Sunday February 27 to celebrate ALL families with wonderful food, music and speakers. To see photos of the event, click on the multimedia tab. Many thanks to all who participated.
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Pastor Rick & Good Shepherd Church Featured On The Cover of Pasadena Weekly! We are delighted that the Pasadena Weekly has given special coverage to Good Shepherd Church and the issue of gay teen suicides.
From the article: "Virginia Uribe, executive director of Friends of Project 10, an organization that works mostly with gay and lesbian students in Los Angeles schools, agrees with Eisenlord that much depends on the individual congregations. She wholeheartedly supports what Good Shepherd is trying to do.
"Good Shepherd is doing what every church should be doing: opening up their church to everyone," she said."
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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! SEND AN EMAIL TO THE PASADENA WEEKLY THANKING THEM FOR COVERING LGBT ISSUES AND TO DO MORE! EMAIL: KEVINU@PASADENAWEEKLY.COM.
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