I want to call attention to Brandon Ashcraft's last service tomorrow. We are so sad to see him go, grateful to be a part of his journey and excited to see the new things he will accomplish in Ohio.

With the remaining two weeks of Advent, how can we make a difference in someone else's life?

We look forward to worshipping with you tomorrow at 10:30 am on our website or Facebook page.
Revelation continued
Sunday, December 13

How do the heavens relate to our suffering? And how might we begin to consider our relationship with the heavens? John wrote Revelation to bring comfort to those being persecuted. The Rev. Channing Smith dove into the book of Revelation this past week during his Coffee Conversation. Catch up to understand this book more and the intent behind it. This week we'll get into Numerology, the major characters and narrative of Revelation, Old Testament imagery and the apocalyptic world view. Join us on our Facebook page or our website immediately following the online service.
Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 pm
Evensong, or evening prayer, has its origins in the monastic hours, and is one of the treasures of the Anglican Communion. The church gathers in the evening to give thanks for the day that is ending, lifting up to God the needs and sorrows of our community and the world. This special service takes place online.

Join us on our Facebook page or our website.

As we prepare for the third week of Advent, we have the following Bible verses and prayers. Additional Advent resources can be found here.

Our Bible verse for this week:
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil. May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24)

Question of the week?
I wonder how we can remember the angels, and rejoice and celebrate in our waiting?

Closing prayer:
God of hope, you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression to the freedom of justice, the balm of healing, and the joy of sharing. Make us strong to join you in your holy work, as friends of strangers and victims, companions of those whom others shun, and as the happiness of those whose hearts are broken. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (RCL –Thematic prayer)

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Sunday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Music on the Hill brings together local musicians and music lovers in the intimate setting of Good Shepherd on the Hill. For the evening, we bring the warmth and joy of Music on the Hill right into your home! Our own Sam Hensley will share the stage with three other local bands to create a musical extravaganza you won't want to miss! Tune in on the Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd on the Hill Facebook page.
December 24, 4:00-6:00 pm
Join us on the road to Bethlehem as we travel along with the animals, shepherds, wisemen and the Holy Family to hear the story of the birth of Jesus. Your Good Shepherd choirs will perform, along with The Hill Ensemble, Holy Ghost Supreme, Emma Moseley and Kimberly Zielnicki as on journey to Bethlehem. Other surprises include treats from Chef Robert and more! Come dressed in your Christmas pajamas or Christmas flare and don't forget your furry friends, we will have something for them too!
Thursday, December 24, 2 pm
Join us online for our Virtual Christmas Pageant, premiering at 2 pm on Christmas Eve. From the comfort of your home, we will return to the stable in Bethlehem where fellow parishioners recreate the Christmas story. Sing along with beautiful music and watch the animals, shepherds, angels and wise men gather as we remember and celebrate Emmanuel, "God With Us." 
This Advent, we focus on HOPE and through Christmas Benevolence we have HOPE to share with those in our community who need it most. To get your Christmas Benevolence envelope and details on how this project works, please contact Aimee Bostwick and share some hope today. You can stop by the parish office from 1-3 pm on Sunday to pick up your envelope.
If you would like to give in honor of, in memory of, or in celebration of a loved one, the names will be printed in the Christmas Eve leaflet. The deadline to appear in Christmas Eve leaflet is December 21. Any names submitted afterward will appear in a later service.
Sunday, December 13 at noon: Nominations Close
Nominees for service on the Vestry and as a delegate to Diocesan Council (which, this coming year, meets virtually on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27) must be confirmed communicants "in good standing" (according to the Canons of the Church, faithful in corporate worship and in "working, praying, and giving for the spread of God's Kingdom"). Vestry terms are three years and require active participation in the life of the parish. Service on the Vestry enables a different and broader perspective of our parish's life and ministry. While the work may be full at times, so, too, is the reward of service rich. If you would like to offer yourself or another parishioner in nomination for the Vestry or as a delegate to Diocesan Council, please complete the online form
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