"I invite you to drive by our Windsor campus and see our sign of HOPE, our theme for Advent. We are already being recognized for spreading hope in our community!" our rector, the Rev. Channing Smith.

We look forward to worshipping with you tomorrow at 10:30am on our website or Facebook page.
Revelation- the most misunderstood book in the Bible 
Sunday, December 6

Is the book of Revelation one that predicts the future or something very different? Advent begins with the expectation of Christ’s return. We are told to keep vigil or to keep awake which is also reflected in our theme of "Hope." The Book of Revelation perhaps best addresses this future expectation. Join the Rev. Channing Smith as we explore the Book of Revelation in a way that may surprise you and make the book much more accessible. Join us on our Facebook page or our website immediately following the online service.
Our Bible verse for this week:
As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight’” (Mark 1:2-3 )

Question of the week?
I wonder what I can do in my home to prepare the way of the Lord?

Closing prayer:
God for whom we wait in hope and watch, you sent John the Baptist to prepare for the coming of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth even to the point of suffering. This we ask through Christ our Savior. Amen. (Adapted from A New Zealand Prayer Book)

One Book One Parish -- suggested book:
Over the season of Advent our community will read Love Is the Way. Several weekly formation groups and Shepherd Circles have been reading it together already. As we seek HOPE during Advent, Bishop Curry's words inspire and guide us in how we can share HOPE during uncertain times. We hope you will join in the conversation. Encourage your Shepherd Circle to join in One Book One Parish or invite some of your Good Shepherd community to read this together. 
Sunday, December 13, 7:00pm
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, 4:00-6:00pm

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 fromChef 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!
Vestry & Diocesan Council Nominations
Sunday, December 13: 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
Have you joined a Shepherd Circle? These small groups allow us to gather safely and foster deepened relationships. If you haven't heard from your Shepherds Circle's convener with an invitation to participate, let us know! Please contact Aimee Bostwick or fill out a request form here.
Temporary Suspension of In-person Worship
In case you missed our announcement, here is the link to the reopening committee's statement about our temporary suspension of in-person worship. We hope to be able to worship with you in person again soon when it's safe to do so.
For information on all of the ways you can worship with us, take part in formation, and serve others, please click here. Connect with our online daily worship, online formation groups, and outreach opportunities.