God joins us in the entirety of our experiences and provides the strength and guidance to reshape our wills and to provide an opening for renewal. Jesus blesses the poor and the poor in spirit because he knows and sees that God will renew them. May this week be filled for us with this same power for renewal. 

I look forward to worshipping with you online and in-person this Sunday and next Wednesday.
REnew | REstart | REform

Our theme for this program year is REnew. Together we seek ways to renew our relationships with one another and grow in our relationship with God. One form of REnewal is formation. Click HERE to explore formation opportunities as we REstart our programs this year.

Our Coffee Hour Conversation for this Sunday will feature the Rev. Channing Smith, the Rev. Stanford Adams and Director of Programs, Aimee Bostwick, in a shared conversation about their learnings from The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. How does this apply to our life together as a faith community REgathering after the past 18 months?

We are excited about all the ways we will REconnect over the fall. May we welcome this new program year with an openness to the REforming that God is about in our lives.
5:00–7:00 PM | THE COMMON

Chef Robert is back in the kitchen on Wednesdays! Please join us outside on The Common between 5:00–7:00 p.m. to enjoy a time of fellowship and great food. You may also pick up your meal to go! Click HERE for this week's menu and to RSVP. Registration will close on Monday, September 20.

We are glad for the return of our Healing Service at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the church building. All are welcome to pray for those in need of healing, including those on our parish prayer list.

At 6:30 p.m. The Edge (grades 3rd-5th) gathers on the Gilbert playground and our middle school youth (grades 6th-8th) gather in the PLC. All are invited to join us (adults too!) on the Gilbert playground for compline at 7:30 p.m. to close the evening.

Please contact Aimee Bostwick with your questions regarding the meal or middle school youth group. Questions about the Edge program should be directed to Jessica Riels.

Join us as we gather on The Common with beautiful music, a cool breeze, and grandparents, kids, friends, and families gathered around.

We hope you will join us in this lovely setting for a shortened service of Holy Communion with music by members of Holy Ghost Supreme. You are welcome to bring your own blanket or chairs (we will also have chairs available), and wear your most comfortable, casual clothes. All are welcome!

Lono's Holiday House burger truck is back this week! There's only a couple more weeks to enjoy the market, so be sure to join us if you haven't already!

The Good Shepherd Farmers Market is open from 9:00–1:00 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, until September 25. There are only a couple of farmers' markets left to share together. We hope you will join us!

Volunteering at the market is a wonderful way to support this ministry and to get some shopping done early. Please sign up here for a shift.

Receive weekly updates from the Good Shepherd Farmers Market by sending us an email.

Trinity Streets: Four volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food to our homeless neighbors downtown THIS Sunday, September 19. Children and youth are welcome when accompanied by a parent. All parishioners are invited to participate. Volunteer by clicking here. Contact Sarah Sarahan if you have questions.

Community First! Village: Please consider signing up for our next opportunity to serve on Friday, October 1. We need YOU to help us at the Village for our 12:30–2:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m. shifts. These volunteer groups clean, assemble furniture, stock the pantry, and make the house a home. Come share in the goodness at Community First! Village. Please sign up here or contact Aimee Bostwick.

Farmers Market Volunteers: We would love for you to join us in this wonderful ministry of hospitality. Volunteer for a shift at the market this Saturday, September 18. Help with set up, tear down, and support our dedicated shoppers and vendors! Please sign up here.

Please join us for breakfast between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Thanks to Abby and Cole Johnston for bringing back breakfast at The Hill! 

During breakfast on September 19, we'll have an informal discussion of formation offerings and future ministries. Please bring your ideas, suggestions, and hopes! All in our parish community and beyond are welcome to join us at The Hill for breakfast and worship. 


Save the date for lunch and conversation with The Rev. Channing Smith after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 26 at the Hill. Channing wants to hear from the Hill community about the many opportunities for ministry at Woodland. We hope that you’ll prayerfully consider your part in all that's happening at the Hill, and plan to be there.


Masks are welcome at all parish services and events, and we strongly encourage wearing masks when indoors. Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated and for those who are participating in our Sunday liturgies (clergy, choir members, other liturgical participants). Our goal is to create a climate where people feel comfortable and safe worshipping and to keep from contributing to the spread of COVID-19. 
We ask your prayers for all of those in our community affected by the ongoing pandemic and for those who are caring for them.

September 19
Formation REstart
  • Lectionary Reflection Group
  • Godly Play Outdoor Classroom
  • Coffee Hour Conversations
  • Episcopal 101

Monday, September 20
  • Men's Bible and Brew | 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 21
  • Moms' Bible Study | 9:30 a.m.
  • Women's Book Club | 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22
  • Wednesdays on Windsor Dinners | 5:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Healing Eucharist | 5:30 p.m.
  • Edge and EYC Meetings | 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 23
  • Thursday Morning Forum | 10:00 a.m.
  • Women on the Journey | 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 28
  • St. Anne's Guild Meeting | 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 6
  • WOW dinner | 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Blessing of the Animals | 6:30 p.m.
  • No Edge or EYC

Friday, October 15
  • Candlelight Concert Series begins

Saturday, October 23
  • Celebration of New Ministry and Formal Installation of the Rev. Channing Smith at 10:30 a.m.
For information on all of the ways you can worship with us, take part in formation and serve others, please click here.