Coronavirus Update

How our ministry is changing and continuing in a time of pandemic

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Like faith communities around the U.S. and the world, Good Shepherd is in the process of retooling our ministries to continue to offer spiritual support and to point to Christ’s presence in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Governor Baker’s order means that we will not be hosting in-person gatherings at the church until at least May 4th, the Church is more than a building, and we remain committed to our mission to grow, nurture, and make disciples in Christ wherever and however we can. Scroll down to find a schedule of online offerings, our most recent congregational communication, and some spiritual resources.

While we’ll do our best to keep this page up-to-date, the best way to make sure your information is current is to sign up for our newsletter and visit our Facebook page.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7

Online Schedule

We’ll do our best to keep the Zoom links current. If you have trouble, check our Facebook page or weekly enews for the most current information. If that doesn’t work, call the church office at (508) 366-7095 x.111.

7th  Sunday of Easter, May 24th 

9:00 am Sunday Worship Facebook live-stream

Bulletin Here

Monday, May 25th

Memorial Day Message from Stan Corbett

Tuesday, May 26th

7:30 pm Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 27th 

7:30 pm Holden Evening Prayer at Calumet Live Stream

8 pm Christian Education Director Search Team Meeting

8:30 pm RIC Meeting

Thursday, May 28th

2 pm Midweek Class Join Zoom Meeting

Friday, May 29th 

9:30 am Friday Group Bible Study
10:30 am  Kid’s Corner: Watch the video sent out by Hilary Parsons
then Join ZOOM Meeting to play a game related to the story in the video!

Recent Congregational Communications

Spiritual Resources

Each year, members of Good Shepherd put together a Lenten Devotion. You can find that here: 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS Lenten devotion Book 2020.

A number of pastors hustled near the beginning of this outbreak to produce a resource that’s particularly good for families at home, containing intergenerational activities and prayers for the next eight weeks: Pandemic Hope Devotional.

ELCA Lutheran blogger Timothy Seitz-Brown outlined some possibilities for family devotions that will help weather the shelter-in-place orders so many of us are living under.

Virginia Theological Seminary has put together a Coronavirus Resource Pack that includes suggestions for psalms to reflect upon and prayers to offer.

We’ll keep posting more here as we find it!

Archived Congregational Communications

Letter from Bishop Eaton of the ELCA

Bishop Eaton’s Easter Message

April Messenger

Weekly News, April 5, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including Holy Week schedule. Updated schedule and other news.

Weekly News, March 29, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including Holy Week schedule. Updated schedule and other news.

Weekly News, March 22, 2020
Pastors’ Message, including news that we will be closed through Holy Week. Updated schedule and other news.

Pastors’ Letter, March 16, 2020
Good Shepherd updates cancellations to include April 5th and all public gatherings.

Pastors’ Letter, March 13, 2020
Good Shepherd cancels public worship; moves to livestream through March 22nd.