Confession of Sin and Absolution is good for the soul

Confession of Sin

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;
and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare all those who confess their faults.
Restore all those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy Name. Amen. 

Absolution

Grant to your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Worship at 10 am Sunday, July 28

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Come join us for worship at 10 am on Sunday, July 28 as we begin to worship at a new space. We are so thankful for The Hub opening up their space for us to gather. It’s a new chapter in the story of Good Shepherd, come join us.

May everything good from God the Father be yours,

Fr. Perry

The Sunday after the Ascension

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Fr. Perry

Happy Easter

O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!

2 Serve the LORD with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

3 Know that  s the LORD, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5 For the LORD is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

Fr. Perry

Prayer and The Prodigal Son/Daughter Luke 15

Collect 4th Sunday of Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Gospel Scripture is Luke 15

This painting by Rembrandt is a great visual of the Father’s love toward the prodigal. He, too, is watching for you and me.

Blessings,

Fr. Perry

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Lenten Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Fr. Perry

Two Time Changes for Good Shepherd

Greeting in the name of our Lord Jesus, The Good Shepherd. On Sunday, March 10th Good Shepherd will begin meeting for worship, prayer, fellowship and Holy Eucharist at 3:00 pm at Church of the Springs.. Additionally, the time “springs forward” one hour on Sunday morning.

As we continue our journey with God this Lenten season, let us draw close to God that he may lead us to more fully understand His love for us and our neighbors.

Lord, who throughout these forty days

For us didst fast and pray,

Teach us with Thee to mourn our sins

And close by Thee to stay.

As Thou with Satan didst contend,

And didst the victory win,

O give us strength in Thee to fight,

In Thee to conquer sin.


As Thou didst hunger bear, and thirst,

So teach us, gracious Lord,

To die to self, and chiefly live

By Thy most holy Word.


And through these days of penitence,

And through Thy passiontide,

Yea, evermore in life and death,

Jesus, with us abide.


Abide with us, that so, this life

Of suffering over past,

An Easter of unending joy

We may attain at last.

Claudia Frances Hernaman, 1838-1898

Collect: Transfiguration Sunday

Collect for Transfiguration Sunday

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.