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Full moon in the desert sky

A Poem for Lent by Rob K. Full moon in the desert sky Echoes of temptation swirl in the breeze My eyes face the east Standing vigil In my brokenness Waiting for hope In my shame Waiting for acceptance The stones … Continue reading

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#40WordPrayer on TIME

In his Lenten devotional, “40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words,” Bruce Reyes-Chow encourages readers to pause in the bustle of their daily lives to reflect, engage, and share during the Lenten season. Forty devotions are each framed around a word … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son

The parable of the Prodigal Son has inspired countless artists over the years. For a contemporary version of the story, check out this song by Sidewalk Prophets: “Prodigal” Do you have any songs or images based on the parable that find meaningful?

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Holy Communion

Last night, at our Lenten Soup ‘n’ Sing, we began a series of reflections on the names for Holy Communion. Every name for the communion meal recognizes that this meal is a means of grace in which we encounter the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Here is a poem for the day: Ash Wednesday by Malcolm Guite

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Welcome to Lent

Welcome back to our blog! You’ve arrived just in time for Lent. We’ll be posting images and reflections for the season, some of which are submitted by our congregation. We hope they are meaningful to you. To begin, here is … Continue reading

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55th Anniversary Service—Favourite Hymn Poll

On October 18, we will celebrate our 55th Anniversary. The sending hymn that day will be the congregation’s favourite hymn, as selected by you! Voting is open to anyone who has worshipped with us at Good Shepherd. (If you are a visitor to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for Sunday, August 30: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 This will be the last entry in our summer blog series, and it seems we have come full circle. After several of weeks … Continue reading

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Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for Sunday, August 23: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 This week’s Gospel lesson is the culmination of Jesus’s teaching on the bread of life. After his difficult words, he asks his disciples if they wish … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for Sunday, August 16: Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 This is the third week of “living bread” from the Gospel of John—Jesus continues to shock his listeners by talking about eating his flesh and drinking … Continue reading

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