Good Shepherd is not a church because of a building. Our church is people.
There are so many ways to get involved with the Good Shepherd community! Browse through our list of groups, programs and community events. We would love to see you at one — or several!
Groups & Programs
Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd
Our men’s group is known as BOGS (Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd). The group meets every third Sunday at 7pm in the Youth Building for fellowship and sharing our walk with Jesus with each other. We sometimes have outings together at a local restaurant, attend a lecture in Portland, or engage in a book/Bible study together. More info and questions can be sent to Jim Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God loving. Resilient. Enthusiastic. Active. Talented. Our seniors’ program offers an holistic approach to aging in terms of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional balance. Monthly meetings hold a potluck lunch, followed by a community speaker. G.R.E.A.T. Group meets in the Parish Hall at noon the first Monday of the month, October through June. In the summer we venture out into our surrounding city.
Living Alone and Laughing A Lot Group (a.k.a. LA Group)
Order of St. Luke
The Order of St. Luke (OSL) is an international and ecumenical ministry of Christian healing that was founded by John Gaynor Banks, an Episcopal priest. OSL is a group of lay-people who gather together on a weekly basis to study scripture, read and discuss books on healing, and pray together. The Church of the Good Shepherd chapter meets every Tuesday morning in the choir room from 10:30am-12pm. The last Tuesday of every month, OSL meets off-campus at the Arnada Abbey’s (2001 Broadway St.) “Hospitality House” to be a listening presence in the downtown area. The local OSL members are trained in Christian Listening and offer up to 45 minutes of listening to those in need and then offer prayer and anointing on their behalf. All are welcome to come and join the Order of St. Luke study group. Contact Convener and Region 6 Director, Saran Warne with any questions at email@example.com or (360)258-0134.
The Order of St. Luke is a group of people dedicated to the practice of healing prayer. Prayer teams are offered every Sunday at both the 8:30am and 11:15am services during Communion at the left side of the church in the “prayer corner.” All are welcome to come forward for prayer on behalf of another or for themselves. All prayer requests are kept confidential.
Saints and Sinners of the Silver Screen
Saints & Sinners of the Silver Screen meets every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays in the Youth Building at 3pm. The group watches a film and discusses its theological and cultural messages. For more information, contact Robin Haglund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-597-3006.
Annual Meeting (January)
Women’s Annual Tea
Each spring our women gather together for a time of fellowship, service and tea. All proceeds from the silent auction go straight to local and global causes. In past years, the event has supported Open House Ministries, Second Step Housing, and Shared Hope International. Mark your calendars for this fabulous, popular event!
Welcome Back Potluck (September)
Harvest Dinner (November)
Turkey Bowl (November)
Advent Wreath Party (December)