Welcome to Good Samaritan
Events coming up:
"We imagine a world in which people’s lives flourish as they increasingly become like Jesus." -Renovaré
This is our monthly virtual environment called Good Sam Kids LIVE! We will use ZOOM to have a fun interactive experience where we can all learn about God and the Bible together. The program should last about 30-40 minutes and will include music, skits, and games along with a lesson from scripture.
Come and roast some marshmallows with us! On the night of Saturday, March 13th we are inviting you to come to the Church of the Good Samaritan and have a fun evening around the campfire! (Well... actually... a bunch of campfires.)
The season of Lent has its most profound biblical resonance with the forty days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. The prayer book encourages us to use it as a time for 'self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting and self-denial'. It begins on Ash Wednesday with a reminder of our own mortality - that we are dust and to dust we shall return.
The 4th quarter of 2020 brought more changes to an already disrupted year. After enjoying a short season of in-person worship, the increasing COVID positivity rate and threat of a new COVID variant caused Bishop Gutierrez to reinstitute Phase 1 restrictions, which moved us back to Live Stream services. We are encouraged that new vaccines offer hope for a return to normal, perhaps by the fall. Even so, it’s difficult to go backwards.
We are in the middle of our Epiphany sermon series on ‘Walking with the Holy Spirit’. As part of our theme of ‘Deep Calls to Deep’ we are thinking about how we discern the Spirit’s voice in our day to day walk with Jesus. I want to lay out some of those pointers here to encourage you and stir your Spirits so that we make the best of this pandemic season we find ourselves in.