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Liturgy

Why do people go to church? The obvious answer is that we go to church to worship God. Yet, we also go to church for each other. Liturgical worship is something that we do together, as a community of faith. Although anyone can worship God in private, Christian worship is essentially something that we do together.

Faith on the Field

On the evening of September 6, Good Sam Youth Ministries took a group of more than 20 people (students and parents) to Eastern University to see the taping of the radio show “Faith on the Field.” Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, and tight end, Trey Burton, were joined by surprise guests, Stefen Wisniewski and sports anchor, Howard Eskin to discuss what it is like to live as Christians in their context (professional sports). 

Dear Parents

We are learning about Jacob and Joseph in Sunday School, following along with the sermon series just like you!

Kenya Students Christian Fellowship Stress Student Leadership

The Kenya Students Christian Fellowship (KSCF) with the Maasai Associates Team (MAT) is having a very good school year. A main focus for the current school year has been to strengthen the leadership of their Christian Unions.

Greetings from Summerville, SC

Hello to y’all from beautiful Summerville, South Carolina!  Time for an update and for thanksgivings!  Michael and I miss our Good Samaritan community. We have been so blessed and humbled by your many prayers and kind words of encouragement as we

The Great Co-Mission Conference Drew Over 150 Participants From More Than 15 Area Churches

Saturday’s (Sept. 30) missions conference drew more than 150 involved participants from a variety of churches in the area. There were Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and others representing non-denominational churches from Downingtown to Narberth.

Visioning Process Update

We are progressing in our Visioning Process for Church of the Good Samaritan! Twenty-Nine Clergy, Staff and Vestry met for the second visioning retreat on Saturday, 9 September.

St Gobain's Garden

I had the pleasure of attending St.-Gobain Corporation’s Open House and view their Community Organic Garden today. Chuck Ernst and Ron Miros joined me.

September Abundance

It's remarkable the difference a year makes. There have been few seasons of ministry up to this point in my life that I've served in the same setting for more than a year.

First Fruit Tithe Funds Distribution

At the onset of the original Capital Campaign when the Sanctuary was updated, it was decided that the church of the Good Samaritan would commit a tithe of all receipts to further the Gospel locally, regionally, nationally and around the world by f

Hurricane Harvey Relief Update

This is from Elizabeth Bentrup, Head of Lower School, St Thomas Episcopal School in Houston, TX
Many thanks to all who bought books!

Missionaries in Niger, Steve and Nancy Brown Deal with Major Concerns and Minor Inconveniences

Steve and Nancy Brown, medical missionaries we have supported for many years, often share experiences that are probably typical of missionaries in difficult areas of the world.

What is Praxis?

Since we launched the PRAXIS gatherings last year, the most common questions that I’ve received are, “What exactly is PRAXIS and who is it for”?

New roles for Dwight Wilson and Jeanne Lomanno

As you know, Jeff Moretzsohn has resigned as Parish Administrator and begun a CPE residency at Jefferson hospital.

Water Mission News

Water Mission has completed over 3000 projects bringing the life transforming blessings of safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus to millions of people world wide.

2017 National Jamboree as Seen by The Rev. Carolyn Huff

The National Boy Scout Jamboree in July brought together 40,000 scouts, and over 7,000 staff for 10 amazing days of the best of what scouting has to offer. I had the privilege of working with fellow Episcopal Scouters in the Duty to God area.

Thanksgiving for the Good Samaritan Community

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we read this: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun…”