Saturday, April 8– Palm cross making in Hardtner Hall,  10 a.m.

Sunday, April 9– Palm Sunday services at 8 a.m., (breakfast by Roadkill) 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Monday, April 10– Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 13– Stripping of the Altar and Foot Washing, 7 p.m. Labyrinth opens at 8 p.m. in the gym. Altar of Repose opens at 8 p.m. in the Chapel for overnight vigil.

Good Friday, April 14– Good Friday Liturgy, 12 noon. Church office closed. Labyrinth open until 11 a.m.

Easter Sunday, April 16– services at 8 a.m., (no breakfast today) 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bring flowers to the 10:30 a.m. service for the Flowering of the Cross at the Offertory.

Monday, April 17– Church office closed.

Tuesday, April 18– pick up Easter lilies for delivery to the homebound and nursing homes.

Labyrinth Schedule

April 13-14, 2017–

Maundy Thursday,   5 p.m. –11 a.m.  Good Friday

Vows to God

Confirmation – Reaffirmation – Reception


Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil?

Do you renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

     These are the vows made by those about to be Confirmed, to be Received into the Episcopal Tradition or who are Reaffirming their commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord. Each of us will have the opportunity to renew our vows to God upon the occasion of Bishop Owensby’s visit to Good Shepherd on Sunday, May 21st.

     The Vows we make in life form us and guide our steps. We make promises to be “best friends;” we promise to “go steady” with our first boy/girlfriend; we promise our teammates that we “won’t let them down, no matter what.” We may even take vows to defend our country, stay faithful in marriage and be committed parents.  Each of these promises helps us to grow in heart and mind to be better people. Confirmation is the same thing except that you are covenanting with your creator who knows you (and who knows who he wants you to become) better than you know yourself!

     Vows, especially confirmation can “change your life.” Please consider the exciting possibilities and get involved in the Youth Confirmation Conversations  from 9:15—10 a.m. Sunday beginning March 5 or Adult Confirmation Conversations in the Chapel with Harris Rowzie (every Sunday between services).

When was  your last spiritual renewal?  Maybe it’s time!

Good Shepherd Book Sale

Volunteers: Polly Cole, Pam Clark,  Annette Ballard, Megan Knox, Amy Allen, Courtney Dampf, Pam Spears, Karen Garber & Debbie Fontenot sorted through thousands of books between July and the first part of March in preparation for our Annual Book Sale. All money collected from the sale goes back into the community.

This year the recipients will be Faith and Friends Food Pantry, Truth Facts and Lies (an educational program for teens focused on current life and social issues),  Moss Bluff United Methodist Church’s Weekend Back Pack ministry, Dewanna’s Closet (provides clothes to more than 2,300 needy students), Catholic Charities’ Beat the Heat program, Calcasieu Community clinic and Hobo Hotel.

Connecting Our Roots presents

Nick Cronan April 25th.

On Tuesday, April 25th, COR will once again have Nicholas Cronan, DPT as the guest speaker. Nick is a Physical Therapist for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital with several years of experience, including 8 years as Team Leader.  He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado and has a certification from Emory University in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  He specializes in Balance Rehabilitation as well as general fitness training in Geriatric populationsHe is also an accomplished Ultra runner since 2010.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the program will begin at 10 a.m. Call Karen Miller to reserve a seat. 439-2903





715 Kirkman
Lake Charles, La 70601
Phone: 337 433-5244
Fax: 337 439-8728

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Worship Schedule
Hearing augmentation devices are available from the ushers upon request.

 Sunday (nursery provided)

8:00 Holy Communion -          Rite 1   limited music - 715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

Breakfast served September through May-9:30 a.m.

10:30 Holy Communion -   Rite 2  -715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

9:30 Adult Christian Education

10:30 Children's Sunday School

6:00 pm: Holy Communion - Rite 2 - 715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

8:00 EDS Morning Prayer -715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

Noon: Holy communion with prayers for healing - Chapel -715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

2:00 EDS Holy Eucharist -715 Kirkman Street - Church of the Good Shepherd

Please call the church office, 433.5244, if you or a family member would like a visit while in the hospital.  Home visits as well!

Eucharistic Ministers available to visit those in need of Home Communion, call Fr. Jack Myers or Margie Collins, 433.5244.