Feeling Lost There are many times in our lives when we feel lost and confused. We try to live our life the best way we know how...but sometimes that just doesn't work out so well. We reach a fork in the raod and don't know where to turn. In this Sunday's Gospel from Luke we read about Jesus searching for those who are lost. The topic of my sermon for this Sunday is, you guessed it! - "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
Please join us this Sunday at 10:30am, won't you? We lease our worship and office space from Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104. The directions are below.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.
God Bless. Rev. Rick Eisenlord, M.Div, Pastor Good Shepherd Church Pasadena
The Good Shepherd Women's Group Is Now Starting! In response to the many requests we have received from both gay and straight women, we are starting the Good Shepherd Women's Group - a social/support group for lesbians of all ages and their straight allies. The first meeting with be a "Pizza Planning Party" on Saturday November 16 at 3pm at Pastor Rick's office at the church. The initial plans call for meeting 2 times a month: one time will be purely social with the second time during the month for support. If you are interested in receiving more info, please email email@example.com.
Secret Societies & Cults - A Multimedia Class Presented by Pastor Rick Every Sunday @ 9:15am
What are the Knights Templar? Does author Dan Brown's Opus Dei really exist? What do the Masons believe, and what is that unusual emblem that they have?
Pyramids and obelisks. The compass and square. Mystical mathematics, ancient codes and Gnostic gospels. Freemasons, the Illuminati and the All-seeing Eye. Pastor Rick will examine all of this and more in his class "Secret Societies & Cults". He will probe secretive religious sects, including the Mormons and false prophets like Jim Jones and Charles Manson.
So join us this Sunday @ 9:15am, won't you, for a fascinating look at mysterious realms and organizations. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
To prepare for this class - please take a moment and look at the video below. I am certain it will spark discussion.
It's Happening at Good Shepherd!
Every Tuesday the Voices of a New Tomorrow Community Choir rehearses at 7:30PM at Morrison Hall
PLEASE NOTE: Every Saturday morning in November at 10AM there will be choir rehearsal for the World AIDS Day Concert. Westminster Presbyterian Music Room
Sunday November 3 - 1PM-3PM - Crop Walk to raise money for hungry in Pasadena
Saturday November 9 - 10:30AM - Heart of Pasadena Emergency Paks - Pastor Rick’s office
Saturday November 16 - 3:00pm - Good Shepherd Women’s Group - Pastor Rick’s office
Sunday November 24. Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Celebration. Worship @ 10:30AM. Free Thanksgiving luncheon immediately following in Morrison Hall.
Friday November 29 - 10am - AIDS Quilt panels hung
Saturday November 30. “We Remember” World AIDS Day Celebration. Student video and art contest. Westminster library. Quilt panel display in main sanctuary. An AIDS Testing van from the City of Pasadena Health Dept. will be parked in the parking lot next to Morrison Hall. Also the AIDS Service Center will screen a documentary film on AIDS.1PM-4PM.
Sunday December 1. “We Remember” World AIDS Day Concert and Reception. 7PM to 10PM. Westminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary.
Monday December 2 - 10am. Quilt panels taken down and sent back to Atlanta.
Saturday December 7 - 10:30AM - Heart of Pasadena Emergency Paks - Pastor Rick’s office
Sunday December 15 - 10:30AM - The 2nd Annual Good Shepherd Christmas Play “The Glory of Christmas”.
Sunday December 15 - 7PM - Brass Concert in Westminster main sanctuary.
Tuesday December 24. 11PM. Candlelight Midnight Mass. Reception to follow.
JOIN OUR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CHOIR! We are putting together a very special holiday choir for our Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday November 24 at 10:30AM. We want YOU to be a part of it. Let’s make this a Thanksgiving to remember! Please see Dana Howell after the worship service for further details.
LESBIAN SOCIAL/SUPPORT GROUP? If you would be interested in joining our social/support group for gay women please see Pastor Rick or Paulette Hunnewell after the worship service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR "HEART OF PASADENA". Good Shepherd Church Pasadena will be working with the City of Pasadena Public Health Dept. to provide small emergency food bags and hygiene bags to homeless people here in Pasadena. We will be assembling these bags the FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 10:30AM in Pastor Rick's office at the church.
PICTURED ON THE RIGHT: Many thanks to our August volunteers for "Heart of Pasadena". We assembled over 80 bags of emergency food and hygiene bags!
So mark Saturday, November 2, 10:30am on your calendar and JOIN THE FUN!
Happiness is building a great choir!!!
Help us build an awesome LGBT Choir. We are a new LGBT nondenominational Christian church with an openly gay pastor looking to build up its adult choir for our worship services. We meet every Sunday at 10:30am in Pasadena. Music is a central and important aspect of our worship service. Both leads and amateur singers are needed. Let’s put together a choir that will be a wonderful example to the wider community of LGBT Pride in the San Gabriel Valley. Choir rehearsal: every Sunday at 9:15am before worship, and 7pm every Tuesday evening (Voices of a New Tommorrow community choir).
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Good Shepherd Church
Pasadena is an emerging welcoming congregation for all people,
regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. We believe in God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We affirm that God loves and cherishes all
His children, and has shown His love through the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ. We invite you to join us, regardless of your religious or
An LGBT Church and so much more...
Our mission is to offer hope and
inspiration to those who feel discouraged, who have been discriminated
against or who are seeking spiritual fulfillment they are not getting
elsewhere. We are God's hands and feet in a world desperately searching
for hope and guidance. The Good Shepherd knows His flock and loves us
fully. You are deeply cherished for who you are, gay, straight,
bi-sexual, lesbian or transgendered. The Good Shepherd wants you. We
want you! Please join us, won't you?
CHRISTMAS EVE MIDNIGHT MASS 2011 - CLICK HERE TO VIEW SLIDE SHOW.
Assemblymember Anthony Portantino presents a CA Assembly Resolution congratulating Good Shepherd to Pastor Rick.
Pastor Rick presents a plaque thanking Assemblymember Portantino for his support of Good Shepherd and the LGBT Community.
"Celebrating ALL Families" Bar-b-que a HUGE SUCCESS! 100 people gathered at Good Shepherd on Sunday February 27 to celebrate ALL families with wonderful food, music and speakers. To see photos of the event, click on the multimedia tab. Many thanks to all who participated.
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Pastor Rick & Good Shepherd Church Featured On The Cover of Pasadena Weekly! We are delighted that the Pasadena Weekly has given special coverage to Good Shepherd Church and the issue of gay teen suicides.
From the article: "Virginia Uribe, executive director of Friends of Project 10, an organization that works mostly with gay and lesbian students in Los Angeles schools, agrees with Eisenlord that much depends on the individual congregations. She wholeheartedly supports what Good Shepherd is trying to do.
"Good Shepherd is doing what every church should be doing: opening up their church to everyone," she said."
To read more, click on the image to the left.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! SEND AN EMAIL TO THE PASADENA WEEKLY THANKING THEM FOR COVERING LGBT ISSUES AND TO DO MORE! EMAIL: KEVINU@PASADENAWEEKLY.COM.
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