Formation

Formation

Wednesday Evening Book Group

At this time, the Book Group Is meeting via zoom at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87328732734?pwd=dWlUdHFNU2t2L1V2WFpoQmlqcGVDZz09

During the fall and spring semesters, we usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month (except during breaks in the Purdue schedule) at 7:00 PM. This is a very informal group.

Our books for fall semester 2022:

September 14: Cole Arthur Riley, This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories that Make Us

October 12: Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

November 9: John Philip Newell, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What our Souls Know and Healing the World

December 14: End-of-semester movie night! Title, time, and location TBA

We usually have a small number of copies of the current book here at the church for lending out. Buy a copy of any of the books we’ve read from Amazon.com through our Website, and we make a few pennies. Simply go to AmazonSmile, and place your order.

Questions about the book group? Suggestions for future reading? Contact Mark Thomas at the church office, 765.743.1347, sheep@goodshep.org

For a list of books that our group has read (a list going back to 2006), click here (Word format) or here (PDF).

Last updated 1/9/22

Pandemic Formation: Faith at Home

During this time of pandemic, we would like to support you in faith formation while you stay safely at home. Looking for a way to observe familiar holidays and learn about new ones? Check out these offerings from the Rev. Jennifer McNally and the Rev. Anna V. Ostenso Moore in the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota:

Pentecost

St. Francis

Advent

Candlemas

Ash Wednesday

Other links of interest for Lent:

Make your own finger labyrinth

Making pretzels as a Lenten activity

Lenten "Pray"-tzel Prayer

Children and Youth

Children of all ages are welcome to join us in worship. Youth Group for youth in grades 6 through 12 meets twice a month during the school year. The Youth Group includes youth from both Chapel of the Good Shepherd in West Lafayette and St. John’s in Lafayette. Check the church calendar or contact the church office for more information.

Weekly Meditation Group

The Meditation Group meets weekly. We follow the practice set by the World Community of Christian Meditation (WCCM). We begin by listening to a brief teaching from WCCM, then we have 20 minutes of silence, and we end by saying noonday prayers from the Iona community. During this time of COVID we are meeting on-line and the link can be found at the Online Worship page.