What if you had 30 days to change a life or change the world?
In the Gospel Lesson appointed for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10 in Ordinary Time), we hear Jesus tell us of The Good Samaritan. This is a story we all know well, and it commonly is regarded as being the most clear and direct illustration of how we are called to love our neighbors.
As part of her sermon for 5 Pentecost, Mother Cheryl has challenged us to be Good Samaritans in our own right. Take the Good Samaritan Challenge. You might change a life or two, perhaps even your own.
Keep track of your progress and log your reflections.
But don't forget you also can give yourself some sabbath to ensure you're charged up and ready to keep up your
Good Shepherd has a long history of being actively involved in our community. We were instrumental in starting Rex Hospital as well as the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen. Many of our parishioners are still involved in volunteering with both of these now well-established organizations. Click here to download a convenient guide of all volunteer opportunities.
Beyond Our Doors– provide: 1) respite and an Episcopal noonday service in the Sanctuary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1:00pm AND 2) a lunchtime meal and fellowship with our neighbors from the streets of Raleigh every 3rd Sunday after the 10:15 worship service. Committee meetings are on the 2nd Sunday from 9-10am in the Soup Kitchen.
Cheshire House Meals - provide a lunch time meal for approximately 25 college students on the 2nd Sunday each month, Sept.– May. Many times two parishioners will share this meal responsibility.
Community of Historic Churches - greet visitors during the October Historic Church Walk
Family Promise - help CGS act as a support church for First Presbyterian for one night of a week-long stay per quarter. Family Promise helps families transitioning from homelessness. We provide and serve one evening meal, drive a van for participants, and provide overnight support (1 male & 1 female) at First Presbyterian
Habitat for Humanity – assist area churches in “Episcopal Build” to build houses for low income families OR in the provision of lunch and drink for the workers
Lowes Foods Pick-up (for Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen) – pick up food items for one month of Sundays from the store on Strickland Road and deliver to the Soup Kitchen
Meals on Wheels – deliver a hot, prepared lunch to homebound Raleigh residents on the 4th Thursday of each month (takes approximately 2 hours midday)
Mission Trips – participate in events to provide relief, comfort and hope to those outside our parish
St. Francis Needlework Guild – knit/crochet prayer shawls, hats, scarves, baby blankets and caps for congregation members and those in need from the Shepherd’s Table, Rex Hospital, Wake Medical Center, and the Christmas at Sea Project of the Seaman’s Institute
St. Nicholas Tree – pick a child from this tree during Advent to surprise at Christmas with a wrapped toy, book and/or clothing
Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen – assist in preparation, serving and clean-up of a lunchtime meal for Raleigh’s working poor Monday – Friday from our kitchen downstairs
Warmth for Wake – with a group of parishioners, cut and deliver firewood to our neighbors in need
Weekly Service Times
8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
In our Church
In Stoker Chapel
Parish Office Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
121 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603