The countdown begins! Only 11 days until Fr. Jim’s first Sunday with Good Samaritan! Watch the video below from Fr. Jim and Kim giving us an update on their transition and a blessing for the day. father jim video    
Dear Serving People of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Greetings from Augusta, Georgia! Kim and I are very excited to be coming to Brownsburg for me to serve as your Vicar-in-Charge! We have been impressed with your tenacity, open-mindedness, and your vision statement of “ Love, serve, and include all people, no exceptions.” We are eager to get to know and […]
Dear Friends, It is with great joy and gratitude for the Lord’s blessings that we write to you on behalf of the Bishop’s Committee and Search Committee to announce that Good Samaritan Episcopal Church has called Father Jim Said as our new Vicar-in-Charge. His first Sunday with us will be September 18, 2022. Father Jim is a lifelong Episcopalian and […]
Title:             Vicar-in-Charge Duration:    Two-year appointment with opportunity to discern whether called to be the next Vicar Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, founded in September 2016 and affectionately known as Good Sam’s to the congregation and community, is made up of open-minded followers of Christ, whose primary mission is living our faith as the Church that Serves. While some […]
Last weekend, we learned that Mother Beth has discerned that the role of Good Sam’s Vicar is not a long-term fit for her. While we know that Beth will be with us at least through Easter, we are already having early, initial conversations with Jen Phelps, Transition Minister for the Diocese. On Monday, February 28, the B.C. met with Jen […]
Fellow Good Samaritans, We are all so eager to connect with Mother Beth! The Transition Committee has set up six virtual sessions for small groups to get together and enjoy an hour of informal conversation. Whether you prefer coffee hour, lunchtime, or down time, we hope the variety of options will serve you. You can see available times and sign […]
In the past couple of weeks, Good Sam’s has been through a lot of changes! We said thank you to our transition pastor, The Rev. Dr. Amy Lindeman Allen, and welcomed our new vicar, The Rev. Beth Scriven. As a token of our gratitude for Pastor Amy’s time with us over the past few months, on behalf of the congregation […]
February 9, 2021 On behalf of Junior Warden, Ellen Burton, and members of the Bishop’s Committee, Anne Davis, David Huang, Charlee Mitchell, and Melinda Sowers, I am pleased to announce that Good Samaritan Episcopal Church has a new priest! After a period of careful discernment, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has named The Rev. Elizabeth (Beth) Scriven to lead our congregation as […]
When I arrived as the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Glen Rock, New Jersey in 2003, Father “X,” one of the congregation’s former clergy, still lived in the neighborhood. Although he had accepted a new call to another church, he never told the people of All Saints’ goodbye, and he kept showing up at the church for weddings, […]