Need a little namaste to overcome the social distancing? We do, too. The #ChurchThatServes will offer our community a meet-up online with Dr. Helene Russell, certified yoga instructor and teacher of theology, to practice a bit of centering and meditation through body prayer and presence. You only need a chair or a mat, a space large enough to not hit […]
Dear Good Samaritans, As leaders of our congregation, our highest priority is the health, safety and wholeness of our people, with particular concern for those who are vulnerable and marginalized. As Good Samaritans, we are especially called to be good neighbors, protecting the weak and vulnerable in our larger communities. This evening, we have received direction from Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows […]
We are marking Spring’s return with time together and reflecting on a busy winter (but hopefully with moments of reflection). Last weekend, Good Samaritan’s Youth group went to Waycross for the Youth Spring Retreat and learned about not losing hope in times of failure, whilst this week I will be meeting with parents for our quarterly check in. We’ve had […]
Good Sam’s staff members will be working from home for most of this coming week as a preventative way of reducing risk to our staff and our congregation as uncertainty around the COVID-19 virus continues to unfold. Our administrator Astrid Caruso-Lynch will be answering the telephone and responding to emails during her usual hours of 9:00-2:00 on Tuesday-Friday. Father Gray […]
Easter is just around the corner! In coherence with our Explorers Creation Care Mission, we will be using unfilled plastic Easter eggs for our egg hunt this year, and for years to come. But first, these eggs need decorated! Cartons of white plastic eggs will be sent home with everyone who would like to help out with this. These eggs […]
Dear Friends, As COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, continues to spread, many of you have asked me what steps Good Sam’s is taking in order to be ready for when the virus affects our region. Bishop Baskerville-Burrows issued a pastoral letter to our Diocese last Friday regarding responsible virus preparations, which you can read here. At Good Sam’s, we […]
The season of Lent began this week with Ash Wednesday.  At Good Sam’s, we have a Lenten Reflections on Giving packet to pass out to all of our Good Sam’s Littles’ and Kids’ families. If you would like more than one copy, I can send you a link to print at home. There is something in it for each member […]
Julie Randall from Family Promise will be with us after church on March 15 to tell us more about Family Promise and how we can be more involved. Family Promise is a homeless shelter in Hendricks County where families are housed at volunteer churches for a week at a time. While the families are in the program, Family Promise is […]
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a season of reflection and renewal for Christians in the six weeks that leads up to Easter. We will have two opportunities to observe Ash Wednesday with Good Sam’s this year. The first will be Ashes-To-Go, a brief worship service (20 minutes) at 12 noon at Elevate Brownsburg, which will have you […]
In 2000, Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis founded Coro Latinoamericano in response to the diocese’s increasing number of Latinx and Hispanic parishioners. The choir leads the 1 p.m. Santa Misa Sunday service and combines Anglican tradition with Latino music and culture. Coro Latinoamericano is led by Director Yuri Rodriguez who is a graduate of the IU School of Music […]