God’s Affirming Grace

Today I thought, you know, there’s a lot I can endure if I just know I am doing the right thing.

I suppose it’s seeking approval and the desire to know I am accepted. These aren’t inherently bad things, unless at my core I am trying to fill a void that only God can fill, by running around aimlessly trying to please people.

Update on our Good Samaritan Vision Process

It is said that to use a map, one must know two things: where they are and where they want to go.
In 2016 one of the results of the church-wide survey was that our church lacks clarity on our direction - where we want to go – and even on where we are.  
The visioning process has focused on clarifying these two things.

Kylie & Nick Garrety: CCO Staff

For several years, Good Samaritan has partnered with the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) to provide Christian ministry to students on local college campuses.

Vestry Corner: Vision Affirmed

The Vestry met at 7:00 PM on Monday June 11, 2018 in Room 263. The meeting began with a brief Bible Study on Romans Chapter 12, with Father Richard teaching that being transformed and empowered by the Holy Spirit enables us walk and grow in Christian Life. We followed with prayer for both the Church and individual petitions.

News From The Kenya Students Christian Fellowship (KSCF).

For the past few years, Good Samaritan has provided financial support to the Kenya Students Christian Fellowship (KSCF,) specifically to The Maasai Associates Team.

Summer Mission Trip(s) Planned

A vision/mission trip to Paraguay to visit Fr. Ron Irene and to Bolivia to visit Ninos con Valor and Tammy Firestone at La Trinidad Anglican Church are being planned for this summer, most likely the month of August.

The Forty Days of Lent

Forty days is a significant period of time throughout the Bible. Noah spent forty days and nights in the ark while the rain flooded the earth. Moses spent forty days on Mt. Sinai before receiving the Ten Commandments.

2018 Missions Budget

At its January meeting, the Vestry approved the Missions Committee’s proposed budget of $220,000.

The Great Commission: Local Churches Unite

After last fall’s “The Great Co-Mission” conference (organized by Paoli Presbyterian and Good Samaritan), it became obvious to many from the twenty-plus churches participating that if there is one area where diverse congregations are of similar mi

Pray for Bolivia

Tuesday, January 16, we received news of serious political turmoil in Bolivia, along with prayer requests from Tammy Firestone (one of our supported missionaries) pastor of the La Trinidad church in Cochabamba.

Family Connections

Dear Parents –

We are learning about Jacob and Joseph in Sunday School, following along with the sermon series just like you!

St Gobain's Garden

I had the pleasure of attending St.-Gobain Corporation’s Open House and view their Community Organic Garden today. Chuck Ernst and Ron Miros joined me.

First Fruit Tithe Funds Distribution

At the onset of the original Capital Campaign when the Sanctuary was updated, it was decided that the church of the Good Samaritan would commit a tithe of all receipts to further the Gospel locally, regionally, nationally and around the world by f

Missionaries in Niger, Steve and Nancy Brown Deal with Major Concerns and Minor Inconveniences

Steve and Nancy Brown, medical missionaries we have supported for many years, often share experiences that are probably typical of missionaries in difficult areas of the world.

What is Praxis?

Since we launched the PRAXIS gatherings last year, the most common questions that I’ve received are, “What exactly is PRAXIS and who is it for”?

New roles for Dwight Wilson and Jeanne Lomanno

As you know, Jeff Moretzsohn has resigned as Parish Administrator and begun a CPE residency at Jefferson hospital.

Water Mission News

Water Mission has completed over 3000 projects bringing the life transforming blessings of safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus to millions of people world wide.

Thanksgiving for the Good Samaritan Community

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we read this: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun…”