Bible study, book discussions, and formational forums (on week nights or Sunday after worship). Upcoming Series: The Way of Love
Advent Quiet Day
Stations of the Cross
Lenten Quiet Day
Lent 2020 will include “Re-visioning the Church”, Saturday, March 7th, a collaborative effort with other congregations to explore ways to connect with and serve our neighbors more authentically. Presenters experienced in Re-visioning / Redevelopment will provide tools for living more fully into our name “Good Samaritan”. Just as God meets us where we are, God calls us to be the same way with others. In this process, we begin to see the world through different eyes, thus opening us to new possibilities.
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King (DOK) are both lay and ordained women who desire a closer walk with the Lord. The DOK is organized as a religious order, who vow to live a Rule of Life of daily prayer, service and evangelism. Our Good Samaritan’s Order of the Daughters of the King is named St. Helena’s Chapter. We meet on the second Sunday of the month at 12pm.
The word Cursillo is short for Cursillos de Cristiandad, literally a short course of Christianity. The Cursillo movement began in the laity after World War II in Spain; it came to the United States and was translated into English.
An opportunity to grow in faith with spirituality and a continuing community that gives support and encouragement, empowering the renewed Christians to persevere in carrying out their Baptismal vows.
We are a group of Episcopalians eager to develop lay leadership across our diocese. Cursillo is one method for training, supporting and ongoing development of Christian leadership. The Cursillo method contains two main components; a 3-day weekend filled with 15 talks, group discussions, worship and fun; and the 4th-day that represents how we live out the Christian life in support of one another.
We have created teams (parishioners) that provide food for our fellowship hour after the 10am service. When there’s a fifth Sunday, the men prepare a breakfast.
Everyone enjoys a nice meal, and there’s a loving feeling among us. They seem to linger after the brunch/lunch, enjoying great fellowship while the team cleans up in the kitchen.
St. Elizabeth Guild
St. Elizabeth Guild is a ministry open to all women of Good Samaritan. They meet once per month at various restaurants for lunch and fellowship.
Good Samaritan men meet for breakfast and fellowship once per month. They volunteer their talents and time at the thrift store, many events at the church, and help to prepare breakfast for our 5th Sunday fellowship as well as the free community breakfasts we provide throughout the year.
2019 Pledge Card
Stewardship is recognizing the abundance that surrounds us is God’s, and we should show our gratitude for being entrusted with it by sharing it.(Stewardship is recognizing the abundance that surrounds us comes from God. We show our gratitude for being entrusted with this gift of available resources by sharing them)
Stewardship is our life-long process of growth in becoming faithful stewards of God’s blessings. Our web page, in the near future, will include additional information regarding financial support of God’s mission toward our neighbors near and far.
God has blessed Good Samaritan, and in turn, it is our privilege to share those blessings freely. Growing into that realization is a life-long process in understanding that stewardship is not about money, it’s about faith. We see the way God works through our willingness to share in bringing hope and transforming lives. Mostly, our own lives are transformed as we see the power of God’s healing and reconciling love expressed in small everyday acts of generosity. Stewardship involves our commitment of time, talent, and treasure. Recently, the congregation was invited to write on Post It Notes the ways we serve through various Good Samaritan ministries, how we serve our family and extended family, and how we serve as individuals to our community. These Notes are visual reminders that through our thankful and willing hands, God’s provision is sufficient. There are times when we see the “widow’s mite” lived out in our congregation as someone of very modest means is moved to participate in God’s work extravagantly. Many of us began this stewardship journey with small steps by giving of the “leftovers” of our resources. As we start seeing what God accomplishes when we participate a little, our trust grows as does our thankfulness for our God-given blessings—as does our desire to share.
Below is illustrated a tangible way of supporting God’s mission through Good Samaritan. A partial list of outreach we support can be found under the Outreach tab on this web site. For more information about ways to offer support for mission, please contact our church office, (727) 461-1717, and press option 1 to speak with our priest or leave a message. She will return your call. Or email: email@example.com or go to the home page on this website under contact us.