Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2017’

May Highlights

Good Sam Happenings

May 7 [Sunday Theme] “Jesus, the Gate of the Sheep”

May 13 ◊ Mother Daughter Tea, Noon – 2 pm  

May 14 [Sunday Theme] “To the Glory of God” (also Mother’s Day)

May 21 [Sunday Theme] “We Will See Him, Living in Us”

Also at 10 a.m. an All Congregation Education Event: “Celebrate!” (join us)

{we begin our summer schedule on May 28th}

May 28 [Sunday Theme] “The Prayer of Jesus and the Unity of Those Who Follow Him”

Chancel Choir Performs “Kingdom, Power, Glory” Cantata

On the 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 23rd, the Chancel Choir and some special friends performed the Cantata “Kingdom, Power, Glory.” This Cantata dramatically shares the story of the crucifixion. The story that has been read about and retold so many times is offered in a fresh and innovative way—with narration, traditional hymns and moving anthems. You will walk the road with Christ as He makes the journey for the redemption of the world! A special thanks to the Chancel  Choir and all who have joined in to sing—stretching their voices and time to bring us this beautiful cantata with songs including: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!; The Cross That He Carried; Christ Is Risen; God With Us; Sanctuary/Total Praise; Thine Is the Kingdom and Crown Him with Many Crowns.

Although a powerful presentation on Sunday morning, a softer version was recorded through our sound system. Listen here.


“Just beautiful! Thanks to Sherri and the Chancel Choir for their dedication, hard work and performance of this wonderful cantata.”
–A Good Sam Member

From Worship at Good Sam – “In the Resurrection, Jesus is Vindicated and the Blessings Begin to Flow” – April 16, 2017

…from Worship at Good Sam on April 16, 2017

Lessons: Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2,14-24, Colossians 3:1-4, Matthew 28:1-10

Sermon: “In the Resurrection, Jesus is Vindicated and the Blessings Begin to Flow”

Prayer: God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



Spotlight on Good Sam’s Families and Friends – The King Family

In an effort to get acquainted with everyone in our Congregation and get to know our families and friends, each week we will spotlight on a Family or Friend of Good Sam Lutheran Church, In addition we will be posting pictures and locations of where our families are originally from in the Fellowship Hall on the Big US Map. It’s interesting to see where we all hail from. If you would like to add your picture on the map, contact Michael in the office. We truly are Finding our neighbors along the journey of faith!

This weeks spotlight is The King Family

Kevin and Denise King have been married for 21 years and have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Kevin is originally from Omro, Wisconsin and Denise is from Hollywood Maryland. Kevin retired from the U.S. Navy and Denise is a retired Teacher. They have been charter members of Good Sam Lutheran Church since 1970. Kevin and Denise enjoy Gardening, spending time with their Grandchildren and operating a Country Craft Store in Valley Lee, Maryland.

Stop by and introduce yourself if you

have not met the Kings

From Worship at Good Sam – “A Strong and Resilient Hope” – April 2, 2014

…from worship at Good Sam on April 2, 2017

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45   

Sermon: “A Strong and Resilient Hope”

Prayer: Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.