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Grace Good Shepherd Church

He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
-Psalm 104:19

Volume 1, Issue 6
What does the Lord
require of you but to do
justice, and to love
kindness, and to walk
humbly with your God.
-Micah 6:8

Grace Good Shepherd

1450 Hiller Road
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Find us online!

Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard
Rev. Deborah Hubbard

Sunday Schedule
10:00 AM
Eucharist 1st/3rd Sundays

Sunday School
10:00 AM

Published monthly
Deadline for copy:
23rd of the month prior

August 2015

From the Pastors Desk

Cultivating Compassion
Recently, President Obama told the BBC in an interview that
since September 11, 2001, less than 100 Americans have died
from terrorist attacks overseas, yet tens of thousands have died
from gun violence in this country. The Washington Post said
that on day 204 of 2015, there have been 204 incidents of mass
shootings in this country. Where are our priorities as a nation?
Why do we still insist on looking for threats from some other
country when the real menace to our democracy and way of
living is our own ignorance and fear?
Black churches are burning, mass shootings at military bases as
well as theatres and schools, another unarmed African
American shot by a white police officer--where will the violence
end? Where is all this hatred coming from? What are people
so afraid of?
As a Christian pastor who supports inter-faith dialogue, I am
concerned that we no longer consider human life sacred. All of
human life. Mahatma Gandhi said, Religions are not for
separating people from one another, they are meant to bind
them together. And yet, in todays world, we seem more
fractured than ever by the various faith traditions. In fact,
young people with no religious affiliation are the fastest
growing group in Americain large part because of they see no
reason to participate in archaic rituals with no apparent
connection to the 21st century. Besides, while issues of
sexuality dominate headlines, more important issues of justice
and equality get sidelined. The larger issue, I would suggest, is
that our faith traditions have lost their prophetic voice, and our
young people want to hold us accountable.
Gandhi also challenged us, A small body of determined spirits

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Gandhi also challenged us, A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission can alter the course of human history. At Grace Good Shepherd, we are that
small body, a body of ecumenical Christians from a Lutheran and Presbyterian perspective that
believes we can make a difference. A voice of Love in the midst of hate, a voice of Peace in the
midst of calls for violence and vengeance, a voice of reason in the midst of all the craziness and
madness in this world. Let us be the spirit of life and love that can never be overcome by hate
or violence. Jesus calls us to take up the cross of nonviolence resistance and show the world
another waylike the forgiveness shown by the families of the victims in South Carolina.
Forgiveness, love and grace ultimately took down the confederate flagnot more guns and
violenceand it is what will heal us all.
In the next month, Lynn will be filming for a documentary on racism. Anyone willing to share
their personal stories, please contact him at 928.209.0708. Let us be the change we would like
to see in the world!
Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down ones life for ones friends. (John 15:13)
Pastor Deborah

Fireworks Fun

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Whats Happening August 2015

Saturday 8/1
Sunday 8/2
10:00 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA
Monday 8/3
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon
Tuesday 8/4
6-8 McK Organizing Committee

Friday 8/14
7:00 a.m. Mens Breakfast
11:00 1:00 p.m. Mck Food

Friday 8/28
7:00 a.m. Mens Breakfast
11:00 1:00 p.m. Mck Food

Sunday 8/16
10:00 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA

Sunday 8/29
10:00 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA

Monday 8/17
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Monday 8/30
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Tuesday 8/18

Tuesday 8/31

Wednesday 8/5
Wednesday 8/19
Thursday 8/6
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. WIC
3:00 5:00 p.m. WIC
7:00 p.m. NA
Friday 8/7
7:00 a.m. Mens Breakfast
11:00 1:00 p.m. Mck Food
Sunday 8/9
10:00 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA
Monday 8/10
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Thursday 8/20
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. WIC
3:00 5:00 p.m. WIC
7:00 p.m. NA
Friday 8/21
7:00 a.m. Mens Breakfast
11:00 1:00 p.m. Mck Food
Sunday 8/23
10:00 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA
Monday 8/24
6:30 p.m. Al-Anon

Tuesday 8/11
Office closed

Tuesday 8/25

Wednesday 8/12

Wednesday 8/26

Thursday 8/13
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. WIC
3:00 5:00 p.m. WIC
7:00 p.m. NA

Thursday 8/27
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. WIC
3:00 5:00 p.m. WIC
7:00 p.m. NA

Birthdays in August
02- Debra Sisk
05- Jim Fritz
05- Nathan Botzler
11- Sandy Olinger
12- Ella Grace
14- Cindy Macias
15- Susan Bird
17- Kyle Sterner
20- Alexandra Reid
21- Erica Van Emmerik
- Hillary Werronen
29- Grace Sterner
31- Zari Duff

Anniversaries in August
18- Greg & Debbie Sisk
29- Janet Neebe & Ben Duff

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News News News News

Pedal 4 Protein
Sunday, September 20th

Fireworks Booth

"Jesus took the loaves, and Much like the yard sale, this
when he had given thanks, he years Phantom fireworks
distributed them..." John 6:11 booth sales were our biggest
yet, grossing nearly $3000 for
Here's hoping that many of our the church! Thank you to all of
Grace Good Shepherd family our volunteers who spent
can join together to host and time working at the booth, it
feed the 17-25 riders for this was a very successful year!
years ride - one night only
their first stop of their 6 day
Pastors on Vacation
ride from Crescent City to
August 6th to 11th
Marin County. The riders will
again raise funds for the
Lynn and Deborah will be in
grassroots food pantries of
Redwoods Presbytery region,
daughter from August 6th
including our own. (last years
through the 11th. In case of
first ever ride raised $25,480!!!)
emergency, contact Lynn,
We will be providing:
--Dinner @ GGS (3-5 PM)
--Overnight accommodations
(they will have sleeping bags)
--Showers (shuttling to 2-3
riders to members homes)
--A continental breakfast @

Article Submissions
Friends, please feel free to
submit your news articles and
thoughts for the Newsletter.
Hopefully, we can offer
additional pages on new
worthy happenings around
our parish. Please submit
your offerings to me as early
in the month as is possible.
Remember, the Deadline for
copy is the 23rd of the month
prior to publication.

Official Website Launch!

Our website is now live! You can check us out at

If you are willing to help

provide any of the above- just
let Chris Callahan at 825-1751
know. It will be fun- they loved
coming to GGS last year for
lunch, and look forward to
seeing us, our beautiful garden,
and pantry again!
Thanks very much!
Chris Callahan
Any comments or suggestions may be made to

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