Our Mission

The mission of Good Samaritan Church (Good Sam) is to “be the gospel of Christ by holding hands, reaching out to our neighbors, striving to love and be loved.”

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John 13:34-35

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Our Mission in Action
We switched to gluten- and allergen-free bread for the Eucharist so that all members of the Good Sam community could share one bread, one body. Here is the story of the parishioner who makes the bread for communion:

“I didn’t get the job so much as I just barged in and took it. We’d been trying different allergen-free breads since Easter but none of them were working real well. People were starting to grumble about it and losing sight of the importance of us all literally sharing one bread.

“This bothered our Rector. He touched on it in a sermon saying that this was an issue that clearly made him unhappy. So I thought that if something is bothering my brother who has done so much for me I AM GOING TO FIX IT!”

Our journey to find a new rector continues to be remarkable and rewarding. Throughout the process the Discovery and Discernment Team has engaged in prayerful discussion and discernment that has led us to a deeper understanding of our identity and our vision. Participation in the process included the entire congregation, who were given the opportunity to participate in a survey and to attend multiple forums. In this profile, we provide an overview of who we are, how we wish to grow, and the type of clergy we seek.

The next rector at Good Sam will find a dedicated core of very faithful, committed Christians to work with in many lay ministries. Our vision is to become a church for the whole community, to know Christ and make Christ known. We are excited about calling a spiritual leader who will guide us to reach our full potential as we identify and use all the gifts our Lord has given us.

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