A Message to the Good Shepherd Community

To: Members of the Good Shepherd Community
From Don Lynam, Senior Warden

This letter brings greetings for the new academic year and some very important updates. As you probably know, Father Peter Bunder retired this year after serving as the chaplain of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd for a remarkable 34 years. Peter’s last service was on August 4th. The Diocese and Good Shepherd have been busy working on the transition. I am pleased to announce that the transition period has turned out to be much shorter than we anticipated and feared.

As of October 8th, the Chapel of the Good Shepherd will have a new permanent chaplain—The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke, who currently serves as Associate Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette. All of us who were involved in the process are extremely excited by this development and feel blessed to have Hilary as our new chaplain.

As noted earlier, Hilary will begin her tenure on October 8th, with her first set of services scheduled for October 13th. The morning service on the 13th will be followed by a celebration to welcome Hilary. We hope that you will be able to attend. Here is a letter from Hilary to the Good Shepherd Community.


Chaplain’s Final Sermon 8/4/2019 

Video of the Final Service (thanks Lucy!)

610 Meridian St.  + Holy Eucharist 10:00 am

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Good-Bye !- Please come to help us honor the Rev. Peter Bunder on his retirement, and to celebrate his 34 years of ministry to Good Shepherd. Peter will preach and preside at his final service on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 10:00 am. Immediately following the service, join us for a celebratory meal at the church to … Continue reading Good-Bye !
“Feed the Sheep”- “Feed the Sheep” Want to make a donation?  THANK YOU !!!! Click on the  orange  button. This year “Stewardship Sunday” will be November 4th. Return our pledge form then or mail it in. To our alumni, our students and their parents, this is your chance to help us keep going. Send a check! Interested in … Continue reading “Feed the Sheep”
What is “Workship”?- What’s “Workship”?  We’ll gather at Food Finders, where we’ll be assigned a variety of tasks for 45 minutes to an hour (usually sorting, repackaging, or labeling food), and we’ll conclude with a brief form of the Holy Eucharist.  Good Shepherd tries to schedule a Workship service at Food Finders two or three times a year. … Continue reading What is “Workship”?