RCWP BIshop Nancy Meyer Visits The Good Shepherd Community

On Sunday February 2nd, 2015 our Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community was blessed with a visit from +Nancy Meyer, RCWP Bishop of the Midwest Region.She was accompanied by her friend Mary Core who visits Fort Myers annually as a seasonal visitor. The community welcomed both of them with open arms and greatly enjoyed their visit.

They participated in a spirited worship service as we all considered God’s steadfast love-from the rainbow, through the desert/wilderness to the cross and the empty grave and the surety of everlasting life. God’s  covenant to be with us always gives great comfort in our own desert  and wilderness times. In this Lenten season we are trying to keep our promises to God, to love God with all our hearts and to serve one another and all of God’s neediest children. From the waters of the flood to the waters of our baptism, we have the grace and the gifts to love God and serve one another.

This is Bishop Nancy with some of our parishioners before the Mass. Our church is filled with so much light and our camera’s battery was low so we are sorry that the pictures are less than distinct.  IMG_0102IMG_0104IMG_0101 IMG_0108 IMG_0109

After our joyful celebration we gave ashes to those who couldn’t be with us for Ash Wednesday.

IMG_0130 IMG_0131IMG_0133And then we went on to celebrate the Birthdays of Robert Swanson who is a remarkable man of faith, and of Pastor Judy Lee. This was an overwhelming feast of love.

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Sunday was a wonderful day of celebration even as we determined to walk with Jesus and give ourselves to service throughout the 40 days of Lent.

IMG_0138IMG_0139 Thanks be to God!

Rev. Dr. Judy Lee,RCWP

Co-Pastor The Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community

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