Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome to our Oasis Congregation

Welcome to the Church of the Good Shepherd’s English Congregation in Taipei!
We understand our community to be an oasis
that hosts hope in the abundant and eternal life of Jesus Christ.

      I’m happy that you’ve found us in your cyberspace wanderings.  I hope to meet you personally when you visit us at worship.
      For us, “greening” is a way of speaking of life’s vitality and growth in harmony within nature and God’s love.  You’re invited to come, belong awhile with us.  Allow us to accompany you for a way as you journey through life’s adventures.
      Our doors, minds, and hearts are open to you all.  Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of life and faith, you’re welcome to share in all that we do here---our worship, our prayers, our learning, our service, and our table that is set before us by Christ himself.
      We believe that the Holy Spirit calls us to be a place of greening of the heart, mind, and soul.  Therefore, in becoming alive in Christ, we come to live in harmony, understanding, peace and love.
      Please continue to explore our website to learn how you can find us on a Sunday morning, or any time of the week.
      Come and consider how you may wish to belong, believe, and behave within a spiritual oasis community that transforms strangers into spiritual companions and friends of God.

  Our Vision

Provide spiritual grounding and oasis 
for English speakers in Taiwan

Use our unique and diverse gifts 
      in service to the Lord

       Love one another as Christ loves us

Father Herb B.

The Rev. Dr. Herbert J. Barker
Priest-in-Charge of the English Congregation of the Church of the Good Shepherd
Taipei, Taiwan

Psalm 23
A  Psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 

He makes me lie down in green pastures, 

he leads me beside quiet waters, 
he refreshes my soul. 

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, 
for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. 

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, 

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.