Formation 2019

From February 17 until Pentecost, we’re going on a Journey with Jesus.

In Sunday Formation, special liturgical services, and with special speakers, we will be following Jesus from his baptism through his ministry and finally to his death, resurrection, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Below is a list of all the upcoming events, classes and services.

Bishop Rickel Visits Good Samaritan

Sunday, February 24, 8 & 10:30 am
Fifteen people are being baptized, confirmed, and received into the Episcopal Church by our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel. They have been prepared for baptism/reception with the formation class “I Will, With God’s Help.”

Formation: “The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life”

Sundays, February 17–April 14, 9:15 am
On May 19, 2018, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, our Presiding Bishop, spoke at the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and he repeated the phrase “when love is the way…” Out of that message came a curriculum for the Episcopal Church called “The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.” After some introductory material, including the Bishop’s message, the curriculum goes through seven practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest.

Special Event: The Rev. Mercedes Tudy-Hamilton Speaks about Love

Wednesday, March 27, 7 pm
You may remember Pastor Mercedes from Fr. Brian’s ordination service. She’s coming back to Good Samaritan to talk about how God’s love works in the world. Get ready for REVIVAL! Click here for more information.

Holy Week

April 14-21
Journey with Jesus to the Cross and into eternal life. Click here for Holy Week information.

Formation: “Becoming Beloved Community”

Sundays, April 18-June 2, 9:15-10:15 am
Because of Jesus’ resurrection, the promise of Beloved Community is our reality as the Church. The Becoming Beloved Community curriculum from the Presiding Bishop’s office helps us to understand and take up the long-term commitments necessary to form loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with each other. Together, we are growing as reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers in the name of Christ.

Special Event: The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm
Rev. Spellers will speak on the Beloved Community in this special event open to the Diocese of Olympia.


Sunday, June 9