In the heart of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge, a historic Lutheran church stands as a sanctuary for its community and a home for its diverse membership. Now, in this time of pandemic, Good Shepherd Church has opened its doors to serve needs that go well beyond the spiritual. We now operate a food pantry that feeds thousands of families every week and have hosted four vaccine clinics so far, providing vital protection to nearly 2,000 people, many of whom would have no other access.
We invite everyone from Bay Ridge and beyond to join us in our spiritual and public missions. Please donate as generously as you can and contact us with questions, ideas and requests for prayers.
May the peace of God and our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
1As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. 2For he says, "At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you."
See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! 3We are putting no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, 7truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see — we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
11We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. 12There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. 13In return — I speak as to children — open wide your hearts also.