Sunday @ Good Samaritan

March 25 @ Good Samaritan Worship at 9 & 10:30am – Palm/Passion Sunday 6th Sunday of Lent: Pilate Condemns Jesus to Death John 19:1-16a Children’s Sunday School at 9 & 10:30 for Preschool & K-6 Youth Sunday School at 10:30am in Room 201 Nursery for infant-age 3 offered during both services Fellowship, coffee & lemonade in Fellowship Hall after each service. Lenten Worship They Were There ~ Encounters with Christ March 25 – Palm Sunday March 29 – Maundy Thursday – Judas March 30 – Good Friday – Mary, Mary Magdelene

Easter Offering

The Good Samaritan Missions Committee has selected the following five charities as recipients of our 2018 Easter offerings. You can place your gift in the offering plate, use the link below to donate online or send it to the church office (please designate charity in the memo area). Gifts that are not designated for a specific charity are also appreciated and will be divided among the charities listed below. Emma Norton (local outreach) Joyce Uptown Food Shelf (local outreach) Wesley Foundation (local outreach) A Better Chance (local and national outreach) Compatible Technology International (international outreach) Make your Donation Online

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday March 25 | 9 & 10:30am A service of pageantry and palms Maundy Thursday March 29 | 6:30pm Potlock Meal & Service Good Friday – Tenebrae Service March 30| 7pm A music-led service by the Chancel Choir and Chancel Chimes. Readings, musical reflections, candles and more will help us reflect on Christ’s sacrifice. Easter Sunday | April 1 7am Sunrise Service in the Amphitheater 8:30am | 9:45am | 11am in the Sanctuary Light Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

Joyful Jubilee

Something Good Is Coming April 14th.
This special event will bring together our loving community of Good Samaritans

Mission Challenge – March

February Mission Challenge with Ideas on how you can turn your faith into ACTION! Random Acts of Kindness Week

Ushers For Worship

Extra Ushers Needed for EASTER Sunday Services. You can Signup ONLINE.

Thurs Afternoon Book Group

Thursday Afternoon Book Group Our next Meeting will be on April 12th at 1:00pm in the Good Samaritan Fireside Room.  Our discussion title is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, a multilayered story of privilege, power and race. Please join us for fellowship, discussion and refreshments. Questions? Contact Vicki Dunn –

Out to Lunch

On Thursday, April 19 the Out-to-Lunch Bunch will tour Bridging, Inc a Bloomington based nonprofit that provides furniture & household goods to local families & individuals transitioning out of homelessness & poverty. We will have lunch afterwards at Cahill Bistro. Meet in the lower parking lot at 9:30 to carpool. All are welcome. To join us contact JoAnn at

VBS 2018

Good Samaritan’s 2018 Vacation Bible School Rolling River Rampage June 25 – 29 For children ages 4 yrs old – entering 7th graders in the fall. To read more details about VBS and discover all registration options for your child(ren) go to: Register your Child(ren) NOW To PAY for your child’s VBS Registration go to:   If you have further questions please contact Heather, 

Peace Frog Registration

Sign up is now open for Peace Frogs, July 9-13, for kids entering 2nd-5th grade may attend and kids entering 7th grade and up may help!  Limit of 25 kids and 12 helpers.  IF we have enough kids, we will open up a second week of Peace Frogs! To sign up, email with your child’s name, grade in the fall, and if they will be attending half day (8:30am-Noon) or full day (8:30am-4:30pm).

News From BEACON

Next Families Moving Forward @ Good Sam, May 13-20.

WED Nights at Good Sam

Wednesday Nights the Nursery is open from 5:15-7pm. The following is a list of events that happen every Wednesday Night.  Nursery is open from 5:15-7pm Dinner:  5-6:15pm, Fellowship Hall, Alleluia Choir:  5:30-6pm, Room 155, Youth Choir:  6-7pm, Room 150, Chancel Chimes: – 6pm, Room 153, Choristers Choir: 6:15-7pm, Room 155, W.I.L.D. ONES:  7-8pm, Community Room,  Confirmation  7pm, Room 200,  BUZZ:  7-8pm, Room 201,  IOTA:  8:15pm, Room 200, Chancel Choir  7:15pm, Room 150, Check the church calendar for Additional Meetings that might be scheduled.

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Bible Study Options

Tuesday Morning Bible Study 9:30-11:30 am / Fireside Room If you haven’t had an opportunity to be part of this special group, it is time to try it out.  Start anytime! Study, conversation, prayer and refreshments are guaranteed!

Sunday School

Good Samaritan is blessed with an amazing Sunday School program for children and youth.

ASP-2018 Trip Information

2018 will be Good Samaritan’s 40th consecutive year serving at ASP (Appalachia Service Project)

Africa Trip

  Join Heather Miller (Travel Guide) and others on a trip to South Africa and Lesotho to interact, connect and make a difference. See another part of the world, and work towards peace, justice and understanding of others in our world. Two trips are scheduled – March (over Spring Break) and August (exact dates TBD) Take advantage of scholarship money NOW   Contact Heather for more info,, 612 834 4760 and please invite anyone you know outside of the church who may be interested! (612) 834-4760


Good Samaritan’s Milestone Program is for all children ages infant – 6th grade. We celebrate Christian Milestones


All are welcome to come and play Pickleball during the fall and winter seasons on Mondays & Thursdays from 2:30-4pm in the Good Samaritan gym. Questions? Contact Mary @

Meals On Wheels

We are looking for volunteers to drive on the first Thursday, third Friday, fourth Wednesday and fifth Friday of the month. Once a month or occasionally. Contact Lisa Nelson  to volunteer. Thanks!