Please register in advance to attend our "Matins on the Grass." We continue to livestream our worship so that those who cannot safely join us may engage in worship from home.
On Sunday, we move from the narrative of Jacob to the story of his sons. Just as he was once tricky and deceptive, so this trait lives on in them. In our gospel reading, Peter tries walking on water but fails and falls into the lake. Jesus catches him and comforts him in his failure.
This Sunday, Kevin Vetiac will be our preacher and Officiant. After studying at BC's School of Theology, Kevin has worked at the Chathedral of St. Paul and in Good Shepherd's Christian Education. Good Shepherd is sponsoring Kevin in his work toward ordination.
You can access our livestream on YouTube and www.goodshepherdnewton.org. We continue working to improve audio quality and apologize for the imperfections. In the case of technical difficulties, try streaming from another source, such as closing youtube.com and opening our parish website.
Work continues at a brisk pace on our handicapped accessibility project, and signs of progress are emerging. If you have not already, please consider prayerfully your support of Angels Ascending and Descending.
Thank you for continuing your support of Good Shepherd. Pray for your parish, its leadership, and our common future.
thanks, peace, Jay+
General information regarding our outdoor Matins: Your Vestry and Regathering Committee have created a worship environment true to Good Shepherd's traditions while following the best guidance available. We have moved our Sunday worship outside. Register in advance (click here or use the link above) if you plan to attend.*
Attendance is limited to 25% of the seating capacity, both on the Good Shepherd Green and in the church.
Arrive and depart through the Beacon Street entry to the Good Shepherd Green. Do not come through the building or down the back driveway unless you need to avoid using stairs.
Individual bulletins are printed including music, readings, and text from the prayer book. These are only used once and are recycled.
Tents/ canopies are provided for shade and protection from the elements, though they are only for your convenience. Spread out as you are able and never ignore guidance on physical separation.
Each individual/ family must sit at least six feet apart. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
Wear a mask upon arrival and departure, and continue to wear your mask as much as possible throughout the service.
To access the restrooms, walk via the playground up the rear driveway, not through the entrance to the Common Room.
Follow all signage and be cautious in respecting the space around others.
In the case of inclement weather, worship will move into the church. Inside, other guidance and limits are in place.
*Advance registration helps us to plan for your safety and to cap attendance at a safe level. We will endeavor to accommodate those who have not registered in advance, though this will only be done if space is available and physical distancing is possible.
Angels Ascending and Descending:
Handicapped Accessibility at Good Shepherd
Click here to view Angels Ascending and Descending, a plan to achieve 100% accessibility at Good Shepherd. At a total cost of $500,000 and with a beautiful, compassionate proposal secured, your Vestry asks you to consider prayerfully your support of this plan.
On Sunday, June 10th, the parish gathered on Zoom to approve funding for Angels Ascending and Descending. You should receive information in the mail about the plan, including ways that you can contribute to the effort.
Please continue to make your financial contributions to Good Shepherd. In these unprecedented times, remember that we rely completely on the generosity of our parishioners. Kindly continue your giving and mail your support to the church office:
Parish of the Good Shepherd 1671 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468
Additionally, we have set up an online giving portal. If you are unable to give through traditional means, please consider this new option to support Good Shepherd. Click on the Donate button on our website www.goodshepherdnewton.org.