Annual Meeting of the Parish-- Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 31 at 11:15. This year's meeting will be on Zoom, but will include information about the state of our parish during the pandemic, reports about ongoing ministries, elections of vestry, and financial information. Pursuant to the bylaws, the Warrant is now posted at the parish. A standard quorum is necessary for us to conduct business. Please refer to the contents of a separate e-mail, "2021 Annual Meeting at Good Shepherd" for everything you need.
Please make your 2021 pledge-- We have received just over 98% of the pledges we need for 2021, and the generosity and commitment of Good Shepherd is remarkable. Please mail your pledge to the parish office or click here to make an online pledge.
Sunday, January 31st -- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online.
11:15 am -- Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 3rd -- Candlemas (Tr.)
7:00 pm festive Evensong in the church and online
Sunday, February 7th -- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online
Wednesday, February 10th --
7:00 pm Evensong in the church and online
Children's Sunday Christian Education continues online
Sunday school for Preschool and Elementary will be continue to remain online through the winter of 2021.
This week's video for the children of Good Shepherd:
at 11:15 am
Sarah Coakley's Prayer in a Pandemic: looking back
Dr. Coakley joins us live from Alexandria, Virginia, to offer reflections on her four-week series on prayer, take questions from Good Shepherd, and offer learnings and observations from the past months.
Due to ongoing interest and complications in the world, we offer additional Previews. Click the RSVP to request an Exclusive Preview.
Angels Ascending and Descending:
Handicapped Accessibility at Good Shepherd
The portico nears completion, much of the painting has been done, and the newly-arrived kitchen has been installed in the Atrium. Enjoy the striking new look of the improvements at Good Shepherd, nestled in the freshly-fallen snow.
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.
We continue to receive support and pledges while construction is underway.
Frumentum-- Communion at Home for older and at-risk parishioners
Frumentum, from the Latin word meaning wheat, is an ancient practice of the church, bringing items of Holy Communion to those separated from the life of the church, so that all can receive bread and wine on Sundays simultaneously.
With the blessing of our Bishop, Good Shepherd will offer Frumentum to members of our parish who cannot attend public gatherings for the foreseeable future. Volunteers from Good Shepherd will deliver consecrated bread and wine to you, or you can pick up items at the church, keep them in your home, and receive them on Sunday mornings while taking part in our online worship.
Please contact the Rector directly to request Frumentum, by calling the parish office or via e-mail at email@example.com. Initially we will consecrate bread and wine for delivery on Sunday, September 13, so that Communion will be available beginning Sunday, September 20. Please specify the number of people who will receive so that we can deliver enough consecrated bread and wine for approximately four Sundays. Subsequent deliveries will occur next month.
Additional information about keeping the sacrament in your home and how to receive items will be provided to those who request Frumentum.