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Join us for worship at 10:00 am and the Annual Meeting of the Parish immediately following. 

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Sunday, January 31st

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany



10:00 am-- Holy Eucharist, Rite I 

 



11:15 am-- Annual Meeting of the Parish

  Live and hosted from the Common Room

  with most parishioners/ presenters joining on Zoom 

  Please attend: a quorum is still 
necessary to conduct business! 

                 

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.

Exclusive Previews of Angels Ascending and Descending-- Visit goodshepherdnewton.org/angelspreview for information about our upcoming celebration, which will offer both in-person and virtual previews of the renovations this weekend. Click here to make an appointment for your Exclusive Preview. Note: because of excitement and demand, we will be extending exclusive previews over the next few weeks. Click the RSVP for information to request a tour at a future date. 

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


January Outreach Initiative--  Click here for information on Kids' Snack Bags and Good Shepherd's support of the Newton Food Pantry.
Upcoming Worship

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: 
ADULT FORUM

Sunday 2/14 
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. 
 

Or call +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 868 6061 8116
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. 
January Outreach Initiative

Kid's Snack Bags


Good Shepherd joins the Newton Food Pantry to keep children healthy and cared-for during the pandemic. Click here for more information.
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 
rector@goodshepherdnewton.org. 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. 
Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Currently meeting via Zoom

Click here to join Bible Study.
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