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Join us this morning for an array of opportunities: worship, Christian Ed, Adult Forum on prayer in a pandemic- in person or online

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Sunday, November 15th

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost


9:00 am-- Holy Eucharist in the Church and online
 
 

11:45 am-- Adult Forum online

                 Sarah Coakley's "Prayer in a Pandemic"


 

Christian Ed's November Outreach Project-- Christian Education invites all of Good Shepherd to fill fifty bags of groceries for St. Stephen's families. Scroll down for specific information regarding the endeavor.

Updated At All Times and in All Places-- Your Regathering Committee is working diligently to ensure that all events at Good Shepherd follow strict guidance regarding the most up-to-date information on protecting parishioners and preventing spread of the virus. Updated guidelines, effective November 1st, such as the masking of singers and updated pattern for receiving communion, are included here. Beginning Sunday, all worship moves back into the church. 

Stewardship Season Begins-- November brings our annual stewardship campaign for 2021, We Will with God's Help. These words from the baptismal covenant remind us of our commitment to endeavors that are beyond us, but which we embrace through the hope of divine support. The new year will bring with it both challenges and opportunities for our parish. Your Vestry, along with Stewardship Co-Chairs Biz and Troy Bracher, will lead us in this endeavor to support all that is important to Good Shepherd in the new year.
Adult Forum -- Sunday at 11:45 am

Join us for Sarah Coakley's "Prayer in a Pandemic"
This is a two-week series, offered by Sarah through her School of Theology and Prayer in Washington DC

Click here to join online.


Or call +1 929 205 6099 US and enter the Meeting ID: 868 6061 8116
Week One:

DEEPENEING PRAYER:

 
How do  I begin again when prayer seems impossible?
This video is for all children, both those who engage remotely and those who attend Sunday School in the Loring Room.
Upcoming Worship
 
Sunday, November 15th -- 24th Sunday after Pentecost
          9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online
          10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the Church and online
                     Preacher: Fr. Michael Bousquet


          Sunday School at 10:00 and 10:30 in the Loring Room

Wednesday, November 18th -- 7:00pm-- Evensong
          in the church and online

Sunday, November 22nd -- Christ the King Sunday
          9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online
          10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online
                   Preacher: Fr. Jay Weldon


          Sunday School at 10:00 and 10:30 in the Loring Room
Please sign up in advance to attend worship in person.

We are limiting the number of attendees at each worship service, far beyond the guidance issued by the Commonwealth and Diocese of Massachusetts. We can only accommodate those not registered as space and distancing allow.

Click here to register for Sunday's 9:00 am Eucharists.

Click here to register for Sunday's 10:30 am Eucharists.
CHRISTIAN ED'S NOVEMBER OUTREACH INITIATIVE

 

Hunger is an ever-present issue for many families and the pandemic has made the situation much worse. To help in some small way, we are gathering bags of groceries for St Stephens B-LOVE program. Our summer grocery bag drive related to their B-SAFE program was so appreciated we have set a new goal of 50 bags with a November 22 deadline. We are asking each and every parishioner/family to donate 1,2 or even 10 bags according to the shopping list below. Read more about what St Stephens does here.

Sign up on the Sign-up Genius here  or email Melissa Bradley (melissa_490072@msn.com) with a commitment of the number of bags you will donate or with questions.  Drop your bags at the church on Sundays or during the week to Jen Fraser’s porch at 59 Woodland Auburndale 02466 (2 miles from GS).  Our Christian education efforts will focus on hunger in these coming months. Please click here for INFORMATION.  

Thank you, Schuyler Awtrey and Lucas Boyd


Items for each Grocery Bag
  • Proteins (2 items per family)
    • 1 can chicken (12.5 oz) or 2 cans tuna (5 oz each) or 1 bag of beans or 1 jar peanut butter (18-24 oz)
  • Fruit (2 items per family)
    • 2 cans (15 oz each) or 2 packs of single serve, your choice of pineapple, fruit cocktail, pears, peaches, or mandarin oranges
    • 1 jar applesauce (24 oz) or 2 packs of single serve
  • Carbohydrates (4 items per family)
    • 1 lb. pasta (any type) or 1-2 lb. rice
    • 1 box (6 oz) macaroni and cheese
    • 1 box of crackers (Triscuit, Wheat Thins or similar)
    • 1 box of cereal (10-15 oz) or breakfast bars (granola, BelVita, etc.)
  • Other
    • 1 jar marinara sauce (24 oz)
    • 2 cans soup or chili
The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of Good Shepherd are delighted to announce Fr. Michael Bousquet has answered our call to join our ministry at Good Shepherd. Fr. Michael will serve during the rest of the calendar year and will become Associate Rector for Christian Education beginning January 1, 2021.

We follow a hybrid model to offer online engagement as well as a few outdoor in-person opportunities. Use this Zoom link for all online sessions. 
 
Schedule for Christian Ed and Stump the Priest*

November 22 at 5:00-- for Middle and High School, location TBD*
December 6 at 5:00-- for Middle and High School, location TBD*
December 20 at 5:00-- Topic: Youth Christmas Party (bring a white elephant gift and plastic gloves... an old game with new Covid rules.)-- in person weather permitting, location TBD for Middle and High School

*We will update this schedule regularly, including dates and online vs. in-person opportunities to gather
Angels Ascending and Descending:

Handicapped Accessibility at Good Shepherd
The outdoor portico (L), which will offer ground-level access to the elevator, is fully framed. In the Common Room (R), you wee the rebuilt wall and hallway leading to the lower elevator lobby.
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. 
Click here for At All Times and in All Places
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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