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Sunday, October 18th

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


9:00 am-- Holy Eucharist in the Church and online
 
*this is a rebroadcast of the 9:00 am Eucharist


10:00 am-- Elementary (1st to 6th) Sunday School**

10:30 am-- Preschool/ Early Elem. Sunday School**

**We invite children to attend whichever Sunday School best meets his or her needs, and the needs of each family; limited to ten children per session in the Loring Room. 


10:30 am-- Holy Eucharist- Good Shepherd Green
 


11:45 am-- Adult Forum - online only


 
St. Martin's Summer-- In medieval England, a warm autumn was called a St. Martin's Summer, roughly meaning that summer's weather persisted until St. Martin's Day, November 11th. As the Good Shepherd Green allows higher attendance, greater spacing, and natural ventilation, we hope for a few more Sundays of St. Martin's Summer.

Our Regathering Committee met this week and has scheduled Sunday, November 1st, All Saints Sunday, as our final outdoor service for the season. As you consider your opportunities to worship and how best to engage safely, please consider this transition. If the old name holds true, we can hope for a few more beautiful Sundays.
This video is for all children, both those who engage remotely and those who attend Sunday School in the Loring Room.
Adult Forum continues Sundays at 11:45 am

Join us weekly on Zoom either online or by phone.

Click here to join online.


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


Sunday, October 18th -- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
          9:00 am in the church and online
          10:30 am on the Good Shepherd Green 
                           
          Sunday School at 10:00 and 10:30 in the Loring Room


Wednesday, October 21st -- 7:00pm-- Evensong
          in the church and online


Sunday, October 25th -- 
          9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online
          10:30 am Morning Prayer on the Good Shepherd Green 
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.

This Sunday we will meet with Middle School and High School students together- online only.

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*

October 18 at 5:00-- meet on Zoom* for Middle and High School
October 25 at 5:00-- in-person, outdoor meeting for High School weather permitting
November 1 at 5:00-- no meeting due to All Saints Day
November 8 at 5:00-- meet on Zoom* for Middle and High School

*We will update this schedule regularly, including dates and online vs. in-person opportunities to gather
Click here for At All Times and in All Places
Angels Ascending and Descending:

Handicapped Accessibility at Good Shepherd
Left-- the foundation of the handicapped accessible portico is poured 
Right- the boiler room items have been consolidated, making room for the elevator
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 
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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