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Join us Sunday for worship and Christian Education, as Lent begins and our journey to resurrection continues.

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Sunday, February 21st

First Sunday in Lent
 


10:00 am-- Holy Eucharist, Rite I 

 



11:15 am-- Adult Forum

     "The Stature of Waiting"

     Five weeks on the spirituality of patience

     based on the work of W. H. Vanstone

                 

Ash Wednesday in a Pandemic-- If you have not already watched, please know that the Ash Wednesday worship video is still available in our YouTube library to inaugurate the Lenten journey.

February Outreach Initiative--  Click here for information on St. Stephen's Grocery Bags and Good Shepherd's support of the families in Lower Roxbury. Generosity has exceeded our initial expectations, and we have increased the number of grocery bags we will take to St. Stephens. Thanks to all who make this project possible. 
Upcoming Worship

Sunday, February 21st -- First Sunday in Lent
         10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online

Wednesday, February 24th -- 
         7:00 pm Evensong in the church and online

Sunday, February 28th -- Second Sunday in Lent
         10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 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: 
February Outreach Initiative

St. Stephen's Grocery Bags


St Stephens’ B-LOVE program needs our help again!

Commit to help on the Sign Up Genius (SUG) at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ba5aa2da13-ststephens1

to donate 1, 2, 3 or even 10 bags of groceries.



Thank to the generosity of parishioners, we have added more slots as B-LOVE has need of more bags, so please go back to sign up if you couldn't sign-up before!

It’s an easy thing for us to do and is desperately needed and appreciated by the SSYP families.  The deadline is February 28th delivered to church before noon.  This is a new one day drop off.  If you need your bags picked up or someone to shop for you, let us know! 

Please see revised guidelines in the document below or in the Sign-up Genius.

Questions? Please email:
Jen Fraser jenfraser4646@gmail.com
or Sloane Awtrey sloanesa@me.com
  
Thank you!!
- Your Outreach and Christian Ed Committees 


Click here for more information.


Bring groceries to Good Shepherd by February 28th.

Lenten Adult Forum: 

Join Fr. Michael for a five-week series on the spirituality of patience.

We examine The Stature of Waiting, by W. H. Vanstone


beginning February 21
To mark the solemnity of the first Sunday of Lent, we begin our Eucharist with the Decalogue, more commonly known as the Ten Commandments. The Prayer Book offers multiple ways of introducing the Holy Eucharist, especially in the solemn seasons of Lent and Advent. These options include, for example, beginning with an Exhortation or the Great Litany.
 
Good Shepherd’s custom most years is to chant the Great Litany on the first Sunday of Lent. However, given the challenges of music and liturgy at this time, we begin today’s worship with a sung setting of the Decalogue, composed by Francis Jackson, for use at York Minster in York, England. 
 
Of note to followers of church music, Jackson composed Communion Setting in G Major in 1960, at the supposed mid-point of his career. He was particularly accomplished in composing new settings of traditional texts, typical for the era of liturgical renewal that commenced in that decade. Jackson’s work has not yet outlived him, as he is currently 103 years old and still living near York, England.
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
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. 
Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Currently meeting via Zoom

Click here to join Bible Study.
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. 
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