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: there are a few virtual appointments remaining on Sunday, but because of the 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 91% of the pledges we need for 2021, but we need to hear from all of Good Shepherd. Please mail your pledge to the parish office or click here to make an online pledge.
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.
Updated At All Times and in All Places-- Worship is now closed to the public. All worship and formation are available online. We return to one Eucharist on Sunday at 10:00.
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 and the Common Room entrance to the elevator has a striking new look.
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.