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Join us Sunday for worship and Christian Education, with Ash Wednesday and Lent also upon us. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sunday, February 14th

Last Sunday after Epiphany
 


10:00 am-- Holy Eucharist, Rite I 

 



11:15 am-- Adult Forum

  "Reflections on Prayer in a Pandemic"

  Sarah Coakley joins us live from Alexandria, Virginia

  for reflections, questions, and further learnings

                 


11:30 am-- Children's Event on the Good Shepherd Green

  Burying the Alleluias

  and caring for God's Creation



5:00 pm-- Youth Event-- "Hopes and dreams"


  S'mores and Hot Cocoa around the Fire

  Fr. Michael's backyard-- 369 Chestnut Street


 
Adult Forum-- "Reflections on Prayer in a Pandemic" with the Rev'd Dr. Sarah Coakley (Feb. 14).

Ash Wednesday in a Pandemic-- As imposition of ashes is unadvisable this year, Good Shepherd will mark the solemnity of Ash Wednesday with an online service of worship- accessible remotely at any time of day. Plan to engage Ash Wednesday worship online this year wherever you are, as we prepare for Easter in this hope-filled year. 

February Outreach Initiative--  Click here for information on St. Stephen's Grocery Bags and Good Shepherd's support of the families in Lower Roxbury.
Upcoming Worship
 

Sunday, February 14th -- Last Sunday after Epiphany
         10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church and online

Wednesday, February 17th -- Ash Wednesday
          Online service available at any time throughout the day
                          -remote video with prayers, scriptures, and music
         7:00 pm Evensong in the church and online

Sunday, February 21st -- First 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: 
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
BURYING ALLELUIAS
&
CARING FOR GOD'S CREATION


A Wintertime Activity for Children

FEBRUARY 14   at  11:30AM


IN PREPARATION FOR LENT, WE WILL HOST OUR ANNUAL
BURYING OF THE ALLELUIAS 
ON THE PARISH GREEN 

WE WILL ALSO HEAR A LESSON ABOUT OUR CALLING
AND OUR NEED TO HELP OTHERS AND TO CARE FOR GOD'S CREATION WITH COMPASSION. WE WILL CARE FOR OUR THE BIRDS (and probably the squirrels, too!)
IN A FUN ACTIVITY OF MAKING 
SUNBUTTER PINECONE BIRD FEEDERS
ON THE PARISH GREEN AFTER CHURCH.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RSVP FOR THIS EVENT,
PLEASE EMAIL FR. MICHAEL AT:

CE@GOODSHEPHERDNEWTON.ORG


⇢ COME TO THE PARISH STARTING 2/7 
TO PICK UP ALLELUIA TEMPLATES
TO COLOR AT HOME
AND BRING WITH YOU ON 2/14!!

 
February Outreach Initiative

St. Stephen's Grocery Bags


Good Shepherd joins St. Stephen's in Lower Roxbury to keep families healthy and cared-for during the pandemic. 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
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. 
A screenshot of our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 31st.
Thanks to all who attended and made this possible. 

-screenshot compliments of Martina Stippler. Vergellt's Gott, Frau Doktor Stippler.
-many, many additional attendees thanks to Jim Nauen
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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