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Happy Mothers' Day! Join us this morning for the sixth Sunday of Easter -- in the church, on the Good Shepherd Green, and online. We also mourn the loss of a beloved parishioner and friend.

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Sunday, May 9

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Rogation Sunday
Mothers' Day

 

9:00 am-- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
                      in the church and online

 


10:25 am-- Children's Christian Education
                     Atrium in the Loring Room (preschool)
                     Sunday School in the downstairs nursery (elementary school)



10:30 am-- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
                       on the Good Shepherd Green

No signup necessary for outdoor worship.
 
 

11:45 am-- Adult Forum
                      The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T. Wright.



It is with sadness and gratitude for his life that Good Shepherd announces the death of Peter Barber, a parishioner and friend. His battle with cancer ended in the early hours of May 8. As our parish and the family finalize arrangements, please pray for Marygrace, Christopher, Matthew, and their families. 

We continue holding two Eucharists each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with the later Eucharist on the Good Shepherd Green, weather permitting. We hope that smaller gatherings will allow people to return confidently, especially given the latest CDC guidance that vaccinated persons may return to their houses of worship. Out of an abundance of caution, and with some of the challenges of vaccination availability, we continue with a limit of 25% attendance. We anticipate keeping this schedule through Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd.  

Please continue to sign up to attend at 9:00, but it is no longer necessary to sign up for outdoor services. 

We have returned to in-person church school for children. O
ur CE Committee has worked diligently to make this possible, and it is important to know that we are following more-extensive protocols than necessary: both to minimize risk and to keep children from being "close contacts" in the case of possible exposure. Church school has relocated to larger rooms with superior ventilation. Atrium will be in the Loring Room and Elementary Sunday School will be in the downstairs nursery. Children must wear masks and stay more than six feet apart.


Click here for the latest information in At All Times and In All Places-- Eastertide & Pentecost, 2021


Sixth Sunday of Easter –May 9
     9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist—in the church and online 
     10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-- on the Good Shepherd Green, weather permitting*


Eve of the Ascension –May 12
     7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist—in the church and online 


Seventh Sunday of Easter –May 16
     9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist—in the church and online 
     10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-- on the Good Shepherd Green, weather permitting*


Pentecost Sunday –May 23
     9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist—in the church and online 
     10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-- on the Good Shepherd Green, weather permitting*


*in the case of inclement weather, this Eucharist will be in the church
In-Person Sunday Church School

RETURNS!


Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25,
through Sunday June 13


(Church School takes a vacation Memorial Day Weekend)

PLEASE CONTACT FR. MICHAEL IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND CHURCH SCHOOL

We have multiple pandemic protocols in place to keep children safe and to keep them from possible exposure as a close contact.
Adult Forum in May


Sun, May 9&16 at 11:45 a.m.

Perspectives on the Resurrection. We will consider the reflections of two bishops in the Anglican Communion, one who offers an orthodox voice and one who offers a rather unorthodox perspective.

  May 9-- N.T. Wright

  May 16-- John Shelby Spong


 
MAY OUTREACH PROJECT
St. Stephen's Grocery Bags are back!

St Stephens’ B-LOVE program needs our help again.
Put your name down on this new Sign Up Genius (SUG)

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B4BA5AA2DA13-ststephens2 

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

It’s an easy thing for us to do and is desperately needed and appreciated by the SSYP families. The deadline is May 16th  delivered to church AT noon.

If you need other arrangements, happy to help! 
Questions? Please email Sloane Awtrey at sloanesa@me.com
Click here for information about the resumption of limited, in-person worship and Christian Ed, as well as increased opportunity in Eastertide.
For those not yet ready to return to in-person worship, we continue to broadcast all services held in the church live on Good Shepherd's YouTube channel. 

And until the day that we can all gather again, Good Shepherd is leaving on the light for you.
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