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9:00 am Holy Eucharist in the church and online,
10:00 & 10:30 am Children's Christian Ed,
10:00 am Rebroadcast of the 9:00 Eucharist,
10:30 am "Matins on the Grass" on the Good Shepherd Green,
11:45 "From Synagogue to Basilica" Adult Forum,
5:00 pm Stump the Priest Pandemic-era Christian Ed for teenagers,
and other news from Good Shepherd

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Sunday, September 27th

Seventeenth 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 Sunday School**

10:30 am-- Preschool/ Atrium 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-- Morning Prayer- Good Shepherd Green
 


11:45 am-- Adult Forum - online only

5:00 pm-- Pandemic-era Christian Ed for Teens
                     Stump the Priest- on Zoom


 
Frumentum-- or Communion at Home-- is available for parishioners who cannot attend public gatherings for the foreseeable future. Please scroll down for more information about this ancient practice, and how it helps to include all of our parishioners in the worship life of Good Shepherd. 
This video is for all children, both those who engage remotely and those who attend Sunday School in the Loring Room.
Adult Forum returns on Sundays at 11:45 am

Join us weekly on Zoom, either online or by calling in.

Click here to join online.


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


This Sunday September 27th at 5:00 pm: Middle School and High School together

Each Sunday during the fall, Fr. Jay, Pia Bertelli, and Lurie Kimmerle will lead a series called "Stump the Priest" where teenagers will ask their hardest questions and Fr. Jay-- with help from Pia and Lurie-- will answer them based on scripture, Christian tradition, and the ethic of transformational love we received from Jesus.

E-mail your questions now!

We will 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*
September 27 at 5:00-- meet on Zoom* for Middle and High School
October 5 at 5:00--meet on Zoom* for Middle School only
October 11-- no meeting due to Indigenous Persons/ Columbus Day
October 18 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
Pictures from Sunday, September 20th's inaugural meeting of youth for Pandemic-era Christian Ed: we retired sacred items discovered in the attic during renovation project. Sacred items, such as bibles, prayer books, and vestments are not thrown away but burned or buried reverently. 

"We who are gathered here know that these sacred items, which have been consecrated and set apart for the ministry of God's holy Word and Sacraments, will no longer be used in this way but will be burned. To many of us these books and vestments have been hallowed by cherished memories, and we know that in seeing their destruction some will suffer a sense of loss. We pray that we might be comforted by the knowledge that the presence of God is not limited to any book, place, or building, but lives in us and fills all creation.

"Lord God, in your great goodness you once accepted to your honor and glory these books and vestments, now secularized: receive our praise and thanks for the blessings, help, and comfort which you bestowed on your people through them. Continue, we pray, your many mercies in your Church, that we may be conscious at all times of your unchanging love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Upcoming Worship


Sunday, September 27th --
          9:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the church and online
          10:30 am Morning Prayer, Rite I, on the Good Shepherd Green 
                           
          Sunday School at 10:00 and 10:30 in the Loring Room

Wednesday, September 30th -- 7:00pm-- Festive Michaelmas Evensong
          for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels


Sunday, October 4th -- Holy Eucharist, Rite I
          9:00 am in the church and online
          10:30 am 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.
Click here for At All Times and in All Places
Angels Ascending and Descending:

Handicapped Accessibility at Good Shepherd
Left-- the portion of the roof raised for the elevator is finished in copper
Right- the interior shaft is finished and insulated, ready for the elevator's installation-- you can see where the elevator will open to the outside and inside
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. 
Welcome Lurie Kimmerle
 
Lurie Kimmerle is joining Good Shepherd as our Christian Ed Director. She has responsibility for all aspects of children's Christian Ed, assisting in youth ministries, and connecting with families via e-mail and text message.

 She has a background in education as well as theology, having recently earned an MTS from Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry. 
Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Currently meeting via Zoom

Click here to join Bible Study.
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