Good Shepherd News
Please read: Covid-19: Important Announcement
Anglican Identity is a six-part series intended to deepen participants’ understanding of our tradition of faith and practice—Anglicanism. On Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 8pm, Fr. Terry will lead participants to discover the richness of Anglican history, worship, sacraments and belief, so that participants will come to play an active part in the living tradition that is Anglicanism. Though designed to introduce newcomers to our church, this course will also help long-time Episcopalians to better appreciate the richness of the Episcopalian/Anglican tradition. Teens interested in being confirmed are also encouraged to participate. We will meet in the Parish Hall.
|April 20||Anglican History (Reformation to King James)|
|April 27||Anglican History (Restoration to Today)|
|May 4||The Book of Common Prayer|
|May 18||Anglican Belief|
|May 25||“Instructed” Eucharist|
The 3rd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 18, 2021: This Sunday’s Service
The 2nd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 11, 2021: Last Sunday’s Service
To the People of Good Shepherd: Letters from Father Terry
Prayer Books & Hymnals: Following an announcement from Bishop Haynes on March 24, we are able once again to use the Book of Common Prayer in worship. The return of the Prayer Book not only facilitates congregational participation, but it also constitutes a recovery of an important part of what it means to be Episcopalian, as we worship ‘in common.’ So, this Sunday you will find the Book of Common Prayer, as well as the Hymnal, in the pews. We have not been given leave to sing as a congregation yet, but you are encouraged to use the hymnal to reflect on the message of the hymns.
New Hymns: As you may have observed during the past few months, the virtual worship services that we have shared with the congregation have included in the prelude a newer hymn or song to accompany the artwork. The intention behind including these new hymns is to familiarize our members with the plethora of music that has been created, composed and sung to the glory of God. With the resumption of in person worship and the retiring of the Zoom meetings, we will post a link to new music here in the E-newsletter each week. –Terry+
“Help My Unbelief:” The lyrics of this song were penned by John Newton (1725-1807), author of “Amazing Grace,”
and have been set to a new tune by Clint Wells, 2005 Red Mountain Music – Spotify
“My hope rests firm:” Richard Creighton, Keith Getty – Youtube
Annual Meeting: Postponed until we can meet in person
2021 Annual Report: Print
Adult Christian Formation on-line course: The History of the Church in England.
Tuesday Morning Prayer: 8:15 a.m. in the sanctuary (See Service Times.)
Church Directories for 2021: Available in the Church Office
Stewardship 2021: Requested offering envelopes available in the Church Office
Ladies’ Bible Study: Weekly Thurs. via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of I Peter
St. Monica’s Guild: Current project – Children’s Service Guide Bags
(If you can sew a straight line, please contact us. See St. Monica’s Guild.)
Prayer Requests: Contact the Church Office.
Activities of our Diocese and neighbor churches: Nearby Opportunities