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Please read: Covid-19: Important Announcement


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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 11   Sacraments
May 18   Anglican Belief
May 25 “Instructed” Eucharist

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The 3rd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 18, 2021: This Sunday’s Service

The 2nd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 11, 2021: Last Sunday’s Service


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To the People of Good Shepherd: Letters from Father Terry


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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.

Worship Resources: Previous Sermons and Music Messages

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+

“Christ is risen, he is risen indeed:” by Keith and Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash – YoutubeSpotify 

“The Hand Song:”  Nickel Creek – YoutubeSpotify 

“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

(See Women’s Bible Study or contact the Church Office.)

Men’s Bible Study: Weekly Fri. meeting at 7:00 a.m. on the back porch or at Eat 66
(See Men’s Bible Study or contact the Church Office.)

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.

Memorial Flowers: Contact the Church Office or a member of the Altar Guild.

Activities of our Diocese and neighbor churches: Nearby Opportunities