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  April 5, 2018


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This Sunday we welcome the Reverend Virginia Brown-Nolan as celebrant and preacher while Fr. David is away.

Not Too Late for Heifer - As is our custom, we are happy to receive your Heifer boxes and other forms of contributions this Sunday after Easter.  More sheep would love to find a new home.  Just remember that if you contribute with a check to make the check out to Good Shepherd and write Heifer on the memo line.  If you contribute cash and wish to receive credit, please write your name on your Heifer box or plain envelope.  Just place your contribution in the offering plate as it comes by.  Thank you again and again.  Deena is already wearing a big smile.

Saint Luke Food Pantry - Lynn W. received an email seeking help from their volunteers to pack bags on Tuesday because so many clients had stopped by on Monday.  Let's continue to help give them a wealth of staples to put in those bags.  Feeding is an essential part of both our outreach to others and our fellowship here at home.  Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Voices from the Holy Land 2018 Upcoming Events:
Sunday, April 8 - Roadmap to Apartheid,  St. John's Norwood Episcopal Church, 2:30 p.m.  Free.  Parking available.  This film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today.

Saturday, April 14 - Jews Step Forward , Perry Auditorium, Washington National Cathedral, 2:30 p.m.  Free.  A film about honesty and the proud tradition of Jewish Social Justice.  Twenty-three prominent Jewish American trace the evolution of their thinking on the Israeli occupation.  Sponsored by DC Metro Jewish Voice for Peace.   All may not agree.  Many may not even have these issues of their radar.  However, but all of us can have the courage to learn and challenge our preconceptions.  Good Shepherd is among the many sponsors of this film series.  Contact Greg or Lynn Wood for more details.

Good Shepherd Brains Can Learn French - Spring Session Begins 4/17 -  Join us for fun and French as we improve our proficiency and prepare for a pilgrimage to France in May 2019! We meet Tuesdays from 2-3 pm in the Education Wing. All levels of French welcome & all ages. No homework or grammar exercises. Your brain will acquire the language while you connect with the wonderful people around you. Comprehensibly taught by Anna Gilcher, PhD. Questions? Email  anna.gilcher@gmail.com  or call 301-467-8664. More info about pedagogical approach at  annagilcher.com . Cost: $288 for 8 weeks. Drop-ins welcome for $40/class -- try us out on 4/17 and see what you think! Scholarship help available

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is hosting a church fundraiser lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 19 from 11 am to 9:30 pm at Pete's New Haven Style Apizza in downtown Silver Spring. Enjoy lunch or dinner that day at this restaurant to support our church. We need at least 20 people to RSVP to this event. Here's how it works:  When you purchase your meal mention Good Shepherd's name and follow the restaurant's instructions to receive 15% of your meal's price donated back to Good Shepherd If you have questions, contact Patty Mitchell. Good Shepherd's GroupRaise Meal at Pete's New Haven Style Apizza.

Spring Clean-Up Earth Day Sunday April 22 - after the 10:30 am service. Come prepared to work inside and out. Sign up sheet to follow. Let Phill Scott know if you can help.

Diocesan ABSALOM JONES Service: April 22, 4 pm at St. Andrew's Church, 4512 College Avenue, College Park -  Bishop Rob Wright of Atlanta will be preaching. The singing will be led by the pick-up choir of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Washington, DC Chapter.  Those who would like to join the choir are asked to attend the rehearsal 10 am-noon on Saturday, April 21, at St. Andrew's.  The entire offering supports our diocesan school, the Bishop John Walker School for Boys in SE Washington.  Come join in the joyous celebration of Absalom Jones, our first African American priest, give generously and stay for the always-enjoyable reception.

Dining with the Chef's 2018 - Monday, April 30 from 6 to 10 pm -  16+ chef's, 4 courses plus dessert. All for a good cause. Campus Kitchen's supply's meals to families who have experienced homelessness and are now trying to become self sustaining. Campus Kitchen's at UMES at Shady Grove has planned and prepared and delivered over 25000 meals in the past 11 years. This program offers leadership opportunities to students in the Hospitality and Tourism management program. AND the students need to raise all the money to do this. Dining with the Chef's is the biggest FUN raiser we do. It funds the program for 2 years. We feature local chef's, Maryland Wines and Delaware Beers. Plus an amazing dessert buffet all for an amazing ticket price of $125 per person. Ticket price goes up on April 10th, so please talk to Susan Callahan,  sbcallahan@umes.edu

The Second Sunday of Easter
First Lesson:    Acts 4:32-35
Psalm:            133
Epistle:           1 John: 1-2:2
The Gospel:     John 20:19-31           

The Week of April 8-15 , 2018
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10:15 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, Narthex, hosted by the MacArthur Family
Boy Scout Troop 97, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 4:30 pm, Church
GS Troop 1028, 7 pm, EW
SDA Week of Prayer, 7:30 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church

Holy Eucharist/Healing, 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch, 12:30 pm, PH
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW

Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6:30 pm pm, PH
Preschool closed
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 9 am, Church, PH, EW
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, SFR
Bag Lunches, 9:45 am, PH
Violin Studio, 4 pm, EW
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, EW 
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10:15 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light


April 8 Candle



Nella Fischer

April 15  Candle


Flowers Nella Fischer
MacArthur Family
April 22 Candle

Frank Desmond

Flowers Irene Fletcher
April 29 Candle


Flowers MacArthur Family
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