Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

  February 8, 2018
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Epiphany Adult Education  this evening at 7
pm in the Education Wing.  We are discussing  The End of White Christian America  by Robert P. Jones.

Scouting Duty to God program - Several Cub Scouts in the congregation are embarking on the long-form Boy Scouts of American Duty to God achievement program. Father David will help guide these scouts and their parents through the P.R.A.Y. program, a Bible-based religious emblems program for Protestant and Independent Christian churches designed to bring children, youth, and families to Christ. We are kicking off the program this Sunday, February 11 and plan to finish April 15. PRAY offers four program courses divided into age group levels from grades 1-12; it is a BSA-approved program, but is not specifically targeted to scouting or the Episcopal Church. If you have a Cub Scout that would like to join us, or want to learn more about the program for your Cub or Boy Scout, contact John Rees or Father David. There is also a comparable program for Girl Scouts and if Girl Scouts are interested see Father David as well.

Saint Luke Food Pantry  - The rain and the cold bring on extra reasons to help provide for our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity.  We do it because Jesus said to feed the hungry and we are followers of Jesus.  All staples are welcomed.  Think especially about protein and nutrition.  Thank you.

Laptops Needed for Refugee Outreach Program: The Circle Fellowship Church at Riderwood has been collaborating with Christ the King Episcopal Church in Howard County.  Their rector is Mary Elliot, daughter of John and Sylvia Elliot, former members of Good Shepherd.  Rev. Mary has a strong program of outreach to the large refugee and immigrant population around their church.  One of the things the church is developing is a safe computer room where people can search the web for information and jobs.  Judy Brown is the point person for gathering used lap tops for this program.  The computer club at Riderwood has agreed to inspect donated computers and determine if they would be useful for this program.  If the lap tops are not useful, the Riderwood Computer club has connection with a local non-profit group that harvests old laptops for parts and assembles useful computers for needy students.  If you have a laptop you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Judy Brown, brownjudy3144@gmail.com or 301-755-5999 and she will arrange to collect computers and get them into this program.

Please be sure to update information in the Good Shepherd Parish Directory--change of address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, etc.

Upcoming Events 

Boy Scout Pancakes!  Shrove Tuesday is coming! Make your plans now to enjoy a stack of steaming flapjacks, made for you by Boy Scout Troop 97, on February 13. We'll have the usual treats of pancakes, applesauce, coffee, tea, juice and more. We'll start serving at 6:30 pm. [There will be all-wheat pancakes as well as traditional.] Questions? Scoutmaster Chris Thorne can be reached at  cs_thorne@hotmail.com

Ash Wednesday Februay 14 - There are two services for communion and the imposition of ashes: noon and 7 pm.

The Heifer Creativity Fair is Coming SOON! -  Sunday, February 18 after both services!!  Get your creative juices going and your money ready to spend, all to benefit Heifer International on this our Lenten Heifer Campaign Kick-Off Sunday.  Everything from creations made from wood, paper, photos, beads, fabric, metal, yarn, etc. to those fashioned from clay, flour, chocolate chips, paw-paws. etc. are welcomed.  Look for additional details in the eVoice of February 15.  An excellent way to shop for others and for yourself.  Questions?  Contact Deena Groshong.  She is never sheepish about providing assistance.

Lunch Bunch rescheduled to Wednesday, February 21.

Annual meeting Sunday, February 25, one service at 9:30 am. If you are chair or coordinator of a ministry or group, please send your annual report to
assistant@gsecmd.org by Monday, February 19.

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

First Lesson:   2 Kings 2:1-12 
Psalm:            50:1-6
Epistle:           2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel:           Mark 9:2-9

The Week of February 11-18, 2018
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, Narthex, in celebration of Black History Month
Pizza & Games, noon, PH
BS Troop 97, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7:30 pm, Church
G S Tro op 1028, 7 pm, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7:30 pm, Church
French Class, 1:30 pm, EW
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, EW
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 6:30 pm, PH
Imposition of ashes & Holy Eucharist, noon
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist, 7 pm

I glesia Manantial de Vida 6:30 pm, Church, PH
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH
Needlers, 9 am, SFR
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, SFR, EW, Preschool area
SDA Cmte. Mtgs., 12:30 pm, PH
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, PH
Heifer Fair, all morning, Narthex
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 am
Coffee Hour, 11:45 am, Narthex, hosted by Social Ministries
Boy Scout Troop 97, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7:30 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light


February 11 Flowers

Beth Baker



February 18 Candle

Morgan Hoover

February 25 Candle Frank Desmond
March 4 Candle


March 11 Candle


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