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  March 8, 2018


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Chili Cook-off - Thanks to everyone who volunteered, cooked chili, brought salads, cornbread, drinks, set up, attended and contributed to Good Shepherd's Chili Cook-off last Sunday. The event was a big success thanks to all of you! Copies of the winning chili recipe are available in the narthex.

Lenten Adult Ed  - On Thursdays during Lent, we will be reading and discussing  The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Final Days in Jerusalem  by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.  It is my hope that this study and discussion will prepare us for an even more meaningful Holy Week and Easter experience.  Please join us this evening at 7 pm.  Discussions continue on 3/8, 3/15, & 3/22.

The funeral service for Wayne DeMoss is at Good Shepherd tomorrow Friday March 8 at 11 am. There will be a visitation at Collins Funeral Home tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The funeral service for John Burke is at Good Shepherd Sunday March 11 at 2 pm.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 11

Boy Scout Troop 97 is having a Court of Awards ceremony Sunday afternoon at 4 pm in the Parish Hall. James L. Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is the guest speaker. Good Shepherd members are invited to attend .  

4th Annual Voices From the Holy Land 2018 Film Series - Two short films will be screened this Sunday, March 11, a t 2:30 pm at St. John's Norwood Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda .  The two films are:  1) Bethlehem, Hidden From View and 2) Gaza:  A Gaping Wound.  Following the films there will be a moderated Q&A discussion led by Zeina Azzam (Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace) and Lianna Smith (Jewish Voice for Peace).  Good Shepherd is a Supporter of this opportunity to expand your understanding of the issues of justice, human rights, and peace in the Holy Land.  Free.  Parking is available next to the church and on the street.  The church is at the corner of Wisconsin and Bradley Lane.

Upcoming Events  
Lucky you--one more Sunday afternoon of pizza and games after 10:30 service on March 18.  Pizza and drinks provided.  Snacks and board games to share are welcome.

Safeguarding God's Children - If you work in some capacity with young children (like Sunday School) you should have taken the Safeguarding course and have a certificate of completion on file in the parish office. There are Spring sessions: April 14 St. Mary Magdalene, April 21 Holy Trinity, April 26 St. Columba's evening session. For more information or to register go to www.edow.org/safeguarding .

Palm Sunday March 25 - Sign up to be a reader of the Passion. Sheet on the ushers' desk.

Sheep for Heifer - So many questions - Here are two more.  1) But where's the little boy who looks after the sheep?  2)  Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?  The Bible is full of sheep and shepherds.  This is our time to work on filling our Heifer boxes to purchase the sheep that will help bring self-sufficiency to some of our fellow travelers on this journey through life.  We thank Deena for expanding our knowledge of sheep and shepherds during her announcements each Sunday and for encouraging us to join her in this year's Lenten outreach to Heifer International.  The ingathering is on Palm Sunday, March 25.
Saint Luke Food Pantry - Many thanks to Father David and John MacArthur for recent deliveries of the staples we bring each Sunday.  The food comes in, the food goes out.  Let's focus on protein, hearty soups, chili, and pasta meals this week.  Of course, all staples are needed so shop to your heart and soul's content.  Thank you.

Adam Hamilton Book DiscussionThe Cathedral is thrilled to announce that Adam Hamilton will present his new book,  UNAFRAID: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7 pm.  T ickets are required to attend this talk, Q&A, and book signing. The ticket price of $30 includes admission to the event and a hardcover copy of   UNAFRAID. Books will be available for pickup upon entry at the venue.

For additional information and to register for this event, go to http://www.edow.org

The Fourth Sunday in Lent
First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9    
Psalm: 107:1-3, 17-22           
Epistle: Ephesians 2:1-10           
Gospel: John 3:14-21            

The Week of March 11 - March 17, 2018
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
John Burke Funeral, 2 pm, Church
BS Troop 97, Court of Honor, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 4:30 pm, Church
G S Tro op 1028, 7 pm, EW
Sligo Woods Comm Ass. 7 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7:30 pm, Church
French Class, 2 pm, EW
Calendar Planning, 4 pm, Parish office
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, EW
GS Troop 1999, 7 pm, Parish Hall
Holy Eucharist, 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch, 12:30 pm, Parish Hall
Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
I glesia Manantial de Vida 6:30 pm, Church, PH
Lent Adult Ed, 7 pm EW
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH
Needlers, 9 am, SFR
SDA Worship, 9:15 am, Church
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, SFR, EW, Preschool area
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, PH
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, Groshongs
Pizza & Games, noon, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida,3:30 pm, Church
BS Troop 97, 4 pm, PH
Youth Group, 6 pm, Reiffenstein House
Altar Flowers & Presence Light





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