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Funeral for Bill Mautz
Sunday October 15 at 3 pm at Good Shepherd Church
Sunday is Kick Off Sunday -  the  start of the program year and Sunday School. There will also be the blessing of backpacks, briefcases, and phones.  After services come view the many ministries and committees at Good Shepherd that make Good Shepherd the community it is. You will have an opportunity to sign up for those groups that are of interest to you. Following the Ministry Fair, the Boy Scouts will have a fundraiser cook out for lunch. Also, p lease welcome our new Seminarian, Shawn Evelyn. 

Small  Good Shepherd Get-to-Know-You Groups Start  This Fall.   The Vestry is launching a new initiative to help strengthen relationships within our Good Shepherd family. The idea is for small groups of individuals and families to get together once every month starting in October through February for dinner, a movie, to party, whatever you'd like to do to have fun getting to know one another better face to face. This is to help fulfill a key element in our strategic plan to "Strengthen Relationships."  Sign ups are underway. Don't miss it!  Contact Lynn at Good Shepherd or sign up at church on Sunday.

Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to Hurricane Harvey  and invites us to join them in prayer and support for communities affected by this hurricane. You can donate online at episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response. 

Safeguarding God's Children -  Good Shepherd Sunday School volunteers will be attending the workshop on September 9 at Holy Comforter Church 701 Oglethorpe St. NW from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please register on line  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-gods-children-september-9-2017-tickets-36210413321
A copy of your certificate should be given to the Parish Office.

Adult Education
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack by William P. Young wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?"  Come explore with us in a seven-week session on Thursday evenings, September 14 - October 26, at 7:00 pm.  Please bring your own book.

Annual Book Fair fundraiser to benefit the Episcopal Center for Children, Sunday, September 17 from 11 am-5:30 pm at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 

Shepherd's Table volunteers from Good Shepherd served dinner to 149 clients on September 1.

Saint Luke Food Pantry Many thanks to Greg Wood for transporting staples this week.  John MacArthur is our Number One transporter, but he is more than happy for others to step in to help.  The coordinator of volunteers at the food pantry has informed Lynn Wood that she would welcome volunteers from Good Shepherd to assist on site.  Weekday afternoons after 1:30 are their working times.  Please let Lynn Wood know if you would like to participate and she will put you in touch with the appropriate person.  Let's fill up our storage chests once again with nutritious staples.  
Social Ministries Offers Many Ways to Help  - Please stop by our table at the Ministry Fair for additional information and sign-up opportunities.

Team Hartman Rocks! - Team Hartman, composed of various members of the extended Hartman clan, will be riding bikes in the Sea Gull Century on Saturday, October 14, to raise money for the ALS Association.  We pray each Sunday for Frank Hartman.  Making a contribution to Team Hartman is yet another way to show our support.  Salli cannot praise enough the assistance they have received from the ALS Association. The goal for Team Hartman is $10,000.  Printed information, including a mail-in donation form, is available in the Narthex.  One can also donate online through the Team Hartman page.  Contact Lynn or Greg Wood for additional information.

Good Shepherd Brains Can Learn French! (...and bodies and souls can benefit too!)
Did you know that, no matter how old or young you are, your brain can learn a language?* We are planning to start a weekday daytime French class here at Good Shepherd this fall, with the intention of making a pilgrimage to a holy site in the French-speaking world in 2019. Curious? Join Anna Gilcher for a free demo lesson and information meeting on Sunday, September 24 after the 10:30 service. *You don't need any special talent--if you understand what is being said and you're enjoying yourself, your unconscious brain acquires the language without further effort on your part. 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson:        Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm:                  149     
Epistle:                Romans 13:8-14   
Gospel:                Matthew 18:15-20     

The Week of September 10, 2017
Kick Off Sunday
Ministry Fair after both services
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8:30 am
Children's Chapel & Sunday School, 10:15 am, EW
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:30 am
Lunch provided by the Boy Scouts
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, Church
Calendar Planning, 4 pm
GS Troop 1028 7 pm, EW
Sligo Woods Comm. Ass., 7:30 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7:30 pm,  Church
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church

Holy Eucharist, 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch, 12:30 pm, PH

Choir Rehearsal, 8 pm, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6:30 pm, PH
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 8 pm, SFR
SDA Worship, 9 am, Church
Needlers, 9 am, SFR
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, SFR, EW
SDA meetings, 12:30 pm, PH, EW
SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church, EW
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, PH
Sun     9 /17
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, 6 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light




September 10 Flowers


Candle Nella Fischer
September 17 Flowers

Frank Desmond

Patricia Dorn

Candle Patricia Dorn
September 24 Flowers

Jay & Lyn Womack

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