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From the Book of Common Prayer - Concerning the Service - At celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, the Order for Morning Prayer may be used in place of all that precedes the Offertory.  During our summer services, August 5 - September 2, 9:30 am, we will be using this option. The text is taken from Enriching Our Worship, volume 1.  

Wednesday Eucharistic services will reconvene after Labor Day.
Saint Luke Food Pantry -  Saint Luke Food Pantry Summer Exercise - Great way to stay in shape!  Pump the iron by carrying a bag or two of staples as you walk from your car to the Saint Luke Food Pantry bin at the back of the sanctuary.  This works on weekdays as well as Sundays.  If you miss a week or two, you can double up when you return.   If your staples are lightweight, dance around the church five times with them before placing them in the bin.  Think nutritious and easy to prepare, especially for the children who are missing out on free and reduced breakfasts and lunches at school over summer break.
Upcoming Event
"Cooking for Our Neighbors" - Good Shepherd's 4th annual "Cooking for Our Neighbors" volunteer day is this Saturday, August 11!  We'll be teaming up with Susan Callahan's "Campus Kitchens" program at the Universities at Shady Grove once again to prepare lunches and hot dinners for residents of the MCCH emergency shelter in Rockville and the Wells/Robertson House, a transitional residence for homeless families in Gaithersburg.
We will carpool from church at 9 am for the 30-minute drive to Shady Grove  - or you can meet us there at 9:30 am.  A full morning of fun, camaraderie, and sampling delicious food is guaranteed!  Following our cooking extravaganza we'll return to Good Shepherd around lunchtime.

Get your dumpster on!   There will be a dumpster in the parking lot on Sunday, August 19 to clean out the Education Wing.  Please come to church in your work clothes, and join in the parade of junk to the dumpster!
SAVE THE DATE:   Our 50th Anniversary!!! October 19-21 SHRINEMONT Parish Retreat. Join us for a fun and relaxing time in Orkney Springs,  VA. Contact Susan Callahan or Nell Jeter for more information



The Twelfth  Sunday after Pentecost
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 
Psalm:   130
Epistle:   Ephesians 4:25-5:2
The Gospel:  John  6:35, 41-51

The Week of August 12-19 , 2018
Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist, 9:30 am
Lemonade on the Lawn, 10:45 am
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 7 pm, Church
SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church


Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6:30 pm pm, PH

Parish Office Closed

SDA Worship, 6 pm, Church, PH, EW 


Needlers, 9:30 am, SFR

SDA Service, 9 am, Church
SDA Sabbath School, 9:30 am, PH, EW, SFR, PreS

SDA Committee Meetings 

SDA Worship, 5 pm, Church
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 6 pm, PH  

Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist,  9:30 am
Lemonade on the Lawn, 10:45 am
Fill the Dumpster, after  Service 
Boy Scouts, 4 pm, PH
Iglesia Manantial de Vida, 5 pm, Church
Altar Flowers & Presence Light


August 12 Flowers

Dorothy Turner Jones

Sue & John Womack


Patricia Dorn

August 19 Flowers

Sue & John Womack

Janis Stengle & Mary


Phyllis Radovich
August 26 Flowers

Ray & Deena Groshong  

September 2 Flowers

Dorothy Turner Jones

Sue & John Womack 

Candle Carol Lewis
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