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Coming Up


Easter Flowers

The deadline for ordering and paying for lilies and hydrangeas to decorate the church for Easter has been extended to this Sunday, March 19th at Noon.

Order forms are available in the Parish Life Center and online by clicking HERE. Please note that orders and payments are due to David Baggett in the Parish Office.

Checks should be made payable to The Church of the Good Shepherd; the memo line should read Outreach Fundraiser.


Daughters of the King Discernment Session

Good Shepherd's chapter of the Daughters of the King will host its first in a series of discernment sessions for women who may be interested in joining the order. For more information, please see Spotlight on Ministry, below.


Spotlight on Outreach: Getting to Know ONE Wake (Ennis Suite)

Come learn from Devin Ross, ONE Wake Organizer, who will discuss the 2023 listening campaign, a proposal to duplicate The Nehemiah Project, which put 1,000 affordable homes in Brooklyn and ONE Wake's successes in Cary and Raleigh. During Lent we are called to discern how we may best become aware of and respond to the needs of others . . . of how we may become players in the journey towards Becoming Beloved Community.


Grapes and Grains Registration Is Open

This year our first communion class, Grapes and Grains, will be held during Sunday School hour on these dates: April 16, April 30, and May 7, leading to first communion on May 14. Children may join the course at any age, but the content is geared toward those who can do a bit of independent reading (1st-3rd grades). Parents attend class with their children. Register your child for Grapes and Grains HERE! If you have questions, feel free to contact Maggie Fyfe.



Baptisms for adults and children are currently being scheduled for the following dates: April 8 (Easter Vigil), April 9 (Easter Day), April 30, and May 28 (Pentecost). Please contact David Baggett for additional information.


Spotlight on Outreach: Getting to Know ReNew Mobile Showers  

Please come learn about ReNew Mobile Showers from Pamela Owens, CEO and Founder. She will present the Project Feel Good for the home challenged and the successful donation of toiletries in our area. During Lent we are called to discern how we may best become aware of and respond to the needs of others . . . of how we may become players in the journey towards Becoming Beloved Community.  

Spotlight on Ministry

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is organized as a

religious order for women who are communicants of the

Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1885 in New York City.

Members undertake a rule of life which includes a rule of

prayer, service and evangelism. The group at the Church of

the Good Shepherd is the Bethesda Chapter of the Order.

Any woman who is interested in learning about becoming a Daughter is invited to attend Discernment sessions at the Church. The sessions will be held in the Parish Life Center on the following

Saturdays at 10 AM: March 18, April 1, April 15, April 22, May 6, May 20.

For more information please contact any member or Charlotte Netherby, the President of the Bethesda Chapter. Also, be sure to visit the DOK bulletin board in the lobby of the Parish Life Center.

Ministry Opportunities

Ways to Get Involved at Good Shepherd

Sound and Livestreaming Volunteers Needed!

If you have an interest in assisting with this important ministry, please contact Craig DeShong. No experience is required and training is provided.

Volunteers Needed for HABITAT 2023 Episcopal Build!

The Episcopal Coalition brings Episcopal churches together to strengthen relationships while serving hard working families in need of affordable housing. Good Shepherd and Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) Day is April 22nd! Volunteers are needed to make the day a success, and you may sign up HERE. And get this: 16 and 17 year olds are welcome to participate with parental consent. Please note: anyone is welcome to volunteer at any time, not just on the 22nd; however, the 22nd is when CGS and ECM are designated to provide significant help. Please contact

Don Blankenship with questions.

More Ministry Opportunities

Here are additional ministry needs where you can serve the parish and make a difference:

Lenten Offerings 2023

Weekday Worship Offerings During Lent

  • Wednesdays at Noon: 30-minute Eucharist in the church. A priest will be available after the service for healing prayer and anointing.
  • Fridays at Noon: Stations of the Cross in the church.

Please Join Us for

Holy Week


The Church of the Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 2nd - Palm Sunday: 8 & 10:15 AM (nursery available for 10:15)

Wednesday, April 5th - Midweek Eucharist: 12 Noon

Thursday, April 6th - Maundy Thursday: 7:00 PM

Friday, April 7th - Good Friday: 12 Noon and 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8th - Holy Saturday: Great Vigil of Easter 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 9th - Easter Sunday: 9:00 & 11 AM (nursery available for both services)

Parish Life

Lenten Reading List from the Library

Don't forget about this great Lenten reading list compiled by David Carter, our parish librarian.

  • Meditations For Lent by James G. Kirk
  • Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
  • The Hope of Lent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis
  • Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals by Luke A. Powery
  • Ashes and the Phoenix: Meditations for the Season of Lent

Be sure to visit our library on the 3rd floor of the Parish Life Center.

Do You Need Help with Realm?

If you could benefit from some one-on-one assistance setting up your Realm account, please contact David Baggett (919.831.2018) at the Parish Office to make an appointment.

Adult Formation

This Sunday, March 19th at 9 AM

  • Breakfast Club in Room 304.
  • Discussion Group: Richard Rohr's Everything Belongs with Rev. Imogen in the Parlor.
  • Spotlight on Outreach: Getting to Know ONE Wake with Devin Ross, ONE Wake Organizer in the Ennis Suite.

Please note: Bible Study is taking a break this week so folks are able to attend the ONE Wake session.

Books & Bagels at Benchwarmers

Please join us for a good book, a good bagel, and best of all good fellowship and conversation!

We meet weekly on Thursday mornings at 8:30 am at Benchwarmers Bagels.  We are currently reading Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. Come join us! Questions? Please contact Jean Knepley.

Silver Angels Group

St. Ambrose's Senior Ministry, "Silver Angels 60+ years young"has invited our parishioners and any friends you may have to join them on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for fellowship, lunch and often a speaker who talks about subjects of interest to seniors. You must be 60 years old or older to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Voegeli.


Pop-Up EYC Gaming Room

Calling all gamers! We have a pop-up gaming room in the EYC Lounge at 9:00 AM. Come play some video games at church before the 10:15 service. Got questions? Reach out to Jon Stoddard or contact the Parish Office.



Flowering of the Cross and Easter Egg Hunt

  • 9 AM -- Bring a few flowers and join the procession into the church to flower the cross.
  • 10:15 AM -- Join the Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn (weather permitting). Please bring your own basket.

Sunday School

Sunday School Formation Hour for grades K-5 is each Sunday at 9 AM.

  • Grades K-3 meet in Room 316
  • Grades 4-5 meet in Room 329. 

Organ Assistants for the Day

Children 3rd-6th grades are welcome to be an Organ Assistant for the Day! It's easy: your child gets to meet with Cliff at 10:00am before the service and learn which stops to pull and which to push in. Cliff will help them with stops and maybe playing a key or a pedal during the voluntary, the opening hymn, and the Gloria. They go to Children's Chapel during the service, and return to help at the organ for the closing hymn and the postlude. No experience is necessary! Stops will be color-coded for ease of pulling! Music reading is not needed! Contact Cliff if you have a young one who is interested in being an Organ Assistant for the Day.

Meet Our Partners

Learn More about Good Shepherd's Partners

From The Diocese

Lenten Resources

There are several resources from the diocese which are available to help you deepen your faith during this holy season:

Prayers Of The People

Roy Wright, Carolyn Owens, Janet Gilliam, Ralph Sanders, Pete Taylor,

Janet Watrous, Martha Bailey, Mary Beth, Peggy Hawks, Ginny Byrd,

Mitchell Lawrence, Jim Spodatto, Douglas Warden, Dick Metheny,

Lynn Gardner, Sis Cheshire, Marion Harmon, Lori Spencer, Peggy Fee,

Betsy Cheshire, William Short, James Mattox, Nomee Tlusty,

Catherine and Bob Williams, Aileen and Bob Wood, Fran and Paul Hoch,

Rachel and Dan Harris, Cody, Madilyn, and Toni Jarman, Daniel Heath

and Family, Elizabeth Alexander and Family, Travis Stevens and Family,

Gary B., Daphne, The Dunning Family, The Kaneklides Family,

The Rhodenhiser Family, The Sullivan Family, and The Griswold Family.

*Please submit additions or deletions to the Prayers of the People to the

Pastoral Care Coordinator, Lynn Wiss, by noon on Monday.

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Good Shepherd!

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Sunday, March 19th

8:00 AM Worship

In Person

9:00 AM Formation

In Person - Adult and Children

10:15 AM Worship

In Person & Livestream Worship

Sunday Bulletin

11:30 AM Fellowship

5:30 PM EYC

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