Mid-Week Announcements
Artie's Party RSVP deadline is May 16!
(You do NOT want to miss this event.)
May 10, 2022

Current Pandemic Protocols
Currently, we are experiencing a decrease in COVID-19 infection rates, which is an extremely hopeful and positive sign. 

Masks are now optional on campus. We continue to monitor local metrics and if there is a change, this protocol will be adjusted accordingly. 

Love Thy Neighbor
For a complete listing of Good Shepherd events, see our online calendar!
Rector Transition Information

Fr. Doug will be with us until Sunday, May 22 before he begins his new role as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. For answers to important questions, please visit the Rector Transition page on the Good Shepherd website.
Sunday Ready
A Message about Sunday Ready from Fr. Doug

Over a year ago, David Dixon and I started an experiment. We decided to record informal conversations and discussions on the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. We published these discussions as a weekly podcast called Sunday Ready. When Fr. Derek joined us last summer, we welcomed him to the team. We have had a blast each week when we gather to reflect together on God’s Word. Due to the busyness of this time of transition, there will be no podcast published for this coming Sunday, May 15. However, next week we will gather to record my final episode of Sunday Ready. After that, Sunday Ready will take a break for the summer, as we did last year. Thank you to all our faithful viewers! 
It's time to RSVP! We need your answer by May 16!
We have a fantastic evening planned for our first in-person Artie's Party since 2020, to benefit Outreach and Missions! It's indoors, outdoors, and fun all around. Live music, welcome beverage, appetizers, catered dinner from Little Moir's Catering, abundant online auction, live auction, prize drawings throughout the evening, and other great surprises.

We give thanks for our corporate sponsors this year: Hedrick Brothers Construction, Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, Toshiba, and Power of Ten Consulting. Sponsorships have tremendous impact on our reach in the community and we thank these companies for their generosity and vision. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Consider one from your company!

Looking for something bright and colorful to wear? Pennies For Heaven has lots of shimmer and shine in an array of sizes for women and men! Dazzling accessories, too!

Hey, parents! We have free childcare for your pajama party-aged little ones! But you have to sign up by May 16. Please visit the Artie's Party Page for links to our sponsors, a super-cool countdown clock, details about the evening an online RSVP link, and more!
Bible Study with Clergy:
The Green Bible
Exploring our Relationship with God and the Earth
Wednesdays beginning April 27
In-Person at 11 AM

Join Fr. Derek for this five-week series as we explore themes of creation care, the environment, and nature within scripture
Theological Book Study

Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 pm

We are reading Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass.  

Freeing Jesus is an invitation to rediscover Jesus in all his many manifestations, to experience Jesus beyond the narrow confines we have built around him. It renews our hope in faith and worship at a time when we need it most. This group meets in the library or on Zoom. Link will post on the Study page of GoodShepOnline.org.
FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST OPPORTUNITIES

Good Guys Men's Fellowship
The Good Guys meet in the Parish Hall for breakfast every Friday at 8:00 AM. All Good Shepherd men are welcome! Contact Jim for information.

Morning Glory Women's Fellowship
Meets on the second and fourth Friday mornings at The Jersey Diner, 716 N. US Hwy 1 Tequesta, FL, at 8:00 AM. All Good Shepherd women are invited to attend! Next meeting: This Friday, May 13.
2022 Vacation Bible School: Enroll Now and Seeking Volunteers!
It 's five mornings of your life but it makes a lasting impression on children for many years to come. If you ever wanted to impact christian formation, this is your opportunity!
Youth Group is back in "The Barn" every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to Good Shepherd's program for teens. You will LOVE our new youth rooms! 
Pennies For Heaven
Hours: 11-4 Tuesday - Friday and now Saturdays 10-2 in May!!!

We currently have an uptick in needs of clothing and household items right now! Support your church and help us to provide an important community resource through reasonably priced items and outreach to those in need! Thank you!!

Currently looking for clothing donations!
Men's and women's clothing is needed right now. Cleaning out your closet for your new summer wardrobe? We are happy to take your gently worn items!

Donations are gladly accepted when the shop is open.

Food Pantry Needs

Going to the grocery store this week? Want to help people? Click on the button below for a list of food categories we would like to replenish.

Please pick up a few extra items at the grocery store for our Food Pantry! We especially need:
  • Canned meat, chili, hash, cereal, and peanut butter

Today, the Food Pantry served 52 families and an estimated 180 individuals.

Thank you for your generosity! (We REALLY mean that.)
If you feel called to pledge for 2022, it's not too late! Your estimate of giving for the coming year will inform our planning of programs and ministry. We exist to be a beacon of faith, hope, and love! Thank you for making it possible.

Visit the Giving page at GoodShepOnline.org to find out more.
Visit the Giving Page for more information about our campaign, our campaign opening Why? video, online estimate of giving options, and frequently asked questions.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and School
The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas F. Scharf, Rector
The Rev. Derek M. Larson, Assistant Rector

561-746-4674