It's not too late to pledge for 2024. Your generosity is a reflection of your gratitude for God's gifts. We are all invited.
Time and time again in Scripture God’s work in the world is compared to a banquet—a feast—a celebration! And each one of us is invited. Good Shepherd has a table there, and we want you to join us! In these next few weeks we invite you to discern what your financial pledge will be to support our communal work in 2024. Exciting things are ahead and we welcome your participation!
You can pledge online at the link below, pick up a card at church or request a card be mailed to you. Give us a call! 561-746-4674.
"Alleluia! sing to Jesus", is our recessional hymn this week. Written by William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1898), he was the born in Bristol, England the son of a surgeon and author. Named after the poet Thomas Chatterton, William wrote hundreds of poems and hymns during his 61 years life span. He was not a preacher, as were many hymn writers of his day, but rather a manager for a maritime insurance company as he married and raised his family.
When 29 years old he became seriously ill was and confined to bed rest, He later told others that even though it was difficult to put pen to paper, he felt the need to express his feelings by writing hymns. His work was published in many hymn books while he lived and still to this day. Two popular hymns are "As with gladness men of old" and "What child is this, who laid to rest". These are included in our hymnal.
These words are often paired with the tune, Hyfrydol, composed by the Welsh composer R. H. Pritchard, (1811 - 1887). He composed this melody when he was 19 years old, and a textile worker. He was an amateur musician who reportedly had a good singing voice!
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:
Chicken, cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, mac & cheese
Tuesday, the Food Pantry served 59 families or 196 people. See the list at the link below.
Please remember the Food Pantry all year long by making a donation on our secure giving page. Select 'Food Pantry' from the drop-down menu.
Generosity is our response to God’s unconditional love and an expression of our gratitude.
Pennies For Heaven is the Thrift Shop of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Each year, the shop provides income through the sale of donated items. Last year, over $160,000 of shop proceeds helped to sustain mission and ministry in our parish and the greater community. We are incredibly grateful for our volunteers, our donors, and our shoppers!
Together We Serve Breakfast for St. George Table February 16, 2024
The Together We Serve 2024 Breakfast to benefit St. George Table will be held on Friday, February 16th from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in Coleman Hall. The keynote speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Robert Lee, founder, chairman, & CEO of Fresh Ministries in Jacksonville. Come along as Dr. Lee takes us on an aquaponics journey of inspiration, impact and possibilities. Fr. Cook will also provide a progress update on the Hearts of Palm Center where St. George Table will call home. Tickets are available in the Narthex following services this weekend, online at stgeorgetable.org and in the church office during the week. It’s a not-to-miss event. Please join us!
This beautifully rendered original charcoal by artist Kelly Blevins is a true statement piece. Professionally framed in a birch finish, it would be a wonderful focal point in any seaside or contemporary setting.
Any garden, patio, or entryway would benefit from this vibrant, hand-made garden bench designed by Paula Fullager. With balanced composition and a pop of color on a cement base, this bench is as lovely as it is sturdy.
Join us again this year to help our brothers and sisters in Bondeau, Haiti! We will pack over 75,000 meals and we could really use your support! Click on the link below to register on the Outreach page.
It was September 2022 when a Category 5 hurricane decimated St. Raphael’s Episcopal church and the coastal community of Ft. Myers Beach. Because of the extent of the devastation, it has taken until now – January 2024 – for St. Raphaels to overcome the insurance hurdles and secure the permits needed to rebuild. They are thrilled to report that work is finally underway! They have a new priest-in-charge to guide them, and they are starting with their Parish Hall, which will serve as a multi-purpose worship facility, community gathering place, and church office.
Last year we began our partnership with this tenacious community of faith. We brought them prayer books and hymnals and vestments, and began to collect funds for their restoration. This year we celebrate with them as they finally begin their rebuilding process, and we pledge our continuing support.
The Shepherd's Flock: A reading ministry
At The Warfield School or at Good Shepherd School
The Warfield School in Indiantown needs volunteers to read aloud to children! Whether you are experienced or not, you can make a story come alive for a child. When reading to children you are entertaining them but also connecting the group to reading and to books as a way to learn, enjoy, and feel more confident about themselves. The students at Warfield range from kindergarten to fifth grade. You can go alone or as a group. After a simple background check, Warfield will be happy to set up a schedule to suite you and the time you have to donate.
Also, our Good Shepherd School could use some volunteers to read with children. So, if this outreach mission interests you, please contact Sandy English for more information at email@example.com
Worship and Formation
Programs and Resources for Keeping a Holy Lent will post this weekend on our website!
Pancake Supperbeginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 13. The Youth Group will make delicious pancakes from scratch. If you are unable to attend, the youth will be selling pancake mix that they made after both services on Sunday, February 11.
Home Communion is available for those unable to come to church. Please contact us so that we may arrange for a home visit.
Morning Prayer is back on the regular weekly schedule. Join this intimate group for a morning dose of spiritual connection.
Revealing Light: Scriptural Accounts of God's Light
A six-week series led by Fr. Groff through February 7
Third Sunday of each month
9:00 am in the Parish Hall
Join us for the Sunday Forum this spring as we offer an insightful examination of the evolving landscape of faith within our community. Throughout this series, we'll delve into essential topics such as the significance of children, youth, and family ministries, the theological principles underlying church architecture, the adaptability of Anglican liturgy to contemporary contexts, and the multifaceted role of our church campus in serving both our members and the broader community. Led by Good Shepherd's Rector, Sanford Groff, and Associate Rector, Derek Larson, these engaging discussions aim to reflect on how our faith traditions can remain relevant and impactful amidst the ever-changing dynamics of our world.
Session 1- Foundations of Evolving Faith: Youth, Children, and Family Ministries
Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 9:00am
Join us for an engaging exploration into the profound significance of children, youth, and family ministries within our community. Delve into the essential questions: Why do we prioritize these ministries? What fundamental purpose do they serve? How do they shape our communal identity and outreach? Through an insightful discussion, we'll unravel the evolving landscape of these ministries in the context of our swiftly changing culture. Discover the theological bedrock that underpins these vital initiatives as we envision their future development at Good Shepherd.
Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing
Holy Eucharist and Healing is back in the chapel on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM. Join us for this intimate prayer service that features the names of people for whom prayer has been personally requested. If you are in need of prayer yourself, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience spiritual presence in a personal way. You are welcome!
Altar Flowers may be given in memory of or in thanksgiving for friends and loved ones. Requests may be made through our online form at the link below. Arrangements adorn the altar on Sundays and are delivered to those who are homebound or in need of a reminder that they are loved.
Just a reminder:We do not display altar flowers during Lent. Easter lily forms will come out in March. The Sanctuary Candle for March is still available to sponsor in loving memory or in thanksgiving.
There is now a Prayer Concern box in the Narthex on the sideboard. If you would like to make a prayer request, please fill in one of the cards beside the box and place it in the box. Your request will be added to our prayer list. Your requests will be offered at the altar during the Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing service and weekly during Morning Prayer. Unless otherwise requested, prayer requests will be removed from our prayer list after two months.
Hear These Words is a weekly podcast discussion of Scripture featuring guests from the Good Shepherd community, clergy, and scholars from around the nation! Available wherever you listen to podcasts! Episodes are also posted on our website under the GROW tab.
Hey, Baby! Join me in the nursery on Sunday! There is a free, professionally-staffed nursery at Good Shepherd. If you're 0-2 yrs old, like me, you're invited for some nursery play while your parents enjoy an hour in church. Every Sunday at 9:45 AM.
For information about Morning Glory please contactDale Smith.
Good Guys Men's Fellowship
We are NOT meeting on February 9 due to Artie's Party prep! Good Guys men's ministry breakfast meets Friday mornings in the Parish Hall at 8:00 AM! All Good Shepherd men welcome!
The next meeting will be Friday, February 16, at 8AM
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: Friday, February 9, at 8AM.
Don't Miss Out!
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We post services, morning prayer, seasonal messages, and other special services on our YouTube Channel.
Click on the LIVE tab for livestream services and VIDEOS for Morning Prayer.
Pennies For Heaven
Multiple positions available in our bustling thrift shop on campus. Hours available on Tuesday - Friday, 11-4. Sorting, pricing, merchandising, register, online sales, photography, shop keeping. Pennies does great work! Join the team!