It's not too late to pledge. 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!
Pledge cards went out in the mail or you can pledge online at the link below.
The Outreach committee is in need of a volunteer with an SUV or a truck to transport prepared meals from Good Shepherd to the St. George Table ministry in Riviera Beach one or two Mondays per month. If you could help with this vital ministry, please contact Marilyn Lawrence at 561-971-7022.
Safe Church Part II
Saturday, November 18, 10-11:30 am on Zoom
Volunteers and ministry leaders who have completed all of the assigned Part I modules for this diocesan required training can register for the Part II course completion at the link below.
Please email Lynn Evans, Good Shepherd Safe Church Coordinator, if you intend to do the online Part II to be sure you completed the required modules. Thank you.
(If the button to register is not apparent on the diocesan page, the session is full. The next online session will be held on December 16, from 10-11:30)
This year there will be no Eucharist at Good Shepherd on Thanksgiving Day, however please join us for a special litany of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at our regular services. You are also invited to the annual Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service, hosted this year at Temple Beth Am on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7:00pm.
Advent Wreath Workshop
Sunday, December 3, 5:00 PM
Build a wreath for use throughout the Advent season! Join your friends and make new ones at this festive gathering.
It's time for the Good Shepherd Episcopal School Parent Association's Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser! The deadline to order is Monday November 17th. Pickup is Tuesday, November 28th. These flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Don't miss it!.
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!
Cirque d' Artie: The Greatest Outreach Event On Earth!
Tickes will be available in January, so save the date! Friday, February 9, 2024.
There is much fun to be had in support of Outreach and Missions at Good Shepherd! Contact Teresa for more information about how you can help. We have a place for you!
St. George Table - Volunteer Needed
Twice a month, we prepare 200 hot meals for the homeless in Riviera Beach. These meals need to be delivered to St. George Mission on two Monday mornings per month. If you have an SUV or a truck, and are available to help with this vital ministry, please contact Meal Coordinator Carolyn Reikenis at 561-373-3608, or email: email@example.com.
"Come, labor on" is our recessional hymn. Jane Laurie Borthwick (1813 - 1897 Edinburgh) translated hymns and chorales from German into English and wrote some of her own, including this hymn. Jane never married. She worked along side her younger sister Sarah as a poet and both were members of Free Church of Scotland. They supported mission work abroad and a homeless shelter in Edinburgh.
T. Tertius Noble, 1867-1953 English-born organist and composer, lived in the United States the latter part of his career. Invited to NYC in 1913, he became organist and choir master of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Although he composed orchestral and chamber music, he is known for his anthems, including, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit." He wrote the tune, Ora Labora for this text. It became an immediate favorite when it first appeared in the Episcopal hymnal of 1916.
Music Notes for Sunday is a deeper look at the music that enhances the worship experience. Read all about this beloved hymn at Hymnary.org
Morning Prayer is back on the regular weekly schedule. Join this intimate group for a morning dose of spiritual connection.
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.
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.
Bible Study with Clergy
Bible Study led by Fr. Derek will meet in the Parish Hall at 11 AM on Wednesdays beginning September 20. Fall Series:The Gifts They Bring: Children in the Gospels. Details below. Join us!
The Wideness of God’s Mercy: Inclusion in the Book of Acts
Facilitated by Fr. Derek Larson
Meets Wednesdays from 11/1 - 11/29. No meeting Thanksgiving Week.
God is often inviting us to expand our notions of welcome and inclusion. As the beloved 19th century hymn says, “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea!” Welcome and inclusion are not always so easy though. The first major struggle of the early Church had to do with the inclusion of gentiles in the Christian community, which had been predominantly Jewish. The debate of gentile inclusion came to it’s head at the Council of Jerusalem in 49 CE. The story is told in the book of Acts. Join us Wednesdays at 11:00am in the parish hall in the month of November for a look at this story and what it teaches us about our own mission of welcome to all.
We have a podcast for Sunday homilies.
Just the homily. On demand. Wherever podcasts are found.
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.
Morning Glory Fellowship Christmas Brunch: All women of the church are invited to attend brunch on Friday, December 8 at 10:30 am at the Gallery Grill. $30/person includes brunch, beverage, tax and tip. Bring a $10 gift to exchange (optional). There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex or HERE. Seating is limited so reserve early!
Good Guys Men's Fellowship
Good Guys Men's ministry breakfast will meet November 3rd in the Parish Hall at 8AM. All Good Shepherd men are welcome!
Good Guys Men's Fellowship
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, November 17, 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, November 24, at 8AM.
Don't Miss Out!
Visit our YouTube Channel
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!